Previously on AMOC, George & Dan's Cerebus Statue. Now read on...
Hi George & Dan - Sorry I'm just getting to this now. I really don't want to do any discussions by phone on this. If you insist on private phone discussions then that's a "deal-breaker" for me, I'm afraid. For these reasons:
1) AMOC is your/our primary customer base, so I think they need to know what's going on and what decisions are being made and why. Particularly since you posted the video of the figure.
2) I think there are two primary markets: a) I really want this plastic figure and b) I'm not really a plastic figure kind of guy but if it brings in some revenue that helps keep the Restoration and Preservation moving forward, I'm willing to kick in SOME bucks. HOW MANY bucks is a major variable.
I think the b) market is larger than the a) market which means the discussions of price point and quantity need to be conducted openly because the number of b) people who go "I'm out" when they hear what it costs is going to decide if it's do-able.
3) I'm not sure that 2 a) and 2 b) taken together amount to much more than two dozen units or so. And if that's true, then my working on this comes very, very low on my list of priorities because there's just too much work involved for too little return. I'm better served putting in available time on the Notes for CAN6 with an eye to getting that launched in January
4) I'm not a "figure guy" so I really do need input from "figure guys". I thought al roney had a very good point about the shield. It's not really associated with Cerebus and I think it really just ends up covering up a good chunk of the figure from most viewing angles.
5) I just noticed the tail is the same deal as the ears: it looks as if it's for an action figure and not a statue so I think it needs to be "of a piece" with the figure itself or needs to have the seam all around it sealed.
We can keep discussing it here and see how many enthusiasts turn up. I do think that I need to either modify this figure or Version 2 (if that's what you want to do) and I'll be happy to send this one back to you. There is a strong possibility that we can make the maximum amount of money auctioning each Version as we're working on the replacement. And that might be as far as it goes. We never arrive at a mass produced Version, but we make whatever we make from each prototype on eBay.
I'll keep mentioning that I need some kind of "Cerebus grey" clay that starts soft and then hardens to modify one of the Versions and to serve as the final prototype. If an enthusiast finds that for me, I would see that as a major step forward. There is, at least, one Enthusiast which means there's probably a few enthusiasts and "enthusiasts".
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