TOYS: Enter the Exciting World of Jalldoon
- by Jacurutu99, 4 December 2016
If you were anything like me as a kid, you probably wanted to take apart your action figures to make your own Frankenstein-like creations, a brand new figure that no one else on the block could have because it came from your own head. A new character to insert into the world of Masters of the Universe or an alien visitor meeting G.I Joe through the U.S government. As long as action figures have been around, someone out there was making their own custom-creations.
Some make a single figure, a one of a kind collector’s item made for an existing line of figures commercially available. The minor character you caught a few seconds of on a cartoon you watched growing up? He/she now has their own figure out there somewhere,
Other creators build an entire new line of action figures with their own world-mythos and rich backstory, the dream of every 5 year old kid achieved decades later when you learn the art of mold-making.
I recently spoke with Jesse Chagnon, creator of his own line of painstakingly-made custom action figures. The name says it all....the EXCITING WORLD OF JALLDOON!
"The world of Jalldoon is quite a unique planet. It is located on top of thousands of rips in space in time that are constantly dropping items, creatures and people into the world. Many of these beings and objects have been on the planet for millennia, evolving and changing over time to what we see on the planet today. From the heights of the Dark Citadel to the dense Vallorian jungles and the parched desert of Morose, Jalldoon is full of wonders, excitement and adventure."
"Of all the inhabitants of Jalldoon, Slimes are the only creatures that are actually native to the planet. They may appear to be simple unintelligent blobs, but in reality they are highly advanced beings. Made up of the sludge left over from millennia of dimensional rifts, Slimes are full of magic and are capable of turning their bodies into any shape or consistency with ease. Slimes are able to absorb anything they come in contact with, their colors reflecting what they last "ate". From the Slime capitol deep within the Emerald caverns, the king of the Slimes runs slime society with fairness and compassion and is well loved by all his subjects.
Being heir to the gooey throne isn't the easiest thing for a young Slime to grow up with, but Prince Algor handles it with honor and a plucky attitude. He spends his days adventuring around Jalldoon with his loyal bodyguard Toron Smelg, the heroic captain of the royal slime guard and old friend of the King. With the amount of happenings in the world, these two friends are never at a loss of things to do. Oftentimes their paths will cross with many of heroes and villains who operate outside of the rule of the kingdom of Slime. The Prince and Toron are well loved by most everyone who ever meet them, and are often cursed by the evils of the world."
"Originally, all Slimes were good and got along in their ventures, but that all changed when the fabled slime adventurer Boshak Dahn, on a ten month tour of the lands charting maps stumbled into the lake beneath the dark citadel that had been filled with toxins after years of evil creations by Baron Draktholm, Boshak made contact with the eerie glowing waters and was forever tinted by evil and changed into Master Boshak terror of slimes everywhere. Upon returning to Slime city he found that he could infect other slimes with his evil thoughts and get them to join his cause. The first of these converts was Jelgon Shan, who while not the brightest slime in the world is fiercely loyal to his evil overlord. Unlike good slimes who normally stay in a more relaxed form, evil slimes prefer to Make themselves tall so as to appear more menacing. From their base in the wastes of Venk the evil slimes make life terrifying for good and decent slimes everywhere."
When I asked about the elbow-grease and blood, sweat and tears that goes into physically creating the denizens of Jalldoon, Jesse responded...
“Well, it used to be I'd have an idea and have to change it to fit my physical sculpting talents. So id have to try and sculpt whatever was in my head usually poorly, but now with the printer and 3D modeling it's as easy and making it and printing it. At some point in the future I'll probably use 3D prints to make mold from for future resin pieces...”
You can get artifacts from the world of Jalldoon here! Also, make sure to like the World of Jalldoon on Facebook, and let us know what you think of them in the comments below!
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