These Alternate Month releases seem to be finding a decent rhythm, with the production numbers covering most of the demand for the new figures. Charging more for the extra paint on the Travelers makes me uneasy, but it was necessary if we wanted to give them all the bells and whistles and still stay in business. Though the higher price is not something I'm psyched about, being able to run these deluxe versions within much smaller assortments allows for not only a change of pace, but also an opportunity for more experimentation. Figures with more elaborate decos and detail lines, like the new Sullkren and Dark Traveler, are also easier to produce with a more dedicated and contained wave.
The continuing theme with these Alternate Month releases will be specially painted figures, ranging from all new characters to those that you may already know. Come the end of May, the LSA will make their first production appearance in their Standard colors, pulling their hues directly from the old Rechlen and Aves photo book (pages 25 and 26) albeit with a factory applied touch. The production numbers for this May LSA release are higher than normal, and there will be no limits.
Switching gears to this month, the new Glyaxia Wave is coming along on schedule, and after looking over the production samples, I think we should have some fun with this batch! Vinyl will be in effect, as well as some new paint applications on a few figures. Pics will start filtering in very soon.
To wrap up, I want to extend an extra special thank you for the continued support, especially with so many neat things out there from other makers to choose from.
When we started this project, the dream was to create a universe with no limits, a place that would grow with your imagination. It's only because each of you continue to give this concept a chance that we survive, almost 7 years after the first little production Pheyden crossed over from his world into ours.
Shipping starts Thursday morning!