Who is Red Sonja?
Red Sonja, the "She-Devil with a Sword", is a fictional character, a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted for comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 (Marvel Comics). Red Sonja has become the archetypical example of the fantasy figure of a fierce and stunningly beautiful female barbarian. The character now appears monthly in her own series, as well as a series of mini-series and one-shots, all published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Amanda Conner's Red Sonja Designs
If you love comic book heroines, you undoubtedly love Amanda Conner, whose illustrations have brought the beloved characters Harley Quinn, Vampirella, Power Girl, and Red Sonja to life! Dynamite proudly brings this fan-favorite comic book artist's vision of the She-Devil with a Sword to three dimensions with this hand-painted, limited edition resin statue line! Based on Conner's cover artwork to Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, the statue is sculpted by Jason Smith, measures approximately 7.5" high and stands on a 3" wide base.
When we sat down to figure out how to make this beautiful statue a reality, we had to pick a manufacturer who has great sculptors and a reputation for delivering fun products for fans. The attention to detail was our primary objective, we had to have a group the understood the character and what we wanted to deliver to fans. Rvckvs was at the top of our list and we were pleased to have their help in making this statue.
Between the attention to detail that Dynamite and Rvckvs put into the statue and the incredible work of sculptor Jason Smith, we were able to develop an amazing statue that does justice to Amanda Conner's beautiful artwork and the spirit of Red Sonja!
Red Sonja Statue Variants
We love to offer fans different opportunities to engage their creative side. To support that we have three special variations of the statue that we think will appeal to your collectible tastes.
First we have the standard resin statue - based on Amanda Conner's art from Red Sonja The Black Tower in a brilliant full color edition. This item has the largest print run and is the most economical of the offerings:
Second we have the noir Black & White edition which features the stark contrasts of light and dark. This special edition is limited to 299 units.
And lastly we have the rare and beautiful Bronze edition! This is also limited to 299 units and is being unlocked in the stretch goals (check it out below)!
Begins Shipping in December 2017!
I know what you are thinking...is that a typo? Nope! We are literally going to start shipping goods immediately following the close of the Kickstarter. That means goods will be in the mail to you in December this year! The statues are being finalized and shipped as we speak. All we need to do is get funded and we can deliver these incredible statues at a fan friendly price here on Kickstarter which will never be offered this low again. Plus you get all the other goodies in the pledge levels. We want to make sure all of our fantastic Kickstarter supporters get the goods in this project!
Statues can be a pricey thing to collect. The costs to make these goods can be prohibitive and drive retail prices sky high. We wanted to find a way to make this statue affordable for fans and even more value for Kickstarter supporters. To do that we are offering these statues at an unbelievably good price here on Kickstarter. The standard Red Sonja Statue will be priced at an incredible $75 on this program. It will never be offered at this value price point again. Every edition we are offering is never going to be this low priced anywhere else. Its our way of thanking our Kickstarter supporters for helping us to make this possible!
Stretch Goal #1 - $10,000: Unlock the Bronze! ACHIEVED!!!
If we can raise $10,000 we can unlock the special pricing on a Red Sonja Amanda Conner Bronze Statue! This edition is super limited and is highly prestigious! When the goal is reached new pledge levels will be revealed and allow everyone to access the Bronze editions!
Stretch Goal #2 - $15,000: Add a Special Certificate of Authenticity! ACHIEVED!!!
We've got an opportunity to add a classy specially printed certificate of authenticity in each statue that details the limited nature of the statue and is a nice showpiece to enhance your display. We can get these added in immediately upon reaching the goal!
Stretch Goal #3 - $20,000: Free Art of Red Sonja Digital Book!
If we reach this level, every fan participating in the project at the $15 level and above will receive a free digital copy of The Art of Red Sonja Vol 1 to view on your digital devices! We'll send out this awesome art book via Dynamite Digital fulfillment. Its a special thank you for making this project such a big success!
The Good Stuff - Kickstarter Rewards:
Dare to be Digital ($15 value) We welcome you to Red Sonja's incredible wealth of comic book adventures with a digital copy of graphic novel that inspired the new statue - Red Sonja: The Black Tower Graphic Novel! The cover is illustrated by the amazing Amanda Conner!
Printed Treasure - $20 ($30 value)
Print and Digital editions of Red Sonja: The Black Tower TPB which features the original Amanda Conner artwork which the statue is based upon. Begins shipping in December 2017.
Red Sonja Digital Library - $45 ($145 value)
Start your digital library with these six Queen Sonja graphic novels ready for your favorite viewing device! At this level you also receive the bonus digital edition of Red Sonja: The Black Tower making this a whopping seven digital graphic novels of swords and sorcery! Includes Queen Sonja Vol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 as well was Red Sonja: The Black Tower GN. Begins shipping in December 2017.
Treasure Chest of Red Sonja Graphic Novels - $125 ($290 value) Enjoy both print and digital copies of these six Queen Sonja graphic novels and Red Sonja: The Black Tower making this a whopping seven digital and print graphic novels of swords and sorcery! Includes Queen Sonja Vol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 as well was Red Sonja: The Black Tower GN in both print and digital formats. Begins shipping in December 2017.
Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue $75 ($220 value)
This is it! The incredible Red Sonja Amanda Conner statue for an incredible Kickstarter only price of $75 includes the statue and seven bonus digital graphic novels (Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 an Red Sonja: The Black Tower) in this incredible level. And more amazing than that – the statues will begin shipping THIS DECEMBER!!!
Red Sonja Amanda Conner Limited Edition Black & White Statue (Limited to 299 pieces) - $90 ($270 value)
Looking for a super rare collectible version of the Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue? Look no further than the Black & White variant edition which is $99.99 retail normally and available here with all the extra digital goodies for $90! This package also includes seven bonus digital graphic novels (Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 an Red Sonja: The Black Tower) in this incredible level. And more amazing than that – the statues will begin shipping THIS DECEMBER!!!
Red Sonja Bronze Statue -$125 ($295 value)
Just unlocked! The Bronze Finish edition of the Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue is a beautiful bronze painted piece that is limited to just 299 statues and will retail for $149.99! You will also receive all the extra digital goodies for only $125! This package also includes seven bonus digital graphic novels (Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 an Red Sonja: The Black Tower) in this incredible level. And more amazing than that – the statues will begin shipping THIS DECEMBER!!!
Double Statue Trouble $150 ($300 value)
Add Art Adams incredible Red Sonja Bust to your stash! This vibrant piece embodies the fighting spirit of Sonja and will make an excellent counter piece to your Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue. At this level you get - the Amanda Conner Red Sonja Statue, the Art Adams Red Sonja Bust, and the seven volume digital pdf library of Red Sonja: The Black Tower and Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 graphic novels for your digital devices.
Standard & B&W Statues $160 ($345 value)
Can't make up your mind? You don't have to! Get both the beautiful standard Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue and the B&W Limited Edition for an even better price together! This is a whopping $345 value for just $160! But be warned...the B&W edition is limited to a paltry 299 pieces. And you get the digital library of Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 and the Red Sonja: The Black Tower digital graphic novels to start reading these awesome adventures on your digital devices!
Standard & Bronze Statues -$195 ($385 value)
Can't make up your mind? You don't have to! Get both the beautiful standard Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue and the Bronze Finish Limited Edition for an even better price together! This is a whopping $385 value for just $195! But be warned...the Bronze Finish edition is limited to a paltry 299 pieces. And you get the digital library of Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 and the Red Sonja: The Black Tower digital graphic novels to start reading these awesome adventures on your digital devices!
Comic Shop Level $200
You must be a valid comic shop to order this level. Orders here will receive four Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statues (standard edition) for the wholesale price of $200 ($50 each) to sell in your store.
Standard, B&W, Bronze Editions - $295 ($485 value)
The ultimate Red Sonja collector's package - you get all three of the Amanda Conner Red Sonja Statues - Standard, B&W, and the Bronze Finish Editions in one pledge level! This is a whopping $485 value for just $295! The Bronze Finish edition is limited to a paltry 299 pieces. And you get the digital library of Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 and the Red Sonja: The Black Tower digital graphic novels to start reading these awesome adventures on your digital devices!
Statues Stash $375 ($625 value)
Can't decide which Red Sonja Statues you want? Get 'em all! Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue, Red Sonja B&W Amanda Conner Statue, Art Adams Red Sonja Bust, and The Women of Dynamite Red Sonja Statue Artist Proof! This is an amazing haul of $500 worth of statues plus you get the seven digital Red Sonja Graphic Novels - Red Sonja: The Black Tower and Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 to read on your digital devices!
Statue Stash Supreme $475 ($660 value) Need to have the rarest statues in your personal dungeon? This pledge level gives you both the Amanda Conner Red Sonja Statues - Standard and B&W - but adds two very rare editions of the Art Adams Red Sonja Bloody Bust (limited to 499) and the Women of Dynamite Red Sonja Statue B&W Edition (limited to 99) to your stash! This level also includes the seven digital graphic novels - Red Sonja: The Black Tower and Queen Sonja Vol 1-6 pdfs!
Red Sonja Diamond Eyes $500 ($700 value)
Nothing screams treasure like Diamonds! And we have a stash of the Women of Dynamite Red Sonja Black & White Diamond Eye Statues (limited to 49 units) available here! You also get the Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue Standard Edition Statue, the Black & White Edition Statue, the Art Adams Red Sonja Bloody Bust, and the seven digital Red Sonja graphic novels (Red Sonja: The Black Tower and Queen Sonja Vol 1-6) for your digital devices.
Rarest of the Rare $1000 ($1600 value)
This is the highest level of rarity you can find! The Red Sonja Black & White Diamond Eye Artist Proof statue is limited to 13 in the world! These are so rare that to own one is like having your own personal Red Sonja crown jewel! This package includes the Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statue standard and Black & White editions, The Art Adams Red Sonja Bloody Bust, and the digital seven graphic novel library of pdfs ready for your digital devices (Red Sonja: The Black Tower, Queen Sonja Vol 1-6). This is a package fit for a king or queen!
Risks and challenges
Dynamite Entertainment would like to thank everyone for considering supporting our launch of the new Red Sonja Fan Appreciation Statue program!
We are working very hard with some really fantastic artists and sculptors to develop one-of-a-kind items to entertain fans with. Starting a fan priced statue program is very tricky. The costs to make anything in resin are high and getting higher by the day. We aren't trying to raise the full amount we need to make these goods, but instead are just looking for a little help to raise enough to "kick start" the program. We are aiming to have the products manufactured and to begin shipping to customers THIS DECEMBER and in your hands as soon as possible. With your help spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, and your favorite social media outlets we can do create these awesome statues for everyone to enjoy!
Please visit us at Dynamite.com and @dynamite on Twitter for updates and the latest on our Red Sonja Amanda Conner Statues!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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