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Not only celebrities or movie characters can have figure of their own.
You can have yours too.
Not only celebrities or movie characters can have figure of their own.
You can have yours too.
Not only celebrities or movie characters can have figure of their own. You can have yours too.
29 backers pledged HK$ 35,805 to help bring this project to life.

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Everyone can have figure of their own. It's 100% Handmade & 100% Custom made.
Everyone can have figure of their own. It's 100% Handmade & 100% Custom made.


Introduction

We can always see different types of figures selling in physical stores and online stores. Figures of animals, movie characters, cartoon characters, singers and of course... Politicians.

Why people buy these figures? The answer is obvious, because we love the person/character. We feel good and happy when we own the figure. 

In this case, isn't it great to have figures of someone in our circle? Like ourselves, our partner, our family members and our friends. 

This is a very cool way to remind yourself the excitement and joy on the day you caught a fish. Awesome decorations. Best gift ever.
This is a very cool way to remind yourself the excitement and joy on the day you caught a fish. Awesome decorations. Best gift ever.


THE ME FIGURE - What is it all about? 

Not only celebrities or movie characters can have their own figures. You can have yours too.

Sometimes, this is a better way to really "capture" a moment
Sometimes, this is a better way to really "capture" a moment

 

This is another way of how you can let your girlfriend knows, "I do remember you like Minions and I know your favorite color is yellow." You can custom made every details from head to toe.
This is another way of how you can let your girlfriend knows, "I do remember you like Minions and I know your favorite color is yellow." You can custom made every details from head to toe.



Our Story

Our story started in 2008.

My name is Carina Wong. I used to buy figures of Japanese animated characters and celebrities very often, I even got a figure set of Star Wars characters to put beside my bed. The figures just made me so happy and satisfied. But then I found the figure choices are so limited in the market, standard posture, fixed clothing... It's boring.

So I started my journey - I started to learn and make my very own handmade figures.  

That's me and the head of my very own figure.
That's me and the head of my very own figure.

Long story short, after many times of failures and practicing. I finally started to make figures for myself, my family and my friends. And about 2 years ago, I started to search for handmade figure artists in Hong Kong and China (People in Asia called them "Shifu" or "Sifu"). I intended to start a team to custom made figures for people in a more professional way. This is how "The Me Figure" was born. 

If you send this as a gift to someone, can you imagine their reaction?!
If you send this as a gift to someone, can you imagine their reaction?!

 

Why are we doing a campaign on kickstarter? 

  • We need funding to buy one or two online advertisements through social media (Facebook and Instagram). The first step of our plan is to let more people learn about the figure culture as well as this kind of sculpture technique. Second step of our plan is to make free tutorial videos after our business start growing due to the ads.

  • If funding is enough, we will also use the funding to improve our equipment - Baking Stoves and Dryers, in order to speed up the production process and maintain high quality.

  • Crowd funding is not popular in Hong Kong, only a small group of people heard of it and a very small group of people who actually participate. We found it very difficult to raise fund locally, so we decided to reach outside, and so we start a campaign on kickstarter. 
Here to thank you our backers in advance! Some people like how they dress to work, some like sports, some like beer and making fun, some love to take selfie, we can make that for you.
Here to thank you our backers in advance! Some people like how they dress to work, some like sports, some like beer and making fun, some love to take selfie, we can make that for you.



How much funding we will actually get from one figure you pledging us? 

After deducting the material cost, basic labor cost, kickstarter's fee and bank handling fee, we are getting about HK$40 (est. US$5) from one figure that you pledged. (There's no profit included). Meaning, one figure you buy is funding us HK$40 (est. US$5). 

We have crazy technique, we nailed it. Only the head will need to take around 1.5 hours to sculpt. We make every part of the figure seriously and professionally.
We have crazy technique, we nailed it. Only the head will need to take around 1.5 hours to sculpt. We make every part of the figure seriously and professionally.



How do we custom made THE ME FIGURE for you? 

We follow the pictures you send to us to make face structure and facial expression.
We follow the pictures you send to us to make face structure and facial expression.

 

The Me Figure is 18cm tall. Made with non-toxic materials (Fimo). No color fading issue, and it can keep forever.
The Me Figure is 18cm tall. Made with non-toxic materials (Fimo). No color fading issue, and it can keep forever.

 

You can have the figure to wear whatever you like
You can have the figure to wear whatever you like

 

You can decide your own scene.
You can decide your own scene.

 

This is how you can design your own figure. For special items like adding a guitar or sitting on a chair or adding animal figure, please check the surcharge with us.
This is how you can design your own figure. For special items like adding a guitar or sitting on a chair or adding animal figure, please check the surcharge with us.

We will collect pictures and details from you as soon as the campaign ends. You can send pictures to us through email or whatsapp or facebook messenger. 

Email:  carinahlw@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +852-63557714
Facebook: @themefigure  

Free Gifts 

Our offer to backers: Share our campaign on social media and get any one of the below :

(1)  A "title plaque" (you can put your name or any word)
(2)  Adding a small figure of your pet with no surcharge needed

After you have shared, please leave me a message and advice the link or a screen capture photo to verify.

You can click any of the share links at the top left of this page.



Other Ways You Can Help

We understand if you can't make a pledge, you can still help us by spreading the word about our campaign. Just click any of the share links at the top left of this page and share our campaign with your friends and family. THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting us!

 

Risks and challenges

We have enough experience in figures making for customers. With our strong technical background and well trained customer service mindset, we are confident in handling different kind of situation.

The main risk and challenge would be production delay due to remake or refix the figures. Before we bake the figure, we will send pictures of semi-finished product to our customer, for them to confirm the face structure and other details; if there is too many changes or big amendment, production will slide 1-2 days.

Another common challenge is, some customers only reply our message like 3 days later, this will hold up the production and cause the delay as well.

Yet, we always try our best to provide good service, we are very flexible and easy to talk to.

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    Pledge HK$ 460 or more About $59

    The Me Figure x 1

    (Estimated US$59)

    Congrats, you are now the owner of your very own figure!

    This is the price for one single figure, if you are getting two or more, please see reward #2 & #3 for the package price.

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    Pledge HK$ 890 or more About $114

    The Me Figure x 2

    (Estimated US$114)

    Congrats, how awesome to have 2 custom made figures!

    This is the price for two figures, if you are getting three or more, please see reward #3 for the package price.

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    Pledge HK$ 1,290 or more About $165

    The Me Figure x 3 or more

    **The price is for 3 figures, if you want 4 or more, please read below.

    (Three figures estimated US$165, which is $55 each)

    Congrats, 3 or more figures can make a band.

    **Please note, this price is for three figures, if you want to get 4 or more, just multiply HK$430 (Est. US$55) by the number of figures you want.

    (Example for 4 figures: HK$430 x 4 = HK$1,720 / US$220)

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