If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you'll know I recently had a chat with a chap about making plastics. This chat left me absolutely buzzing with ideas and excitement, because the prices we were talking about were much more achievable than I had heard, and the turnaround time was around 4 months instead of 14 months, from finished master to production castings of sprues.
Now the downside is that the frame size is quite small - you could fit say three trooper bodies on there along with say 16 arm and head options, or you could get maybe 8 one-piece single figures on there. Of immediate interest to me was the idea of getting the Tunnel Dweller in plastic - it would take two frames to do it and this would mean I'd need to raise around £18k on Kickstarter - but the end figure would be awesome, and instead of costing £35+ in metal it could be sold for a much more reasonable price, say £15 - £20 - (possibly less but it would mean I'd have to shift 2,000 of them to raise the cash!) (Could be offset by having a suitably monstrous alternate maggoty maw to use in place of the demon torso, meaning you could assemble as Tunnel Dweller or Giant Maggoty Thing, two kits in one. Or I could bung a few nasty creepy crawlies in there to spice up the base. Or indeed, a custom base.)
My original thing was to have the dungeon tiles in plastic but it would need a bigger custom frame size because you couldn't fit enough tiles on the small frame to make it worthwhile in terms of cost per tile - I'll still be looking into it but a better short term goal is to do something like Dark Brethren Cultists, where the weight in metal makes the current pack a bit expensive to build a big horde with, or Troopers etc. The thing I would really love to get cracking with is skeletons. Childhood dream.
Here is the list of things I want to do in plastic. I want your votes on which would be best. Don't give me 'oh, loads of people are doing those already' as an excuse not to do something because my stuff will look different to the stuff that's already out there - my skeletons won't look like those of Mantic or GW, etc. (BTW I am a firm believer that people who like Undead are never truly content with the ones they have, we always want more if they look nice.)
You can choose up to 5 things that you or your friends would want to buy. Ask your friends to vote, in fact, this poll is open to guest voters!
(Assume that this will not interfere with Dragon production. Because I have to also make new things or the Dragons will never be produced.)