Possible Toy Sketches

Kelila writes in to tell us about some Dawn Treader toy sketches she found on Deviant Art. It appears that user ‘pnitink’ works as an illustrator and did these sketches for his employer as some basic possibilities for potential Dawn Treader toys. We’ve graciously been given permission to reprint the images, but make sure to check out the rest of the artist’s work at Deviant Art. And remember, these are just concept sketches… nothing more. The real-life toys will surely be much different.


32 Responses

  1. fantasia_kitty says:

    First time I've ever seen concept art for toys. That's cool though. 🙂

  2. Tirian12 says:

    very cool, from what i can see it looks like the minotaur has a reasonably large role, seeing as he is up for being made into a toy. is it possible he is a bitter part than we think?

  3. icarus says:

    Very nice indeed. A couple of observations though – Although the Minotaur's costume (small as it is) does look a spot on match for Tavros' costume seen so far in set photos, the others don't seem to match up with any costumes we've seen so far (not that we've actually seen much of them) but i would suspect they did these concept sketches based on the previous movies – Caspian is noticable for having his old hairstyle and lack of beard (though the skull and bones he is standing on look very VODT to me) and Lucy and Reep wore the exact same things in Prince Caspian (though not out the realm possibility they would wear similar again, especially Reep).
    The Dragon does look pretty cool, though like the others its drawn in a caricature style, so it makes it hard to make too many judgements, though the head does share a strong resemblance with the Dawn Treader Prow.

  4. 220chrisTian says:

    I agree. Except for the dragon especially, some of the sketches resemble PC more than VDT. You mentioned Lucy. Why would she have a bow and arrows? Doesn't that fit Susan?

  5. MIke says:

    Does anybody know if Fox/Walden/whoever plan on selling miniature versions of the Dawn Treader? And ones that are reasonably priced, not several hundred dollars?

  6. Mike says:

    I think these are just "concepts," not final renderings. Sure, Lucy has a bow and arrow. But her head is also way to big for her body. Any final toy (I hope) would correct that…otherwise she'll look like a cartoon.

  7. fantasia_kitty says:

    She was a very skilled archer in HHB. Not that that means anything for this toy, but she does use a bow and arrows in the books.

  8. fantasia_kitty says:

    Haven't heard a thing. And believe me, we're looking.

  9. Lucy Took says:

    Oooooh,Lucy's cute! So is Eustace! I hope she gets a bow…

    I don't "get" the one of Caspian..looks very PC.

  10. Tirian says:

    You are exactly right Icarus. These were done based on characters and "looks" from Prince Caspian.

  11. Hermitess of Narnia says:

    They had toys for Prince Caspian that did not play major roles in the movie. Perhaps they just think minotaurs are fun! At least Eustace looks kind of cute. Maybe the artist put Lucy's PC clothes on her because the costume designers had not finished their patterns.

  12. pselpevensie says:

    very cool

  13. pselpevensie says:

    I agre. the caspian one does look very PC. is the dragon suppossed to be eustace?

  14. Bookwyrm says:

    I think they're just obsessed with minotaurs. 😛

  15. -queenSUSAN- says:

    *wishes they could've made a sketch of one of Lucy's new costumes*

  16. glumPuddle says:

    Super Mario meets Narnia. Super Narnio.

  17. tenthofthatname says:

    Reepicheep is posed exactly like his PC WETA statue and Caspian is posed the same way as Edmund in this PC still: http://i48.tinypic.com/rmphkl.jpg

    They kind of look like fast food prizes.

  18. I really hope they do something like that, it would be so cool!

  19. I do hope the final products don't look like this, too cartoonish.

  20. ernesto says:

    que padre dibujo

  21. ChristProclamer says:

    Wow…hadn't even through about toys/action figures yet. I do hope Lucy gets a bow; that'd be exciting, and it's in the book. I also hope that Caspian doesn't look quite so constipated…

  22. Lucille Brown says:

    That's cool. Is that possible concept art for MLG or RD?

  23. Lucille Brown says:

    It's probably Lucy. Nevermind.

  24. NarniaHolic says:

    Lucy does use a bow and arrow in the VDT book

  25. Quinlin says:

    Poor Georgie and Ben… they look a bit dramatic to say the least. They're faces don't represent them very well. The dragon, though looks phenomenal!

  26. Affy-Ann says:

    Those toys are very cool! I hope they actually get to make them! (Although I agree the actual toy faces should represent the characters better than these drawings do.) I'd buy the toys even if I'm not a kid anymore. I love Narnia and it would be nice to have a Caspian doll…I mean action figure. lol

    I also hope they make one of the Dawn Treader! =D

  27. Narniamiss says:

    I like all of them, but Lu is wearing the same clothes..
    I like Reep the best. If I remember correctly, he was in that pose for a different mini statue.

  28. NarniaHannah♥(used to be celtic13 and LucyReepicheep4♥) says:

    I agree 100%!!!!! I wonder wht her outfit will look like this time… I hope she gets a pretty dress. from the lone islands maybe?? 🙂

  29. NarniaHannah♥(used to be celtic13 and LucyReepicheep4♥) says:

    I'm kinda half hoping they are. that way, I could possibly afford them 😉
    I still have my LWW mcdonalds toys. 🙂 they have a place of honor on my shelf. 😉

  30. loverforBen says:

    Wow those are really good drawings! Caspian looks a little weid though.

  31. DestrierDragon says:

    of ALL the books VoDT needs the best toys and can be done the best, what would be more awesome than mini models of the dawn treador!? kids would get a kick out of it and then for those of us who would get it anyway a really nice collectable type would be awesome….purple sails and everything!

  32. true-narnian_queen says: