At long last, 6” scale military/SWAT figures have arrived! This line of figures is made to fit right in with your existing Marvel Legends, DC Multiverse, or other 6” scale lines. The focus while creating these figures was in three areas: Articulation, Customization, and Compatibility.
While there have been a couple military/police focused 6” lines before, none were nearly as articulated as these. Each super articulated figure has all the standard points of articulation that collectors have come to expect, including butterfly-hinge shoulders, a vertical right wrist hinge, ankle rockers, and a toe hinge. The necks are not the traditional hinge joint, but instead have a double ball joint in order to give the heads 360° tilting. Vests and harnesses will be a soft plastic so the torso articulation is hindered as little as possible.
Each figure and accessory was designed with interchangeability in mind. We want you all to be able to swap parts, make different color combinations, and create new characters with as few limitations as possible. Helmet tops come off of all heads and are interchangeable with each other, necks can be swapped, vests and harnesses are all removable, upper body separates from the lower body at the waist, arms & hands can be swapped, and the thigh holsters are also removable. All of the guns have a peg hole in the front so the muzzle flashes and silencer will work with any of them. For those of you who want even more customization, the limbs can be taken apart are re-assembled after applying some heat (whether by hair dryer or very hot water), just like other 6” scale figure lines.
These have similar proportions and scale well with most Marvel Legends and DC Multiverse figures without looking out of place. These are intended to complement your existing army building figures, so colors on the Serpent and Space Troopers match their companions nicely. Accessories, vests/harnesses, and heads may also work with figures from other lines, however that may require some minor modifications.
Basic figures are priced $25 and include an extra head plus at least two accessories.
Deluxe figures are priced $33 and include an extra head, several accessories and/or a more detailed paint deco.
The 5 figures in the initial offering if the funding goal is met are:
BASIC - Blue SWAT - $25
(Includes figure, alternate helmet/head, Mossberg 500 shotgun, SIG P226 pistol)
Basic - Night Ops SWAT - $25
(Includes figure, alternate head, HK416 rifle, SIG P226 pistol w/light, silencer)
BASIC - Serpent Trooper - $25
(Includes figure, alternate head, Colt 9mm submachine gun, Beretta M9 pistol)
BASIC - Space Trooper - $25
(Includes figure, alternate helmet/head, M4 carbine rifle, SIG P226 pistol)
DELUXE - UCP Soldier - $33
(Includes figure, alternate helmet/head, alternate neck, Beretta M9 pistol, Colt 9mm submachine gun, M4 carbine rifle, frag grenade, two small muzzle flashes, one large muzzle flash)
Should the initial funding goal be met, there are various stretch goal items that can be unlocked.
BASIC - 20 Piece Accessory Pack - $25
(Includes HK416 rifle, M4 carbine rifle, Colt 9mm submachine gun, FN SCAR-H rifle, Mossberg 500 shotgun, grenade launcher, MP5 submachine gun, MP5 extended stock, MP5 closed stock, Beretta M9 pistol, SIG P226 pistol, SIG P226 pistol w/light, silencer, sword, knife, smoke grenade, frag grenade, two small muzzle flashes, one large muzzle flash)
DELUXE - Stealth Ninja - $33
(Includes figure, sword, knife, two MP5 submachine guns, two MP5 extended stocks, two SIG P226 pistols, two small muzzle flashes, one large muzzle flash)
BASIC - Grey SWAT - $25
(Includes figure, alternate helmet/head, HK416 rifle, SIG P226 pistol, night vision goggles)
Unlocked at $80,000 : BASIC - Cobalt Trooper - $25
(Includes figure, alternate helmet/head, M4 carbine rifle, Beretta M9 pistol)
BASIC - Hornet Trooper - $25
(Includes figure, alternate helmet/head, FN SCAR-H rifle, Beretta M9 pistol)
UNLOCKED AT $95,000 : DELUXE - Alpha - $33
(Includes figure, alternate balaclava head, balaclava neck, M4 carbine rifle, grenade launcher, 4 alternate Left gesturing hands (open hand, fist, 'OK' hand, pointing hand), knife, Beretta M9 pistol)
Figures will be packaged in a window box package, to be revealed later.
Shipping and handling is a flat rate, no matter how many items you purchase, and is determined by the country you live in.
The factory is allowing for very small MOQs (minimum order quantities) per figure which is great for keeping the cost down, but that also means these will be produced in small numbers that there is no guarantee all figures will be available for purchase outside of this Kickstarter campaign.
Estimated Delivery for these figures is May 2020, and that does include some extra padding to account for anything that may come up during production. From here on out, all files are being delivered to the factory with all the necessary modifications made so there is virtually nothing that has to be done on their end prior to tooling (More on that below). This should expedite the production process much more than previously.
About Pledging on Kickstarter:
You are not restricted to the posted pledge levels. You can pledge for any dollar amount to cover any combination of figures you want (Basics, Deluxes, or a mix of both). The Accessory Pack in the stretch goals is priced and treated as a Basic figure. Just be sure that the shipping charge is also included in the total. After the campaign, every backer will get a survey where they will be able to specify which figures they'd like to receive based on the amount pledged. If there are any further questions about pledge levels, pledging totals, or anything else at all, feel free to shoot a message our way and it'll be answered as soon as possible.
Note on the status of the previous Kickstarter figures that are currently in production:
Everyone wishes the Super Articulated Blanks figures from the previous Kickstarter campaign could have been completed and gotten out long before now, but that just wasn't how it played out. They are closer than ever to being released, with just tweaks needed to be made to the tooling, and once that's done, the rest should be more straightforward since there are no paint masks/decos or all the back and forth that stuff usually takes. That being said, the factory now has a better understanding of all the intricacies these super articulated figures require, and we have a better understanding of what to deliver in order to make their lives easier. Going forward, all 3D files are being handed over with all of the prep work done for them. That means joints with detents in place, proper sockets, labels on parts, pins/pegs done, everything will be handed over to them ready to go so they can jump right into tooling. Normally the engineers at the factories that the massive toy companies use go ahead and do all that, but at these other factories that produce a wide array of products, they aren't always overly familiar with prep that articulated figures require. There can be (as we have experienced) a lot of prep for parts and tooling that requires substantial back and forth with the factory along with lengthy explanations in order to get just right. Eliminating all of that from the factory's responsibilities will shave a large amount of time (and frustration!) off the production timeline, and make future production of figures FAR more painless and not nearly as slow. This factory that has been doing great work thus far and has been very accommodating by allowing for small MOQs had an opening in their tooling/production schedule pop up that is too good an opportunity to pass up.
Risks and challenges
See the note above about the changes and extra steps that are being taken to ensure there is even less work for the factory to do and less room for errors to arise.
Final figures will look as close as possible to the prototypes but some small changes may occur.
All items are intended only for adult collectors (Age 15+) and should not be given to small children, as some parts may be a choking hazard.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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