src=http://actionfigureinsider.com/main/wp-content/uploads/Logos/4<bHorsemen1.jpg width=90 align=right>  Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the status of Ramathorr: the Elephant Swordsman” and all of his variant exclusive figures, which we are in the process of producing for FANtastic Exclusive 2007 and “The Seventh Kingdom”.

  First, we want to apologize about the delayed delivery of the remaining figures, and the delay in information about the status of the figures. We’ve been running into problem after problem with the factory producing these figures for us, and we were awaiting official word from them before we sent out more information that might end up not being

As previously stated,we ran into production problems with Ramathorr and the variants early on, and the Hong Kong factory that we were using for production promised that they would make good on their mistake by going back and remaking a portion of the initial production run free of charge.

 We were happy that they were willing to work with us on this and even though we expected a small delay because of this, we had no idea what was truly in store for us…

  Roughly a month after promising to make good on their errors, the factory finally responded to one of our e-mails regarding the production status of our figures by telling us that our production schedule was going to have to be pushed back once again because larger companies were pressuring them to get their work done before they finished ours. Obviously we were pretty upset by this, but being a small group of toy designers and not a large corporation with all of the needed money and muscle, there was really not much we could do about it.

 We later found out this excuse for a delay was nothing more than a lie just to buy the factory more time, and the worst news was yet to come…

  Another month had gone by and after multiple e-mails to the factory with no responses, we found out from some of our friends over at NECA that because of ‘misuse of funds’ caused by the one person at the factory that we were directly dealing with, the factory that was doing the work for us – SmartLife Productions - decided to shut all production down…permanently.

 Although they’d sent us a few pre-production samples of the newly revised figures (which were fantastic), no real production run had ever been started up on our figures again.

 We thought the news couldn’t get any worse. We were wrong…