HAMSTARD BEANIES, AND A HAMSTARD GROUP REWARD
Well, thank you everyone who helped us get to $54,000 and fund some extra budget for the professionally composed musical score. I'm really excited about the way the music for the motion comic will sound now. I promise to send samples with a backer report as we get them.
For now, let's turn to the next goal, $61,000 for Hamstard beanies. Xin has only sketched him out and sent the sketch to the toy company, but here is the concept for a Hamstard plush beanie. I'm told it will be part beanie fill and part stuffing, so it will have the heft and squishiness of a Beanie Baby. He'll be 7" tall. We looked into having a light put in, so the sun could shine out of his butt, but that's prohibitively expensive. :)
There are some new backer levels with Hamstard beanies, but for the sake of keeping everything straight, let's say that if you add $24 to any pledge, we will include one of these with your reward package. So you can add $49 and get a beanie and a decrypted pink plushie.
The Hamstard beanie, unlike the pink, will not be a Kickstarter exclusive. We hope to be selling these little lumps of happiness for many years to come.
The illustrated Erfworld secret story will go out as a backer report today, when Xin is done inking it. When we've funded the beanies, then I will release a special addition to the Erfworld website. This is an add-on that will let you make and save your own Hamstard comics. It's kind of a taste of what we want to do with the whole re-designed website, to give you chances to create and share things that are related to Erfworld or otherwise interesting to Erfworld readers. More about that if/when we get to $61,000. Thanks for your continued support!