**WE'RE FUNDED** Woohoo!!
Still 24 hours to go and I want to share my appreciation with all of my backers.
**Kickstarter Backer EXCLUSIVE** ANY and ALL plushies purchased will come with a special parchment "Quarantine Release" certificate and will have YOUR name (or any name you want) on it as an authorized Demonator! These certificates will ONLY be available to backers.
So, continue pledging to get this exclusive offer! If you've already pledged, you're good to go!**
I'm just gonna leave this here...
Every year thousands....no, millions....NO, BAZILLIONS of Demons are Exorcised by careless, thoughtless individuals. Cast out by those who don't realize that they are not evil, only misunderstood.
I am here to save these mischievous little hellions and find them loving, nurturing homes!
I have currently rescued four of these little cuties whom I affectionately call Corpsey Puff, Inky Poo, Satana, and Voodoo Vixen.
I'm sure you're all anxious to get a good look at them. So, without further ado, here they are! **PICTURES UPDATED APRIL 3rd**
**UPDATE** 3/25/13 Here is a new Prototype of Voodoo Vixen showing her CORRECT body color and leg stitching! Long Mane, Tail and Feet "fur" are being acquired as I type this!!
Each Demon measures approx. 9" from the tip of their cute little noses to their adorable little butts. They are all very soft, squishy, floppy and ready to be cuddled (before they start to gnaw on you and devour your soul).
These little ones have also not been to the groomers yet. *cough*thesearetheprototypes*cough* Should you choose to adopt, your Demon will come with a longer, fluffier mane, tail and feet feathers. In Voodoo Vixen's case, she will also arrive in her correct skin color of pale mint green and have her proper leg stitches attached. Inky Poo shall also be showing off the "suction cups" on the bottoms of her tentacles.
So, have you decided if you're ready to adopt yet? If so, here are what your adoption fees (or pledge levels) will get you. Note: All levels have US Priority shipping and tracking fees included.
$12, $25, $30 and $47 - 4 x 6 print levels, Deckbackers, and 11 x 14/8x10/8.5 x 11 print levels - I have a plethora of art to choose from! Feel free to peruse my Website to see what might tickle your fancy! You can choose ANY of my art from my personal collection, Legend of the Five Rings, Phase, Thunderstone, Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, World of Darkness and of course My Little Demon!
$25 - MESSENGER BAG - This pledge level will get you the small cotton messenger bag with your choice of ANY of my art on the front. Image can be as large as 9" tall x 7.5" wide. Also comes with the postcard.
$35 - A Demon of your very own! Choose from Corpsey Puff, Inky Poo, Satana, or Voodoo Vixen. You may even hug it and pet it and name it George!
$50 - A Demon with a harness and name tag! Your Demon will arrive snuggly wrapped in an approved flame harness. With this harness you can make sure your Demon is staying close to home and isn't wreaking havoc on the general public. As an added bonus, your Demon's harness will come with a name tag stating her name as well as any other information you would like. This way the authorities will know where to look when little Fluffy next door goes missing!
$55 - Messenger Bag from Hell Pledge Level! You will receive your choice of ONE Demon + a 9.5" x 9.5" x 3.5" 100% Cotton Messenger Bag that will come with your choice of ANY Demon on the front and the My Little Demon logo at the top center of the back + postcard. (Additional Demons may be added for $25/ Demon)
$60 - Double Trouble - You're quite the glutton for punishment aren't you? For this adoption fee, TWO Demons shall be yours for the taking. Yep, any two you want!! At the end of the pledge level, you will be sent a survey and you can choose what two (or two of the same!) you want then.
$100 - Lil' Patina Package + Demon Plush!! - This special package features a McDonald's toy sized Custom Demon of your choosing (no Squidy ones please) that has been "patina-ed" + your choice of one Plush + postcard. These Patina Demons are created to look as if they are made of Bronze with a patina (greenish/turquoise) finish in certain areas and having gem looking eyes! Below are some previous Patinas (these are already sold, the one you receive will be very similar).
$120 - Demon Lover!! Wow! How generous are you??!! Not just one, but ALL FOUR will descend upon your once happy home! You have my condolences.
$120 - DELUXE Lil' Custom Demon Package - You get a McDonald's toy sized Demon, customized to your specifications + ONE plush of your choice + the postcard!! You can have something created similar to what is shown below:
**UPDATE - BOTH ADOPTED!!** $125 - Special Teeny Demon custom + Demon plush! Congratulations! Not only are you choosing to adopt ONE plushie you will also get one of the last remaining Teeny Demon figurines customized to look like either Voodoo Vixen or Minty Mayhem. The one you receive will actually be finished and ready for display. I'll email you a photo for approval. This custom will also come with the original Teeny Demon box and a customized sticker on the box to show the new Demon enclosed.
$140 Electro Cutie and Bitch Stitches (ADOPTED!!) + Demon Plush - You can choose either a McDonald's toy sized Electro Cutie custom or a Teeny Demon Custom of Bitch Stitches! Both also come with your choice of ONE Demon plush + a postcard!
**UPDATE - BOTH ADOPTED!!** $145 and $150 - Very Special Teeny Demon custom + Demon plush! Congratulations! Not only are you choosing to adopt ONE plushie you will also get one of the last remaining Teeny Demon figurines customized to look like either Ember Bane or Toxic Popsicle . The one you receive will actually be finished and ready for display. I'll email you a photo for approval. This custom will also come with the original Teeny Demon box and a customized sticker on the box to show the new Demon enclosed.
$160 - Demons in Specialized Containment Unit For the Demon owner who needs a little help keeping their Demons in check! Your four new bundles of mayhem...er...joy will arrive encased in a backpack that is made of canvas and measures approx. 15" tall x 9" deep x 12" wide. It will have the current My Little Demon logo on the top flap and YOUR CHOICE of a vertical Demon on the left panel, a horizontal Demon on the front panel and another vertical Demon on the right panel.
$200 - Extinct Teeny Demon Custom + Demon Plush! You lucky bastage you! With this adoption level you are getting one of my last EIGHT (5 Leper Belle, 3 Shroomie Swirl) Teeny Demons AND one of your very own Demon plush. What's special about this level is that YOU have the power to tell me how you want this Demon figurine customized and painted! The sky's the limit on this one!! I'll email you a photos for approval at various stages of completion should you want any type of sculpting done. This custom will also come with the original Teeny Demon box and a customized sticker on the box to show the new Demon figurine enclosed. Here is an example of what I can create for you:
L5R Originals Pledge Level - With this pledge level you receive an original Legend of the Five Rings Oil painting + a set of deckbackers + the Kickstarter postcard! Prices range from $175 - $300. All paintings are approximately 6" x 9.5" Oil on gessoed watercolor paper. They will come on an acid free backing board in an acid free bag with a Certificate of Authenticity. If I have a spare copy of the card you'll receive a signed one as well.
Paintings are as follows: 1) Masayoshi - $175, 2) Kitsune Haruki - $200, 3) Dazzling Attire - $200, 4) Sister of the Sun - $200, 5) Asako Kikugoro - $200, 6) Shiba Ikku - $200, 7) Kitsune Kohaki - $150 -**ADOPTED**, 8) Togashi Rikyou - $200, 9) Kitsune Yuribara - $200, 10) Togashi Mihato - $200, 11) Mirumoto Shikei - $300, 12) Togashi Noboru - $300
MATTED AND FRAMED ORIGINAL ARTWORK - I'm offering up for sale 15 of my matted and framed original pieces of art. *ALL* of this art has been marked down HUNDREDS of $$$. I would rather sell this art and have the money go towards something I love than sit in my basement collecting dust! All art will be shipped via UPS within the United States.
**UPDATE - ADOPTED** $600 - Holy Crap I love Demons!! -This is only for you, YES YOU!! You know you're the only one who loves the Demons enough to witness their creation. For this chunk of change you get all FOUR DEMONS with their harnesses and name tags AND the custom backpack AND every single concept sketch, drawing, doodle and printout that was used in the creation of the plush Demons.
Next is the big question....how do you get your very own Demon? First we need to get 3000 (750 of each) out of quarantine (have them made)!
In order to do that I need to raise $25,080! GAH...that's a lot of money! Just think of all the Demons who will cease to be homeless though!
What's that you say? What happens if you're EXTRA generous? Well, that's easy! We'll get even MORE Demons out of quarantine.
These levels *may* be even less than what I've posted. The more we get the cheaper it is!
THE REAL DEAL
All humor aside, here's the actual low down. Since September, I have been working closely with Chris Gann of Gann Memorials to make my dream of stuffed animals of the Demons a reality. I created detailed concept sketches and have worked with Gann every step of the way to ensure that the plushes will meet and exceed my expectation.
I currently have, in hand, the prototypes and Gann Memorials is working on the final finished versions as I type this. The ultimate goal of this project is to raise $25,080 so that we may produce 750 of each of 4 designs so that all of my fans may enjoy a little Demon of their own. Each and every plush that is produced will be manufactured with all new materials and meet all safety standards and will have tags stating as such.
Hopefully, if all goes well, and I am able to raise the funds needed, the full order of 3000 plush Demons will arrive at my house in 60-80 days from when I put in my order (the end of my Kickstarter). Once the finished product arrives, I will begin to mail out everyone's packages. All packages mailed within the United States will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail and will come with a tracking number. All International packages will be shipped via USPS First Class International and I will supply you with a customs number.
Anyone who donates to the pledge levels that consist of art prints and deckbackers will receive their packages shortly after the project ends. All prints are printed on archival paper with archival inks from my Epson R1900 printer. All prints will come signed, and sealed in an acid free bag with a backing board. Deckbackers will be printed with the same quality materials as the prints and will also arrive sealed in an acid free bag.
In the exciting event that we meet and even surpass the goal I have discussed with Gann Memorials the possibility of adding additional characters. As all designs for all Demons are very similar this will be easy to accomplish. As stated in the stretch goals or "Quarantine Levels" as I call them, each new stretch goal will unlock a new Demon design. As these are unlocked, I will add them to the list of pledges so that you may be the first to get your hands on one. These may take a few months longer to ship as we'll still need to make the prototypes and have them approved.
Fear not though, I will keep everyone posted about everything every step of the way!
Thank you all so much for looking over my project and I hope you'll consider giving me your support!
Risks and challenges
While I know all of you are as excited as I am to have a Demon of your very own, don't forget that this is ALL OR NOTHING!! If I DO NOT meet my goal, none of these will be produced.
If that happens we'll all be forced to cry ourselves to sleep and nobody wants that.
For this project, I already have the initial 4 prototypes in hand and the final ones are being created as I type this. Once my project is successful and I have reached my goal, the full run of all of all of the plush will be completed and in hand in 60-80 days. If I'm so lucky as to reach any of my stretch (Quarantine goals), these additions should be able to be produced in a fairly quick manner as the basic body type is exactly the same as the first four.
I will do my best to keep everyone updated if there are any delays and to announce as soon as I have the plushes in hand!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter