WORLDWIDE SHIPPING FOR THIS KICKSTARTER!
Small Update: Current Colors are Black, Red, Blue, Purple, & White! All Available in your choice of an Acrylic (see through) or Solid front case face.
Welcome to the TABLEWAR™ Kickstarter! We need your help to create a smaller display, storage, & transport case for your hobby miniatures. Specifically, we are taking our existing modular design and scaling it down to a size that is not only convenient for both painters & smaller skirmish style gaming systems but, also, makes carrying your miniatures onto an airplane convenient and safe. If you are familiar with our patented Modular Display, Storage, & Transport system (look for existing products at our website www.tablewar.com), then you know how our large number of innovative unit trays fit into our Display Boards which then slide securely into the specially designed case railings. To meet the size requirements for this new design, two new plastic injection molds are required and a third would be really nice to have:
1. A smaller Railing design (fewer rails: 7 rather than 12)
2. A smaller (width) Display Board
and 3. A new wider Unit Tray option (a “double-wide”)
While we have been working on this for some time, it is the costs of the plastic injection molds and the minimum production volumes that we need your help with… Meeting our funding goals ensures that we have the volumes necessary to bring this new product to you at a reasonable cost.
We have been creating our products for the past three years. The new designs are 90% completed, our existing manufacturers (plastics and cases) are lined up; we just need you to make this project successful. Funding in November, allows us to bring these products to you in February. We will expedite if we see the project funded more quickly.
Currently Funding: New Unit Tray configurations (5 x 50mm & 120mm "PP" Round Diorama (Unit) Washer) @ $30,000
[note, the 5x50mm Unit Tray Configuration is already being created and is already a part of the "Bonus Unlock"] We will follow-on with another new Unit Tray configuraiton for our "PP" sized fans along with a round 120mm Diorama Washer. A Note to our backers who earn the Free Bonus Unlocks but don't need "PP" sizes: we will provide an option for you to swap your bonus to "GW" sizes instead.
FUNDED! New Unit Tray configurations (12 x 30mm & 6 x 40mm) @ $25,000
FUNDED! Double-Wide Unit Tray @ $20,000
FUNDED! Mini Display Tower Case + Mini Railing Mold + Mini Display Board Mold @ $15,000
The Mini Display Tower Case is made possible by two new plastic injection molds... The Mini Railing injection Mold (with 7 railing slots) will allow us shrink the height of the case; still providing the interlocking railing / display board system in a size that will enable a case height that will easily fit into tight places (...like an airplane overhead compartment or, even, under an airline seat). The Mini Display Board injection Mold allows us to shrink the width of our standard Display Tower Cases but retains a standard size making current TABLEWAR™ accessories usable. And, again, both of these are essential to enable the new, mini case to fit into all of those smaller places you might want to be putting your case during display, storage, or transport.
It is, most simply, a smaller version of our patented Display Tower with modular Display Board & Unit Tray design. It will be of the same material and basic design as our current MKII cases. Current Color options will be Black, Red, Blue, Purple & White (others TBD). You can configure what you insert into the TABLEWAR™ Display Tower in any number of ever changing combinations; add or remove additional Display Boards, swap out different Unit Trays… all to match the every changing configuration of your hobby miniature collection, army, or painting project. The new railing will have 7 slots vs the 12 of our current half-size Tower case or 24 of our current full-size Tower case. The case will come standard with one drawer and two mini Display Boards. To get a better feel for how the modular system works, check out this video of Warboss Dugg’s “ringer” Ork army in a Red Full-size MKI Tower Case.
SINGLE MINI-CASE LEVEL - PLEDGE $75 or more
1 Mini-Case + 2 Mini Display Boards + 1 Mini Drawer
EARLYBIRD COMMANDER MINI-CASE LEVEL - PLEDGE $85 or more
This level adds the 4 Unit Trays : Unit Tray rewards at all levels (when included), may be choosen as any standard configuration OR as a Bottom Base Unit Tray + 1 set of Diorama Unit Washers (the selected Unit Trays need not be the same)
COMMANDER MINI-CASE LEVEL - PLEDGE $95 or more
EARLYBIRD Master Mini-Case Level - PLEDGE $95 or more
This level adds one set of Dice plus the Bonus Unlocks. See below for details on the Bonus Unlocks. When Dice are included as a reward, they may be selected as either a Red or Blue set of 5 dice.
Master Mini-Case Level - PLEDGE $105 or more
Double Master Mini-Case Level - PLEDGE $165 or more
EARLYBIRD Grand Master MINI-CASE LEVEL - PLEDGE $170 or more
This level adds a T-Shirt. When a T-Shirt is included as a reward, it may be selected in various sizes.
Grand Master MINI-CASE LEVEL - PLEDGE $185 or more
Bonus Unlocks – Just an additional note about the Bonus Unlock… as we fund this project and “un-lock” additional levels, the new items unlocked will be given as an extra reward to our supporters at Pledge Levels that include the “Bonus Unlock”. A Note to our backers who earn the Free Bonus Unlocks: A few of our initial stretch tiers will include "PP" sized accessories: we will provide an option for you to swap your bonus to "GW" sizes instead if that is your preference.
WHAT ABOUT ADD-ONS?
As we un-lock additional funding levels, new accessories will become available. We will add those to this initial list of add-ons.
$1 off our regular retail price. Choice of unit tray configuration; Bottom Unit Tray will come with your choice of a single set of Diorama Unit Washers. The 120mm Oval Diorama Unit Washer, if selected, will add an additional $1 to the Add-on price.
TABLEWAR™ Mini Display Board - Add up to 2 additional Mini Display Boards for $10 each ($2.50 off our expected retail price)
TABLEWAR™ Double-wide Unit Tray (choice of configuration; similar to the single-wide Unit Trays) - If this funds, backers will be able to purchase up to 5 additional Double-Wide unit trays for $9 each ($3 off our expected retail price)
Additional Add-ons? We will be using BackerKit to handle our post funding surveys. As such, we will include the option for additional add-ons of popular products. These will require incremental shipping to locations outside of the US and Canada. Firstly, a list of products to expect (including the additional shipping):
Magnets: $6.75 (US & Canada), $7.50 (Europe & Rest of World)
Additional Mini Cases: $85 (US & Canada), $85 (Europe), $125 (Rest of World)
Half-size Cases: $130 (US), $145 (Europe & Canada), $195 (Rest of World)
Full-size Cases (Including Purple & White): $200 (US), $220 (Europe & Canada), $310 (Rest of World...sorry Australia... it is just really expensive to ship to you.)
"Rest of World" Backers wishing to add-on additional cases, will need to select the an additional international shipping add-on for each case added.
$15,000 - Base Funding to enable the Mini Display Tower Case - FUNDED!
The Mini Display Tower Case is made possible by two new molds... the Mini Railing Mold (with 7 railing slots) will allow us shrink the height of the case; still providing the interlocking railing / display board system in a size that will enable a case height that will easily fit into tight places (...like an airplane overhead compartment or, even, under an airline seat). The Mini Display Board Mold allows us to shrink the width of our standard Display Tower Cases but retains a standard size making current TABLEWAR™ accessories usable (again, this will enable the new case to fit into all of those smaller places you might want to be putting your case during display, storage, or transport).
$20,000 - Double-Wide Unit Tray - FUNDED!
With the new display board able to hold two unit trays, why not make a double-wide unit tray that fills the entire display board? This funding level provides us with the funds to create this additional injection mold and begin production. This tray will include a Tin sheet for miniatures to be magnitized to. Existing standard configuration Unit Tray tops will fit into this tray in pairs as well as our Diorama Washers as an alternative option. For the Bounus Unlock, this will only be the Bottom Unit Tray version of the Double-wide with the Tin Sheet. This tray will also fit into the existing 3-wide Display boards for our current cases (along with another single Unit Tray); perfect for a larger squad of miniatures. IF this level is funded, backers will have the option to "trade" 2 Single-wide unit trays for each Double-Wide that they would like.
$25,000 – New Unit Tray configurations (12 x 30mm & 6 x 40mm) - FUNDED!
We have had a ton of request for new standard Unit Tray configurations in what we call the PP sizes for 30, 40, & 50mm bases. While the Diorama Washers can be used, funding this level would allow for an additional injection mold for two sizes of PP sized bases: a tray for 12 30mm PP sized bases AND a tray for 6 40mm PP sized bases.
$30,000 – New Unit Tray configurations (5 x 50mm & 120mm "PP" Round Diorama (Unit) Washer) - Currently Funding!
We will follow-on with another new Unit Tray configuraiton for our "PP" sized fans along with a round 120mm Diorama Washer. A Note to our backers who earn the Free Bonus Unlocks but don't need "PP" sizes: we will provide an option for you to swap your bonus to "GW" sizes instead.
$??,000 - More new products...if we reach $25,000, we will add more details about what these are! But, feel free to make suggestions now!
WHO IS TABLEWAR™?
Table War Designs, Inc. is
TABLEWAR™! We create products for the display, storage, & transport of
hobby miniatures. We were founded in 2010 and are located in San Diego,
Doug and Todd are the co-founders and life-long friends and, together, they are TABLEWAR™!
Doug, also know as Warboss Dugg, comes from the video game industry with more than a decade of experience across art, game design, and management. Doug also destroys Todd in all forms of miniature war gaming (must be those TABLEWAR™ Dice)! Doug is the brainchild of the TABLEWAR™ Operation and serves as President focusing on product design and development as well as distribution & logistics.
Todd, now often seen in emails as Todd@TABLEWAR(TM) Sales, has 20+ years in the semiconductor industry in every discipline possible (Design, Manufacturing, Marketing, Operations, & Finance) and several successful entrepreneurial efforts. Todd drives the back-office and manufacturing while serving as CFO and Vice-president of Sales.
Risks and challenges
We have our regular manufacturing partners and have agrement for production slots held for us... manufacturing schedules can become problematic if designs need to be adjusted (thus delaying production). As we have at least 2 (hoping to unlock more) plastic injection molds required, the milling of these molds (although fairly simple) could cause delay.
Also, as with any other product productd in China, there are some potential challenges when it comes to delivery:
We do have years of experience working with our current manufacturers, a strong track record for shipping and importing products. That said, we are confident that we can manage through this project with minimal delays.
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