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Catcus, a cat cactus plush you can hug! New Rewards and FREE SHIPPING
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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! 

GOING GREEN

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!

REWARDS

  • 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.

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    Thank you!

    Thank you for supporting Catcus, every dollar helps bring him to life!

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    Phone and Desktop Wallpaper

    Digital Download Phone and Desktop Wallpaper

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    • Digital Download
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    Early Bird PVC Catcus Keychain

    Get this 2.5” PVC die cut Catcus Keychain at the best price!

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    • PVC Catcus Keychain
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Early Bird Catcus Lanyard!

    Get the super soft Catcus Lanyard at a discount with free shipping!

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    • Catcus Lanyard
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Kickstarter Exclusive Glitter Enamel Pin

    Get your Kickstarter Exclusive glitter version of Catcus’s original form, an enamel pin!

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    • Glitter Enamel Pin
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    PVC Catcus Keychain

    2.5” PVC die cut Catcus Keychain you can take with you everywhere!

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    • PVC Catcus Keychain
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Catcus Lanyard

    Super soft Catcus printed lanyard!

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    Early Bird 2.0 Single Catcus Plush!

    Early Bird Catcus plush went so fast I decided to make another Early Bird Tier and up the quantity so you can get another chance for Catcus at a discount! Includes FREE Domestic Shipping and Vinyl Sticker!

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    One Catcus Plush

    One 14.5” Catcus Plush, vinyl sticker and Free Domestic Shipping. International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    EarlyBird Plush and PVC Keychain!

    Get this plush and PVC Keychain combo at the best price!

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    • Catcus Plush
    • PVC Catcus Keychain
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    EarlyBird Plush and Lanyard!

    Get this plush and Lanyard combo at the best price! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Catcus Lanyard
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
    • Vinyl Sticker
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    Catcus Plush and KS Glitter Pin!

    Get the most popular combo, plush and pin with free shipping! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Glitter Enamel Pin
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Catcus Plush and PVC Keychain!

    Get this adorable combo, plush and 2.5” PVC Keychain with free shipping! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • PVC Catcus Keychain
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Catcus Plush and Lanyard!

    Get this adorable combo, plush and soft Lanyard with free shipping! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Catcus Lanyard
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
    • Vinyl Sticker
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    A Horde of Catci

    You want everything Catcus? Well you got it with this Reward and Free Shipping to boot! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • PVC Catcus Keychain
    • Glitter Enamel Pin
    • Catcus Lanyard
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
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    Two Catcus Plush!

    Two 14.5” Catcus Plush, 1 vinyl sticker, digital download wallpaper and free domestic shipping! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Custom Cat Watercolor Pet Portraits

    Limited to only 5 slots, this reward includes a 13x10 watercolor cat pet portrait, up to 2 detailed cats included, add $50 to pledge for one additional cat. Limited to 3 cats per piece. Semi-detailed background, with plants and flowers that reflect the personality of the animals. Please message if you have other requests during the campaign. Domestic Shipping included (Frame not included) International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

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    • Vinyl Sticker
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    Early Bird KS Exclusive Glitter Pin!

    Get your Kickstarter Exclusive glitter version of Catcus’s original form, an enamel pin!

    Includes:
    • Glitter Enamel Pin
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Early Bird Catcus!

    14.5” Catcus Plush with digital wallpaper and vinyl sticker. International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    EarlyBird Plush and Pin!

    Get the most popular combo, plush and pin, at the best price! International Backers are responsible for all customs and import taxes.

    Includes:
    • Catcus Plush
    • Glitter Enamel Pin
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Digital Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
    • Free Domestic Shipping
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    Ships to Only United States
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Funding period

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