New Merch!

Stand by to stand by! –Mad Squid

Time To Celebrate The Renewal Of My Part 107 Drone License!

I will soon have new footage to share with everyone. In the meantime, I’m going back through some of my old content from YouTube and publishing some of them to TikTok.

I won’t be posting many from TikTok here because of the video rotation. Come enjoy my new stuff on TikTok!

Stand by to stand by! –Mad Squid

I Made 20 Pride Flags Into Stickers That Anyone Can Use On TikTok!

@madsquidproductions

It’s #PrideMonth and I want to #celebratepride as a #Champion for the #LGBTQ world. #StraightAlly Use them in YOUR video! Search: @madsquidproductions

♬ Champion – RuPaul

To use these stickers in your videos, just search for “@madsquidproductions” when you pull up the sticker menu. You may have to type the full string before anything shows up:

Stand by to stand by! –Mad Squid

I Have A New TikTok Sticker Going Live For Flag Day

I began this process this morning before zero six hundred. A snafu with the transparency cost me the entire day (I was also delivering). Thus, it’s going live well after twenty hundred hours on the East Coast. Luckily, Holidays come round again so hopefully, we’ll all see this one again next year!

Happy Flag Day, America! –Mad squid

ART: My First NFT Collection – Acorn Capsule Toys

After making three NFT that were kind of all over the place–and which mostly used old models rendered at new resolutions, if I am being honest–I have decided to launch my very first, all original, NFT Collection on Opensea.io!

While surfing another popular NFT site, I was very impressed by a collection of “toys” created by an artist named Trym Ruud. The Collection is called “RUDE BOY’S.” These collectible digital toys come in the packaging, as it were.

This made me think of all the fun and innovative forms of packaging that I have seen over the years. You know, the kind that makes a product stand out against all of the others on the same shelf. RUDE BOY’S was that way for me, only with NFTs.

Not wanting to mimic Trym Ruud so precisely that it might be considered intellectual theft, I set out to find a form of packaging that was both easy enough for me to model and was invoking of a sense of childhood nostalgia.

I quickly settled on the acorn capsule toy machines that I used to see at every grocery store and gas station in my youth. You still see them here and there, but not like back then. The toys you would get inside, which were usually cheap and simple, would generally cost either 25¢, 50¢, or 75¢. Sometimes they would be $1.00, but I couldn’t afford such high stakes in my youth.

I decided to make five colors, plus a silver and a gold for rare and ultra rare toys. The colors are Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Amber, and Amethyst. I haven’t decided if I will depict rarity with groupings of the primary colors and secondary colors, or by the rarity of the gemstone names I have given them. Leave a comment if you want to weigh in!

Here are the seven I have so far:

If you would like to watch the modeling process in time lapse (sped up to ~2750% of the original speed), as well as a preview of the very first toy, and thus NFT, that I will be releasing, you’re in luck:

Sculpting the acorn capsules and a quick preview of FlameBoy!

Stand by to stand by. –Mad Squid