Bill from Fresh Monkey Fiction has shared an update on the Larry Hama Action Figure Kickstarter Campaign. As Bill notes, unfortunately, there’s not much of an update to share. That said, there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s the scoop –
Sadly I don’t have much to report as it’s Chinese New Year and the factories in China go dark for most of late Jan – late Feb.
I breaks me to write these monthly updates, will little news of progress. The factory in China we chose to do business with has not held up their end nor been able to commit to a realistic schedule. They continue to make empty promises to us on delivery timelines for all of our current projects including Eagle Force, Larry Hama and Amazing Heroes. This is not only effecting our business but Spero toys as well, who produce the “Animal Warriors of the Kingdom” line. Although this factory was able to produce their initial wave, they has fallen behind with subsequent waves.
There is some light at the end of this tunnel, a few industry veterans who are currently working in China have generously offered to help us get our projects back on track after Chinese New Year. They and their team will be visiting the factory and help project manage our projects to completion. I am very confident with their help, we can turn a corner and get these figures in your hands with the quality you expect. We’ll of course keep you updated as the factory returns from Chinese New Year next month, as well be communicating with them daily.
Thanks again sticking with us as we continue to work though these challenges. As always please feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions, as you know we are here and not going anywhere.
I think this is the first reference we have to AWOK wave 2 being delayed, so it looks like all of the recent, popular Kickstarters are being delayed by issues overseas. Thankfully, as noted above, there are folks that are on it, so sit tight, as we’ll have our figures in hand as soon as possible.