About this project
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Revised Points per Reward Level
Due to our Stretch Goals being reached at $10,000 and again at $20,000 the following rewards levels now have more points than stated by the reward level to the right.
- PONY now has 54 points
- MUSTANG now has 85 points
- FULL METAL PONY now has 6 points (and can add an extra $10 to get both a metal Wizard Unicorn and a metal Wizard Pony instead of just a kit to make one of them)
- BRONCO now has 116 points
- CLYDESDALE now has 180 points
- WARHORSE now has 244 points
- THOROUGHBRED now has 311 points
This is our FOURTH chibi miniatures project. At conventions, our Pony Chibi from our previous KickStarters are always the most popular figures and we love hearing the happy sounds of people seeing them for the first time in the display cases. So we wanted to expand the line by bringing some fun new Pony Adventurers, Monsters and Shout-Out Characters to our backers and customers. We started with 6 key ponies to take into your favorite dungeon and our stretch goals will bring in new monsters and some select character ponies. This is a smaller set but we can expand on it through stretch goals if it proves popular.
We want your feedback, so please leave comments. We plan to engage our backers and would love ideas for Ponies that need to be stretch goals.
The miniatures are provided unpainted in Trollcast resin. The miniatures might require light clean up and some assembly (although we did our best to keep the figures with as few pieces as possible). The miniatures will come in two sizes. The base pony figures will normally be 30mm tall to the top of the figurine's head and large pony figures will normally be 50mm tall to the top of the figurine's head (the Nightmare and Kirin are large ponies)
Here is the list of all the miniatures currently unlocked for this KickStarter.
Selecting your Rewards
The different reward levels give you a number of points to spend on the figurines. You select a reward with the number of points that you desire and then when you complete the pledge manager you will be able to select exactly the miniatures you want and only the miniatures you want to spend your money on (so you get the most bang for your reward dollars). You will pick your specific miniatures through a pledge manager sent to you after the KickStarter ends.
Limited Edition Pewter miniatures set
The FULL METAL PONY level is for limited edition set of the initial 6 Pony Adventurers + one metal Pony and Unicorn with the Butterfly wings and Dragonfly wings accessories as white metal figurines. These sets are for unpolished metal masters straight from the master molds. NO reproduction rights come with the figures. These metal figures will only be offered with this KickStarter and more sets will not be produced in the future. The $85 pledge gets you the 8 limited edition white metal figurines (+2 accessories). You can add on any other reward level to this $85 level to get extra figurines in Trollcast with your metal figurines. Metal figurines will ship as soon as they are finished which should be by November 2014.
Ponyfinder - Pathfinder for Ponies
Looking for a game to use these pony miniatures with? We have worked out a special arrangement with Silver Games to include a discounted version of their publication Ponyfinder as part of the campaign. This will give you full rules to use Pony based races and PC characters for an RPG campaign in the Pathfinder setting. You can pick up the Ponyfinder campaign book Watermarked PDF as a $23 add-on to your pledge.
Chris Adkerson and Tom Anders are the owners of Impact! Chris is a logistical and product development partner and Tom handles all the nuts and bolts to make the company run (web development, taxes, bookkeeping, inventory, shipping, etc.) You may see comments from either of them from the Impact! account.
Lorraine Schleter is the amazingly talented artist who turns our descriptions into the incredible Chibi art that we use to design the sculptures.
Juan Miguel López Barea is the equally talented digital artist who creates 3-D sculpts. He sculpted all the current and new pony figures.
Nick Kelsch did the sculpting conversions for the Wagon Pony and the Saddle Pony.
Ed Fortae is the owner of Troll Forged. His mould work and special resin compound Trollcast is what completes the circle to bring the sculptures to life.
Last but definitely NOT least
There is one major way that KickStarters are successful: Social Media. If you want to help us fund and then hit all these stretch goals, please take a few moments to share the project on Facebook, send out a tweet on Twitter or start a thread on your favorite forum to discuss the project. Let the people know we are here so the project can be as successful as possible.
Finally, thank you in advance for backing and helping support our project!
Tom and Chris @ Impact!
DISCLAIMER and TROLLCAST resin details:
Specs: Trollcast is a hard (75D) heat resistant plastic resin. It is much harder, and tougher, than normal resin. Trollcast can withstand 320F, and can handle prolonged exposure at 150F with ease (so our Australian friends should not have any problems during the summer). It can be super-glued together, and takes standard miniature paints easily (we recommend you might want to wash the figures first to remove any mold release agent that might still be on the miniature.)
Safety: Trollcast is very safe ... so why you ask do we include a safety section to our KickStarter? We had a person buy a Trollcast figure and stick it into direct flame over his kitchen stove to "soften" it so he could modify it. As would be expected with any item you stick into flame ... it caught fire ... which resulted in him reporting the product to the United States Consumer Product Saftey Commission and us promising that on all future sales we would make sure we tell our customers to please not light their toys on fire. So here goes: Trollcast should never be exposed to direct flame. Other than this, Trollcast has no special safety precautions, the dust in non- carcinogenic. However: all material dusts will irritate the lining of the lungs, and make existing conditions worse, so we recommend wearing a dust mask. Better safe than sorry! Trollcast is safe to expose to INDIRECT heat. Unlike many plastics (PVC etc.) it does not give off toxic vapours. Heating Trollcast to 320F from indirect heat is safe, and a good way to soften the material in order to reposition parts (then plunge into cold water to set). AGAIN DO NOT EXPOSE TROLLCAST to an open flame. Heck.. don't expose any resin or plastic toy from any company to direct flame. It is just a REALLY bad idea okay.
Risks and challenges
The largest challenges have already been overcome. We have finished the concept art and paid for the sculpting for the project. The only remaining obstacle would be something disastrous happening to our resin caster, which would require finding a new caster. However, given our multi-year working relationship, that should be in the long odds category.
Given that we already successfully handled 3 previous Chibi miniatures projects (175+ new figurines) we have learned the most important lessons we needed to ensure this project is a success.
Also our previous 3 miniatures KickStarter delivered on time (Fantasy Football Ogres) and 2 months early (Asian Chibi and Gaslight Chibi), we are confident in our ability to deliver this project.
For full disclosure, we currently have three outstanding KickStarter for new dice suitable for use with Dungeon Crawl Classics, Urban Achievers miniatures and Fantasy Football miniatures. All of these projects are in motion and should be fully shipped out before these figures should be ready for shipping so there should be no problems with timing due to our other projects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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