Forever Alone statue

Matt Scone and sculptor Sanden Henning offer this splendid Forever Alone sculpture. Despite there being only 30 in the limited edition run, they're only $79 each: "We learned a bunch on the whole process of making a toy and shipping it to the US from overseas. We invested about 2.5k into the project, in fact we're still losing money selling them. But we had fun working on the project so it's not all a lost."

Scone describes the development and manufacturing process:

1) We had a 3D render of the statue made
2) 3D printed it, which is really expensive but getting cheaper by the day
3) Cast a mould around the figure
4) Had 30 of them made in resin
5) Hand paint them
6) Custom packaging
7) Ship from China to the States


  1. Is the soup can just for scale, or is this some deep Warholesque commentary on pop culture and how our prepackaged lifestyles make us “forever alone,” etc.?

    It’s just that I’m a little hungry and I’d like to know whether my $79 includes soup, and whether or not I can eat the soup.

    1. It has kind a Frankensteiney look around the eyes that the original graphic doesn’t…I think they shouldn’t have made the eyes so realistically indented into the face. Still looks pretty cool though, and you can think of it sort of like Homer untooned, making a crude cartoon image look a little too real.

  2. “Ship from China to the States”

    I feel as if some kind of profound and disturbing irony is being expressed here–or should be–a linkage between the message, the medium, the everything that has gone into making this, this *thing*, but maybe I’m just not smart enough to figure out how not-troubling this really is, because it’s just a creative lark,  right, and if we’d all just relax and enjoy our 5000-mile supply chains and sweat shop plantations in these dungeons of unimaginable misery, then we’d all be lightened up and happy forever… Forever alone! I get it now: the exquisite corpulence of the sedentary solipsist! Or the exquisite solipsism of the sedentary corpulent. Something like that. And made in China to drive it home.

  3. I feel like for such a limited production run, it probably would have been easier and cheaper to do it themselves (or to hire people locally). The hard part is designing the 3D model and casting a good mold from the 3D printed copy. 

    I dunno, but it seems to me like you don’t have to turn to China to pour resin into a mold. The next hardest part is painting, and while China is a good place for cheap hand-painting of toys, at this scale it’s a bit ridiculous.

    I’m making this comment not just to be cynical and mean-spirited like normal, but because I’ve looked into the manufacturing-in-China process myself. It really isn’t at the point yet where you can do a small run of things in China and not expect to lose money. It’s great that these people actually tried it instead of looking into it and giving up like I did, of course, but then I don’t have $2.5K to blow on a strange project like this :)

    Perhaps they did it as a test run to see how it would go, and rather than risk the toys/statues they actually want to make not working out, they made something silly as a placeholder.

  4. I would get angry at people making money off tired Reddit-dripping internet memes, but they’ve robbed me of this ability since they’re taking a loss. All I have left to feel is confusion.

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