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$1,495
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
61
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 10 2013 4:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

I want you to join me on a journey back to a GOLDEN AGE!

A time when everyone knew that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  And when we said "Breakfast" we meant CEREAL!  Sugar was at the top of the food pyramid and gleefully listed as a #1 ingredient on the FRONT of our cereal boxes!  Fiber? Corn Syrup? Heart-Friendly? Those words were all strange and foreign sounding.

Our all time favorite cereal companions were the colorful and fantastic Freakies © !  Each of the seven Freakie characters had an individual personality and their cereal boxes were full of some of the most wonderful premiums ( aka PRIZES ) ever to be had by mortal children.  Freakies-themed cars, boats, medallions, magnets, rings and the iconic plastic figures of the Freakies decorated our kitchen tables and refrigerators. 

Don't let my Mom read this, but sometimes I 'got rid of' much of the cereal so we could get more PRIZES ... err.... I mean boxes .. sooner!

You can see the original Freakies commercial here:

 Inspired by this love of Breakfast and Playing Cards, The Freakies © playing card deck has been crafted with all of the traditions of classic playing cards combined with the iconic Breakfast characters known as The Freakies ©.

All of the artwork has been reclaimed from the original sources and painstakingly  restored digitally and redesigned to create these special and fun-loving playing cards. Characters include Boss Moss, Goody Goody, Gargle, Hamhose, Cowmumble, Grumble and Snorkledorf as the JOKER!

This unique deck includes the suicide King, the bedpost Queen and both one-eyed Jacks.

The Suicide King has a  spoon held high instead of a sword ( swords were never allowed at the Breakfast table ... )

The traditional BICYCLE Joker has been replaced with a Jester cap wearing Snorkledorf, often considered the favorite Freakie character.

EVERY card in the deck is customized with a Freakies © themed design ( not just the Court Cards ). Many of the number cards feature images of the actual Freakies character cereal premiums that could be found in your cereal box!

The two-way Freakies © inspired Card Back features a tribute to the Freakies tree. This iconic image graced the front of every cereal box and is a key element in the Freakies' fantastic origin story. 

Be you a Deck Collector, a Cereal Premium enthusiast, a Freakies © fan or just a a kid at heart, this uniquely special deck belongs in your collection!

HEY!  I Remember those little plastic characters!  Can I get some of those?
YES and NO...  The original Freakies characters were made in the '70s.  A full set can often be found on Ebay for around $80-$120.  Through a special licensing agreement with Freakies LLC, and via some special prototyping technology I will be able to offer you some REAL Plastic Injection molded FREAKIES!  Normally this is a wickedly expensive process ( and un-affordable ) but I am please to make one of my favorite characters, Gargle, available to you!
If this project becomes popular enough, I will be happy to make even MORE FREAKIES available! The colors will be random so it will be a surprise which one you get - TRADE with your friends!
 

Printed by USPCC/Bicycle®

There was never a choice. The only way that this deck will get printed is by the best in the business, United States Playing Card Company. An official BICYCLE deck, Freakies © will feature premium card stock and the World Famous USPCC Finish.
 

WHAT MORE CAN I TELL YOU?

1. This artwork for the deck is 95% complete and has been pre-screened by USPCC throughout the design process.

2. TWO (2) additional gaffe cards and a CUSTOM Tuck Box Seal will be unlocked as the campaign progresses through STRETCH goals!

3. LIMITED EDITION! This deck will only be produced this ONE TIME! After the Kickstarter program NO FURTHER decks will EVER BE PRODUCED!

4. Can we get a Cereal premium of one or more of the Freakies characters? YES you can!  Take a look at the pledge options.

5. Hey, aren't you the guy that did those amazing Steampunk Heroes playing cards that got mysteriously 'pulled' from Kickstarter? Yes , that's me. More on the status of the Steampunk Heroes deck to be revealed soon.

Thank you for your support KICKSTARTERS!

Guy

Freakies® is a trademark of Freakies LLC. This item has been fully authorized and licensed by Freakies LLC which does authorize and endorse this site.

Visit the Freakies at www.freakies.com !

* Some minor colors/details may change as production finalizes.

Risks and challenges

I have been organizing and orchestrating projects in the world of motion pictures for 20+ years. Problem solving is what I am paid to do.

The bulk of the design work has already been completed and the last challenge will be to garner the support for this project. My feeling is that there are plenty of Freakie and advertising fans out there, and I just need to make them aware of these fantastic cards. Please feel free to spread the word!

While there are certainly always risks such as delays in production.

I have a great relationship with the nice folks at U.S. Playing Card Co. and Freakies Co , and everyone is prepared to make this deck a reality.

Thanks for your support.

Best,
Guy

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Receive ONE (1) Freakies deck with FREE US shipping!

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