Um ... I'm pretty sure the sculpture for the next Monarch kit doesn't even exist yet ...
I can't swear that I'm certain, but I don't believe the "mystery" sculpture is finished yet. The Witch Doctor, as he exists, is a trial run with the digital sculptor to see how that process works out, Scott says. Last I heard, he's happy with the results and prepared to move forward. But my pure speculation is that we won't see anything in plastic for quite some time.
I'll be thrilled if we have it a year from now, but won't be biting my nails if we don't. Given the current trade tensions with China and the economic upswing, meaning other, bigger companies are competing for production time, a small company like Monarch is going to be waiting in line behind Hasbro and the like.
Not silent on Facebook, particularly the group called Friends Who Like Monarch Model Co., Inc. Tooling is under way on the Moon Suit. It'll still be a while before the kits are manufactured and in stores, but there has been substantial progress toward making it happen.
Can you perhaps keep us updated - on his behalf? :lurk5:I get what you're saying but that's not my call. Just letting you know where the substantial conversation, with input from Monarch's owner, is happening. Denis has been kind enough to carry the conversation back to Hobby Talk but he's had much more urgent business to take care of the past few months.
We cant ask for anythong more than that....Sorry, I learned a decade ago that it's not always good for my mental health to act as go-between on Monarch news. I'd get excited and share speculation about some release date or other, then people would get fired up when it didn't happen. Check back a page or two here to see an example of confusion about the witch doctor. Nowadays, unless I know something for certain (such as the Moon Suit tooling progress) I prefer to keep my fingers off the keyboard.