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I live in Honolulu and have still not received anything from Eric. I have sent him my address on several occasions.
Under the Post comment button is the message "Be respectful and considerate."
It is difficult to act this way, when Erik has systematically and continually shown myself and others Zero Respect and Zero Consideration. Erik made something like 10x's the amount of money he sought, yet he has chosen to treat those people who trusted him, as if they are dirt.
Oh. I guess I can't PM other backers on Kickstarter. Can't say I've ever tried before.
Thank you very much fr. It was especially a bummer for me when it was going to a be a birthday or Christmas or anniversary present, rinse and repeat for three years. I also really hope that he did donate a large one to the children's hospital like he said he would. I'm afraid that I don't have Instagram - would you be kind enough to politely reach out and contact his friend again? I'm also PMing this to you.
"Dear Honeyface (nope, not a pick up line - I just don't know your real name.)
It's my understanding that you have been kind enough to provide assistance to another backer of Erik's magnet comic project, and now I humbly ask on behalf of those remaining without our rewards three years later for your help. Could you please find it in your heart to nudge Erik back onto Kickstarter so that he may reach out and make good on finishing his project? I was one of his biggest cheerleaders for a year, but have just realized from looking through my messages from the last few years that he has never actually responded to me. :-( On behalf of all of his backers, thank you."
Hey guys. I got my comic a long while back. It's sad to see people not get theirs and get no response from him. Honestly at this point he can't still be shipping them out. And if he is he needs a credible explanation now. Seriously.
So with that being said. If you guys want a way to contact him here is a way. It worked because I did this and I got a response. I feel bad doing it but I feel worse for folks who get no response 3 years running. Contact his friend on Instagram by username honeyface. I'd ask that you be respectful and plead for help to this person. I did and she was able to help "kickstart" my shipment.
Again, I did this but I did it without anger or terseness. I respectfully pleaded for help.
Good luck to you guys.
Not to kick you when your down but I love mine. It's a great product.
I really have been patient with Eric and this Kickstarter project – we are all human and mistakes happen so the last thing I wanted to do was blame anyone for having miscalculated the efforts and the work it takes to finish such a project. Guess a lot of companies that went on Groupon can tell a similar story of being overwhelmed and understaffed.
But in the end I simply cannot justify any of this behaviour... I have up until this day not received my reward and although there has been a package shipped (at least that's what the tracking info said) it was sent to the wrong address. I have contacted Eric long beforehand and sent the correct address but that has been ignored.
No contact / reply whatsoever to any of my mails.
Shame on you Eric for letting me down, I've put my trust in you.
Can I please have my magnet comic?
Erik, I have received goodies from 38 projects that I have backed since yours.
Still waiting. Correction my last message should have said Erik, not Eric.
I am still waiting for mine. I live in Honolulu, Hawaii and have heard nothing nor received anything from Eric.
My small group of grade 6 students loved the magnetic comics. It was a good tool to teach them how to tell their stories and contain their ideas in just three panels.
Eric, I guess the thing that bothers me is that I was one of your biggest advocates for over a year, but despite comments and messages, haven't heard from you since year one. I'm still waiting; are others?
Congrats! If only I could be so lucky.
Today received the Magnet Comics, there are wonderful.
My first kickstarter pledge arrived today at my home. Now I prepare the custom characters, draw the first comic and give my wife her long promised christmas present ;)
Thank you very much Erik. It is a very nice result, it could not have been better. You will now help me to let my wife smile (not only because of your product but also because of my drawing abilities to finish the comic strip...)
I'm so happy to have finally received mine today! Most wonderful! Thanks for the great custom characters too!
I'm still waiting on mine...Where can i go to find tracking information?
Congrats bicyclefish! How many others are still waiting? *raises hand*
Erik found my returned package, which he'd addressed with the wrong zip code. It arrived this week in excellent condition. The frame is well made, and my magnets aren't excessively curled, but the magnets are rather weak and tend to fall off.
I have no thank yous, however, as this was a long, frustrating process that could've been avoided had my many comments and messages asking for an update and informing Erik I've not received anything not been ignored. Instead my package sat among a "handful of returned shipments" for nearly a year.
At least it's over. Best of luck to the rest of you. I can only suggest you try sending a message to the character art email in the last update. Perhaps your reward sits upon the returns shelf too.
I received my tracking link yesterday. So finally, my first Kickstarter pledge is on its way home :)
After endless emails and pestering Erik finally informed me my reward was shipped "almost a year ago" -- no actual date provided -- and I "should have received an email with shipping confirmation at the time" which I didn't ever get. But had he checked his email, these comments or my many update requests via Kickstarter messages this allegedly lost package probably would have been caught long ago. So unless Erik offers a replacement or refund, I'm basically out my donation with nothing to show for it. Amazing.
Sick of waiting, and waiting
I received mine in Vancouver Canada. Thanks Erik.
Very grateful to have received my magnetic comic this week (in Ontario, Canada). Merci.
*still waiting in California* - just the basic one, not custom characters
Mine arrived yesterday. International shipment to Germany.
I’m not even mad. That the arrived after such a long time is amazing.
Still nothing in St Louis and no responses to the messages I sent.
Just got mine in Australia with my custom characters! All good things take time...now I have to cut those suckers out.
2 years and 3 months late but mine really did just arrive here in Austria, including my additional characters drawn by myself. Looks very nice.
Mine arrived yesterday (UK) it's pretty good shame it has taken so long but at least it got here in the end
Well, let's just see if the rest of us get our things first.
Received mine today, in France. Glad to see this project finally over. Beyond the delays, the manufacturing problems and the lack of communication, this is a great object, nicely crafted and really fun. I sincerely hope you'll find somehow an efficient way to produce more stuff for it after all the backers are served.
Would have been nice to have gotten an e-mail tW0 years ago abut not having my pictures. And Now that the person, my Mother to whom I was going to use this with has passed away Leaves me more pissed off. And to make it our fault you don't have them is in poor taste Erik
Mine came in today as well. Custom art included. Yay!!
Just got it today @fr.
Got mine today!!!
HAHA!! Erik, You magnificent bastard, I knew you'd come through!!!!
@Keith & Emily - in the comments of Update 29, Erik said the custom packs would ship separately as they were completed.
Just got my Magnet Comic in the mail and I'm super excited! However, my custom characters that I paid for are nowhere to be found. Hoping it was a separate shipment. The custom characters were the real draw to this project. Trying to get this message to Erik via twitter, kickstarter, and any other avenues, so that I will hopefully be able to get this figured out.
@Augustin can you let us know if the status moves beyond "mailing label created"?
It's a little slow, however I've just received a tracking number for my shipment. Thanks Erik. Look forward to receiving it.
Erik posted in the comments section of his last update three days ago - there doesn't appear to be any acknowledgment that no one has gotten anything from his final shipment that supposedly went out a month ago.
I spoke to Boston Children's Hospital Child Life Services, which handles non monetary donations. The gentleman who has handled all donations since 2014 didn't recognize Erik's name nor the item I described -- a plastic or wooden framed white board divided into 3 panels with magnetic comic characters. Granted, he conceded the items may have been donated before he took on the position, and there is no record of non monetary donators, but he didn't recall seeing any such product around. While this isn't definite proof one way or the other, It does make me suspicious.
On a related topic: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/11/the-ftcs-first-crowdfunding-enforcement-is-over-a-failed-board-game-on-kickstarter/
Sure makes you think twice about Kickstarter.
Come on Erik 2 years of waiting any word How about a response?
I truly, sincerely hope so.
Does anyone know if Erik honored stretch goal #3 to donate plastic versions to various hospitals? Way back during the fundraising he claimed "I've started talking to the Boston Children's Hospital to see how I can make this a reality."If he hasn't, that's really really low of him to not honor a promise to give to charity.
Still waiting here... Was really hoping this would be here for a birthday this June as it missed the last 2 years as a bday gift.
Has anyone gotten anything yet?
*Looks at below comment* *blinks*
Now officially 2 years late. Worse than watching paint dry. At least paint responds when you talk to it.