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$2,284
pledged of $46,000pledged of $46,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 20 2017 12:40 AM UTC +00:00

About

MEET THE UMAKEIT!™ CHARACTER CREATOR

The UMakeIt!™ Character Creator is a customizable action figure. It features interchangeable joints and peg points that allow you to interchange a variety of appendages and accessories. Mix and match components. Draw and color right on the surface of the figure. Achieve an incredible variety of designs. Create ANY character that you can imagine!

IT IS SO EASY! 

CHECK IT OUT! Make your Character in 3 simple steps.

WHY UMakeIt!™ CHARACTER CREATOR?  

The UMakieIt!™ Character Creator will challenge you to explore your creative inclinations. People of all skill levels can work with Character Creator. Use a wide variety of mediums to create your designs. There is no right or wrong way in exploring one’s own creativity! Exploration and experimentation are a big part of the process. There are a number of positive benefits associated with UMakeIt!™ Character Creator. Most importantly it's fun! It is even more fun when you share the experience. Your kids will love spending time with you and creating something together!  

  • Planning and concentration.
  • Promote and learn flexibility. 
  • Making designs requires the use of fine motor skills. 
  • Gain confidence and self esteem by mastering techniques and mediums.
  • Self expression

Links-  

Benefits of Creative Activities for Children

5 Ways Creativity Positively Affects Your Life

Benefits of Arts to Kids

What Are the Benefits Of Arts And Crafts For Kids

Why Art and Creativity Are Important

BE OUR HERO! Help spread the word! We can’t do it without you! (#UMakeIt_CC)

         

WHERE ARE YOU AT IN THE PROCESS? 

UMakieIt!™ Character Creator has been an idea since 2009. From sketches to prototypes, it takes us months and years to refine every detail. The figure that you are seeing in this project is the result of innumerable hours of iterating and reiterating. Finally, it comes to the stage that we are ready for production.  

Once the campaign ends, we will finalize our agreement with the factory and move forward with production. Tooling will take around 3 months to build and production takes around 1 month. The whole production process requires precision and accuracy on a couple of levels to ensure components are built to specifications. Refining designs and tooling takes time. At the end of production, we will have quality inspection and testing before shipping, so we will add an additional week to buffer our timeline in case they are any hiccups.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING 

We will ship within US and worldwide. Outside of the US shipping gets pretty tricky. It gets really expensive in some instances. We will do our best to accommodate all of our backers. For both US and international backers, if you are ordering multiple items, your first Base Figure will come in a complete box and additional items such as Booster Kit, torso, marker pens will ship in polybag. We understand that getting the box is part of the experience but we would rather get the product in your hand with the best shipping option via USPS, FedEx and UPS. Please refer to FAQ for more information in regards to shipping abroad. 

INTERNATIONAL BACKER

We would like to share this project not just for backers in the United States but worldwide! To ship worldwide, there are some unique processes that apply specifically to international backers that we'd like you to be aware of. Please note that there is no way for us to charge any additional amount on our end for any applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's local tax code. Therefore, these fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each backer, and additional information regarding VAT/duties can be found in our FAQ below.

In addition, due to first class shipping fees and the dimensions of UMakieIt!™ Character Creator, shipping rates may seem a bit high for some international locations. We calculated shipping rates beforehand, and are able to swallow some of the shipping costs on orders.

QUESTION? - WRITE TO US. Ask away! Shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll do our best to get back to you with an answer.

FEEDBACK? - ALWAYS WELCOME. Got a creative idea you think we should implement with UMakeIt!™? Don't hesitate - let us know! UMakeIt!™ Character Creator is being made possible by you, and we want you to be a part of the creative process as well. 

OUTGOING LINKS 

BROUGHT TO YOU BY UMakeIt!™! 

Who is UMakeIt!™?

UMakeIt!™ believes in making toys that encourage creativity. That is our mission statement. We are seasoned professionals with over 30 years of combined experience in developing goods for the consumer market. 

My name is Jake Minor. I am the creator of UMakeIt!™ Character Creator. I have 17 of years experience specifically designing toys and kid’s crafts, having developed over 200 different products for major licensed brands and chain retailers. I know how to execute creative vision for product development and have a firm grasp on the landscape of the toy industry. This project started as a doodle and daydream in 2009. Countless reiterations and prototypes later, here we are. I’m excited to bring this to Kickstarter. I’m a kid at heart who never stops doodling or daydreaming. 

Help support products that truly inspire kids of all ages. 

Thank you for viewing my campaign!

Risks and challenges

Manufacturer delays, lost shipments and damaged shipping containers are examples of common obstacles. We have a lot of experience in dealing with and solving these kind of issues. We work with industry certified parties and make great effort to ensure everyone is on the same page.

We will be extremely transparent with our backers. We pride ourselves on proper, consistent, & open communication. If there are any issues with this project, backers will be messaged promptly so that they are aware of them in detail with the steps we are taking to correct them.

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    Be a part of our UMakieIt!™ Character Creator story. You can't pledge for the full product? That's ok. We appreciate your support and at this level will keep you in the loop with updates as we continue the journey...and of course, we will send a BIG thank you your way!

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    Character Creator (Early Bird) - Save $5

    This is our EARLY BIRD special for backers who are dedicated to spreading the word about UMakieIt!™ Character Creator. We encourage you to share our campaign on your favorite social media channels, with creative friends, or action figure enthusiasts.

    You'll receive ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Character Creator at the special early bird pricing/level.

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    UMakieIt!™ Character Creator

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    Character Creator + Torso

    Featured Kickstarter Exclusive - Add 1 additional torso to your reward.

    You'll receive ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Character Creator and ONE (1) KS exclusive torso at this level.

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    CC + Booster Kit (Early Bird) - SAVE $7

    This is an additional EARLY BIRD special for backers who are dedicated to spreading the word about UMakieIt!™ Character Creator. We encourage you to share our campaign on your favorite social media channels, with creative friends, or action figure enthusiasts.

    Kickstarter Exclusive - 1 Torso & 3 different colors dual-tip alcohol based Marker Pens

    You'll receive ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Character Creator, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, and THREE (3) KS Exclusive Marker Pens at this level.

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    CC + Booster Kit

    Featured Kickstarter Exclusive - Includes 3 different colors dual-tip alcohol based Marker Pens

    You'll receive ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Character Creator, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, and THREE (3) KS Exclusive Marker Pens at this level.

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    You'll receive TWO (2) UMakieIt!™ Character Creators, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, and 3 KS Exclusive Marker Pens at this level.

    Retail Price: $25*2 Base Figure, $22 Booster Kit (SAVE $7)
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    Featured Kickstarter Exclusive - 1 Torso & 6 different colors dual-tip alcohol based Marker Pens

    CC Package - 2 Base Figures, 1 Booster Kit, 1 Torso, 6 different color dual-tip alcohol based markers

    You'll receive TWO (2) UMakieIt!™ Character Creators, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, ONE (1) KS Exclusive Torso and SIX (6) KS Exclusive Marker Pens at this level.

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    CC Package + Commission Card

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    YOU CALL IT! A commissioned drawing on a 3.5x2.5 Trading Card. Pick a character of your choice to be drawn by a professional illustrator. This will be an original one of a kind drawing, not a print out. This is your opportunity to get a unique piece of your favorite character. Full Color. Single Character. The artists we have lined up have licenses like Marvel, D.C. Star Wars and Walking Dead to their credit. Yeah, we totally know these guys!

    You'll receive TWO (2) UMakieIt!™ Character Creators, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, ONE (1) KS Exclusive Torso, SIX (6) KS Exclusive Marker Pens, and ONE (1) Commission Card at this level.

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    Featured Kickstarter Exclusive - 1 Commission Card, (1) 9x12 Commission, 1 Torso & 6 different colors dual-tip alcohol based Marker Pens

    YOU CALL IT! ONE (1) 9x 12 commissioned drawing (character of your choice!) drawn by a professional illustrator. This is your opportunity to get a unique piece of your favorite character or have something completely original. Drawn on Bristol Board. Full Color. Single Character. The artists we have lined up licenses like Marvel, D.C. Star Wars and Walking Dead to their credit. Yeah, we totally know these guys!

    You'll receive TWO (2) UMakieIt!™ Character Creators, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, ONE (1) KS Exclusive Torso, SIX (6) KS Exclusive Marker Pens, ONE (1) Commission Card, and ONE (1) 9x12 Commission at this level.

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    CC Package + Commission Figure!

    Featured Kickstarter Exclusive - 1 Commission Figure, 1 Commission Card, (1) 9x12 Commission, 1 Torso & 6 different colors dual-tip alcohol based Marker Pens

    One commissioned Base Figure (Character of your Choice!). This will be a design drawn right on a character creator figure by a professional illustrator. Get your favorite character or have something completely original made. It’s your choice!

    You'll receive TWO (2) UMakieIt!™ Character Creators, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, ONE (1) KS Exclusive Torso, SIX (6) KS Exclusive Marker Pens, ONE (1) Commission Figure, ONE (1) Commission Card, and ONE (1) 9x12 Commission at this level.

    Retail Price: $25*2 Base Figure, $22 Booster Kit
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    The Beginning ONE (1) Prototype!

    Featured Kickstarter Exclusive - 1 Prototype, 1 Commission Figure, 1 Commission Card, (1) 9x12 Commission, 1 Torso & 6 different colors dual-tip alcohol based Marker Pens

    Own an actual prototype from the character creator line. A prototype is an early sample of the figure built to test the concept or process. It’s intended to be refined and replicated. It’s an integral part of the production process. Prototypes help us work out any flaws and determine if a design is production ready. To be clear, it’s not made of the same material, so it cannot be drawn on. It’s the precursor to running production ready pieces. It’s the ONE and ONLY ONE piece.

    You'll receive TWO (2) UMakieIt!™ Character Creators, ONE (1) UMakieIt!™ Booster Kit, ONE (1) KS Exclusive Torso, SIX (6) KS Exclusive Marker Pens, ONE (1) Prototype, ONE (1) Commission Figure, ONE (1) Commission Card, and ONE (1) 9x12 Commission, at this level.

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Funding period

- (60 days)