The cultural production of the ↵moc world features an amazing richness—in several dimensions. There is the vast range of scales to which the artefacts are made. But there also is a beautiful wealth of styles. Not to mention the incredible number of artefacts. And this although I for now almost exclusively have limited my scope to ‘Star Wars’ related mocs. But then again this was to be expected when dealing with aspects of the fandom of the biggest intellectual property franchise around.
Here are two examples. Both interpretations of the same subject, an imperial ↑AT-AT walker, are by Kevin ‘↑M<0><0>DSWIM‘ Ryhal and are showing, among other things and their sheer beauty, the radical transmediality of mocs. First the ↑steampunk version, which in its proportions is true to the original:
And this is M<0><0>DSWIM’s ↑chibi version of an AT-AT. ↑Wikipedia knows:
Chibi is a Japanese word meaning “short person” or “small child”. The word has gained currency amongst fans of manga and anime. Its meaning is of someone or some animal that is small. It can be translated as “little”, but is not used the same way as chiisana […] (tiny, small, little in Japanese) but rather cute. […] In English-speaking anime and manga fandom (otaku), the term chibi has mostly been conflated with the ‘↑super deformed‘ style of drawing characters with oversized heads or it can be used to describe child versions of characters.