IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT 1/12 Toy
IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT 1/12 Toy
In commemoration of 1000toys' upcoming IZMOJUKI 1/12 scale toy line, we are offering crowdfunding special versions of the "Probe 20WT."
In commemoration of 1000toys' upcoming IZMOJUKI 1/12 scale toy line, we are offering crowdfunding special versions of the "Probe 20WT." Read more
12/15/16: After Campaign Add-on Offers!
12/15/16: Announcing IZMOJUKI 1/12 Probe 20WT Design Works Artbook!
12/13/16: Detailed Photos of the Black&White Versions of 20WT!
12/06/16: A Sneak Peek at the Future of IZMOJUKI!
12/04/16: IZMOJUKI at Tokyo Comic Con 2016!
11/30/16: New Pledge Tiers Updated!!!
11/22/16: IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT at DesignerCon!
WHAT IS IZMOJUKI?
IZMOJUKI started in 2000 by Japanese mechanic designer Junji Okubo. Its base concept, "laboring robots in urban areas of the near future," takes a step further from the boundaries of contemporary Japanese mechanical design.
From the maze-like passageways and platforms of the subways to the narrow streets of Tokyo's dilapidated suburbs where time seems to have stood still, these heavy industrial machines manufactured by IZMOJUKI integrate perfectly into the city, where past and future coexist.
Bringing to Market the Fascinating Designs of IZMOJUKI
1000toys built its reputation worldwide with the "TOA Heavy Industries 1/6 Synthetic Human" created by renown manga artist Tsutomu Nihei, and similarly in 2014, 1000toys approached Mr. Junji Okubo with a plan to introduce his designs to the market and thus the project born.
Together with Mr. Okubo, the creator behind IZMOJUKI, we began to rework his existing designs for a toy.
During the brainstorming concept stage, a 1/12 scale heavy machinery model with interchangeable parts, began to take shape.
Feedback regarding detail added to the CAD data
Mr. Okubo oversaw product planning and 3D modeling regarding articulation and surface details, and based on his feedback, engineering for the toy was done by 1000toys. Mock-ups were 3D printed and after numerous trials and creator's feedback, a viable product started to take shape.
Currently at our factory in China, we are at the finalizing stage of the production molds.
The 1/12 scale model of the "Compact Autonomous Heavy Machinery Probe 20WT"
As the first of the collaboration between IZMOJUKI and 1000toys, we have prepared the line's progenitor model, the "Compact Autonomous Heavy Machinery Probe 20WT."
In commemoration of the Probe 20WT's completion, we will be offering the 1/12 scale model in a crowdfunding special format and price! The Probe 20WT base model with iconic white body featured in IZMOJUKI's design works, will only be available through our crowdfunding campaign!
A variety of special perks available
A limited number of the base model white version will be offered at a pledge amount of $96. At 40% off the standard release's MSRP, and open to just 200 backers as an early discount, so be sure to get in quickly! (*International shipping cost included in the pledge amount)
Even if you miss the 40% discount tier, there's a $120 tier(25% off the MSRP) which run through the duration of the campaign. (*International shipping cost included in the pledge amount)
Aside from the base white version, a Black and White version set with extra markings is also available for $240. (*International shipping cost included in the pledge amount)
Shining in divine Gold and Silver plating, these variants will be offered at $250 each, for a limited number of 50pcs per color.
Our premium tier of $450, lets backers add their own custom UV printed surface design to the body and legs of the Probe 20WT. This tier is limited to only 20 pcs.
These special versions and pricing will only be available through this crowdfunding campaign!
Introducing the range of articulation and gimmicks of the Probe 20WT
1. A wide range of articulation for the legs
The mainframe 「BPM-1500」 and legs are detachable via universal joints. Its legs are ball jointed at the base, ensuring a wide range of motion.
2. Articulation gimmick for the legs
The metal cylinders built in to the leg joints work uniformly, ensuring stability and a smoother range of motion.
3. Gadgets for vehicle and quadruped mode
The tires for vehicle mode are made from soft PVC material. For quadruped walking mode, a retractable foot has been incorporated into the tire compartment along with an articulated ankle joint to ensure solid footing.
4. Expandability through core frame and universal joints
Plenty of thought went into "compatibility as a heavy machinery" and "play value as a toy," so we decided to employ a parts exchange gimmick with the core frame. The central unit and legs, along with the mainframe, will be fully compatible and interchangeable with future releases.
5. Example of parts exchange with universal joints
The body and legs of Probe 20WT is compatible and interchangeable with other upcoming IZMOJUKI 1/12 toys, including the CT44 which is planned for release next year.
The 1/12 scale model series from IZMOJUKI will continue!How about bringing the world of IZMOJUKI to your home?
IZMOJUKI : JUNJI OKUBO
Development & Production : 1000toys
Visual Production : Kaiteki
Cooperation By : VISIONGRAPH INC. / Creative Sphere Inc. / Sentinel / TREX
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Risks and challenges
The most common form of risks expected for a campaign such as this, should be whether or not the product can be actually produced and delivered to the people who support the project.
1000toys is an art toy company which was founded in 2012, and has already produced and delivered multiple high-quality art toys which has pleased users with high standards throughout the world for years.
The "Probe 20WT" which we are offering this time, is ready for production with all the engineering and molds prepared. That takes away most of the risks which might happen during pre-production, and about the only risk which can happen beyond this point should be delay in the delivery schedule due to quality control and factory situations.
As a highly experienced toy maker, we are able to control these situations and have the product delivered in time with the exact quality which we have promised, while keeping delay at a minimum level.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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