Up in arms over an Android Series 03 update!

Series 03 design: Pandroid, by Kelly Denato

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delayed update, I wanted to get some firm information from the factory before I posted anything related to a timeline for release! (Sorry Hitoshi!)


As you know we had hoped to release Series 3 end of Q2 this year (late June).. obviously that has come and gone! Unfortunately we got a little over 2 months behind on our production schedule.The good news is that we are basically done and will be releasing by the end of Q3. I’ll let you know when they are en route, and maybe I’ll even post the boat information so we can interactively track their journey across the ocean! 🙂
…Now for some excuses exciting information!

Series 03 features some really fun designs and quite a few complex paint applications that take a long time to get just right. However, the biggest delay can be attributed to the re-engineered arm joints that we’re debuting with Series 03.

The standard joint is made of one simple piece, and can just turn in one direction. The new joint is comprised of three pieces: a ball peg and two arm halves that are assembled around the ball peg. This allows for a much larger range of motion as the arm can be turned forwards, backwards, in and out as well as around as usual.

This also means 3x + as much work to produce and assemble the final products. The effects may seem subtle, but in our opinion they’re definitely worth it! The ability to adjust the arms just so really brings a lot of emotion to the figures. The feedback from fans who got their hands on a few SDCC preview sets has been great! We’ll be using ball joints for Artists Series as well as selectively on special editions in the future where appropriate.

P.S. Self promotion time! I have a little art show opening Tomorrow night in Brooklyn! Check out the info here!

  • James Gillespie, Jr.

    Well, crap. My preorder with Cardboardspaceship on 8/10/12 was just cancelled by them. And no one else seems to have them in stock.

  • Anonymous

    I have just found a kidrobot blog saying they did track the boat from China and it was near San Fran today…hopefully accurate.

  • Anonymous

    Have these made it to the mainland yet or are we still weeks away?

  • Ballmore

    I just might hire some pirates to help me hijack this “slow boat from China!”

  • @Phillip – the one you were asking about is fake, as well as the rest on that site.

  • @Andrew: looks like an awesome improvement! super excited to add this series to my desk. Thanks for the update on whats going on, it’s always awesome to have some “insider information”.

  • @Andrew what a cock tease -____-

  • @Brian : Probably a mistake on their part, they definitely don’t have them.

  • I ordered from Cardboard Spaceship, and I got emails last night stating that my packages have been shipped…