Acheson Creations posts new preview video for their Super Robot StratoMaxx Kickstarter campaign

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Sep 20th, 2013
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Acheson Creations posted up a new video preview in their Super Robot StratoMaxx Kickstarter campaign.

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From the update:

Hello and welcome to Kaiju Kaos: Super Robot StratoMaxx Kickstarter Update #5.

Several comments have rolled in that people would like to see more of Super Robot StratoMaxx before they pledge so I’ve made a second promotional video to showcase the star of this project! This new video features photos of each component and a few new poses of the assembled Super Robot.

Please note that many of these photos are work-in-progress images and none of them are actual production images. Some components were painted at various stages of development to better show detail and to help seal the wood and apoxie sculpt so that it casts up beautifully. Paint was also applied to show approximate color applications to several illustrators for future publication.

We’re down to 18 days and we’re only at 33%. Please spread the word so we can get Super Robot StratoMaxx into production and hopefully unlock our awesome stretch goals!

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  • Vaxillus

    I get that they’re going for a sort of retro design with this, but to me it just doesn’t doesn’t flow very well. The design is really top-heavy and the rigid, straight legs are really unappealing. There’s some really bad contrast with the amount of detail on the head and hands versus the excessively flat, geometric feel of the rest of the body. I’d imagine they’re going to need to hire an artist for a pretty major overhaul before they’ll be able to find the funding they need.

  • Paconious

    After watching the video, I still have the same conclusion: The model is fugly, clunky, and definitely not a $90 model. Starting from bottom to top, the feet are boring and awkwardly splayed. The legs are rigid (the knees are locked) so a stiff breeze could topple this.The legs don’t meet the crotchal (that’s a word now) region in any sort of clean fashion, instead the crotch appears to be just resting on the tops of the legs. The torso is giant and dull. Now my two biggest complaints, the shoulders and the head. What is up with the neck on this? It makes the head look tiny and sit too high. There are no shoulders to speak of, instead it is an arm joint slightly below the top of the torso; it looks odd. The hands also look really big compared to the arms. On the plus side, the jetpack is cool, and the arms are fin (short of the shoulder joint).

    On the main kickstarter page, there is a comparison to an old UFO Robot Grendizer. which is proportional, has joints, sleek contours, and interesting features.

  • Disgruntled Goat

    This model is horrible beyond words. It looks to have been made of toilet paper tubing, ping pong balls and odd bits of cardboard found around the house.

    You could (just for price v quality comparison) buy a PP Colossal online for about what they are targeting for this thing. Compare and contrast.

  • Guys, it isn’t a good model, but don’t be so rude.