The Android Collective.
Welcome to the launch of The Android Collective.
This campaign, if successful, will see the launch of a new range of miniatures which will be added to the Blind Beggar Miniatures catalogue,
This initial Phase of Androids, known as the 'Andy' Series, will be the first release in a growing selection of all things robotic that will be added to the range over time.
The 'Andy' Series
The 'Andy' Series are based on an original design first conceived and created by Andym Industries (the MK1).
This original design was later acquired by the BB Corporation where further research and development saw this pattern evolve into a range of models with differing specifications.
There are currently six different models in the 'Andy' Series, but rumours of more in the late development stage with at least one, the MK 7, approaching imminent release, abound.
CORRECTION: The Mk 7 has now been UNLOCKED and added to the Collective.
The Pledge Levels.
Take a look at the Pledge Levels on the right to see the options available for acquiring some 'Andy's of your own. They range from the option of a single 'Andy' right up to one of each model or even more.
There are also a limited number of Master Castings available to those that get there first.
£1200 Stretch Goal: UNLOCKED!
Should funding reach £1200 then the Andy Mk 7 (the 'Andl'...) will be added to the Collective.
The Mk 7 (nicknamed the 'Andi') has been programmed to work in a variety of 'Companion' roles.
Mk 7 Androids will be added free to the following Pledge Levels should funding reach the required level:
'All Of The Androids': 1x Mk 7 Android added to Pledge.
'There Were Many Copies': 2x Mk 7 Android added to Pledge.
'The Masters': 2x Mk 7 Android added to Pledge.(Master Castings)
Here are some sample colour schemes of the initial six models and the Mk 7 Stretch Goal.
All of the above figures have 'slotta' base tabs, which have been designed tol fit most types of plastic slotted bases.
Bases are NOT supplied.
There are several reasons for this:
Firstly, whichever type that I chose may not necessarily be compatible with those of any given Backer.
Secondly, I would have to increase the cost of all Pledges to cover this.
Thirdly, and most importantly, the space that they occupy could take parcels from the Large Letter category, which 95% of all parcels so far in previous campaigns have fit into, up to a Small Parcel and thus increase the postage further. This can be quite a significant increase when sending overseas.
Bearing all these factors in mind I have decided it makes more sense not to add them.
For those of you in the UK needing to acquire bases, I would recommend em4:
Risks and challenges
I have already run many successful Kickstarter campaigns, all of which have funded and have been fulfilled well within the time frame specified at the the time of launch.
I see no reason why this should be any different as the figures have already been sculpted and master moulds have been made to eliminate as much risk of delays as is possible.
This project is to fund the production moulding and casting of the Androids.
I have factored in extra time for any delay in casting, so every pledge should be fulfilled in time.
The only problem would be if the Android Masters took exception and rose up in rebellion, but their programming should prevent this.....
- (10 days)