I just got word that my samples will be completed and put in the mail on Monday the 10th. Since they're coming from China, I assume they'll take a week or more to arrive. Once they arrive, I will have several people look them over to ensure the quality is up to par. Assuming that everything is as it should be, I'll give them the 'go ahead' to print off your games. It is difficult to know exactly when they will arrive but I will certainly keep you in the loop with all information as I receive it.
As for the backer surveys...Today, I reconnected with the manufactures that I've chosen for the puzzles, shirts, and posters. Everything seems to be in place, I just need to get some final numbers as to how many of each product I'll need to fulfill all of your orders. Some people pledged amounts that exceeded their reward level in order to receive more gear. I'll find out what exactly each of these over-pledgers wants when I send out the backer surveys. I will likely be sending out the backer surveys in about three weeks, now that it's looking like the production of the games is nearing its starting point. With this survey, I'll contact those of you who need to send me a picture of your pet or other favorite animal, for Erin to draw. Thank you Dana Sweeney for inquiring about this. Erin is ready to draw your personalized pets!
Thanks again for everyone's patience and understanding through this process. Stay tuned for more Blurble news in the upcoming weeks.