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Flying to you straight from outer space, these bat plushies are part science fiction, part snuggles, and 100% adorable.
Flying to you straight from outer space, these bat plushies are part science fiction, part snuggles, and 100% adorable.
Flying to you straight from outer space, these bat plushies are part science fiction, part snuggles, and 100% adorable.
1,182 backers pledged $51,311 to help bring this project to life.

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Galaxy Bat Plushies

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Galaxy bats came into this world in October 2014 and caused quite a stir. They are, by far, my most popular product and the demand has far outweighed my ability to produce them. They've been flying off the proverbial shelves as fast as I can make them. Many people have expressed disappointment with the limited supply and higher prices inherent to handmade items.

My solution? Manufacturing! I've reached out to Shinedown Productions, a company known for working with artists to create small batch designer artist plushies. With their help I've had a sample produced. It has been made to mimic my original design as closely as possible and has the same floppy wings, big ears, and sitting pose that made my bats so popular. Oh, and the lovely nebula fabric as well!

The galaxy bat plush is approximately 6 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, and has a 12.5 inch wingspan. It is made of super soft minky with weighted pellets in its bum, and custom silk screened fabric in the ears and wings.

Here's where you come in. I need your help to bring these galaxy bats into our world. The goal of $7,000 will allow me to start production on the bats and cover their shipping to the US.

In addition to the plushies, I've also created a few cute little galaxy bat items for backers in matching designs and I will be offering limited handmade bats in custom color combinations.

Risks and challenges

I have over 3 years of experience creating and shipping products. I have sent thousands of plushies to customers in every US state as well as over 40 countries worldwide. This is my first time in the world of manufacturing and Kickstarter, but I am working with the company Shinedown Productions which has been the choice of companies for many great, successful Kickstarters and has a history of excellent customer service. Together, I believe we can tackle any serious issues that may arise in the manufacturing process.

Many of my rewards are handmade including the pinback buttons, printed pillows, and handmade versions of the bats. I am a one person operation so personal injury or family emergency may delay production.There may also be delays in manufacturing or shipping that are out of my control.

No matter the cause, backers will be always notified of any major delays!

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    STICKER SET

    Get a set of 4 stickers. Each one is die cut around the artwork and features a glossy vinyl coating. The bats are colored to match the bat plush!

    Two of the stickers will be 2x3 inches and two will be 2x2 inches.

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    PINBACK BUTTON SET

    Get the pinback button set featuring 4 galaxy bat pins. These buttons are printed in my home on glossy photo paper and created using my own industrial button maker. The bats are colored to match the bat plush!

    Pins are 1.5 inches in diameter.

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    MINI PRINTED PILLOW

    This printed pillow is identical to the standard printed pillow, but smaller! It is made from the same custom printed minky.

    This pillow is 9 inches long and 5 inches tall.

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    ALL THE LITTLE GOODIES

    Can't choose? Don't! At this tier, get both the pinback button set and the sticker set for a reduced price.

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    ALL THE LITTLE GOODIES + LITTLE PILLOW

    Can't choose? Don't! At this tier, get both the pinback button set and the sticker set for a reduced price. Also get a little pillow, unlocked from the stretch goal.

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    PRINTED BAT PILLOW

    An alternative to the bat plush, receive a cute galaxy bat illustration printed onto minky fabric and sewn into a pillow. These are handmade with lots of love.

    They are 17.5 inches long and 9 inches tall.

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    GALAXY BAT PLUSH

    The star of the show. Get one manufactured galaxy bat plush with a Kickstarter exclusive adoption certificate. Also receive a set of 4 pins and a set of 4 stickers with matching artwork.

    Bats are about 6 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and have 12.5 inch wingspans.

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    ULTIMATE BAT BUNDLE

    A full set packed with goodies! Receive 1 manufactured bat plush, 1 bat pillow, 1 set of stickers, 1 set of pins, and an adoption certificate!

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    CUSTOM BAT

    For $45, receive a custom handmade bat. This is a limited reward and is an opportunity to receive a one of a kind bat in exactly the colors you want. Choose from blue, purple, teal, or red galaxy print and white minky, black minky, black sparkle fleece, or light purple minky fabric. Comes with a set of pins, a set of stickers, and an adoption certificate.

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    ONE OF EVERYTHING

    For the person who has to have it all.

    Receive 1 manufactured bat plushie, 1 adoption certificate, 1 set of pinback buttons, 1 set of stickers, 1 large bat pillow, and 1 small bat pillow.

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    TWO BATS

    Receive 2 manufactured bat plushies, 2 adoption certificates, 2 sets of pinback buttons, and 2 sets of stickers. Perhaps one for you and one for a friend?

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    ONE OF EVERYTHING + 1 Bat

    For the person who really has to have it all.

    Receive 2 manufactured bat plushie, 2 adoption certificates, 1 set of pinback buttons, 1 set of stickers, 1 large bat pillow, and 1 small bat pillow.

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    THREE BATS

    Receive 3 manufactured bat plushies, 3 adoption certificates, 3 sets of pinback buttons, and 3 sets of stickers.

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    TWO OF EVERYTHING

    Perhaps you and your friend each want one of everything? Or you just really like bats. Me too!

    Receive 2 manufactured bats, 2 adoption certificates, 2 sets of pinback buttons, 2 sets of stickers, 2 large bat pillows, and 2 small bat pillows.

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