Microsoft Rare Pimples Battletoad Sculpture

  • Giant pimples battletoad prop on display at games con 2019.
  • Giant battletoad pimples prop at the games con on display.

The brief

Microsoft-Rare Games asked us to make the 3 characters from their game Battletoads for them to take to GamesComs and expo’s around the world.

Not only did Spur meet a very tight deadline but they also produced absolutely wonderful statues that featured heavily at Microsoft’s main stand.

David Sanderberg – Head of Facilities Management Rare – Microsoft Studios

Prop process images

  1. Giant pimples battletoad being sculpted out of clay.
  2. Giant pimples battletoad being moulded.
  3. Giant pimples battletoad prop with arm removed showing inner assembly.
  4. Giant pimples battletoad prop completed in the workshop.

The Process

We started by sculpting the character, Pimple, in clay. He was over 6 feet tall and was wider so we had to make a really strong armature to build the clay on. Once the client was happy with the sculpt we moulded him. As this was a big mould there were lots of parts to it and we had to carefully label them before we put them back together again. Once Pimples was out of the mould, he was cast in fibreglass and sanded to a smooth finish.

Because the sculptures are large and need to fit into flight cases, we had to make them come apart in smaller sections. The sculpture is cast with a metal armature which gives them extra strength and made it possible for us to easily add fixings for the small sections to go back together once out of the flight case.

Project Image

Giant battletoad toad pimples prop at games con in 2019 with people.

The Result

All of our props and sculptures are created by experienced artisans; we sculpt, mould, castfinish, paint and pack and deliver them all around the world. Our clients love that we are a one-stop shop providing everything from the design stage to the logistics of delivering one or multiples of props. Pimples was displayed at the German GamesCom 2019.