To lead things off - Adam Pratt painted up a few Swamp Worms for us. You can see them in all their colorful glory below! (Diego Gisbert Llorens has been hard at work on the box illustration as well - we hope to show that off soon too!)
Alternate Paint Scheme
The Aleutian Swamp Worms are our first Edge Set (i.e. not a Core Force in the ALIEN WAR game) and will be released in September. You will get 8 Worms with 8 40mm round bases and 2 40mm Worm holes for $29.95.
It's been busy days here at our new plastics factory in Boston. Although we've been making plastic toy soldiers for awhile now, making them ourselves is a BIG change! Ed and the team have been rocking and rolling to streamline the process and it's really humming along. We knew from the beginning that we'd figure out new ways to do things and as we lived with the process we would tweak and optimize things. For example, yesterday we discovered that a simple 8.5" x 11" sheet of white paper can save a worker at one of the plastic production stations about 15 minutes per hour in effort. Who knew the power of white paper?!?!? Thank you Staples!
Yesterday we turned on the German production mold (actually the pre-production mold as Ed went back and refined the production molds this week to optimize them) and ran off the first 15 or so sets of Germans for painters and as a surprise for Bug pre-orders. Every Bug and/or Marine order that ships out right now includes a little baggy with enough parts to build 2 German Panzergrenadiers.
We are starting to build up stock on Germans and next week we'll start on the Worms so that we have a LOAD on hand for release in September. The response to the Germans has been fantastic - much better than what I was expecting - thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered! This is going to be a record launch for all of us involved!