2 characters in animation style, cartoon or otherwise, I'm open to ideas.
The first, Munch, is based on a baling machine/hydraulic press, pictures attached. The machine is designed to squash down scrap metal and spit it out as little cubes.
The second character, SKID, is a skidsteer unit, some people refer to them as Bobcats. Again, pictures are attached. SKID has a grapple instead of a bucket so that he can pick things up.
I'm after something really original and different. These will all be individual characters that will have their own personality and be able to be used across all media, ie TV, Books, Games etc.
For info, the characters will be involved in situations revolving around a scrap metal yard. In all likelihood the characters will speak, not that affects what you are doing, but may help in terms of the characters personality.
The market I want the characters to appeal to are children aged 3-5 years old. To begin with I'm open to any colours.