Yep, every single order from this last round from all around the world has been shipped out!
So you should have received a shipping notice (except the one guy who asked me to hold his order - you haven't shipped out yet) from PayPal that it went out.
If you didn't receive the notice, check the e-mail that is associated with your PayPal.
As a special treat, enjoy the building instructions for the OFFICIAL Battlestar V2.
After Battlestar's first encounter with Maxx and ZEM that leaves him literally in pieces, the reforging formula activates, giving Battlestar the ability to rebuild himself, regardless of injury. The only permanent loss is Battlestar's original voice, which is replaced by the vocalizer located on his chest.
With first-hand knowledge of the power of Maxx Zero, Battlestar goes to the factory which is rebuilding the Zetonians into Nazgar's drones and inputs his own designs...
With the new Guardians of Celestia at his side, Battlestar's new sepulchral voice cries out through the city:
YOU WILL BE FOUND, MAXX ZERO.
YOU WILL BE REFORGED.
YOU WILL END.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
As of this writing, the entirety of US-based orders through Tuesday have been shipped out, with the non-US orders just about ready to go and ship out on Wednesday. Combined shipping refunds will be later this week. I can't wait for you guys to get these figures in your hands - a lot of work went into this round on all sides of the equation, and I'm particularly proud of the Vanguard figure. Make sure to take it outside and look at it in the sunlight - it becomes almost a completely different figure in the ever-lovin' bright light. Getting to update the classic Star Team logo was also a blast.
You'll see some fun things pop up on the blog later this week - just because the release has occurred doesn't mean the fun is over!
On another note, there are a few things that have been on my mind that I'd like to share with you.
I find that working on toys is much like working on movies.
Very rarely are you at the start or the end once you start the machine rolling.
Time is a constant enemy. Every day you think about your products and what has to be done to get things ready in time (usually months before any other humans will see what you are working on) and there's a continuous cycle of money coming in and going out as the orders and bills roll in. By the time the product you worked on three months ago comes in, you are already working on the next products; the critical decisions are being made on the next product while the current product is shipping; and you have to take guesses as to what people will want a few months down the road while trying to process the information gleaned from the current sales. This is barring any glitches in the process.
With this in mind, I'm going to take this opportunity to let you guys know that there will not be a Robo Force release in August, and potentially not in September either. Mordles will see one release in August, with September still to be determined.
It has been a busy and chaotic year so far - I recently wrapped production on another movie, and there was a slight delay with this product release that pushed us into July. These occurrences have combined to push the next Toyfinity release (after the August Mordles) into September, possibly October at this point.
In the meantime, make sure you check out the next Onell Design release on Sunday the 27th!
It is the seventh anniversary of Glyos, and whatever they have planned, it is sure to be a blast.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Hun-Dred is always trying to build out his army. You can decide what colors you want those mindless automatons to be by building them with your favorite kits!
Massive shipment going to the post office now. Look for more shipping notices later today.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
During a raid on Celestia, Maxx Zero is horrified to find that Battlestar has destroyed hundreds of Zetonians and reforged them into his city Guardians.
With this newfound armor, Maxx truly is the invincible warrior of legend - but there is a catch. The armor of the Star Team, working through whatever had been infused into the original metal, burns out in seventy seconds. Using this new knowledge, Maxx gains another advantage in his quest to take Zeton back from Nazgar and Hun-Dred.
*Force Sync is a state of higher robotic consciousness achievable by Maxx Zero with any other member of the Robo Force, on a one-to-one basis, that allows him to tap into their higher functions from a remote distance. It's not easy to do and is rarely achieved.