Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:34 PM
There won't be another KS for a while and it will be after Series 2.
Why didn't it hit the goal? The most basic reason was not enough people were able to or interested enough to pledge.
Why that is, I can't honestly say. A lot of folks have lots of ideas why, and it could be any of those or a combination thereof.
So, rather than throw up another KS, I'm just going to self fund the next batch. But will it be weapons or will it be weaponless figures?
I can do one or the other pretty quickly, but I can't do both quickly.
And if I do figures without weapons again, does that hurt the line?
If I do weapons next, will there be enough buy-in from the fans (not just RotB fans, but mini figure fans) to recoup most of the costs and move on to the next batch of figures?
As far as the technical side of things
2 figures fit in one mold. And I am hoping that alternate heads can fit also.
8-9 weapons can all fit in one mold.
But even if we could fit 2 weapons in the mold with the 2 figures, would we really want to?
That limits what colors you can have weapons in, since they have to be shot with the figures as well. It also increases the run costs, since you have to run figures and weapons all at once.
So that is really why the weapons need to be in their own mold.
At this point I am looking at waiting until I have enough for both and doing that, with some of the repaints releasing in the interim.
I'm putting together an order for the Rhinox/Scorponok repaints later this month. Those should come pretty quickly. It will be nice if that can peak the interest of some of the TF fans.
I am also hoping that we can get the first part of the comic out in the next 3 months. A great storyline with great art always draws interest!
But as it sits, what we really need is more people interested in RotB. I'm certainly committed and I know most of you reading this are as well. How do we expand that?