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Evil Toymaker at play

A pic from the early stages of production on Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts.
At that point of production it’s a case of “Draw a lot of stuff and see what sticks”.
A lot doesn’t, but there are quite a few unused images and designs that I really quite liked, including this one.
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Lugbzurg's avatar
This... Just this would have made the whole experience better! I've seen some other really awesome stuff, like Banjo running (yes, RUNNING) away from some pig cops in a Spagonia-type area.
While I believe G.O.G. (or as he was later called, L.O.G.) is a great character as he is now, having this version of him as a separate character wouldn't be a bad idea. He could've been a jealous, manipulative worker who was leading Grunty and Banjo on so that he could take over L.O.G.'s factory. That way, you wouldn't have wasted a great character design! :D

Also, I can see why you changed his name to L.O.G. instead of G.O.G.; L.O.G. actually means something. Not only that, but it's yet another Rare innuendo.
This is fantastic!, Your gallery is amazing!! :D
Qwazin's avatar
I kind of wish this guy would've made it into the game now instead.
th-waterton-berry's avatar
Lovely Character-design. well done
TwilightVestige's avatar
Very interesting concept here that I look forward to seeing in another Banjo game if possible. :)
I prefer the idea of an Evil Toymaker to LOG personally; a Toymaker playing with his toys seems to work better than a computer deity messing with his... programs? Data?
Not only that but with the whole building concept, it's like a child's Legos or blocks.

Either way, very nice work. :)
Mothnote's avatar
Get this guy in a Banjo sequel - he would be awesome as a villian!

I really like this design. Very odd, and Tim Burton-esque. I can see how this character eventually turned into the Lord Of Games; seeing as L.O.G. sets up Banjo and Gruntilda to participate in his own game worlds. This character looks like he would've done much the same, except he'd be pitting them against each other to serve his own ends.

Even though you've designed the character, does the fact it's not been used in the game mean you still own the design yourself? Ordoes Rare own the design now?

due thats too fukin awsome
Invader-Johnny's avatar
Evil? no.. Crzy? maybe.

I J Signing Off.
Mew-seeker's avatar
Did you had to show this not too long before christmas? ; P
sweets8's avatar
looks like he's manipulating banjo and the witch in the game for his own devious reasons? do they team up against him and when they defeat him, go back to fighting each other? his head reminds me of plank on ed, edd, n' eddy XD
Nintendo-Nut1's avatar
Ohohohoho! Creeepy.
Love this one for some odd reason.
baka-wallaby's avatar
Evil toymakers rule. As do grouchy cop pigs.
Obliterator1100's avatar
Its so phucking awesome!
TwistedMouth's avatar
Oh noes teh fuzz!
BloodKing71's avatar
But what the hack is his head, a wood tab?
BloodKing71's avatar
So cool, and the vilan is so scary and bizzary, and his pig-guards are so funny, genial job :D.
Phantasim-Fan's avatar
dance puppets! DANCE!
operative274's avatar
Evil toymakers always make the coolest stuff ^_^
j-riddler's avatar
I like that creepy fella's smile. O_O It's definitely an awesome pic!
boot-cheese-3000's avatar
why does the puppetmaster have a head like a popsicle stick?
Paruser's avatar
Well, that's not at all creepy...


*hides under bedsheets*
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