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Designer vinyl toy based on Japanese toys of yore.
Designer vinyl toy based on Japanese toys of yore.
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If you grew up with or are just a fan/collector of Shogun Warriors and Jumbo Machinders, this is the designer vinyl toy for you. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS VERY LIMITED RUN.

My name is Eric Smith (fullblownink.com), a child of the 70s and 80s. After 20 years in the art biz, I have channeled my influences and interests into creating Vulkira, my initial designer vinyl toy concept.

Although it is only 8" tall, it is inspired by my favorite giant Japanese robots.

Original Vulkira concept sketch
Original Vulkira concept sketch
Finished 3D prototype.
Finished 3D prototype.

I'm very happy and excited that Vulkira™ will be produced by Unbox Industries. If all goes well with this project, I am hoping to produce a 24" vintage jumbo style Vulkira in the future. So your help counts no matter the amount you pledge! But let me not get ahead of myself. 

Limited to 300 pieces with a Shogun Warriors colorway, Vulkira will stand 8" and will have 3 points of articulation as well as removable fists and drill and missile launcher attachments.

Your contribution to this project will be for a myriad of expenses attached to producing this figure.

Spec sheet for sculptor(s)
Spec sheet for sculptor(s)

Production costs include producing a wax master, unique tools, mold masters and Shogun Warriors colorway paint apps. 

Other costs associated with this project are shipping from Chinese manufacturer, shipping finished toys to donors, shipping materials, polypags and header cards. Header cards will be designed, hand-screen printed by me (Eric Smith), hand-cut and hand-assembled. Also, all costs associated with producing all other reward tier items are taken into account. I have rolled cost of shipping materials into the shipping cost.

Estimated delivery dates are based on the time it will take Unbox Industries to produce and ship the 300 pieces to me. I got an approximation of 80-90 days for production from Unbox Industries. Then there's their shipping time to me, my time to packaging toys into polybags and header cards, packing rewards in to shipping boxes and then shipping out to pledgers. It may not take until March, but I would rather everyone receive rewards sooner than later than the date.

I am also bringing some of my wonderfully talented, renowned artist friends into this project. Higher reward tiers will include original art work from Jeff Lamm, Jason Goad,Steve "Chanks" Ciancanelli, Darryl Banks, Frankie B Washington, and Adam Saul.

Here are a samples to whet your appetite:

In-progress sketch by Steven Ciancanelli for his reward tier.
In-progress sketch by Steven Ciancanelli for his reward tier.
Jason Goad's reward tier piece.
Jason Goad's reward tier piece.
Adam Saul's (CopASquat Toys & ASPrinting Press) 12 x !8' Screen print
Adam Saul's (CopASquat Toys & ASPrinting Press) 12 x !8' Screen print
Finished set of 4 cards by Frankie B Washington!
Finished set of 4 cards by Frankie B Washington!

Dirty Donny Gillies' contribution to the project:

Black light poster by Dirty Donny!
Black light poster by Dirty Donny!

Battle Damage Example (see disclaimer under pic):

Artist impression. Factory versions will differ.
Artist impression. Factory versions will differ.

Examples of custom color way options (color ways must follow same the same paint assignment as the Shogun Warriors color way):

I will maximize your every dollar put into this project to bring you the best possible purchasing experience.

Remember, the success of this project is now up to YOU as much as me, so help get the word out by telling your friends on and off social media, message boards, etc.

IMPORTANT: Vulkira is NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN. This is an adult collector toy and for adults ONLY.

Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/vulkira

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPREAD THE WORD ON YOUR BLOG OR WEB SITE, HERE ARE SOME ANIMATED GIF BANNERS. 

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges when producing any product and it's possible that there may be unforeseen delays in production, but with 18+ years of experience in commercial art with a focus on production, project managment and overseas product manufacturing and delivery, I am confident any obstacle can be overcome.
I have padded delivery dates to hopefully accommodate any delays

You have my word that I will deliver quality products in the timeliest of fashions. I will communicate with all donors and give updates regularly, addressing any issues should they arise.

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    $1 will get you my most sincere thank you, a shout out on the Vulkira Facebook page (facebook.com/vulkira) and you will gain the knowledge of knowing Vulkira's wrath is a dollar closer to being realized. (If you do not wish to receive a shout out, just say so when you pledge, and your identity will remain top secret, like the location of Vulkira's base.

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    $2 buys a most sincere thank you/shout out AND a Vulkira line art coloring page PDF (digital file).

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    $5 gives you a 2" Vulkira sticker as well as a PDF coloring page and a sincere thank you/shout out.

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    $10 buys a top secret 7 x 17" sheet of Vulkira blueprints, as well as all of the lower tier rewards.

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    $25 buys a unique Vulkira pencil sketch by Vulkira creator, Eric Smith (fullblownink.com) as well as all of the lower tier rewards.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    $60 gets you the prize of 1 8", vinyl toy of Vulkira, plus all lower tier rewards! Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    $85 gets you ONE limited edition (of 50) Vulkira gocco screen print with your 8" toy as well as all lower tier rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    You get reward tiers 1-5, Vulkira in Shogun Warriors colorway, AND a second Vulkira with battle damage colorway!

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    You get reward tiers 1-5, Vulkira in Shogun Warriors color way, AND CUSTOM, MADE TO ORDER COLOR WAY!!!!!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    $150 gets you piece of original Vulkira art by artist and toy designer, Jeff Lamm (greasebat.com) with your Vulkira toy, as well as tiers 1-5 rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    $150 gets you piece of original Vulkira art by hot NY artist Steve "Chanks" Ciancanelli (stevenciancanelli.com) with your Vulkira toy, as well as tiers 1-5 rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    $150 gets you piece of original Vulkira art by artist Jason Goad (ingoadwetrust.com) with your Vulkira toy, as well as tiers 1-5 rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    $150 gets you one numbered, limited edition of 20, 3-color, 12 x 18" screen print by artist and toy maker, Adam Saul of Cop A Squat Toys (copasquattoys.com) with your Vulkira toy, as well as tiers 1-5 rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    This tier gets your an 18 x 24" blacklight poster from none other than Dirty Donny Gillies (http://dirtydonnyart.blogspot.com/)! Donny did not have time to do Vulkira specific art, but was cool enough to offer up his Planet Pinball poster! There are only 2 available here. Signed and numbered by Donny. See project description for pic of the poster

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    $200 gets you piece of original Vulkira art by one of the comic book industry's hottest artists, Darryl Banks (of Green Lantern fame-bankster.deviantart.com) with your Vulkira toy, as well as tiers 1-5 rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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    $200 buys a set of 4 colored Vulkira sketch cards by artist Frankie B. Washington, who worked on the official Transformers & Voltron card sets (http://fbwash.deviantart.com/gallery) with your Vulkira toy, as well as tiers 1-5 rewards. Add $55 to your pledge per additional Vulkira you wish to receive. Additional shipping will be charged for each toy added.

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