Now that BMOG is at the half-way point on Kickstarter, the creative team is hard at work on the first stretch goal, which is another wave of figures: the evil Paraxxoid aerial scavenger FEATHERBLIGHT and a mini-BMOG multipack featuring an ichthyosaur, a dimetrodon, and a third yet-to-be-revealed member! Even though BMOG has reached 50% funding, the project team still needs help to keep momentum going! YOUR help! With less than three weeks until the Kickstarter ends, only YOUR support can help make Project BMOG a reality! Let’s rouse the world out of hibernation together!
Project BMOG (Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts) is a unique building toy system where wild robotic animal characters split apart into individual action figure accessories. The line’s first planned releases are URSENAL of the heroic AUGMENTOIDS (a robot bear that separates into four guns, a warhammer, battle-blade, scanner and bear-head crusher-claw) and MANTAX from the evil PARAXXOIDS (a manta ray that becomes a huge double-bladed axe-pick and a double-barreled hand-blaster).
Some more experimental builds from BMOG Toys using test shots of the figures.
Plus the Kickstarter has announced they are giving a bonus set of stickers to anyone who donated over $5 to the project, that will allow them to create an original character using one of the existing bear/manta sets from retail.
We also have some art of the combined form of Ursenal and the upcoming light green bear Bearium!
Just an update from the BMOG Toys people. They have some new test shots in hand and are testing 5mm peg and hold sizes. Looking good!
Some updates from BMOG...
Big news! We've just talked with the factory and they're putting the test shot of Ursenal and Mantax into production. We don't have an exact delivery date but the two figures will be on their way to us for testing soon, and we're working on getting a sticker sheet prototype sent with it.
Once we have the test shot, there will be pictures, of course!
In the area of decals, we're currently finding out if the factory can do foil. We know they can do transparent pre-cut stickers and do them within production budgets, so stickers are a go, but doing foil is still up in the air. On the upside, this does give us options for some new sticker effects for future waves.
Thank you for your support, we look forward to showing you more in the coming weeks!
While the BMOG figure releases will not come on-card to keep them affordable, we are going to be providing printable digital cards for those who want them.
Here are the semi-finals for Mant-axe (name updated to avoid confusion with others Mantaxes and to add some hyphenated 80s-style fun to wave 1) and Ursenal, which demonstrate the Paraxxoid and Augmentoid card styles.
The Figure-kits would, in the alternate universe where this was your favorite late 80s toyline, come blister-packaged over the requisite faction symbols. Card-backs, with bios, to come.
(link) has posted his review of the Mantax/Ursenal 3d printed prototype we sent him. Check it out for an outsider's perspective on BMOG and for some really nice photographs.
We're currently more than 2/3rds there. If you haven't backed BMOG yet,
Behold Featherblight & the Non-Dino Squad, our stretch goal team. For more pictures, on the kickstarter.
We've been using Kicktraq pretty extensively.
the $300 and above reward tiers for supporting BMOG through Kickstarterinclude a custom-made BMOG accessory made based on your sketch or description, which will be 3d printed and sent to you with your order.
Jim Sorenson, one of our high-tier backers, agreed to let us outline the development of his part early so everyone can see what is involved.
He gave us the following description:
"An alternate Ursenal head sounds cool. Perhaps a dragon head, something with a serpentine neck and mighty jaws and horns.
From that, Greg and I developed a number of quick sketches, seen above. We sent those to Jim, who selected design #2 as the one he wanted to go with.
Next stop? 3d development!
We're now almost 40% to our goal and we're going to be unveiling the first stretch goal very soon. In the meantime, so check out the Kickstarter if you haven't already!
- 2013-11-09 @ 1:09 am
Best of luck to you guys on this project. I love the stuff you're doing and I'll be throwing in to the Kickstarter as soon as I can.