If you're anything like me, you probably weren't aware of Mechawhales before today. When word of this new figure hit my inbox, I was pleasently and completely surprised, and you might be too.
In the vein of one of my favorite '90s lines Street Sharks, Mechawhales takes giant sealife and brings it into the world of action figures. You can see the full details on the first Mechawhales figure from Deep Fried Figures below.
The Story of the Mechawhales:
In the distant future mankind has allied itself with highly intelligent psychic whales.
Under the guidance of those wise animals humanity stopped polluting the earth and
started to peacefully explore the galaxy. But they were soon attacked by an army of evil
marauding aliens. Now it is up to the whales to save the day. With the help of powerful
robot armor the heroic Mechawhales fight to bring back peace to the universe. See all
their adventures at: www.mechawhales.com
The Mechawhales Figure:
The Mechawhales figure is 5.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. It is made from PVC and
has a highly detailed paintjob. The shoulders, wrists and tail can be rotated. The figure
comes in a collector friendly box that makes it very easy to take the figure out of the
packaging and putting it in again. It also comes with a cardboard diorama for displaying
the figure outside the box.
- Manufacturer: Deep Fried Figures GmbH
- Designer: Hauke Scheer
- Articulation: 5 points (shoulders, wrists, tail)
- Measurements: ca. 3.5 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide, 5.5 inches deep
- Material: PVC
- Suggested Retail $45
About Hauke Scheer/ Deep Fried Figures GmbH:
Hauke Scheer is a character designer from Germany. He has worked as graphic designer
for computer games, animation and advertising. He is currently working on his own line
of collectible figures with his company Deep Fried Figures GmbH.
His work can be seen on his DeviantART page. hauke3000.deviantart.com
Figures like this don't often catch my eye, but I absolutely adore the design and sculpting and painting on these characters. If they hold up to the promotional shots when arriving collectors' hands, this could be a surprise hit. Check out more photos below (click for a larger version).
I was a sucker for Street Sharks back in the day, and I suspect I might just fall in love with Mechawhales too. I can't wait to see the other characters rendered in plastic and eventually sitting on my shelf.