ARISE: LE4 Custom Sank Backpack Boy “The Butcherz will Arise” by Playful Gorilla

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ARISE: LE4 Custom Sank Backpack Boy “The Butcherz will Arise” by Playful Gorilla


“The Butcherz will Arise” by Playful Gorilla


DIMENSIONS: 5cm x 5.8m x 16.5cm


NOTES:  Acrylic & fluorescent paints, resin casted skulls, leather and rope accessories

“The Butcherz will Arise” is limited to only 4 pieces and will be available on 3/31 at 8pm Eastern, priority fully insured shipping is complimentary within the US. There will be minor variations between figures in this hand-painted design.  



6 artists were challenged with creating a truly distinctive work of art for you on the medium of Sank Toys' Backpack Boy figure. They were asked to use the following poem as their muse for their creation:


just as the sun ascends--


as it wards off the grey darkness,

arise. as if the weight is not

too arduous to bear,

arise. as if your life suspends 

in the equipoise,

arise. as if you do not flinch from the chill of

ghosts besieging your present,

arise. as if fear does not 

live within your cavernous cells,

arise. as if you are through with standing by

for your existence to commence,


ARISE is Spastic Collectibles' very first custom designer toy event, and we could not be more impressed with the amazing interpretations our artists came up with. We will be forever grateful to them for sharing their creativity with us. We hope you are as pleased with their designs as we are. 



Bios are a strange thing. You’re supposed to sum up who you are in one short paragraph. That’s tough for me. Yes, I can say I’m a 3D Artist with a keen eye and flair for design – but what does that mean? I’ve dedicated my life to my craft. My resume won’t delve into other passions that lie within me. How can I show you that my creativity isn’t bound by my resume alone. Where on a resume can I express my passion for the culinary arts? Or my insatiable need to sketch? Or how I can use words creatively to infect others with passion? Or that with the same hands I use to create my digital art – I can bring to life characters from a block of clay. I am an artist.

My career is now pushing almost two decades – I’ve had the fortune to work in a wide variety of companies. I’ve worked with the Aerospace and military creating and designing courseware. I’ve worked in the religious sector providing web experiences showcasing my love of animation programmatically. I’ve worked in the Pharma industry designing and implementing new and fun ways of interacting with content such as video games and trade show kiosks experiences. I’ve worked in the 3D printing sector expanding my core competency as a 3D artist by learning how to take digital content and 3d printing it to become reality. I followed my passion for the toy designer scene and ran my own art gallery and designer toy store. Recently I've broken into the pet industry providing licensed and original designs for our furry friends. Each step taken – I evolved as an artist.

All the while holding down these 9 to 5 jobs – I freelanced bringing other people’s ideas to life. I honed my skills so that I could keep creating and learning. As a freelancer I’m able to take on new and exciting challenges and compartmentalize them. I’ve been able to have created brands, logos, magazine spreads, 3d models, 3d and 2d animations and websites – not only for others – but for myself as well. I’ve been featured in magazines on the radio and on TV. I’ve participated in multiple custom toy shows and have even curated my own group art shows. I’ve shown at some of the biggest conventions such as New York Comic Con and Designer Con and have even managed one of the hottest Art Gallery & Designer Toy Stores in Philly. Born to a hard-working Puerto Rican family – my father has instilled values that fuel me every day. Yes, I’m an artist. My tool is my mouse. My canvas is the screen. But what sets me apart from everyone else is that I’m willing to work harder than the person next to me. It's my duty as a son, as a father, and as a husband to bring everything I have to the table, so that I may be able to make those around me proud.

Check Out Playful Gorilla at playfulgorilla.storenvy.com & on Instagram: @playfulgorilla

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