It's the last day of the campaign, so let's finish strong! If we can reach the $8k stretch goal, it unlocks a special G-Man/MON crossover story co-created with Chris Giarrusso! I think we can all agree that would be awesome, and to make sure it happens, I'm slashing the price IN HALF for all remaining pieces of original art.
That's right... IN HALF!
Oh, and we're adding a brand new piece by Ben Caldwell that brings his Dare Detectives face-to-sword with Timmy and Jiro! And who knows, this might just be another hint of things to come...
Oh, and this is just the in-progress sketch, so imagine how awesome the finished piece will be!
"Dare to Ninja" by Ben Caldwell - $75
Now onward... to VICTORY!
Custom action figure maker and Mail Order Ninja superfan Doug Brown is doing his part to bring ninja back... to the toy shelf! He's crafted a quintet of custom-made Jiro Yoshida figures complete with weapons and packaging.
And that was just the warm-up... He's also giving five lucky fans the chance to BECOME mail order ninjas with customized figures based on their own likeness! Prepare for awesomeness... for it is forthcoming!
Jiro Action Figure (Limit 5) - $25
Jiro comes packaged with a sword, scabbard, and stand
Personalized Ninja Figure (Limit 5) - $75
Your chance to become a Mail Order Ninja! (Sorry, only male figures are currently available.)
Step 1: Submit a head shot photo to use as reference for the head of your figure!
Step 2: Choose your allegiance - Clan Yoshida (black ninja), White Dragon Clan (white ninja), or a ninja clan (and color) of your choosing!
Step 3: Choose your removable mask style - Regular, Half, or Stylish/Your design
Step 4: Choose your weapon - You'll get a sword with scabbard, stand, and your choice of 2 additional weapons: Sword with Scabbard, Kusari-Gama, Pair of Hanbo, Pair of Tonfa, Bo Staff, Manriki-Gusari, 3 Section Staff, Nunchucks, Pair of Kama, 2 Shuriken, or a Pair of Sai
Step 5: Bio - Submit the name of your ninja and a fun fact about them for the file card
Step 6: Get packing - Your ninja will get shipped in his very own wooden crate
I've been customizing ever since I stumbled upon a website dedicated to customizing action figures 5 years ago. I'm a huge ninja fan and I've made more ninja action figures and accessories than anything. I had to make an action figure of Jiro after my brother gave me copies of the first two volumes of Mail Order Ninja. The exclusive Kickstarter Jiro is the same figure that I made way back in January of '09.
How to Buy 'Em
The figures above are now available as rewards. Also, you CAN purchase any of these items even if you've already made a pledge or would like to bundle the original art together with an additional reward. Check the FAQ to find out how!
Thanks again for your support, everyone! And be on the lookout for even more madness as we enter our final 24 hours!
We may have passed our goal, but this campaign is far from over! Today we're rolling out another batch of amazing original Mail Order Ninja art by Jeffrey (Darth Vader and Son) Brown, Martheus and Janet (Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa) Wade, Soo (Dim Sum Warriors) Lee, Christopher (Battlestar Galactica) Schons and Jane (Return of the Dapper Men) Lee!
Gaze in awe and wonder at their artistic virtuosity and know that it can be yours... for a price. A price that's close to HALF OFF what these artists normally charge for commissions and original art.
Pledge now or forever hold your peace... 'cause the campaign ends on Friday!
"Handle with Care" by Jeffrey Brown - $150
Pen and ink on 10x14 bristol.
The judicious Jeffrey Brown shows us the travails that a mail order ninja faces at the hands of a cold and uncaring postal system...
"Yin & Yang" by Martheus and Janet Wade - $60
Original is pen & ink on 11x17 bristol.
The incomparable husband and wife team of Martheus and Janet Wade add a few splashes of color to the black and white world of Mail Order Ninja.
"Go Ninja, Go Ninja, GO!" by Soo Lee - $60
Ink brush on 10x14 white acrylic.
The uncannily talented Soo Lee pits Timmy against Jiro in a foot race, and Jiro has been barred from ninja teleporting or using caltrops! Who will win?! Oh, and Soo is running a Kickstarter of her own to support her Dim Sum Warriors series! Check it out now to get some delicious awesomeness!
"Who Dat Ninja" by Christopher Schons - $200
Graphite on 16x20 bristol.
The magnificent Mr. Christopher Schons mashes up Mail Order Ninja with what appears to be an oddly-dressed, time-traveling physician. If you're into that sort of thing...
"Ouija Ninja" by Janet Lee
Pen & ink on 11x17 Bristol.
The one-and-only Janet Lee partners the Mail Order Ninja cast with the characters from her Kid Jules Verne series for a little time-travel ouija board madness!
How to Buy 'Em
Each piece of original art you saw above is now available as an individual reward. Also, you CAN purchase any of these items even if you've already made a pledge or would like to bundle the original art together with an additional reward. Check the FAQ to find out how!
Thanks again for your support, everyone! And be on the lookout for more updates and more new rewards... We're just getting warmed up!