RAMIREZ STUDIOS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOTY BUMPERS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!
Designed and hand-sculpted by artist Phil Ramirez, CEO of Ramirez Studios, The Booty Bumper is an innovative booty twerking toy created in the same vein as the classic dashboard dancing hula girl. Engineered for optimum bounce, each Booty Bumper has a voluptuous, spring loaded rear end that will dance on your dash or add a little spice to your toy collection.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Phil’s first two designs are all about hometown pride. Representing the beach culture of Los Angeles, The Beach Bunny Bumper is a smiling blonde in a skimpy pink outfit. The City of Angels Booty Bumper, a dark haired cutie wearing blue and white, represents true blue pride for the LA Dodgers.
Supporters of the Kickstarter campaign have the option to pledge at different levels with the option receive a Booty Bumper enamel pin, The Beach Bunny Bumper, The City of Angeles Bumper or the trifecta of all three items. A select five supporters will receive a very special, hand painted, surprise design of The Booty Bumper. Watch the campaign to see the evolution of this piece. Each Booty Bumper stands at 5.5” and will arrive in a carefully designed, full color box, complete with a blister pack to insure your new treat arrives safe and sound. Enjoy!
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Phil Ramirez has over twenty six years experience working as a sculptor and designer in the toy industry. Founded in 1995, Ramirez Studios is an award winning Los Angeles based full service sculpture and prototyping studio. Services include traditional and digital sculpture, prototyping, and painting. Ramirez Studios has created outstanding action figures and statuettes for many of the major toy brands including DC collectables, Jakks Pacific, Toybiz, Disney, Marvel, LOTR, and Star Wars, to name a few. You may have played with some of the toys Phil has made in his 25 years of experience. This is his first foray into producing his very own mass production figure.
CREATING THE PROTOTYPE
The following is a brief overview of the creative process.
The Booty Bumper was sculpted by hand out of Toy Makers Wax. Phil created the Booty Bumper in multiple parts, broken down into head, body, arms, and legs, so that individual pieces could be modified to create new characters and incorporate other artists designs. This figure can facilitate many design possibilities.
Sculpting the Wax
Tooling the Prototype
We then created silicon molds and the resin copy for tooling which was cleaned up and sent to the factory. At the factory, metal molds were made for production and samples were created. We fined tuned the samples until they hit our standards for quality!
Fine-Tuning the Prototype
Packaging has been designed and each piece will come complete with a blister pack and full color box.
Prototypes of Beach Bunny Booty Bumper and City of Angels Booty Bumper
***BOOTY BUMPERS ARE PATENT PENDING***
Now that the prototype has been created, molds have been made, samples fine-tuned, and packaging has been designed, we are ready to get these pieces into production. We need to receive a minimum number of orders to fulfill the production run.
With Your pledges we will fulfill the minimum to get these figures into production and allow for new designs and collaborations with other artists! You will also be supporting Phil’s new toy line that will hopefully expand into other new and exciting products.
If we hit 23,000, two additional Booty Bumper designs will be put into production and available to purchase!
Prototypes of Solid Gold and Alt Rocker