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But to sum up, it's enough to say to not get frightened, the process is very user-friendly and safe: select a reward (you can select only one with quantity one), proceed, select as many add-ons you like (which includes all the rewards again) and complete the check-out. You will not be charged immediately, but only by the end of the campaign and only if it's successful. In the meantime, you will be able to change your pledge (rewards and add-ons) as much as you like, and even to cancel it.
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What you see in the pictures is a painted 3D-printed prototype, not a pre-production sample. That's why the finishing of the surfaces and of the paint job might look coarse in some spots. That's not what will be the production finishing, which will be sharp and clean as expected. The same goes for other assembling imperfections you might spot.
Apart from that, the prototype is not at draft stage, but it is a DFM prototype, which means that it looks like the final product and it is already engineered for production. Only materials and the finishing are not as they will be in production.
You will find more details reading further.
Also mind that The leg ball joints are extractable, so to provide high poseability. Most of the pictures show the ball joints extracted. That means that they can be retracted to hidden them more.


The model is awesome! Shouldn't be enough to back it? :D We think it should, but we will give you many more reasons.


We are transitioning from prototyping to pre-production.
We have finalized a DFM prototype, which looks like the final product and it is engineered for production, but it's 3D-printed and not built with the same materials used for mass production.
The next step will be to get a pre-production sample, made with the same materials as the final product and throughout the same technics used for production. After the pre-production sample confirmation, we will proceed with the painting tests. When confirmed, we will finally move into the mass production.
You might wonder: why didn't you make a pre-production sample already? Simply because it's very expensive. The pre-production sample requires the actual production molds and, thus, a big part of the money investment necessary to go into production.
What kind of painting job did you test? We made a real color test on the prototype for the Anime coloring scheme, and that's what you can see in the pictures from this campaign. For the other color schemes, we made a digital test.


In an animation product, it's very frequent that items and characters change their design details from one frame to another, and the Mazinkaiser SKL is no exception. Therefore, when it comes to translate them into a real object, it's necessary to decide which direction the design should go. For our Mazinkaiser SKL we decided to stick as much as possible to the original settei (設定), which are the official preparatory drawings used as reference by the studios when creating the animations.

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