09/06/2019 FINAL DAY, ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!
WHAT IS IT?
Bad Squiddo Games is a leading specialist in the manufacture of 28mm female miniatures, welcome to our latest project!
This is a short and sharp Kickstarter to get these beautiful miniatures on your tabletop as soon as possible. All the sculpts are completed (hand sculpted), master cast and quality approved. We just need that final boost to get them into production.
And following Bad Squiddo tradition - yes we have some adorable critters!
You’re not even reading this though, you’ve already scrolled to drool over the images, so let’s do that!
BORING STUFF - The miniatures are 28mm scale and cast in extremely high quality white metal. Nearly everything is single piece. Just two of the miniatures require a tiny bit of assembly (it says below which ones).They come without bases supplied but with moulded on small puddle bases (easy to chop off if you wish to). And of course - they are compatible with the similar male miniatures from other manufacturers. They are supplied unpainted - so you can either paint them yourself or simply bring out the detail with an ink wash.
Shipping is charged in addition to your pledge, AFTER THE CAMPAIGN, scroll to the bottom for more information. Please don't add the shipping cost during the campaign.
Each Stretch Goal has black numbers in yellow circles which show which pledge levels they are automatically added onto when they are unlocked. In a nutshell, # 1 Pick 'n Mix has no auto added stretch goals, #2 All the Dwarves and #3 All the Amazons have badges and stickers, and #4 All-in, and #5 Two in the hand get everything (the latter, two of everything)
When unlocked you can add more to your pledge (any level) by increasing your pledge by the amount shown on the gold coin in the bottom right.
The stretch goal unlock amounts will be unveiled during the campaign for optimal momentum!
STRETCH GOALS LIST
£6000 UNLOCKED: Badges
£8000 UNLOCKED: Norbert the Pack Pony
£9000 UNLOCKED: Stickers
£10,000 UNLOCKED: Peegasi (3)
£12,000 UNLOCKED: Single Guinea Peeg Sprite
£13,000 UNLOCKED: Kythera, Dwarf Barbarian
£14,000 LOCKED: Lehana, Amazon Champion
£15,000 UNLOCKED: The Best Vignette Ever
£16,000 UNLOCKED: Guinea Peeg Sprite for backers who've pledged at least £15.
Shipping is not included with any pledge, though it is very reasonable (see further down the page). Please don't add shipping to your total, it will be sorted afterwards during the pledge manager.
Pledges 2-5 start off with a nice saving on RRP, but as the stretch goals are smashed through the campaign, they get some extras added in for no extra cost or effort on your part.
Only "All in" and "Two in the Hand" pledge levels include ALL the stretch goals though, so check carefully. These are the best value for money options and you should totally go for it!
HOW TO PLEDGE
Choose an option from the rewards section and follow the instructions. You can increase your pledge any time with "manage my pledge" option which will appear in the same place. You can add multiple pledges, extra pledges, extra packs (more information below in "add ons") and we will ask for the relevant information in the pledge manager after the campaign.
You may add as many of the packs as well as additional pledges from the campaign to your pledge as you wish, this will be sorted afterwards in the pledge manager, so just make a note and adjust the pledge amount accordingly.
E.g. if you want a pack of Amazon Elite Guard alongside your "All the Dwarves" pledge, make your total pledge £50. If you then later decide that heck it, you want twice as many dwarves, then adjust your pledge by a further £40 make it £90.
We've also included some existing miniatures from the Bad Squiddo Games range which fit in well with this campaign, that you have the option to add to your pledge. There are even bundles in there, so have a look.
Any confusion with your pledge, don't hesitate to PM.
For more information on the existing Bad Squiddo Game miniatures, pop along to our website where you'll find sizes, sculptor names, painter names, and other tidbits.
Despite the video saying "Hey the company is just me!" , there are whole bunch of incredible freelancers involved in bringing these miniatures to life.
THE SCULPTORS involved are industry veterans Shane Hoyle and Alan Marsh. They are both highly professional and talented to heck, creating miniatures that cast brilliantly, stand up to tabletop abuse, and are an utter joy to paint. We have worked with them both before to much satisfaction, between them, they make up a vast majority of the existing Bad Squiddo range.
THE MINIATURES ARE BEING CAST by the professionals at CMA Creative Solutions, who produce the highest quality miniatures we have ever experienced. They are also expert mouldmakers who can turn even the trickiest of minis into a perfect cast.
TO PAINT THE MINIATURES in outstanding glory and make you want to snap your own paintbrushes we have John Morris, Paul Cubbin, and Troy Small. Splendid chaps who bring out the maximum beauty in the miniatures.
THE STUNNING ARTWORK of the Amazon, Dwarf and Peegasi are by the drawing wizard Martin Whitmore. We've worked with him on many projects now, including our logo!
The project is created and managed by me, Annie Norman!
WHO AM I?
Kickstarter has been brilliant for five large (large for us!) projects so far - Ghosts of Gaia, Ghosts of Gaia II, My Last Sunrise, Freyja's Wrath and Onna-bugeisha, totalling almost £90k between them. These have been super successful and created many happy backers across the world.
We’ve found Kickstarters to be an excellent tool to get the word out there, as well as a source of the funds required to put a range into production. The reach of Kickstarter is enormous, therefore the best way to introduce the range to a wider audience. Manufacturing is an incredibly expensive endeavour, so the more people we can net in – the better! Since using Kickstarter we have found the “cash injection” to be amazing at helping the company grow much faster than it was before – and that means many more miniatures for you – sooner. Any excess goes towards developing the next line of miniatures.
Amazons and Dwarves: The Kickstarter has had several thousands of pounds already invested in it by ourselves, so we are reaching out for you to help us contribute the final part and get these ladies on the table.
As a business with a successful web shop, we ship a stackload of packages every day, worldwide. You can rest assured we are more than familiar with safe packaging, customs and methods.
The shipping is going to be taken AFTER the Kickstarter, so is not included in your pledge - please don't add it into your total. It's going to be worked out via weight through the Bad Squiddo web store. Click HERE to see the weight and price brackets.
HERE IS AN ESTIMATE FOR THE SHIPPING COSTS FOR THE BASIC PLEDGES (without add ons)
They are "over" estimated, so there is a 100% guarantee that the shipping won't cost more than this, if anything, it may be lower.
It also shows how adding extra add ons won't affect your postage much. Woohoo!
Upgraded shipping options are also available at extra cost such as Tracked and Signed, DPD, UPS, and UK Special Delivery. You will be able to choose in the pledge manager.
AFTER THE CAMPAIGN - PLEDGE MANAGER
If the campaign is successful, your card will be charged afterwards (9th June), and then we will update with a link to the Pledge Manager. This will be through the Bad Squiddo Games webstore and easy to use. This is where you give us your shipping details, pay for shipping, let us know what extra packs you may have added to your pledge and add anything else you may have forgot. You can add other items from the rest of the website, but it may delay the shipping.
We are based in the UK and apparently maybe leaving the EU at the end of October. We are aiming to be shipped before any of these shenanigans (which may not happen anyway!) but IF there is any postage increase due to this, we will cover it, so you won't get any unexpected extra bills.
Follow us on social media for even more updates, and even just to have a nosey at what else we do.
Thank you so much if you read this far, let's smash it!
Risks and challenges
Bad Squiddo Games is a successful manufacturer of miniatures as well as stockist of others, so along the way we have learnt how to deal with anything that can be thrown at us, in the most professional way possible. The sculptors, mouldmakers and casters are all highly experienced. All of the figures are master cast and proofed to check for any production casting issues, and approved. So as soon as the funds are in, they can be put into production moulds and spun spun spun!
In the case of any delays, which could be due to sickness, bereavement, apocalypse - anything really outside of our control - rest assured your money is in safe and professional hands, and you will be updated regularly as to the situation.
Previous Kickstarters are Ghosts of Gaia, Ghosts of Gaia II, My Last Sunrise, Freyja's Wrath and Onna-bugeisha & The Women of Feudal Japan. All have gone way over target, yet been a huge success and delivered on time or a teeny bit late. Each time, any delays were communicated promptly.
Whilst priding ourselves on doing a huge amount of research, budgeting and planning, there are always things to learn along the way, so we are confident that this will be the most successful and smoothest yet. And the others were smoooooth.
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