Final tooling sample images and delivery update.
8 days ago
– Sat, May 19, 2018 at 09:03:08 PM
We finally have the final tooling samples from the factory. You can see images below.
These will be sent out to get painted by the prototype painter shortly. Unfortunately since the factory got behind the painter is booked till July, so we won't see the paint masters till mid/late July.
From there they go to the factory so the factory can start the paint samples. I'll keep pushing the factory as much as I can, but I think we're looking at a Q3 delivery at this time. I'll keep everyone updated as we move forward. Thanks for your patience and understanding, based on these samples once you get these in hand I know it'll be worth the wait.
Tooling samples are on their way!
14 days ago
– Sun, May 13, 2018 at 12:34:47 AM
The factory has output the tooling samples for over 30 figures.
Here are some image as they assembled them for shipping. I should have these next week.
I wish were at this place a year ago, but we're still working as fast as we can to get these done. Once I get them in hand they'll go to the prototype painter.
Thanks again everyone
April Update...New tooling images
about 2 months ago
– Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 12:28:44 AM
We just got a few images of the tooling adjustments. There are still a couple minor issues, including the gap between the upper leg and crotch but we're hoping to have those resolved soon. You can see images below, along with a comparison with the old shorted tooling.
I know this is taking longer than expected but we're working hard to make these figures great! I'm hoping to have samples in hand in a few weeks, so I'll take better images at that point.
So what's next steps? Once the tooling is finaled we're going to move on the paint masters. Paint masters were not part of our original project plan, we hoped the 3D renders would be sufficient for the factory. This worked very well for our Amazing Heroes Retroverse line but as these figures require more paint decos we have decided to have Ed Bradley (Sideshow, Diamond) do the paint masters for the figures. Here are a couple paint masters he just did for a new comic book line we are working on.
Traditionally this is done earlier in the process, but because of the nature of the Kickstarter timeline and the fact that we feel strongly the factory needs painted samples, we are doing this after tooling. These paint masters will allow the factory to have a in-hand reference of how we want the production figures to look. This will cause the figures to be delayed a bit more than we would like but we feel this will achieve a better result in the long run.
We will of course keep you updated as things progress at every stage. Thanks again for all the support, I know this has been a long road but it will be worth it in the end.
Eagle Force Handbook and Comic has been distributed, plus a look at the adjusted scale
3 months ago
– Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 09:08:46 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates. It was Chinese New Year and the factory was shut down for most of February.
We just distributed the Eagle Force Handbook Vol. 1 and the Eagle Force Comic Strip via a digital download. You should have received an email notification from BackerKit to download these rewards.
Here is a look at the scale adjustment for the revised tooling. Still a lot of tweaks need to made on the figure in the joint areas, but as you can see it's now taller than the previous tooling. I should have more images to share in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for all the support everyone. I hope you enjoying reading the Handbook and Comic. Justin, Steven, Ryan and Peter did an amazing job putting this all together, I can't thank them enough.
Packaging images ...quick update
4 months ago
– Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 10:58:59 PM
I wanted to share a quick update of the packaging for the 1st assortment of Eagle Force figures....art by Steven Butler Studios and design by Jason Bienvenu.
I hope to have revised tooling images to show in the next couple of weeks.