Hey all! If you've been watching twitter or facebook, you've probably already got an inkling as to what's going on. Well, now it's time for details on what exactly I'm up to.
Over the past year, I've gotten a lot of requests online and in person to have figures made of some of the sakevisual characters. As a collector of trading figures and gashapon, I was down with the idea from the beginning, but it didn't seem very practical, given the fact that sakevisual is very small. Well, we're still very small, but the requests have been increasing, so I started talking with a company about what, exactly, it would take to manufacture some figures. We've been going back and forth lately, and the process is something like so:
-Company builds a prototype figure.
-Everyone gets to see prototype figure and figure goes to pre-order.
-If enough people pre-order the figure, figure gets manufactured.
So here's the deal. It takes a LOT of pre-orders for something to be made. The cost for building a prototype, making the molds, and so on is pretty high. We need at least 400 pre-orders in order to get the figure to be made. That's a lot of people, and that means I need a lot of feedback right now. sakevisual is still very, very small. There's been a lot of interest in figures, but I need to know exactly how much serious interest there is and what figure I should have ordered. Right now, we're discussing a small, 4" figure, so the price (realistically) shouldn't be more than $15USD. So here are my requests:
Please vote on the poll, even if you have absolutely no interest in figures at all. Knowing how many people AREN'T interested is also important to me.
Please leave comments with your thoughts. Give me details about what sort of figure you'd like to see. Which character? Which outfit? Chibi or realistically proportioned? Full body or bust? Accessories? Can you buy things online? If you can't, would you buy them at a convention or through some other physical venue? The comments are seriously important right now as we work out which lucky character (if any!) will be the first.
Plug our stuff. I know I say this a lot, but please do. Word of mouth is the only way that people ever find out about us, and the more fans we have, the more likely we are to hit the 400 pre-orders we need. Share our games with your anime club or leave a link to RE: Alistair++ in your forum sig. Even if you can't afford a figure, you can at least get friends interested enough to check us out and our free stuff. Ripples can be played directly online, even!
Keep in mind that this is still just a survey. At this point in time, we don't know if making figures is even reasonable. Your votes and comments (especially comments!) will be a huge help.