BHOLD the BMOG Kickstarter!
November 13, 2013

We were sent the news of this interesting new Kickstarter campaign that seemed right up the alley of AFi readers.  And since the project coordinator hails from my hometown, well… I have to support the home team!   Check out the information below on the BMOGS and get in on the ground level!

 Robot animals that disassemble into arsenals of 5mm accessories compatible with dozens of vintage and modern toy lines.

Remember the robot toys of the 80s? World-spanning battles of good and evil across the living room floor? Shape-changing and modular warriors of all shapes and sizes? So do we, and those memories inspired BMOG, a building toy system that lets you make wild, robotic animal characters where each component is an action figure accessory.

BMOG characters separate into numerous weapons and devices, each with additional 5-millimeter ports and pegs. Because many toy companies use 5mm as a standard grip or hole size, individual BMOG parts are extremely versatile; they can work with both modern or vintage toylines, some going back over thirty years. Among the dozens of compatible lines are famous franchises like Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, other building systems like LEGO and K’nex, and even obscure favorites like Starriors and the Yuusha/Brave series – plus many, many more!

 

Each Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalt figure will come on a model kit-style plastic sprue and include a decal sheet so you can build and customize your BMOGs the way you want… and the universal 5mm peg system allows each set to combine with others to form new creations from the depths of your imagination! Let your creativity roar out with BMOG!

You can check out the campaign and all of the levels/incentives here at the official BMOG Kickstarter page!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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