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@Shaun, not at all, they are almost totally retooling which basically means 2 to 3 moths of redoing tooling plates. We will receive color samples in December and then once we approve those samples the figures will go into production ;)
Has this all changed now that a certain kickstarter filled with "adventure" enthusiasts has been reinstated?
@AWOK Tribe - We wanted to mention on the comments section since some of you missed the last two updates that our production time has been pushed waaaay ahead of schedule due to two other projects being delayed or canceled with our factory. It is for this reason we have closed out the backerkit portion of the backerkit so we can pay the factory for the order. Pre-orders will stay open until the figures arrive state side so you can still place orders that way. Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding!
Brandon & Jason
p.s. @ Leonardo we will cover the remaining AWOK All stars statues at a later date ;)
Just got charged. Really excited for these guys!
@Jason - Quick question: What happens to all the other figures that weren't unlocked? You mentioned getting them all released at some point, so I thought I'd ask. Would they be included as possible add-ons to a Series 2 KickStarter? Or will you be adding them to your webstore? The former might be a good way to sell any leftover stock while getting in more pledges too, I think, if that's how you decide to go.
Basically, what I'm saying is: I want Grimley, and I'm sad we didn't unlock him again. :(
I just sent you a message Jason. I have concerns about how much shipping I have paid and why I am getting charged shipping on Scarps. Thx
If you message us your email, we can tell you exactly what the $30 is for, thanks T
Trying to do my backerkit now, after all my selections I still have $30 leftover. I know I will be choosing two additional figures not included in the backerkit but what is this $30 for? Wasn't that supposed to cover the initial shipping? Or should I just add on even more stuff with the $30 credit?
@Jesus he comes with a Katina and two Sias, ;)
What weapons will Tiberius come with and what color will the second head be?
Hey folks! I know most of you are 1:18 scale junkies - and this campaign has pulled me in that direction as well - but I wanted to let you know about a 1:12 campaign for fully articulated skeleton and heroic build blanks (similar to the smaller H.A.C.K.S. blanks).
Check it out - any and all support is welcome!
@Leonard oops sorry we missed it, the KS messages are grouped into chains and we had a lot of messages over the last few days, we'll get you fixed up first thing Monday morning!
@Shaun ha I love the sound of that!
Just a little over a week left now. So exciting!
@Jason - Sent you a messsge a couple days ago and haven't heard back. I know you're pretty busy, but just wanted to give a heads up.
I see Scraps flying around the galaxy in his heavily modified freighter, the Trash Panda, along with his trusty human sidekick "Stinky."
@Lamar we have all the details in our latest update ;)
@jason when will our cards. E charged for our items that we've selected?
So excited that Scraps is available!!! He's 1 of my favorites for sure. I'm going to have some great battles with my AWOK and BFS figures.
@Ryan I'll add Scraps for the first 5 options of the backer kit first thing in the morning! Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
Are we only allowed 1 Scraps figure to our survey? I'd like to add a 2nd but the option for him is only showing up once for me and only under the 1st pick slot.
@NoNickels we will ship your items together :) We cant guarantee their will be a lot of stock left after fulfillment to the backers and orders from online stores like BBTS are complete. We'd recommend pre-ordering to insure you get the items you want.
My backer kit closed, and I had to pre-Order scraps instead, will it combine my orders even though I had to enter my info twice?
How is availability looking after this initial wave of pre-orders? I had to change my order last second due to life happening, and have about ten figures I want to pick up later.
Can't access my backerkit to add three Scraps.
Heading over to the backerkit to adjust the shipping ;)
Just picked up several scraps. I got charged shipping for him though. Will he be combined with our existing orders so we don't have to pay shipping twice?
The Factory is moving at a lightning pace, we are just basically waiting to hear back from them to make sure we can add the figure to this order. We promise to keep you all up to date as soon as we hear from them :)
No Scraps? 2 weeks ago you posted we could add him to our orders if the goal was reached. What has changed in the meantime?
$11,800+ now raised in BackerKit.
TRASH PANDA INTENSIFIES!!! :D
@Jason - Were you perchance replying to my previous post? Might give the wrong impression with Jeff's comment there...
We are so far into production, that we arent sure if the factory will allow it. We have a scheduled update for next week and will know for sure by then. The figure will be made it just may not be part of series one.
Free Scraps? Looks like $11,700?
The unpainted factory samples look SO good. Dying for more pictures..and for you to show off that sweet, sweet, Atreiu headsculpt!!
@Jason - Ooh, lots of new info! I realize you probably get asked about Series 2 all the time, so thank you for this.
I don't mean to get ahead of myself here, but if I may ask, once we unlock the All-Stars, how viable might it be to go straight to Thane as the next unlockable figure? Even just as a small, limited run? It's just with this new info, I'm a little curious about this. It'll probably be more expensive to skip ahead to Thane with four more basics waiting in the wings, but perhaps doing even just him before the remaining figures might drum up additional interest for new backers, and be additional incentive for those already backing the project.
I don't know, maybe I'm just impatient to unlock the All-Stars already. :)
@Bryan correct the main focus of the next kickstarter, will be to fund the Deluxe figures with the birds and bats being stretch goals!
Jason, I just want to clarify. The kick-starter tour talking about the deluxe stuff will be the main goal with the birds and bats as stretch goals right? I just don't want to go through another kick-starter to end up with locked stretch goals that are again the gorillas from this one. Of course it's your project but it would be a shame to miss out on the gorillas a second time.
We are planning doing a summer 2018 Kickstarter for the Deluxe figures that will include
Deluxe: gorillas, bears, rhino, elephant and ox
Basic: birds and bats.
During that Kickstart we will have a poll allowing backers to vote on what types of characters we do after that.
We decided to go ahead and add the birds and bats to the deluxe Kickstarter since so many of the parts from the previous body can be used for these figures as well.
So, after months of looking, I finally just got an Usagi figure from the Nick TMNT series, in his "normal" unarmored look. Last one at the store too. Great figure. But it got me thinking: If and when AWOK Series 2 comes around, what stuff do you guys hope to see in it?: Magic effects parts? Powered armor suits? Magical ice spears for hunting dragons? Jason and Brandon have teased female figures and reptile- and bird-based figures, and with the graphic novel taking a more sci-fi-ish route later in the story, there's a lot of possibilities. I know it'll be awhile coming still, but I just thought it'd be fun to speculate a little as to what other stuff might be in it.
For me: The much asked for shield pack. I've seen the shield design from the previous KickStarter, and would love to get some slightly updated ones for the figures I'm getting. A second shield design would be nice too, smaller, with maybe a small spike at the center. Don't know if there'll be other shield designs in the shield pack or if they'll just be in multiples to match the figure 3-packs and 6-packs, but it's good to think about. Oh, and also a claymore as long as a figure is tall. That'd be pretty sweet.
What about you guys?
Send us a message on what's going on and we'll get you fixed up! ;)
Ok, I was reviewing my backer kit and I'm coming away very confused.
@Bryan and Lucy - thanks for the support, team! Your innovative ideas and backing definitely help move AWOK in the right direction (-:
@Dwalin- To add to your sentiment, this is the first 1:18 scale line I've bought into and since doing so have been on the lookout for other similarly scaled figures that might go with them. I didn't have to wait long and will be buying into the Power Lords relaunch which seem a good fit with these character designs. And although I have no interest in army men, I am now thinking of buying some MTF exo suits for AWOK use. The suits require plug-in holes so some critters will be needed to drill holes into ( much cheaper than MTF figures and would still be able to use the additional heads from the regular AWOK figures ). All these toylines are starting to merge.
It was update 17 where we got comparison pics. I believe it is a marvel universe wolverine, maybe a neca(?) ninja turtle, and another figure which was from the boss studios line i think. Just in case anyone was curious what update dwalin is referring to.
@Tribe - hey, gang! I wanted to throw some ideas out there that made me increase my pledge and now my additional preorder lol just in case you were on the fence about doing the same. Check out my super cool logic;
1) Our 1st KS was a GREAT success and these figures look AMAZING! From our achievements as a team, we made a strong tribe and our tribe is growing. Kudos to you, AWOK Fans! We know that Spero has more on the way and purchasing these figures now is the way to unlock more sweet AWOK All-Stars, such as Scraps!
2) Also, the prices right now are excellent! $15 per blank and $20 for an individual figure = FANTASTIC! Other toy companies have similar sized figures out there priced above that of AWOK and I understand that expenses are what they are, but nobody knows what the future holds. From what I've read, the prices of making figures have been increasing. As you know, this tends to result in an increase in the price per figure for Creators and fair enough, for us fans. In additon to that, nothing is certain, but I didn't want to take a chance in paying more for these figures in the future on eBay. Plus, I'd much rather give my $ now to the AWESOME creators, Jason and Brandon, and help them make AWOK go above and beyond.
3) With the ability to swap parts and customize your own figures, the possibilities are endless! Not to mention that there are several other figure lines from other independent to companies that AWOK figures can roll with. If you guys missed the BFS and AWOK figure comparison, it is listed in an update on the KS site. Seeing that expanded my imagination and plans for my AWOK figures when they arrive.
4) This is more of a side note; I love this project and I believe in the Creators. I know many people feel the same, and have increased their pledges and/or have made preorders as well, and every little bit really helps. Even $15 here and there for a blank, $10 for armor or weapons, etc, can make a BIG difference. I'm not asking for you to throw it all out there, but this is for a good cause, for the Tribe, for AWOK!
5) FREE THANE!!!
I haven't looked in a while, but as of this post, we are just $977 away from unleashing the Trash Panda.
@NoNickels - No all the colors will be dull Matte finish with the acception of weapon blades. Also the color swatches next to each panetone color arent accurate and it would be best to use a panetone book to see the actual colors.
Are the colors going to be as shiny as the color bible pictures, or for like the Prototypes?
Hope all our tribe members in the effected areas are safe. Glad to see Jason back. Sorry to hear there was a death in the family of the creators.
I filled out my backerkit and changed it so I got five figures instead of what I initially planned. Now to grab some more money and add on at least the comic if not more figure. (Gonna be all in at this rate. Lol)
There's AWOK looking awesome at the Indy Expo!!!
Good Morning Tribe! We hope everyone is doing well, and staying safe with all these storms, wild fires and earth quakes.
We willpost the Pantone Color Bible in an update so that you guys can see what the factory will be getting as well as a video interview with Pixel Dan at the Indiana Toy Expo!
we are so close to freeing Scraps!
Is there anyway to get a full list of Pantone colors that are being used? ive seen a few pics featuring Baron Kah Lee and Pale, but how about the colors for the armour sets and weapons pack etc? Hard to complete my backer kit with out knowing what colors will match up and that.
Best wishes to Team Sphero during these tough times. Hang in there and Free Scraps! So close!
From Team Spero - Hi, Tribe! We just wanted everyone to know that we are making solid progress at the factory. Due to the imminent storms and a death in the family, we are taking some time off to recoup, but we are here if you need us. Thank you and stay safe!