I cannot thank you enough for making the Uncle Argh Noir Mini Qee a reality.
I am honored to be working with Scott Tolleson, and very thankful that Kevin Winnik of Toy2R USA went out on a limb and allowed us to fund this run of Mini Qees using Kickstarter. I think we've proven that KS is a valid funding platform for exclusive runs of designer toys!
But is was really YOU, each one of you, that made this happen. I can only take this concept so far... we needed your pledges to make the Argh Noir Kickstarter work! So THANK YOU ALL so very much!
What happens now?
Amazon Payments is charging your cards. In about 2 weeks, those funds clear and I am able to move the money into my bank account and then wire it to Toy2R in Hong Kong to begin production. That whole process will take about 3 weeks total (I'm guessing by May 23rd, I'll have sent the money to Toy2R).
After that, the production of the Argh Noir will take about a month, and the figures will then ship by boat to Apex in CA for fulfillment. Shipping of the Argh Noirs will commence immediately once they arrive in CA. I am estimating the shipping of the Argh Noirs will begin in late July.
As for the other rewards: soon I will be sending a questionnaire to each of you via Kickstarter. I will need all of your addresses. Those of you who ordered rewards with t-shirts, I'll have to get your sizes as well.
The color stickers in the sticker packs are already printed. I will be sending the black & white stickers off to the printing company Contagious Graphics within a week or 2.
Scott will be working on his prints, sketches, paintings and customs during the time that the Argh Noirs are being manufactured. Hopefully all rewards will be ready for shipping at approximately the same time. It's possible that the paintings and custom toys make take a bit longer than the rest of the rewards.
Other customs provided by VISEone and JC Rivera will be shipped as soon as possible (once the money has cleared).
As for the Tenacious Toys credit, anyone who chose those rewards is free to use them once the money has cleared in our account. I will keep everyone posted on that, but I am estimating 3 weeks from now.
Who's shipping what?
Apex will ship all of the Argh Noirs directly to those of you that ordered them.
I will personally handle the shipping of all other rewards, so many of you will get 2 packages. I will keep careful track of everyone's rewards in order to ship the appropriate reward to each of you. In the event that I screw something up and you don't get what you ordered, all you have to do is email me or message me here through Kickstarter, and I will fix it personally.
If anyone has any further questions, feel free to message me.
Expect more updates from me as each step is completed in this process.
Treasurer of the Argyle Association