For two years I've been building 3DJoes.com, the ultimate G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero archive! 3DJoes is the only interactive, three dimensional museum of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero nostalgia. Best of all, it's ad-free.
To help pay for the site, I've created three awesome posters (check them out here). I've taken a HUGE gamble each time I've printed one of these posters. The last couple posters have gone on a credit card and they have each taken over four months to break even. I simply cannot put another poster on credit, but that won't stop me!
I'm ready to make three more, and I need your help! Each poster costs $3,000 to produce. SO, I've set the goal at $3,300 (to cover Amazon and KS fees) and hope to at least produce one of the following posters. If we hit the first stretch goal ($6,600), we'll make two, and if we hit the second stretch goal ($9,900), we'll make all three!
Option 1: "Carded 3DJoes" (1986-1987)
The second "Carded 3DJoes" poster features every single carded figure from 1986-1987, the Cobra La and Sgt. Slaughter’s Renegades three packs, the ‘86 and ’87 catalog covers, and the Steel Brigade mailer. That's 46 unforgettable Joes and Cobras on one 24"x36" poster!
Option 2: "3DJoes Vehicles" (1982-1983)
The first "3DJoes Vehicles" poster features the box art of every vehicle and playset from 1982-1983*, as well as the ‘82 and ’83 catalog covers. That's 23 unforgettable vehicles and playsets on one 24"x36" poster! *only one JUMP is featured
Option 3: "3DJoes Rolodex" (1982-1985)
The first "3DJoes Rolodex" poster features the file card of every single figure from 1982-1985*. That's 72 character defining file cards on one 24"x36" poster! *No duplicates are included (e.g. “silver pads Grand Slam” or “tan Clutch”)
If you don't have wall space for posters, or want something smaller, check out these items:
3DJoes embroidered hats!
These high end embroidered hats are built to last! You won't find any ironed on, screen printed or sublimated hats here. I've worn my grey one regularly for the last year and it looks as good today as the day I picked it up. Available in white, grey and black.
"Tomax & Xamot" postcard.
The 4.25" x 6" Tomax & Xamot postcard is the missing link between the first "Carded 3DJoes" (1982-1985) poster and the second 1986-1987 poster.
"To the Rescue" postcard.
This unforgettable illustration graced the cover of the 1983 catalog.
"Yo Joe!" postcard.
This unforgettable illustration graced the cover of the 1985 catalog.You can almost hear them yelling “Yo Joe!”
I have listened to my fellow Joe fans and tried to design something for everyone. Everyone that contributes to the campaign will get a vote on what poster(s) are produced. If we are fully funded, then all three will be produced! Contributors will also receive half-off pricing on all three of the previous 3DJoes posters. Larger contributors will get signed and numbered posters from Larry Hama and Kirk Bozigian and they could even come visit 3DJoes and have their favorite G.I. Joe item immortalized on 3Djoes.com!
Please consider contributing to the campaign and help keep 3DJoes.com spinning ad free!
A note about quality: these posters, like the three previously produced, will be professional grade. You will not be disappointed! Check out the specs below and my eBay feedback.
Paper details: All 3DJoes posters are printed on 65 lb. sterling premium gloss paper stock. According to my printer, 65 pound paper is the thickest you can use and still roll them without creasing or damaging. It wont easily crease, pinch, or wrinkle. These posters are definitely frame worthy, but the paper is thick enough that if you just want to tack them up, that will work too.
Printing details: We use a four color printing process (CMYK), not digital. Four color prints are much higher quality than digital laser prints. To see behind the scenes at the printer, check out my "3DJoes of the 80s" album on Facebook.
Bullseye varnish on the Carded 3DJoes poster: The figure bubbles will be glossy while the rest of the poster will be matte. This emulates their reflectivity in the right light.
Bullseye varnish on the 3DJoes Vehicles poster: The figure windows will be glossy while the rest of the poster will be matte. This emulates their reflectivity in the right light.
Risks and challenges
I have already successfully produced three posters with a very reliable local vendor. I do not foresee any issues with getting one, two, or all three of these new posters produced quickly and of the highest quality.
To see the progress of a previous poster, have a look at this album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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