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A LONG NEEDED UPDATE.

Post  Admin on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:05 pm

Hey Guys,
Apologies for the long gap in updates. First off, I want to whole-heartedly thank everyone for the massive support over the years. It has been truly awesome to receive the love and dedication from you guys through it all.

Unfortunately, as of now and for the foreseeable future, the 6Ē classic versions of Squadt will no longer be released. This decision was not easy by any stretch, but sadly, without a major production partner in place, when you factor all of the costs and risks involved, itís just not financially feasible for me to continue releasing them. However, I will at some point, release simplified, scaled down (soft vinyl) versions of Squadt, as well as other characters in the Playge lineup via Rotofugi. As for the immediate future, I will be focusing my creative energy into new (non-toy) design and art projects that have been on the back-burner for a while. Hopefully, these new projects will interest some of you, as I am very excited about where they are headed.

Again, I canít thank you guys enough for collecting my work and supporting my shows. It has meant so much to me to share and connect with everyone in this community. I hope everyone is doing well. I will be checking this thread on a regular basis and answering any questions that you guys might have.

Please feel free to email or direct message me as well. sqube
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Post  Colossus of Destiny on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:54 pm

Dang. Thanks for the update, even if my heart just pooped a little.

Is there any money to be made in releasing new clothing and accessories for the already existing Squadts? It would be killer for the long-time C&D Squadt fans to be able to continue the Assembly-ing.
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Post  Pimp_Nugget on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:08 pm

Colossus of Destiny wrote:Dang. Thanks for the update, even if my heart just pooped a little.

Is there any money to be made in releasing new clothing and accessories for the already existing Squadts? It would be killer for the long-time C&D Squadt fans to be able to continue the Assembly-ing.

I would think the small details such as clothing and pouches for Squadt is the hardest thing to find a manufacturer for. There are lots of vinyl and plastic factories that could handle the figs and weapons. But I could be mistaken.
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Re: A LONG NEEDED UPDATE.

Post  mazdevilz on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:10 pm

I'm crushed! Sad
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Re: A LONG NEEDED UPDATE.

Post  Teimaru on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:18 pm

I'm quite sad right now.
I was really hoping that the Squadts activity/production would raise againaround this summer/fall.
Squadts are so cool toys and figures, Ferg you created an world with these.
Hope your other projects will be successes, and that maybe one day, who knows, squadts will see the retail light again. Well, a man can dream nope ?

Anyway, thanks for this all, and for being such great with us on here.

Fortunately I have a little bunch of Squadts still to be customised when I will find time, and so continue the madness in a way...

But damn, I am quite sad right now.
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Post  Reks36 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Wow. Kind of speechless right now.

Thanks for the toys, bro! They are the best.

Good luck on your new ventures!
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Post  Takemaru on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:04 pm

Don't know what to say right now, aside thank you for the update. The squadts are the last toys I am collecting, and to me they are the best toy platform ever.

I am fucking sad. Still got custom projects in mind that I'll do in the future, but... sad. I was waiting for the next releases and the holy day when you would have announced the NKD docs...

It is completely understandable that you can't continue if you are loosing money, but the toy world just lost a major member.

RIP squadts Crying or Very sad
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Post  unlucky_charm13 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:40 pm

Saddened, but thank you for everything Ferg!
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Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:47 pm

Damn. Ferg how long will you keep this forum going? How much does it cost to keep it up? Depending on the cost I would like to keep this forum online. So many memories.
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Post  patrick40 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:48 pm

Well this is a very sad day, but i think we did see it comming!
For a few years releases didn't sel out in 3 minutes........
Kidrobot is dead for a long time now.

I hope your new adventures will work great for you @Ferg!
And wish you all the best in the future cheers ahhhh! bonghit bow bow bow
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Post  chase1319 on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:59 pm

Crying or Very sad
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Re: A LONG NEEDED UPDATE.

Post  Admin on Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:22 am

Colossus of Destiny wrote:Dang. Thanks for the update, even if my heart just pooped a little.

Is there any money to be made in releasing new clothing and accessories for the already existing Squadts? It would be killer for the long-time C&D Squadt fans to be able to continue the Assembly-ing.

This is one of the things we explored, but the cost of injection tooling/molding and the production minimums make this an impossibility when you consider the sell through.


ilovefreestufftoo wrote:Damn. Ferg how long will you keep this forum going? How much does it cost to keep it up? Depending on the cost I would like to keep this forum online. So many memories.

I will keep the forum up. I still intend to release toys and other playge items going forward.
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Re: A LONG NEEDED UPDATE.

Post  ROACHSHACK138 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:24 am

I feel like I was just broken up with Sad

Thank you for all the work you put into this world, Ferg. I had a lot of fun collecting and destroying with all you wonderful people. This was one hell of a ride and now it's time to get off. CAD4LYFE
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Post  itsa_mia on Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:11 am

thanks for everything ferg bow bow bow †i know this isnt the last we'll hear from you
plus now you can focus printing pandemic on anything and everything What a FacecheersWhat a Face

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Post  scumonkey on Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:25 am

Thank YOU Ferg, it's been a fun ride while it lasted,
and I am thankful for what I was able to obtain while it did...the pride of my toy collection!
Looking forward to all the new possibilities you will be opening up to us in the future!
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Post  devito1195 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:14 am

Damn - Very sad to see this.
Was a little late to the squadt party but it was so much fun hunting down and collecting them.
Looking forward to seeing what you're releasing in the future as I'm sure are many others here.
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Post  slinky42 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:56 am

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Post  cripery on Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:31 pm

Damn.... - definitely a sad day here. Sad - but totally understandable, if it can't work financially then it's a no-brainer. You've got to do what's best for you. Thanks though Ferg, I had some great times chasing down Squadts and travelling to the shows and meeting fellow CAD'ers. What a Face

I for one don't intend to stop playing with my squadts and still have some cool ideas for customs and mods. - Hopefully others will feel the same and some level of interest and community can be maintained.

All the best guys. bow
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Post  mazdevilz on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Well since I am in complete denial about this... I am not going anywhere! Very Happy
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Post  Reks36 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:27 am

mazdevilz wrote:Well since I am in complete denial about this... I am not going anywhere! Very Happy

Laughing Ditto!
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Post  sadlittlepanda on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:40 pm

CRAP!!
the day my 20"arrived is also the end of the squadt era?!
goin out with a bang i guess..
thanx ferg!!good luck on your new adventures!!
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Post  p01ntm4n77 on Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:57 am

I wept a little Sad ... now show me the scaled down soft vinyl version Ferg bounce

Thank u Ferg and we're still onboard clap
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Post  Illusive on Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:37 pm

I'm totally on board for a scaled down soft vinyl squadt! I can only imagine all the crazy marbling and paint jobs you could do, and even clear squadts!
I'm sure we'll also see some great collabs between you and Scott in the future as well †
This doesn't change my love of the classic 6" squadts in any way, It just makes me appreciate them even more, and while i am a tab bummed we won't see anymore in the future I know we'll still see some badass toys from you Ferg
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Post  BigNasty on Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:08 pm

Well damn now im kinda glad i missed this thread untill now Sleep ..and man am i bummed to hear this but what can ya do right? paleSad †im not going anywhere either..ill be waiting for the new stuff (and more old stuff to)..Thanks Ferg for the bad ass'ness that is Squadt and i look forward to see what else you come up with..
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Post  InebriatedGnome on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:05 pm

Man. This is a pretty emotional moment for me, as Squadts were my entry into the world of art toys. I'm glad this forum is still up, as there really is no other collecting community like it. Let's entertain each other with our kitbashes and customs until we see what Ferg's cooking up next!

I'm totally on board for soft vinyl Squadts as well--the Young Gohst is my favourite toy platform and having some little dudes in scale with them would be a dream come true.
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