The Third Android Collective.
Welcome to the launch of The Third Android Collective.
This campaign, if successful, will see the expansion of the Androids and Robots range of miniatures produced by Blind Beggar Miniatures,
This Third Collective of Androids will see the extension of the 'Andy' Series, with a new selection of models which fulfil even more roles in society.
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 thirteen different models in production in the 'Andy' Series, This campaign will, hopefully, see the introduction of several more.
The New Models
The new models that the BB Corporation would like to put into production are shown here:
Please note that the MK 14 is a two-part miniature.
The First and Second Collective miniatures..
Here are the miniatures from the First and Second Collective campaigns.
The Original Android Collective, featuring Mk's 1-7,
The Second Android Collective, featuring Mk's 8-13 (and also includes 'Barker', the Android dog, not pictured).
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. You will also find the option of getting hold of some of the earlier models from the previous campaigns.
1st Stretch Goal: UNLOCKED!
The Mk 20 model has been added to The Third Collective.
The Mk 20 of the series has been programmed to work as a specialist version of the 'Academic and Tuition' model normally associated with the Mk 4.
This model has been designed to educate very young children and has the option of various removable 'head' coverings to help facilitate this as the very young seem to particularly enjoy and react better to this than a standard 'Tuition' model, especially when the covering is of a popular children's entertainment character.
2nd Stretch Goal: £1600
Should the funding total reach £1600 a second Mk15 (Security Model) will be added to the Third Collective.
The Mk 15 has an imposing blank expression that helps accentuate it's imposing appearance. Armed with an inbuilt laser weapon and heavily armoured, the Mk 15 is a very effective, albeit expensive, option to provide security and protection. This model is most commonly employed by private corporations to protect its employees and property, although it has also been used by the more immoral elements of society for their own purposes.
All of the above figures have 'slotta' base tabs, which have been designed to 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.
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 and was successful in its application last time around.....
- (10 days)