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The YouTube smash hit Toy Pizza is introducing its own action figure line!
The YouTube smash hit Toy Pizza is introducing its own action figure line!
The YouTube smash hit Toy Pizza is introducing its own action figure line!
207 backers pledged $13,832 to help bring this project to life.

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Toy Pizza - Knights of the Slice

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(Knights of the Slice art by SexualYoukai)
(Knights of the Slice art by SexualYoukai)
             

Toy Pizza is a YouTube show created by three friends that covers all things collectible...especially action figures! We love action figures so much, we decided to create our own! "Knights of the Slice" are what we call our fans and so we've decided to immortalize them as a plastic plaything.

Growing up, we loved all the 80s tokusatsu shows (especially with bad dubbing) and decided our Knight of the Slice figures should be a love letter to that genre of programing.

Utilizing Jesse's background as a toy designer, the Knight of the Slice action figures will be professionally manufactured in China, standing roughly 4" tall with several points of articulation.

The goal was to design an action figure we always wanted to play with. We wanted to create something that synthesizes all of the influences we think are cool. Knights of the Slice are heroes who are ready to battle, are drawn to shiny objects, and are very chill on the reg...just like our fans! 

*Kickstarter Exclusive Jake Roper (Host of VSauce3) Action Figure* 

(mock-up shown, final product may vary)
(mock-up shown, final product may vary)

 The mysterious fourth Knight of the Slice is revealed to be none other than Jake Roper, host of VSauce3! This special colorway will only be available via Kickstarter. 

*Kickstarter Exclusive Black & Gold Pin* 

Limited to the first 200 backers on select tiers

*Knights of the Slice- Brick, Lime, Teal*

The Toy Pizza Trio! Be the first to order these figures via this Kickstarter

 *Accessory Pack*

Deck out your Knight with a real-cloth trenchcoat, alternate pizza slicer hand, and gentlemen's fedora!

*Reward Tiers*

  *Stretch Goals*

(Logo by Tiffany Smalley)
(Logo by Tiffany Smalley)

 Toy Pizza is a Frederator production showcasing the coolest collectibles every week. Starting in Feb. 2014, the show quickly grew to 20,000+ subscribers and 1.4 million views. It is hosted flawlessly by the fine-haired hosts Jesse DeStasio, Cade Hiser, and Nicky Fung. Their hair is really nice. Like ...really, really nice.

(fan art by James Clement)
(fan art by James Clement)

Jesse DeStasio heads up Eerie Theory Entertainment, a licensing company focusing on intellectual property from YouTube and Kickstarter. A lifelong toy fan, Jesse started in the toy industry as an unpaid intern, eventually working at Play Along / Art Asylum, Jazwares, and Mezco. His favorite toy line (currently) is Swamp Thing.

Nicky Fung is Toy Pizza's video editor and spends too much time making things look nice and/or stupid silly in the edit bay. In addition to collecting toys, he collects sneakers (obsessively). Like most 20-something-year-olds, he grew up with Star Wars, X-Men, Ghostbusters and Power Rangers toys.

Cade Hiser is a YouTube-Certified Strategist and MCN Manager for the Channel Frederator Network. A YouTube veteran, Cade hosted his own channel CadeGoestoCollege between 2007 – 2012, and now hosts “Hungover with Cade” on Cartoon Hangover with over one million subscribers. A graduate of the University of Houston, Cade is a Pokemon Master and an expert Rubik’s Cube solver.

We have an awesome partner in We Love Fine who are co-developing this line with us. We've got a great factory selected and financing in place for the steel tool. But we want to make this as big of a project as it can be, so we are raising $10,000.  

What that 10k does-

  • We can further develop the line, specifically to work with great artists like Drew Wise and Michael Skattum to do awesome variants

  • Collaborate with other properties we love to a special deco of our Knights. Maybe our friends at Yacht Club Games and Cartoon Hangover will want to join the Knights of the Slice? ;)

  • Most importantly, we can make sure someone from our team (Jesse) is in China when the first samples come off the assembly line. This will ensure a better final product!

Risks and challenges

Any toy production has a laundry list of variables that can go wrong (and will go wrong) but we'll be communicative with anything that may cause a delay. The good news is Jesse DeStasio has 14 years experience in the toy industry-- with a specific focus being in China overseeing the actual production line, so there is no learning curve.

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    Aw man, that is so nice of you! You gave us free money and thusly we give you access to the backer blog as well as put your name in a future Toy Pizza episode!

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake"

    And access to the Backer Blog

    Shipping included in the Continental US

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + Bonus Accessory Pack + access to the Backer Blog

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    Random Color Knight of the Slice (Lime, Teal, or Brick) + Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + access to the Backer Blog + x2 Bonus Accessory Pack

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    3 Knights of the Slice (Lime, Teal, & Brick) + Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + access to the Backer Blog

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    3 Knights of the Slice (Lime, Teal, & Brick) + Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + access to the Backer Blog + 4 Bonus Accessory Packs + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

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    Core Tier!
    3 Knights of the Slice (Lime, Teal, & Brick) + Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + access to the Backer Blog + 4 Bonus Accessory Packs + A Thank You on upcoming episode of Toy Pizza

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    2 Secret Artist Edition Knights of the Slice*+ 3 Knights of the Slice (Lime, Teal, & Brick) + Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + access to the Backer Blog + 6 Bonus Accessory Packs + A Thank You on upcoming episode of Toy Pizza

    *Artist Editions to be announced throughout the campaign

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    NYC PIZZA PARTY

    Pick up your Knights of the Slice in person at the NYC Pizza Quest Pizza Party!

    3 Knights of the Slice (Lime, Teal, & Brick) + Kickstarter Exclusive Purple Knight of the Slice "Jake" + access to the Backer Blog + 6 Bonus Accessory Packs + A Thank You on upcoming episode of Toy Pizza + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

    *Must be 18 yrs or older and provide own travel to the event in Manhattan

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    All of the Knights!

    As many Knights as this campaign releases, you will get! + full set of accessory packs
    + access to the Backer Blog + A Thank You on upcoming episode of Toy Pizza + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

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    All of the Knights!

    NYC PIZZA PARTY Pick up your Knights of the Slice in person at the NYC Pizza Quest Pizza Party!

    + All of the Knights from this campaign + full set of accessory packs
    + access to the Backer Blog + A Thank You on upcoming episode of Toy Pizza + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

    *Must be 18 yrs or older and provide own travel to the event in Manhattan

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    Toy Pizza Producer!

    You get to pick the toy we cover on a future episode of Toy Pizza! Got an all-time favorite figure? We'll dedicate the show to you and that plastic plaything!

    + All of the Knights from this campaign + full set of accessory packs
    + access to the Backer Blog + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

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    METAL PIZZA?!

    Get a one-of-a-kind hand cast all-metal Knight of the Slice. This non-poseable hunk will be sure to go down in toy history as a super chill collectible.

    + All of the Knights from this campaign + full set of accessory packs
    + access to the Backer Blog + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

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    PIZZA QUEST AMBASSADOR

    A trip for two to NYC to have dinner with the Toy Pizza trio, watch a taping of Toy Pizza,
    + all other rewards! Hoo-whoO!O!

    *travel within the continental US only

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    PIZZA QUEST HOT SHOT

    Own the very lifesized Knights of the Slice Lime helmet as featured on Toy Pizza! We will even sign it if you please.

    + All of the Knights from this campaign + full set of accessory packs
    + access to the Backer Blog + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

    *Note: Helmet is intended as a display piece, not to be worn.

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    YOU BECOME KNIGHT OF THE SLICE!

    With this level, you pick your Knight color and name and forever will you be known in Toy Pizza canon as that proud warrior. You will also get a one-of-a-king hand painted Knight of your designated hue.

    + All of the Knights from this campaign + full set of accessory packs
    + access to the Backer Blog + Exclusive Kickstarter Pizza Quest Black & Gold Enamel pin

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