A 2.5" recreation of an ever-present, classic character. Unlike the original though, he has much better aim with a blaster.
Stormies: Episode 1
Hello All! Thank you for taking a look at my project. It is really a labor of love for me and hopefully you see the value in supporting it.
What Is This Project About?
This Kickstarter project is intended to help produce a small run of a toy called Stormies. Stormies are a 2.5 inch recreation of the classic Star Wars Stormtrooper we have all come to love. Unlike the original though he is a little too short but a much better shot with a blaster. The original was created using a 3 inch Kidrobot Dunny and materials to sculpt the details.
In order to produce the small runs and rewards for this project, I will be working with another artist, Matt*A (http://www.facebook.com/Matt.Acustoms) to resin cast the original piece into multiple pieces.For those of you who are unfamiliar with resin casting it is a method of plastic casting where a mold is created and filled with a liquid resin, which then hardens to form a copy of the original piece.
Where Will Your Funds Go?
The money raised will go directly into getting this project off the ground. Initially there is a setup cost of getting the molds made in order to reproduce the original. This will be done as 3 separate molds (head, body, arms) by Matt*A. It will also cover all the casting costs for the Stormies needed to fulfill the rewards supported by you, the paint and other supplies needed to make them look amazing and any packaging, packing and shipping costs to get them to your house. The remaining money will then be put into creating what I am calling Episode 1. This will be the first wave of Stormies after this project is successful, which will go on sale sometime in the 3rd quarter of this year. Any remaining money after this point will go into producing future molds as needed (they wear down after many uses) and hopefully any small runs after Episode 1.
Each poster was designed by Joe Critelli Jr and will be sent via email in a friendly format.
- Choice of One ($5+ Rewards Tier)
- All Three ($10+ Rewards Tier)
Each poster was designed by Joe Critelli Jr and will be sent via mail. Prints will be 6"x9" on poster paper (semi-gloss).
- Teaser #1 (Orange) ($18+ Rewards Tier)
- Teaser #2 (Blue) ($18+ Rewards Tier)
- Product Poster (Carded Figure) ($20+ Rewards Tier)
Stormie Helmets are the resin helmet used as the head of the full Stormie. These are only offered through this project and will never be offered in this fashion again. Get them before they disappear.
- Do-It-Yourself (unpainted) Version: Open run for Kickstarter only ($15+ Rewards Tier).
- Painted Version by Jon Walsh: Open run for Kickstarter only ($20+ Rewards Tier).
2.5" resin cast version of the figure.
- Episode 0: Getting Kickstarted: Traditional Imperial (White and Black) Colorway (1 of 10). Signed and numbered by Jon Walsh. Kickstarter Exclusive ($30+ Rewards Tier)
- Episode 0: Getting Kickstarted: Negative Imperial (Black and White) Colorway (1 of 5). Signed and numbered by Jon Walsh. Kickstarter Exclusive. ($35+ Rewards Tier)
- Do-It-Yourself (unpainted) Version: Open run. ($25+ Rewards Tier)
- Artist One Off Customs: See below ($50 to $100 Rewards Tiers)
- DIY Pack: One (1) Do-It-Yourself (unpainted) Stormie Helmet and One (1) Do-It-Yourself (unpainted) Stormie. Open run for Kickstarter only. ($35+ Rewards Tier)
- Exclusive Episode Pack: Five (5) custom theme painted Stormies for you, your store, forum, blog, etc. ($150+ Rewards Tier)
Artist One Off Customs:
Each of the artist below and myself will create a one of a kind piece for your collection using our own unique styles and techniques. Please note that each artist has a different delivery date and has worked hard to work their schedules to get these as soon as possible. Before supporting these tiers, read each tier carefully.
Nikejerk (Jared Cain)
Jared has been working as a professional graphic designer now for 6 years and for about half of that he has been sculpting, painting and designing custom toys. Much of his work is based on existing pop culture from movies, comics, tv and video games because he has found people can connect through common interests in these specific niches of our culture. His main goal with painting toys is to continue to experiment and meet some great, new, inspirational people.
Fuller has been into art pretty much his whole life. From drawing Spiderman on the bottom of his mom's coffee table at the age of four - to working in the graphic design field as an adult. He has now transitioned into customizing toys in the last four years and is enjoying every minute of it. He strives to make each piece better than the last, continuing to learn and always trying new things.
Ian Ziobrowski, born and raised in New York, is an artist whose main focus is toy design. Born in 1985, Ian has always had a natural ingenuity for art, design and the instinctive ability to bring his ideas to fruition. His work can be seen in art shows on a national and international level including Art Basel, Comic Con and Designer Con and in stores and galleries including Kidrobot, Dragatomi, Rendition, Yoyamart and ToyQube.
Born in Idaho (the funny shaped one just east of Washington and Oregon) to a large family, UNCLE had his artistic side fostered from a young age. His Mother and Grandmother (his Father’s Mother) being extremely talented artists encouraged him to draw and paint continually.
At the age of 18 he fled the state everyone forgets in search of greener pastures. Somewhere around Wyoming he missed his turn and wound up in Texas by mistake. After realizing his error (a year later) he bounced around the west coast until finally settling in the land of plastic and sunshine, which (for now) he has decided suits him just fine.
JFury is an a artist who lives in Salinas, California. He is best known for his clown custom toys but is also doing amazing work on canvas, skate decks, and pretty much anything he can get paint to stick to.
Halfbad is a toy artist and dumpster Jedi. Inspired by 80's pop culture, he drinks coffee and makes toy art.
Cool and calm on the outside, Shez is hell bent for destruction on the inside. With a mind inspired by a moments thought along with heavy music, video games, and a passion for vinyl toys, street art, and graffiti fueling him. Shez's desire for destroying the world with any platform of artwork is his only mission.
Nick Curtis / Trust Pigs
Nick Curtis, also known by the pseudonym Trust Pigs, considers himself a parody artist (or is that artistic parody). Probably best known for his Fancy Fett creation, his artwork resides on the walls of tattoo parlors, street wear companies, and even in the studio of The Sucklord. In his not-so-secret identity, he is a frequent writer for SpankyStokes.com and ClutterMagazine.com.
2bitHack is a hobbyist that has had a desire to create and modify things ever since he was a kid. He love toys, lives and works in San Diego, CA and claims to have no formal training per say.
Inspired by comics, 80's and 90's cartoons and an off-centered sense of humor, Jon Walsh creates unique custom toys and art (sometimes accidentally). He also claims to be a teacher, husband, father and home brewer but none of these can be confirmed nor denied.
An open run means that during the time the project is open to funding I will allow as many people to select that reward until we close. At the end of the funding period the number of rewards chosen for that item will then determine the edition size.
DIY stands for Do-It-Yourself. A DIY version of a items means that is it is unpainted but ready to be painted or displayed as is.