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$46,681
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420
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 24 2018 2:13 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

FRESH MONKEY FICTION IS EXPANDING ITS AMAZING HEROES LINE OF COMIC BOOK ACTION FIGURES WITH A NEW SCALE AND MORE ARTICULATION.

Amazing Heroes was born out of the idea of creating an action figures line that could combine many of our favorite indy comic book heroes into an overall line of collectibles. For over 2 years we have been working closely with legendary comic creators such as Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Mike Allred (Madman), Steve Rude (Nexus), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Mike Grell (Jon Sable), Joe Staton (E-Man)Paul Grist (Jack Staff), Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot), Vito Delsante (Stray), Dean Haspiel (Red Hook)Michael T. Gilbert (Mr. Monster) and  many more to bring this amazing collection to life.

Our initial Amazing Heroes Retroverse line was inspired by our favorite toy lines of the 1980's but fans have been asking for modern sculpted figures that were compatible with their current collections...thus AMAZING HEROES was REBORN!

For a closer look at ALL of our proof of concept images, along with some of our planned stretch goals, please click the RED BUTTON  below. 

Here are painted prototypes for Savage Dragon, Nexus and Flaming Carrot. Once funded we will commission painted prototypes of all unlocked figures from professioal prototype painter Ed Bradley (Sideshow, Diamond Select). 

We're launching to fund 12 figures, our own "dynamite dozen" of characters, but we aiming to hit our stretch goals to unlock over 20+ new Amazing Heroes figures.  Each Amazing Heroes Reborn figure measures at 1:18 scale (around 4") with 14 points of articulation, includes extra accessories and a display stand. As you can see from our painted prototype images they are intended to blend in perfectly with other figures in the same scale that share similar themes and designs.

CURRENT UNLOCKED FIGURES
This "unlocked" image below will be adjusted throughout the campaign as additional figures become unlocked. 

REWARD: You pick 1 or 5 or 10 figures - $20 each, plus shipping
You can back a reward for 1 or 5 or 10 unlocked figures (see below). You will select your figure(s) via the Backer Kit survey (see below) after the campaign.

REWARD: Launch Set of 12 figures - $240 plus shipping You will receive one of every figure that is available when we launch the Kickstarter. There are NO SUBSTITUTIONS on this reward level. 

REWARD: ALL IN - $435 plus shipping You will receive 1 of every unlocked figure, plus a Kickstarter exclusive mystery figure.(figure will be reveled when orders are fulfilled) 
(Please Read) Should all items not unlock you will receive the launch set of 12, 1 mystery figure, 1 of each unlocked figure, plus any additional unlocked figures of your choice for up to a minimum total of 20 figures. Please note the order of stretch goals are subject to change prior to unlocking.

REWARD: ALL IN MYSTERY BOX - $650 plus shipping.You will receive the ALL IN REWARD plus mystery Amazing Heroes items, some that have never been offered before, and will never be offered again.(Please Read) Should all items not unlock you will receive the launch set of 12, 1 mystery figure, 1 of each unlocked figure, plus any additional unlocked figures of your choice for up to a minimum total of 20 figures. Please note the order of stretch goals are subject to change prior to unlocking.

REWARD: Signed Figure - $65 each plus shipping
You will receive a single Amazing Heroes Reborn figure of your choice, from any unlocked options, this figure will include a signed certificate of authenticity by the figure’s creator. Options include:
Mike Allred (Madman), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Malcom Dragon, Savage Dragon S.O.S.), Vito Delsante (Stray), Dean Haspiel (Red Hook), Michael T. Gilbert (Mr. Monster) and Jim Starlin (Dreadstar).
You will select your figure via the Backer Kit survey after the campaign.

REWARD: Henchmen 4 Packs - $75 each plus shipping
You can select either Henchmen #1 or Henchmen #2 set of 4 figures. 

PACKAGING

We’ve been debating on how we handle packaging for a while now. After much discussion and debate we have decided to not offer our traditional Amazing Heroes packaging on these figures. Our previous figures offered packaging but we’ve found that most of our backer base, especially on Kickstarter, opens and displays their figures, then discards the packaging. Packaging not only makes the figures more expensive BUT more importantly it's not great for the environment. So we’ve decided that each figure will come in environmentally friendly poly-bags with their accessories.

I know this is a real bummer for some of you, so we are looking at a way to offer packaging for those that really want it at some point down the road. We are considering making collector-friendly clamshells (with removable backer cards) available on our website at some point after the figures are produced. This way you can add your Amazing Heroes Reborn figure to it’s package if this is your preferred way to display your collection.

Add ons allow you to add additional items to your pledge level by simply choosing the item(s) below that you would like and then following the instructions below to add to your pledge!  

ADD ON: Any Unlocked Amazing Heroes Reborn action figure - $22 eachYou can add on any unlocked Amazing Heroes figure to your current reward. You will select from any unlocked figures via the Backer Kit survey after the campaign.

ADD ON: Signed Figure - $65 each
You will receive a single Amazing Heroes Reborn figure of your choice, from any unlocked options, with a signed certificate of authenticity by the figure’s creator.
Options incude: Mike Allred (Madman), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Malcom Dragon, Savage Dragon S.O.S.), Vito Delsante(Stray), Dean Haspiel (Red Hook), Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger) and Jim Starlin (Dreadstar). You will select your figure post campaign via the Backer Kit survey after the campaign.

ADD ON: Henchmen #1 or #2  Four Pack - $80 each
You can add on any on either Henchmen 4 pack to your current reward.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADD ONS 

Add-ons can ONLY be purchased along with a pre-existing pledge level of $20 and higher - not available for purchase separately - please see pledge levels for item descriptions. 

In order to add your add-on item to your reward, just calculate the amount you'll need to pay based on the combination of the cost of the add-on and the cost of your current pledge, and increase your existing pledge to that amount. 
Once the campaign is over, we'll be sending BackerKit surveys (see below)  out to each member. In that survey you'll be asked if you purchased any add-ons and if so, which add-ons they were.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR REWARD AMOUNT: To add an add-on to your pledge, follow these steps:

1) Press the 'Manage Your Pledge' Button above. If you have not pledged yet, it will say 'Back this Project'.
2) Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.
3) After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned.

BackerKit is a service outside of Kickstarter which provides a more powerful survey feature than what Kickstarter provides. It allows you to manage your pledge even after the campaign ends. It takes care of organizing all the data related to a campaign's backers once the campaign is complete. We offer this as a free service to our backers to keep track of Shipping Details, Quantities, Add Ons and many other aspects of their rewards.  Once the campaign is over you'll get a BackerKit survey so we can collect the information listed above to better track and manage your reward. 

Registering with BackerKit will be a requirement for all backers in order for us to better manage your order. If you do not want to register with BackerKit please do not pledge to this campaign.

Outlined below is a pie chart to help illustrate where we are allocating the funding in order to create Amazing Heroes.

 

We are an independent toy company, therefore we cannot adhere to mass market toy company timelines. We don't have any army of employees, it's just the few of us working with a small factory in China who is willing to do small runs of action figures. Therefore our timelines are much longer and sometimes unpredictable. We plan on filling orders for figures in January 2020 and we will do our best to get these figures produced as fast as possible. What we can promise is transparency and updates. If you have followed our other campings you know that after the campaign we will do an update (at a minimum) once per month to keep everyone up to speed with the production process. 

Thanks again for supporting Amazing Heroes. We welcome any feedback you want to send our way. Please check the F.A.Q. section below for answers to any questions you might have. You can always contact us anytime as well.

Thanks!

Bill Murphy, Fresh Monkey Fiction
www.freshmonkeyfiction.com
www.facebook.com/FreshMonkeyFiction
www.facebook.com/AmazingHeroesToys
www.instagram.com/freshmonkeyfiction
https://twitter.com/freshmonkeyfic

Please note: All the product images shown throughout the Kickstarter are prototypes.  We will strive to produce a finished product that meets or exceeds the quality of these approximations, but please understand that the final product is subject to change.

Risks and challenges

No project of this size is without risk. This biggest challenge will be to meet our deadlines and remain on schedule. Even though we have the support of our reliable production partners, we will be doing our production overseas.

To ensure the best products possible and meet the standards that our fans expect, we want to make sure we give ourselves enough time to engage and communicate with our manufacturers. Communication with our backers is equally important to us, because without your support, this project would not be possible. Our goal is to keep our backers informed as often as we can, and keep them up-to-date on any potential changes along the way.

If you have followed and backed our previous campaigns you know that we have hit delays, we are still in production with our Eagle Force and Larry Hama lines, but we are proceeding with this camping based on fan demand and timelines that it takes to produce these products. We are committed to doing regular updates and work non stop to keep the projects moving.

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Funding period

- (30 days)