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Q&A from 2/11/04 - 4/12/04:
$13-15 isn't expensive when you
realize the market for toys nowdays is shrinking and this line will get
almost no major retailer support. They are making less figures to fit the
niche demand so therefore the prices per unit are a bit more to cover costs.
Now these toys are not "movable"
persay, right? They just sit on their stand and look are purdy like?
Not a TON of posability possible
with these teeny limbs, but we will squeeze in as much as we can.
And will you be doing any ships?
I'm really interested in seeing the Voot Runner and The Massive. I would
totally buy those in a heart beat.
Let's see how the figures do first.
Open to anything, if the market is there.
Are there any exclusives planned
for cons or retailers?
Can you fill us in on potential
lineups?Series 1 / Series 2?
S1 line-up is Zim and Gir (might
be packed separately or together, have not decided), Dib, Bitters and Tallest
Are there going to be variants?
Yes to both. Stay tuned.
Have you decided on accessories
Some. Still thinking about some
We will see painted versions at
the Toy Fair coverage.
Visitors to the show will see them.
We will not be allowing any photos at the showroom though.
Nother question- will there be
figs of the not-so-major invaders, like Invader Spleen?
I like to say Anything is Possible.
And it is really. If the line takes off we'll make anything. Ask any Muppet
buyer...we've done some pretty obscure stuff. They earned that by supporting
Will there be a regular version
of Gir with green eyes, and a version with red eyes? Or will it be the
same figure and red things can be put over the green eyes to make them
red? Will there be any red-eyed Girs at all? Or what?
A red-eyed military mode Gir is
in the works, with the slanted eyes. Can't really do red eye coverings,
as it would not be authentic...all his green parts change to red when he
enters the "SIR" mode. I like authentic...as much as possible.
Are these looking to come out
about the same time as the season 1 DVD's come out? The DVD's are set to
come out sometime this spring.
I know in the Muppets line you
guys cheated the scale on some of the characters just to get the small
frys to a descent size. Will you be having to cheat the adults and tallest
figures to fit them on the card? If so, will they still be quite a bit
taller so we still have a semblance of their much larger scale when compared
to the kid sized figures?
Scale will be cheated, but there
will be some visual significant differences in the sizes.
That would be a dissappointment
if Purple was nothing more than a repaint of Red. I wouldn't thinksome
facial retooling is to much to ask since the rest of the figure could be
totally reused. Besides if they were just planning on Purple being a repaint
in the case, I'm sure they would have already announced him along with
Red in series one.
Tallest Purple is in Series One.
When we get to a Series 2 Tallest Red will appear. They will have two different
heads, though the bodies will likely be the same. However, the tentative
plan right now is to have a platform for their display base that connects
together. So it should look cool displayed together or separately.
Will it be Tallest Red or Purple
that appears in wave 1? Your press release said it'd be Tallest Red but
you've recently stated we'd be getting Tallest Purple first.
Tallest Purple. The press release
is incorrect. I usually proof them before they go out, but there was no
time in this case.
Will we be seeing anything from
Nope...but we do have some palns
to show some photos of protos here soon...I think I may resurrect the Daily
Bit from product devleopment or something...
When you say connectable platform
for the tallest bases are you talking about something similar to a cheated
down version of the Conventia stage at the great assigning or maybe their
platform where they sit in the Massive?
Either one really. I haven't quite
decided yet. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. We might
go with a mixture of both. No matter what we do it will have a cool look.
And as a special treat check this
out [pig accessory for GIR]...
NOTE: This might come with GIR...though
we have not officially decided yet. We are doing a bunch of concepts right
now trying to figure out what will and won't work within our budget.
I'm thinking of this on a small
park base with a few small items for the regular release of Gir, and the
living room for Dog Disguise later on down the road.
AGAIN...this is simply one of many
Here's another display base we are
kicking around and thinking about...again, this is all conceptual, and
not guaranteed, but figured you'd want to get a look at the process...been
working on these things a while and been itching to talk about stuff on
the boards but had to wait til we announced it. [Bitters
Please say the plan is to release
all the figures with this type of mini enviroment.
"the plan is to release all the
figures with this type of mini enviroment."
There I said it...what next?
Could you let us know what ideas
you have for the bases of Zim and Dib? Pleease?
For Irken Zim, we're leanig towards
an underground base type set-up. For Dib the front runner is his workstation
(I think in his bedroom, yeah?).
Do you know if an Australian
release of this merchendise is happening?
Unknown...we will OFFER it to the
usual Aussie distributors, but it is up to them to say yes or no.
The Tallest sort of float. will
this be simulated with a little clear plastic stand?
Ken, if you fellows do decide
to go with partial playset bases, do you think you will you make future
playset bases for other figures that can interconnect with that base to
make a larger enviroment?
I really don't know that yet. All
I can tell you is that the two Tallest bases will probably interconnect.
As for any other figures, I just don't have the answer yet.
If Wave I goes well, will you
be taking suggestions for Wave II figures?
I'm already looking at all the suggestions
all over the board. So fire away with anything you wanna see whenever you
want...not saying that means it gets made, but we like to see what people
really dig on when making any product.
What are the odds of us getting
a little playset thingie of the bridge of The Massive? I know anything's
possible, but I just wanna make sure it's on your collective minds, and
it'd be nice to know how many (if any) will be released along with the
No playsets are currently planned.
It IS in our contract, but we need to see how the first set of Series does
first. Remember, Zim is a niche license so we need to gauge what kind of
support it gets at retail.
Will the Tallests look like they
did for the majority of the show, or more Goofy-like how they appeared
in the Nightmare begins" with softer color schemes? I would prefer the
more angular look with the more bold color schemes of the rest of the show,
I think we have a sculpt that reflects
what you prefer.
Does the licence cover crew members
who've made cameos? For example Jhonen Vasquez, Rikki Simmons and Steve
Ressell. If so, these would make AWESOME Collectors Club exclusives!
The license covers the whole show,
however some characters like those you mention might be tough to do...we'd
have to look into that kind of thing, and we'd be willing to expore it
if the line does well.
I'm trying not to be annoying
while asking about the pictures, but you said that we'll see them soon.
Can you give us a date?
Answer? I just don't know...we have
to get full approval on the pieces and then its up to Marketing when to
release the full detailed photos. I will try to get some preview stuff
Also, how will the case assorments
be, and about how big will these guys be? (in inches) Cause, if they are
a good size, plus a ton of accesories and a uber-cool display base, these
will be a great deal for 13-15 dollars (if that is the price)
Case assortments and sizes are still
I know that scale considerations
need be worked out for budget purposes, but if the line proves successful
enough to get to wave 3 and beyond..... many of us would like to start
seeing some of ZIM and Dib's classmates. What would you think about possibly
offering these as two packs since the figures are small and almost all
of these characters really wouldn't need much if any accessories?
I really like your enthusiasm, but
let's take it one step at a time. I don't want to speculate and get people's
hopes up. Let's see how the line develops, make some good strong first
Series product and go from there.
Also, I know that you don't have
the exact size, but will Dib, GIR, and Zim have there own scale, while
Bitters and Purple have their own?
It's what we call "cheated scale".
Any Muppet action figure buyer can tell you exactly what that means. In
a nutshell it is not true scale, but a close proximation....as close as
you can get and still stay within your budget.
Just out of curiousity, does
Jhonen actually know about these figures being made? It'd be kinda wierd
for him to walk past hot-topic and see Zim figures in the window.
I have no idea. I often wonder that
Assuming that wave one recieves
a warm reception, what are the odds of Red and Purple (*twiddles thumbs*
Or... Other figures...) being re-released as 12" tall figures? I'd need
a few of those bad boys. Also, how tall will Almighty Tallest Purple (that
is how he'll be titled on the box, right?) be in wave one?
If the line does well and there
is a good market for it we will explore all kinds of product possibilities.
In the meantime our focus will be the smaller scale figures.
Ken, I know you folks at Palisades
aren't big on gimmicks or action features, but have you thought of maybe
doing some scented accessories? Maybe some smelly pork products, pizza
or something might work well with the overall ZIM feel. Just a suggestion.
Oh don't worry...you know from buying
Muppets that the accessories will be smelly no matter WHAT we add to them!
Ken as far as the first wave
goes, which figure is your favorite or are you most proud of?
I think it is too early to say.
Stage one, the initial sculpts, are completed and completed very well,
but I haven't had an opportunity to make any revisions yet. That, and since
they went right to Toy Fair and are still in boxes, I have not had a chance
to get in and really study them for any length of time. I expect to when
I get the second set of samples in from the sculptor.
That sculptor's name is Ralph Cordero,
specifically ToxicMom Studio (sorry I may be butchering how he spells it).
Ralph and I met WAAAAAAAY back in the ReSaurus days when he worked on some
Gex stuff and other various cool items. They do really nice work over there.
This line was perfect for his style and talent. Mad props to Ralph for
some great work.
I should know who my favorite is
in a few weeks...but that ALWAYS changes when we convert to toys. I have
no idea why.
Any word on the facial expression
Purple will have? I've been scouring the BBRP screenshot archives and have
yet to find a face I'd consider good (at least, when it never changes).
Very much like the photo a few posts
back. [before page 8 of the thread]
Also, have the accessories been
decided yet, or are you still reading our suggestions in the thread? How
many accessories do you intend on packing with each figure? (Or at least,
do you feel the suggestions in the thread are too many, too few, or just
Too many. But not unexpected. You
guys don't know just how complex these display bases are going to be. But
the average amount of smaller accessories per SKU will be three, but the
display bases are not part of that three. It will be a jam packed card
As far as the decisions, yeah I
have the accessories nailed down I think. I did read all the suggestions
as a back-up, which is what I usually do. I like to push myself to get
to know a property as much as I can when working on the line...and then
check my ideas against hardcore fan ideas to see if I am on the right page.
IN this case I am...our ideas are not all that different.
However, that does not mean they
are always locked in by me either...MANY a product has been guided by the
helpful input of the hardcore fanbase...and that is exactloy how it SHOULD
I know this has been asked before,
but I just want it visually confirmed. Which of these two versions of the
Tallest will the figures be (for both body shape and color)? The early
version or The late version? I prefer the late version, as do most people
The later version is the template
for our figs. Yeah...let go of the size thing...cause I REALLY just don't
know right now!
To the point about cheated thicknesses
of arms and legs...that is absolutely true. Right now the arms and legs
of the prototypes are VERY thick. That was so they would stay together
and hold up in resin. We will thin them out as much as humanly possible
for the toys, but don't expect miracles. I mean, they have to stay together.
Some character likeness will be lost because of that...but waddya gonna
And don't expect GIR's legs not
to be attached!
Is there any concern about the
Tallest's massive forearms held up by their tiny upper arms? or is this
really something not to worry about?
I wouldn't worry about it.
Ken, this is a somewhat off topic
question but I'd just like to get you thoughts on Invader ZIM as a program.
I know you are somewhat new to the show but have deeply emersed yourself
in it trying to get the minute details of the toys right. I really wanted
to know what you thought of the show from a personal perspective.
Like most things going on with me
these days, I tend to only have time for what I already have going on,
and adding a new item in the mix means something else usually has to get
cut. Like when football season ends...suddenly I have time for some new
TV, which is great cause that's when Survivor starts!
Anyway, I never saw Zim when it
was on the air. I had heard people talking about it but never had time
to add it into my list of "regular stuff I do every day". Some people in
the office really liked it and recommended it, but I had still not ever
Then the deal came in on the license,
or at least the prospect of a deal. Then I got some eps from some folks
around the board who hooked me up with some, um...how does one say it?
Unauthorized copies on DVD. The first spisode I watched, the pilot, I was
sitting there saying..."um...ok...when does it get good?"
Right about that moment they introduced
GIR, and it started to get more interesting. Though the first show was
still kind of just so-so, but after I saw the second I really saw it for
what it was...innovative. Different. Unique. Not the standard animated
fare. It reminded me of Ren and Stimpy back when Ren and Stimpy was innovative,
different and unique.
There are still about 12 eps I have
not watched. For some reason some DVD's work in my player, some do not.
But from what I have seen I can only imagine how good the show would have
progressed had it been allowed to continue unhindered. But like most things,
when non-creative types start mucking around with the creative forces behind
a show, it messes up the true flavor.
Anyway...long story short...I dig
the show, consider myself a fan of it, and now have decided to try to investigate
more about the creator and his other work.
Did you show the painted versions
of series 1 at Toy Fair? What were the reactions? And of course, how long
until we see images here, if at all?
Reaction was very good. And yeah
we showed Series 1. We will start showing sculpts here in 4-6 weeks...but
there are a few things non sculptural to show before then in the Daily
Will there be extras such as
Zim's backpack attached to his back already or will it just be Zim without
the backpack on?
The backpack will be removable.
Mr.Lilly, giving Purple the punching
doll is inaccurate. It is indeed Red who has the doll, not Purple.
I prefer putting the Tallest Red
doll with the Tallest Purple figure. It makes sense to me, from two perspectives.
One, just because Red played with it, doesn't necessarily mean Purple would
not. Two, because it is a way to represent both characters in Series One,
which I think is a good thing.
We do this all the time anyway...what
matters most is that the item comes out. I have something in mind for Red
that may not leave budget for the doll anyway. This way you know you get
Hey, if it really bugs you...you
can always keep the doll in a drawer until Series 2 comes out!
How much variation would there
usually be in variants in a given wave? It'd be kinda neat to see the early
Tallests as variants (though I like the later ones better) in the first
As much as we can...probably won't
do any variants of Tallest.
Also, will the box list Purple
as "Purple," "Tallest Purple," or "Almighty Tallest Purple"? If you go
for the last one (my preference!), make triply sure that you don't misspell
almighty by adding an extra l (not to insult your intelligence, but it's
just a common error people seem to make).
Whatever Nickelodeon decides works
How did Zim do at the toy fair?
In other words did anyone seem interested i.e. potential retailers?
Retailers always have a good response
to protos at a show...there's no pressure for them. They aren't required
to write orders for the items at that time for the most part. I don't really
think you can make a judgement about how they react until it comes time
for the PO's to be turned in.
This is the first time I've ever
even heard of Palisades, and my question is, do you sell in Canada? I'd
give an arm and a leg to get the pair of AMTs, but instead of ordering
I'd really just like to go to the city Toys 'R Us and pick them up. Is
We offer the line to everyone. I
doubt TRU in Canada will take it. I think we sell a bit of everything to
Silver Snail, but remember...it is up to the retailer to carry any product,
not Palisades. If it was up to us every store on the continent would carry
our product. It is not up to us.
If you have a retailer you like
to buy from they are the ones you have to convince...
You say you have something special
in mind for Red that might eat up his budget for other accessories. Could
this item be either Table Service Drone Bob or a Massive Crew Member pack-in
Anything is possible!
Have you contacted any of the
Australian retailers (Comics 'R' Us, Alternate Worlds...) and informed
them of this or any other new lines?
Not yet. Hard sell of the ZIM line
begins next month. Then we will offer it to everyone. Just remember that
we DO offer it to everyone, but it is up to them to decide if they want
it. If you have a retailer you want to carry this line, I suggest you contact
them and tell them of your interest.
When you say Palisades exclusive,
does one have to sign up for the CC to purchase the figure?
No. There are two types of exclusives
we sell. One is a Palisades Exclusive...which means anyone can go to our
web site and order it. The other is a Collectors Club exclusive, which
can only be ordered by Club members through regular membership channels.
There will probably be some ZIM
item that is sold through the Club at some point. Any of our convention
exclusives are, and I would bet money that ZIM will get a con exclusive
at some point.
Is it individual store locations
that buy their toys, or is it the giant company HQ that distributes them
to the stores? Who do I convince to start selling the toys?
That really depends on the retailer.
My advice is to go to the store where you would make the purchase and start
there. Ask them what you can do to inspire get that retailer to carry a
Ken missed this so I guess I'll
come out of lurking in the shadows briefly to answer it (as I'm doing the
computer modeling on the accessories and display bases)
Bry...this is just like the good
old days isn't it? (Bry did modeling work on Micronauts back in the day).
You can see some of Bry's work in tomorrow's first ever INVADER ZIM Daily
Will we be able to buy these
in stores in the UK? Or will I have to order these online?
We'll offer it to the UK...up to
the retailer though.
With the Palisades Club exclusive
model, how do you get it? Is it just being a member of the forums or a
club on the official site?
I don't know if I follow you...
You mentioned earlier that what
the names on the boxes are will be under Nick Jurisdiction....Just what
degree of freedom has Nick given you guys?
Well like any other license it is
give and take...but at the end of the day, we have to get everything approved
How far down the line will the
toys be before we get to see pics of the boxes? Will you be taking ideas/concepts
for box art from the fan community?
No, though that would certainly
be fun. Believe it or not, Nick has a very nifty packaging style guide
for all things ZIM. We'll use that as our starting point.
know you shared Purple's accessories
but I was watching Battle of the Planets tonight and I would love to see
a small handheld planet Earth and Mars so the tallest can replicate ZIM's
plan to squish out all life on Earth come with Red. These wouldn't be much
to make and would give a fun sense of playability between the two. What
do you think about this?
I think it's a great idea that I
have no budget for!
Will duty/military mode GIR have
a different base and/or accessories?
Not likely, but I do not know for
If new stuff is unfeasable and
duty GIR does come with the same base, is it possible that you could make
the base attachable to the regular GIR's base for an extended saucer moron
scene with two pedestals? That way we could have one pedestal displaying
the pig and the other displaying the blender (if it ends up coming with
it). I'd prefer new stuff though.
Wouldn't we all? As for the attachableness...I
dunno at this time. You can always puch them together without attachableness.
Will the Zim/Dib two pack have
a new display base and accesories?
Ken, just FYI, "Military Mode"
is explicitly referred to as "Duty Mode" in the episode "GIR Goes Crazy
and Stuff." Juuuust checking.
Noted for future packaging reference.
Also, can you give me a height
range for about how tall you guesstimate each figure will be? Or just one?
The obsessive/compulsive me can get them all perfectly in scale (before
cheating) for you if you just give me a benchmark (assuming Nick hasn't
given you an incorrect scale ).
Nope. But I can say that Ihave some
scale charts, both official and unofficial and I have it covered.
Whats differant about military
mode gir to the regular figure ?
The pic says it all. New eyes, new
What varients are you considering
doing for Series 2?
I think I'd have to have an official
S2 line-up before any variants can be explored.
Also, can you guys do Mega figures?
Yes we are allowed to contractually.
Ken, When can we expect more
preview images of Dib and Gir?
You'll start seeing a lot more over
the next several weeks, leading up to full frontal pics when the real sales/marketing
cycle begins in April.
Ken, are you somewhat surprised
to see the forum blow up like this so far ahead of the release date and
because no pictures were released to the public at toyfair?
Not really, no. I think that I have
always known that ZIM has a very passionate fanbase.
Do you think this excitement
bodes well for the future of the line?
I don't think it relates much. Let
me explain. It does reinforce the idea that ZIM fans are passionate, and
it is great to see the ideas, the exchange of excitement, that sort of
thing. But still, you have, what, like maybe 30-40 people overall posting
in these threads? There just isn't enough of a presence yet here for me
to say that I think it will or won't have an impact on sales, which is
what the future of the line really is all about as far as how far it can
I don't want that to sound like
I'm peeing in your corn flakes, because I think the people here, aside
from some miscreants, are pretty cool and it helps me to stay jazzed about
the line...but it really isn't something that can lead to any conclusive
decision about the lines future from a raw numerical perspective.
Why are thin limbs an issue?
couldn't some wire solve the problem? I mean....thin wire?
The thinner the limbs, the LESS
chance of wire. Safety testing issues.
As you've seen the geometrically
impossible irken heads, can you tell us what the final 3-D shape is going
Easier to show you when the models
are ready for debut.
Anyway, since you guys picked
up the licence, is there any characters you've been itching to do?
Um...ALL of them!
You were saying that Tallest
Purple will get the boxing puppet because Tallest Red has something big
planned that will take up most of the figures accessory budget. Well, will
the puppet be purple or red (the color)?
The puppet will be red. But that
is not the only reason I wanted the puppet there. And I am not sure if
I said BIG accessory or just something special.
I know that the picture of Zim
was a very quick and rushed model, but will the final Zim have the "shineness"
in his eyes?
You gotta keep in mind that the
3-D model that Bry has in his art is a quickie rush job of a Zim figure
but it is NOT the Zim sculpture. The Zim sculpture will look a LOT different
than the 3-D model. We actually had the sculpture built even before Bry
cooked that up, and I am revising the sculpture even more this weekend
to get it even more character correct.
As for the material of the eyes,
we will likely do them in a deep red very shiny sem-translucent plastic.
well can you tell me how you
plan to make the thin arms?
Very very carefully!
From what you've seen so far,
what would you say is your favorite proto?
Can you give us some insight
to the different facial variations that ZIM will be sporting?
One is basically expressionless
with oval eyes and no mouth. One is the full scream like we showed in the
CC newsletter preview. The other is the furrowed brow, squinty-eyed snarl.
Is there any chance we could
see and a simple variation of GIR with his tongue slightly sticking out
of his closed mouth in robot mode? That would be a very hot selling very
simple variant to do.
There's a chance of an in case chase
for that. I've been thinking lately of not sculpting the mouth on and instead
tampo printing it for a couple of different expression possibilities.
Have you worked out the sizes
of the figures yet, and if so ,what are they?
Nope, not officially.
will there be any difficulties
trying to recreate the sharp corners seen on the characters in the show?
Some. But we will get it as close
as we can.
Can you tell us anything about
the articulation of each figure?
Still working some of it out...I'll
know much more in a week.
Is Tallest Purple's hand removable,
or does the puppet fit over his fingers?
Front section is removable and the
the puppet inserts onto the wrist.
Will there be grabbable pigs
None planned for Series 1.
After the first two waves most
of the essential characters will be in the books. If the line progresses
beyond that point do you forsee the waves having one or two ZIM, GIR or
DIB variants a wave?
I would never plan a wave with no
ZIM in it. The rest would be open.
Are you guys kicking around any
ideas for Series 3 yet?
In my head I have taken it to Series
6...but that's just the dreamer in me.
Since it IS Red's puppet, part
of Red's gauntlet(s) will be removable as well, right?
Red will use virtually the same
body as Purple.
Will both gauntlets be removable
for the puppet, or only one? If so, any word on which?
Are there plans to articulate
the puppet to allow the arms to be in either punching or defending poses?
Will the bag of donuts be holdable
Depends on what you define as holdable...lots
of folks have different definitions of what that is.
Any word on whether Purple's
packaging shall label him as Purple, Tallest Purple, or Almighty Tallest
Leaning towards Almighty Tallest
Also, not a question but a statement:
Pleeeeeease read the "You Deserve a Bit Today..." thread for my comments
on the AMT Purple figure. Especially the part about darkening his darks.
I read it. But you didn't read the
Bit...color is not even on my mind right now...that gets tweaked later.
*My bad...I must have written the
color comment on the message board. You are absolutely right.
I don't midn if people nitpick...at
the end of he day I'll take what I can, use it, and move forward. If I
can't use it or I don't agree with it, I move forward knowing that people
had their say and right or wrong they said it.
I never mind crits...I have dealt
with it as an artist since I was 16. I only get steamed when the crit is
useless and non-constructive or short-sighted, which yours do not really
seem to be. As long as the crit-giver knows that I am not always gonna
agree and can accept that, it's all good.
And we all have our "thing"...you
should see how much biitching I do when I pick up a Star Wars figure and
something on it is out of whack. It's nutty.
Thank you Ken, you're a wonderfully
patient man to put up with my constant critique.
You have no idea.
Lily, you mentioned that you
had taken the Zim line to series 6 in your mind. If you had complete control
in making the line, who would you put in the other four waves?
It's Lilly, and I ain't gonna fall
into THAT trap! No speculation will be had by me on what might or might
not come out that far in advance.
Are there any possibilities for
larger Peepi, Santa, etc. figures that are more combat oriented? As in,
they can battle Rock 'Em Sock 'Em style?
As with anything, the possibilities
are in your hands not mine. If the product we put out sells well then we
put out more, and logically that means expansion into unique products...
When does the license end ?
Sometime in 06 I think.
What is the flexibility that
each character can have, and can it be possible for them to bend all curvy-like
instead of a well-defined joint?
No bendies here. However, it is
also important to note that the designs of the characters REALLY limit
the joint possibilities. I don't expect a lot of the smaller guys to have
a ton of joints. So we'll make up for that with other things that make
the product fun.
I was just wondering. Also, just
out of curiosity, what was your favorite episode, Lilly?
I don't know titles, and I still
haven't seen all the eps since I don't have them all, but my favorite of
what I have been able to see is the one where GIR is made "smart" and tries
to take over the mission cause he realizes what a fool Zim actually is.
Ken can you tell us what is going
to happen to smirking Dib from the 2-pack?
Ken will the bonus accessories
be available through the collector's club?
Ken do you know if Hot Topic
plans to put Duty GIR on their webstore for those of us who don't live
within several hundred miles of a HT brick and mortar store?
Ken is there chance that a cyborg
variant version of the squirrel accessory could make it out to us? (The
cyborg squirrels were seen at the front of the Tak The Hideous New Girl
Anything is possible!
Ken, any plans for the next Zim
bit? The community eagerly awaits Zim's laboratory! Also, I wanna see the
Zim and GIR figures standing next to one another. Maybe with Dib nearby...
The next Zim Bit will probably be
out of my hands. I am only filling in this week for the vacationing Travis.
These are coming out in September?
How long will there be between waves?
Yes on September...AND October...I'll
explain that later. Something is coming out earlier than the rest of the
As for the other, I don't know.
Probably 4 months or more.
How are concepts for the packaging
going. I was just thinking it'd be neat to have a quote from the character
on the back of the package. Just something neat and unique.
I don't disagree, but I don't actually
do the packaging. I'm sure Greg will come up with something cool though.
He always does.
Ken, there seem to have been
a few changes to the accessories. Before, you (or someone) said Zim was
getting the Evil Death Bee, but the pic was of his robot bee. And now it
seems Dib's satellite dish is coming from somewhere else. Can we have an
updated (even if it isn't final) list of accessories if there have been
any changes I haven't notices? Heck, is it true that Zim gets the robot
bee and not the death bee?
I mistakingly called it by the wrong
Bee designation. It is the Robot Bee. As for the official accessory list,
that will have to wait a while. It's all not totally solidified yet.