Help Fairylogue Press produce two adorable Mothman plush toys that will haunt the American countryside and your dreams!
Mothman is a West Virginia cryptid - an obscure, undocumented creature typically originating from folklore - reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 12, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The creature was described as a "large flying man with ten-foot wings". A black figure with piercing, red, glowing eyes.
Since the first published mention of Mothman in the news, the creature has sparked public interest, becoming a figure in books, movies and comics. His appearance and home - assumed to be the site of a former World War II munitions plant - made Mothman stand out among the American cryptids as a unique character. He's been tied to mysticism, UFO sightings and military mysteries by folklorists and conspiracy aficionados, as well as dismissed as a big barn owl. Point Pleasant now hosts an annual Mothman festival, and is home to the Mothman Museum. Real or false, Mothman certainly has a place in American folklore.
Our team designed two plush toy inspired by the cryptid Mothman. The "Mothman" design is 9 inches tall, while the "Mothball" design is five inches tall. Both designs are inspired by Japanese plush toys, and characteristics of owls and moths. The wing, tail and antenna embellishments, as well as the eyes, are embroidered with red thread. The toy's body is covered in short, black thread fabric.
Above is the Mothman design. The prototype can been seen below.
And here is the Mothball design and prototype!
Our initial Kickstarter goal will allow us to order 250 units of each design!
Alongside the Mothman plush toys, we are offering four print postcards, as well as a sticker sheet. Below are the postcard designs :
And here is the sticker design:
They can be included in your shipment if you choose the appropriate tier! We also have a limited reward where you can have your portrait drawn with a cryptid of your choice! Here are all the available tiers :
We only have two goals for this Kickstarter, our first goal of $5,000 that will allow us to produce 250 units of each design, and a stretch goal of $20,000 where we add a gorgeous pin reward to the tier list. Here is the pin design :
The Mothman plush toys will be produced with a supplier we have used before to create a Cheshire Cat plush toy for our comic Namesake. Since we were satisfied with the Cheshire Cat plush, and with the prototypes provided for Mothman and Mothball, we'll be using them again!
Risks and challenges
This is our sixth Kickstarter, and we are pretty experienced in handling them. We are in the fulfillment phase of our most recent anthology, Valor. We strongly believe in open communication with our backers and are easily reachable for any questions and concerns.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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