To answer a few questions I have been asked.
Yes, I know the AOTC is a cast of the TPM hero. That is why they are different sizes/scales - No, I will not be changing the size or scale or shape or anything. Both my TPM and AOTC version will be dimensionally identical.
As I mentioned before, the bezels on the TPM had the shaved LEDs in them where the AOTC had solid bezels - there will be no light up option for the bezels on the AOTC version.
Yes, I am aware that the red button is different between the two sabers. No, I will not be making a different red button for the AOTC version. My goal is not a 100% accurate AOTC, just one that has the features.
Yes, I am aware the brass valve is different on the AOTC (no knurling). I may, or may not offer the plain version on the AOTC version - I will need to look into how hard it might be to make this part and have it still work with the switch setup.
Yes, I am aware there are some differences in the emitter area. No, I will not be doing an AOTC specific emitter end - however, I may do a hero version AOTC blade plug but I have to look into it.
So, no. I am not going to offer a 100% accurate AOTC version - I am offering the TPM same as before with some parts that can make it approximate the AOTC version.
Timing - I don't know when I will open a run. It won't be this year and it most likely won't be until I get some other things wrapped up - Maybe around March-ish. I solely wanted to gauge interest as I am starting to contemplate my 2015 work load.
More than 15 - I don't know at this point. I will have to evaluate how large I want to make the run when I announce it. If there is absolute interest in a larger run, I may open it up a bit more.
Can I buy more than 1? Well, that will depend on the interest and how many I ultimately offer.
Can I get it chrome plated? I already said I would not be offering plating services beyond the black and red anodizing of the parts. Nor am I offering polishing.
Feel free to keep expressing interest and I will make a decision when the time is right.