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Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: July 7th, 2009, 11:32 pm
by coveman
This a short video of the artist Joshua Davis making the a test mold for little Pig-mint toys called "Pig-minties." Part 2 is coming soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud2YAJ8JPNo

PostPosted: July 9th, 2009, 9:31 am
by optimistic
Can you elaborate on the genesis & development of the Pig-Mint concept? I followed the link and love the idea - would like to hear more about it.

PostPosted: July 9th, 2009, 5:54 pm
by mebcoveman
Well the idea of Pig-mint comes form an idea from long ago. I left the idea for a while then came back to it and drew a sketch of the character. The sketch spawned the idea of a story about a pig that was delivered to the wrong factory instead of a slaughterhouse. He was delivered to a candy factory and turned into a mint. I began to write the story due to some inspiring words from some friends and the story wrote itself. I got the book published and created a website and store. One day I made a sculpture of Pig-mint and that's what led to an associate of mine becoming interested in making figures. So I made a video of the molding making process for the figures.

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: July 26th, 2009, 6:18 pm
by mebcoveman
Here is part II to the pig-mintie test mold making series. Video footage of the final molds will be coming soon. Part II is here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeL-aTQyHAg

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: September 24th, 2009, 9:39 pm
by mebcoveman
Here are some images of a Pig-mintie fully painted....

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Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: September 24th, 2009, 9:41 pm
by mebcoveman
This Pig-mintie is part of the first batch casted in the mold. The results are pretty cool. There will be more available on the website soon.

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: September 25th, 2009, 11:40 am
by optimistic
Cool!

Are these actually edible, or is this a vinyl toy?

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: September 25th, 2009, 8:19 pm
by mebcoveman
Like the character in the book these will not be edible. It's made from a compound plastic and molded. light weight and very durable. In the future there may be an actual Pig-mint candy. For now these are hand painted and signed collectible items.

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: September 28th, 2009, 9:48 am
by mebcoveman
Here are some images from the Pig-mint books I and II...

http://pig-mint.com/Pig-mint_Story_Page.htm

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: January 13th, 2010, 2:17 pm
by mebcoveman
If anyone is interested in picking up one of these rare collectibles there is a poll on the website that will allow you to enter and win a free one. The poll is for everyone to choose their favorite flavor of mint and depending on the poll results will determine what flavor the free the Pig-mintie will be. So if you like spearmint then vote for spearmint and if it wins then could win a spearmint flavored Pig-mintie. It's pretty cool. Just go to http://www.pig-mint.com and read the details for what you have to do to enter. The contest ends on June 31, 2010.

Re: Making the test mold for Pig-minties....

PostPosted: January 2nd, 2012, 1:57 am
by mebcoveman
Here is a couple of new designes for a paper Pig-mint. There is a Pig-mint Poll going on to choose which design will be used. There is also a chance to win a signed one on the website. Here are the two designs....
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Personally I like the four legged version. It's more visually appealing and has more play ability when it comes to the kids and overall display. the second design gets a plus because it has Pig-mint's face on the design which could help with character recognition. Tell me what you think. Let's get some good feedback going.

If you want to vote go to pig-mint.com or join the facebook group for more details.