Another rare update has been received from Cryptid Toys regarding their Super Articulated Action Figure Blanks Kickstarter Campaign. Backers have been asking for an update for over a month with no response, so hopefully this info serves to set some minds at ease. Here’s the scoop –
Since the last update, the factories have been adjusting the tooling for both the skeletons and the male blanks. The one doing the skeletons made some tweaks since the last update when the test shots came in, but there are still some more things that need to be adjusted. Changing the heads and hands is still way too tough to do without applying heat to soften the parts so those will need to be changed further. They are stating that it should be done in January so hopefully that stands true.
The factory doing the male blanks has finished tooling and they are in the process of testing everything now. The ABS molds were being tested this past week and the remaining parts for the figure are going to be tested next week. They should have a couple assembled figures next week and will get them in the mail to be inspected in-hand more closely. The following pictures are from the tooling process for the male blank and base. The white parts pictured are from the ABS tests.
Since many keep asking about the Army Alphas figures (SWAT/Soldiers), figured an update on that front could be put here so everyone can see. The Kickstarter campaign for those figures has been ready to re-launch for some time now but these Super Articulated Blanks figures were the only real hold up for that. Just wanted to be sure that a factory could tackle the tooling process properly and have everything come out as desired before committing to launching the Army Alphas campaign again. Some time back it was stated that campaign would re-launch in 2018 but obviously with the year coming to a close in a few days, that will not be the case. More updates on that soon as well. The following are a few teasers for the SWAT, Soldiers, and some other army builders:
There you have it, folks. Hopefully we’ll have more info next month. I’ll be sure to share more intel as it’s received.