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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Gods Country - ENGLAND

Anyone know if PRODOS will be doing their exchange and pick up at SALUTE on the 14th April 2018 (I know it's important to state the dates on this!).

Also if there's a definitive list of what's actually available for KS backers to have, that would help for exchanging.

A bit of everything really....... And where's the icons for DUST Tactics, Firestorm Armada, Super Dungeon Explore, Sedition Wars, Relic Knights, Epic Armageddon???? 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Same question was asked n the KS facebook group - answer:

Michal P Hartlinski said: drop us a line customerservice@prodosgames.com


Email from them today...
(Spoilered due to size of images)
NEW ADD-ONS FOR AVP

USCM OFFICER UNICAST
Box includes:
3x stat cards
40mm plastic base
40mm token
Spoiler:


USCM MULTIPART MARINES
Box includes:
5x USCM Marines multipart models
5x plastic bases
5x ping tokens
Spoiler:


ALIEN KING
Dimensions: 6.10" x 4.7" x 2.75"
Box includes:
1x Alien King multipart model
1x "Bug Hunt" scenario booklet
Spoiler:


OFFICER SCENARIO
"Up Close and Personal"
Free scenario for AvP Second Edition Boardgame dedicated to USCM Officer.
Spoiler:

Download link

ALIEN KING SCENARIO
"The Bug Hunt"
Free scenario for AvP Second Edition Boardgame dedicated to Alien King
Spoiler:

Download link

RELEASE DATE: 16TH OF APRIL 2018

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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Gods Country - ENGLAND

So after a few messenger chats with Prodos Games, rather than me pick the items up from SALUTE, they've offerred to send them out to me instead. I'm outstanding £200 of items, unfortunately, £45 of those will never be produced. So they put a £45 credit in my store account, and I've bought an M577 for £15.

Paid £5 P&P, and all my items will be sent with the M577. Hopefully, this saga should come to a close for me soon. Yes I've had to pay £5 P&P and spend another £15 with Prodos, but, my SALUTE ticket would have been £10 and another £50 on train fare to get to the venue. So it was cheaper to pay the £££ than go and pick it up.

Was all done very politely, professionally, quickly Prodos now just need to deliver the stuff. I'll keep you posted!


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So after a few messenger chats with Prodos Games, rather than me pick the items up from SALUTE, they've offerred to send them out to me instead. I'm outstanding £200 of items, unfortunately, £45 of those will never be produced. So they put a £45 credit in my store account, and I've bought an M577 for £15.

Paid £5 P&P, and all my items will be sent with the M577. Hopefully, this saga should come to a close for me soon. Yes I've had to pay £5 P&P and spend another £15 with Prodos, but, my SALUTE ticket would have been £10 and another £50 on train fare to get to the venue. So it was cheaper to pay the £££ than go and pick it up.

Was all done very politely, professionally, quickly Prodos now just need to deliver the stuff. I'll keep you posted!

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A bit of everything really....... And where's the icons for DUST Tactics, Firestorm Armada, Super Dungeon Explore, Sedition Wars, Relic Knights, Epic Armageddon???? 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Good outcome, not ideal, but at least you're nearly done. What items will never be produced?

   
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Gods Country - ENGLAND

There was an update about it a few months ago. Other than the 3 Predators in the core box, any other 'cloaked' Pred model will not be produced. Includes, Female, Beserker, Young Blood Preds. Terrain isn't going to be produced.

Then there's a list of stuff that has been produced, but won't be released to anyone other than the KS backers who paid for it, e.g., Dutch & Linn Marines, Pred Ship tiles, Alien Eggs.....

A bit of everything really....... And where's the icons for DUST Tactics, Firestorm Armada, Super Dungeon Explore, Sedition Wars, Relic Knights, Epic Armageddon???? 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Ahh okay - wondered if there was some new info coming out.

   
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Utilizing Careful Highlighting





cornwall

Ah multi part marines that i paid for 4 years ago .wonder if i will ever see them .
   
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Leutnant




Somerset uk

So guys this may seem a stupid one but which version are the multi part marine aimed at, 1st ed or the second one.
Only ask because aren’t the two editions out of scale with each other.

Well despite not wanting to give prodos much money in the past some of these minis look very cool so am thinking of grabbing a couple boxes of the new stuff to expand on the 1st edition game I have.
The new officer looks very cool. Kind of like the new queen mini too, figure you will either love that one or hate it. I like the cartoon look it has.

Ps now can i keep forcing myself to turn away from the dropship, damn I’ve always wanted a model of that bad boy .

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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Gods Country - ENGLAND

So, this terrible affair has finally come to a close for me. I've recieved everything from PRODOS. After quite a friendly FB Chat with them, I've swapped out my items that are not going to be produced for items in stock. I traded models for Pred Tiles, AVP 2nd Ed upgrade, and the M577. I've recieved all my outstanding items, multi-part marines, Sentry Guns, Dutch & Lin, Youngbloods, Female Pred, Coaked Pred's. Also threw in some freebies.

All in all, I get the impression that if you contact them, they will get you your outstanding stuff providing you tell them what you want to swap out. If you don't contact them, they'll leave you waiting.

A bit of everything really....... And where's the icons for DUST Tactics, Firestorm Armada, Super Dungeon Explore, Sedition Wars, Relic Knights, Epic Armageddon???? 
   
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I’ve tried contacting them multiple times through multiple contact emails and have been ignored.

"The Omnissiah is my Moderati" 
   
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Leutnant




Somerset uk

Well received my order today and am pretty happy with the new multi part marines. The detail on the officer is unreal, can’t wait to get some paint on that bad boy.
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





UK

Does anyone know whether the newly released USCM Multipart marines are in the same scale as the 1.0 AVP THB marine minis or in the scale of the 2.0 marine minis?
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Thought I'd pop my head around here...

...still waiting on pledge. Is anyone else?!

If anyone has an email contact for Prodos could you PM me? Think I've given them plenty of time to sort things out.

Me in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017: "Shall I contact Prodos again this year? Nah, I'd better give them another year."
   
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Still waiting. Still being ignored by their customer service. Still never expecting the rest of my stuff to ever show up.

"The Omnissiah is my Moderati" 
   
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Zealous Shaolin





France

PomWallaby wrote:
Thought I'd pop my head around here...

...still waiting on pledge. Is anyone else?!

If anyone has an email contact for Prodos could you PM me? Think I've given them plenty of time to sort things out.

Me in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017: "Shall I contact Prodos again this year? Nah, I'd better give them another year."


My Dear Pomwallaby, I finally got all my AVP pladge after contacting the gentle Isabelle at the following :


isabelle@prodosgames.com


She's very polite and diplomatic indeed and some friends of mine got their pledges too with her. I hope it could help you for the best...

Seviteur,

Morikun

   
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Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Quite interesting - I know the miniatures for this game are nice, but presumably not £850 nice!!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00YOPQ3JO/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Epic 30K&40K! A new players guide, contributors welcome https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/751316.page
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Excellent discussion forum & information collection for Epic and other small scale miniatures: http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/index.php
 
   
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I recently bought some multipart marines from a third party. Still waiting on my pledge and didn't want to give Prodos any more money but couldn't wait as I'm working on another diorama, so I bought from MiniatureMarket. The figures themselves are well sculpted and detailed as always. They are in scale with the First Edition Marines. Personally, I was only somewhat satisfied with the poses. These aren't movie accurate colonial marines. Only two of five of the legs have the groin protector. The smart gunner has shin guards ( so you can't kit bash Vasquez) A lot of the arms have long sleeves and there are no forward firing pulse rifles with short sleeves ( so you can't kit bash Hudson or Hicks). The flamethrower arms are short sleeve but don't have shoulder pads ( No Deitrich). The figures are salvageable but be prepared to do some heavy customization if you're trying to make characters from the movie or just want the real Colonial Marine vibe.

In regards to my pledge, I have been in contact with an employee who assured me they were about to send it to me....in April

After following up, I was assured it was just about to be shipped out...in May

Another email said, "don't worry, we were just held up with a lot of orders, we'll get it out in June"

Finally I emailed them and asked what orders could possibly be prioritized before mine. I had been waiting for FIVE years. When were they going to send the order?

I received a tracking number yesterday but no mention of what parcel service I can track it on.

We'll see what happens!!
   
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The Beach

Jason Holmes wrote:
They are in scale with the First Edition Marines.

Any side by side pics you can offer? Glad to know they are in scale height-wise. They look... chunkier I guess.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

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Received the rest of my order last week and Prodos managed to disappoint me one last time. I had been anticipating 2x5 original marines and 1x multipart marines (as per my order), but instead received 2x multipart marines and only one of the original marine sets which I already mentioned have more of that "Aliens Movie Vibe" while the multipart marines do not. To add insult to injury, Prodos never made the extra heads and bits. So what do they send me? The same arms(from multipart marine sets) with long sleeves that I hate so much from my last post. It's almost like it was one last F*** You. The extra bits didn't have the short sleeve flamethrower arms or short sleeve pulse rifle arms either (but did come with multipart marine heads). I'm glad I'm finally done with that company. If I ever have to buy any original marines or decide to get the APC, I'm going to make sure to buy it from a third party on Ebay or an online store. I'll post some side by side pictures of original marines and multipart marines as soon as I can. As I said before, the figures do look good.
   
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Here are some side by side comparisons of Version 1 Marines and Multipart Marines. About the same size but they are a bit chunkier. The groin protector with green stuff isn't a finished work. Still brainstorming a way to fix it. The flamethrower guy is missing his shoulder pads, so I'm going to cut them off all the long sleeve arms I know I'm not going to use( and also haven't pictured here.) Good looking figures that just need some converting, assembly and paint.
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Regular Dakkanaut






I was wondering if people wash prodos resin in warm water (as might be done with forgeworld resin)? My first batch seems to take paint fine whereas superglue seems to take a bit longer to dry, I wondered if this was due to a release agent.

Also, has anyone found a source for in scale pulse rifles or helmets? There are plenty of pulse rifles on shapeways but they are typically listed as 28mm and no mention is made of if they are non-heroic scale or not.
   
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Prodos loses license to AvP.

Clearance sale – This is also a last month of AvP product line, after April 2019 AvP will be unavailable to buy. All add-ons are 40% off!

“AvP The Hunt Begins as a retail product is coming to an end on the 30th of April 2019. We will cease sales of all AvP product by the end of the April. Kickstarter fulfilment will work as usual, and shipments will be commenced until all backers receive their packages. Please make sure your pledge manager is closed. Closing Pledge manager means providing us with you up-to-date postage address.”

https://www.beastsofwar.com/forums/topic/last-month-of-avp-miniatures-from-prodos-but-what-about-the-ks/
https://www.beastsofwar.com/forums/topic/avp-product-line-will-be-discontinued-after-30-april-disney-strikes-again/

Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
   
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CL VI Store in at the Cyber Center of Excellence

Hooray. They've managed to not completely fulfill my KS order for the whole duration of the license.

Every time a terrorist dies a Paratrooper gets his wings. 
   
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AvP The Hunt Begins as a retail product is coming to an end on the 30th of April 2019. We will cease sales of all AvP product by the end of the April. Kickstarter fulfilment will work as usual, and shipments will be commenced until all backers receive their packages. Please make sure your pledge manager is closed. Closing Pledge manager means providing us with you up-to-date postage address.


Must... resist... low... hanging... fruit...

   
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Cairo, Egypt

So no more Mutant Chronicles and no more AvP, I wonder how Space Crusade is selling for Prodos?

 
   
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Newcastle, OZ

Prodos losing the licence isn't something to lay entirely on Disney's doorstep.

Commercial licences for this sort of thing include a "minimum payable per year " to the rights holder to keep the licence going, in addition to the initial licence fee.

If they couldn't pay that year's fee, then the contract usually gets rendered void.
Fox likes their monies paid on time, and the licence fee for the ALIEN IP is not a cheap one (an acquaintance wrote a book on the collectible ALIEN(s) figure toys (3 3/4 and 12" lines) and Fox dithered for 3 years about it.


I'm 50.
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Yup. If the line isn't making your enough money to pay the license, you lose the license.
   
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Haughty Harad Serpent Rider





Richmond, VA

Prodos didn't even have the ALIENS IP - I believe it is only the AVP video game license. Hence no characters from the films, etc.

"...and special thanks to Judgedoug!" - Alessio Cavatore "Now you've gone too far Doug! ... Too far... " - Rick Priestley "I've decided that I'd rather not have you as a member of TMP." - Editor, The Miniatures Page "I'd rather put my testicles through a mangle than spend any time gaming with you." - Richard, TooFatLardies "We need a Doug Craig in every store." - Warlord Games "Thank you for being here, Judge Doug!" - Adam Troke 
   
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Received an email today, “Your pledge items will be shipped to you shortly,“

Receiving something is better than nothing. But receiving a dead game after the end of license “Fire Sale” stings.
   
 
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