The flesh is cheap.
Machines use up far more resources in their creation and maintenance than humans do, their entire life cycle and food source is already established – the fuel just grows there for them!
Their simple bio holographic brains can easily be controlled, even a simple programme called a religion self replicates amongst them, making the programmer god.
Or so the Redemption Sector A.I artilect thinks in it's current situation.
Grow the humans, clone them, what the heck. As they are birthed fully matured, use hypnotic subliminal conditioning to make them think you are father and creator, and then insert the desired instructions and requests, and set up hierarchies and rankings to keep them preoccupied.
Of course they are mere humans, they might occasionally go rogue. That's fine, don't outfit them with the exotic zero point free energy you have, give them mundane plasma and electrical systems. Give them a 5 year life span or so, that's fine they are just tools for manipulating, infiltrating and controlling societies, we have a half a million more ready for birthing tomorrow.
Don’t let the grunts in on the game though, only create special variants of them, Machine Speakers, who can tune in and interact with one of the drone programmes that sit underneath us AI. We don't want our puppets to know we exist after all... let them believe in their supreme god... us.
That's my brief blurb, the background is constantly being refined.... anyway: Miniatures!!!!!
Here's what I hope to get in the first mold:
Ignore the shit staff thing, thats a stand in for now. Machine Speaker and Drone:
See that power glove. That controls his Nintendo.
Elite soldiers, bodyguards of the Machine Speaker maybe?
Not a fan of the hoods myself but I always get/got asked about them so they will be in the mold:
Cyborg Drone, carries the heavy shit. In this case err a robo claw and an industrial ghetto blaster arm. The ghetto blaster gets it's nickname from going through ghetto's and blasting them up, it's a heavy laser beam unit, that backpack carries liquid nitrogen to cool it down when it's pumping out heavy death beats.
All the parts ready for sprue building:
ETA - if were lucky Christmas! My day job is killing me at the moment and there are still some loose ends to tie up before I load up the webstore. Having a Financial Investment and Management background I'm a total control freak and crunch numbers on everything. I've also worked as a Risk Analyst so I need my processes and everything completely rock solid and slick before I start accepting peoples money! I also need to cross reference providers to make sure I'm getting the best deals (bulk postage, packaging... blah blah).
Cheers! I'm sure these guys will be popular, truth be told I'm glad they're out my system and I can move on ha.