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Help to create a vinyl toy with 3 points of articulation (moveable head and arms) from one of my favorite illustrations!!
Help to create a vinyl toy with 3 points of articulation (moveable head and arms) from one of my favorite illustrations!!
180 backers pledged $7,705 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, My name is Vincent Scala and I want to make this amazing toy!!!!! 

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Mickey Colors
Mickey Colors

 

 

Mickey Colors Pt. 2
Mickey Colors Pt. 2

 

3D Printed Prototype
3D Printed Prototype

 

Vinyl Toy Sketch Pt. 2
Vinyl Toy Sketch Pt. 2

 

Vinyl Toy Sketches
Vinyl Toy Sketches

Packaging: Here is what the packaging will look like !

3/4 Front
3/4 Front

 

3/4 Back
3/4 Back

 

3/4 Top
3/4 Top

About Me:

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.

Please feel free to check out my website:

www.vincentscala.com

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.

Silkscreens
Silkscreens

 

Gallery Show Postcard
Gallery Show Postcard

 

 

Original Concept Sketch
Original Concept Sketch

 

Mickey Monster
Mickey Monster

 

Vampire Snow White
Vampire Snow White

 

Me @ Bunnycutlet Gallery Opening !
Me @ Bunnycutlet Gallery Opening !

 

Bunnycutlet Website!
Bunnycutlet Website!

 

 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. 

PIQ  Poster
PIQ Poster

 

PIQ Store Mickey Show
PIQ Store Mickey Show

 

Print Run
Print Run

 

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).  

Vinyl Colors Part 2
Vinyl Colors Part 2

 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.

Studio Space
Studio Space

 

Vinyl Toys
Vinyl Toys

 

3D Printed Prototypes
3D Printed Prototypes

 

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 !

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$$ Funding Breakdown

 

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. Pin !!! Pin !!!

Sticker Set
Sticker Set
 
1.5" Pin!
1.5" Pin!

 

Print Set
Print Set

 

  • $1 - Thank You For Your Support
  • $5 Sticker Pack - Snow White, Mickey Head, Mikey Character
  • $15 Mickey Monster Pin
  • $20 Mickey Monster 6" Vinyl
  • $30 Vinyl + Pin
  • $50 Vinyl + Pin + Stickers + Drawing
  • $100 Blackout Special Edition Vinyl + Classic Vinyl + Pin + Stickers + Drawing

 

 

Risks and challenges

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.

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    Thank you soo much for your support. Every little bit counts and you will be updated about everything along the way!

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    Stickers!

    Who doesn't love stickers??? Who doesn't love a 3 pack of stickers including the Mickey Monster, Snow White and a large Mickey Head.

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    Monster Head Pin

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    Print Set of : Mickey Monster, Vampire Snow White, That's Life, Gummy Cat

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    Mickey Monster 6" Vinyl

    Here is the toy you have been waiting for. Included will be one 6" vinyl toy of the Mickey Monster with moveable head and arms.

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    Vinyl + Pin

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    Vinyls + Pin + Stickers!

    Early Bird Special of 2 Vinyl Mickey Monsters + the awesome pin!

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    2 Vinyls + Pin + Drawing + Stickers

    Two totally awesome 6" Mickey Monster Vinyl + Mickey Pin + A Signed Mickey Monster Drawing + Stickers

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    Solid Pink Vinyl

    Here is your chance to get a Solid Pink Mickey !! There will only be 100 of these made !!

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    Complete Set !!!

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    Ultimate Blackout Edition Pack !

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    Super Commission Set !!!

    A custom ink drawing of anything that your heart desires in my personal style + Vinyl + Pin + Stickers + Prints

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