A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
REMCO Toys is excited to launch its next exciting Kickstarter project that will hopefully appeal to collectors of both vintage and modern 1/18 scale action figures. We've taken a classic display design from the past and modified it to be compatible with some of the most popular vintage, retro and modern action figure lines.
Here's how we did it. The small turntable discs on the display base come in two different designs that can be swapped out. Each design has a foot peg size that's compatible with figures from action figure lines produced by companies such as Kenner, Hasbro, Funko and Super 7.
The small levers in front of the base can be used to turn the the displayed figures at approximately a 45 degree angle to both the left and right. There's also a slot along the back of the base that a custom cardboard backdrop can be inserted into for adding more of a "Wow!" factor to the display. Assuming the Kickstarter funds, we hope to have a small selection of backdrops to choose from on our website that will be sold for an additional charge. However, for Kickstarter backers we will offer a free backdrop of your choice for each display stand purchased.
Starting off we're offering the display stand in two colors, light blue (Kickstarter exclusive) and dark gray.
Prototype Display Stand
Here's the prototype display stand being used with various action figures from some of the compatible lines:
The other turntable disc set will be compatible with popular lines such as vintage and modern G.I. Joe, and modern Star Wars.
Eagle Force Display Stand with Santini Figure!
Now that you know you'll be getting some very cool Eagle Force action figures, here's the perfect option to proudly display them. Our official Eagle Force display stand not only comes with a backdrop of the awesome artwork shown below, it also comes with the Santini figure as a pack-in for a heavily discounted price! This figure will be offered for sale on our website but at the regular retail price.
Santini will be our 1st character that is based on one of Paul Kirchner's proposed designs for Wave 2 of the original 1982 Eagle Force line. Salvador Santini VI is from a long line of acrobats. His great grandfather was one of the original members of Eagle Force in World War II (yes WWII, didn't know Eagle Force went back that far did you). The Santini figure will only be available at a special discount price during this Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
Unfortunately no project of this nature is without risk, especially when you're having to deal with production overseas. However, considering REMCO Toys has successfully tackled similar projects in the past, we feel very confident that we'll be able to keep things on track for this one. The factory we'll be using has already worked on some of our projects, both past and present, and we've always been very impressed with the quality of the finished product.
Display stand in light blue with turntable disc assortment. This is a Kickstarter exclusive item and will not be produced beyond the initial run. Shipping is included in the pledge amount for the United States. Shipping outside of the US is an additional $10.00.