A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
What is the project?
A tiny 5 inch dragon on a keychain! These are the same scale as our beloved larger dragons. Embroidered eyes and fixed (not jointed) legs are helping us keep the costs down on production. Each dragon will include a chain or clip so you can take your tiny dragon on many adventures.
What colors will the tiny dragon be?
Green & grey (one of our most popular dragon colors), super fuzzy material, with blue embroidered eyes.
Who is making these?
We're working with a plush manufacturer since these are so tiny.
When will they be ready?
Prototyping is complete and materials are all sourced and ready, so all we need to do is pay for production! Production will be about 60 days, then shipping out to all of you, so if we are funded by June 25, tiny dragons will be delivered to you in September at the latest. You will of course be updated as everything progresses.
Where is the money going?
Straight to production and shipping of the rewards for backers!
NEW COLOR of TINY DRAGON!!!!
Here are the colors available in the Kickstarter for the larger dragons!
Here's the original video with Brenna talking about the tiny dragons:
STRETCH GOALS *** Backer Surveys (after the campaign ends) will ask for your Stretch Goal color votes!!*** -----------------------------------------
All backers who pledged at the Tiny Dragon level or above will receive this reward, one print sized at either 5x7 or 8x10 (your choice). Special thanks to @brybeecreatives for the custom artwork!! This illustration was created exclusivley for the Kickstarter, and is in honor of Pride Month! This $100 goes DIRECTLY to the artist!
Available ONLY as a Kickstarter reward, this regular size (10 inch) dragon will be created just for the backers! Anyone who has pledged at the “Regular Dragon” level or above will auto-magically receive this reward - ONE dragon in the KS exclusive color. Backers will vote on the fabric for this exclusive dragon. This $600 pays for fabric and sewing for these dragons only.
3 - $1250 Third Color Tiny Dragon ($4,555 or 138%)
Unlock a third color of tiny dragon, which backers will get to vote on. If unlocked, ALL backers who pledged at the Tiny Dragon level or above will auto-magically receive this reward (ONE 3rd color Tiny Dragon), AND additional Color 3 dragons will be available for $7 to backers only. Backers will be updated, and this will ship as soon as possible depending on production. If later than the other rewards, additional shipping will be complimentary. This $1250 goes directly to production of the third color of tiny dragons.
Risks and challenges
Communication will be via Facebook and Kickstarter as well as direct emails to backers.
Manufacturer has been extremely communicative and helpful, and has met all timelines and goals so far. I don't foresee an issue here, but will update you all if anything changes.
Shipping costs are covered in the funding goal, so you should all receive your rewards in a timely manner.
Quality of the prototype excellent - very detailed, professional and cuddly!