The best gift idea since sliced bread.
Getting someone a gift is hard work. Between having a gift idea, to finding the gift, to questioning yourself, to choosing a greeting card in the endless aisles of cutesy greeting cards, it feels like the only cause for celebration is that it's finally over.
Q: So why not get someone a good looking, cool, stylish, original gift like...I don't know...a trophy?
A: Well that's a great idea, you are a brilliant, brilliant person.
Q: Who are you?
A: We are a group of designers and creative directors, one of us used to give his wife a trophy once a year on their anniversary and we decided to cash in on his good idea. These two are still married so we figure those trophies must be magic.
Q: What does one do when he/she gets a trophy?
A: One should display the trophy in a study, surrounded by shelves of rare art books and artifacts he/she collected in his/hers travels around the world. A trophy is also an excellent conversation piece. In those conversations it's not rare to hear lines like: "That's awesome" or "I'm going to get my wife one" and other flattering comments.
Q: Are these all the trophies or are you working on new ones?
A: We are constantly trying to come up with new ideas. Since we made the ones you see here and on our website, we've added some new ones. Although they are only in sketch form, they will be ready for delivery the same time as the others.
Q: What are you going to do with the money you raise on KICKSTARTER?
A: Make it rain. Also, we will put together a real assembly line so we can make large quantities, unlike the one in the image below.
Q: What are the trophies made of?
A: To keep the cost as low as possible, the trophies are made of plastic with a cement weight at the base so they feel substantial when you hold them. Plastic is an awful word but these trophies don't feel plasticky, they feel more like a baby lemur. The plates are made of walnut and the bottom of the base is covered with felt bearing our logo.
Q: How big are the trophies?
A: The trophies vary slightly due to the different figurine sizes, but the EPA rate them at 15 inch high.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The early bird special trophies cost $29 because we thought fast people deserve a discount. Regular price is $34.99. Shipping in the U.S. and excellent karma included.
Q: What if I want to buy a trophy but I live outside the U.S.?
A: If that's not a good enough reason to immigrate to the States, we don't know what is. Wait, this is just in, we now ship to Canada (courtesy of the USPS), cost of shipping to Canada is $11 (also courtesy of the USPS).
Q: Can I write on the black trophies?
A: Yes Nudnik, you can write on them whatever you want.
Q: How do you make the trophies?
A: It's a fairly simple process. After we agree on an idea and text for a trophy, we start assembling the specific trophies. We then prepare them for primer, take a coffee break and add 2 coats of specialty paint. Next, affix the walnut plate that was engraved by a master laser engraver and attach the custom designed felt mat to the base of the trophy. Then we check to make sure everything is perfect and trash the hotel room.
Q: What occasion justifies a trophy?
A: We believe that every day is special and a cause for celebration and acknowledgement, but if you need specifics, click play:
Q: So, some of the trophies are not occasion-specific?
A: Yes, although most of them are, some are geared toward relationship maintenance and general affection.
Q: What if I want a trophy with my name on it?
A: We can accommodate special requests like that, obviously the cost is higher but you'll have the only one in the world. It's like owning the Mona Lisa but a bit more special because the Mona Lisa doesn't have your name on it. The Mona Lisa sucks.
Q: What if I want a bright orange trophy?
A: We are very specific about the design of the trophies. However, bright orange might work, sure, why not, bright orange it is. However again, please don't ask us to make a turquoise trophy, we have to draw the line somewhere.
Q: What if I want a turquoise trophy?
Q: Can I see an outtake from the video shoot?
A: Why not:
Q: If I have an idea for a trophy, will you make it?
A: We'd love to collaborate with you provided it's within our budget and production limitations. If we believe your idea is marketable, we will make it and you'll get credit and free trophies and we'll become BFF's.
Q: What so special about your trophies?
A: Really? You don't see it? For starters, they are funny and whimsical, and cool looking and much more.
Q: What was your wife's reaction when she got her first trophy?
A: "This is the best gift ever, it makes me reconsider our divorce".
Risks and challenges
As with any new project there are always potential obstacles, However, we believe that we covered all our bases and then some. Your funding will go straight to manufacturing costs and shipping and if you don't get your trophy on time, you know where we live.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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