One of the things that’s awesome about working here at Bad Dragon is the sheer amount of fantasy material that we have to explore. With the upcoming release of a new Star Wars movie, we started thinking about what kind of science fiction fantasies get us excited, and what we might be able to create to pay homage to our favorite space opera.
Something that’s always been very enticing about the Star Wars universe is how open it is to expansion, and how welcoming it is to the creativity of its fans. People from all over the world have contributed so many things to the fandom. The question that was on our minds as our hype started building was “what could Bad Dragon do to contribute in our own way?” We thought about a lot of the awesome creature designs, but what really spurred us along was Narse’s artistic vision of a tauntaun, the unusual snow-lizards that had little screen time but spawned the “luke warm” meme before memes were a thing.
We’re all about making fantasies real, and a quick search around the internet confirmed that we’re definitely not the only ones looking for a more exotic “mount.” With our inspiration in mind, our design team took off with the concept of a sexy snowy character. We reached out to an artist for some super-hot artwork, and they really came through with an attractive piece!
It was a challenge to give Echo an interesting personality. In the end, we decided that the best way to make him enticing was to make him relatable: he’s an everyday sort of guy with interests common to several of us here.
The most fun for us will always be seeing what kind of fantasies YOU come up with to suit this toy: do you think Echo likes science fiction, or is he more of a true crime enthusiast? Hot chocolate, energy drinks, or only the finest of fancy bottled water? Echo your sentiments to us on Twitter by Tweeting to @SrsBizBD!