You have my attention.
Play With This Too, an upcoming Kickstarter-funded line of 6 inch sci-fantasy figures just announced one of their planned Kickstarter Stretch Goals:
The figures are designed with interchangeable parts for easy customization and the heads all work on the same ball-joint size that Mattel used on the MOTU Classics. The previously announced figures may be of interest to the MOTU-fandom as well (the Facebook page has a good rundown of these) especially Bloodbath and Desolataur.It's Play With This Toosday! Every Tuesday from now until our crowd funding campaign begins in February 2015, we'll do reveals over our social networks. For our first "Toosday" reveal, here are our Serpents of the Coiled Table 3-pack. This concept was developed by Lord Trent of the Troop-lands and designed by Sir Steve the Redinger and Sir Aaron of House Archer.
"The Mysterious Serpents of the Coiled Table maintain order on their home-world of Aspalon. These fearsome cold-blooded warriors claim kinship with the snakes and serpent-men of all worlds and woe be to any man or machine that intervenes in their quests or, worse, goads them into battle.
Serving the will of their lord, King Adder, are Sir Pythanore, a wise and cunning aide to the King, Sir Fangramore LeVenomous, powerful lashing warrior of unequaled strength and a host of eager young viper squires ready to test their mettle and earn their honor."
Both Sir Pythanore and Sir Fangramore LeVenomous will be crowd funding exclusive characters. Additional Viper Squires will be available later on in different colors. The colors for the Viper Squire in this 3-pack will be exclusive to the set.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am involved with the project. The Serpents of the Coiled Table are one of my contributions.
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You have my attention.
PWTT also just showed off some of 3d printed weapon prototypes for their first figures, Desolataur and Bloodbath, with some MOTU classics and other figures:
The bright orange parts are BMOGs, a 5mm weapon system that you can build into robot animals. Many PWTT characters will come with miniature robot partners that will have similar functionality and will be fully compatible with the BMOG build system, as seen here in this render:
PWTT's Tumblr is here. Their Facebook page is here. Of special interest may be the "Head Shots" packs, which are going to be 3-packs of MOTU-classics compatible heads for customizing both PWTT figures and those that use the same ball-joint.
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And here's Desolataur, naked, showing off the modular parts system.
I see their Kickstarter just went live https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ost-protectors and seems to be going extremely well.
Anybody else as excited as I am about some of the stretch goals (full disclosure; I already pledged).
I pledged for everything.
Now to figure out what preorders I need to cancel and what stuff I need to sell.
Some of said stretch goals:
If we can reach the Serpents of the Coiled table stretch goal a lot of snake man armies could get some reinforcements.
There's a lot there for MOTU/MOTU-play alike collectors. The head-shot packs will use a ball joint that is compatible with that used on most MOTU classics, which may be of particular interest to customizers.
Glad someone bumped this thread!
I like these...a lot. I'm interested.
It's a shame these are going during the same time as the 4H's Mythic Legions KS. I'd probably pledge more.
TrentTroop, any chance we could some larger pics on the KS page of each of the character mock ups?
I'm loving most of what we've seen so far, and can't wait to see what else is in the pipe line.
Wow. The discussion here is rather pathetic. I guess there's just not as much MotU stuff for it compared to Transformers.
BTW, former Four Horsemen Chris Dahlberg is the one working on the 3D modelling of these figures.
Right from the start a monstrous Skeletor and Hordak homage are available. I really like the Skeletor. Unfortunately the Hordak isn't available unless you get all 5 of the figures. He's a KS exclusive. I'm not sure why Hordak didn't use the Bomb-Burst bat head though.
A staff set including a snake staff is available soon after the goal of $80K is reached, at $110K.
@$125 Sir Pythanore and a TF Pretender Iguanus are available. Despite Iguanus's head being different from the snakes, I think it looks really nice.
These two figures were posted just a few posts back by TrentTroop.
@$210K there's a vaguely 200X Moss-man looking head available.
Instead of a snakeman 3-pack, Sir Pythanore is available earlier by himself, and the Viper Squire is now part of a cheap $50 2-pack that won't be unlocked until $365.
@$380 there's apparently an homage to Thundercats Slithe using the Iguanus mold.
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With the four horsemen connection is this something that could make it to the front page as news (it was considered newsworthy enough for Toy Ark on Friday)??
I'd think the possibility of more Snake Men type characters would attract some folks on this board, and maybe it has.
King Adder's head is based on a snake too, in this case, a Bush Viper, while the standard Serpent of the Coiled Table head is a more generalized blending of different species. The bush viper head design is, thus far, a note of royal lineage.
If enough stretch goals are reached it will be easy to expand your snake man armies.
I'll do my best to field any questions about the project.
You have to love Aaron Archer. He goes off on a rant about how 3rd party companies are "stealing" from Hasbro, only he's doing the exact same thing with this.
Even though this isn't a He-Man homage, it's a D&D War Duke homage, I'd think a muscular barbarian with armor would be of interest here. The character is called Barbaricles, unlocks at $180,000.
55% funded after four days.
58% after 5 full days, the Kickstarter is doing well.
If anyone is waiting to see if a particular stretch goal is unlocked before backing, keep in mind it is to your advantage to back now at a basic tier. The faster the KS crosses the minimum goal the better in terms of unlocking stretch-goal options, as a lot of backers tend to leap in once a KS becomes a "sure thing".
You can adjust your backing level at any time before the close of the campaign, after all.
Just passed $50,000, which is over 62% funded.
Announced a new toy last night as a stretch goal called Wastelander. Beautiful armored knight or style gladiator toy, which seems to be colors like Beast Wars Dinobot.
That War Duke figure is what I want most out of any of the figures, but no way they're hitting 180,000, unfortunately.
I am pretty much only interested in the Transformers Pretenders inspired figures. I'll wait and see how Metalhawk and Grand turn out before I commit to buying any of these, since those 2 are my absolute most desired figures.
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