Share this project


Share this project

ENDS TONIGHT! Help us reach $1.25MM to save more of Frank Zappa's private Vault and use the contents to make the definitive doc.
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
Our Kickstarter has ended, but you'll still be able to join us to help save the Vault & tell Frank's story. Check back soon for more details!
8,688 backers pledged $1,126,036 to help bring this project to life.

Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!

    1. Paul Batt 9 minutes ago

      Anybody from Asia get a box yet? Waiting patiently in Taiwan :-D

    2. Missing avatar

      Bill Milligan about 4 hours ago

      I hate to ask (because I love it no matter what) but did everybody who got a license plate get the red Missouri one? Or (hoping beyond hope) did I get the original one hanging in the den?

      Really doesn't matter because it was easily the coolest thing I pulled out of the mystery bag, but inquiring minds don't want to eat that question.

    3. Brian Cadwell about 6 hours ago

      Audio Stogies, grrr

    4. Alex Winter 2-time creator about 6 hours ago

      @Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus: sweet!

    5. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus about 6 hours ago

      It's here it's here !!! I'm so friggin happy !!! Got the cable , a real barking pumpkin pencil, a whole lotta cool reproduction pieces stickers & the t shirt is amazing !

    6. Missing avatar

      JoSch about 9 hours ago

      Finally, the rewards also touched down in Germany :)
      Alex, all the best for further processing in finishing the movie and also huge thanks for your devotion and efforts.

    7. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus about 9 hours ago

      @Alex my wife called me to let me know the package just arrived ! Thank you !

    8. Alex Winter 2-time creator about 10 hours ago

      @Dan Stickler: sorry, email the team at

    9. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus about 11 hours ago

      @Alex it's all good .. I just got a notification that it will be delivered today - I'm very psyched

    10. Choco about 12 hours ago

      @ Alex: If my 250 package has not been sent yet....A licenzzzze plate pleazzzzzzze !!!

    11. Missing avatar

      Dan Stickler about 12 hours ago

      Rewards arrived today. All good stuff and a great poster, but the poster arrived with a badly wrinkled corner on one side; about 1/5 of the side. The mailing tube was intact. What do I need to do to receive a replacement poster? Thanks!

    12. Alex Winter 2-time creator about 12 hours ago

      @Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus: Hey Ed, if you emailed the team they will definitely get back to you, just give them a minute. There's a lot of backers and a small team. Thanks!

    13. Matthias Spadin about 20 hours ago

      Got my rewards today!!! Especially the license plate is awesome :D

    14. Alex Winter 2-time creator 1 day ago

      @Eric Morones: awesome thanks! And big thanks to you! Been great to hear the responses. Working away and will post all in next update.

    15. Missing avatar

      Eric Morones 1 day ago

      Alex!!! Got my rewards today!!! Simply awesome! More than I expected! The FZ license plate....I always wanted one! The buttons and various things in mystery killin!! So worth the wait!! If the doc turns out anything like the care you put into these items, I'm so excited!! Kudos to you and the crew!!

    16. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus 1 day ago

      I shot a email off to the backer support because according to my tracking # my package is still languishing away in Texas .. still no reply to my query .. I'm a bit frustrated

    17. Ian goodall 1 day ago

      @choco- you're so disciplined LOL

    18. Choco 1 day ago

      @ Ian: I' m still waiting too, maybe for the poster ? And I don't want to see video/picture of what you have recieved....I prefer to keep it a surprise like a kid unwrap a Christmas Gift !

    19. Ian goodall 2 days ago

      Probably just need to know which packages are delayed? I thought the posters / prints are resulting in a bit of a delay
      Not sure if the strap and picks I ordered are later too

      Happy to wait

      But would love to see a video/ picture of what some of you have received



    20. Steven Nevans 2 days ago

      Hi Alex
      How about a update. I see that people are starting to receive their stuff. Me I am still waiting and I don't have a tracking number yet? What up with that? Please keep us informed with what's happening with the rewards and the Vault. Thanks

    21. davdonline 3 days ago

      Got my backer reward last week AND an email (a little snarky) answering all my concerns regarding the project delays. I LOVE the T- shirt, stickers and poncho (FO REAL). Still waiting on the add on reward...I'd like to take a moment to compliment the fulfillment team for their passion (Ivan) and hard work. Answering the concerns of an angry Kickstarter backer must take a lot of patience. Hang in there backers--these guys are LEGIT.

    22. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus 3 days ago

      According to my tracking # my package has been stuck in Texas since the 22 .. just emailed the Zappa team .. great googily moogily

    23. Pam B Natural
      3 days ago

      Are different tiers getting sent out at different times? My friend got her shipment last week and I have not even received the shipping e-mail.

    24. Shawn Hutchison 3 days ago

      Still awaiting my mystery package here in Ohio, leaving for vacation today hope I receive this much anticipated item. Kinda worried that people from other countries have received their goodies and I haven't,hope it's an alphabetical thing.....anyways ...Titties n Beer

    25. Scoey
      4 days ago

      UK here! Thanks for all the amazing goodies! I just wish, I could have been around to watch him play live! Shame there ain't no Bill & Ted time machine, but at least we've got this! Thanks Alex.

    26. Shaun Pryszlak 4 days ago

      Alex. Got mine today. Love it all. Any idea what the cable was for? Best way to mount it? Love all the memorabilia. Does it say in the updates anywhere what is original and what is a reproduction?

    27. Arjan van der Boom 5 days ago

      From the Netherlands: I just got the goodies. Nice! Unfortunately no "vieze vette vloerbedekking" for under my sofa.

    28. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Jed Levin: For rock solid answers please email the rewards team at

    29. Alex Winter 2-time creator 5 days ago

      @Auke: Thanks!!

    30. Barry Scott Wilson 5 days ago

      Has anyone taken a photo of the "NOT A SEARS PONCHO" that they want to share? I can see there is something on there but don't want to remove it from its bag or unfold it until it is raining for real, not this Sears rain we get here in Portland.

    31. Missing avatar

      Auke 5 days ago

      Netherlands here received goodie bag yesterday. Awsome!!! great work.

    32. Missing avatar

      Jed Levin 7 days ago

      Alex, do you know when digital vault passes will be made available? Thanks!

    33. Choco on March 21

      @ Francois Couture: Chanceux, I'm from Québec too but no goodies and "authentic" poncho yet...very impatient...Probably because Alex signed my poster last saturday !!!!

    34. François Couture on March 20

      Got my box of goodies. Wow! AND a DVD, and a CD, and a cassette from the back catalog, and it just so happened that I didn't own any of these yet - plus the t-shirt and everything else, that's a $100 well spent! Now... looking forward to the digital vault content! :-)

    35. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on March 20

      Thanks ! I shot off a email

    36. Alex Winter 2-time creator on March 20

      If you feel you should have gotten your stuff by now, email the reward team at

    37. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on March 20

      I checked my backerkit page & it said the order is still being processed . I hope that means it will be sent out soon . I'm on the 200 level

    38. Missing avatar

      Ben on March 20

      Hi alex, alot of people have already gotten their package, i was wondering what is the estimated shipping

    39. Missing avatar

      mark belluscio on March 20

      Awesome. That empty wall in the den won't fill itself

    40. Alex Winter 2-time creator on March 20

      @mark belluscio: that hasn't been completed yet. It's coming!

    41. Missing avatar

      mark belluscio on March 20

      Alex, I did the add on for the Matt Groenig print. Curious what the status is of that. I haven't seen mention of that for a while.

    42. Alex Winter 2-time creator on March 20

      So glad everyone is digging the mystery bags! A lot of effort, time and love went into those.

      And really, our thanks to all of you! You're the reason we're able to preserve the vault!

    43. Missing avatar

      Robert Graf-Waczenski on March 20

      Germany here. My package arrived today. Nice T-Shirt, stickers and non-sears poncho.

    44. axel roessler on March 19

      Hey Alex,
      yesterday my package arrived - opening this thing really felt like christmas in March. So much nice stuff!!! The piece of the UMRK cable will of course get a special place... and there's so much more.
      Thanks thanks thanks and keep up the good work!
      All the best from Tucson, Axel

    45. Missing avatar

      Cory on March 19

      I just got a message from facebook that 1 year ago today was the day I backed this project and shared it on facebook. <3

    46. Missing avatar

      Jed Levin on March 18

      Got my shirt today (very nice!) and stickers and poncho. I gave $50. My question is, do I get some kind of vault or archive pass now so I can access material that has been preserved, or some portion of the film? That's what I really donated for, and of course the preservation itself. Thanks.

    47. Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus on March 18

      @Alex no prob .. I'll give it a few more days

    48. Alex Winter 2-time creator on March 18

      @Ed "Zomby Woof" Marcus: probably in the mail. Email the team if anything seems wonky

Show older comments