About this project
Are you tired of hiding your superpowers? Sick of pretending to be a normal person when you’re really a bad-ass superhero? Has your entire family been living a double life of crime-fighting?
We can help.
We will make an action figure to look like your superhero persona so that you and your sidekicks can finally show your true identities.
- Pick from our selection of superhero costumes/poses.
- Choose your superpower and your superhero name (we have a list to make it easier for you, or pick your own).
- Upload your photo, and we’ll make an action figure that looks like you. (We'll have about 30 hairstyles to choose from, so your hair will match your style)
Pick one for yourself, your significant other, your friends, your kids – everyone in your league of crime-fighters!
Your action figure will come with its own comic strip describing how you became a superhero, what your superpowers are, and basically how You Kick Ass.
If you order any of these products as a reward, we will follow up with you with instructions for providing your photo, superpower and superhero name.
OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
This Kickstarter campaign is to help us raise the additional funds we need to go into production for these products. We need your help to push us over the edge and help us bring these products to market.
Our minimum goal is to raise $15,000 but we have a stretch goal of $45,000 to help us add some additional characters and options.
The figures, if standing up straight, are about 6-10” tall depending upon the age and gender of the hero. They come posed and affixed to a stand. They come in a box that has a comic strip on the back that describes the hero’s backstory and superpowers.
Our League of Heroes
Action figures are available in all skin tones. The images are of prototypes, so final colors may vary somewhat from what is shown. Some images show heads for illustrative purposes, but your action figure's head will match your photo.
We are working with a manufacturer in China to make the bodies of our figures using injection molding. The manufacturer has all of our initial character files and is currently creating the molds for them in preparation for production.
The heads of the figures will be 3D printed in-house using our full-color 3D printer.
Alesia Glidewell, Keri Andrews, Douglas Jordan
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing could be delayed. Although we have been impressed by what we’ve seen so far from the manufacturer we have been working with, it is a new relationship. There could be issues that come up on their side, or perhaps we even find that there were problems with the molds that we need to correct. We’ve also heard of issues where other companies have had to change manufacturers mid-production, which would cause extra expense and delays.
We’re developing proprietary software. Although we have provided a lot of cushion in the timeframe and the progress of the software is looking good, bugs could come up or there could be other problems. To avoid serious issues, we are retaining and backing up the updated source files as different milestones are reached. We also have a work-around solution that we could rely on in the short term if our software faces any significant delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We'll be happy to accommodate. Pick the reward that most closely resembles what you need (like "family of three"). At the conclusion of this project, we will send a survey to collect your information (shipping details, photos, etc) and there will be a "special instructions" box. Let us know your changes there. If you're looking for more than four superheroes, please message us first for the appropriate reward level.
We'll collect all of this once the project wraps up, so there's no need to worry about this now. We have some suggested superhero names and powers, or you can pick your own.
We're targeting 9+. Just keep in mind that these action figures are meant more for show than for active playing, and younger kids tend to be tempted to play rough with them. The heads will show dings easily and may pop off and present a choking hazard for under 3 years of age.
Not at this time, but we are open to suggestions.
All skin tones are available for all characters. The skin tone of your head will be based on the photo(s) you provide. We will then do our best to match any skin showing on the body to the same color as the head.
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