So BYOZ will be on the back burner while I explore other options. I really like the idea of the figure being modular and a friend of mine mentioned Glyos and I'm not sure why it didn't occur to me before he said that... that what I was talking about was very much like that. And I'm a big Glyos fan. Though with those figures you can assemble them in ANY configuration and with the Zombie it would ultimately build a humanoid figure each time.
My NEW idea is aptly titled BYOB — or Build Your Own Bot! I love robots and I think the idea could work in the same way but with perhaps MUCH more possibilities for builds. My initial thought would be to have certain sets of pieces for each appendage making the interface pieces only interchangeable with pieces from the same set but why limit it to just that? If all the pieces were interchangeable it would be exactly like Glyos and I'm not sure if that is good or bad. I would prefer the idea to stand alone as a distinct idea from Glyos so I need to give it some more thought.
Until then, a peek at a commission i just finished — 3" Dunny Hellboy.