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Straight from "CHEW," the acclaimed comic by John Layman and Rob Guillory, it's a limited edition Tony Chu in full beet lovin' glory.
Straight from "CHEW," the acclaimed comic by John Layman and Rob Guillory, it's a limited edition Tony Chu in full beet lovin' glory.
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Tony Chu is a cibopath, a father, a husband, a former traffic cop and the most badass gum-shoeing, dog-chewing, fast-pitching federal agent around.

He deserves to be on your shelf.

This campaign is to launch an officially-licensed Tony Chu mini-bust from the wildly popular comic book "CHEW" by John Layman and Rob Guillory, published by Image Comics.

Tony Chu mini-bust
Tony Chu mini-bust

Tony is designed by Israel Skelton and Rob Guillory, sculpted by Derek Hallett, and stands just over 7 inches tall. He's in scale with the sold-out Poyo mini-bust the studio produced last year.

Tony's emerging from a can of beets with a label designed by Rob with plenty of "CHEW"-y nods on the back ("Instructions: Open container. Throw directly into trash. Seriously. Why would you ever think of eating this? Ew.")

Tony Chu mini-bust back
Tony Chu mini-bust back

For the campaign, we're offering rewards like a campaign-exclusive plush Chog (beet red with a pink belly), Skype sessions with John, Rob and Israel, and the Ultimate CHEW Pack: One of everything "CHEW" Skelton Crew Studio has ever released, including anything sold out, in a matching number set WITH a never-before-released — and won't be released — FDA badge that only exists in prototype form.

We love doing what we do at the studio and we'd love your help bringing Tony to life.

Thanks!

The Crew

www.skeltoncrewstudio.com

Beet-red, Kickstarter-exclusive Chog!
Beet-red, Kickstarter-exclusive Chog!
Tony Chu mini-bust and Kickstarter-exclusive Chog!
Tony Chu mini-bust and Kickstarter-exclusive Chog!
Tony Chu mini-bust, Kickstarter-exclusive Chog and never-released FDA badge!
Tony Chu mini-bust, Kickstarter-exclusive Chog and never-released FDA badge!
Ultimate CHEW Pack!
Ultimate CHEW Pack!

 **** UPDATE! ****

We've added a stretch goal!

If we can hit $26,000 with this campaign, everyone who has backed the Tony mini-bust will receive a free miniature vinyl Chog!

Miniature vinyl Chog prototype
Miniature vinyl Chog prototype

It's just over 2 inches of fricken adorableness, sculpted by Jamie Macfarlane and a piece we plan on launching this fall, blind box-style.

We'll be releasing a limited number of different colors (blues, oranges, greens, whites and glows, to name a few), each sealed in a Poult-Plus can-shaped box.

For each Tony purchased during the campaign, you'll get one free blind box mini vinyl, shipping with your mini-bust(s), if we can hit that extra goal. (So the free, stretch offer applies to any tier $58 and above.)

Thanks so much! The support for the campaign has been really awesome. Please keep spreading the word!

Here's to hoping we can hit the stretch!

The Crew

Risks and challenges

When dealing with any overseas production, the biggest potential challenge is taking longer than hoped. We've given ourselves a wide delivery window trying to anticipate any delays.

Tony is already sculpted and cast with paint and mold masters ready to go. We plan regular work-in-progress updates as he winds through production. If and when any issues arise, we'll tell you, and we'll tell you what we're doing about it.

Skelton Crew Studio produced the sold-out Poyo mini-bust last year for "CHEW," handling everything from design to fulfillment. If we didn't believe we could produce Tony, and do it awesomely, up to fans' expectations, we wouldn't try.

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    The Appetizer: A Kickstarter-exclusive, beet-colored plush Chog only available here!

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    The Sampler: A Kickstarter-exclusive, beet-colored plush Chog only available here AND a plush pink Chog AND a plush blue Chog! Bon Appetit!

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    The Main Course: A limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-bust signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory! Tony stands just over 7 inches tall.

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    The Buffet: A limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-bust signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory AND a Kickstarter-exclusive beet-colored plush Chog to keep him company.

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    Layman Meringue Pie: A limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-bust signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory AND a Kickstarter-exclusive beet-colored plush Chog to keep him company AND 10 minutes on Skype with "CHEW" writer John Layman! Ask about Legos or politics or about what a badass he is. (Because he totally is.)

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    Strawberry Robarb Pie: A limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-bust signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory AND a Kickstarter-exclusive beet-colored plush Chog to keep him company AND 10 minutes on Skype with "CHEW" artist Rob Guillory. Ask about how much work goes into each panel, where he gets the amazing asides or about how he, too, is a badass. (Because ditto.)

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    Crew Lime Pie: A limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-bust signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory AND a Kickstarter-exclusive beet-colored plush Chog to keep him company AND 10 minutes on Skype with Skelton Crew Studio head Israel Skelton. Ask about our future "CHEW" plans, what goes on behind the scenes at the studio or about his potato salad recipe. It's good. Bacon good.

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    After Dinner Mints: A limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-bust signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory AND a Kickstarter-exclusive beet-colored plush Chog to keep him company AND an "FDA" badge. We may release a badge someday, but it won’t be this one. Here’s your chance to get your hands on one of the few, original prototypes!

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    Wholesale Foods: A retailer pack with five (5) limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-busts signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory! Tony stands just over 7 inches tall.
    Have them in your shop before anybody else!

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    The Food Truck: A retailer pack with five (5) limited edition, hand-numbered Tony Chu mini-busts signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory AND five (5) Kickstarter-exclusive beet-colored plush Chogs to keep him company!
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    The Ultimate CHEW Pack: One matching-number set of everything Skelton Crew Studio has released so far. That's the Poyo mini-bust, pink vinyl Chog, glow in the dark vinyl Chog, green vinyl Chog, pink and blue plush Chog, Souvenirs from Paradise, Tony mini bust, beet-colored plush, "CHEW" Omnivore vol. 1 signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory, and a previously unreleased "FDA" badge.

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    The Ultimate CHEW Pack: One matching-number set of everything Skelton Crew Studio has released so far. That's the Poyo mini-bust, pink vinyl Chog, glow in the dark vinyl Chog, green vinyl Chog, pink and blue plush Chog, Souvenirs from Paradise, Tony mini bust, beet-colored plush, "CHEW" Omnivore vol. 1 signed by John Layman and Rob Guillory, and a previously unreleased "FDA" badge.

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