Monthly Archives: November 2013

Behold! Featherblight and the Non-Dino Squad!

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We have added in a stretch goal to get a second wave of figures produced for our Kickstarter. The first, Featherblight, an eagle, is Ursenal’s Paraxxoid counterpart, and he is accompanied by the Non-Dino Squad, a team of three ancient reptiles that are often mistaken for dinosaurs: Slashback the dimetrodon, Splashpoint the icthyosaur and the Multi-Function Pterattacktyl.

Check out the Kickstarter for more info.  

With BMOG more than 50% funded we launch new rewards!

Less than two weeks in and BMOG is now 53% funded. While we put the finishing touches on Featherblight for first the stretch goal, we have some news!

Action figure artist Rob “Cheets” Roberts has generously donated his time to the project to let ten backers have a custom, hand-painted one-of-a-kind Ursenal & Mantax. If you’re not familiar with his work, you can check out his gallery of customs here. There is a new tier for this reward, letting you get all of the Artmaster benefits as well as the custom painted set.

We have also lowered the costs on the “choose a future colorway release for Ursenal/Mantax” and the “co-design a BMOG figure” tiers. Each of these is a one-of-a-kind reward, so once they’re gone, they’re gone.

We still need your help keeping momentum going. Spread the word and lets make BMOG a reality!

BMOG Parts Development Blog: Part 1


As you may/may not know, the $300 and above reward tiers for supporting BMOG through Kickstarter include a custom-made BMOG accessory made based on your sketch or description, which will be 3d printed and sent to you with your order.

Jim Sorenson, one of our high-tier backers, agreed to let us outline the development of his part early so everyone can see what is involved.

He gave us the following description:

“An alternate Ursenal head sounds cool. Perhaps a dragon head, something with a serpentine neck and mighty jaws and horns.”

From that, Greg and I developed a number of quick sketches, seen above. We sent those to Jim, who selected design #2 as the one he wanted to go with.

Next stop? 3d development!

Vangelus Reviews BMOG Ursenal and Mantax Prototypes

Chris Ho, a/k/a Vangelus, the silky-smooth voiced narrator of our Kickstarter video, has reviewed 3D printed prototypes of Ursenal and Mantax. Head to Vangelus’s website, Vangelus Central, to see pictures of our toys interacting with others – From there you can watch his review or see it embedded below.

BMOG Compatible Toy Line List (Ongoing)

The following is our continually updated list of 5mm compatible toy lines, making them compatible with BMOG. This list is by no means complete. If you know a toy line that should be added, please let us know by responding to this post, or on twitter.

Not every toy from each line is guaranteed to be compatible, but this shows what kind of variety you can expect from BMOG in terms of interaction with other lines. Also take note that toys with articulated grips can make use of the accessories as well!

  • Batman (“Adam West” style figs)
  • Battle Beasts (bases)
  • Bukiborg (Kabaya candy toy kits)
  • Diaclone
  • GaoGaiGar
  • Imaginext
  • JLA/JLU/DCU (Mattel)
  • K-Nex
  • Kamen Rider (“atriculated-grip” style figures)
  • Kre-O
  • Lego
  • Masters of the Universe Classics (tight fit but doable with more flexible plastic hands)
  • Mega Bloks
  • Mega Man (1994)
  • Microman (Kit Vehicles)
  • Mini-Mates
  • Road Bots
  • Robolinx/Blockmen
  • Rockman / Rockman X Mega Armor (Bandai)
  • Starriors
  • Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad
  • The Batman
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1980s through current line)
  • Tomy Tribots
  • Transformers (1980s through current line)
  • Transformers Construct-Bots
  • Webdiver
  • Yuusha / Brave (numerous series)
  • Zoids Blox

Official BMOG Kickstarter Press Release

Ursenal-bioart-smallMantaxe-bioart-small Remember the robot toys of the 1980s? World-spanning battles of good and evil across the living room floor? Shape-changing and modular warriors of all shapes and sizes? So do we, and those memories inspired BMOG, a building toy system that lets you make wild, robotic characters where each and every component is also an action-figure accessory.

Each BMOG (Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalt) kit comes on-sprue to build and customize how you see fit, forming a robot warrior. Every component uses the “Fusion Factor” 5mm peg-and-post system, enabling you to mix-and match pieces to create your own monstrous mechanical marvels.

On top of that, every piece is also a stand-alone accessory that -thanks to the 5mm peg system- is compatible with literally thousands of other toys across dozens of lines, past, present and future. Augment your space-robot tyrant with an arsenal of blasters that combine to serve as a savage pet, or outfit your techno-barbarian hordes with vicious blade-weapons that combine into robotic birds of prey.

BMOG is ready to produce its first two toys, URSENAL of the heroic AUGMENTOIDS (a robot bear that separates into four guns, a warhammer, battle-blade, scanner and bear-head crusher-claw) and MANTAX from the evil PARAXXOIDS (a manta ray that splits into a huge double-bladed axe-pick and a double-barreled hand-blaster). The manufacturer is ready, and several online outlets have expressed interest in stocking the line. All we need is the funding, and this is where you come in.

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The BMOG Kickstarter campaign ( ) has begun. By backing the project, you can not only ensure your copies of the first two figures in the main-line black color, but also get them in a color set EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter backers, determined by your votes.

The Kickstarter runs until December 13, 2013. Stretch goals will be periodically announced, which can include the creation of two more BMOG sets already approaching the end of their design phase.

TRENT TROOP, BMOG creator and project lead, is an illustrator, 3d modeler, writer and designer notable for multiple Transformers andG.I. Joe projects for Fun Publications and Hasbro.

ALEX ANDROSKI is the project’s technical engineer. Formerly with Hasbro, he worked directly on toys for both Transformers Universe and Revenge of the Fallen.

GREG SEPELAK is the project’s lead promotional artist and co-writer. He has worked on numerous Transformers and G.I. Joe projects for Fun Publications and Hasbro and is a regular artist for multiple producers.
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