Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by NOCV, Mar 13, 2022.
i guess the first batch has to sell well to even make the rest of the crew worth it.
I think they come disassembled in little dispenser balls. The designs look great @NOCV !! Also feel better man.
Worth the price to sit and paint all these little guys? Not really. A definite skip at $300, but would pick up one or 2 individuals.
Naturally, I could also go for a set of Dinobots and Combaticons in this line, and Sixshot, too, though that's starting to reach a bit.
why stop there. what about a set of titans that are the size of tangerines. i mean the sky is literally the limit here fellas.
Well, Tangerine height would be combiner sized figs, perhaps?
As for titans, I would probably, occasionally pose these MicroPieces with MasterMade’s Trypticon.
Or I’ll just find a few more spots among my book and game shelves for the Nanobotz.
They will be unveiled as completed.
They were all supposed to be done in time for the con, but my injury torpedoed that. I will be working on Ratchet and Ironhide today. I can post designs for you guys once I've sent them off.
I think I have about 17 characters left to go out of the initial wave of Bots and Cons. With Shockwave and the bugs, that leaves 13 Bots.
That's only true for the Ark and Nemesis crews. If those don't sell then I'm out and onto something that will pay the bills with more frequency, but at least there will be full crews there for collectors.
Thanks! Yes, right now HTB has them packaged in gumball machine containers.
If a good standard is Magatron is about the height of a combiner's lower leg, him being 4cm im this line would probably make Devastator ~18 cm to scale.
Hey guys. I’m back from the convention. Just wanted to address a couple things.
Bumblebee broke a world record for smallest posable action figure. So that alone is worth checking these out. Don’t let the price scare you. $20 each you get the figure with loads of accessories and because of the size injection molding and painting these are near impossible. That doesn’t mean is can’t be or won’t be done, just throwing that out there.
The other thing is it’s so hard to show what these really do and look like in pictures. At the show almost every person that were able to see them in hand bought what I had in stock and had no issues with the price. Having them in your hand really makes the difference!
This week I’ll be posting them individually on Etsy so you can pick and choose. I have to set up a Photoshoot for each bot. It’s going to take me quite a bit of time to do that as well.
to address the DrWu statement. He has a manufacturing company in China to do what he does. XTB as well. They are a well established 3p company also in China.
We are in the US and doing everything in the US. HTB is just getting started.
I really think these are impressive! I look forward to getting a few Decepticons to pile around Scorponok when you release them individually. If you ever want a hand with photoshoots, give me a holler!
These are so cool!! Hope you're doing okay, @NOCV!
Two new Ark crew:
Printing test prints of these guys next!
@NOCV quick question. How come all them come in that translucent looking type of filament? I feel like it would tip the scales a bit on purchases if the plastic was more ready as is, opposed to having to repaint every single one.
True. But in six months China is going to decide whether or not they are profitable, steal the idea if not the entire design and do the same thing. But with injection molding and leave them on the sprue for the customer to assemble. Then release the full assortment how they will much like XTB has already done with their Perceptor.
It is a neat idea but it isn't that neat of idea for the asking price and, again, not exactly original as XTB opened the door.
You're probably not wrong and I hope I didnt initiate the curse by mentioning the doctor. These are really cute and making me want to grab them along with the Ark.
I mean I wasn't going to say anything like that and rain on their parade but I agree I would buy an injection molded kit like you're describing. These, while I consider them a fair price for the work that goes into making them, just aren't something I want badly enough to pay that price.
It's the dilemma of producing 3D printed products - there's plenty of demand at the prices that toy companies would produce them for but at the price you need to charge to justify the time printing, cleaning, etc. there's not nearly as many people willing to pay for them. It's why I stick to things that are relatively simple and easy to mass produce (and also why I don't have many products yet - my projects keep ballooning into something more complicated than I originally envisioned and therefore too expensive).
how big is this in relation to the tiny galvatron?
3d printed resin is never 100% opaque just by the nature of the material and the printing process: uv light is what solidifies the resin. If the resin is 100% opaque then the light cannot penetrate it and harden it.
The material these guys are in is kind of like silicone in consistency and light penetration, akin to MST nylon with color representation. They are so small that some parts are just thin enough for more light to pass through than thicker parts.
Injection molding would be dope, but tens of thousands in getting molds made for everyone.
From what I have found, the mini-Galvatron that comes with XTB Cyclonus is 2.5 cm tall. We don't have a Galvatron yet, but our Megatron is 4 cm tall.
I believe this is that Galvatron with the other miniature figures from XTB, that came with their Perceptor. Quite the scale discrepancy, to my eye.
Also, those joints. You will mostly be able to put XTB mini bots in Mummy poses, arms straight out. You wouldn't be doing something as staple as
With a Megatron with the joints XTB is using.
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