Maybe you've heard of Kickstarter, and maybe you haven't. If you have, feel free to skip ahead a bit...
Kickstarter is a website where ideas go to thrive, and if lucky, get funded. The site relies on "crowd-funding", where people pledge dollars towards a project they find interesting. It's not really a pre-order, though it ultimately functions as one. Basically, by pledging funds toward a Kickstarter project, you're helping that project actually get finished.
In our case, we want to create a new set of Civil War Toy Soldiers, done in injection molded plastic. Not a cheap proposition by any means. Being a new dad, dropping $15,000 to produce a new set of figures with no guarantee of a return on investment is downright irresponsible. And that's where Kickstarter steps in. It allows me to garner those pledges from people who are willing to help back the project. And if the monetary goal is reached, I can go ahead and start the factory in on producing and bagging the figures
And being a backer gets you premium add-ons and discounted prices. In our case, it will also get you an EXCLUSIVE figure that will ONLY be available to those who back our Kickstarter project.
To show you exactly what we're attempting, here are the figures we are trying to get produced:
|Union Infantry Pose #1|
|Union Infantry Pose #2|
|Union Infantry Pose #3|
|EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Only Union Infantry pose #4|
If pledges go above the monetary goal by enough, stretch goals will start to apply. These are rewards to backers that do no cost anything extra, we simply add them in as a thank you! These sculpts still have some changes that need to be made and some detail that needs to be added.
|Stretch Goal #1, A Work in Progress|
|Stretch Goal #2, A Work in Progress.|
If you have any questions about Kickstarter, or our figures, please feel free to email me anytime or contact me through Facebook.