Hello! My name is Damien Murphy, my partner is Rebecca Bakels-Murphy and we are behind these Fat Animals! Fat Acrylic Charm Animals is our 3rd crowd funding project proceeded by these successful campaigns SNK Shirts and Our first AA. We also run an online shop and you can often see us at Canadian conventions in the Artist Alley. We love animals and care for our very own munchkin cat, corgi and axolotl at home!
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Make these 10 Fat Animals into 1.5" acrylic charms!
(Axolotl, cat, fox, bunny, cockatiel, gator, pug, corgi, deer,red panda)
We are printing with Zap!Creatives, we have used their services before for acrylic charms and are comfortable with their process and templates.
*UPDATED: to reflect extra charms/upgrades to 2nd stretch.
- Charm Production: $355
- Shipping from Zap: $32
- Findings (braided phone straps, jump rings, bells, etc): $60
- Packaging: $40
- Estimated Shipping to customers: $300+
- 5% Kickstarter fee
- 3-5% Credit card + banking fees
We aim to offset these production costs in order to produce quality charms. Our starting minimum was 200 charms, we are now looking at ordering 250-300 how many of each Fat Animal will depend on demand.
All backers have been upgraded to fancy, high quality, braided phone straps! Straps will come in 3 colours: Blossom Pink, Sky Blue, and Coffee. Colours will be random but will be chosen to compliment the charm (you wont get a blue strap on a red panda). We looked everywhere for the cutest straps and the highest quality and are proud to present them to you:
BONUS! We've also added a bonus surprise! A little bell will now be on each charm!
5 new Fat Animals to chose from! The top 5 Animals chosen by our backers are being made into 1.5" white acrylic charms!
New animals are: Chinchilla, Hedgehog, Otter, Penguin and Dragon!
BONUS! We just couldn't resist splurging on these shiny, gold phone straps so now in addition to the blossom pink, sky blue, and coffee brown we will also be offering metallic gold!
All backers who pledged $7 or more will now receive a signed, postcard sized art print featuring an adorable Axolotl with their reward!
ANOTHER 5 charm designs for backers to chose from! New animals are Fennec Fox, Unicorn, Snowy Owl, T-Rex, and Panda!
In addition to the 5 new fat animals,we ALSO added a new reward option: Fat Animal Skirts~!
Made from 86% Polyester, 14% spandex soft, stretchy, lightweight and quick drying fabric, flare out style.
Skirts are available through the Fat-shionista reward level! See reward for details~!
Every backer who pledged $7 or more will now receive one of these 1.5" pin-back buttons chosen at random with their reward as well as the postcard print from the 3rd stretch goal~!
A new Fat Animal skirt design, Owlter Space, is now available to chose from for all Fat-shionista ($35) reward level backers!
Backers will be able to chose to have their charm on a keychain or necklace or the braided phone strap! Keychains are nickel plated with a snake chain to dangle from, approx. 2.5" length. Necklaces are leather cords with lobster clasp closures, adjustable 18"-20" length.
If this goal is unlocked all backers $7 and above will receive a 2nd postcard sized print (as well as the axolotl one) featuring an elegant gator tea party! Postcard prints will also now be printed on the back with a cute postcard style image~!
Q: When/How do I chose the charm I want?
A: When the Kickstarter is completely over we will send out a survey that you chose your charm on. This ensures everyone can chose any of the charms available at the end of the campaign and not just the first 10 for those backing early!
Q: When will I get my charm? How will it be shipped?
A: We've allotted May as our ship out month most packages should arrive in May and some in June if everything goes smoothly!
Packages to the US will be sent via USPS First Class Mail-Package (1-3 business days).
Packages to Canada will be sent LetterMail via Canada Post (2-8 business days).
International packages will be shipped Light Packet via Canada Post(6-10 business days), if light packet is not available to your location it will be shipped out Small Packet- air (6-10 business days) or Surface (4-6 weeks) depending on price.
Q: Can I upgrade my pledge to another reward option?
A: Yes! Simply go to the top of this page and where it says "you're a baker" there will be a blue button that says "Manage" click that button and you can click the reward you would like to upgrade to and it will change the amount you pledge.
Q: Can I add another reward to my current reward?
A: Yes! By clicking the 'manage my pledge' button on our main project page and adding the amount of the tier you would like to add to your current amount! Please leave us a message if you add an extra reward letting us know which one you have added! By doing this you will receive both the reward you chose initially and the extra reward!
Please note that if you add anything other than the Fat-shionista (skirt) reward there may be shipping cost variations, please select the higher priced reward and add the amount of the lower one to avoid this. Thank you!
Q: What are the skirt sizes?
A: Here is the skirt size chart, please check your size carefully as we won't be able to refund/exchange skirts due to their print on demand nature each skirt is ordered specifically for each backer.
Q: What conventions are you attending this year?
A: We have applied and are still applying for many cons but these are the ones we are confirmed for so far:
Anime Next, Toronto Comicon, Con Bravo, Motor City Comicon, FanExpo.
Q: What is Kickstarter? Is it safe?
A: Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website, their full information can be found here and their safety protocols can be found here. No project creators are are given access to your credit card or paypal that all goes through kickstarter's secure system. We will never share or sell customer information such as email addresses.
Risks and challenges
We don't have too many risks with this project. The art is already done and I am confident in the company I have chosen to produce them with.
We are ordering some parts such as lariats and packaging components that will be sent using slow shipping methods and may have mailing delays. We are combating these delays by purchasing some items in advance to give them plenty of time for error.
Shipping cost was a challenge for us, Canada Post charges $5/charm for shipping to the US with no lower option and we didn't want to have to charge you that. We opted to ship most orders from the USA in order to cut shipping costs in half for customers and get you your charms faster!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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