Production Update #4

This week we have really made some progress on the project. Out of 289 backers 3 were dropped, 5 selected no reward, and 245 have responded to the survey. We are still awaiting 36 backers to complete their surveys. This is fantastic and really helps us move along!

IMPORTANT PLEDGE MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTIONS!!!

We will be posting a SPECIAL UPDATE this week that will have step-by-step instructions on how to redeem your gift code to select your rewards items. Be aware that if you do not respond to the Kickstarter survey with a current active email address, we will be unable to send your gift code to redeem your items.

The web store will have all of the items offered on the Counterblast Kickstarter project, so if you missed out on pledging or want to add items and pay the additional amount, you will be able to do so when you check out.

After a series of arduous nights chained to ZBrush, I have been able to extract ALL of the digital files for the various pieces offered on the Kickstarter project. These 30 files have been sent to print and as soon as they come in I’ll post pics. This includes all of the Mekkus parts along with their various weapon options and also the plucky HOpR Bot for the Lancers Faction Core Set.

The HOpR Bot will come equipped with what is shown. He will have a separate head and arms for posing and future releases will allow us to offer variants such as Med Bots, Tech Bots and an all new posable HLpR Bot.

This week we received our first round of masters from Valiant and they look terrific. We have approved them for production and the moldmakers are currently hard at work cleaning masters and making molds.

Vicky and I got quite a bit of work done laying out the preliminary files for the rulebook. We have all of the sections listed and placeholders for all the elements. We received a sample from the printer for the type of book we will be making and the quality of the cover and paper selection is top notch. We are very excited that the book will be as close to having the feel of the early pulp anthology serials, but with an “upgraded” aesthetic.

In other exciting news, Matt Dixon has provided us with a rough layout sketch of what he has planned for the cover art. We are really looking forward to seeing the final version and will post that as soon as it comes in.

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