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The Animazombs: Series 2 (Canceled)

We're back!! And with an even better horde of our favourite cuddly zombie animals just waiting for a home!

The Animazombs: Series 2 (Canceled)

We're back!! And with an even better horde of our favourite cuddly zombie animals just waiting for a home!

£4,203
pledged of £7,000pledged of £7,000 goal
69
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 23 2017
Last updated February 26, 2017

About

Funding cancelled while we make a few adjustments to our campaign: stay tuned on the following to keep up to date with the changes!

Facebook: for a mix of general updates with a broader focus on the characters and the narrative going forward.

Instagram: for event information, new designs, sneak previews and generally fun stuff!

Twitter: for both of these in one easy (but less attractive) place

Mailing List: head over to our website and sign up to our mailing list for the real insider information including all the background gossip, the latest members only offers, and plenty of chances to get more involved with the Animazombs.

Finally, thanks to everyone who supported us this run-through - you are champions in your own right and will probably get a special mention on the Animazombs Hall of Fame when I get a moment to make some updates there :)

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Brought to life here on Kickstarter in late 2013, the Animazombs are a bunch of unique zombie animal plushies each with special features such as removable body parts, detachable key-ring charms, and much more.

For those who are new, that's Thom the Elephant up there - he's one of the first Animazombs created - typically known as the brainy one...

Below are Wilson and Snyder from Series 1 showing off their quirks; if you own either of these consider yourself extremely lucky as you own an Animazombs relic!

 

Series 1 features GIF (might take a moment to load)
Series 1 features GIF (might take a moment to load)

Growing steadily over the past few years they're now ready to step up a notch with a fresh offering (as fresh as the undead get...) and this time with a fully fleshed out world and narrative behind them.

Over the last few years my story, characters, and brand direction has evolved significantly; once a simple but ingenious plush toy, the Animazombs are now much more with a wide variety of incredible prospects lined up. By supporting me you're investing in a brand ready to explode and hopefully these primordial plush toys will one day be the lost artifacts of a huge intellectual property. So, let me bring you up to speed on the Animazombs (and of course Professor Unbound - the genius behind these awesome creations!)

Our characters live in the unrefined, ever-expanding, sprawling complex of the Unbound Laboratories - designed and built by the Professor himself to house his Animazomb pets and crazy inventions accumulated over time:

Brought back to life using special techniques developed in his lab, the Professor primarily creates his zombie pets to catalogue and protect every species on Earth from extinction, but also to facilitate his goal in recovering extinct species.

In this modern-day Noah style adventure, the Professor tasks his grandchildren Jenny & Max  with collecting DNA samples from around the globe, whether it’s plucking hair from an elephant’s tail or swabbing the cheek of a spitting camel, while he works at the Lab upgrading equipment and researching techniques required for his Holy Grail of reanimation: the dinosaurs.

The Professor brought three different ranges to life in Series 1 (Savannah, Home & Deep Sea) and the great news is they'll also be available in this Kickstarter for those who missed us the first time round. Here they are in all their glory:

You might have seen these guys in various places, including The London Bridge Experience, Camera Obscura in Edinburgh, most of the MCM Comic Cons and various other places. You've likely also seen this sorry sight at various events we've attended:

But don't worry, I'm aware how many of our new fans are after certain out of stock characters (particularly our Snyder the Shark) and so I have included Stretch Goals to cover the manufacturing cost of new batches of these products.

For those who don't know how amazing the Animazombs really are (and I promise you they are) here's a quick taster from a video review from 'OddPod' who picked up a couple of our Animazombs:

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 A quick look at our Instagram and Facebook pages will also help demonstrate what we get up to :) I'm proud of the whole Animazombs ethos and welcome you to experience it for yourself. If you've met us at events, you'll know exactly what we mean!

With all that covered, it's time for the moment you've all been waiting for: the official Series 2 characters, which I'm pleased to open up with a couple of brand new ranges, each with 2 (hopefully 3) characters - and on top of this I have some very special backup 'stretch goal' characters lined up. For the first new range, I present 'Animazombs of the Sky'...

The Professor was keen to create a Greenhouse style dome for growing his oversized vegetables in - so what better excuse than to start working on flying Animazombs!

The first sample collected was from a lovely honey-bee and thus we have our first Lady-zomb: she's absolutely adorable, but with quite a sting...

Boo retains the cruel twist of nature that is the barbed sting, however in her Zom-bee form (sorry!) she has no problem replacing her harpoon as though nothing had happened - just another accidental improvement to nature courtesy of the Professor. 

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Boo's features GIF (might take a moment to load)

Oh, and she decided to take the Professor's honey pot as her own - initially an irritation until he realised she always leaves some sweetness in the bottom of the pot.

Product notes: length 23cm/9", wingspan 20cm/8", neck circ 23cm/9", stinger setup 14cm/5.5", honey pot height 13cm/5", honey pot circ 41cm,16".

 

Next joining the ranks is a Bald Eagle, a tricky sample to obtain - but we'll cover that another day - and it appears a little turtle friend was included in the mix somehow, although as with all dynamic Animazomb duos, they're friends not enemies!

The Eagle doing his thing... along with his turtle buddy!
The Eagle doing his thing... along with his turtle buddy!

With fully posable wings and detachable turtle (who comes out of his shell at night) the Eagle can even cuddle other zombs - plus he balances nicely for display if you catch him right!

Product notes: the production version will have white tail-feathers instead of brown and the wingspan will be increased from the existing sample size of 51cm/20" to around 60cm/24". Turtle length 10cm/4".

Our Stretch Goal in the Sky Range is our cheeky chappy Owl. Originally we thought they could only turn their heads around 180 degrees, but it appears that's not the case. Thankfully he manages to find plenty of good uses for it!

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Owl features GIF

Product note: we must hit our first Stretch Goal target in order for the Owl to become available; exact dimensions to come soon (I'm still tinkering with him :D )

The second new range being introduced in Series 2 is the Animazombs of the Tundra:

After a few lovely expeditions to the polar caps the Professor took an opportunity to start his catalogue of Tundra Animazombs - he managed to Zombiate some excellent samples.

The first Animazomb cold off the press was a hyper-intelligent Walrus - he comes with specific extra brain power (think RAM upgrade) as a Clam was somehow combined into the reanimation process here, as is typical with the zombs, and they merged into an Amalgazomb!

With a detachable clam friend, furry moustache, realistic Walrus ruffles, and deep copper colour, Jamie really is awesome.

Product notes: Length 34cm/13", height 23cm/9", mochi/pearl size 5cm/2", Clam width 9cm/3.5", hat colour is likely to become two-tone in production model - we can all discuss this together if successful!

When the Penguin arrived at the lab he immediately fell head-over-heels in love with the dopey, lovable charms of Wilson the Giraffe - so much so the Professor had a special 'Wilson' rubber ring made as for some reason he's not the best of swimmers...

Good-natured as he is, the Penguin is always happy for other Animazombs to use his ring - here's Thom trying it out for size - how he managed to squeeze himself in there is a mystery, but it's fun to see what Animazomb parts are interchangeable.

Product notes: height 36cm/14" (will be reduced slightly in production version to match scales of existing characters) and no, does not come with Thom the Elephant, or idyllic beach scene... 

For some reason the Polar Bear seems to think he's a burden to the World; being new at the lab he keeps to himself for now and with his belongings in tow, expecting to have to move in a rush! And he appears to have isolated his liver into a safe place to prevent it causing anyone harm - he says it's something to do with a Vitamin A overdose...

Product notes: height 30cm/12" also, he'll be a nice blue/white colour rather than this weird washed out grey sample colour!

And there you have it - the initial batch of Series 2 characters! If you have any questions or would like to see any particular images of features or close-ups then do not hesitate to get in contact and I'll get something uploaded for you.

As promised, I decided to go with some "Early Bird" rewards as we actually have a few (awesome!) fans floating around this time around!

When it comes to making your Zombie choice (once the campaign has ended and if we get funded, of course) they can be any of the new or existing in-stock Animazombs in our collection, plus any stretch goals that may have been opened up. Once the Kickstarter closes, the available characters will made clear to you - fingers crossed it's all of them!

I will add a table below for some clarity in terms of individual Animazomb prices for each tier so you can see the value gained when supporting at a higher level; for now, here are the details pre-shipping costs (which I've kept to a bare minimum for you:

1 Animazomb - std price: £20, price per zomb £20

2 Animazombs - std: £35, ppz £17.50, early bird £30, ppz £15

3 Animazombs - std: £50, ppz £16.66, early bird £40, ppz £13.33

6 Animazombs - std £90, ppz £15, early bird £70, ppz £11.66 - if we reach the new character Stretch Goal to make 7 the ppz becomes £12.85 and £10 for early bird supporters!

NOTE: on the Full Series 2 (Lab Technician) level - the minimum total number of Animazombs available to you will be 6 (which allows duplicates and series 1 characters), regardless of hitting the 1st and 2nd stretch goals - if we hit the secret character goal (3rd stretch goal) then all Lab Technicians will be allowed to select 7 characters (i.e. you can get him for free)

So, this time around we have very modest stretch goals allowing us to manufacture even more zombs, but including your favourites which are now out of stock. The unlock levels directly reflect the cost of manufacture with a touch of margin to cover shipping and fees which is why they're quite low and systematic.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges but having successfully been through the entire process before with Series 1 (under Asholay Distribution Ltd on Kickstarter) and being widely experienced in all aspects of product design, manufacture and delivery, the campaign should be problem free with the exception of factors outside of my control. Any issues that do arise will be dealt with in a transparent and swift manner.

The delivery delay issue of Series 1 has been mitigated by working directly with the factory instead of via an intermediary agent, and thus this should avoid any related mishaps with the benefit of hugely speeding up the process by removing links in the supply chain.

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