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M-DECKBy M-DECK
First created
M-DECKBy M-DECK
First created
€6,362
pledged of €120,000pledged of €120,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 8 2018 7:00 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The ION BLASTER COMMANDER is a replica of the personal weapon of one of the Galaxy’s most legendary robots. It is the most iconic gun in the universe inhabited by robots that can change their appearance. It is the weapon of a leader.

A human scale replica made for the most demanding collectors this item has astonishing technical characteristics and amazing finishes.  

EXCLUSIVE AND LIMITED EDITION ONLY ON KICKSTARTER. 

As a one-time opportunity, this collectable will never be reissued. Do not miss your opportunity to obtain this replica. Owners will do all they can to hold onto this item once released; re-sale is unlikely.

A formidable replica including electronic components which simulate the noises, actions and features of the version wielded by the Great Hero.

Made with resin, ABS, plastic and aluminum parts, it is a masterpiece from our dreams made real

You can choose between two available colors: BLACK and METALLIC.

The ION BLASTER COMMANDER comes with a pedestal which is the best way to exhibit it and showcase the magnificence of your replica. 

The base can be set up in two different positions to adapt either a horizontal or vertical surface. Available in one color: BLACK

The ION BLASTER COMMANDER comes with a power adapter to allow it and its base to shine all day without need for batteries. Choose the appropriate connector for the country of destination. 

We offer the best packaging, both for transport and storage whilst not on display. That is why we have chosen a hard plastic military suitcase. Certainly the best protection we can offer for your replica 

Desktop Wallpaper Image Pledge   

All contributions are welcome, and in return you will have our gratitude and respect. In addition we will send you an image in HD with the technical characteristics of the ION BLASTER COMMANDER extracted from the database of our spacecraft as a reminder of your collaboration.

Early Bird Ion Blaster Commander & Cosplay Pledges   

For the first backers to trust in our vision, the ION BLASTER COMMANDER and ION BLASTER COSPLAY are available at lower prices as a limited time offer.

Ion Blaster Commander Pledge   

The most complete choice. With more than 70 light-up components, shooting and recharging sounds, as well as a functional trigger. This product works with AA batteries (not included). You can also connect it to the power adapter on the base (power adapter included).

Features different sequences of lights and sounds representing: on, recharge, shot, charger empty and off. 

You can choose between two types of lighting: HEROIC or NEMESIS. 

Includes the ION BLASTER COMMANDER, the exhibition stand, a power adapter to connect the rifle and the transport suitcase. 

Ion Blaster Cosplay Pledge   

A cheaper version with reduced functions. The ideal accessory for cosplay in the purest G1 style. With reduced weight, it is comfortable to carry .

The electronics and functions are simplified, increasing the life of the batteries. Pull the trigger to shoot torrents of light through the barrel's tip for a fun without end!

The appearance is nearly identical to the display version except for the omission of exterior lights. Available in one color: BLACK.   

The pack includes the ION BLASTER COSPLAY, the display stand and the transport case.

Retailer Pack Pledge 

The option for dealers and retailers. Offers the possibility to combine the ION BLASTER COMMANDER and ION BLASTER COSPLAY in the same order.  

Contact us to adjust your order and your price. The price marked is for 5 units of ION BLASTER COMMANDER.  

Weathering 

No matter the model chosen, COMMANDER or COSPLAY, add 80 US$ to your pledge and your ION BLASTER will have a paint finish that mimics wear and battle damage.

If desired, this finish will also be applied to the base without additional cost.

Lighting focused on the ION BLASTER is incorporated into the base

Shoot sequences increased to five! A selector button will choose any of the different shooting sequences.

It allows the user to load their favorite sounds and music, which will be played alongside the different actions of the Ion Blaster Commander. With this upgrade, you got the touch.   

We want to be as transparent as possible, which is why the shipping costs are not included in the campaign objectives .   

Shipping costs will be paid when the product is manufactured and ready to ship.  

This does not mean that they have not been taken into account. We have prepared a table of estimated shipping costs depending on the destination. The shipping is calculated by airmail.

When the time of delivery arrives, we will contact the backers to indicate the best offer we have obtained then and close the shipment.  

We show the characteristics of the package with which we have calculated the shipment.   

 The decision to create a Kickstarter was not our first choice, but we have become convinced it is the best choice for you, the collectors.   

  • Reduction of the final price: The collector buys directly from the manufacturer, meaning the costs of intermediaries are reduced.  
  • Limited edition: A number of units will be manufactured according to the demand of the backers. It will be a limited and numbered edition.
  • Participation in product design: Backers can decide on aspects or characteristics of the product, receiving a custom end design.
  • High degree of personalization: The direct collector-manufacturer relationship, allows each collector to obtain an article with chosen characteristics from those available.
  • Knowledge of the process: Backers are informed of progress in design and manufacturing. They are involved in the creation; as after all, without their support, all of this would not be possible.   

In the end this process does not differ so much from the usual preorder system, but with Kickstarter the backers have much more information and participation than in the usual preorder system. 

We only ask you to trust us and our product; we assure you that we will not disappoint you.  

I'm Jose R. founder of M-DECK and I'm going to tell you the story of the project.   

I have been a Transformers collector for more than three decades. A few years ago, I found real-scaled replicas of high-quality videogame weapons exist, and I thought, “why are there no replicas of Transformers weapons with those characteristics?”  

In 2016 I started the project, developing the design of the exterior and the incorporated electronics .

What started as a personal project, has grown to become a business project, incorporating professionals in different fields to deliver the final objective. In November of 2017 I founded M-DECK. 

 At the beginning of 2018, with a prototype ready, we got in touch with Hasbro. Whilst they expressed some interest, their priorities lie elsewhere. Nonetheless, we believe the product is so good it ought to be available for collectors.  

In April 2018 we launched the product. The feedback from collectors has been great, but it has been hard for us to bring the product to the market. 

In June of 2018 we decided that the method will be a Kickstarter campaign to launch the product meaning that collectors will be able to have at home one of the most iconic weapons of the '80s.  

Finally in September of 2018 the Kickstarter campaign was launched, so from now on it depends on you.   

If the campaign is successful, in June of 2019 we will have finished manufacturing and we will contact the backers to begin the shipping process.  

We hope that in July of 2019 all our backers will have our project at home.

This is the history of the project, now it is in your hand that this adventure reaches a great outcome end.    

We have put all our heart into something we love, and we hope you love it too.  

We trust in your support.  

The M-DECK team is made up of professionals from different fields, but all of them share a common passion; all are collectors. 

We all want this project become a reality and with your support we will make it possible. 

 

Risks and challenges

The challenges we face are not easy, but we will overcome them.

First and fundamentally, we have to know if our proposals really interests collectors in the way we have presented it. We do things as we would like collector toy companies to do things, were already collectors before we embarked on this project. We know from personal experience what excites us and our friends.

This will be our biggest project yet. We fully trust in our capabilities to manage it however. We have our great team and the experience of the companies collaborating with us.

We know that due to the appearance of the product (yes, it looks just like a weapon) the procedures to reach the different countries will be more complex than usual. We have achieved the qualification as "Toy for adults" on behalf of the Spanish National Police. This makes transportation and management much easier. The logistics company with which we are collaborating has informed us that the procedures may be slower, but remain possible. That is why we will use the entire manufacturing period to solve bureaucratic hurdles. By the time of delivery all the requirements will be met and there will be no difficulties incurred.

We are confident that we can achieve this; we hope our professionally put together pitch convinces you as well.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About $1.16

    Desktop Wallpaper Image

    Blueprints of the Ion Blaster Commander with its technical characteristics

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    Pledge €290 or more About $335

    EARLY BIRD ION BLASTER COSPLAY

    The same article as ION BLASTER COSPLAY, but cheaper for a limited time.

    Includes:
    • ION BLASTER COSPLAY
    • Base of exhibition
    • Transport suitcase
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    Pledge €320 or more About $370

    ION BLASTER COSPLAY

    A great accesory for cosplayers, but not only for them.

    CHARACTERISTICS:
    - Less weight, more comfort in handling
    - Simplified electronics
    --- Functional trigger, shotting light effect
    --- High energy efficiency, long battery life (Batteries not incluided)
    - Details with painting applications

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    • Base of exhibition
    • Transport suitcase
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    Pledge €360 or more About $416

    EARLY BIRD ION BLASTER COMMANDER

    The same item as ION BLASTER COMMANDER, but cheaper for a limited time.

    Includes:
    • ION BLASTER COMMANDER
    • Base of exhibition
    • AC/DC Power Supply
    • Transport suitcase
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    Pledge €390 or more About $451

    ION BLASTER COMMANDER

    Perfect for display or showing.

    CHARACTERISTICS
    - Details with painting applications
    - Electronic integrated
    --- Functional trigger, shotting light effect
    --- More than 70 points of light
    --- Shooting sounds, similar to those of the animated series
    - Connector on the display base for use without batteries (Batteries not incluided)

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    • Base of exhibition
    • AC/DC Power Supply
    • Transport suitcase
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    Pledge €1,700 or more About $1,965

    RETAILERS PACK

    5 Units of ION BLASTER COMMANDER.
    Save on price, save on shipping.

    Please contact us if you want combine ION BLSTER COMMANDER and ION BLASTER COSPLAY.
    Also contact us if you want more than five units.

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Funding period

- (24 days)