18-inch figure of the classic toy soldier NOTE: If this project does not get funded, please email contact@GreatBigStuff.com for info
If this project does not get funded, please email contact@GreatBigStuff.com for future plans for this project.
LET'S GET NOSTALGIC!
Remember playing with little green toy soldiers as a child? Well, now that you’re all grown up, wouldn’t it be fun to have a giant toy soldier?
That’s the idea with this Kickstarter project; to make one of those soldiers that’s one-and-a-half feet tall!
We're GreatBigStuff. We've been creating uniquely oversized versions of everyday objects for over ten years. You've probably seen some of our products in movies and on television. In the past, we have always created items and waited for people to realize they existed. But this time, we decided to let you, the Kickstarter community, in on our great big idea beforehand.
We selected one of the most popular tiny army men as a model and sculpted the Giant Toy Soldier. The face is modeled to the likeness of one of our former employees who joined the Marines and recently served in Afghanistan.
To stay true to the appearance of the original tiny toy soldiers, we included elements such as seam lines and injection mold rings on the giant toy soldier’s back. However, we took the opportunity to incorporate details such as buttons, shoelaces, hair, and a USA insignia on the shirt pocket.
These giant toy soldiers will be produced in cold-cast resin. While they are sturdy, they are not toys. Display your giant toy soldier as a nostalgic homage to your youth, give it to a friend that has served in the armed forces, or simply begin your collection!
The series 'A' Giant Toy Soldier is the first of several poses we intend to produce. The next in the series will be the sniper soldier lying on the ground in the prone position.
For $20, you will receive a GreatBigStuff t-shirt with shipping to any US address (no P.O. Boxes). Say 'hi' to Rupert, the GreatBigStuff cash cat!
Delivery: June 2012
For $90, you will receive one Series ‘A’ Giant Toy Soldier figure and a GreatBigStuff t-shirt with free shipping to any US address (no P.O. Boxes).
Delivery: No later than August 31, 2012
For $125, you will receive a holographic numbered one of one hundred of the first production run of the Series ‘A’ Giant Toy Soldier figure with matching numbered and signed certificate of authenticity and a GreatBigStuff t-shirt with free shipping to any US address (no P.O. Boxes). Your package will be shipped to arrive to you prior to July 4, 2012. In addition, you will be notified prior to the release of subsequent giant toy soldier poses and given the first opportunity to purchase the matching numbered figure to add to your collection.
Delivery: Prior to July 4, 2012
We hope you share our desire to relive this toy from our youth in a BIG way. Help us take this giant toy soldier to the next step and bring him into reality in your home.
* * * UPDATE - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 * * *
Great news! Production is a go! Repeat - The production of the Giant Toy Soldier is a GO!
Here is a picture of the Giant Toy Soldier in production. Show your support here on Kickstarter and one of the initial figures will be yours!
Don't wait until it is too late!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 18, 2012.
May 31, 2012 - Jun 18, 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Thanks for believing in our project! As a token of our appreciation, we'll send you a GreatBigStuff t-shirt! Includes shipping to any U.S. address (no PO Boxes).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $90 or more
You will receive your very own Giant Toy Soldier and, of course, a GreatBigStuff t-shirt! Includes shipping to any U.S. address (no PO Boxes).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $125 or more
7 backers Limited (93 of 100 left)
You will receive an exclusive holographic numbered Giant Toy Soldier, from the first 100 produced. Includes numbered certificate of authenticity, advanced notice for the opportunity to purchase the matching number of future production styles of Giant Toy Soldiers, and a GreatBigStuff t-shirt, of course. Includes shipping to any U.S. address (no PO Boxes) to arrive to you before the 4th of July.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012