One of the biggest challenges we encountered with H.E.A.D. Hunters is introducing a toy-based game without an already established intellectual property. Take a quick walk down the aisle of your local toy store and you will find iconic characters from the most popular comic books and movies on nearly every shelf. Merchandise from these established franchises benefit from having beloved characters that fans have already had a chance to connect with. The game of H.E.A.D. Hunters is set in a completely new fictional universe. It is populated by a cast of characters from across time and space. They range from a 19th century boxer, to a shape-shifting witch, an Amazon warrior, and everything in between. In order for fans to become immersed in the world of H.E.A.D. Hunters, it is essential that the characters look visually interesting and memorable. One specific intention of ours was to focus on diversity with each character. Each Hunter has its own distinct style and motif. This ensures that every character has its own charm and individuality. In short, we wanted to create a Hunter that represented you.
The world of H.E.A.D. Hunters is a vast and wondrous place. It is filled with unique heroes and villains who each have their own individual personalities, talents, and goals. To help the universe of H.E.A.D. Hunters feel relatable, each character is three-dimensional in both art and toy form. Each H.E.A.D. Hunter has their own unique flair inspired by varying cultural, mythological, and historic influences. We searched hard for an artist who could bring these aspects to life. Our artist Diego Llorente infused his illustrations of the characters with personality and expression that almost literally jumps off of the screen. His vibrant designs and unifying style perfectly match the spirit of thrilling excitement that H.E.A.D. Hunters hopes to convey. He worked closely with our goals to showcase the rich cast of characters and living world behind our vision.
With the H.E.A.D. Hunters, one of our main priorities was to create a cast of heroes that people would really want to cheer for (and against!). Each character in the H.E.A.D. Hunter world has their own individual inspirations for what they do. This helps to shape their greater personalities. Instead of a one-dimensional character, you’ll encounter a Space Ranger that seeks revenge for his fallen comrades. A robot who seeks autonomy and ultimate freedom. And discover a unique twist to the tale of Lechuza from Hispanic folklore. These are just some of the characters waiting for you in the wonderful world of H.E.A.D. Hunters!
Stay tuned as we bring you more information on the characters, the toys, and the game soon. We are excited to introduce you to this world!