Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Campaign Cancelled

Disappointing news to share this morning – Last night, word came out thatthe new Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game campaign on Kickstarter was cancelled. The campaign was sitting just above 25% of it’s funding level and with only 2 weeks left to go, it was apparent that ends would not meet. 

 We salute Marauder John and all others associated with the project. I’m sure with a few tweaks here and there, this campaign can one day rise like a Phoenix. 

What are your thoughts on the cancellation? Share them with us after the break on the Cobra Island Forums.

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Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Campaign Update

With only 2 weeks left to go, the new Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game campaign on Kickstarter needs your help! The campaign is sitting just above 25% of it’s funding level, so if you’re planning on contributing, there’s no time like the present! 

To give you a bit of background, it’s a modern tactical combat roleplaying game where you can build your own character with Marauder “Gun-Runners” extensive line of customizable action figures. As you build your own figure using Marauder “Gun-Runners” wide assortment of modular accessories, your build choices determine your character’s options for attack and defense. In between missions, you can reconfigure your character’s build based on the type of operation with many different accessory options available on the Marauder “Gun-Runners” site. 

This project will produce the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook and one set of Weapon and Armor cards, which will include all the rules you need to play both modes of the game. The Corebook and the cards will include stats for all currently released Marauder accessories. Beyond this project, Marauder “Gun-Runners” will release stats for all future Marauder “Gun-Runners” accessory releases.

The game is run using the new Tactical RPG game system that is flexible, fast, and fun to play. Pledge levels include: 

  • Digital Backer – For $10 or more, you will get one PDF of the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook. No physical item add-ons will be allowed at this level. 
  • Just the Book & Cards – For $25 or more, you get one physical copy of the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook, a set of the Weapon & Armor cards, as well as the PDF copy of both. 
  • Book + Extras – $45 or more gets you all noted above; You will also get one Marauder Accessory Pack and the Game Accessories Pack. 
  • Retailer Pack – $100 or more gets you x6 of the MTF RPG Corebook and x6 WEapon & Armor Card sets. 
  • All In – For $120 or more, you get one physical copy of the Marauder Task Force Roleplaying Game Corebook as well as a PDF copy of the book; one Weapon and Armor Card Set and PDF of the set; one Marauder Arsenal Pack; and the Game Accessories Pack. You will also get one of each figure unlocked during this campaign.
    *If no new figures are unlocked during this campaign, Marauder GR will add 2 (TWO) fully geared up currently available Marauder Task Force figures to your reward package (OVER a $60 Value). NOTE: If this option is necessary, figure choice will be random and up to the discretion of Marauder GR.

Will you be getting in on the latest Marauder Task Force Kickstarter Campaign? Let us know after the break on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Eagle Force: The Cat in Seize the Castle Kickstarter Project Update

Chris Irving from The Drawn Word has shared a new update on his latest Eagle Force Novela, The Cat in Seize the Castle! The update comes to us via Kickstarter, but we’ve mirrored the details below. Check it out – 

Hi, all!

The book is at the printer, after a few hiccups in the proofing stage. Among those, is that I needed to come up with a new cover image. 

 It has a Mr. Lucky look, which I’m digging. The entirety of the book, with the MEGA story, comes up to 80 pages. I hope to get them in the next two weeks. I’ll also be grading final papers, at the tail end of this busy, busy semester, and I hope to juggle them promptly!

Also, the metal cards for Eagle Force Legends #2 FINALLY made it in! I can’t apologize enough to those of you who ordered it: I was at the mercy of the metal card vendor’s clogged-up production queue (they’re a small shop who had a HUGE order to fill). Those go out by Monday!!!!

I’m taking the time in which Fresh Monkey will retool the action figures to think of new ways to do the Eagle Force goodies. Stay tuned for that.

That’s all!

Best, Chris

There you have it! Looks like a whole bunch of awesome will be on its way soon! Are you  excited to add Seize the Castle to your bookshelf? Join us for ongoing discussion on the Cobra Island Forums

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Fresh Monkey Fiction Larry Hama Kickstarter Campaign Update – Scale Adjustment

Our friend Bill from Fresh Monkey Fiction sent out word via Kickstarter that the Larry Hama action figure will be delayed, as it will receive the same treatment as the upcoming Eagle Force Returns action figures and get a scale adjustment. I know I speak for many when I say that although delays are never fun, quality product is the goal; So in that respect, a delay is no worries at all. Here’s the scoop from the update:

Hey everyone

Designer Con was last weekend and we got to show the tooling for the Larry Hama figure as well as the proposed card art. We got some great feedback on the Larry figure and the Eagle Force Returns line. We have made the conclusion that the Larry figure is smaller than most fans would like, as you can see from this image. FYI Larry will not come with a holster.

So we have decided to redo the tooling in order to increase the size. The downside of this is that we will have to delay the shipping of the figure until the summer. We did not come to this decision lightly but feel this will make the figure better in the long run. We hope everyone understands and is willing to wait in order to make the figure better. 

Thanks again for the support everyone.

Bill

Sounds like this Summer is going to be chock full of awesome figures coming our way, so keep it locked on the Cobra Island Forums for more details as they’re released!

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Hell Screamerz Kickstarter Project Update: Pre-Orders Are Live!

Heads up! If you missed out on the Hell Screamerz Kickstarter campaign, the window of opportunity to add these awesome figures to your collection has just re-opened! 

The Hell Screamerz Pre-order phase of the event is now live! While that doesn’t really apply too much to those of you that already completed your pledge manager surveys, it DOES apply to anyone who is interested in the Pre-order exclusive Vet. Sgt. Rico Luther action figure.

Get’em while they’re HOT! Once you’re done shopping, come let us know what figures and accessories you grabbed on the Cobra Island Forums

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Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Campaign Update – Retooling is a GO!

Our friends from Fresh Monkey Fiction shared word via Kickstarter that retooling of the Eagle Force Returns Action Figure line will begin. With that said, that will cause a bit of a delay in receiving our new toys, but hey, you can’t rush perfection! Here’s the scoop from the Campaign, where Bill provided a Q&A to questions received. The list is long, so make sure to read more below to check it out.   

I for one am thankful that Bill is going this route, as a delay is a small price to pay to ensure that we enjoy quality figures when the time comes. What are your thoughts on the subject? Share them with us on the Cobra Island Forums

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Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Preorder now available on BigBadToyStore

There’s now another avenue to get your Animal Warriors of the Kingdom fix from! BigBadToyStore has shared word that they have Animal Warriors of The Kingdom Wave 1 Set of 10 available for preorder! The set will run you $219.99 USD. Animal Warriors of The Kingdom Wave 1 will consist of Ape, Canine, and Feline warriors, including the series’ main protagonist the albino ape Pale and his vile nemesis Baron Kah Lee. Each figure features 17 points of articulation as well as weapon accessories. All the 1/18 scale figures are sculpted and colored to be faithful to the comic book source material while remaining highly detailed and having great crossover potential. Included are:

  • Pale figure – Includes Alternate head, Spear, Sword and Bow
  • Baron Kahlee figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword, Knife and Fist scepter
  • Atreiu figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword, Knife, Axe
  • Chunari Soldier figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword and Spear
  • Horrid Assassin figure – Includes Alternate head, Knife, Cleaver, Bow and 2 Sais
  • Captain Brutus figure – Includes Alternate head, Sword and Baton weapon
  • Toxious Figure – Includes 2 Alternate heads, Axe, Sword and Bow
  • Scraps figure – Includes Alternate head, Cleaver, Axe, Bow and 2 Claws
  • Cruelor figure – Includes Alternate head, Baton weapon and 2 Claws
  • Tiberius figure – Includes Sword and 2 Sais

We’ve included a gallery of AWOK wave 1 character images that you can check out by reading more below. Will you be adding this preorder to your pile of loot, or did you get in on the Kickstarter campaign? Come talk all things AWOK with us on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Cryptid Toys 1:12 Super Articulated Blanks Kickstarter Campaign Funded!

Have you heard the news? The 1:12 Scale Super Articulated Blanks Kickstarter Campaign has reached its initial funding level! As such, the team at Cryptid Toys have shared a campaign update via Kickstarter that’s sure to put a smile on your face. Check it out – 

Hey backers, a BIG thank you to each and every one of you for making this campaign a success! We are currently about 110% funded which is awesome! The angry skeleton head and alternate hands have been unlocked and will now be included with every skeleton figure in the correct color at no extra charge. The next stretch goal to unlock is the Red Skeleton! We are currently about $1200 away from hitting that one. 

What are your thoughts on the news? I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited to get that Red Skeleton unlocked, so let’s help share the word! There’s a little over 2 days let to go in the campaign, so time is running out! Join us after the break for discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Adventure People From Zica Toys Moving Forward With Production

Good News for those of you that got in on the Adventure People Kickstarter Campaign from Zica Toys. As you may or may not know, word came in that production of the line was being cancelled due to unforeseen issues that the factory where the figures were being produced. For those of you keeping score, this is the same factory producing the Eagle Force Returns line of figures. 

Fast forward to today, where Craig from Zica Toys shared the following details: 

Thanks to a very unexpected turn of events with the factory I’ve luckily been given the opportunity to keep moving forward with production on the new Adventure People line. Initially there were two major issues that I had with the most recent samples, one is that they weren’t scaled correctly, and the other was with poorly designed joints. I won’t go into the specifics but both of these were mistakes made by the factory, who at first was unwilling to fix them without more money. Thankfully, in an effort to build a solid business relationship and do the right thing, they have decided to fix both of these issues at their own expense.

The bad news is that this will obviously cause a further delay, but the good news is that the final product will meet my expectations and hopefully make backers happy after what has been an extremely long and frustrating wait.

Thanks again for your patience!

Craig

Now, if you preordered the line via BigBadToyStore, chances are your order was canceled. Not to worry; Craig noted that he believes BBTS is working on reinstating all orders. So sit tight while that process takes place. We’ll keep you posted as more info is received, so make sure to join us after the break to follow the discussion already in progress on the Cobra Island Forums!

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Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Update

Heads Up! For those of you that contributed to the Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Campaign, there’s an important update that requires your attention. Our friends from Fresh Monkey Fiction have shared word on a possible delay in shipping out our figures. That said though, the reason for the delay is a positive one. Here’s the scoop: 

As some of you know Zica/Remco toys, who is partnering with FMF on Eagle Force, canceled their Adventure People line. As FMF is sharing this tooling for Eagle Force, Craig at Zica/Remco was kind enough not to go into specific details with his messaging. So naturally folks are asking “Why did he cancel?” Well, as FMF feels that transparency is key with Kickstarter, they felt that they should let you know. It was primarily about scale. Although still very much 1/18th, the Eagle Force figures are a bit shorter than other popular figures in the market, as you can see by this image.

 

There were also a few minor imperfections in the tooling, like the shoulders are a tad rounded and after many months the ankle ball never really looked the way we intended. Craig was not willing to compromise on these points, so he decided to cancel the Adventure People and offer refunds out of his own pocket. FMF was willing to go with the current scale and deal with these minor issues in order to stay on target for our original delivery in late March.

After a long discussion with Craig and getting some feedback at Designer Con from fans, we decided this is not really up to them. It’s up to YOU…the community that came together to bring Eagle Force back to life.

Fresh Monkey Fiction has the opportunity to redo the tooling, fix the scale and adjust some minor issues, but this will push Eagle Force Returns 3-4 months behind schedule and won’t delivered till summer 2018. It’s important to keep in mind that this tooling will be used in future lines as well, see above, so it does have a broad and lasting impact. If they do retool, Craig is considering reversing his thinking and moving ahead with Captain Action, so there is that as well. FMF would prefer to redo the tooling and adjust the scale, but they wanted to get as much feedback as they could so we can make the best informed decision.

Like all Kickstarters, this is process, so they hope everyone understands that although they’re not Hasbro or Mattel, Fresh Monkey Fiction is committed to making the best toys possible. They’ll be posting this on Facebook but please share your comments in the Kickstarter Comments area, as this is really a question for the backers.

Thanks everyone!

Keep the discussion going in our Eagle Force Returns Discussion Thread here on the Cobra Island Forums

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