yep… it seems to me that the last update was August 2019… wait and see… again
I can’t find the announcement on DAM’s Facebook anymore. Did they pull it?
its on their instagram page.
DAMTOYS products from May to June approximate shipment schedule:
W07 blade boxing (expected May 10th)
MUS010 allosaurus A / B section (expected May 12th)
78061 models (expected May 13th)
CS004 guardian ghost (Expected May 17th)
1:12PES003 (expected May 17th)
DCG003 Nana/004 Lucy (expected May 22nd)
MUS007A/B (expected May 27th)
DMS007 Red Sea Action (expected May 30 No.)
W04 Black Hand (expected to be released in late May)
W11 Hellscream 2.0 (from the end of May to the beginning of June)
MUS008A/B (early June)
All schedules are only scheduled to be shipped, and will be extended if uncontrollable factors are encountered. I hope to know. Finally, thank you for your patience and support - DAMTOYS
Maybe a little delay on the output, but if they publish the photos of the packaging is that it is on the way to shipping soon …
The usual process is to publish the packaging photos when production run is nearly done, then 1-2 weeks later they send product samples out to the usual industry sponsored posters and then finally on to distributors. Almost all of their recent releases have had replacement parts announced for later dates to correct broken or missing items, so here is hoping this one escapes that recent trend. Quite the busy schedule!
What I said on BBICN forum, at least we will not have a uniform color error … and I hope that there will be no bad surprise on the accessories (helmet, GL-06 became sadly famous in France with the GiletsJaunes events …)
(first pictures figure in hand, BBICN)
Looks very nice. THX for sharing .
Looks like they are moving everything to the new body style when they had gotten the previous body to the stage where they had consistent QC. If you want to use an old head on the new bodies you’ll need the new neck pegs since they are are shorter and have different diameter ball ends for the end that connects to the body.
Glass half full:
DAM sets another challenge for us, changing neck pegs…
Glass half full of piss:
DAM is all out of shits to give, about hobbyist happiness…
You can swap the neck pegs between old and new and use the heads interchangeably on the bodies, but neck pegs aren’t readily available and retailers all part bodies/heads out differently with respect to the neck pegs so it creates some extra headaches for kitbashers.
The Raid body here seems like a straight swap out of the arms from their old rubberized arm bodies onto the new body so it should be otherwise identical.
For the new body itself it has some pros. The upper torso profile isn’t as wide so you can get the arms to hang more naturally to the side of the body instead of having to be angled outwards due to the width of the upper torso of the old body. The shoulder post area where the arms mount to the body is a bit more robust. The hip and shoulder joints have a more consistent tightness to them and I have yet to see one with a loose leg. For the cons the neck is now fixed position and the ankle pegs are permanently attached so you loose some articulation there. Neck peg mounting system is not quite as robust as the previous system, and I’m not sure if the internal connector can be swapped out for a Hot Toys one like the previous body.
There is a bit more variance from sample to sample compared to the last runs of the previous body which was very consistent. Hopefully I’ll find some time to kitbash something with the new body and see how it compares in use.
Yes, it’s more or less an updated version of the body they have used in a few forms on VTS figures. The muscle arms are a slimmer profile and looking at the early photos they seem to handle posing much better than their earlier arm sleeves. A better choice than the single jointed plastic muscle arm they used on the VTS, provided they don’t fail prematurely. If you look at Soldier Story and DAM you can see they are revising or making new bodies better suited to their coming licensed movie figures.
The grenade launcher can be a bit tricky to open the first time as the chamber locks to the body through a latch. If you look in the first picture below you can see the hooked latch at the end of the top rail. Use the blade of a small knife in that area and gently push towards the back and up to disengage the latch.
Good to know . Will try when the launcher arrives.
First pictures of my RAID figure. Want to add a little personal touch with this new face … after adaptation on the new body Dam. Not too much room to put the radio system with this head a little wider … I’ll put all that on the head “Will Smith” original …
Man this face is just wide
Somehow DAM’s and ES’s figures always look better in real life than their mediocre preview pictures. Only SS manages to do the other way round!
The Launcher has arrived today . Really great piece and looks very cool. You can open it very good too if you put the tube between two fingers and move it carefully from side to side and
simultaneously up little bit. Works very good every time i tried.