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Chester is a furry & loyal friend from the game Don't Starve. Klei & ESC-Toy want to bring him to life as a functional plush replica!

Update #1: We’re Live! Wait, we’re Funded?! [Shadow Chester]

Update #2: $60K Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked! [Meet Snow Chester] 

Update #3: Questions Answered and Vinyl Sticker Preview!

Update #4: 3rd Stretch Goal Achieved! Pin Packs Are Happening!

Update #5: First Look at the Don’t Starve Collectables Complete Set!

Update #6: 4th Stretch Goal Achieved + Thank You From Klei.

Update #7: Sticker & Pin Pack Upgrade FAQ

NOTE: The reward level “DS BLIND-BOX COMBO” includes a Chester plush!

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival video game by Klei Entertainment. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist trapped in the wilderness, who must use his wits to withstand the environment if he ever hopes to return home. 

Chester is by far the most popular character from the game. He’s a furry creature who can be summoned when you find his “Eyebone.” As long as Wilson carries the EyeBone, Chester will bounce and follow the character loyally, and can be used as a moving storage unit for any tools and items you might find in your travels. In the lonely, lonely world of Don’t Starve, he may be your only friend.

Together with Erick Scarecrow from ESC-Toy, we at Klei have spent the last few months designing and creating a Chester plush replica.

Chester Plush Replica Details:

  • From horns to his feet, Chester is 11” tall and he sits 9” wide.

  • His Eye Bone is 8” tall and fits inside his mouth storage.

  • For materials, we’ve selected ridiculously soft high grade faux-fur for his body.

  • His feet, tongue and horns are made from soft plush material and include durable embroidered accent stitching.

Currently we've developed a prototype for the Chester plush replica. The materials represent the structure and build of the release, and we’re making some minor improvements for the final version. We’re improving the mouth hinge to make sure it can stay propped open, and we’re making some small changes to the colours to make it as close to the game as physically possible. We’ll be updating any confirmed tweaks through our project updates!

In response to fan requests, we decided to build a high quality prototype. From head to toe, we spent months perfecting the details and choosing the right materials. However, in order to release this for everyone, we need to purchase at a large enough quantity in order to keep the price reasonable.

We need our fans to let us know if this is something they want to become a reality, and we turned to Kickstarter to gauge interest and build support. We’re really happy with the design, and we hope you are too!

Along with being able to put yourself down to receive a Chester of your very own, we've also setup some special rewards just for this Kickstarter.

Klei Forum Badges:

If you’re a member of the Klei Entertainment community forums and back our project, we have multiple levels of special Chester Founder badges that we’ll add to your profile!

Don’t Starve Blind-box Collectables:

Revealed at PAX East 2013, these highly anticipated toys are being fully revealed through this KickStarter!

Also made in collaboration with ESC-Toy, each figure is made from high quality vinyl, which includes incredible sculpt and paint details based on the actual game asset files. There are 12 figures to collect in total, each with their own unique accessory. Each blind-box contains one figure, their unique item and 1 of 14 random accessories -- for a total of two accessories in every box!

Through this Kickstarter, we’re offering single blind-boxes, retail sets of 16 random figures, and the rare chance to snag one of 50 complete sets! The complete sets are guaranteed to include every figure and every accessory in the entire collection.

ESC-Toy KickStarter Exclusive Figure:

Award winning toy designer Erick Scarecrow will be offering 10 special edition figures of WX-78 in his unique and signature style. These rare figures are exclusive to this Kickstarter.

Shadow Chester:

We’re creating a special dark fur colorway of Chester. We’re only making 100 of these and they’re available exclusively through this Kickstarter.

Snow Chester:

Featuring an arctic white fur coat and icy blue feet, this rare breed of Chester is limited to 250 units worldwide. They’re launching in this KickStarter and once they’re gone, they’re extinct.

Signed Original Don’t Starve Framed Art:

We are offering 5 Kickstarter exclusive framed pieces of art signed by the entire Don’t Starve team at Klei. Each will be professionally framed and mounted at archival quality standards behind plexiglass (no chance of it shattering during shipping). You’ll have a choice of a classic 1.25” black frame...or a unique distressed dark gothic ornate frame, similar to something you’d find in Maxwell’s own study.

Stretch Goal Reward Upgrades!

Vinyl Sticker Upgrades

We will now be creating a full colour Don’t Starve sticker sheet that will contain 6 unique stickers that will be “kiss-cut” and printed on on transparent vinyl for a super clean look when placed on the surface of your choosing. Here’s the details:

  • All $75 and up backers will get the stickers for no extra cost.
  • FURRY-FRIEND, EARLY BIRD, & GAME+CHESTER COMBO just add $5
  • HELPING HAND & DOUBLE GAME PACK can upgrade for $10  
Card Backed Pin Pack Upgrades

We unlocked our 3rd stretch goal so now we’re creating Don’t Starve card backed pin packs to add to the rewards. It will feature 4 pins mounted on a custom printed card backing.  Here’s the details:

  
  • All $75 and up backers will get the stickers for no extra cost.
  • FURRY-FRIEND, EARLY BIRD, & GAME+CHESTER COMBO just add $5
  • HELPING HAND & DOUBLE GAME PACK can upgrade for $10

What if I want to upgrade for both pins and stickers?

If you’re backing under the $75 level and want to upgrade and get both pins and stickers, no problem, just add both upgrades to your pledge. Here’s the upgrade breakdown for both pins and stickers.

  • All $75 and up backers will get the stickers for no extra cost.
  • FURRY-FRIEND, EARLY BIRD, & GAME+CHESTER COMBO just add $10
  • HELPING HAND & DOUBLE GAME PACK can upgrade for $20

Need Help Changing Your Reward or Adding a Stretch Goal Upgrade?

Here are some handy videos and tutorials from KickStarter to show you how to modify your pledge.    

How can I change my reward selection?  

How can I change my pledge amount?

Klei has been making original games since 2005! We’re the makers of hit titles such as Eets, Shank, Mark of the Ninja, and most recently, Don’t Starve. As an award winning studio, we've received numerous accolades including the Golden Joystick for Indie Game of the year, Canadian Video game Awards for both Best Indie Game and Best Downloadable Game, and have been nominated for Game Developer Choice awards for Best Game Design and Best Downloadable Game.

Erick Scarecrow is a New York based artist and founder of ESC-Toy Ltd. (esctoy.com) Among being a self taught artist that produces traditional 2D and 3D art, Erick expresses his work through collectible figures and also includes short stories about his characters.

Since the launch of esctoy.com, Erick has released over two hundred collectibles in a variety of different platforms such as plush, vinyl, and resin. He has won multiple awards that include Artist of the Year.

ESC has also produced collectibles for other companies such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Naughty Dog, and Limited Brands to name a few.

Don't Starve System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/OSX 10.7 or better/Ubuntu 12.10
  • Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
  • Memory: 1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better; dedicated 256 MB or higher (GMA Cards not supported - See below)
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We here at Klei Entertainment are confident in the prototypes construction and quality. With any physical good production of this scale, the two key risks or challenges are unforeseen manufacturing or shipping delays. With a production of this size, sometimes customs can be an issue, if the project is wildly successful beyond our expectations, materials may not be available (though ordering larger quantities typically makes things go faster!).

To offset these potential risks we will be shipping all physical goods based on backing order. First in, first shipped. Also, we will be regularly updating our campaign and are always reachable outside of KickStarter via Twitter @klei or through our support at support[at]kleientertainment[dot]com.

FAQ

  • Yes. The reward level “DS BLIND-BOX COMBO” does indeed come with a Chester!

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  • If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged.

    If you've backed a project that is still live and are seeing a charge on your bank statement, what you are likely seeing is a temporary authorization of funds. The time it takes for an authorization to clear varies on the bank, but typically takes 1 - 3 days. You will not be charged until the project you backed has ended successfully.

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  • Basically, If you backed at a level where we're not shipping you something physical, each upgrade is $10, or $20 for both since we now have to package and ship something to you.

    But, if you're already getting something physical from us (like a Chester, the early bird Chester, or the Chester + Game Combo) you can add $5 for each or $10 for both (since they won't change the shipping costs of Chester).

    All pledges of $75 (Chester + Blind Box Combo) and up get the Stickers and Pins included. No need to upgrade if you’re in one of these tiers!

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    HELPING HAND: For helping us on our furry endeavour, you'll get the original game soundtrack! Treat your ears to the delightful and dapper sounds of Don't Starve. Containing original instrumental music composed and arranged by Vince de Vera and Jason Garner, this soundtrack has 17 tracks of game music and more presented in magnificent high-quality FLAC and MP3 formats. You'll also get an HD Chester wallpaper exclusive to this campaign so your desktop will never be lonely again. If you’re a member of the Klei Forums, you will also get a “Chester Founder” forum badge and your name added to our shrine of founders on the official website.

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    DOUBLE GAME PACK: Get two giftable game keys for Don't Starve, the uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You'll also get all digital rewards from the HELPING HAND level. Both giftable keys work for Steam and stand-alone versions (PC/Mac/Linux). See campaign description for full system requirements.

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    EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM: Or in this case...a deal on a Plush Chester Replica! Be one of the first 30 people to adopt a Chester, and save! He'll come equipped with his very own Eyebone and guard any treasures you should find in your daily travels. You'll also get all the digital rewards from the "HELPING HAND" level! Shipping included within USA.

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    FURRY FRIEND: Adopt a Chester! He'll come equipped with his very own Eyebone and guard any treasures you should find in your daily travels. You'll also get all the digital rewards from the "HELPING HAND" level! Shipping included within USA.

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    GAME + CHESTER COMBO: Be buddies with Chester in real life and the game! At this level you'll get a plush Chester + Eyebone and the full version of Don't Starve, the uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You'll also get all digital rewards from the HELPING HAND level. A giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux). See campaign description for full system requirements. Shipping included within USA.

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    DS BLIND-BOX COMBO: Add a Don't Starve blind-box collectible figure! Each box contains a surprise of one figure, one unique accessory and 1 of 14 additional random accessories! There's 12 figures in total to collect, made in collaboration with New York toy designer Erick Scarecrow from ESCtoy.com With this reward level you'll also get a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux), and all digital perks from the "HELPING HAND" level.Shipping included within USA.

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    ESC TOY BLIND BOX COMBO: Upgrade your blind-box collectible figure to a custom painted WX-78 fig by artist Erick Scarecrow to go along with your Chester (limited to 10 pieces worldwide). With this reward level you'll also get a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux), and all digital perks from the "HELPING HAND" level. Shipping included within USA.

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    SHADOW CHESTER: Adopt a rare breed of dark fur Chester. Limited to 100 worldwide. Once they're gone, they're extinct. You'll also get a Don't Starve blind-box collectible figure, a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux), and all digital perks from the "HELPING HAND" level. If you’re a Klei Forum member, you’ll get a special “Shadow Chester” badge. Shipping included within USA.

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    SNOW CHESTER: This limited edition plush replica of Snow Chester features arctic white fur and icy blue feet. Limited to 250 worldwide. Once they're gone, they're extinct. You'll also get a Don't Starve blind-box collectible figure, a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux), and all digital perks from the "HELPING HAND" level. If you’re a Klei Forum member, you’ll get a special “Snow Chester” badge. Shipping included within USA.

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    ULTRA DS BLIND-BOX COMBO: Get an entire display box of Don't Starve blind-box collectible figures with your Chester. Each box is full colour printed and comes packed with 16 individual random blind boxes figures inside. Also includes a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux), and all digital rewards from “HELPING HAND” level. If you’re a Klei Forum member, you’ll get a special golden “Chester Founder” badge. Price includes shipping within USA.

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    23 backers Limited (27 left of 50)

    COMPLETE BLIND-BOX SET: Get an incredibly rare opportunity to take the “blind” out of blind-box… you get them all. Limited to 50 worldwide, you will receive a display box of 16 figures that we guarantee contains all 12 unique figures and their accessories. We’ll also make sure you get all 14 unique collectible accessories. Since 16 are needed to fill a display box, the additional 4 figures will be randomly picked. Each box will be factory sealed, as we have set these aside at the production level just for this KickStarter. Oh, and you’ll still get a Chester plush replica, a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux) and all the digital rewards from “HELPING HAND” level. If you’re a Klei Forum member, you’ll get a special golden “Chester Founder” badge. Price includes shipping within USA.

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    PRAECIPUA INGENUARUM: It’s Latin, so you know it’s fancy. At this level you will receive a custom piece of Don’t Starve original artwork (exclusive to this KickStarter) hand signed by the entire Don’t Starve team. It will be professionally framed and mounted at archival quality standards behind plexiglass (no chance of it shattering during shipping). You’ll have a choice of a classic 1.25” black frame...or a unique distressed dark gothic ornate frame, similar to something you’d find in Maxwell’s own study. You will also receive a Chester plush replica, an entire display box of Don’t Starve blind-box collectables (16 in total), a giftable key for the digital Steam and stand-alone versions will be provided (PC/Mac/Linux) and all digital rewards from the “HELPING HAND” level. If you’re a Klei Forum member, you’ll get a special golden “Chester Founder” badge. ***SHIPPING NOTICE*** For this particular item we have included shipping to both Canada and USA in this price. International orders for this reward outside of CND / USA, please add $75 for shipping / freight.

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