This Kickstarter is designed to let YOU, the fans, bring Rank & File's second and third volumes back to print. Within this Kickstarter are some options to purchase the volume 1.1 reprint alongside the reprints of volumes 2 and 3 as well as the R.A.H.C. guide that started it all! Not only are you able to pledge various amounts for these guides, there are some additional options to further enjoy the Rank & File experience.
Volume 2: You Decide!
When I was wrapping up volume 2, I narrowed down the figure selection to key characters that broadly reflect the content inside. Two covers were finalized and now YOU have the option to bring the unused cover to life! Please pledge the option you prefer and the option with the most pledges will be produced. Every option will then be fulfilled with the winning option.
If you choose to pledge a level that includes multiple volumes, you may cast your vote that decides which Volume 2 cover is published in your survey upon completion. Survey completion is required to give me your address and there is a notes section. Just cast your vote in the notes.
* This voting structure only applies to volume 2 but indicators are present on every reprint to distinguish old versus new volumes. Minor improvements might be made before printing
Strike a Pose
Above is a sample of the 8x10" print you would be receiving if you chose this wonderful option.
Above is a sample of the Action Shot pledge. You may pick your favorite 25th Anniversary action figure in the very pose used in the Rank & File guide's backgrounds. Sorry, options for the Resolute series onward are not available.
One and Only Souvenir
This pledge tier will be updated soon with a list of options. To continue with the notion transparency, this is an option that was heavily researched to get fair pricing as well as get a great looking piece together. I have talked to all the required vendors and they are ready to go the moment I give them the word. The kinks were ironed out with the Volume 1.1 Kickstarter and a final product is displayed below.
Below is the sample of the certificate of authenticity that will be included in the the "One and Only Souvenir" options.
Below is an image of the "One and Only Souvenir" options. Your generosity so far has helped me open my collection to all and more options are to come. I think there is something for everyone!
Every reprinted guide, as well as the One and Only Souvenirs will be stamped with the official R.A.H.C. Guidebooks gold foil seal. Any guide sold after the Kickstarter will not bear the Seal of Approval so pledge here to get yours!
Thank you for your time and your contribution and let's make the Rank & File guides remain available for all fans, collectors, and enthusiasts.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
This Kickstarter is the follow up comapaign to the Volume 1.1 Kickstarter held last August. The first of anything is typically a learning experience and I think all the kinks were then ironed out. Much like the first Kickstarter, I intend to be fully transparent and communicate via private message as well as in the comments and updates.
I have been self-publishing these guides for seven years and production runs smoothly. If you ordered a volume 2 or 3 option, you will have your order in hand within two months (provided money collection goes smoothly). Clear communication will be in order to convey any issues.
If you want to order multiple copies, multiple tiers, our have a custom pledge suggestion, you may simply combine the pledge into one tier ($50 volumes 2 & 3 plus 8x10" = $62 plus shipping and pledged in the "Why not both? ( Por qué no ambos?)" option).
***IMPORTANT SHIPPING COMMENTS***
All guides will be shipped media mail within the United States and First Class International for foreign orders. Special situations will be addressed after the Kickstarter has ended. It is important to note that if you want insurance or any other special request, you will need to clear convey your requests. Media Rate (U.S.A.) and First Class International are provided by the USPS to offer cost saving options. And we all know the adage, "you get what you pay for."
Any purchased prints (without a reprinted guide option) should be shipped within a few weeks of money collection. If you order the action figure package, you will convey to me your action figure of choice via the payment portion of the Kickstarter.
The "One and Only Souvenir" option will require the winners to give me a list of their top five choices (within the confines of what I specify) and they will be honored on a first paid basis. If this is a popular option that becomes too tedious, modifications will be made.
**It is important to note that the images in the Rank & File guides are cleaned up in post production to remove dust and major inconsistent factory errors on the sample. I want to be fully transparent when I offer these one of a kind action figures and say they might not match 100% with the image in the reference guide (for those who like to track the minutia).
This Kickstarter is designed to raise money and that notion, along with Kickstarter fees, are calculated into the various donation levels. This Kickstarter is designed to be a fun experience for all of those who participate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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