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Mr. Bulk / DIY LionCub (AND OTHER) "Kits" - SOLD OUT!
« on: November 12, 2008, 02:31:46 PM »


UPDATE 11-14-08:

Some pics for now, will get to updating the list once people commit (via Paypal) since there will be prices announced at the end of this post -

LionCub bods:

Up Close - only ONE original knurled body (shown on bottom of pic) is available at higher cost (GONE), the other twenty will be as shown at top of pic:

Lo and Behold, we got DragonHeart bods too -- notice that in the top row, the two on the right and on the bottom row the fourth on the right (GONE) are *SHINY*.  That is how they usually came, but the rest shown here have a matte-finished anodizing.  The three *SHINY* ones have NO TRIT SLOTS and will cost a little more, although I would think the matte ones are desirable as well simply for their "tactical-ness" for lack of a better word:

Also note the top row lights are OD Green and the bottom row is Black except for the one on the far right which is a seventh OD Green.

Holy Cow, we still had STAINLESS DRAGONHEARTS???  These are COMPLETELY BUILT LIGHTS, and they simply turned up while going through my stuff:

These four remaining Stainless Steel Dragons are (PRICE EDIT) $260 each plus shipping.

Now as for the selling price of the LionCub Kits, let's consider the componentry cost for each LionCub:

1) I paid $25 per circuit board

2) I paid $20 per McR-20 reflector

3) I paid as high as $14 for each Luxeon star as I always sought out and purchased the best bins available at the time

4) although I bought the dual-side AR-coated UCL lenses in *Bulk* (cool word, eh?), they retail for $7 from Flashlight Lens

5) the goldplated piano wire battery springs retail for $5

6) add another $5 for the o-rings and button covers and the total so far is

$25+$20+$14+$7+$5+$5 = $77 not yet counting the bodies

I am setting the price of each complete LionCub kit at only $99 (and I ASSURE you the bodies alone cost significantly more than $22 each!!!), and due to the losses at such a price I will require $5 to cover handling/packaging/shipping (in the U.S., contact me for international destinations as it will be more) plus $3 to cover Paypal fees so for simplicity's sake can we please just keep it to an even $107 delivered per each Cub kit regardless of number ordered, meaning two kits will be $214, etc.

SUCH a deal, I tell ya.

-GONE-Add $25 if you want the one Cub kit with the last available original LionCub body with the knurling and the lanyard hole in the tail.  But be warned, the bezel opening is still the original width (meaning not "opened up" as the rest of them are). -GONE-

Add $25 for the matte DragonHeart body, or $35 for the shiny (NON-slotted for Tritium vials) DragonHeart body (BLACK ONE IS GONE).

Please Paypal the appropriate amount for your order to mrbulk(at)gmail(dot)com and indicate here when you are done.  Please indicate your preferences for

1) which body you are ordering

2) which converter you want, and most importantly

3) your FF log-in name

Packaging and shipping to begin immediately since I don't has ta build'em any more (yee haw!).

Again - you will provide your own wire and solder, this is all that is required to build each of these lights.

So there ya has's Fire Sale time at BulkWare!  Thank you all for your kind support over these past five years.


All machined from bare aluminum, the bodies will be beadblast-finished heads and tails with semi-shiny (machine finish) aluminum Control Modules.  The bodies are already configured and machined to accommodate - and will thus include -  LUXEON STARS ONLY (I have thousands and need to get rid of'em, they are all well-binned of course), your choice of converters (Fully Regulated "DragonHeart" style or DirectDiven V.2 "Cub" style), UCL lenses, McR-20 reflectors, o-rings, battery tube springs, etc.

In short, everything needed to build complete LionCubs save for ancillaries such wires, thermal compound, solder and a soldering iron (duh) that you yourself supply.

Please let me know here on this thread if you are interested and I'll go about seeing exactly how much in my parts stockpile I still have for however many y'all might want (there will probably be enough for just a couple dozen at most).  Might even have some HA3 ano'd OD Green Dragonheart bodies (4-pcs per body) laying around.  Like I said I am taking a SERIOUS break from making flashlights because:

1) there is really nothing technologically brand-new lately to dream up new lights with

2) the overseas guys are catching up (although I feel they are still far behind in areas such as electronic converters of the intuitive-to-use multiple-feature UI variety)

3) I need time to sort out some pressing real-life "lifestyle" issues

4) I need time to do a couple of exotic custom one-offs that I will be selling privately to, uh, private individuals, and finally...

5) there is still that NewFormat light I want to pursue someday.  Just not "today" - *SIGH*

So there ya has it - please sound off on this thread and I'll get a nice price worked out for these kits.

Mr. Bulk / Re: Newest member of the Ti Cub II Club
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:34:42 PM »
Mr. B, e-mail sent.  :)

An' was replied to...:thumbsup:

[quote/]Do you guys think a golden age of custom flashlight design is drawing to a close?

It has certainly crossed my mind.

Naw, them Chaw-neez oversea'ers are pickin' up the torch (Euro-pun intended)...:evil6:

Lights Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: Arc6 with K2 (Ebay limited edition)
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:26:53 PM »

No pitchers? :dontknow:

Mr. Bulk / Re: Newest member of the Ti Cub II Club
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:24:53 AM »
Thanks Dad. This light really surprised me. Like Jim said, it's smaller than I thought and it's really well made. I could see myself wanting more Ti Bulks.  :crybaby2: I like the blue button too.  :thumbup:


Mr. Bulk / Re: TiCub II Production & Payment List
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:23:10 AM »

I have noticed that the Ti Cub II is brighter than all my Cubs with P4 emitters.  Why is that?

Hmmm, are the LEDs in your other Cubs really P4's?  I never built any regular production Cub runs using P4s, only individual lights to order or special projects like this latest Ti-Cub II run.

The mystery deepens...:thinking:

Mr. Bulk / Re: TiCub II Production & Payment List
« on: November 10, 2008, 02:28:56 PM »
Have I  said that this is one helluva light???  This is one helluva light!!


Heh heh...thanks Karl.

Mr. Bulk / Re: LionHeart quit working
« on: November 05, 2008, 03:18:49 PM »
thanks everyone for the good advise although no luck.  A PM to you Mr. Bulk.

Scott, got it, will be working on it soon.

Mr. Bulk / Re: TiCub II Production & Payment List
« on: November 05, 2008, 03:18:11 PM »
I thought I saw this someplace, but can't remember where. Will this light run on primary cr123's?  ???

Yes, albeit dimmer.

Mr. Bulk / Re: LionHeart quit working
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:42:59 AM »
Hi Charlie,  I have only the one Pila battery.  I don't think any of my other lithium-ions are of the necessary length.  I remeasured the voltage at 3.96 so seems to be holding a good charge.  Should I order another battery?  May I ship to you?
Thanks for your interest, Scott

Yes Scott, e-mail or PM me and we'll work out the shipping details.


The VIP BH (Bulkhead) in that article was a one-off, Otokoyama was supposed to make and sell whatever VIP accessories he wished and decided to pursue only the larger BBH ("Big" BulkHead) so I have the only BH in existence.  But the Carley's 2-inch reflector walls are more straight-sided as opposed to parabolically curved as in the BBH, which I believe captured and presented forward more of the light emitted from the VIP.

Mr. Bulk / Re: TiCub II Production & Payment List
« on: October 24, 2008, 06:49:06 AM »
Is there a way to reset my TiCub II to factory default? It now will not respond to any of the commands described in the operating instructions. It continues to ramp up and down in brightness levels. It will not turn off unless I remove the battery. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Senor, please e-mail me, also did it function properly when you first received it?

Mr. Bulk / Re: LionHeart quit working
« on: October 24, 2008, 06:47:50 AM »
My LionHeart won't light up.  After all this time of faithfull service I took the battery off the charger (4 volts), installed it.  It will light dimly and then a flash then nothing.  I tried Pro Gold, double checked polarity, and attempted to light it again with no luck.  Any advice would be grateful as I use it nightly.
Thank you,

Then let me know if that does not do the trick.

Mr. Bulk / Re: TiCub II Production & Payment List
« on: October 10, 2008, 06:45:42 PM »


Just to set the record straight the kind benefactor of your (and Ken's) pink-nesses was none other than the HODSTA hisself...:notworthy:

(whoops, not sure he wanted me to reveal it, you might send him a pair of moleskin pants - frozen in the freezer first - for Christmas or sumpin')...

Mr. Bulk / Re: TiCub II Production & Payment List
« on: October 10, 2008, 01:44:52 PM »
   Mine was supposed to be shipped by EMS. I wonder, why it is not here yet... Charlie, do you have a tracking number of my package?

Mike75, when I get home I will e-mail you the EMS tracking number.  But I think mailing all the way to Israel, especially with all the Customs checking and such, will take a bit longer.

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