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Eagle Force 40th Anniversary Update 01



Hey everyone.. we’ll be doing our updates here on the FMF News Page for the Eagle Force 40th Anniversary Event.

We’re a little over a week in to our Eagle Force 40th Anniversary Event. Sales started promising, so much so BBTS decided to unlock a wave 3 vs unlocking a character at a time, so we’re much further along than I thought we’d be. Which is great news!! You all are amazing!

You might be wondering why stretch goal the meter hasn’t moved much in a week. It’s because we’re not doing as many sales with Eagle Force 40th Anniversary Wave 3 as we’d like to see. Numbers were strong initially but so far, the newest wave is not seeing the sales numbers of Wave 1 or 2. We have over 18 figures for pre-order now (plus pre-orders for wave 4&5) so we understand fans pockets are not deep. Also despite the loud voices for our classic gold characters, we’re not seeing sales to indicate that there is a huge demand for classics versions of our team. This is the big advantage in going with BBTS we can see real time sales numbers. If we used Kickstarter we would not know our sales per SKU until we finalized the backer kit post campaign.

Just as an example, we’re moving about 300 pcs of the classic gold figures, while the more modern and Monster Force figures are doing 2-3 times that in sales. Normally you are not going to see sales figures like this from any company, but those who have followed our lines know that Fresh Monkey is not like most other companies. We pride ourselves on being transparent and work hard to produce smaller runs of factory produced figures to get them in your hands. We take feedback very seriously and try to incorporate that into the figures we make. All that said, sales data is super important, it helps us separate the voices (many of them being very loud) and how that really translates into actual sales.

So what does all this mean. The bottom line is unless we see a huge uptick in sales, unlocking that many more stretch goals during this event is going to be a challenge. Maybe, like Kickstarter, we’ll see more of an uptick in sales as we get to the end of the event, but this is a new model for both us and BBTS.


If you are thinking about a pre-order, don't wait. Get your orders in now. It would be great for folks to share on social and if you have connections for press, please reach out to them to see if they'll share or even contact us for an interview.


BBTS loves Eagle Force and wants to support the line, but they need to see sales in the upwards of 400+ pcs per SKU to invest more in the line. As you have seen on our social media posts we have planned MANY classic gold figures, but even with all the paid marketing and PR we did this time, the current sales say more folks like the modern interpretations.


Does that mean classic gold figures are dead? No, not at all but it does mean you might only see 1 or 2 classics figures per wave on a go forward. We doubled down on gold classic figures for the Eagle Force 40th Anniversary and we are committed to doing more, but unless we see a huge uptick in sales don’t expect to see them dominate future assortments.


Keep that feedback coming! We'll plan on doing blog updates like this at least once a week, as well as post on our social channels.


FMF




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Please keep promoting these 40th anniversary figures as much as possible! When exactly is the close of this event? We need a ticker counting down the event, and one constantly updating the next unlock. These are excellent figures that deserve the push…albeit terrible timing, surrounded by so much quality competition.


Make mine Eagle Force! 🦅

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Well…just ordered three more. 15 total; doing my part!

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Would it be possible to see what other figures and or assortments would be unlocked after El Toro? It might help speed things up or get more sales if people know what's waiting ahead of them.

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We are still trying to figure that out based on current interest and potential sales.

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Joseph Day
Joseph Day
Oct 23, 2021

What I am seeing here is that there won't be any more unlockings.


NOW there is a competing G.I. Joe Skystriker HasLab project that is also likely to divert funds from your venture. When I funded the original Kickstarter, you were teasing the gold figures at the very beginning. THAT'S what I signed up for. THEN you trolled us with a can of gold paint and the factory horror stories began. And the endless delays. And the years passed.


All I got in the end in terms of gold were Captain Eagle and The Cat, plus a lot of assorted army builders which were made redundant with this newest bunch of ripoffs from G.I. Joe to Action Force to Arnold…


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You want the gold figures but they’re not selling well enough for BBTS to unlock more.


FMF Wants the gold figures too -

they want to sell all the gold figures they designed and promoted.


They’re just not as popular.

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Maybe the reason the monster force figures are doing so well in pre-order is because they turn into werewolves and they're very reminiscent of a crimson colored military unit from the United Kingdom in the 80s. I love the Eagle Force line and I will get every figure . But I would love to see all the gold figures done. Have you given any thought to doing full gold assortments to see how well they do in the pre-orders?

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Well with the numbers tracking on these units, I dont think a full gold assortment would go well.

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46 Zone
46 Zone
Oct 21, 2021

I pre-ordered all the Gold waves with some army. Builders. I hope you can keep the gold figures coming!!! Any chance you can throw in an older looking bald Asian head somewhere? I think that would go a long way towards improving sales. Thanks FMF!!!

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Maybe down the road

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