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Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:27 am

Marauder just posted the first image of the 3D sculpt for one of the figures planned for their WWII figure Kickstarter campaign, which launches early Feb. I know there was a thread in here somewhere that mentioned this, but I didn't see one that was specifically about it. If so mods, I guess you can merge them.

http://cobraisland.com/marauder-task-fo ... -revealed/

"Here are some 3d sculpt illustrations for the Marauder Task Force WWII US Army Soldier. Figure is shown with just a sampling of the MODULAR gear getting released with the figure. Removable web-belt, Y-harness and backpack have modular mounting points, so the final gear “load-out” is up to you! Several countries involved in the conflict are planned for our MTF WWII Kickstarter event, with SEVERAL different styles of soldiers from each of those different armies. Also, most of the weapons used in WWII are in our event! We will unveil several more sculpts leading up to the early February Kickstarter launch…maybe even show some paint masters! Hope you like what is on the way!"

They say that "several" countries involved in the war will have "several" featured figures, and that's pretty exciting.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by grunt1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:47 am

Looks outstanding. Will these be painted or unpainted?
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:24 am

They’ll be both cast in colored plastic and painted. They’ll be finished action figures similar to GIJoes.
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Post by grunt1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:38 am

Perfect, thanks!
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Here is a link to an eBay auction for one of Marauder’s current modern style figures. This is how their WWII figures are likely to be sold, as well. A base body with a head or two, and various pieces of modular equipment that will allow for a variety of load-outs to make a variety of soldiers. Pretty cool, I think.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2661097901
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:16 am

Its very cool but at $32.00 a figure :shock: I wish them well.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Winterstar » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:25 am

The figures are cheaper on the actual website, depending on load out. I think mine ran between 13 to 25, 13 for bare bones.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:55 am

normandy wrote:Its very cool but at $32.00 a figure :shock: I wish them well.
Yeah, I just grabbed a quick link that had a decent picture of some of their load out options. They're much cheaper from Marauder's page and via the Kickstarter.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by grunt1 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:59 am

That also appears to be a sold out figure so perhaps some of the price is a premium for that aspect. Getting in on the kickstarter is typically the most economical way to go. Hopefully they will be in the range that snake mentioned. That seems to be the going rate even for 21C figures which range $10-35 these days. Tough to get under $10 without going Hasbro-scale.

Have they ever done army builder pricing? Maybe that would help.

I'm excited and can't wait to see the other sculpts!

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Winterstar » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:41 am

Okay, going to fanboy out just a little.

I adore my MTF figures. They're almost a blank canvas upon which to create characters, specializations, and fill in those niches in a display.

The articulation is excellent, and the figures are pretty durable. I've only had an issue with one, and Marauder quickly sent me 2 replacement parts and an accessory for my trouble free of charge.

If you've never browsed their offerings, many of the weapons are simply amazing, with folding stocks, modular load outs, and what have you.

Holsters and the like on the MTF figures are likely best glued in if you plan on handling them (i.e. playing with them) quite a lot.

The accessories really are amazing- most of my helicopter pilots are wearing:
https://www.marauderinc.com/product-p/mtf-b3220.htm with an attached mic and insertable, moving goggles.

As for pricing:
https://www.marauderinc.com/product-p/mtf-g3002.htm is your basic modern urban figure for 12.99 in grey camo.

https://www.marauderinc.com/product-p/mtf-g3702.htm is the same base figure with a small truckload of gear (yes, many, many, many tiny pieces) that are at a collective discount- all loaded up he's 25.

Chances are good the Kickstarter will likely have some squad discounts like MTF and MTF Valkyries before it.

I'm watching this Kickstarter with extreme interest, if for no other reason that the plastic quality, articulation, and over-all modularity of the pieces make this really attractive.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:29 pm

Winterstar wrote:The figures are cheaper on the actual website, depending on load out. I think mine ran between 13 to 25, 13 for bare bones.
Ah, ok I thought that was a little high, thanks.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:09 pm

This is currently the only photo I can find online, but here is a Facebook link to the first pic of one of the German soldier figures. Unfortunately, that helmet is far too big it seems. It looks more along the lines of the M18 from WWI. Maybe someone has been playing too much Battlefield 1.

https://www.facebook.com/13028031034351 ... =3&theater
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:11 am

Here is another link... https://www.facebook.com/Marauder-Gun-R ... 310343512/

The helmet is way to big, looks like a 1:16 on a 1:18 figure :) .
It does look promising.

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Post by Jnewboy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:20 am

normandy wrote:Here is another link... https://www.facebook.com/Marauder-Gun-R ... 310343512/

The helmet is way to big, looks like a 1:16 on a 1:18 figure :) .
It does look promising.
Maybe he's Hitler Youth :wink:

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by caribmar » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 am

Its great to see a company trying to make an attempt at producing such a highly detailed figure from this era. American at that! I have been wanting WWII era figures with GI JOE type articulation and realism for years. Such an effort makes me sooo reluctant to provide any type of criticism even if I feel its positive...but looking at the image, the helmet looks more Soviet then American. I hope they retool it, since it shows so much promise!

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:05 pm

" Maybe he's Hitler Youth :wink: " that could be.... :lol:

What type of head are these? Head with neck (21st) or head on a post (hasbro) ?

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Winterstar » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:28 pm

Most likely neck with ball on the end, head with a socket.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Ok, guess that will have to do. Thanks.

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Give 'em a mulligan....!

Post by c44 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:45 pm

Remember "Dark Helmet" from Spaceballs?
Seeing that they sell stuff piecemeal, I think a do-over is called for...

...but otherwise, I'm impressed....
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:48 am

Here we have their first Japanese figure.

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5AE89EA3
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:05 am

Re: the Helmets, from their fb page.....

" Marauder "Gun-Runners" Almon is right! It is tricky when you look at 3d prototype sculpt illustrations, also LOTS has happened in the sculpting process since these first images. We will post the actual tooling prototypes soon, so that will help put to rest any helmet questions. "

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US Marine...

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5B164A4C

" Here are some 3d sculpt illustrations for the Marauder Task Force WWII US Marine. The Devil Dog is geared up with a Flame Thrower...but you might notice there are BAR ammo pouches on his web belt. Just a "hint" about SOME of the OTHER accessories & gear planned for the figure. Paint masters are not quite complete yet, so we are looking to launch the MTF WWII Kickstarter event sometime during the week of February 12th. Hope you like what is on the way! "
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Jesse James » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:54 am

Loving following this along on Facebook... 1/18 has life! I'd considered selling my 1/18 stuff off for the most part and just collecting 1/16 tanks. Now? I'm back to keeping it all except some of the air war stuff.

These look fantastic and Marauder does great stuff. They're not cheap but if you're up on the industry, toys simply aren't "cheap" any longer. This'll be my 2nd Kickstarter I support. I supported Dime Novel Legends and their western themed toy line because it's just awesome, and now I'm definitely helping Marauder along and getting at least a set of figures.

They're not for the casual walmart shopper but good toys cheap just don't exist now.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:33 pm

The US Marine with flamethrower will have a removable flame!

https://www.facebook.com/Marauder-Gun-R ... 310343512/

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by skorzeny » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:25 am

will be great if those German and Americans accessories could be used in 21-century figures and also be sold separately

a British soldier would be nice too

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by flayrah » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:04 am

First unexpected 1:18 I've seen in a long time. (on another forum someone stated 'these are the first Japanese 1:18 WW2 figures" - then the reply was a photo of a carded 21st - has it really been so long that these are now forgotten?)

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