Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Fritzkrieg » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:02 pm

I went all in Mayhem level on this one . If every stretch goal is met, it's a bargain, at just over $10 dollars a figure. Hell, if even half the stretch goals are met it come out around $14 a figure. Those prices for figures of this quality is a great deal, since these will probably retail around $25 a piece. These guys always come through. I have received every item I have ordered from their previous campaigns.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm

Great to see you back here Fritzkrieg, always liked your customs
Really like the look of these figures but I must admit, don't know much
about the Kickstarter thing.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Fritzkrieg » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:01 pm

Thanks Normandy. I've been on a hiatus as far as the military customs go.But when I get these in hand I'm sure I'll be back at it. As far as Kickstarters go, Marauders is a pretty safe bet. They have a good track record of fulfilling their orders for their backers. You just have to be patient,it can take up to a year, in some cases longer to get the figures in hand. To date I have contributed to 10 Kickstarters, 4 of which are Marauder Inc.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by MUDHEN336 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:03 pm

Anybody know what to expect about the quality of these figures? How have previous Marauder figures been? Better/worse than 21st century or unimax?
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by B17Fortress » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:52 pm

Almost halfway to the russians, I really hope we make it.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Fritzkrieg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:15 am

@mudhen336
The quality is much better then the 21st Century XD figures. Better Articulation, less fragile, better paint apps, and sculpting. The factory they use for their figures produces the best quality 1:18 action figures in the market place.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by grunt1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:24 am

U.S. Anti-Tank (Bazooka) Infantry just unlocked, and they said:

"We also have some surprises in the works that we plan to announce today! Thanks again for your support!"

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Post by Fritzkrieg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:24 am

Sweet! If we unlock at least one Stretch Goal a day, until the Kickstarter ends, we will get at least 2 factions, that have never been represented in this scale.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by grunt1 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:57 am

MP44 gunner unlocked! And it sounds like the news was that they are tweaking the german colors to be more accurate as well as having both early and late warr. Normandy you’ve been heard. :-)
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:52 am

" Normandy you’ve been heard. :-) "

That would be a first... :wink: I think the folks at Marauder know what they're doing.
The detail on these figures is very nice and tweaking the German colors can only make
them better. For the price, accuracy has to be part of the equation.

By the looks of the equipment shown with the German infantryman, they're off to a great start.
The helmets in the Marauder pic, one with the chinstrap over the front of the helmet and the other
without seem to be the most detailed 1:18 German helmets yet.

L-R Our War figure, 21st helmet on a FOV figure and an FOV figure with FOV helmet.
Of these three the FOV is by far the best and this is only a side view.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Fritzkrieg » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:07 am

I agree, the FOV helmets were the best...The Our War helmets only fit on the tiny Our War heads. Half of the 21st Century figure's helmets were to small, but the 21st, with canvas covers were pretty sweet.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by normandy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:39 pm

The one thing I like about the our war helmet is the decal size.
They got the size (1:18) right, color is off but what the heck. 21st's is 1:16 or bigger :shock: .

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I agree Fritzkrieg, the 21st camo covered helmets are well done.

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I think Marauder is on the right track, this should be a great figure line.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:03 am

I always favored the Dragon 1:18 helmets for the Germans when I was still making a lot of customs, and then FOV was next.

As for Marauder changing the uniform colors, I'm not too surprised. It became a rather forced point on many forums I visit, especially the GIJoe Hisstank forums. I figure they just became convinced that us history nerds know what we're talking about sometimes haha
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by AJWW2 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:45 pm

This is some great news for 1:18, I'm happy to back it.
it be like dat

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by maritime96 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:29 pm

Just went in on this myself. Glad to have something new coming. Too bad it will not be here till June 2019 :(
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by flayrah » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:22 am

A new stretch goal before the 'Green Soldier' has been added - USMC in late war camo. Will have to consider bumping up my pledge.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Razor17019 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:33 am

I am on board with this kickstarter project now. I am at the 6 figure pledge.
From the wording, I will have the choice of any 6 figures. Did you see the US Navy FMF Corpsman? Does he come with ALL the items shown (bandage, IV bottle, stretcher, crutch, sling and head wrap)??
Looking forward to seeing these come June 2019.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by B17Fortress » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:04 am

Yes Razor, he should come with the full suite of accessories shown.

They've removed the solid colour figures to make reduce the amounts needed to unlock the British, Soviets, and so on, though with only 6 days left it seems the momentum has stalled. Hopefully they'll be brought back should this first wave sell well!
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by dannyc » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:39 pm

I backed with $117 yesterday

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Fritzkrieg » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:43 pm

The new order of the Stretch Goals is awesome. I know they could have used the funds of the single color figures to pay for the new tooling. You won't see any of the Big Corps sacrifice their profits like this to give collectors what they want.

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by MUDHEN336 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:56 pm

I would have thought this would have had a lot more interest than the Valkyries or the K9/Exo suit Kickstarter. I think those had 600 and 800 backers. This thing needs to catch fire now. I have been wanting British and Russian figures forever and these things look awesome! Let’s go ugly early and get on board with this thing!
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Innuendoh » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:22 pm

SolidSnakeEyes wrote: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
Maybe it was meant to be a child soldier the Nazis relied on late in the war. :)

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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by Fritzkrieg » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:24 am

That is just a digital concept. The tooling sample's helmet looks much better.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by SolidSnakeEyes » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:01 pm

I'm guessing they removed the solid color figures hoping that people who weren't pledging because of them would make pledges and push this thing over the edge in the last few days. It looks like it helped *some*, but not enough. 4 days to go, so I guess we shall see.
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Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

Post by MUDHEN336 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:43 pm

Just upped my pledge! Let’s get this thing going!
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