As you read in the past update, we received the factory paint samples before we left for the Licensing Expo. These are samples produced by the factory for Klim to examine, take notes on, make sure paint is right, functionality is right, and actually to mess around with until he breaks them. Sad, but that is part of the pre-production process. Klim will pass notes back to the factory and have them make the minor adjustments so that the figures are exactly as he wishes them to be.
You will see from the pics below that our clear figures are CRYSTAL clear and look super cool. The painted figures are also insanely awesome- all painted Four Horsies figures are actually cast in translucent plastic so that they retain elements of translucency on some parts. Gives an extra added level of detail and visual complexity.
You will also see in some of the pics that our glass cases at the Licensing Expo had lights inside them, which made taking pictures a little difficult, but definitely showed off the translucency!
One of the many highlights of this show was Seth Green stopping by to chat and take pics of the Four Horsies. He was stoked that we are making these figures!
As for production schedule, Klim will finalize his notes and tweaking next week- that means tweaks to both the figures and the moulds they come from. The packaging size/blister has been developed and the artwork will be designed next. Production of the actual figures will begin in about 2 weeks, and the production process takes 45 days. After that, the trip from the factory to our warehouse will be another 30 days. So we are looking at approx 3 months until we begin delivering rewards packages that contain the Four Horsies figures (September), assuming we have no delays in customs or in transit.