So far the survey has received 32 responses. Let’s start with the most important question.
How much are you willing to pay?
- Less than $25= 16%
- $25= 43%
- $50= 31%
- $75= 7%
- $100= 2%
- More than $100= 0%
Looks like most would pay $25-$50 for an action figure. Not surprising at all to me and that might work with one caveat I’ll discuss after the results of the next 2 important questions.
Do you want an unfinished kit or a finished and ready to display action figure?
- Unfinished= 13%
- Finished= 26%
Do you want articulation?
- Yes= 31%
So this tells me most folks want a finished and articulated action figure for $25, some willing to pay $50. I don’t think that I could create an articulated and finished action figure for less than $50. The project time, build complexity, components, paint, etc. adds up. Therefore I’m thinking of creating 3 options.
- Option 1 would be at the $25 price point and be an unpainted and unfinished kit with the components necessary to create your own finished and fully articulated action figure.
- Option 2 would also be at the $25 price point (maybe a little less) for an unarticulated figure with a basic finish.
- Option 3 would be at are just above the $50 price point. It would be a premium figure with a detailed finish and full articulation.
Much of this will depend on what materials and build process I use, so price points may change. In that regard I have been working with various materials and ways to produce the figure quickly and at a high quality. At this point I’m thinking that producing the figure using tradition methods and materials is the best way to go. Old school model making! I love 3D printing but for an item of this size, I cannot get the quality I need with my Reprap. So that means building a master and casting it. Stay tuned for more on my build process.
My goal is to produce the 3 purchase options before the movie Interstellar is released to home video, when interest will most likely peak. But the time I can devote to this project is limited, so time will tell. I’ll leave the survey up and you are always welcome to leave a comment.