I went, I came back, I was mildly, yet unsurprisingly disappointed by the new of Attacktix.
Attacktix status has not changed dramatically. It has changed hands. It is now back in control of one of the guys who originated the product before Brian. David is a cool guy and I have seen him wear an Attacktix hat even a year or two into the Hiatus at the SD Comic Con. So, if there is a guy to try to get the product pushed through to development, while making it a quality product, David is a fine choice. He is passionate about the product (see Attacktix hat above) and if/when we get it back he will be a great asset to that.
Aside from that, no news is no news.
I will give you guys a full update soon on other non tix elated stuff, and maybe a tix thing, but nothing major to report.
But for now I have to go catch up on 5 days of stuff that I missed while at the convention.
I'm not sure of Davids full name. But I believe he is a director of Boys Toys and was in on the original testing for a game where Children were grouped into random sample groups. Children of each group were asked to play one of 3 different games, the third group was a given a game like Attacktix. The study showed that kids like our game and style of play.
I have posted about David before, or at least the top half of his head. His super cool hat is the reason I had some custom made.
Ok , Vader & Ventress, great!(Uh, tell Vader that Dooku is Ventress' Master )
Yup, I hadn't quite got Dooku done at that Cancer fundraiser. Vader pointed and said, "I need to talk to your latter about my right eye." to LadyB. He was great, he is the one who lead the Rose Parade march a couple years back with George Lucas was the grandmaster and they had the 501st come.
Ionic, what did you make the saber hilts with? PVC tubing? Did it already come curved or did you have to bend it?
The image with Vader those are ultrasabers (www.ultrasabers.com/) That I've since painted silver and detailed with some new emitters and leather straps. The nice looking detaileds hilts I made from scratch with a little help from her father.
On those I used some copper tubes that were wound in a circle and I reshaped just a little, some carefully painted and detailed electrical flex line, some chrome rings I cut, some plastic tubing cut and painted, some screws for the buttons, the emitters were custom lathed and then carefully painted, and some quick release hose parts for the end so they can be joined or released quickly.