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By Cayla and Rayelle Hache
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About this project

Meet the misfits! An adorable family of characters who are on a mission to solve a world of insecurities. Impossible? We think not.

These dolls are all about embracing ourselves, for who we are, as we are. With a whole lot of empathy and a little bit of humor too, we can all learn to see the bright side of any of our not so favorite traits. This is the misfit mission.

Bigger than Cabbage Patch Kids? Literary Geniuses?  It's hard to say, but we sure are passionate about this project.

We have been working on our little guys for several years and we're ready to get our misfits out into the world. We’ve done our research, we know the genre and our audience. We know that people see the value and importance of what we are doing. And we've received amazing feedback that our stories and dolls are having the positive effect that we hoped they would.

We also know that really great projects are often the result of an awesome collaboration. We love working together and our friends, family and colleagues have helped us get this far; but Kickstarter is the ultimate collaboration. With your help we can finally expand our handmade operation and share the misfits message "solving a world of insecurities, one felt doll at a time" with a much bigger audience.

So, in order to make a high-quality color printed book and a doll that is safe for all ages we need to raise $12,000 to cover the costs of: manufacturing, publishing, shipping and distribution - all these things really add up. Although we have been happy and fortunate to fund this dream so far, we have chosen Kickstarter to help make our project really come to life.

What are the stories like? I wanna look in a book! Here ya go.

Here are all of our 28 storybooks for you to choose from:

Below are snippets from some of our favorite stories, to give you an idea of our writing style and the format of our storybooks.

Woolley: The woolly man - myth

  • Did you know that many people suffer from cold back? Not Woolley. He is one of the lucky ones because warmth he does not lack.
  • And in the summer while cruising the street, Woolley knows best how to beat the heat, though not dressed, he still looks his best and fools the rest with his shaggy chest vest.
  • So, if Mother Nature has knit you a sweater,  Woolley hopes you are starting to see why your sweater is better!


Petite Pauline: Feel Small? Stand tall!

  • Convinced that being petite is a cheat? Don't see how being naturally small is a treat? Well think again, my vertically challenged friend, it’s not the worst you always come first!
  • In a group photo Pauline is easy to spot, she is brought front and center because tall she is not.
  • Take it from Pauline who is technically small that petite has its plusses and she loves them all!


Broad Claude: YBFF: Your Big Framed Friend

  • Meet our friend Claude who loves his broad bod. He is solid, stocky and strong and with his extra big heart he can never do wrong.
  • From helping friends move to mending a broken heart, he’s the one they all turn to right from the start.
  • Claude is a shoulder to cry on, dependable and true, without him his friends just wouldn’t know what to do.
  • So you see it’s not just his brawn that his friends have come to rely; it’s his big heart and generosity that make Claude such a great guy.

There is also an entire page dedicated to you, where you get to write all of your reasons why you love that unique part of you.

Here is 7 year old Callie's list of reasons why she loves her bum (on the left) and our translation (on the right).

Here are some of the illustrations included in the 28 storybooks:

So, if you want to see a product in the world that promotes self-acceptance and individuality as well as empowering kids, young and old to be proud and happy of who they are, then please help kickstart our project. We really appreciate you taking the time to find out more about us and our misfits. Please contribute, if you can.

If you want to come along with us on the misfits adventure, we will be posting updates here:

Twitter: @misfitsbyusus

Our Blog: http://ilikemedoyou.wordpress.com/

Our Website: www.misfitsbyusus.com

Here is a breakdown of which dolls we will be manufacturing,  for each  successful level of pledges we receive:

$12,000: If we reach this goal, we will be able to manufacture the first 6 members of our Misfit family: Frankie Four Eyes, Farty Marty, Broad Claude, Courageless Carson, Curly Connie and Petite Pauline.

$24,000: If we are fortunate enough to surpass our first goal and raise double this amount, we will be able to manufacture 6 more members of the family: Windy Cindy, Spotty Dotty, Frances Funbags, Mustache Mac, Timmy Toothtacular, and Brainy Lainey.

$36,000: Amazing! If we receive triple our initial asked for amount, we will be able to manufacture an additional 6 members of the family: LL Rule K, Monty Monobrow, Flatty Patty, Leggy Peggy, Woolley and Benny Big Ears.

$48,000: Mind Blowing! If we receive quadruple our initial asked for amount, we will be able to manufacture another 6 members of the family: Booty Bobby, Solo Sally, Megan Muffintop, No Rug Doug, Wilt Stilts and Small Saul.

$60,000: Phreakin' Phenomenal! If we receive five times our initial asked for amount, we will be able to manufacture another 6 members and complete the current family: Hilda Hips, Hairietta, Broad Maude, Holly Jolly, Bad Breath Seth, and Lance Can't Do Up His Pants.

Let's get to the GOOD STUFF and talk REWARDS!!!

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    Merry Maker: Every bit counts and we appreciate it! You get your name added to the friends of the misfits' supporter page (If you would like) and our sincerest gratitude. No matter what, you are now considered a friend to us and part of the growing misfits family.

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    Muchas Gracias: For your five large, you get a thank you postcard with an image of the misfit family photo and an official "i like me, do you?" 1" pin. Wear this little pin proudly and declare to the world that you like 'you' and perhaps start up a conversation with someone new too. Just so you know, we definitely like you.

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    Mighty Generous: For 10 clams, you'll get an awesome pack of 5 misfit stickers (and who doesn't like stickers?) and a misfit storybook of your choice. The misifts library contains 25 volumes (and growing), so you're bound to find a story that suits you! (For International Orders please add $5)

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    Many Thanks: For this level of contribution you get to choose a brand spankin' new manufactured misfit and accompanying storybook - hot off the presses! To start there will be 6 to choose from, and if things go well, even more. You will also get an official "i like me, do you?" pin and a giant smile from us. (For International Orders please add $10)

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    My Oh My: At this level you get all of the above and more. That's right, you get: 2 misfits of your choice and their accompanying storybooks, a pack of 5 stickers and an official "i like me, do you?" tote and pin. You will also receive our sincere appreciation. (For International Orders please add $10)

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    Making Our Dreams Come True: At this level you will get all of the above, plus 3 more misfits and their accompanying storybooks of your choice. So you can have one for you and one for a friend and another one for...you! And a huge thank you from us. (For International Orders please add $10)

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    Making Magic Happen: For this level of contribution you will receive 10 dolls and their accompanying storybooks, as well as a tote to carry them in. We will also send you an entire family of misfit stickers and 20 official "i like me, do you?" buttons so you can share them with your closest friends. You will also get our sincerest gratitude to boot! (For International Orders please add $15)

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    Mind Blowing: Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! Wow, for this level of support we will give you, your own family of 12 handmade misfits (that's right made by our own 4 hands), a tote bag, 20 buttons and a family pack of stickers. You will also be our hero. For reals. (For International Orders please add $20)

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    Holy Mackerel!: What can we say, this is huge! For three very lucky people we will work with you to create your very own misfit and illustrated storybook, that is as customized and as special as you are. You will also be able to select 4 of our handmade misfit buddies to hang out with your creation or to create your own family of five. On top of that, you will also get the above mentioned tote, 20 buttons, family of stickers and our eternal gratitude!

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    Christmas Morning: This is like waking up to find out that Santa is real! For this level of support you'll have the opportunity to become one of the first misfit retailers. We will send you 96 dolls to sell, 6 samples dolls, 48 carded 2" buttons, and 48 packs of stickers (We would also be tempted to send you some cookies and milk) Thank you Santa, you've always been real to us. (For International Orders please add $50)

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