Post by stevelortz on Jun 11, 2011 15:55:19 GMT -9
When I was sculpting originals for the metal manufacturers, I always wanted to do some figures like these, but I never could because there was no way to do the fish-bowl helmets. So I'm glad you've made these available. I've been a fan of the original Buck Rogers newspaper strips for decades, and I 'd love to run some retro-sci-fi adventures.
I reckon the Space Patrol has contingents from the human colonists of different planets: blue are from Earth, red are from Mars, green are from Venus and purple are from Jupiter. This could become important if there are civil wars in the solar system.
I see you've got the second set in the series coming out soon. I'm anticipating what it might be. Here are some sets I might find useful:
- native intelligent species for Venus, Mars and Jupiter - a really bug-eyed intelligent species from beyond the solar system - a variety of unintelligent bug-eyed monsters - civilian spacers, dignitaries, celebrities, etc. - space pirates/mobsters - Space Patrol in retro powered armor - etc., etc., etc.
I would love to see some tiles and props in the 1950s style of Wally Wood.
Cool suff, David, very cool stuff indeed!
Have fun! Steve
Oh... and some art deco ships!
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2011 15:57:11 GMT -9 by stevelortz
I'm going to start getting into the "fluff" of the Retro Space Universe soon. I think it will be fun. What kind of releases would people like to see?
The non-combatant Imperiax figures are very good for inspiring possible scenarios. It would be good to see some non-combatants... ambassadors, space crewmen, functionaries, celebrities, etc... for the Space Patrol figures to have to ride herd on!
Post by stevelortz on Jun 27, 2011 13:42:27 GMT -9
Among the influences on my thinking about retro-sci-fi skirmishing are the Retief stories by Kieth Laumer.
Retief was an underling in the Terrestrial Diplomatic Corps, and the stories were usually set on some "third world" planet. There was a cold war going on between the earthlings and a race of insectoids (reminiscent of preying manitses) called the Groaci. The Groaci were usually pulling off some underhanded stunt, and Retief would have to do an end run around his pompous, ineffectual superior, and beat the Groaci without causing an incident that would start a galaxy-wide hot war (or get his boss in trouble with the home office).
From the plenteous number of Imperiax babes, it would seem that the Space Patrol and the Imperiax are under some sort of uneasy truce, with female Imperiax agents plying their wiles on the virile males of the Space Patrol to gain advantages that can't be won in open combat. Lots of potential for low-level conflict there, especially when some Imperiax guy feels his honor has been besmirched by some Space Patrol guy messing around with an Imperiax babe.
Especially since sometimes the Space Patrol men AND women actually DO fall in love with their Imperiax counterparts, and vice-versa.
The Space Patrol and the Imperiax are natural enemies, but sometimes they have to join forces to fight the Invaders.
Have fun! Steve
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2011 13:45:38 GMT -9 by stevelortz
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