If you’re a Marvel Legends collector, then you’ve probably got at least one Punisher. And that Punisher probably doesn’t have enough guns. Not surprising, since he’s a decidedly R-rated kind of character being sold in kid-friendly stores – tough to package him with a fully-loaded arsenal.
That’s where the Marauder GR 1/12 Scale Gear project on Kickstarter comes in. Marauder wants to do for 6-inch scale figures what they’ve done for 4-inch – supply an armory of realistic, highly-detailed, and customizable weapons. They’ve built a great product line for G.I. JOES and other 4-inch scaled figures over nearly a decade, with a product line of over a hundred items. This project is their first foray into 6-inch scale.
New Kickstarter project marks the move to 6-inch scale
Marauder is best known for their work in the 1/18 or 4-inch scale. They’ve been in business for about a decade and have produced a lot of weapons and accessories for military figures, like G.I. Joes. Last year, they raised almost $250K on Kickstarter for the Marauder Task Force, a 4-inch scale action figure line featuring a modular system that allows for a lot of easy customization. (Boss Fight Studio, the group behind Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S., designed and sculpted the figures.)
For their latest project, their fourth on Kickstarter, Marauder is returning to weapons and accessories, this time for 6-inch scale figures. One pledge level is for six weapons (4 unique rifles, a pistol, and an RPG) that would be an instant arsenal upgrade for a Marvel Legends Punisher, for example. Another pledge is an army builder pack (4 each of AK-47s, M4s, and commando rifles), great for if you want to give your AIM or Hydra agents some conventional weapons.
Marauder is known for their attention to detail and accuracy, and the weapons will be modular and customizable, via options that will be made available as stretch goals. They are looking to raise a modest $14K, and already have 28 stretch goals planned. To support this project, visit the Marauder GR 1:12 Scale Gear for 6 inch Action Figures project page on Kickstarter. The funding period closes on May 4. Thanks to @almostahermit for the heads up on this.
A lot of collectors I know are feeling the void left by Hasbro’s G.I. JOE line moving steadily towards hiatus over the past couple years. But as the Joes fade away, there’s one company that’s targeting the niche market that Hasbro deemed too small – Marauder GR is in the midst of its Kickstarter project for its 1/18 scale Marauder Task Force Gaming Figures. And get this – they’ve already more than doubled their funding goal, raising nearly $80K with about two weeks left to go.
The project is to create a figure “system” that allows you to easily customize your figures to fit specific genres (military, sci-fi, and superhero builds are supported) as well as configuring your figures’ gear for each individual figure. And the figures themselves are highly detailed and well-articulated. I think fans of the more recent Joes will find these figures pretty exciting. Our pal, Doubledealer, is one of the talented sculptors behind this project – so be sure to check it out and kickstart this project before the funding period closes at the end of the month.