Manufacturing update and Eagle Force Playsets update
28 days ago
– Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 10:15:32 PM
Here is our monthly update.
Not much new to report. The manufacturing factory is still trying to produce the remaining pieces to get to the finishing factory. They are 90% done but still moving very slowly. We got this image this week of the retooled vests and a Riot Trooper test shot.
We’re trying to get them to move faster but they are moving at their own pace. We’ve spoke to our new factory about moving the project with the existing pieces but they feel it’s too much of a logistical challenge to take it on. So they recommend we continue to work with the current factory to get the project complete. I’m told I’ll have an update next week, so you’ll have more info as soon as I do.
Eagle Force Playsets
D&J Toys has finalized the Eagle Force Playsets, so they are prepping those for shipping. See images below. If you ordered a Playset, Glider or Com Station , you’ll be getting an email from Backerkit this week to finalize your address so we get start shipping these items to you. If you don’t get the email and your address has changed please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 11:42:16 PM
I wanted to provide a quick update. We got some images of the factory of the printed the card backs....I hope to have samples of these in person soon.
If you backed our Larry Hama Kickstarter you’ve already seen the following email I got from the Factory last week the day before they were suppose to have product samples ready to show our Factory rep. I have not shared any direct factory correspondence with backers, but at this point you need to know what we are dealing with. I'm happy to share more of these as we get them in...so let me know in the comments if you want to see them.
Morning Bill, sorry that as recently inspection is frequent, the mass production painting work is affected, and now the full mass painting is on the way just. And the production samples can’t be done for the coming days. I am embarrassed for you, and the mass production will have to be fully done next month end. Now the full cards are 100% finished today. The clamshell is in halfway yet. Recently another reason is I am lack of fund for my factory regular turnover arrange, as I gave out too much private money to those a$$hole officers for factory relationships
I am suffering heavy stress from this year, I am worried dates after dates not comes as planned would make my factory in tense, but I can’t understand your stress more however.
The local officials frequently come to inspect, I loss much fund, and facing customers asking like you, I feel high responsible and feel exhausted, for these things to you all, I have no right to have complaint, and it’s not that, I just want you can know I am here and doing my factory efforts. And because also of these bad inspections this year.
Based on the current processing considering some factors, I would say middle(10th-20th) of August, the production painting of both EF and Hama can be finished.
So it looks they are pushing our production yet again until next month this time because of government factory inspections. We don't know if that is even true.
Our Project Mgr went to the factory to try to speak to them about accelerating production as they had told us we'd be in production in early July. They discovered that the factory is subcontracting the paint and assembly work to another factory. This subcontractor has started to paint the figures..see images below but does not have all the parts from the manufacturing factory. So we are putting pressure on the manufacturing factory to deliver the rest of the production pieces to the paint and assembly factory. The upside is our Project Mgr feels the assembly factory will do a good job once they have the parts to finish.
The factory continues to be unable to deliver on their scheduled delivery timeline. We do know they have produced(but not delivered) Spero's Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Wave 2 figures and our figures should be up next.
More info as we have it.
Time for a new update...the vests are now done the right way...
3 months ago
– Sat, Jul 06, 2019 at 05:42:31 PM
As you know I don't like to go long without an update. Not much new to report. The factory send over these images of the now corrected vest closers.
The figures are in production now and the factory has told me we'll have production samples sans tampos in 3 weeks. So as soon as those land you'll see pics.
Latest paint samples from the factory
4 months ago
– Sat, May 25, 2019 at 08:56:40 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates. Chris and his team have been putting pressure on the factory to move faster while not sacrificing the quality of the figures. As you know I don’t like to go longer than 4 weeks without an update but we were waiting on the factory to deliver on their promise to meet a deadline on finalizing the paint samples, which they missed by 3.5 weeks. So that said they finally finished the latest set of paint samples.
Chris and his team made them redo all the ones we got last year which we’re not up to our standard. Bellow you can see the latest PAINT SAMPLE (what the factory expects to deliver to us) on the left with the original PAINT MASTER (what we set to the factory to match to) on the right. Our paint masters look beat up to hell, but at least for the most part they matched them. There are a few minor notes here but we’ll finalized those next week. The factory is telling us they’ll move into production in June and plan to ship the product to us in late July. Now please take this with a grain of salt as the factory hasn’t been able to deliver on any dates thus far, but Chris and his team is working with the factory to deliver on time. The factory has also promised to deliver us some bonus items we can share with all our backers to make up for the delays, but until I have these in hand I’m not going to say more than that. We’ll send updates as soon as we have them. In the meantime please let us know if you have any questions. We’ll be asking for address changes/updates as we get closer to delivery.
On to the photos…again the latest PAINT SAMPLE (what the factory expects to deliver to us) on the left with the original PAINT MASTER (what we set to the factory to match to) on the right. Please note the logos/tampos are missing on these samples, but will be on the final production pieces.
More factory images and images of Eagle Island
6 months ago
– Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 08:07:48 PM
Got a few images to show this week.
We got some images from the factory of the base plastic colors for the bodies that match the paint masters. They look good, so once the paint samples have been finalized we can more into production.
Eagle Island Playsets
Also D&J Toys just sent over some images of the Eagle Island playsets. Still work to do here, but most of the pieces have been made. There will be some assembly required but it'll be minor.