Basal began a long time ago, of some unknown origin from some distant planet. He morphed into cEvin's skin as Basal cell cancer and was living for some time before a surgery in 2016 removed it. While recovering from surgery, clay came to hand and Basal, the cancer totem boy was born. He took a Long while to sculpt,bUT had some luck along the way to be able to ask advice of my friend Paul Kaiju. When Basal was done I sent him to Japan where he lived in Koenji for a year and didn't learn a single word of Japanese. Unfortunately Basal met a untimely death in a house fire while being made into molds for the production of a vinyl toy. I thought this was the end of Basal, as many other artists works were also lost in the fire. Luckily, another friend came and said “we can rebuild him if you have pictures”. Pictures i did, and so Goran from Unbox Industries in Hong Kong began his 3D reconstruction of Basal. Once that was done it was off to Yuki and Lulubell toys who oversaw the making of the wax and delivery to the mold maker.Shortly after I got a message from Shirahama toy In chiba japan that my molds had arrived and after 2 years of waiting I Had my first picture of the first basal to be born !
The first run was painted by izumonster and guumon for kaiju ongaku in tokyo oct 2018 which quickly sold out. since then there has been 7 runs by master shirahama in various clears, cosmic sparkles and marbles making the population of basals around 90 in the world right now. This figure is growing by the month. currently awaiting the next round. Please follow my @subcon instagram page to see info about each adoption. thanks again to everybody for your support <3
Enjoy your basal and protect yourself from the sun !