Hi everyone! My name is Alexandra, and I'm so happy to share with you Catcus, my original character. I have been doing Artist Alley for the last 12 years and have had many different pins, keychains, lanyards and other products produced from my artwork, and I'm so excited to have prototyped my first Plush!
I love cats and cacti, and have three rescue cats and succulents and a cactus in my studio. I also love puns, and if you've listened to the video, to create and sing hilarious songs. People have fallen in love with Catcus as I have over the years as an enamel pin with his song, and I want to give them an opportunity to have Catcus in another form. If you haven't met him yet, I hope you will give him a chance help me bring him alive as a cuddly plush.
Now some of you have already tried once to help me fund Catcus, and with revised pledge tiers, new marketing strategies along with re-assessing quantities and associated costs, and the addition of FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING I believe we can make him happen this time!
I want to try and do my part to be environmentally friendly, and that's why I've chosen EcoEnclose for all of my packaging for shipping Catcus to you. EcoEnclose is an amazing company I respect, as well as a leader in bringing sustainable packing innovations to the market.
The Polymailer that Catcus will come in is not only 100% Recycled, but also able to be used again by the consumer with a second adhesive enclosure strip to promote second use of packaging!
Now let's get to the fun part!
- Catcus Measures 14.5" tall from head to foot, and has a flat base to stand, and a flat but still springy and flexible rim of the flower pot.
- He is made of super soft minky and details are embroidered, so no loose or super hard pieces.
- All Plush Tiers receive a FREE Vinyl Sticker/Decal with their Plush.
- This special edition Catcus Glitter enamel pin will only be available to backers of the Kickstarter!
- Digital Wallpaper artwork to be completed upon funding, and distributed by November 2019
- New Reward Addition! A 2.5" PVC Diecut keychain, available here first on Kickstarter!
Stretch Goals are for when we hit our initial funding goal of Catcus Plush, and go beyond! These are the rewards that will be available once we hit those amounts!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is he doesn't fund. This can happen, as I tried to fund him in July, but was underfunded. I wouldn't say I was unsuccessful though, raising $6,138 for my very first attempt at Kickstarter, out of a $9,500 is tremendous to me!
There was a large learning curve, and comments and concerns from the first Kickstarter attempt have been addressed, and modified to better communicate the project, pledge tiers and reward system.
When fully funded, there are no risks. I am working with a reputable manufacturer, and have been getting merchandise consistently made for 6 years of my 12 years doing Artist Alley.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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