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Second Stretch Goal - REACHED!

UPDATE: We reached our Second Stretch Goal with 24hrs to go! You guys Rock! (and of course Roll) :)

Since we did so well on our first Stretch Goal,  we're adding another t-shirt design if we make it to $12,500. This design is called Vintage Sushi, which is probably the only time the words 'Vintage' and 'Sushi' should EVER be used in the same sentence!!!  So please keep it rolling... and Thank You all for the love!!!

Vintage Sushi Wars
Vintage Sushi Wars

UPDATE: WOW! We reached our First Stretch Goal in just 24hrs! Thank you all!

First Stretch Goal - REACHED!

Since the Rice is so strong with our backers and we hit our goal early.  We've created a stretch goal just to keep it all going. If we make it to $11,000 we will release this exclusive movie poster t-shirt design which includes the Death Starfish! So keep it going, and please keep helping us spread the word. Thank you all for your amazing support.

Stretch Goal Design including the DEATHSTAR-FISH
Stretch Goal Design including the DEATHSTAR-FISH

Thanks to everyone who have helped us hit our goal. Whether you've pledged, tweeted us out, blogged about us, or just helped spread the word, because of you our goal has been realized.

About Sushi Wars

I discovered a love for sushi and Star Wars at an early age. Flash forward to today! As a professional graphic artist, I came up with a line of characters that are a fusion of my two childhood loves, and Sushi Wars was born.  So I set forth ’sushifying' all of the main characters from the original Star Wars.

After showing some of the characters to friends and family and seeing the joy and laughter that ensued, Kim, my beautiful wife, and I decided to take this to the next level.  Since I love well-made t-shirts with graphics and Kim has a background in retail and apparel, we thought it would be fun to have the characters of Sushi Wars printed onto high quality t-shirts and share them with you guys... and the entire galaxy!

And that’s where you come in.  We need your help in making the Sushi Wars t-shirt collection a reality.  We love the reaction we get from our characters and also appreciate high-quality comfortable shirts. We want these to be those shirts that turn into your favorites, your old stand-bys, when you need a comfortable shirt to enjoy some sushi, when you take on the latest sci-fi movie or when you simply want to be uniquely fun.

So if you like Sushi, Star Wars and comfy graphic t-shirts please support this project.  If you can’t support it by making a pledge please spread the love of Sushi Wars to your friends and family.

May the Rice be with you.

About the Shirts

The plan is to get started with these six initial designs. I have a few more concepts waiting in the wings, but these designs are furthest along, and ready to be shared via wearable awesomeness.

These shirts will be printed on a lightweight Poly/Cotton t-shirts from Next Level Apparel and printed by Acme Prints of Tempe, Arizona. Acme Prints has over 10 years of experience with custom screen printing, has great customer service and is the top eco-friendly printer in the Southwest.

We’re planning to use solid color screen prints for the graphics, which will wear and wash well and maintain their integrity.

The Designs

I have created six shirts, comprised of the nine characters from the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, or as we call it, A New Roll, and here is the ‘roll' call:

Princess Maki, the sea-nator working with the Rebel Alliance to ensure safety and security for all sushi-kind.

Princess Maki
Princess Maki

Prawn Solo, the adventurous spacefish pilot, a true rebel with a shellfish nature that carries his trusted edamame laserbean blaster by his side. Prawn Solo rarely travels without his most trusted partner and ally, the mighty Wookieel, Unagibacca. He is a fierce companion that displays his strength and impatience frequently with prim-eel screams and grunts.

Prawn Solo and Unagibacca
Prawn Solo and Unagibacca

Next, we come to the master Red-Eye who introduces Luke Soywalker to the powers of the Rice. It’s Obi-Wan Wasabi, the spiciest old root in the galax-sea. He relies on the Rice, it’s wisdom, it's power and it's stickiness, and of course, his trusted blue chopsabers.

Obi-Wan Wasabi
Obi-Wan Wasabi

Rounding out the Rebellion, we have our two Soyds, Miso-D2 and Soy-3PO. Miso-D2 is the most reliable bowl of miso out there, well equipped with broth, noodles, and tofu to infiltrate the most complex spacefish systems to secure the safety of his friends. Then there is Soy-3PO, a waddling soy sauce bottle specializing in sushi cyborg relations with his gold label and brilliant cap.

Soy-3PO and Miso-D2
Soy-3PO and Miso-D2

The Rebels are fighting the evil Tempura.  Led by the most fierce warrior influenced by the dark side of the rice, the brown Rice. Beware the Lord of the Surf, Squid Vader.  Equipped with his red chopsabers and menacing tentacles, he will not go down without a fight. Fighting the daily battles for Squid Vader and the Tempura are the Saketroopers, battle-ready sake bottle warriors ready to pour down at a moment’s notice.

Squid Vader and the Saketroopers
Squid Vader and the Saketroopers

All the characters of Sushi Wars on our signature t-shirt. 

Entire Cast of Characters
Entire Cast of Characters

The First Stretch Goal t-shirt inspired by the Classic '77' Poster.

Death Starfish Poster
Death Starfish Poster

The Rewards

Obviously, the main point of the rewards is to get the shirts in your hands! There are various reward levels including: t-shirts, stickers, prints and limited edition collectables. You can get one of each, you can mix and match, just pick the reward level that best fits you and that corresponds with the total number of shirts you want.

Here are the additional rewards:

Sushi Wars Sticker
Sushi Wars Sticker
Sushi Wars Giclée Print
Sushi Wars Giclée Print
Limited Edition Plush Squid Vader Collectible
Limited Edition Plush Squid Vader Collectible

Over and Above Goals

If the project goes over and above our goal by certain amounts, I'm going to look into adding an extra shirt, like a Luke Soywalker exclusive or another plush collectible like Obi-Wan Wasabi with blue chopsabers.

Special Thanks

A BIG Special thanks to my wife (and Best Friend) Kim Wickland for being so patient, helpful and awesome throughout this process.

Special thanks to my friend, Keith Chapman, for helping me develop and design these wonderful characters and who is currently writing an incredibly clever youth novel called Sushi Wars: A New Roll.

A huge special thanks to my employer, NTT Centerstance, for giving me an amazing day job and giving me the freedom to pursue fun projects like this in my spare time.

Please Note:

- Apparel images here are mockups. Actual products may vary from the mockups in color tone, graphic size/positioning, etc. Number of inks used in the graphic, available colors, and brand of the apparel are all things that may change by the time the shirts go into production.

- Shipping estimate is just that - an estimate. If I receive more orders than anticipated by an extreme margin, it may delay shipment of the rewards.

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Risks and challenges

There are always some risks in manufacturing, like busy production lines or out of stock fabrics that may cause delays. We have done our best to foresee these probable issues and have added some time to our delivery timings.

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