Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tasking the forces

Hun-Dred looked upon the rebuilt Battlestar and his Guardians of Celestia and he said, "Create MORE."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thank you!

Thanks to all the Robo Force and Mordles fans who came out and made some purchases over the last few days! It is much appreciated.  I know that you have a ton of potential fun things to purchase with all of the Kickstarters and exclusives this time of year, so the support you show does not go unnoticed.
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

While I'm body-deep in shipping....

Check out the Hun-Dred Trooper you can build from the Vanguard kit.
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

Trooper? Clone? Or the real deal?

Fun pic from Matt Doughty, showing a potential version of Hun-Dred that can be built if you have the previously released red Robo Force kit, the Ultra Silver kit, and the new Battlestar kit.

Armor up!

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.
While practicing Force Sync* with Vanguard, Maxx discovers a strange quirk in this reprocessed Zetonian matter - the dense Zetonian metal emblazoned with the logo of the long-forgotten STAR TEAM which each Guardian carries on his back calls to him. Maxx touches one of the Guardians, and it falls to pieces. The metal containing the symbol attaches to Maxx's chest, shifting pieces of his form to match the color of the metal.

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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Store fixed!

Get your Vanguard now! Sorry for the delay.
I'll be fixing the shipping on any order that requires a combination (first order placed before 9:25 pm!).

Store issue!

Yes, there is a problem with Vanguard's button. Working on it now - will update the blog when it is good to go. Hopefully in a few minutes!