About this project
We have reached our initial goal of $10,000 within the first 24 hours of launching the project! Because you asked for it we're extending our rewards options! We will be implementing the following stretch goals since we've reached the funding goal early.
UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL #1 - $12,500 MAELEE Solo
We have reached $12,500 which unlocked the individual Maelee piece as an Add-on for an additional pledge amount of $10 to any backer level. This is not limited. Maelee will come with one plastic 25mm base.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $15,000 BASE Solo
If we reach $15,000 we will unlock the individual resin Wrecked Robot Display Base piece as an Add-on for an additional pledge amount of $10 to any backer level. This is not limited and does NOT include the 50mm plastic display base.
We are raising funds to cover production and promotion expenses of our new Maelee Special Edition Set and assure she gets to GenCon!
Rather than make the set exclusive to convention-goers we wanted to offer it in our online store during the weekend of the show.
Even better, we want to also offer it early to our Kickstarter backers and give them an opportunity to get the convention exclusive set before we take it to the show.
The Special Edition Maelee Set features our mascot mechanic heroine poised atop a giant wrecked robot heap. She is swinging her trusty wrench in desperate melee against three attacking BdE robots. Maelee and her robot attackers are all cast in quality pewter. One BdE Bot is keyed to attach to the base and is posed as if flying apart. The scenic base is cast in resin and comes supplied with a premium style 50mm plastic base for diplay. The two other attacking BdE robots include 25mm plastic bases. Each set comes with a signed and numbered certificate. The sets will be limited to 300.
The BdE robots are all special preview pieces from Bombshell's upcoming line of retro sci-fi minis that will not be available to retail until late 2014.
Each backer for the Maelee Special Edition Kickstarter Set will also receive the "Buddy" BdE Bot, a friendly companion that will not be included with the GenCon convention sets. This piece is limited to ONE PER BACKER.
Unlike our previous project where we were raising funds to make the pieces, the sculpts are finished and are ready to go into production now! Your funding will go towards production costs for manufacturing the pieces, packaging, and getting the sets to GenCon. We will be posting regular updates frequently to show exactly how the schedule is progressing. We have verified the production schedule with our casting supplier and plan to begin shipping rewards packages the week following the project completion. Surveys will be sent shortly after funding completes and they will be easy to complete and return.
$15 BOTS - For those who want just the robots. Includes a set of TWO attacking BdE robots. Each robot is 30mm tall and comes with a plastic 25mm base.
+$10 Maelee - Solo Add-on - We have reached $12,500 which unlocked the individual Maelee piece as an Add-on for an additional pledge amount of $10 to any backer level. This is not limited. Maelee will come with one plastic 25mm base.
+$15 BOTS Add-on - For each additional pledge amount of $15 you can add extra sets of the two attacking BdE bots to all backer rewards levels.
$50 SINGLE - You get one Special Edition Maelee the Mechanic Set. Includes Special Edition Maelee, scenic resin robot wreck base, 50mm plastic base, 3 attacking BdE robots, ONE special freindly "Buddy" Bot, and a signed and numbered certificate.
$90 PAIR - Go in with a friend and get two Special Edition Maelee Sets for a better deal! Includes ONE Kickstarter Exclusive "Buddy" Bot.
$120 TRIO - Three Special Edition Maelee the Mechanic Sets. Includes ONE Kickstarter Exclusive "Buddy" Bot.
$500 PAINTED SET- One Special Edition Maelee the Mechanic Set painted by one of our professional studio painters. Includes all of the items in the SINGLE Set. Includes ONE painted Kickstarter Exclusive "Buddy" Bot.
$1500 SCULPT SET - Includes a Special Edition Maelee Set painted by one of our studio painters plus the original sculpt for Maelee and the masters of the base and BdE robots. Includes ONE painted Kickstarter Exclusive "Buddy" Bot. (Reproduction rights are not included.)
Each Special Edition Maelee Set will come with a signed and numbered certificate and will be individually boxed. Components will be polybagged and padded to ensure they are protected .
Shipping to US backers is included with the pledge totals.
Backers who want their rewards shipped outside the US must include the requested amount ADD THIS to their total pledge. To edit your pledge total, click "Manage Pledge" at the top of the project page and enter the correct amount you wish to submit. We cannot ship international packages to backers who do not include the additional shipping amount. International backers will be responsible for their own country's import and customs fees. We will ship the international packages under HS Tariff code 950320.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge we face is getting the rewards shipped in a timely and affordable fashion. To avoid this issue we have verified scheduling with our casting supplier in order to get a head start on production. We are also planning to begin mold making and casting as soon as possible with frequent updates throughout the run of the Kickstarter project.
We have also verified shipping reward gifts to our international backers so that there will be as few hassles with customs for them as possible.
The offered pieces have already been sculpted, printed, and mastered. As we begin receiving castings they will be packaged for shipment so that the rewards can be sent as soon as the project surveys are returned.
Another challenge is sorting the surveys after the project completes. We have built this project with streamlined rewards levels in order to simplify surveys so they are easy to complete and return quickly. In this way, we plan to assure that when the backer surveys are polled, rewards will be shipped on time. We will also be posting a comprehensive spreadsheet so all backers can track where their reward package is in the production and delivery process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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