The BMOG Kickstarter is now at 90%, with just under 48 hours left before the end (Friday, 2:45 PM eastern). We need $1,800 before we hit our target, and every dollar above that helps us make the project even better.
Get in now, we’ve got lots of great rewards left!
In case you’re not familiar with BMOG, this is a toyline where each figure breaks down into 5mm compatible action-figure weapons that can be used with other BMOG figures, or any number of other toylines including but not limited to: Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Starriors, Lego, Kre-O, Blockmen and many, many others.
Everyone should, hopefully, be aware of my Kickstarter project, BMOG, by now, since I’ve been flogging it relentlessly for the past month.
Well, we’re a week from completion and we’re at 72%. We are in that uncomfortable position where it could go either way and that is putting me in a place I don’t like to be.
Old comic book ads are amazing.
Fantastic Adventures, October 1949, featuring “King of the Dinosaurs” by J.W. Pelkie. Story features Tarzan stand-in Toka in a tale of men vs. Mesozoic monsters and there’s a game of dinosaur baseball.
Pelkie is actually a pen name of Shaver Mystery promoter, flying saucer popularizer, and paranormal explorer Raymond Palmer.
DUMMY OF DEATH!
… dinosaur baseball?
The Shaver Mysteries are worth reading about if you want to feel really uncomfortable about a dead author’s mental health issues.
Remington-Rand UNIVAC II (1958)
The Strange World of Your Dreams - Prize Comics
Covers by Jack Kirby
We’d really appreciate it if folks following us could spread the word on this, even if they can’t pledge to it. This is a pretty big deal for us.
This is my good buddy and longtime creative partner Trent Troop, me, and pal Alex Androski trying to get something going here. We’ve had a good opening push, and will be revealing more stuff to keep it moving.
For those new to this, we’re making a toy line. A manufacturer is lined up and ready to go, as are several online sales outlets. Designs have been prototyped, tested, and made ready for production. It’s all down to funding now.
What is the line? BMOG is part building toy, part accessory pack, part action figure. Robotic animals that can be disassembled into individual accessories that use a 5mm peg/post system, the “standard” peg size for dozens of toy lines, most notably vast numbers of Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, most brands of building blocks, and many, many others. And since every piece uses the same peg/post size, you can mix and match parts and rebuild them into new weapons or creatures.
Over the last two years, Trent and I have been pushing ourselves further in the creator-owned self-business thingamajob, a second-go at a career in stuff we WANT to do. It’s manifested in Isle of Rangoon video series, which we’re very proud of, and will keep doing as long as we keep finding the energy and inspiration… and we don’t see that running out any time soon. The biggest obstacle to it though, is time and money, as while that project has gone further than we could have hoped in the year-and-a-half it’s been live (seriously, we’ve come to know some amazing people thanks to it), the financial returns are only just getting to “noteworthy”. Thus, time-sucking day jobs so’s we can live indoors and eat first-run food.
We see a lot of potential in BMOG, and the interest we’ve seen generated on toy forums has been highly encouraging. We want to be able to make both BMOG (and other toy ideas percolating away) and IOR into What We Do For A Living. Some folks have certainly proven that it’s not too late to get a second start in being successfully self-employed in independent entertainment (we ain’t exactly spring chickens), and we’d like to be another example. The new environment of crowd-funding and self-producing has made some long-held dreams possible.
So toss the word out there. We thank you deeply.
Today at Internet Comedy Warehouse Cracked Dot Com, I’ve written up my full reviews of three dinosaur and monster erotica classics by Christie Sims, a writer who, despite all appearances, is not actually me.
Thrill and chill as I sit down and read Mounted by the Gryphon, Ravished by the Triceratops and the novella I hope was shortlisted for the 2013 ALA award, T-Rex Trouble. You might think the trouble is its boner, but you will be surprised.
Okay, I saw this, my mind made the connection, and…
i’m so sorry
okay maybe i’m not
The BMOG Kickstarter is LIVE!
Remember the robot toys of the 80s? World-spanning battles of good and evil across the living room floor? Shape-changing and modular warriors of all shapes and sizes? So do we, and those memories inspired BMOG, a building toy system that lets you make wild, robotic animal characters where each component is an action figure accessory.
BMOG characters separate into numerous weapons and devices, each with additional 5-millimeter ports and pegs. Among the dozens of 5mm compatible lines are famous franchises like Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, other building systems like LEGO and K’nex, and even obscure favorites like Starriors and the Yuusha/Brave series – plus many, many more!
We are using our Kickstarter to fund the creation of Ursenal (a robotic bear) and Mantax (a robotic Manta Ray)
Robot bears for all!
Compatibility: BMOG’s 5mm Ports and Pegs are compatible with numerous action figure and building lines. These are just what Greg had onhand.
Do you know a toyline, recent or vintage, that uses 5mm pegs or ports? Throw us a tweet, an ask, or reblog to let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
Hey, it’s that Talking Turtle Leonardo I had as a kid whose sound backpack never worked right! I see that doesn’t impact his ability to wield a hammer made from a robot bear, though.