GeneralsJoes reader and Marauder “Task Force” enthusiast Ben sent along a spreadsheet to help calculate the best configuration for your pledge based on what figures you’re looking for and in what quantities. Sorry I’m so late getting this posted, but I just barely got to my email again.
The Excel Spreadsheet is hosted right here, and the instructions for using it are below. Use it wisely, and let’s get this thing through the roof! We’re SO CLOSE to Logan level. I can smell that red Command-Ops unit!
Instructions for the Task Force Spreadsheet (Download it here)
Everything on the left in WHITE is meant to be changed, anything with a color background has formulas, they will auto-update (The Julie/white figure section is white, but it also obviously has formulas) so don’t change any of those.
You can change the “required” to whatever comes with the level you’re on, and then change the “choice” to whatever your choices are. So if you’re at the level where you get 2 free of each goal, change those first (and adjust your required figures of the first three). Then you can change the numbers in the “choice” column and the gear will update on the right.
Note the stretch figures are separate from the accessory stretch goals for clarity.
You can also put your total dollars spent in the white box on the bottom left and it will update the per fig cost below. One box is only figures, the other is if you count figures and stretch sets separately.
I have it set up for the 50 fig level.
Support it here!
Okay, maybe I’m hoping for too much here… but we are within about 13 hours of the Marauder “Task Force” wrapping up its funding and currently it sits at just above $180,000. That is absolutely amazing and fantastic.
The “Julie” stretch goal just unlocked, which is a cool sounding arctic themed figure.
But… there’s still a figure goal out there that might be attainable, depending on how much we can push this. At the $210,000 level the “Logan” stretch goal will be unlocked, which features “a Commando-Ops Marauder Gaming figure. Red deco figure molded in color with factory applied paint. Figure includes “Balaclava” head sculpt, “Half-Shell” helmet, and “modular Armor” vest with interchangeable pockets and accessories”.
Now maybe I’m being greedy, but personally I think a red deco figure sounds pretty bad ass and I’d love to see that stretch goal unlocked. But is it realistic? $30,000 in the final 13 hours seems like a very lofty goal, but the Marauder “Task Force” Kickstarter has been breaking those goals for 29 days and 11 hours. Why stop now?
If you’re on the fence, NOW IS THE TIME. Go hit it, and let’s do this!
When you’re pounding through 20 something reviews in 10 days, some times there are some details that get missed, and unfortunately it’s been pointed out to me that complaints about Outback’s arm articulation were likely because I had his left arm positioned backwards throughout most of the review.
That is a true point, though it doesn’t help the movement issues in his right arm, but hey, if you’re cool with Outback being left-handed then he can hold and position his weapons a LOT better than I indicated in my review.
So I do apologize, and from now on in my universe, ole Outback is a south paw. 🙂
I’ve added the images and a little clarification text to my Outback review as well. Thanks to the folks who pointed this out to me.
Tomorrow marks the final issue in the latest run of IDW’s main G.I. Joe title, with a promised relaunch coming this fall entitled (unironically) “The Fall of G.I. Joe”. It’s not a rebooting of continuity, though, in my understanding, simply the next stage in IDW’s G.I. Joe mythology.
Until then, check out the preview for G.I. Joe #15, which hits stores tomorrow.
G.I. Joe #15
Paul Allor (w) • Steve Kurth (a & c)
THE SEARCH FOR SIREN! The G.I. Joe team is on the hunt for the mysterious COBRA operative codenamed SIREN—but is her song luring them to their doom?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
- Hashtag stands alone—but will she fall?
- Variant Cover by Freddie Williams III!