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Update #16

Fantomah up for pre-order and a fond farewell!

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Hi All,

Fletcher Hanks's Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle is finally up for pre-order! She is available in three color variants at a special pre-order price of just $14.95; offer expires 10/31/13, after which the price will be $16.95. There are also some special package deals where you can save $1-3 more depending on the number of figurines purchased; for further details, please check out our recent blog post or visit our online store.

I've decided to make this my last Kickstarter update; as most of you have already joined my newsletter, I feel it is time that I stop spamming your inboxes with what are essentially duplicate messages. If you aren't keen on newsletter emails, you can subscribe to the RSS feed of my blog or follow news of our latest releases on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumblr. I thank you for your support and hope to hear from you through these various platforms in the weeks and months ahead.

Best Regards,

Jared

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Update #15

Stardust Figurine Drawing on Digitalcomicmuseum.com

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Sorry for the lack of updates the last couple weeks—my daughter just started kindergarten and a heat wave combined with a lack of air conditioning basically killed my productivity; finally catching up on things this weekend. First off, Goldenagefigurines.com is sponsoring a contest on the Digital Comic Museum (DCM) site, one of the web's premiere sources of free scanned public domain comic books. As you can imagine, the site requires a lot of bandwidth, and DCM relies on donations from members to pay their hefty monthly server bill. To encourage more donations and help publicize The Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection, I am providing one free Stardust the Super Wizard (Grey Boots Edition) figurine to a lucky donor at the end of September. For every dollar donated, the donor will get 1 ticket towards the figurine in the raffle. To read the official contest rules, please visit DCM for more information; it's a great site worthy of your support. 

Fantomah News

I've recently revised my original sculpt of Fletcher Hanks's Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle to make the pose less stiff and more interesting; I've also added a third color variant option. I'm presently working on a production guide, which I will be sending out to factories for quotes next week. Once I have an idea of the production cost, I will be putting her up for pre-order later this month. As she is a more "normal" size character, she should be substantially less expensive than Stardust. Making the figurines as affordable as possible while maintaining high quality will be my number one focus going forward. More details and CG renders of the revised sculpt to follow in the next couple weeks.

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Update #14

New Online Store & Earn Money Promoting Stardust!

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Greetings all! As many of you already know, the Red Boots Edition of the Stardust the Super Wizard figurine sold out on August 10 - hope you were able to snag one if that was the variant you wanted. Now just the Grey and Yellow Boots Editions remain, and the latter is steadily working its way towards a sellout as well, so don’t delay - buy yours today! 

New Online Store — Now Offering Worldwide Shipping! 

Yesterday I set up a new online store on Storenvy.com; I wasn’t satisfied with the primitive shopping cart provided on Goldenagefigurines.com by Weebly and wanted something a little more sophisticated. Storenvy is an online store system and marketplace for the world’s creative businesses; their checkout process uses PayPal and has as all the same securities and payment fraud protection as PayPal. This new store is far superior to our old shopping cart, except that it is located off site. From here on out, all the “Buy Now” buttons on Goldenagefigurines.com will take you to our new storefront. 

The Storenvy shopping cart and checkout module allows us to add the correct amount of postage for countries outside the US, so we will now ship worldwide, usually using USPS First Class International; for countries with a high rate of postal loss/theft, we ship Priority Mail Express International. The latter is more expensive but includes international tracking, which is a must for certain destinations. 

The new online store is also integrated into our Facebook page; just click the “Store” image at the upper right under the banner to access it. 

Help Promote Stardust on Amazon & Earn Some Extra Cash! 

If you have a blog or website and are a member of the Amazon Associates program, you can help promote our Stardust figurine and earn between 4 and 6% per figurine purchased through links posted on your site, which works out to be $1.19 to $1.68 in revenue per figurine. For those interested, the Grey Boots Edition of Stardust can be found here, while the Yellow Boots Edition can be found here

We need your reviews! 

If you are a fan of the Stardust figurine and want to see it and the larger Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection succeed, please consider writing a short review on Amazon; it just takes a minute or so and helps other potential buyers decide if this is something they need to add to their collections. You need not have purchased the figurine through Amazon in order to write a review. Unfortunately, I can’t offer any compensation in return for your efforts, beyond my undying gratitude and sincerest thanks. 

That's it! In my next newsletter I hope to have some renders of the revised Fantomah sculpt (just some modest changes to the pose) along with a date when you can preorder it a discount. Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer! 

Best Regards,

Jared

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Update #13

Stardust Now For Sale on Amazon!

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Wow, thanks for all the orders, everyone! I had a very busy day of preparing shipments; got them all done and to the post office this evening. The Red Boots Edition of Stardust is proving to be very popular; at this rate, it will be sold out by early next week! The eBay auctions for the Number One figures are also going strong, especially for the Red Boots one. (It's funny how this was the least popular color option in my survey, but the speculative impulse tends to overwhelm the aesthetic one).

I wanted to let everyone know that the figurines are now up on Amazon and are eligible for free shipping to U.S. residents. So, if that is your retailer of choice, you can now buy them through there. I tested out an international shipment but was blocked at checkout; will contact them to see what is going on, but I may have to find another solution for international orders.

Thanks for all the orders so far - hope you enjoy the figurines!

Best Regards,

Jared


Update #12

Stardust Now Up for Sale!

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First off, a big thank you to everyone I met at Comic-Con - it was great to finally shake hands with some of my original Kickstarter backers and hand them their Stardust figurine. To those I missed at the Con I apologize - I was using an old cell phone and the whole event was rather chaotic. I promise to be better prepared next year!

I spent most of last week readying large shipments to several Amazon warehouses; it took quite a bit of time, as I placed each packaged figure in a second box with packing material before shipping them out, as shown in the photo below. This is to ensure that figurines shipped by Amazon arrive intact at your doorstep. The shipments are en route to their warehouses and the listings should become active in about a week; I will send out an additional email when this happens.

In the meantime, I have set up my own webshop on Goldenagefigurines.com and also listed the figurines on eBay; the price for each variant is $27.95 with free economy shipping for U.S. residents across all selling platforms. If you want to lend extra support to my venture, please purchase direct through Goldenagefigurines.com, as I earn a little extra fulfilling the orders myself. International customers are advised to wait for the figurines to become available on Amazon, as I will not be accepting international orders at this time.

Special eBay Auction for the "Number One" Figurines

I have set aside the "Number One" figures of each color variant and put them up for auction on eBay; the Stardust Grey Boots Edition serial no. 1/180 is listed here; the Yellow Boots Edition serial no. 1/75 is listed here; and the Red Boots Edition serial no. 1/45 is listed here. The starting price for each is $27.95, the same as the rest of the figurines, so you have the chance of purchasing one at the same cost as a figurine with higher numbering. The auctions end Monday, August 5, between 8 and 8:10pm PST. Good luck!

Finally, I have established several new social media sites to promote the Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection; please check out the new Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest pages. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed of my new blog on Goldenagefigurines.com. I've not yet had a chance to update all of these, but will do so in the coming days. Please tell your friends about Stardust and thanks again for your support!

Best Regards,

Jared

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