A few words from our new project manager, Mr. Chris Gawrych :)
I just wanted to give a quick hello to all the supporters out there. As Craig has said, I have been helping the Four Horsemen with their self-produced, highly acclaimed series for some time now. It's been a thrill and an honor to work with them, and I will continue working with them until they can not think of anything more that is cool and enjoyable, I also spent 10 years at NECA toys as a sculptor and production manager, going to China well over 45 times, learning all the ins and outs of production, and helping to make some great detailed and articulated 6" figures.
I recently saw Craig mentioning he was having factory issues, so I reached out to him. At the time it looked like he was good to go, but unfortunately the project was still having trouble staying on the rails. We spoke again, and as he mentioned, it is now my honor to head up the oversight of this project, as well as having these great pieces produced at one of my factories, that also produces the Mythic Legions series. We worked diligently, and patiently, to make sure the transition would be smooth, as well as finalized prior to the factories shutting down for CNY holiday. We were successful, and happy to finally be able to share this with you all. And we appreciate your patience tremendously.
Funding and producing toy lines through Kickstarter is still relatively in its infancy, but has been shown by a number of groups that this direct-to-consumer avenue can be successful when done right. Unfortunately the delays are part of the learning experience. Here is what is planned for the immediate future:
- shortly we will see the latest tooling samples, and after thorough reviews from Craig and myself of articulation and fittings, decide if we need final debugging via my tooling factory
- have the tools transferred to my production factory, where we will inject the tools to see the production samples, and again inspect them, this time for harness of plastic, to make sure things like the hands can hold weapons properly, and belts/harnesses are flexible enough.
- at the same time, deco samples will be made by the production factory, and then sent to us for inspection of color and placement.
- once injection and deco have been approved, we will move right into official production. During this time we will also be working on our packaging print samples.
I give you my promise that communication, whether positive or negative, will at least flow at a steady pace with my factory and I handling this project. Craig and I want you to feel comfortable and confident with the production and final product, and I know Craig has so much more he wants to do. I hope that my factories and I can continue to be a part of his projects, and help him deliver awesome goods to all the fans! So please continue to be patient while we get everything back on the right track. Every stage takes time, and once the factories open back up around mid-February, we are hoping for some mighty updates for all you fine folks!
Thanks again for all your amazing support!
ps - if you support or know of some other small toy lines that are experiencing some delays or factory issues, you might be surprised to see some major updates from them coming soon......... #justsayin