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 Post subject: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:34 am 
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...and is over quarter of the way there in less than seven hours!

[kickstarter]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fourhorsemen/gothitropolis-raven-action-figure-by-four-horsemen[/kickstarter]

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:38 am 
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Figures are nice-- and I understand production costs--

But usually when there are stretch goals-- it usually gets you something extra for free -- not allow me to pay even more money-- we are looking at 480.00 for a set of 12 figures (if they reach all their goals)-- thats a very big decision- and I think its almost twice what a set of figures cost 3 years ago-- not to mention the fact that the last 3 releases of figures cant even stand on their own (maybe some can -- but they feel so brittle when you move a joint past a certain point, it makes you afraid)..

Im interested and very intrigued by the sculpt- -- but although the quality of the sculpt is their-- the quality of the figures are not-- (last Gothopolis set have the accessories wouldnt even stay on the figure)-- and they should give me the option of dropping the shirt and extra crap and saving another 40.00 or so..

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Yeah, I'm not particularly thrilled with how they set this up. I want to pick and choose which birds I want, and one of the birds I want won't be unlocked for quite awhile (the owl). I don't need or want stickers or T-shirts. I just want the figures. :(

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:59 pm 
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I'm in for the full set.

I view the sticker, print, t-shirt, extra raven head, helmet and sword as better "freebies" than I've gotten with any other kickstarter I've backed.

$240 for six figures delivered isn't that bad/not much more than the Scarabus figures were. (The Scarabus figures were $30 each, I think $25 each if you got the full set. X12 would be $300. Add $30 or so in shipping gives you ~$330. So something like $330 vs $480. $150 is a big difference, but nowhere close to twice as much. Given that the Scarabus figures were released a couple of years ago and everything has gone up in price a lot = I'm not happy about the price increase, but I can't really complain.)

Guess I've been lucky; I've had relatively few QC problems with the previous 4H releases. The cows had some loose joints, but nothing too bad. The elephants, on the other hand, have well-documented QC issues. The first releases of the affected figures were floppy messes. They made some fixes, and they were better, but not perfect. I had no issues with the joints on the Queen or Scarabus figures. (The Queens had weapons that were overly frail. Not sure what accessories stewbacca is referring to that he has that fall off. I've no issues with any of mine.) I can get all of the figures, aside from the elephants, to stand on their own.

It looks highly likely that the kickstarter will be funded, meaning the figures, aside from the duck, will be available on the regular 4H store. So everyone can pick and choose exactly what they want without having to get a free t-shirt or sticker :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:27 am 
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Well, it's $87 past the first goal now. Wonder how long it will take to make it through all of the stretch goals?

Honestly, I hope that when/if they get to the wing goals there's a way that those could just be included in the appropriate colors with each figure instead of a separate purchase. I know that's a pipe-dream, but, hey...

And does anyone else think that the cardinal would look killer done up in a blue jay paint scheme?...


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:48 am 
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I have only supported 2 Kickstarters thus far, and both times I waited until the last 24 hours or so. While I'm leaning towards not buying in, that may change in August.

I am curious what the mystery figure is.

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:07 am 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
Well, it's $87 past the first goal now. Wonder how long it will take to make it through all of the stretch goals?

Honestly, I hope that when/if they get to the wing goals there's a way that those could just be included in the appropriate colors with each figure instead of a separate purchase. I know that's a pipe-dream, but, hey...

And does anyone else think that the cardinal would look killer done up in a blue jay paint scheme?...


Well if they gave that cardinal figure a basketball accessory- Im sure we could probably get a few locals to buy in..

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:19 am 
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It looks like it's been made easier to purchase only the figures you want without additional items. Domestically, additional figures over an initial pledge are only $33 each. That's not bad at all.


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:54 am 
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8:10 am and they've passed the first stretch... White Raven is a go...


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Over 600 backers
Over $84,000.00 pledged
51% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings
New Add-ons list to help fill out your flock
White Raven is Unlocked and available.
Less than $800.00 to receive the Quetzalcoatl
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Average amount of pledges per day - $12,000.00
Average backers per day - 92
Average comments on backer page per day - 21

Day 5 is complete and we are within spitting distance (check wind direction first) of our second stretch goal. SDCC opens in 2 days so news sites should start to light up.

Any one a member of the Baltimore Ravens forums? How about the Cardinals? The Falcons? Our action figures should make nice mascots for fans of these teams. Talk them up to your sports friends!

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:31 am 
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The Quetzalcoatl is unlocked now!

Less than $7,000 to go to the Phoenix!


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:13 am 
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There's one of my wants unlocked.
One more to go.

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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
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Less than $400 to the Phoenix, now... Would expect to see him unlocked within the next couple of hours...


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
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Not even sure that it took an hour... Phoenix now available!


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 Post subject: Re: 4H Raven Kickstarter is live!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Shellhead wrote:
There's one of my wants unlocked.
One more to go.


Who are you looking to get Shellhead, the phoenix or owl? I've been following things via Facebook, but haven't had a chance to check the official site until now. Great looking figures, but it is a cost thing for me at the moment.


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