About this project
From the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas comes the Yeti Squad. Carrying out the Bigfoot Patrol mission to discover hairy cryptids across the globe, the Yeti Squad membership kit is a paranormal passport to cryptozoological exploration and adventure on remote continents! Or maybe it's just a really elaborate, limited edition artist-created merchandise-based art project — you decide!
For this campaign, the goal is to get the #2 embroidered patch in the "Bigfoot Patrol" series made: Yeti Squad! 100% Sasquatch approved.
=== UPDATE ===
100% Funded — But Not Finished Yet: we reached our funding goal 6 days in, but there are still stretch goals to reach so I can add in some more FREE merch!
- Stretch goal #1 ($1,000), window clings of the Yeti Squad badge, has been met!
- Stretch Goal #2 ($1,250) window clings of the original Bigfoot Patrol badge, has also been met!
- Stretch Goal #3 ($1,500) Yeti Squad badge screen print has been met!
- Stretch Goal #4 ($1,750) Yeti silhouette die-cut sticker has been met!
Those will all be included for free if you pledge at the $25 reward level or higher! And yes, you can increase your pledge to take advantage of this!
Next up is Stretch Goal #5 ($2,000): the Yeti silhouette embroidered patches. And rest assured that if we exceed $2,000 by another $250 (and another, and another), I will be adding more FREE stuff!
All we have to do is raise more money, and you get more stuff for free. Win-win.
P.S. The Yeti buttons/pins have been upgraded to a glow-in-the-dark version!
=== END UPDATE ===
Perfect for your backpack, sleeping bag (popular with scouting and camping enthusiasts). You kids will love these more than you will (yes, you can order more than one!), and if they are in the Boy Scouts or Girls Scouts, these are a superb addition to the patch collection as I've been told by many happy customers/fans of the original Bigfoot Patrol patch.
The Rewards: Membership Kit
The embroidered patch will ship as part of a new Yeti Squad "membership kit" which includes the Yeti Squad embroidered patch (2.8" x 3"), a 1" Yeti-themed pin, and a Bigfoot Patrol: Yeti Squad membership card. There are also limited edition kits, which come with an artist certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered in a limited edition of 50.
All limited edition items will be assigned lower numbers to the higher pledge amounts, in the order received. In other words, those who pledge $100 will get lower edition number kits and prints than those who pledge $50, and so on.
The Rewards: Levels
The pledge rewards are simple: I am offering four levels of reward, with some reward levels offering limited edition versions of the membership kits:
- Embroidered Patch
- Membership Kit (Patch, Card & Pin)
- Membership Kit + signed & numbered limited edition 8.5"x11" print
- Membership Kit + signed & numbered limited edition 8.5"x11" print + original Bigfoot art (with both pencil drawing & color pencil drawing levels)
The limited edition kits are only available at reward levels $50, $100, $150 and $250.
There will be 25 limited edition kits available for the Kit + Print level,
There will be 25 limited edition kits available for the Kit + Print + Original Art level: 15 kits for the pencil art reward level, 10 kits for the color art reward level.
The highest reward level ($250) includes everything in the $150 level, plus you get the #1 signed and numbered kit and #1 signed and numbered original limited-edition print.
Multiple Items: Add-Ons
There has been a lot of interest in obtaining multiple patches, buttons/pins and/or multiple kits. I've decided the best way to handle this is with add-on purchases. The way it works is simple: just add the amount of the extra items you want to your pledge. For example, if you want one kit and three patches, just add $15 to your $10 pledge and when the campaign ends (successfully, of course), the wrap-up survey will ask you what add-ons you want.
Add-on pricing is simple: $5 for a patch, $10 for a membership kit, $1 per button/pin. You can order up to 10 of each per Kickstarter's rules.
Bigfoot Patrol Add-Ons
The original limited-edition, signed and numbered Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit series sold out, but I am making available a "Standard Edition" for people who missed out initially. If you want to get either a Bigfoot Patrol embroidered patch or the complete basic membership kit (patch, membership card and pin), just add on $5 per patch and/or $10 per kit to your pledge. Feel free to mix and match. And yes you can get just the button/pins for $1 each as well.
The Kickstarter campaign for the first "Bigfoot Patrol" project wasn't fully funded. But I went ahead and had the patches produced as well as a subset of the items (stickers, cards, buttons/pins) and learned a lot from both the Kickstarter process and the production and shipping process. The patches and the Bigfoot Patrol Membership Kit went over extremely well, which is why I am moving on to have the next patch created. I pretty much sold out of the initial run of 100 kits, so I will be aiming for the same amount here.
This time I will be aiming a bit more directly at getting the patches made, and less on the pricier items like the t-shirts — and believe it or not, stickers. The prints and original art were popular items, so I wanted to make sure they were included despite being expensive items to ship.
I have some ideas for stretch goal incentives to add to the kit if we hit certain goals after the campaign minimum is met. I'll be updating this with more info on those as the campaign progresses.
There has already been requests for window clings for your car so I think those will be the first stretch goals. Stickers are always fun so we will do a Kickstarter-exclusive Yeti silhouette sticker, and if the campaign does really well, Yeti silhouette patches!
- If we reach $1,000: a Yeti Squad window cling will be added to the relevant backer levels*
- If we reach $1,250: a Bigfoot Patrol window cling will be added to the relevant backer levels*
- if we reach $1,500: Yeti silhouette die-cut stickers!
- if we reach $2,500: Yeti silhouette patches!
*Stretch goal items will only be added to those who pledge at the $25 "Limited Edition Print" level or higher.
Check out these testimonials for the original "Bigfoot Patrol" embroidered patch and membership kit:
"Man those Bigfoot packages are really great. So exciting to get this today. I can't wait to give one to my buddy. He's gonna really like it. He's a huge Bigfoot buff.The badge looks even better than I thought it would. The detail is awesome." — John W.
"Received the Bigfoot Patrol kits today! Very awesome results. I'm pumped to show off my membership. Thanks and good luck!!" — Tony P.
"Hey I got the stuff! Super cool. Nice quality too. Very nice. Great work George. Just great man. Outstanding." — Scott L.
"Got mine today. Wow, they're sweet! Hard to believe that one of the most quickly fulfilled, best Kickstarters I've backed was from one that didn't even reach its monetary goal. Great job, George!" — JT
"Awesome stuff. As I thought the kids love the kit. Everything turned out awesome. Thanks!" — Todd H.
"The quality of the kit is top notch, George. The embroidered patch detail is impressive." — Jenna R.
Risks and challenges
The only real risks here are possible delays in manufacturing because those are out of my control. But with one run of all these items already having been produced and shipped successfully, this campaign is pretty much a slam dunk once we reach funding goals. All the manufacturers did an excellent job with quick turnaround, so I expect the same for this one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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