Creatures of the Water
Character History"Bog-Nar and the Nekroid were already established characters in the Warlords of Wor mini-comics, but Gol is an original character created specifically for the new toy line. I needed a third head for the set, so in keeping with the swampy, muck creature theme, I decided to resurrect a long-shelved project and breathe some fresh life into it.
Six years ago I started sculpting a mask for a Mer-Man costume. A lot of the influence for my design came from the art of Marko Djurdjević, who had done some insane MOTU re-imaginings. The project ultimately ground to a halt and a mask was never produced from the sculpt.
When designing parts for the Bog-Nar set, I went back to that sculpt to bring a "lagoon creature" into the world of Wor. Pictured then is my original sketch of Gol, the digital sculpt by Simon Grell, the first factory test shot, an early color mechanical (note the different spot pattern), and the final product (beautifully shot by Matt Stein)."