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2019 release schedule?
« on: 31 January 2019, 22:35:39 »
Hi everyone, I was curious about the 2019 release schedule.  Has it been released yet?  I want to buy some minis but don't want to make an order and a week later, there's a new mini drop.   Thanks.
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #1 on: 31 January 2019, 22:43:40 »
https://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/release-schedule-main

right now only Q1 is up - Ryoken III-XP, Crusader 8L, and Swordsman primitive

word on the street (people seeing preorders pop up) is that Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow

all of the 2017 fan funding is released except the swordsman - Hellspawn resculpt, Wolverine primitive, Balac Strike VTOL, Dark Age Catapult, Von Rohrs, Bellerophon, and the Black Wolf BA.

So far the Zibler Fast Strike Tank and the Emperor primitive have been funded and i assume we'll see them sometime in 2019

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #2 on: 07 February 2019, 18:39:13 »
Can't wait for the new stuff. Hope some non mech units will come out.
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #3 on: 11 February 2019, 21:45:46 »
Can't wait for the new stuff. Hope some non mech units will come out.

Sad to say non Mech stuff is Fan Funding due to it having less sales then Mechs.

Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow - This is correct. I will have a post about the Scourge since it was to be fan Funded about what we are going to do. I had penciled it in for a Distro release when it made the list due to it being asked about. But was not able to get the FF part moving before Q2 was announced.

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2019, 12:42:13 »
Sad to say non Mech stuff is Fan Funding due to it having less sales then Mechs.

Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow,,,
Is this all we are getting in Q2?
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2019, 12:47:20 »
they cut the quarterly releases from four to three last year. unsure if the online exclusives have increased to compensate, though I feel like 2018 was a good year for fan funding compared to previous efforts.

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #6 on: 13 February 2019, 13:37:31 »
I'm just waiting to see if and when the Valkyrie and Wasp get releases. Seems like CGL is comfortable enough to release new products/merchandise with the artwork that was disputed in the most recent Harmony Gold lawsuit. I wish they would give IWM permission to go ahead with the releases that had already been approved. I'm not really understanding why CGL won't do so unless designs like the Wasp/Valkyrie are off limits but the Marauder/Warhammer are ok.

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2019, 14:31:54 »
I'm just waiting to see if and when the Valkyrie and Wasp get releases.

I'm eager for these as well.  Really, any of these "classics". I've just about maxed out my Shadow Hawk/Ostscout capacity, and the few wasps I got before circulation ended are getting lonely.
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2019, 23:29:20 »
I'm just waiting to see if and when the Valkyrie and Wasp get releases. Seems like CGL is comfortable enough to release new products/merchandise with the artwork that was disputed in the most recent Harmony Gold lawsuit. I wish they would give IWM permission to go ahead with the releases that had already been approved. I'm not really understanding why CGL won't do so unless designs like the Wasp/Valkyrie are off limits but the Marauder/Warhammer are ok.

From what I recall reading here "somewhere", the HG Lawsuit was against CGL (and the PC game companies) and did NOT include IWM.  Therefore, the case being "Dismissed with Prejudice" did NOT necessarily leave IWM free and clear.  Whoever made the post made it sound like HG could potentially come back and file a lawsuit against IWM if they released the Wasp, Valkyrie, and any others HG had their panties in a wad about.   :P  While it is true that IWM produced the Wasps & Valkyries sold at Gen Con, they were only SOLD at the CGL booth.  Sure, it "side-stepped" the issue, but Lawyers Like/Hate that sort of thing, so that's what happened.   :D

I'm sure we'll see them eventually, but I think IWM is just waiting for the air to clear, and maybe for HG to slink back under their rock.  I'm thinking someone posted that HG's deal with "Whoever" (The Japanese Company) was due to expire on 2020/2021 or so?  Once that happens, they won't be able to say squat anymore, so maybe that's when we'll see the Classic Wasp & Valkyrie in production again?   ???
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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #9 on: 14 February 2019, 18:27:48 »
I'm thinking someone posted that HG's deal with "Whoever" (The Japanese Company) was due to expire on 2020/2021 or so?  Once that happens, they won't be able to say squat anymore, so maybe that's when we'll see the Classic Wasp & Valkyrie in production again?   ???

That's my suspicion too -- that everyone's waiting for Tatsunoko to kick you-know-who to the curb in 2021 before doing anything. But maybe, maybe not, because I also heard there was a "gentlemen's agreement" between IWM and CGL that CGL would be allowed to make the remaining Classics first in plastic, and then IWM would be cleared to make metal minis. And it could be something as simple as when the box sets were being designed, the Sword of Damocles was over CGL's head vis-a-vis the Macross Classics, making hem off limits till too late in the process, and so they want to see how the current sets do financially before jumping full-bore into more plastics. 

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #10 on: 14 February 2019, 18:53:50 »
i refuse to completely discount any theory, no matter how absurd, until i'm holding the minis in my hands.

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Re: 2019 release schedule?
« Reply #11 on: 14 February 2019, 21:24:46 »
Sad to say non Mech stuff is Fan Funding due to it having less sales then Mechs.

Q2 will be Ursus II, Scourge, and Scarecrow - This is correct. I will have a post about the Scourge since it was to be fan Funded about what we are going to do. I had penciled it in for a Distro release when it made the list due to it being asked about. But was not able to get the FF part moving before Q2 was announced.

Do you have an ETA on when the Shen Long, Buraq and Leonidas (IIRC) will be arriving on the IWM store? I can't wait to get my hand on more 3145 BAs!!
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