I have returned from Germany, having picked up a lot of information, and a bit of a cold. Though a bit under the weather I wanted to post an update.
Regarding the keychains that got chewed up by the USPS, I ordered some new, bubble padded envelopes and will send out the replacements this week for those that had contacted me or left comments here on Kickstarter.
If there's anyone else with damaged merch, just leave a comment here or send me a message and I'll send it out right away.
Just got the sample print for the shirts and this one is better, save one detail. Just in case, I'm insisting on seeing another sample with the update before I authorize the full run. It'll add a few more days but I want to avoid more issues later on.
Regarding the Germany business trip, it went really well. I met a great group of people who gave me tours of their operations and we talked, brainstormed, and met with investors and such.
Very productive, everyone seemed pleased with the new prototype and though there are a few hurdles to refining the design, they are not insurmountable. They have a lot of resources in place, including engineers and product designers, and experience with production and such.
I can't say too much more right now, but I hope to have a big update within a week or so.
Talk to you soon!