TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
Moundverse Infants Torpedoboy Doll, 2018
Vinyl, factory applied paint, artist designed packaging, and risograph booklet
Doll: 14 inches in height
Package: 16 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches
Trenton Doyle Hancock's Moundverse Infant dolls, depicting various characters from the artist’s epic narrative, are “infant” incarnations of Torpedo Boy, Undom Endgle, Bring Back, and Soul. Riffing on the tropes of classic toy design with large logos and slick, candy-colored packaging, their boxes shout: “While inside the Mind of the Mound, anything is possible! It’s up to you to plan new adventures to add to the ever evolving story of the Moundverse Infants.”
Son of Loid and protector of the Mounds, Torpedoboy is an unheroic superhero with an inflated ego. He possesses superhero strength, but his human emotions—especially his pride—prevent him from performing his heroic duties. Hancock first developed Torpedoboy in 1984 when he was ten years old.