Thanks for the greetings, guys.
Mark- First order of business is finishing the rest of the Monster Mates. I always lamented that we didn't get farther than Princess Ananka, Madame Kwazimodo, and the Wolf Girl. We will have two new ones at Wonderfest...I'll leave it open as to which two. The new kits are going to be awesome.
For those who are unfamiliar Monster Mates, they are sexy female counterparts to the original Aurora monster kits, sculpted with similar poses, features, and bases to their counterparts.
Unfortunately the original MM sculptor, Jim Fawkes, is no longer with us. Jim did a wonderful job on the originals. We have a new excellent sculptor in Bill Mancuso, a toy industry veteran.
MightyMax- Those were great kits, and I wished we would've gotten farther with both of those collections back then. No Peter or Paul were produced, nor Herman, Eddie, or Marilyn for the Munsters. Grandpa was my favorite. Rick Wyatt sculpted those, and unfortunately, he has passed on also.
One thing I want to make clear is all the old kits' rights were sold off to other companies when we disbanded in the late 90's. In fact, to my understanding, some of the rights have traded hands multiple times. Therefore, we won't be producing any of the old stuff. Also, the new Fairbanx Models won't be doing any unlicensed kits. Everything produced will be our own intellectual property, or we will go through proper channels to acquire the proper licensing for a few select franchises we have our eyes on. You never know what could happen as far as that goes...
Our aim is to pick up where we left off, producing high-quality, cool-looking resin kits, and have some fun doing it.