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Gold Lion update!

So, back in the beginning of May, we got some pictures of the sample of the Gold Lion figure. You may or may not have seen them. Needless to say, the sculpting was really close to the original 3D figure, but the head and arms were badly out of proportion. Had they been done right, you would be getting a mailing address request from me right about now. However they weren't. >-<

So, we ended up having the Lion printed at 80mm to send to them as a reference. It arrived today along with a couple others. The Rhino at 60mm and a totally new figure (not shown). They are going to a friend down south this weekend, who is going to make some silicon molds and repro them. We'll use those to make not only an articulated prototype for the Lion to send to the original (80mm) factory in China, but also articulated protos of the Rhino and his buddy to send to the current factory we are working with. And we will go from there.

At some point (once we get the final gold lion figures from China), if Kickstarter allows it for cancelled projects, I will send out a survey to get shipping addresses from all of you who are due a freebie gold lion. If I can't send the survey, I'll just post an update asking you to email me your info and ship that way.

I'll also be posting an update again, if the pricing with the new factory works out and we can bring you the figures at the same price as before. If it doesn't work out, we will just keep on working with the other options that we have going. There have been a few concerns voiced about not being able to get the same pricing on these figures when they do come out, and let me just say that I feel it is kind of pointless to come to market with these UNLESS we can give you that price point.

So yeah, just an update as to where we are at with the line, where the original factory is at with your gold lions and a general heads up.

I'll post another update here via Kickstarter when we are ready to ship out the gold lions and when the regular figures are ready. Until then, I'll be posting more ROTB info as it comes up over at my board:


BTW, I've attached pics of the original sample (ok, you can stop laughing now.) and some close ups and size comparison shots of the new 3d prints of the 80mm Lion and 60mm Rhino.

Thanks guys!!!

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    1. Jon Karis 2-time creator on March 8, 2013

      Hey Rich!
      The factory said they could not do the better sculpts from the masters we sent them. They were supposed to have shipped the bootleg looking versions in January, then they said March because of the Chinese New Year. I've heard nothing from them since then, which isn't uncommon. I expect to hear back within a couple weeks or so. Once they ship (and we get them) I'll send out a request for shipping info. Until I have them in my hand though, it is moot.

      On the other fronts, things are moving forward like molasses on a cold day.

    2. Richard C. Mistron on March 8, 2013

      So, anything new to report?

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      Dave Martin on June 14, 2012

      God that Rhino is awesome! I like the Lion too.

      That prototype lion... damn it China! O.o