A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Hi, My name is Vincent Scala and I want to make this amazing toy!!!!!
Packaging: Here is what the packaging will look like !
I have been a professional illustrator for the past 14 years. If you’re not familiar with my work I’m sure you have seen some of the work I have created for clients. I have worked for Nickelodeon, Disney, Atlantic Records and Fisher Price. I have also animated music videos, which have had over 2 million viewers as well as shown in galleries throughout the NYC area. That’s actually where this journey began.
A few years ago I had created a few silkscreen projects for a gallery show in Brooklyn. The final result was two images that have sort of become my trademark. The idea behind them was to combine two things that are sort of dorky that I loved. Well my two were Disney and horror films. The final result was the Mickey Monster and Vampire Snow White.
They both received a lot of attention and I kept getting contacted by other galleries and stores to have prints made for them, especially of the Mickey. The PIQ store in Grand Central Station used the image as the poster for their own Mickey Show.
Recently I have been thinking about taking this piece a step further. Something that’s not just on your wall, but a physical Mickey Monster. I want to have this created into an actual toy. A vinyl figure with 3 points of articulation (moveable head and arms).
I love collectible toys, and I love the idea of sharing my love of toys as well as for the Mickey Monster image with everyone is what brings me here today. Knowing that people like this image and character so much that they would want to have it on their shelf or desk is exactly why I love being an artist.
Unfortunately creating a toy is not so easy, and the cost of the mold and high order quantities and shipping. So basically the whole process is far from cheap. Having a large community of people who would be interested in having this toy would be the best way to help make this come alive. Not only would I be getting to have one of my favorite pieces created as a vinyl toy, but also I would be able to share it with the world.
So Where Does the Money Go? If you are wondering who and what would need $7000 to create a toy, then look no further! Hope this helps answer some questions/concerns.
The most expensive portion of this venture is the mold. The mold gets created of of steel before being poured and spun with liquid vinyl. The molds are made out of steel. Since this is a complicated figure, the mold was a little pricey.
The second largest cost of creating this figure is the MOQ or minimum order quantity. The lowest amount I was able to have created to even have a factory look at this project is 1000 pieces. That seems like a lot of toys and it is!, but after all is said and done with the kickstarter hopefully there will not be many left !
Here is a breakdown of the costing of a Vinyl Figure !
Please check the tiers below and I promise you will not be disappointed, I want to make this worth everyone’s wild and I am going to throw as much as I can into each category so that you get some really cool stuff at really low support prices. Thank you so much for listening and I hope that you click the green button and help make this Mickey Monster come to life.
$1 - Thank You For Your Support
$5 Sticker Pack - Snow White, Mickey Head, Mikey Character
There are always risks and challenges. The main focus for this project is raising the funds for the mold. That is the highest cost and is the biggest part of this kickstarter. I have checked out many factories and the factory I will be working with has created some very high quality vinyl toys.