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Vermilion Collection

Chaos in Hand: Cthulhu & Nyarlathotep Figures/Miniatures

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Chaos in Hand is a set of two garage kit models: Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep from the Cthulhu Mythos (the shared fictional universe originating in the works of H. P. Lovecraft).

Cthulhu (High Priest of the Great Old Ones, The Great Dreamer, The Sleeper of R'lyeh) is a Great Old One lying in a death-like slumber beneath the Pacific Ocean in his sunken city of R'lyeh. In "The Call of Cthulhu" (1928), he's described as having "yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature ... A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings." In another description, Cthulhu "represented a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind."

Our figuration builds upon these widespread imaginations of Cthulhu while innovating by, for example, giving him an extraordinarily sturdy body as a sign of the creature's great power and the dangerous aura surrounding him. We've also integrated some features of a dragon depicted in western culture. Extra attention went into delineating his brawny limbs, sharp claws, and wrinkly skin due to lying underwater for ages long.

Nyarlathotep (The Crawling Chaos, God of A Thousand Forms, Stalker Among the Stars, Black Pharaoh, Messenger of the Outer Gods, Faceless God) is an Outer God. In his first appearance in "Nyarlathotep" (1920), he's described as a "tall, swarthy man" who resembles an Egyptian Pharaoh. Unlike most other Outer Gods who are either exiled to the stars or sleeping and dreaming, Nyarlathotep is active and frequently walks the earth in the guise of a human being.

Our figuration is based on one of Nyarlathotep's thousands of horrific, sanity-blasting forms and manifestations – the one which we believe is most in line with The Crawling Chaos. His hunched back, warped limbs, and skin covered with a mass of eyes indicate his deceptive and manipulative nature. In his right hand is the mysterious Shining Trapezohedron alluring you with the arcane knowledge of the universe in exchange for horrible sacrifices. Yet, as you gaze into Nyarlathotep's face, all you can see is engulfing darkness connecting to an empty abyss.