The Hardsuit project is one that has generated a huge amount of interest from the wargames community and we are taking to Kickstarter to make sure we do it RIGHT!
We know that these are our most anticipated figure set and we want to make sure we are ready for the surge of interest. This Kickstarter will help us gauge that interest with enough lead time to have everything perfect for our early 2014 launch.
The sculpture is nearly 100% complete with a few tweaks to come for manufacturing purposes. In an ideal scenario our actual lead time to produce the figures - from 3D print through to production molds and boxed release - is about a month. We've added three additional months of cushion to guarantee that these are absolutely perfect and that we can meet the demand.
Each box set of the UAMC Hardsuits will contain 8 figures (two 4 figure squads) with multiple weapons options. Our Hardsuits will be made with spin plastic. MSRP $29.95
If we make over $7000 with this project we have our German Mech project all lined up for production. The sculpture is nearly 100% complete but requires a few tweaks for manufacturing purposes. The lead time on these figures is going to be a little bit longer than our Hardsuits because we are using a different process for production. We would expect to get these figures from digital files to production molds and a boxed release in 2-3 months but will add an additional cushion of three months to guarantee they are absolutely perfect and that we can meet the demand. Expect the delivery of the German Mech figures around May 2014. (expect PAINTED figures June/July 2014)
Each box set of the German Mech will contain 2 figures. Our German Mechs will be made out of hard plastic. MSRP $34.95
If we make over $10,000 with this project we will be releasing a Kickstarter exclusive LEFT ARM WEAPON OPTION for the UAMC HARDSUITS. This will include the equivalent of one box of Hardsuit arms.
If we make over $12,500 with this project we will be releasing a UAMC HARDSUIT HEAVY WEAPON SQUAD set. The sculptures on these are nearly 100% complete but require a few tweaks for manufacturing purposes. The Heavy Weapon Squad will feature an open hatch command figure and 3 heavy weapon hardsuits. The lead time on these will not be much longer than the hardsuits but will require a little more time to account for any additional sculpts that may be needed. We would expect to get these figures from digital files to production molds and a boxed release in 3-4 months but we will add a month to ensure the quality of the product. Expect the delivery of the UAMC HEAVY WEAPON HARDSUITS around March/April 2014.
Each box set of the UAMC Hardsuit Heavy Weapon Squad will contain 4 figures. Our UAMC Hardsuit Heavy Weapon Squad will be made out of spin plastic. MSRP $19.95
(Kickstarter exclusive LEFT ARM WEAPON OPTION will include applicable left arm heavy weapon options if stretch goal is unlocked)
If we make over $22,000 with this project we will be releasing a UAMC FEMALE MARINE set. The FEMALE MARINE set will include 14 female marine figures. This includes a 12 woman squad and 2 hardbeam toting heavy weapons figures. All of these figures are in their concept stage currently and part of the goal for this one is to get us top grade sculpts! The lead time on these will be much longer than the hardsuits and the German mech. We would expect to get these figures released in 5-6 months but we will add a couple of months to properly ensure the quality of the product. Expect the delivery of the UAMC FEMALE MARINES around July/August 2014.
Each box set of the UAMC FEMALE MARINES will contain 14 figures. Our UAMC FEMALE MARINES will be made out of spin plastic. MSRP $29.95
Once unlocked, any reward level that includes a STRETCH GOAL BONUS will receive an equivalent number of FEMALE MARINE box sets!!! Expect add ons to parallel standard hardsuit add ons.
If we make over $26,000 with this project we will be releasing an exclusive UAMC FEMALE MARINE NCO figure. This will be a single command figure. This figure is still in the concept stage. The lead time on this figure will be about the same as for the Standard UAMC FEMALE MARINE set.
Once unlocked, ALL backers receiving at least one reward level will receive a single UAMC FEMALE MARINE NCO figure!!
If we make over $32,000 with this project we will be releasing an exclusive UAMC HARDSUIT NCO figure. This will be a single command figure. This figure will have the option of an open or closed hatch and will come with a unique Kickstarter exclusive head. The lead time on this figure will be about the same as for the UAMC HARDSUIT HEAVY WEAPONS SQUAD set.
Once unlocked, ALL backers receiving at least one reward level will receive a single UAMC HARDSUIT NCO figure!!
All pledge levels can be combined, just let us know which levels you wanted to pledge once the project is over.
A note on shipping...
All of our reward levels include free shipping to the US and Canada and $5 shipping worldwide. This shipping cost is applicable to one shipment of ALL of your product. This means that we will hold all shipments until all the product you are getting is completed.
We understand that given the extended release dates of some of our stretch goals this may not be ideal for some of you. Because of this we are giving everybody the option to have everything shipped in 2 waves. The first wave will be when the UAMC Hardsuits are ready to go out. We will ship them to everybody at once along with everything else you are slated to receive that is done by that time. The second wave will be once the remainder of the product is completed. This first wave/second wave option is an extra $10.
For anybody that is receiving boxes from our 'any set' option and would like your product shipped sooner than the hardsuits we can ship that product for an extra $5.
In the case of the NCO figures and shipping, if the NCO figures are the only figures holding up your order from being shipped with the first wave (i.e. you're only getting Hardsuits or one of our 'Any Sets') we will ship your regular product with the first wave and hold off on the free figure until they are ready. This is of course unless you don't mind waiting until the whole order is ready.
Shipping for the NCO figure that is separate from the first wave order (as stated above) will be free in the US and Canada but due to the large amount of orders that need to be fulfilled we would ask that anyone requesting this internationally please pledge an extra $5 in shipping.
This change in shipping costs is due to increased interest and amount of product that is to be shipped upon completion.
Risks and challenges
We're a very small company and very aware of our limitations. The reason for this Kickstarter is to produce what we believe will be one of our most popular sets in a more controlled environment where we can better anticipate demand and be able to plan for it with lots of cushion time built in.
Now that we've produced several sets in-house we're confident that our process, materials, and team are the right ones to make this set a huge success. In-house manufacturing allows us to control the process and quality precisely and make sure we are meeting the standards you deserve.
The beauty of Kickstarter is that if we don't meet our goal, your pledges are safe and if we do we know that we have budgeted appropriately to make this a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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