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Neo Granthan
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Dino Astronauts
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Name Neo Granthan
Race Granthan
Home Planet Granthan

Character History

Granthan-Head--Concepts-WEB

Granthan head concept art

"The Granthans first came about back in 2004, while I was working on our old series, Rechlen and Aves. Set up as a space fairing race of feather covered dino-astronauts, the Granthans were actually first called the Grathans. The additional "n" slipped in there as the years passed by. The core design pays homage to the little dinosaurs I played with at my Grandparents' house when I was a kid (they were stored in a red bucket that also had a beaten Colossus Rex in it).

I imagined that these tough customers escaped from another dimension (shades of the Armorvors), discovered a planet in the Glyos System and then settled there. They named the planet Granthan, after their race.

Original-Grathan-Concepts-WEB

Original "Grathans" concept art

While working on the Armorvor project, Marty, Jason and I collaborated on a number of head designs. One character that I really wanted to see realized as a sculpt was a Granthan. For the specific look, we went with the non feathered style (there are variations within the Granthan species), representing instead a more classic "dino" aesthetic. The Armorvor body type was a great match (even though the original "Grathans" has tails), and Marty did not hold back on the jumbo sized noggin's dimensions! The final result is one my favorite sculpts that Marty has ever created.

The above sketches detail the conceptual process, showing the direction that we ended up taking for the overall vibe of the final piece."[1]

Granthan-Duo-WEB

Armorvor Granthan head concept art

"Images are circa 2004-2005, and show what the original "Grathan" looked like. I was obsessed with space dinosaurs (I still am) and wanted to build up a new set of characters for Rechlen and Aves to face. I imagined the dimension that these creatures escaped from was called Grath."[2]

"I imagine that the Armorvors and the Granthans share an extreme distaste for the Delphi and anything Traveler related. This common enemy bonds the two races, as they exchange technology and tactics in an effort to fortify their newly forged alliance.

Dogs and Dinos unite!"[3]

Story

The Granthans

"After their victory on Planet Volkria, the Armorvors begin to move across the Glyos System, not just on a path of vengeance and destruction, but also on a mission to forge alliances with those that would join them. The first to stand with the powerful Armorvors are the battered and forgotten creatures known as the Granthans.

Long ago, The Granthans escaped from a dark empire somewhere beyond the Edge of Space, creating a new home in the Glyos System and eventually settling on a lonely planet they named Granthan, in honor of their new found independence.

In time, however, their freedom was challenged by the First Travelers, a race known as the Delphi. Acting on orders from their Masters, the Delphi forced the Granthans into the deep caverns of the planet, crippling their technology and throwing them into a primitive existence below the surface. This action doomed the Granthans to live only within the planet's shimmering underworld, away from the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Until now.

With the aid of the Armorvors, the Granthans finally rise up to reclaim their world after so many oppressed generations."[4]

Neo Granthan Challengers

Redlaw Argen Mk. XIV finds himself in the middle of the Neo Granthans, Super Crayboth pod, and Metran Security Command on Granthan.

Metran Security Command

Wave 42

Vrylless

Gladiator

Cliffstalker

The Secret Beneath the Ice

Wave 43

Nemica Enforcer

Neo Granthan Nemica Enforcer (White/ Gray Paint with Black visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

Trade Runner

Neo Granthan Trade Runner (Tan/ Reddish Brown Paint with Black visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

The Sendollest Drifts

Wave 44

Sendollest Hunter

Neo Granthan Sendollest Hunter (Ultra Bronze/ Dark Aqua Paint with Aqua visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

Pyrotellica

Neo Granthan Pyrotellica (Clear Orange/ Metallic Silver Paint with Black visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

Dreadvalken Sentry

Neo Granthan Dreadvalken Sentry (Maroon/ Maxx Gray Paint with Black visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

Code of the Slayers

Wave 45

Slayer

Neo Granthan Slayer (Gunmetal Silver/Red Paint with Metallic Gold visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

Manglor Mutation

Wave 46

Manglor Mimic

Neo Granthan Manglor Mimic (Purple/ Green Paint with Black visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10 (Manglord Homage)

The Gendrone War

Wave 48

Gendrone Imperium Mimic

Neo Granthan Gendrone Imperium Mimic (Metallic Teal Blue/ Black Paint with Red visors and bonus head/ backpack) $10

Union of Exiles

Wave 50

Gatorrior Mercenary

Olive Green/ White paint with Redorange visors and bonus head/ backpack. $10

Call of the Varteryx

Wave 53

Sunstorm

Includes bonus head and mini backpack. $10

Rift Pioneers

Wave 54

Bio Paralyzer

Includes bonus head and mini backpack. $10

Clan of the Glyninja

Wave 57

Oozarian Mimic

Includes Armorvor head and mini backpack. 18 total parts. $10 each.

TMNG

Wave 59

Rocker

Includes Armorvor head and mini backpack plus special Callgrim Warp Pack in heavy blaster configuration. 29 total parts. $15 each.

The Skate Wars

Wave 63

Skaterriun Mimic

Includes bonus head and mini backpack. 18 Total Parts. $14

Wave 64

Xulturri Mimic

Includes bonus head and mini backpack. 18 total parts. $12

Altered Perceptions

Wave 65

Reptoriun

Includes bonus head and mini backpack. 18 total parts. $12

References

  1. http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/granthans.html
  2. http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-granthans-part-two.html
  3. http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-granthans-part-3.html
  4. http://onelldesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-granthans-part-3.html

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