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There is a Hero Inside Every Boy
There is a Hero Inside Every Boy
There is a Hero Inside Every Boy
222 backers pledged $58,392 to help bring this project to life.

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Where are the toys that provide young boys with positive messages? Look up and down the aisles at toy stores—you’ll find characters that are part of today's Hero-Industrial Complex, invented decades ago, being reused and repackaged by billion-dollar corporations to crank out merchandise, with no thought given to the development of young boys. As parents, we see first-hand the struggles boys face: it’s hard to sit still, be quiet, share, pay attention. We want our boys to know it’s OK to be themselves, and we want to teach them the values that we learned from our parents: honesty, loyalty, humility, compassion, and diligence.

That is why we created the HeroBoys: a toy and comic book made specifically for young boys about young boys. HeroBoys are line of toys and comic books meant to celebrate the adventure, imagination, and limitless potential inherent in boys, while reinforcing positive values. With your support, we can bring a thoughtful alternative into the unimaginative world of boys toys.

Our Heroes
Our Heroes

People are Talking about HeroBoys..

• Late Congressman’s son launches 'HeroBoys' toys and comic books

• How a Dad and a Mom Invented a New Toy Idea to Help Inspire Their Boys to Grow Into Good Men

•HeroBoys are Positive Super Hero Toys for Young Boys  

• Dynamic Mom & Pop Duo Create HeroBoys Comics & Toys

Rewards

Hero Combo Starter Set
Hero Combo Starter Set

That covers the why; let’s move on to the what. The HeroBoys are 6 ordinary boys who are given superpowers by their mentor, The Gentleman, with a mandate to do good and provide an example to a city being overrun by selfish behavior. The HeroBoys line will follow this narrative through:

Action Figures. Our first toy available on Kickstarter is the HeroBoys action figure: the only 18-inch action figure with a plush body AND functioning elbow and knee joints. You can choose from six different HeroBoys:

We will send our backers images of the completed Hero figures so they can choose the Hero they would like.

Gusto Prototype
Gusto Prototype

Comic Books. The HeroBoys comic book will be available as the first issue only or as a monthly subscription (hard copy and eComic). In these pages, the HeroBoys will learn that true strength comes from being honest, decent, and determined. Each issue will have a clear lesson for boys that can be used as teachable moment for parents who have precious few hours each day with their children. As a subscription, kids will get a new story every month. The stories use simple words to inspire a love of reading because we believe comic books are a vastly underutilized tool for encouraging literacy in young boys.

T-Shirts. We also have some very cool, soft cotton HeroBoys T-shirts available with the HB team logo or the logo of your favorite HeroBoy. This is a great reward for those want to support this project but might not have a young boy at home.

T-Shirts (The Hero Every Day of the Week package)
T-Shirts (The Hero Every Day of the Week package)
Very Cool T-shirts
Very Cool T-shirts

Cape and Mask Sets. All Superheroes need to protect their secret identity—make sure your superhero can too! Match your HeroBoys T-shirt with that Hero’s cape and mask!!

Our Heroes with Capes & Masks
Our Heroes with Capes & Masks

Where We Stand now 

Some of our development work
Some of our development work

We have spent thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars researching, writing, sourcing and prototyping to bring HeroBoys to this point. We have produced a prototype and are in discussions with manufacturers in China to begin production. We have the first comic written and illustrated. The T-shirts have been designed and have been produced in limited quantities. With the money raised through this campaign we will be able customize our prototype model for each HeroBoy and place our first production order. We will also be able to print the comic book and manufacturer the t-shirts. We are currently in discussions with fulfillment centers to fulfill orders. We intend to start shipping once all rewards are ready which we expect to be in the first quarter of 2016. The success of this campaign will also allow us to hire staff like an illustrator and developer to carry forward the HeroBoys mission.

Risks and challenges

As this is our first Kickstarter Campaign, we expect there might be some hiccups along the way; we will be aggressively proactive in solving any problem and will communicate status and progress often with our backers with transparency and alacrity.

In addition, there might be minor design tweaks or edits to the prototype or characters between now and shipment, all of which we will promptly communicate to our supporters. Most importantly, we will never deviate from the principles or spirit of what we are building.

As with any manufacturing process, there are potential pitfalls, but we’ve taken all known precautions to protect against them. We’ve partnered with a veteran manufacturer in China that has been making toys for 30 years The current factory opened in 2008 and it will not ship any toys that are not approved by SGS (www.sgs.com), the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

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    **COMIC BOOK**
    You'll get a hard copy & eComic of the HeroBoys spectacular first issue- sure to be a collectable!!

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    ** T SHIRTS**
    Reveal your secret identity with a heroic HeroBoys T-shirt! Choose the HB logo or the logo of your favorite HeroBoy- available in kid and adult sizes, men's & women's!
    **A great way to show support for this project even if you don't have a little hero at home!**

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    **COMIC BOOK/T-SHIRT COMBO**
    Get the Comic Book hard copy & eComic and the T-shirt of your choice!!
    (Exclusive combine and save package available only to our Kickstarter supporters)

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    **T-SHIRT, MASK, & CAPE**
    Get the T-shirt of your choice and the matching Cape and Mask!!
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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    ** 2 T-SHIRTS**
    Reveal your double identity with 2 heroic HeroBoys T-shirts! Choose the HB logo or the logo of your favorite HeroBoy- available in kid and adult sizes, men's & women's!

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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    ** 18" HERO**
    This plush/plastic dynamo is ready for adventures with your little hero! You choose the Hero that's right for you!

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    **12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO HEROBOY COMIC BOOK**
    12 issues of action, adventures, values and learning delivered to you every month. New stories, new lessons- meaningful material for children eager to learn (hardcopy and eComic).

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    **LIKE T-SHIRTS?? YES YOU DO! BE A HERO EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK**
    For you T-Shirt lovers out there, get 7 HeroBoys T-shirts including all six HeroBoys individual logos as well as the HB team logo! Available in kids, men's and women's (Exclusive combine and save package available only to our Kickstarter supporters)

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    **HERO COMBO STARTER SET**- This is the package that covers all your bases- One year subscription to the Comic Book (hard copy & eComic), T-shirt, matching cape & mask, and 18" HERO all in one action packed package!!
    (Exclusive combine and save package available only to our Kickstarter supporters)

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    **DOUBLE BARRELED ACTION PACKAGE**
    No need for sibling rivalry with this set of two 18” Heroes of your choice, 2 T-shirts with matching cape & mask, and one 12-month comic book subscription- hardcopy and eComic (Exclusive combine and save package available only to our Kickstarter supporters)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    **THE GANG’S ALL HERE SET**
    You get it all- all 6 HeroBoys action figures, all 6 hero T-shirts with matching masks and capes, plus the HB team logo T-shirt as well as a 12-month subscription to the HeroBoys Comic Book.

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    Pledge $4,000 or more About $4,000

    **YOU'RE IN THE ACTION**
    You get the entire **Gang's All Here** set plus you, or your child, or whomever you nominate will be illustrated into and featured as a character in an upcoming HeroBoys Comic Book. Immortalized as an ally of good and righteousness in the struggle against badness!!

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