For many years the Eucalyptus Bowl and Southern Shrike Bowl have made Australian animal miniatures for their fantasy football tournaments as special giveaways.
However, if you started attending the events after the beginning many of these miniatures were very difficult, if not impossible, to find. Both events are looking to create new items for their 2013 events and this KickStarter is to help them finance making their special 2013 miniatures and counters.
In the process of discussing the plans for 2013 we realized that over the years enough miniatures have now been produced to create entire teams of Australian animals. However, these miniatures were created by 2 different tournaments in coordination with 3 different miniature companies. It seemed a large task to get all 5 groups to work together to pull off this KickStarter, but the community behind fantasy football is awesome, and in a level of community working together before unseen, The Eucalyptus Bowl, Southern Shrike Bowl (SSB), Greebo Miniatures, Impact! Miniatures and Willy Miniatures present you this one time opportunity to get these miniatures again, and as a set.
The rewards on the right allow you to pick a number of miniatures from our list of Australian tournament and animal miniatures. For your choices you may pick multiples of the same miniature as part of your reward. There are currently 12 miniatures you can pick from for your choices for your reward.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL MINIATURES ARE WHITE METAL PEWTER (unless otherwise noted) AND ARE SOLD UNPAINTED.
Miniature #1 - 2008 Euc Bowl Koala. This is a 20mm tall miniature that comes with 4 arm options. A normal hand, a flaming Australian sized beer can, a large knife and a chainsaw modified from some gardening equipment. Please note: you'll only be able to create one of the 4 shown Koalas from the items you receive (but you'll get the pieces necessary to make any of the 4 you want). Note: this KickStarter is the last time this figure will be offered to the public.
Miniature #2 - 2009 Euc Bowl Kangaroo. This is a 38mm tall miniature that comes with 2 arm options. A boxing glove and a street sign for a Kangaroo crossing. Note: this KickStarter is the last time this figure will be offered to the public.
Miniature #3 - 2010 Euc Bowl Emu and Bilby. This is a two part miniature. The Emu runner is 36mm to the top of his head. The Bilby catcher is 22mm to the top of his upraised hand and can be used separately or glued to the Emu saddle to make a unique catcher/runner miniature. Note: this KickStarter is the last time this figure will be offered to the public.
Miniature #4 - 2011 Euc Bowl Wombat. This is a 24mm tall miniature produced by Greebo Miniatures.
Miniature #5 - 2011 SSB Dingo. This is a 33mm tall miniature that comes with 3 hand options. A bare hand, a hand holding a football and a hand holding a baby. This miniature was produced by Greebo Miniatures.
Miniature #6 - 2012 Euc Bowl Platypus. This is a 28mm tall miniature that comes with several options. You get one body but also a bare head, leather cap football helmet, outback hat head, bare arm, chainsaw arm, hunting knife arm, belt knife, dynamite for his belt, a plain tail and a tail with a dynamite stick.
Miniature #7 - 2012 SSB Piping Shrike. This is a 32mm tall miniature produced by Willy Miniatures. Note: this KickStarter is the last time this figure will be offered to the public.
Miniature #8 - Agro Giant Salt Water Crocodile. Need a Ogre sized player for your group/team. This 37mm tall miniature will give your team that extra muscle you are looking for.
Miniature #9 - 2012 Limited Edition Euc Bowl Platypus. This 26mm tall figure came with a hockey mask, razor edged boomerang arm and a tail with a football in it. This KickStarter will be the last ever chance to get this mini through public offering.
Miniature #10 - 2008 SSB Orc Thrower. Okay he's not an Australian animal, but he acts like one. This miniature was sculpted in the likeness of 2008 SSB MPV winner, Da Fetcha. This miniature is 40mm tall if you use the head shown in the image. The figure comes with 3 other possible heads, 2 alternate orcs heads and 1 helmeted warrior head. He also comes with a spiked hand that can be used to remove the hand holding the football if you want to convert him into a blitzer. Note: this KickStarter is the last time this figure will be offered to the public.
Miniatures #11 and #12 - 2013 SSB Resin Dice Counters - These Block Dice Counters for the 2013 SSB (note: these are not pewter they are resin). The first one counter will be a Shrike and the 2nd one will be an Orc with a bird's nest on his head.
We have five options that are not available as picks for your reward. However you may add them to your reward by increasing your pledge by the amount listed. NOTE: You can just make an add-on to the $1 THANK YOU pledge level if none of the normal picks interest you but you need to add on an additional $4 for postage for USA and $8 for outside the USA over the $1 for the level.
$120 - An extra Australian Team - You may add an additional 16 miniatures of your choice to your final reward.
$32 - 2012 Euc Bowl Platypus 4 Pack - This will give you exactly the mix of 4 bodies, plus heads, arms and tails to create all 4 of the pictured Platypus players.
$15 - Australian Block Dice Set - One set of 3 Australian Block Dice in your choice of color.
$13 - 2009 SSB Kangaroo Referee - This is a 27mm tall miniature produced by Greebo Miniatures.
$10 - 2013 Euc Bowl Frilled Lizard - The figure will come with four different head options and four different arm options and will be sculpted by Andrew May. You'll get all 4 heads and all 4 arms but only one body with this miniature. PLEASE NOTE: This figure will be cast in Trollcast Plastic.
$6 - 2010 SSB Mr. T.M. Head Coach/Owner - This is a 15mm tall produced by Greebo Miniatures.
AUSTRALIAN BLOCK DICE
If you pick the AUSTRALIAN TEAM + BLOCK DICE reward, you get to pick one of 12 different Australian Block Dice to go with your team of miniatures. NOTE: the bottom 4 are colors not yet released! You may pick one color for your 3 dice from any of the below colors. If you'd to see larger images of the actual dice you can check them out here: http://www.impactminiatures.net/KickStarter/OZTeam/Australian_Dice.jpg
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $1500 (UNLOCKED!)
SSB Resin Dice Counters will be added as the #11 and #12 figure choices for your figure picks for your reward.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $5000 (LOCKED)
If the KickStarter project reaches $5000, we'll allow the Frilled Lizard (currently only a $10 add-on) to become the 13th miniature choice you can pick for your reward when this goal is unlocked. You'll get all 4 heads and all 4 arms but only one body with this miniature. PLEASE NOTE: This figure will be cast in Trollcast Plastic.
Impact! Miniatures is a proud to follow the pledge of http://www.kickingitforward.org/ . We pledge to donate 5% of any profit we make from this KickStarter to help fund other KickStarter projects to be successful.
Risks and challenges
Most of the challenges have already been addressed. We have written agreements with both Willy Miniatures and Greebo Miniatures to provide as many of the miniatures as needed to fulfill the KickStarter.
A sculptor has already been contracted to work on the resin counters for the SSB Stretch Goal #1.
Andrew May has already been contracted to create the Frilled Lizard sculpt for Euc Bowl Stretch Goal #2.
By offering shipment in April, that should give us plenty of time to get the miniatures in from Spain and Italy from Greebo and Willy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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