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Beautiful metal meeples with gorgeous colour enamel, designed by Daniel Solis.
Beautiful metal meeples with gorgeous colour enamel, designed by Daniel Solis.
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Meeple complications

Posted by Campaign Coins (Creator)
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Hello Meeple friends,

This was going to be a great update: "We have finished the production! They're on the way! Break out the meeple champagne!"

But, before we sent them to you, we did a final inspection:

Alas, some of the final meeples just aren't as good as the ones we promised you, so we are remaking them.
 

When will you get your meeples?

The current production estimate is that we will be finished the corrections on 18 September. That date assumes that all goes well, and I suspect it may take a little longer.

We will want to check them all again, which will take a few more days. If they pass the beauty test, they will be packed up and should arrive at our fulfilment partners in the first week of October.
 

Which meeples are good?

All of the shiny ones look brilliant. Blue Water is the best since the very first prototype. The new Yellow Daisy positively glows. Black Skull is black like your heart, and we fixed the slight purple effect that the translucent enamel was causing. And, Fuji looks glorious, and a very distinct aqua, making it look different than the Blue.

They're good meeples, Brent
They're good meeples, Brent

 
Which meeples are... not good?

Many of the meeples that have antique plating have turned out too dark.

When we make antique plating we like it to have some depth and shadow, it makes our coins look great. But, if it's too dark, then the translucent enamel brings all those shadows through. And the result looks like, well, like this.

In all of the photos below, we are showing you the original samples (the ones you backed), intermingled with the ones we need to fix. We'll tell you in the captions which are samples, so that you can see how far off the mark some of these are.

The purple turned out the worst. A large number of them are near black.

Original samples: Upper left, bottom middle, upper right
Original samples: Upper left, bottom middle, upper right

 
The green are okay, it's just the wrong shade of green. These look like jade, but we
promised you bamboo. So, we are doing them again.

Original samples: Upper left, bottom middle, upper right
Original samples: Upper left, bottom middle, upper right

 
Finally, the red meeples are also too dark. They actually look kind of distinguished, but we wanted them to be more like Valentine's Day, and less like Vampire's Day. Most of all, they don't look like what we showed you, and that simply won't do.

Original samples: Upper left, bottom middle, upper right
Original samples: Upper left, bottom middle, upper right

 
We are really sorry about this

We hate taking more time than we promised.

But, what would be worse would be send you meeples that don't look like the ones you backed. We want to send you bright, candy, happy meeples, and we'll keep making them until they are.

We will update you in two weeks on the meeple makeover.

Best,

Mark, Andre, Penny & Jackson

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    1. Ben Blackford
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      Glad you are taking care to make sure they turn out spot on! Though I bet some people would love to buy some of the rejects off you ;)

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      Jerri Mervicker on

      I'm glad you're taking the time to remake them. I'd love to have 1 of each of the rejects at a reasonable discount.

    3. Mark Jindra
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      Take your time and ship what you are satisfied with for quality. I would rather wait a few more weeks or months and get the best possible meeples than to rush it. =)

    4. Marc Plourde
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      I'm also curious if these rejects will be available for purchase or as a fulfillment option.

    5. Justin
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      I didn't realize the texture was going to have depth/relief. I actually like texture that pops a bit more from the background especially if consistently enacted across all meeple types.

    6. Sarah Ford
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      Will you be offering the meeples that don’t meet your standards for sale at a discount? Some of them are pretty.

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      David Sengupta
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      Living in Japan, I'm super excited to get my hands on that Fuji meeple!

    8. Anja Kaule
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      Cool! The darker green ones looks very cool. For me better the the promised 😀