It’s official: the boys have touched down in Japan and Shinji at Tomenosuke has announced that Trouble Boy No.7 [Drifter] is releasing at MIDNIGHT Japan Time on June 16th for $150 USD. Given that this is a retailer release, shipping is likely extra. The edition is limited to 150 so prepare yourself for an Olympian-level race, folks!
Also: be sure to check a time zone calculator to determine the release time for your region. I’ve linked one here.
Continuing last week’s coverage of FERG’s CHIPP s004 and Boomer comes the full shebang on this sweet new series, dubbed [Fort Burnout – DSRT].
First off: hot damn. Look at the utter MAGNIFICENCE of this Squadt + K11 combo: interchangeable smoke and yellow lenses; a ton of gear including a tactical vest w/ pouches, totally pimp b&w bandana, Fort Burnout shirt and the overly impressive pew-pew power of a sMK23 w/ holster and SM4 w/ red dot suppressor.
And that’s just CHIPP.
Boomer, on the other hand, lives up to his name with a head case packing two pipe bombs. He also has a harness (aka ‘the treat pouch’).
These two will be making their exit via the Project Squadt store this Monday, May 28th at noon Central for $115/set. There are 200 of them. Hope y’all haven’t taken off for Memorial Day; it’s time to polish the crash helmet!!!
Next up from the Project Squadt stable is CHIPP s004 & K11 Boomer, a killer new combo and first-ever production release of the [Fort Burnout] series of Squadts. Pimped out with desert fatigues, multi-pocket loadout and pipe bombs, CHIPP & Boomer are ready for the sandstorm.
The set is limited to 200 pieces and tentatively scheduled for release May 28th, likely via the Squadt Store. Price is TBD but similar packs went for $115. Looking forward to seeing what kind of heat CHIPP’s packing, as well as these fabled yellow lenses (Ooo!).
And for those who may be wondering: the previously-announced K11 companion for GERM is still in the pipeline — he’ll be released later along w/ some new QPMNT pacs (Ooo!). Stay tuned!
In anticipation of the forthcoming release of the next Trouble Boy Squadt, FERG has revealed a slick new teaser of the only Squadt whose origins lie in the land of the rising sun: the Yakuza-inspired No. 7 [Drifter]. It’s also been confirmed that this installment of the barnburner collab between FERG and Brandt Peters is an exclusive to Tomenosuke-syoten.
Release info will be announced as soon as FERG nails down a date with Shinji … keep it locked!
The teasers continue to roll out from Fort Burnout with a reveal of FERG’s newest production K11: ‘Boomer’. The concept was first introduced as a custom for FERG’s Medium War retrospective at Rotofugi in January 2011 (photos below), and since then, the legions of Squadt fans have been anticipating its release.
There’s some notable changes to the production version: a side harness has been added, while the bomb detonators and helmet lens have been changed up, along with some minor details on the helmet. FERG has yet to announce any release details as of yet, including price, run size and whether this fella will have a companion. It’s rare for a K11 to travel alone; all other releases have seen him paired up with either a Squadt or another hound or two. Looking forward to more on this — stay tuned!
FERG’s Young Gohst project seems to be well on its way with this recent screenshot dropped via his Instagram account. A quick refresher for those who missed the initial news: Young Gohst is FERG’s new sofubi vinyl project in conjunction with Grody Shogun (Luke Rook of Lulubell). Sculpted by master of anatomical artistry Scott Wilkowski, the 3-inch soft vinyl figures feature a removable brain/spinal column with a tongue that sticks out of Young Gohst’s mouth. Insanely cool, I know, especially given the scale. Not quite sure about color schemes yet, but here’s hoping for a rainbow of transparencies to show off this guy’s assets.
Official release info is forthcoming, but word on the CAD forums is that they’ll be released via a sort of subscription deal. More info will be posted as it emerges!
Next up in the GERM Squadt series from FERG is S002 [Born Wrong], which will be available through retailers in the next few days.
This 6-inch, leather-jacketed badass comes brandishing a sM4 w/ removable supressor and sniper scope, sMK23 with removable suppressor, 2.0 articulated and classic arms and removable helmet. Price tag on these is $95.
Also: production on these is complete so expect a quick turnaround time once orders are placed!
This Squadt’s ready to take to the sea! Hot on the heels of this week’s teasers comes a full monty of the Fr0g Squadt and his trusty aquatic sidekick Spot!
Limited to 200 pieces, Fr0g comes equipped with a wet suit, tanks, rubber flippers, spear gun, sMP5, tanto knife, 2.0 articulated and OG arms and a removable helmet. Spot includes wet suit with pouches (so freakin’ cute), rubber flippers and a removable helmet. FERG has brought his little dudes to a whole new plane … a superior piece of toy engineering, here, do NOT miss these! The duo will run you only $115 and that includes worldwide shipping. They release Monday, March 5th, at noon central via the Squadt store. More photos through the click!
Finally, something to show you! There’s been plenty of teasing for the past while in the restricted area of the CAD forum of FERG’s upcoming scuba squadt,‘Fr0g’. As you can see, this guy comes decked out in a wet suit and flippers, and brandishes a razor-sharp knife and harpoon gun. If memory serves, his flippers are removable, but don’t quote me on that.
Now obviously the missing puzzle piece here is the helmet, which is an all-new sculpt. Public pictures have yet to hit the web, but FERG did tweet this photo last week of (what looks like) the package design, which gives a pretty good idea of what this little bastard looks like. Insanely cool! More details to come — Fr0g is queued up as the next exit so we shouldn’t have long to wait.
FERG must be some sort of machine. Hot off the heels of his server-crippling TRIGGER exhibition with Brandt Peters last month, the release of NKD Nozzel, GERM S001 and now the FROZN WHOLE K11s from two weeks ago, the hustle continues. Just announced is the retailer version of NKD Nozzel and QPMNT PACs 5 & 6, all due out by late Jan/early Feb.
And these are seriously killer.
Dubbed [fr33dom club] and [Fort Burnout], QMPNT PACs 5 & 6 boast a whole whack of new gear including bags, hoodies, guns (duh), unique lenses and a sassy iron-on patch. Nozzel comes with the uber-cute butt-flap longjohns, tanto knife, lenses, 2.0 arms and removable helmet. Retailers have the choice of either bundling it all or selling the Squadt and PACs separately. QPMNT PAC snaps are posted below!