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Life is awesome and life should be celebrated, everyday, with a trophy.
Life is awesome and life should be celebrated, everyday, with a trophy.
555 backers pledged $25,178 to help bring this project to life.

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The best gift idea since sliced bread.

White trophies on random wooden bridge.
White trophies on random wooden bridge.

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&A:

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.

On graduation day, instead of choking up and saying, "I'm so proud of you" give them the "So you're not just a dumb blond after all" trophy.
On graduation day, instead of choking up and saying, "I'm so proud of you" give them the "So you're not just a dumb blond after all" trophy.

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.

Our "coming out" trophy- Mom, Dad, I'm Gay.
Our "coming out" trophy- Mom, Dad, I'm Gay.
"I apologize for my future messups" trophy.
"I apologize for my future messups" trophy.

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. 

Every successful project started in Steve Jobs's parents garage.
Every successful project started in Steve Jobs's parents garage.

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. 

It's time to admit you're not perfect.
It's time to admit you're not perfect.
Girls, this one is for you.
Girls, this one is for you.

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.

Harvesting.
Harvesting.

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?

A: No.

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". 

"#1 MILF" Trophy
"#1 MILF" Trophy
Here are a couple of our shirts. You will look so good in this, people will throw confetti when you pass by.
Here are a couple of our shirts. You will look so good in this, people will throw confetti when you pass by.
"It takes a strong woman to be my wife" trophy. It also doubles as "No Epidural" trophy.
"It takes a strong woman to be my wife" trophy. It also doubles as "No Epidural" trophy.
"True Love" trophies (pair)
"True Love" trophies (pair)
"Ninja Mom" trophy
"Ninja Mom" trophy
"Greatest Of All Time" trophy
"Greatest Of All Time" trophy
"(Inner) beauty pageant" trophy
"(Inner) beauty pageant" trophy
"Thanks for loving me just the way I am" trophy
"Thanks for loving me just the way I am" trophy
"Trophy wife" trophy (glitter sold separately)
"Trophy wife" trophy (glitter sold separately)
"You're the best baby we ever had" trophy. That's how we build champions.
"You're the best baby we ever had" trophy. That's how we build champions.
I made this for myself.
I made this for myself.
More Tees (Trophy Boyfriend / Trophy Girlfriend)
More Tees (Trophy Boyfriend / Trophy Girlfriend)
And a couple more. That's enough.
And a couple more. That's enough.

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.

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    The "We like you like it's nobody's business". We will like you on Facebook and more importantly, off Facebook. Also you get a virtual high five.

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    Enjoy the caressing touch of one of our delicately superfine, lightweight T-shirts.

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    Earliest bird special: Get 1 trophy of your choice in the color of your choice. Shipping included in the USA (Now that's a cause for celebration in and of itself).

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    Lazy bird but still special: You'll get 1 trophy of your choice and color of your choice AND be able to tell your grandchildren you were a trophy pioneer. Grandkids love pioneers.

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    A trophy of your choice and a shirt, also of your choice. Imagine that.

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    You get two trophies so you'll be ready for your upcoming event whether it be your anniversary or your wife's anniversary, or a birthday or whatever. You also get one of our awesome shirts and we'll even throw in some good karma points.

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    The "It's personal" trophy. A trophy of your choice with the engraved plate of your choice of words: An award bearing your name, your lover's name, your wife's name, your wife's lover name, whatever you want. Also, if you like, one of our writers will help you find the right words for your trophy. Also you get a shirt of your choice.

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    The trophy shelf: Don't wait to slowly collect these good looking artifacts, get five trophies all at once and beautify your home in an instant, also you get a shirt and a kiss from our imaginary super model employee. (Shelf sold separately).

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    The personalized quadruple. Get 4 "It's personal" trophies with custom engraved plates designed specifically for your gifting needs and delivered at the date of your choice. Plus 4 shirts. Plus much appreciation and endless gratitude.
    *Perfect for families of 4, 4 roommates and 4 wheel drives.

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