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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2014, 04:18:17 PM »

Also a lot of people who collect GI Joe would have absolutely no interest in these since they're not GI Joes.
Yup and this is also the reason a considerable number of this same "demographic" have never ordered or will ever order from Marauder Gun-runners.  Which is mighty unfortunate, I suppose.
Each to their own, though.
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2014, 05:37:07 PM »

Y'know what weird though.

I bought something GI Joe on eBay awhile back and in the box it had a sample rifle clip and bipod and a business card from Marauder. That was the only reason I checked out his Kickstarter since the name rang a bell. The rifle was really cool though.

Looked through my history and can't remember who the seller was. None of the names look familiar.
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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2014, 06:54:12 PM »

I didn't jump onto the Marauder band-wagon right off either.  I was leery of their stuff, thought it was breakable resin, or what-have-you..........thought the detail might be rough etc.
They were around a couple of years before I took a chance with their series 6 stuff.
BOOM, that broke the ice........the weapons were awesome sauce with amazing on the side.
Then they launched their series 7 Kickstarter and I was right on board for that.


But the thing was that if there was a problem, a question or a concern.......they'd be right there to answer it. Just great customer service, for a small on-line biz. When I did the series 7 stuff, I had a concern about just what I was getting. I messaged them, and they replied, laying it all out for me. Subsequently, I placed an order for an additional series 7 set, just a single set for a buddy of mine. But when I got my stuff, I got so much of it that it seemed like there were extras.....and a considerable amount of them, thrown in. I don't know for sure, but I feel that they took very good care of me with that stuff. I got my money's worth, that's for sure.

Consequently, I've NEVER heard or read of anyone who was grumpy with an order they've done with Marauder---maybe I'm not paying attention, but I'd guess the numbers of unsatisfied customers are pretty low.
Now these new figures might give them trouble because expectations are high, and learning curve is steep. These guys are FUSSY.
The series 7 project was launched from drawings.....prototypes came after the project, and there were hurdles.
 But Marauder insisted on getting things right......the fulfilment was delayed several months while they worked things out.
They kept pledgers updated, and they delivered.

I'd expect the same thing with these figures.....they'll end up great. These guys pay attention to details, they are not slapdash. They have expectations themselves, and I don't think they'd release something half-assed.

But, yeah.......some collectors just sniff at this stuff. They don't venture outside the box, literally/figuratively.  I think that's a shame because products like what Marauder expand the possibilities and imagination of the basic hobby and, imo, help turn it into something special.

I honestly wonder and hope they can top this. ;)
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2014, 07:48:31 AM »

As awesome as they are. they're are 2 reasons why I didn't back this. 1. limited funds for limited lines. since moving, the money just isn't there unless I'm willing to give up something else. I have a very strict budget for toys. 2. I always prefer local, I think I've only ever bought like 3 things off ebay(so long ago I forgot all my information) and even on this board I've only ever done deals with people in my own province who I've met face to face.
Being able to just order and receive something is kind of boring, which is funny because I hate shopping.

I'm really amazed and applaud whats' been done here. I'm sure I'll be kicking myself for years to come.
I still expect that someone do a nice review on them.
Enjoy
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2014, 11:36:04 AM »

Just a heads-up that there is STILL a opportunity to participate in the pre-order for these figures, even though the Kickstarter project has closed.

Marauder Gun-runners is going to set up a Fundafull order page ( reportedly later today) which will allow backers and late-comers to consolidate and order any items they were unable to get during the actual project period.
There's two additional gear sets that will be available for purchase in addition to the already un-locked items. This will allow backers to kit out any of the figures they want with appropriate coloured gear.
The green-light on the Fundafull page should appear on Marauder's Facebook page later today, or sometime this weekend.
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2014, 03:51:58 PM »

Just a heads-up that there is STILL a opportunity to participate in the pre-order for these figures, even though the Kickstarter project has closed.

He's totally giving you a cut, isn't he. :D
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2014, 06:35:20 PM »

Just a heads-up that there is STILL a opportunity to participate in the pre-order for these figures, even though the Kickstarter project has closed.

He's totally giving you a cut, isn't he. :D

Oh, Gawd, I WISH!!  ;D
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2014, 08:12:17 PM »

I love how this thread has made this site more Active as of late.  I miss the good old days here
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2014, 08:41:01 PM »

With the summer starting up full blast expect things to get quiet again as everyone is outside.

It was 28C and sunny here yesterday.

Yay West Coast!
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« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2014, 11:40:49 PM »

I was thinking last night about these figures and gear, and their compatibility with existing stuff.
Marauder has said that the whole point of these things was to make them compatible as possible, in that things like heads will pop on/off just as current modern Joes do. The variable they cannot account for is is the different sizes in existing neck pegs, but they plan to find an average size and go from there.

So that means that head swaps are going to be possible, with enough commonality to provide lots of outside options, and not just internal ones.
And that is what struck me......not just the internal customization, but the broad-base overall customization potential that will exist with these figures.

I mean, just the head gear alone opens up hundreds of options and when the optional add-ons for the head-gear come live, then it goes pretty darn near exponential.
I mean.....if you take one set, say the green head gear set......you've got a boonie hat.....add the headsculpt in the set  and if it fits on POC Jungle Duke.......boom, you've pretty much got your own POC Muskrat.  Add the green harness vest for a different look than Duke's vest.....add on some of those extra holsters, pouches and scabbards.......and you've got a really different looking figure that, frankly even the GIJOE Club would be able to kitbash to the same degree.

But it doesn't stop there. Let's say you found a few of Retaliation Crimson Guardsmen. Swap the heads with the red balaclava sculpt, add the red-deco armour helmet and its a different looking figure right away.  Or don't even use the Guardsman figure, use the red-deco Marauder "Logan" figure and add the leftover rank/insignia from that same Guardsman set.  Call the character a Crimson Grenadier, and he's a heavy weapons support for the Siegies--or whatever you want.

Or take the black gear, and add it to the POC Shock Troopers you have, add the armour plates and stuff.
Give goggles and or scarves to some Joes.
Swap different harnesses.
You could pop the head off an Joe Arctic figure......probably give him a Marauder bare head sculpt, a set of goggles and a Arctic boonie......could be Forstbite, or Windchill.......Blizzard......you name it.
If you get any of the figures and the gear sets, you are certainly going to have left over items  because not all of it is going to fit on each figure.

The options for kitbashing are what I'm really looking forward to with these. I think it'll breathe some new life into a hobby that, well....over the past year and a bit......has gotten plenty stale. That is what's fuelled my own excitement for these figures.
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2014, 03:00:03 PM »

I am one of those that was not on board with these figures.  Don't get me wrong, they are nice looking figures, but I have no interest in acquiring them.
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Re: Marauder John is now making action figures.
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2014, 04:46:42 PM »

I am one of those that was not on board with these figures.  Don't get me wrong, they are nice looking figures, but I have no interest in acquiring them.

Why aren't you interested in buying non-descript, generic, military action figures without even a shred of personality?
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