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Original, 1/18th, biker gang styled, fully transformable highly detailed toy robots for the adult collector. Designed by Cassy Sark.
Original, 1/18th, biker gang styled, fully transformable highly detailed toy robots for the adult collector. Designed by Cassy Sark.
328 backers pledged $84,307 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

19 HOURS TO GO UPDATE

We unlocked the OTOMO Stretch Goal!!!

He is now available as an add-on, either add $110 to your pledge ($100 for the bike, $10 shipping) or select one of the new pledge levels. Otomo is a Red Rider and a Red bike, with a decal sheet and an exclusive weapon not available with the Bastards or the Spectors.

FINAL WEEK UPDATE - HUGE NEWS (Please read) We're entering the final week, and we have a load of updates for you.

FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED

After listening to feedback from the fans we have unlocked our first stretch goal - The SPECTOR ROGUES -  this means our second colourway of this project is available as ADD-ONS for anyone who has backed at the $100 level or more.

UNLOCKED
UNLOCKED



Spector Rogues will always come with two heads to make both Spector General and Spector Trooper, as well as one of the new C-clip weapons (more information below).



To add a Spector Rogue to your order, simply adjust your pledge and add $110 ($100 plus shipping) and you're done.  Every backer will receive a BACKER SURVEY at the end of the campaign so you can clearly mark out exactly what product you require (we will work with every backer to make sure they get exactly what they want).  We've also added new reward tiers to make this a bit easier for you, as you can change your reward levels and pledges for the duration of the campaign

Yeah, we didn't hit $80k, but you guys sure have been vocal about wanting these guys.

RETAILER PLEDGE LEVELS

We've already spoken to retailers interested in backing, and we've decided to add retailer reward levels to this campaign.  Strictly limited to 5 retailers comes a reward featuring 4 cases of 12 Unrustable Bastard Bikes and Riders (48 total), each retailer can choose which of the five exclusive Kickstarter heads they want as their store exclusives.  These heads come out of our original Kickstarter allocation of 200 units, we have not increased our total and we will not ever exceed this.  We aim to keep these heads very limited.

These retailer packs - like all the Kickstarter rewards - will be sent out earlier than the normal retailer cases, and will be branded "Kickstarter Edition" along with our new retailer friendly branding; "The Unrustables".

Why have we done this?  First and foremost, because we listen to the feedback of retailers and our customers, this is a great way to reward early retailer backers and has become a stalwart of Kickstarter campaigns.  It also raises funds for the campaign, because it serves no-one if we don't make it over the line!  As an extra positive, it also means fans who want just one of the exclusive heads have an option and a chance to track them down.

We feel this doesn't cheapen the "All the Bastards" reward pledge level, because that is still the only way to get you're guaranteed to get ALL SEVEN Bastard characters (a total of combined mode 14 heads), not to mention the easiest way, and by far the cheapest!!!

SLIGHT REBRANDING?

After disccussions with retailers and comic companies, we've decided to drop the "Bastards" from our branding, so the product will be known as "The Unrustables" from now on.  This is to make the product friendlier and easier to stock in store and sell online without complaints, and makes all future listings and solicitations more internet friendly.



Fear not; in the story universe the biker gang will still be known as - and branded - The Unrustable Bastards. .

NEXT STRETCH GOAL - $100,000 - ATAXIA

WIP IMAGE 

THIS IS JUST A WIP designed as proof of concept and we'll change the colours to make it more accurate. If we hit $100k we'll do the work needed to give him TWO all-new partners, new exhaust weapons etc... 


UNLOCK - OTOMO

 

With your continued support, we hope we can hit this target and unlock a third colourway for this project. Robot images will be up within the next few days.



ADD-ON - WEAPON PACKS COMING AFTER THE CAMPAIGN

We're still working the details on this so bear with us for a full update.  WIP pictures coming very soon.

END OF UPDATES - BACK TO THE NORMAL CAMPAIGN

The What? 

With this project, we are aiming to raise funds to bring the full figure set pictured into reality.

Our product is a fully transformable 1/18th scale Cycle with a Rider (full dimensions are visible in the picture above), intended for adult collectors over the age of 16.  The rider transforms into the chest section of the Cycle as seen below.



We are already at the fully painted prototype stage, and these pictures below are of the hand-painted prototype.

Full backers get 1 x Cycle and 1 x Rider, which come with a variety of weapons, as well as a choice of heads to give you the option of making the character "Iride" or "Burley".  

Both Iride and Burley come with a choice of heads for the combined mode; normal face (which references the smaller robots features) or a battle mask for attack mode, as seen below.

Burley Heads
Burley Heads

 

Iride Heads
Iride Heads



We also have a basic support option which features a fully pose-able and display worthy "Prospect" rider on his own. The emphasis with this guy is on customisation, and we want you to create your own Bastard, with our favourites becoming "Patched in" official canonical members of the Unrustable Bastard Outlaw Motorcycle Group.  

This can be bought on its own, or as an ADD-ON to a full figure purchase.

Rider / Prospect Mold
Rider / Prospect Mold

The rest of the gang are also available for top tier supporters, who can choose to get the other five members of the gang as a set. Or you can grab all seven members of the gang with their bikes and a prospect, this is our most expensive reward but also our best value. Both of these reward levels include the EXCLUSIVE characters Axel, Chollo, Hollister, Hopper and Hazer which will never be available outside of this Kickstarter campaign.

All Seven Battle Masks are visible below, be sure to check out our website for more information about the other gang members, as well as a look at their normal heads.

Once you combine the rider and the vehicle, you get a fully pose-able and highly detailed action figure. 

All these figures are fully designed, with a prototype in-hand, and are already in tooling.  With a little help from you, the public, we can move into production and bring you these unique and cool toys.

Where do these fit?

Anywhere you like is the only answer a toy collector should ever need!  

 

The set is 1/18th compatibly, with the Rider figures measuring in at the standard 3&3/4 inch action figure scale!

The Story 

Our hero; Iride, is a member of an outlaw biker gang on a distant planet in a universe where biological beings have long gone extinct. Keeping one step ahead of the law and clear of other motorcycle clubs are his biggest challenges, but when word reaches the gang that an undercover agent has infiltrated the group, the game changes...possibly forever.

For more on the backstory and individual characters profiles, check out our website.

 

Who and how?

Mayhem Mekanics are an experienced group of toy designers, writers and product managers specializing in creating new IP's and bringing them to market. If you are familiar with third party Transformers, it might interest you to know we have successfully worked with Mastermind Creations, iGear, Mech iDeas, Keith's Fantasy Club, Fans Project, Make Toys, and many more to bring several toy products to market, and are now branching out with a completely new, wholly original transformable toy range.

Check out our "About Us" section to find out more!  We are working with one of the most respected factories from the 3P scene to make sure these toys are the best they can be.

Why this product?

  

A selection of weapons and heads
A selection of weapons and heads

At Mayhem Mekanics we don't just design and make great toys; we consider ourselves to be in the business of building original intellectual properties. As such there is a full back-story and fiction in place to help bring these characters and the universe they inhabit to life.

Unrustable Bastards is just one story set in the wider universe of a sandbox we like to call "Robo Dominion Saga". We have several stories and product lines planned; some small and self contained, others large and galaxy spanning. We believe in our product, and the stories of the Robo Dominion universe, and want the universe to continually expand offering more story, more characters, more toys, and more media.

Concept art
Concept art

To help tell the story, each release of the Unrustable Bastards will come with an 11 page full colour comic-book, these issues will link to tell a whole story set in the Unrustable Bastards universe.

More concept art
More concept art


We want your input while we build this universe, and our fans can contribute by sharing their customised figures, kitbashes, artwork, stories, animations, models...whatever you can imagine. We believe the toy robot fandom is blessed by some of the most creative individuals of any fandom, and we want to share that with the world through an interactive website showcasing the best of our fans creations; with the best of the best being inducted into the canonical universe of the Robo Dominion Saga. Your prospect figure could become an official member of the Unrustable Bastards!

Prospect Figure
Prospect Figure

Why should you back this project? 

By backing this project, you are helping to bring to life a very cool toyline and characters as tangible, real world objects - intended to be played with, customised, or displayed. This figure is the first in what we hope to be a continuing line of figures and media, incorporating but not exclusive to the mediums of comics, animation, prose fiction, motion comics, video games and potentially much more.

When?

The time-lines set are approximations based on our experience working with factories in the past, for more information see "Risks and Challenges" below.

Distribution?

Don't you hate backing a project and then paying a fortune in shipping?  And then extra customs charges as they come into your country?  Not with this project!  

We've spoken to our friends around the globe and secured separate distribution points for the Americas, Asia, and UK / Europe.  Meaning not only is your shipping cost minimal, but when your item arrives, there are no nasty surprises.

The Rewards

We wanted to keep these clear and simple.  We didn't want to confuse the campaign with T-shirts, patches and posters (although we hope to produce those in the future!).  This campaign is to bring The Unrustable Bastards toyline to life, and all of the focus will rightly be on what we feel is an amazing product. 

STRETCH GOALS

UNLOCKED - Spector Rogues

A rogue offshoot of the Bastards. Spector General, the leader of the Rogues, challenged for leadership of the Bastards, and when it fell to Burley he left the group for good. Taking a few members with him when he left, he has been recruiting off-world ever since, looking for anyone who has a grudge against the Bastards.

Unlocked at $80,000, Spector General will be added as an add-on figure for those who want to grab this super limited production piece.

Spector General
Spector General



$70,000 - Otomo (UNLOCKED)

This reward is an add-on which unlocks at $70k, includes a significantly different figure and the bike - cast in red - featuring a plethora of decals.

You either know what this is and want it, or you don't.  But I think the new colour photos sell it better than I could.

$100,000 - Ataxia  

As the Road Captain for the Doom Bringers, it is rumored that Ataxia comes from beyond the known rim of the universe. Not much is known about this enigmatic leader, but some say he rode his bike through space until the end of the universe and met his creator - although some suspect it might have been the anti-creator. Since returning, he has been a champion of entropy, and while his biker group has only been founded recently, its ranks are swelling vastly. Comes with TWO unique riders and bike. At $100,000, Ataxia will be unlocked as an add-on full figure with bike (pictures unlocked at $70k).

$140,000 - Nimbus Quarrel

Our FINAL homage, Nimbus's past saw him working as a mercenary for an eco-terrorist group called LANDSLIDE. Nimbus has a symbiotic relationship with his bike, which is sentient. Together, the two are leaders of the Wolf Pack.

This stretch goal will be a limited add-on, which comes with bike with new black and grey deco and a new rider, also includes a new weapon; the Buster Sword which can be mounted on the bike.

More information and pictures unlock at $120k
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Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is getting the funding ahead of time to make this project happen. It's that simple. We have a full, working in-hand prototype and tooling has begun, so the project is already quite far along.

We have the knowledge and the experience to bring these figures to market and we have done so before with several other products which can be seen on several of our Facebook links.

Once funded, our biggest challenge will be keeping to our estimated shipping dates, as experience has proven that with the best of intentions delays can still happen. Rest assured, we believe the final product is the most important thing, and while delays may slow the project down, a great figure stands the test of time forever.

We will never rush a figure to market for the sake of a deadline, we will always aspire to making the figure the absolute best it can be, and most importantly; WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED.

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    Honorary Bastard

    Certificate for supporters of the project. Our way of saying thanks to people who just want to support the project without committing to the figures.
    This will be emailed to you.

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    Little Bastard

    Limited, full colour character postcard for supporters of the project. Our way of saying thanks to people who just want to support the project without committing to the figures.

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    Prospective Bastard

    The Prospect basic figure. 90mm tall, fully poseable figure. Can be used to create your own biker gang prospect character.
    These can be submitted to us for considration, and the best of these will be officially inducted into the Unrustable Bastards gang and will feature in fiction.

    Can be bought on its own, or as an ADD-ON. To add this to a full figure order, simply pledge an additional $35 with any order.

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    Early Bastard

    1 x Full figure with vehicle.
    Comes with swappable parts to make our main character; Iride, OR Road Captain Burley.
    Comes with the fully transformable Bastard-Cycle, which stands 190mm tall when converted.
    Interacts with other basic figures such as the Prospect.

    Save $20 by backing early - only available for the month of October!

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    Standard Bastard

    1 x Full figure with vehicle.
    Comes with swappable parts to make our main character; Iride, OR Road Captain Burley.
    Comes with the fully transformable Bastard-Cycle, which stands 190mm tall when converted.
    Interacts with other basic figures such as the Prospect.

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    Bastard Plus One

    1 x Full figure with vehicle, AND Prospect (due to popular demand).

    Comes with swappable parts to make our main character; Iride, OR Road Captain Burley.
    Comes with the fully transformable Bastard-Cycle, which stands 190mm tall when converted.

    The Prospect basic figure. 90mm tall, fully poseable figure. Can be used to create your own biker gang prospect character.

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    Double Bastards

    2 x Full figure with vehicle.
    Main character Iride AND Road Captain Burley.
    Comes with TWO fully transformable Bastard-Cycles, which stand 190mm tall when converted.
    Interacts with other basic figures such as the Prospect.

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    Best of Both Bastards

    This special two pack comes with 2 Bikes and Riders as follows:

    1 set of "Unrustable Bastard" Bike and Rider (including both Iride and Burley heads)

    1 set of the unlocked add-on figure "Spector Rogues" Bike and Rider (including both Spector General and Spector Trooper heads).

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    Otomo + Bastard

    This special two pack comes with 2 Bikes and Riders as follows:

    1 set of the unlocked add-on figure "Otomo" Bike and Rider (including decal sheet).

    1 set of "Unrustable Bastard" Bike and Rider (including both Iride and Burley heads)

    ITEMS MAY SHIP SEPARATELY

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    Triple Threat Bastard

    This Triple Figure Set comes with:

    At least one set of "Unrustable Bastard" Bike and Rider (including both Iride and Burley heads)
    and your choice of TWO more Bikes and Riders, it can be another Unrustable Bastard, or it can be any combination of the following:

    Set of the unlocked add-on figure "Spector Rogues" Bike and Rider (including both Spector General and Spector Trooper heads).

    Set of the unlocked add-on "Otomo" Bike and Rider (with decals)

    MAY SHIP SEPARATELY

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    Fatal Four Bastard

    This special four pack comes with 4 Bikes and Riders, as follows:

    2 sets of "Unrustable Bastard" Bike and Rider (including both Iride and Burley heads)

    2 sets of the unlocked add-on figure "Spector Rogues" Bike and Rider (including both Spector General and Spector Trooper heads).

    As a special bonus, this set comes with the exclusive 5 heads to make Axel, Chollo, Hazer, Hopper and Hollister, but is strictly limited to 52 sets taken from the original allocation of 200.

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    Rest of the Bastards

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

    The rest of the Unrustable Bastard gang; all 5 remaining members and their 5 bikes.
    This is the only way to get five members of the gang; Axel, Chollo, Hazer, Hollister and Hopper, as KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES, they will never be available elsewhere.

    The five exclusive figure heads with this pledge are limited to 200 in the world.

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    Fatal Five Mash-up

    Two Unrustable Bastard Bikes and Riders (Burley and Iride)

    Two Spector Rogue Bikes and Riders (Spector General and Spector Trooper)

    One Otomo Bike and Rider

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    All the Bastards

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

    All of the Unrustable Bastard gang; all 7 remaining members and their bikes, plus the Prospect.
    This is the only way to get five members of the gang; Axel, Chollo, Hazer, Hollister and Hopper, as KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES, they will never be available elsewhere. Also includes Iride and Burley, and a prospect.

    The five exclusive figure heads with this pledge are limited to 200 in the world.

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    7 BASTARDS 2 ROGUES

    SUPER LIMITED KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

    All of the Unrustable Bastard gang; all 7 remaining members and their bikes, plus the Prospect.
    Includes Axel, Chollo, Hazer, Hollister and Hopper, as KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES, they will never be available elsewhere outside of this campaign. Also includes Iride and Burley, and a prospect.

    The five exclusive figure heads with this pledge are limited to 200 in the world.

    Also includes 2 sets of the Spector Rogues colourways, to make Spector General and Spector Trooper.

    If Otomo is unlocked, this will also be included as a super thank you for backing at this level.

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    Retailer Bastard #1 - Axel

    Available for retailers only - 4 Cases of 12 Bikes and Riders (48 total)

    These specially marked "Kickstarter Edition" Retailer Exclusives will be released one month before the normal retail version, and will feature the stock Burley and Iride heads, as well as an exclusive to this retailer head and tampos.
    This reward features the super exclusive Axel head, which is a Kickstarter exclusive design limited to just 200 units, and will only be available through this campaign.

    Final shipping costs To Be Determined.

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    Retailer Bastard #2 - Chollo

    Available for retailers only - 4 Cases of 12 Bikes and Riders (48 total)

    These specially marked "Kickstarter Edition" Retailer Exclusives will be released one month before the normal retail version, and will feature the stock Burley and Iride heads, as well as an exclusive to this retailer head and tampos.
    This reward features the super exclusive Chollo head, which is a Kickstarter exclusive design limited to just 200 units, and will only be available through this campaign.

    Final shipping costs To Be Determined.

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    Retailer Bastard #3 - Hazer

    Available for retailers only - 4 Cases of 12 Bikes and Riders (48 total)

    These specially marked "Kickstarter Edition" Retailer Exclusives will be released one month before the normal retail version, and will feature the stock Burley and Iride heads, as well as an exclusive to this retailer head and tampos.
    This reward features the super exclusive Hazer head, which is a Kickstarter exclusive design limited to just 200 units, and will only be available through this campaign.

    Final shipping costs To Be Determined.

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    Retailer Bastard #4 - Hollister

    Available for retailers only - 4 Cases of 12 Bikes and Riders (48 total)

    These specially marked "Kickstarter Edition" Retailer Exclusives will be released one month before the normal retail version, and will feature the stock Burley and Iride heads, as well as an exclusive to this retailer head and tampos.
    This reward features the super exclusive Hollister head, which is a Kickstarter exclusive design limited to just 200 units, and will only be available through this campaign.

    Final shipping costs To Be Determined.

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    Retailer Bastard #5 - Hopper

    Available for retailers only - 4 Cases of 12 Bikes and Riders (48 total)

    These specially marked "Kickstarter Edition" Retailer Exclusives will be released one month before the normal retail version, and will feature the stock Burley and Iride heads, as well as an exclusive to this retailer head and tampos.
    This reward features the super exclusive Hopper head, which is a Kickstarter exclusive design limited to just 200 units, and will only be available through this campaign.

    Final shipping costs To Be Determined.

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Funding period

- (30 days)