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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:21 pm 
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thanks! that should of occured to me......

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:44 am 
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soo this was fun to watch even if just from the sideline. i know so little about ks though. i can't imagine that the full amount of $$$ can be a sure thing for mg? or is it charged/paid up front? i thought i read before that in ks you don't pay until products are shipped.

if i would of had the $$$ the pick 1 would be the gun runners and add gun runners set 2. if i follow that correct it would be $50. not bad for 4 figures.


After the Kickstarter campaign, most creators are now joining up with a second company BackerKit. KickStarter is for promotion and fund-gathering. They take a percentage of the total raised off the top for their fee, then transfer the rest to the creator's bank account.

This causes an issue in that now these 4 guys at Marauder have some $500,000 dollars and 1,172 people wanting an ungodly-complex assortment of figures, so they contract with BackerKit to handle organizing all that data while the MGR guys start dealing with the factory people in China.

HOWEVER, BackerKit have also gotten into fund-raising. This is probably where your confusion about 'paying later' comes in. Ultimately, NO KickStarter project will have you pay after the product is manufactured as that completely negates the need for the KickStarter company in the first place. That's just simple pre-ordering like every retailer out there can do.

The additional funds BackerKit raises is added to the KS total, and even more products that didn't get Unlocked in the KS can get Unlocked in the BK; which everyone likes. However, only people that got in a qualifying pledge during the KS can have an account with the BK side.

It's wonky at times because neither company were created and organized for toy production where an entire toyline with multiple options are being created. They were intended for product lines where everyone gets the same thing, like a board game, playing card deck, or suchnot.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:23 pm 
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2DARK2C wrote:
soo this was fun to watch even if just from the sideline. i know so little about ks though. i can't imagine that the full amount of $$$ can be a sure thing for mg? or is it charged/paid up front? i thought i read before that in ks you don't pay until products are shipped.

if i would of had the $$$ the pick 1 would be the gun runners and add gun runners set 2. if i follow that correct it would be $50. not bad for 4 figures.


After the Kickstarter campaign, most creators are now joining up with a second company BackerKit. KickStarter is for promotion and fund-gathering. They take a percentage of the total raised off the top for their fee, then transfer the rest to the creator's bank account.

This causes an issue in that now these 4 guys at Marauder have some $500,000 dollars and 1,172 people wanting an ungodly-complex assortment of figures, so they contract with BackerKit to handle organizing all that data while the MGR guys start dealing with the factory people in China.

HOWEVER, BackerKit have also gotten into fund-raising. This is probably where your confusion about 'paying later' comes in. Ultimately, NO KickStarter project will have you pay after the product is manufactured as that completely negates the need for the KickStarter company in the first place. That's just simple pre-ordering like every retailer out there can do.

The additional funds BackerKit raises is added to the KS total, and even more products that didn't get Unlocked in the KS can get Unlocked in the BK; which everyone likes. However, only people that got in a qualifying pledge during the KS can have an account with the BK side.

It's wonky at times because neither company were created and organized for toy production where an entire toyline with multiple options are being created. They were intended for product lines where everyone gets the same thing, like a board game, playing card deck, or suchnot.


That's a great explanation. Thank you for posting it. Backer kit come up a lot in comic KS as well.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:06 pm 
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Backer Kit is also where you can add to your pledge if you didn't already. Say you did the 6 pack, but now that everything unlocked you realize you'd like some of the other figures too, but not quite the 12 or All In. You can still pick your 6 figures but then add the payment amount (at $25 per figure for this Kickstarter) and select the additional figures.

Let me also say this, you won't be able to piecemeal these figures and their accessories together for $25 or less once the parts eventually do hit the site. At the way things are going, it will probably cost that just to ship your figures by then.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:59 pm 
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thanks for all the info guys. like i said i can't play, but it looks fun :) if anyone is adding trade/sale fodder to their orders the gun runners will be hot items. i see magnum,chuckles, dale, and i'm sure many other customs using them. i hope i can get the sks and ak's at some point.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:27 pm 
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Most of their previous KS items have ended up available individually in the store. I backed their first run and have done zero with those figures. I'm much happier buying bits and pieces from the store. That's not a knock against anyone who enjoys participating in the Kickstarter, just saying definitely don't feel like you can't enjoy these just because the Kickstarter price was too high.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:44 am 
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We are working to add a few more "surprises" to the Backerkit, so the Backerkit invitations will go out sometime mid next week (instead of this Saturday). Will GLADLY delay sending the Backerkit invites a few days if we can get MORE items added! Remember, during the Backerkit.com registration is where you tell us the rewards you want for your Kickstarter pledge, provide your shipping info and can add additional items to your reward package. The Backerkit registration will stay open for 3 to 4 weeks.

We are working on more items, but already have SEVERAL more NEW items added to the Backerkit.com offerings. Any items released in Backerkit, that were NOT part of the original MTF-V Kickstarter event, are not eligible for selection in any of the "you choose" pledge levels and are not added for free to any pledge level. But all new Backerkit items (as well as any of the the original Kickstarter released items) can be ordered separately and added to your reward package.

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Here is a private "sneak peek" of a couple more of the Backerkit.com NEW item releases

-MAC-V SOG Soldier

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Thanks again for your support and patience!

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:56 pm 
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Yeah, I'm going to be getting more add-ons than I expected with my 12-fig platoon set. Should've went for a larger package, but oh-well - I can get them later at full price on the site, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:17 pm 
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Some more reveals from the backerkit:

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Feral Sable - Wild Weasel

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MAC-V Sog

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ERDL Val

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Red & White Visit Cong Vals - Jinx ;-)

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And Tan flight suits for all your busting needs ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:06 pm 
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dang and dang it! i just mentioned the other day that my luck either FN or spinmaster would do 4" ghostbusters since i started joe based ones. those are awesome and if they get to retail @ their current stuffs price will be $12. i have that and more in mine.....

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:10 pm 
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From the Facebook page

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:00 pm 
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Hope the tan flightsuits with untucked pants legs hit the site when these ship. Venkman doesn't tuck his cuffs.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:10 pm 
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Sent in my survey - added the Rambo, the Jinxes, & the Wild Weasel to my "Platoon-level" pledge. So even though I was originally looking at 12 figs with the KS, I ended up getting 20 total for only $75 more because the 2-packs count as 1 item.

And yeah - hoping the flight suit guys are in full Ghostbuster mode when they hit the site. Fingers crossed that by then there's decent options for heads/proton packs.

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 Post subject: Re: MTF Vietnam Kickstarter!!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:22 pm 
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I hadn't seen any of these pics before.

I requested to join the Facebook Marauder Task Force page, so I could check them out. I kinda wish they had shown all this stuff during the Kickstarter. It might have swung me into backing it...

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