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Throwback wood toys, made from solid wood and inspired by vintage cars. Beautiful, nearly indestructible and super fast rolling.
Throwback wood toys, made from solid wood and inspired by vintage cars. Beautiful, nearly indestructible and super fast rolling.
1,177 backers pledged $118,781 to help bring this project to life.

Rare Birds. A whole flock of them, all yours.

Posted by Vlad Dragusin + Candylab Toys (Creator)
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Here it is folks.  Took us a looong time, and many a sweaty brows to do this.  And we're not talking about designing, refining, designing some more, prototyping etc. We're talking about committing to a manufacturing approach, which is no small feat.  US-made, numbered and signed, here she is. 

Our pledge to you here and  now:  get this old girl and you'll have a collector item; we will not produce this particular combination of shapes and colors ever again, thusly staying Kickstarter-only forever.  (I love thusly, isn't that awesome?  I think only whereby comes close)

Alongside its older cousin
Alongside its older cousin

That being said, and because we dilly-dallied until now deciding on this important topic with only 16 days left, we will NOT cap this reward. You can combine it with other rewards, as you wish, and reconfirm during survey. It's unlimited - but only during the campaign, never to come back after. 

Let's check some boxes, shall we?

  • Dramatic roofline? Check
  • Special color, but a cousin of the original? Checked. (Not metallic - if you are a previous owner and spoiled with the first Rare Bird)
  • Theatrical stance? In spades. Think '71 Riviera.
  • Complex, but stylized and still recognizable front end work? Done. 

Go pledge it guys, we are really excited about this one.  You'll have a unique, limited edition collector item - it goes in the Vault after this Kickstarter campaign.

Disclaimers: We may slightly, infinitesimally tweak the design during production - or as a result of your feedback. And we started late on this one , so we may ship in October. We have custom tooling to make, jigs to design and a painting rig to build. Please bear with us.  Because of that, please pledge full shipping for it. 

Enjoy, and don't be selfish! Please do tell other people about this. 

Vlad and Florin

Shown in a rust-free environment in Yucca Valley, CA.
Shown in a rust-free environment in Yucca Valley, CA.

 PS.  We have another single item reward coming soon.  We'll announce it this time to avoid any randomness in the process. 

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    1. Brian Cutler
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      You guys went all out on the front profile detail. Just added $84.00 to my pledge ($75 + $9)
      On the payment screen you give the option of paying half cost shipping for Rare Bird No.2 for consolidated shipping?? Maybe this need to be corrected because your very clear explanation says to pay FULL shipping since it is being direct and not from fulfillment center.

    2. Brian Cutler
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      I must admit the metal flake paint on Rare Bird 1 is kick ass. We used to manufacture a painted plastic product with a deep blue metal flake - boy we could not get out of that color fast enough! So I understand the thinking behind the paint option on No.2 Love the fact that it is hand made in the USA. You are looking to clear 100K today - Fantastic!!. Now off to change my pledge.

    3. Vlad Dragusin + Candylab Toys 8-time creator on

      @Ron: we just added an update explaining how to deal with this, hope it answers your question. happy to clarify if you still need help. thanks!

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      Ron Denton
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      I added $84 to our already existing pledge to that I can also get the Rare Bird 2 BUT I did NOT see a way to add a comment that I wanted the Rare Bird as part of my reward. How am I supposed to do that officially?? Thanks, Ron