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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:01 am 
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I pledged. We're $548 away from making the RIOT stealth pilot happen.
It is unlocked now at the $60 level or higher. Not the sold out $60 level, but the next one or higher.

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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 10:48 am 
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I really want to like this eagle force line they are working on. but I look at Sgt Bulldog and all I see is FLINT, I look at general brown and all I see is STALKER. if brown looked like the old inset picture I would love it. but this just looks like stalker to me, I want them to look original.
not to big on any of the generic army builder guys so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 11:48 am 
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I don't see flint, but I do see Stalker. Adding the mustache did that.

I don't like the army builders personally but I get that they are needed to recoup costs of the molds and people will buy them.

For the digital mock ups, they need to start showing some more of the characters who actually got figures. I like building of a mythos as much as the next person, but for a kickstarter like this, it can't be made up of fan fiction characters.

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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 7:03 am 
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bulldog is the first one in the line ive seen with camo, and I guess the camo of his pants with the beret and the basic headsculpt looks like flint to me, or at least more flint like than it should. I agree and told them on facebook that I thought the same thing when they first revealed it, the mustache makes brown look like stalker. if they kept him young looking and mustache free it wouldn't have been a problem.
its already bugging me a little that there is so much of the same sculpt used on 3 of the 4 characters I'm interested in so far.
I don't want gold figures, but to some point I feel like they are changing so much that it really has nothing to do with the old eagle force name. I'm not sure what the could do otherwise but I feel like moving from gold to just typical generic green is sort of boring.

I'm not sure what can be done for good army builders either, but I don't like any of those masks or helmets they've done so far.

I agree with you about the mock ups. but to be honest I'm a toy collector, I don't really care about the story part or even the figure cards and so on. which is why I say even though I don't want gold I do want something that tells me visually that this is those eagle force figures from when I was a kid. ill say it again, the custom eagle force figures past nastification has done. he came up with a really great camo and color pattern to represent the gold and give a uniformity to them without actually using gold. surely the people behind the kickstarter could come up with something better than just regular green soldiers.

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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:32 pm 
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Eagle Force has a presence at the GIJoe Convention! Alyosha set up some space to show Eagle Force reveal and HISStank was first to cover it along with Bucky who sent me some pics from the show. The close shots are what's found on HISStank at this link: http://news.hisstank.com/2016/06/17/joe ... ages-59245

Along with some new figure reveals that are amazing, the Communication Station was on display. This is an item I will be working on with them. It's a reproduction of the original item scaled up to work with 4" figures. It will be part of the upcoming kickstarter.


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:35 pm 
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The other big item, and something else I will be working with them on is Eagle Island Playset! All new and something to help add to the already great offering that will be coming soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:45 pm 
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For JC, before it's posted elsewhere, here are some closer images of the Communication Station. For those not at the show and can't get a closer look, here's some details. It will have a positionable dish and accurate details to the original. It will come with a sticker sheet.


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:56 am 
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Here's an image of the Eagle Mountain. There will be a computer station that is still being designed and probably some gun turrets. This is full plastic with plenty of play environments for the Eagle Force figures. This is all about fun and a great display item as well!


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:30 am 
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This line is charming the pants off of me. In a lot of ways, these Eagle Force figures are what I would have wanted to see from a reimagined Joe line: highly-articulated military figures with some uniformity but also with enough latitude to make each one a distinguishable character.

I guess I get the criticism of the figures not bearing much resemblance to the originals, but I love the look of the new character designs, and the idea of metallic gold figures has much more appeal as nostalgia than it does in a modern figure line for me. And if the communications station and Eagle Island playsets end up happening, I'll be thrilled: I love 'em both, and I would have felt the same way if they had come out when I was a kid. In fact, the whole project makes me feel like that. Can't wait for the Kickstarter to open, because I can't wait for the figures to show up at my front door.


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:45 am 
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The Communication Station and Eagle Mountain are definitely happening. There will be 2 gliders as well. One RIOT glider that will be similar to the one in the card kickstarter, but different. The other for Eagle Force. Also another idea to be announced.

I liked the line myself enough that I wanted to pitch in more than just pledging on the kickstarter! It will be a great addition to anyone's collection. They'll be fun along side GIJoe or any other 4" figure. There's plenty of homages to the figure's original designs, but updated to look better for the modern times! It will be a fun line for sure with more to offer for quite some time.

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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:09 pm 
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Today's reveal showed the RIOT glider that was part of the card kickstarter. This will be the glider people will be getting soon. The upcoming figure kickstarter will have a RIOT glider too, but it will have some changes to separate it from this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:57 pm 
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Great work on the glider; I'm glad those are going to be a part of the project, too!


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:34 pm 
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Can't wait, this makes two Kickstarter I'm looking forward to.

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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:01 pm 
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I will be backing this project. Eagle Force holds a special place for me as both a collector and a designer. I collected the originals up till they closed out and then of course gijoe began. Followed by remco us forces, american defense, unifighters. You get the idea. But now to have eagle force in the same scale as joes and marauders.....its a great time to collect.....now if only sk omega would get off their butts..


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 Post subject: Re: Fresh Monkey Fiction - Eagle Force
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:25 am 

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I'm starting to really like this line as it gets closer and more is revealed.

Newwavepop, it really makes my day to hear that you like my camouflage approach for customs. It looks like these guys have hammered out an approach, though, and I'm eager to see where it goes. The important things is that someone else who reveres these characters has pulled them from the dust bin.

I'd like to see the figures released in dull semi-metallic bronze plastic (think Serpentor's ARAH air chariot).


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