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“As much as silly 1980’s cartoons defined my childhood, so did trading cards, making this the perfect combination - kind of like a robot, and I don’t know, a car or truck or some sort of vehicle.”--Jeffrey Brown

The Awesomebots want to tell the story of their fight with the Fantasticons as a blockbuster movie. 

Unfortunately, Electronocybercircuitron credits ain't Hollywood money.

So they asked me to create trading cards! This set of 24 pieces of cardboard are taken from the Change-Bots graphic novels by cartoonist Jeffrey Brown (A Matter of Life, Clumsy, Vader and Son).

Never before has their been a set of trading cards so awesome! Never before has there been a trading card set that is more than just a trading card set--

 It's the Incredible Change-Bots trading card set!

You can back the regular Change-Bots set for $20: you get 24 cards (printed on thick 24lb stock) that come in a custom tuck box newly designed with Jeffrey for this Kickstarter! The set also comes with a clear red Tech Revealer which, when held up against the back of the card, reveals the secret vehicle mode!

There are also five Heavy Metal cards, each one featuring Change-Bots printed on white metal! Get a Heavy Metal Change-Bots group shot, Heavy Metal Big Rig, Heavy Metal Honky Tonk, Heavy Metal Balls, and Heavy Metal Microwave!

Robots made of wood!
Robots made of wood!

And finally, immortalize the never-ending fight between Big Rig and Shootertron with the laser-etched giant cards! Using original Jeffrey art, our friends at BIG SECRET are creating a limited run of 25 each, on either shiny acrylic or African sapele hardwood. They're also numbered and won't be available after this campaign.

Oooh...Shiny!!!
Oooh...Shiny!!!

 

The Change-Bots are allowing some sweet stretch goals, as well. When we hit $5,000, it unlocks the Electronocybercircuitron foil stamped metal card! You'll get the Change-Bots' home planet in stunning silver ink!

For $5,500, we'll get a silver ink diagram of a Change-Bot brain!!!

When we go beyond that, we'll keep throwing things at you! 

Then, world domination!!!

[Just kidding...we're saving that for the second set.]

THANKS AND KUDOS!

The Incredible Change-Bots trading cards are made possible with the help of the following human beings:

Jeffrey Brown Comics: The human chronicler of the Change-Bots! Also known as "the creator" to certain Awesomebots and Fantasticons.

BIG SECRET: Home of laser etching devices worshipped by humans in making unique art objects

DoubleTake Studios: Humans who bow to the camera to document their lives and communicate in video form

The Byrd Theater: An old "movie palace" where humans have congregated for almost 100 years for entertainment and to consume "popcorn" (also known as "Popper guts")

Top Shelf Productions: Run by one Chris Staros, a publisher who lets humans draw their stories in comic book form for visual consumption

Risks and challenges

This is the fourth set for The Drawn Word, so many of the basic kinks of publishing have been worked out, to the point where we're as well-oiled as Big Rigs joints. However, we do have about as many moving parts as an Awesomebot, so there's always a chance one component could delay the rest--but we'll keep you posted.

There's also the distinct likelihood these cards could blow up like a war-torn robot planet, in which case the hand-collated and shipped sets might take a bit longer--but we're kind of hoping for that problem.

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    Printed on this thick 24pt matte card stock, this 24 card set gives you the first installment of the Awesomebots and Fantasticons' saga! Comes in a snazzy tuck box featuring Balls!

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    Say that ten times fast! This set comes with the trading cards, the Heavy Metal cards, and TWO bonus cards: one of a Change-Bot brain, and one of the brain behind the Change-Bots: Jeffrey Brown!

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    FOR RETAILERS WITH A PHYSICAL STORE ONLY; 10 packs of the Change-Bots trading cards; 1 set of the Heavy Metal cards; and the Hardwood Big Rig vs Shootertron.

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    Get these numbered and limited laser-etched mega cards, created by Jeffrey Brown and BIG SECRET! Comes with signed box of trading cards, both bonus cards, and all five Heavy Metal cards! Cards are made of African sapele hardwood at 3" x 4" and 1/4" thick each (big enough to stand on their own!).

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