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Work Dog : Your Desktop Companion

Welcome to the newest Kickstarter from Vincent Scala (me). This will be the third Kickstarter I have ran. Previously I have successfully funded the following 2 Kickstarters.

Lucky Cat

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115886561/lucky-cat-japanese-sofubi-toy?ref=user_menu

Mickey Monster

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115886561/mickey-monster-6-vinyl-toy?ref=user_menu

I am an artist/illustrator/animator/toy maker ! The great success and kickstarter community has skyrocketed the popularity of my artwork and has helped me send my art/toys to over 100 Countries Worldwide, which even typing that is mind blowing!  If you are not familiar with my work please give it a look at:

www.vincentscala.com

I have been a professional illustrator for the past 14 years. I have worked for Nickelodeon, Disney, Atlantic Records and Fisher Price. I have also animated and directed music videos, which have had over 2 million viewers as well as shown in galleries throughout the NYC area. I also have a pilot of my own show called "Dia De Los Tacos" on Nickelodeon.

 https://youtu.be/-2sUnA9tIks 

I've had the pleasure and honor of having my toys sold in some pretty big toy/gift stores worldwide and have successfully sold out my first run of Mickey Monsters. The designer toy community has welcomed me with open arms and I have made friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. The most important part of all of this is that the world is responding to my toys. I have been following the goal that if they keep selling, I will keep creating them! Enough of me and let's get to the good stuff. The toy !!! Meet Work Dog !!!

Work Dog started as a simple comic strip that I kept going back to create more of. As a professional designer, my road has not been a glorious box of crayons and unicorns. I have had to put up with piles of corporate bull$!@# as well as office politics and nonsense. I not only created Work Dog, I have lived it, as I am sure many of you out there have as well ! As an artist, I did the best thing I could and that was find a funny way to show these situations. They were not only therapeutic for myself but as I posted more on my Instagram (vincentscala), I realized that there are alot of people who have felt the same way and could relate to Work Dog. He is anyone that has either had a tough boss, or a tough job in general. Like "Elf on a Shelf", Let's help spread the "Dog on a desk".

Figure Details:

At 6" tall this forcibly smiling dog can be there to make you laugh when you just want to cry or throw some paper. There are 3 points of articulation. Both arms as well as the head. One of his arms is bent for typing/holding a post it, holding a pen, or just reaching out to touch you ! His forced smile is perfect in every way. This amazing 3D model was created by a good friend and very talented artist Vin Diresta (vdiresta13) - give him a follow !!!!

The sculpt is as close to my original drawing as I would have liked. It's simple yet detailed where it needs to be.

 Here are some great pics of the prototype! 

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Packaging Update:

Bagged with Original Header Art For Each Colorway.

 But that's not all !!! As well as the figure I will be making some extras because why not !! Making stuff is fun !!!

Since I cannot stop drawing these comics and they are a ton of fun to share with co-workers, family and friends I want to put these comics into a small book collection. I will be also making a  6x6 book/zine of all the Work Dog comics you have seen on my Instagram as well as some new extras !

But wait !!!!! There's more !!!!! Also an Enamel Pin !! These pins have been a big hit and I'd be crazy to not include them with your order !!!!

Rewards: 

I want to try and keep the rewards simple. We know what your here for. The toy ! There are always fun extras that I like to add to make it fun and interesting but I want to keep it simple.

Toy, Book, Pin & Stickers for Everyone !!! I will give you all the option of getting them separately or together ! 

Stretch Goal:

If I can hit the $7500 Goal l will be creating an App/Game where you can play as Work Dog and swipe papers and smash computers in your own glory ! 

 Risks and challenges

Unfortunately creating a toy is not so easy, and the cost of the mold is very pricey. I wanted to create a high quality toy that I know you will all love ! Having a large community of people purchase it early not only gets them a great deal, it helps the work get shared. Not only would I be getting to have one of my characters created as a vinyl toy, but also I would be able to share it with the world.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when creating a product. I have done this a few times and am very confident in my factory as well as my design. I am confident that if this is funded, everyone will be pleasantly surprised with these products.

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    Pin + Sticker

    A 2.5" Enamel Pin
    Stickers !!!

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    Work Dog Hype T Shirt

    Consume the Hype !!!! Work Dog is the "supreme" desktop toy !!!!

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    Work Dog Comic + Pin + Stickers

    I just want the comic !! Here is a 6x6 Comic, plus I will be throwing in the pin and some stickers !

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    Work Dog Figure 6" Vinyl Toy

    Here it is, the meat and potatoes ! For those of you who just want this guy on your desk ! A 6" Fully Painted Vinyl Figure with 3 Points of Articulation (Arms, Head)

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    Work Dog Figure + Comic + Pin + Stickers

    The Ultimate Package, Toy, Comic, Pin, Stickers !
    A 6" Fully Painted Vinyl Figure with 3 Points of Articulation (Arms, Head)
    A 6x6 Full Color Comic/ Zine
    A "2.5" Full Color Enamel Pin
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    Work Dog Kitchen Sink

    Everything we have ! Toy, Pins, Shirt, Stickers & Accessories !!!!

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    Double Dog

    Get Two Work Dogs, Plus Pin, Stickers and Comic !

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    Mark Nagata Work Dog

    A custom painted Work Dog by the incredible - Mark Nagata (Maxtoyco) I can't wait to see how amazing he makes this paint job !

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    Nate McCarthy Custom Work Dog

    A custom painted Work Dog by the incredible - Nate McCarthy (@Natethemilkman) I can't wait to see how amazing he makes this paint job !

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    Work Dog Prototype

    Here is your chance to own the Work Dog Prototype !!! The one and only !!

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    Retail Pack

    A case of 20 Work Dogs !!! That's enough for a whole office !!!

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    Custom Colorway Exclusive

    Custom Exclusive Colorway Run.

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