The Kraken has finally arrived from the printer today! After weeks of anxious delays we are now able to dispatch those rewards that were held up because of the printing hold-ups. But we definitely think the wait has been worth it, the monstrous beast is certainly our proudest paper-craft achievement to date. The PnP version of the Kraken is ready to go, and has been uploaded to the Backer Portal, so make sure you check into the Backer Portal. Physical Backer pledges that were waiting for the Kraken’s arrival will start being dispatched over the next few days.
If you answered in your backer survey that you wanted us to confirm your address details before dispatching, now is the time to send us an email through Kickstarter to confirm/update those details.
We have a significant number of “seconds” that did not make it pass quality control. Rather than just throwing these away, we have decided to offer backers the opportunity to get them as a bonus to their proper rewards, and as a way to try to make up for the delay in shipping rewards due to unforeseen delays with the printing. The “seconds” kits have missing or slightly damaged parts, or might require a bit of manual cutting or glueing to make the kit, or might just be over-supply spare pages from kits. So if you are interested in getting some of these “seconds”, just send us an email via Kickstarter and we will add to your shipment. Please note that these will be handed out on a first-in first-served basis, and please hurry because we can’t send you anything from the second stock if we have already “dispatched” your reward.
On a sadder front, the helper app has been rejected by Apple because they now require any features to be unlocked through in-app purchases (IAP) - they want their cut. We have lodged a review request, but are not sure when we will get an answer back from Apple. If worst comes to worst the iOS version will have to omit the “Backer Only” features. The Android version is all good, but we are holding off releasing it because we might have to change the backend to satisfy Apple’s IAP policy. Don’t worry we certainly WON’T be forcing Backers to have to do IAP to get the app.