Five Points Festival 2018: Clutter Produces 8 Foot Tall Colossus Rex From The Outer Space Men

by Hannah Means Shannon

Clutter Studios are the force behind The Five Points Festival, which arrives for its second year this weekend in Brooklyn, from June 2nd to 3rd kicked off on Friday, June 1st, with the Designer Toy Awards.

As a feature of the show, the Studio has produced an outstanding 8 foot tall and new 12 inches tall 3D-printed statues with some very interesting pop culture history behind them. In 1968, licensed to Colorforms, The Outer Space Men were a group of seven bendable action figures designed by toy inventor Mel Birnkrant. Each of the original seven figures represented beings from other planets in our solar system including Alpha 7, The Man From Mars; Astro-Nautilus, The Man From Neptune; Commander Comet, The Man From Venus; Colossus Rex, The Man From Jupiter; Electron+, The Man From Pluto; Orbitron, The Man From Uranus; and Xodiac – The Man From Saturn.

After their initial success, they faded from the public eye in 1969. In 2008, Wall Street executive and co-owner of The Outer Space Men, Gary Schaeffer, published a graphic novel reintroducing The Outer Space Men world. With the success of the graphic novel, Birnkrant and Schaeffer issued a license to the Four Horsemen Studios (Seventh Kingdom, Mythic Legions, Masters of the Universe) and released a new series of action figures.

To celebrate 50 years of The Outer Space Men, and this year’s 5 Points Festival, Clutter Studios has produced an 8 foot tall Colossus Rex over the past 4 months. Clutter Studios used 3D scanning and printing technology, to scan one of the original Colossus Rex figures and upscale it to both 12” and 8 ft tall.  3D printing both versions, Clutter Studios assembled and finished an 8ft version with full articulation and a “genuinely deadly two-handed battle mace”.

You’ll find this Colossus at the Festival this weekend!

More information about Five Points Festival:

When:

Designer Toy Awards @ the Brooklyn Bazaar
Friday, June 1st: 7pm

Five Points Festival:

Sunday, June 3rd: 11am – 5pm

Saturday, June 2nd: 11am – 6pm

Where:

Brooklyn Center

72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Doors Open at 10am for VIP’s.

Cost:

Daily and full weekend passes available

  • Saturday Only Admission: $35

  • Sunday Only Admission: $30

  • Weekend Pass: $45

    VIP Pass: $125 SOLD OUT

Website: www.fivepointsfest.com  

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