About this project
The "Cryptid Command" is the first in an ongoing series of embroidered patch 3-packs featuring cryptozoological commandos deployed to land, sea and air — patrolling that hazy border between myth and reality.
Stationed at their headquarters at ███████ ██████ these otherworldly officers have made it their sworn duty to keep safe (and weird) the borders of the Twilight Zone. And now, you too can join the ranks and help these supernatural soldiers maintain their outpost here in the Everyday World.
The "Cryptid Command: Series 1" is also the inaugural 3-pack embroidered patch set for the launch of the "Paranormal Forces". Joining ranks with Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad and the Sasquatch Brigade, the Cryptid Command joins forces to bring the power of all these trans-dimensional entities together.
The Cryptid Command: Series 1
The Bigfoot Army has it's foot soldiers on deployment, and they are always on the lookout for new stealthy recruits. Stationed deep in the ████████ forest of the Pacific Northwest.
Deploying from the waters of Loch Ness and currently stationed in the fathoms off the coast of ████████████ near the Atlantis Outpost, the Nessie Navy is amassing an armada and is looking for a few weird men (and women, and children) to sign up.
And all you space cadets, now's your chance to join the elite ranks of the "Flyin' 51st" out of Roswell, New Mexico and fly the freaky skies with the Alien Air Force. Last seen in the airspace over ██████████ just outside their secret base.
Your full membership dues get you one each of all three patches from each branch of these troops in the Paranormal Forces. The patches come complete with an official I.D. card and packaged with a header card (see below for photos of packaged kits from previous campaigns). Don't worry: you civilians out there can get your hands on just the patches if you're not ready to enlist.
I.D. Card Customization!
Each I.D. card will be individually and sequentially numbered. Higher pledge amounts get lower numbers, followed by earliest pledges. Pledge early (and high) and get a low serial number! And if you pledge at the "Legendary Lieutenant" level or higher, your I.D. card can also have one line of custom text added!
Just be sure not to reveal your field agent secret identity.
The photos below will give you an idea of the quality of the merchandise of the patches from previous campaigns (and way down on this page are testimonials from tons of satisfied backers).
***All rewards include free U.S. shipping***
"Civilian": One backer at the "Civilian" reward level will be chosen at random to receive one full Cryptid Command Membership Kit. $1
"Reserves": 1 Cryptid Command iPhone wallpaper/lockscreen digital download: $2
"Private Bigfoot": 1 Bigfoot Army embroidered patch $7
"Private Nessie": 1 Nessie Navy embroidered patch $7
"Private Alien": 1 Alien Air Force embroidered patch $7
"Kooky Corporal":3-pack embroidered patch set, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. Unpackaged patches. $18
***All reward levels below qualify for Stretch Goal items and also receive the Cryptid Command wallpaper/lockscreen digital download as part of their reward package***
"Supernatural Sergeant": Official I.D. card, PLUS: 3-pack embroidered patch kit, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. Full packaging. Qualifies for stretch goal items. $25
"Legendary Lieutenant": Limited edition signed & numbered certificate of authenticity card AND I.D. card customization, PLUS: 3-pack embroidered patch kit, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. Official I.D. card with customization! Full packaging. Qualifies for stretch goal items. $30
"UFO Captain": Sketch card original art, PLUS: 3-pack embroidered patch, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. Official I.D. card with customization. Full packaging. Limited edition signed & numbered certificate of authenticity card. Qualifies for stretch goal items. $35
"Major Myth": 4"x5" original art, PLUS: 3-pack embroidered patch, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. I.D. card with customization. Full packaging. Limited edition signed & numbered certificate of authenticity card. Sketch card original art. Qualifies for stretch goal items. $45
"Colonel Cryptid": 6"x9" original art, PLUS: 3-pack embroidered patch, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. I.D. card with customization. Full packaging. Limited edition signed & numbered certificate of authenticity card. Sketch card original art. Qualifies for stretch goal items. $55
"General Strangeness": 9"x12" original art, PLUS: 3-pack embroidered patch, 1 each of Bigfoot Army, Nessie Navy and Alien Air Force. I.D. card with customization. Full packaging. Limited edition signed & numbered certificate of authenticity card. Sketch card original art. Qualifies for stretch goal items. $65
For all you "Kickstarter civilians", stretch goals are bonus items added to the reward package for certain pledge levels if the campaign funding total reaches these dollar amounts. The better the campaign does, the more stuff you get!
Please note: Stretch Goal qualification is based on the reward level chosen, NOT your pledge amount total.
- #1: "Cryptid Command" shield patch: $3,000 — UNLOCKED!
- #2: Bigfoot/Nessie/UFO shields die-cut magnets: $5,500 — UNLOCKED!
- #3: "Paranormal Forces" logo PVC patch: $6,500 — UNLOCKED!
- #4: Bigfoot/Nessie/UFO shields die-cut stickers: $8,500
- #5: Bigfoot/Nessie/UFO shields die-cut window clings: $9,500
- #6: "Paranormal Forces" logo PVC dog tag: $11,000
- #7: "Cryptid Command" PVC emblem/patch: $12,500
- #8: "Paranormal Forces" embroidered patch: $14,000
- #9: "Alien Air Force" alternate design embroidered patch: $15,000
All backers at the Supernatural Sergeant level or higher will receive all unlocked stretch goal items above as part of their reward — FREE!
***Stretch goal items are limited to one set per qualifying backer***
Velcro Patch Backing
All patches are available with optional Velcro backing upgrades. Add $1.00 per embroidered patch to your pledge amount total to upgrade to Velcro.
* Note that you may need to adjust your pledge to cover the Velcro upgrades for stretch goal patches as they are unlocked.
Add $2 per PVC emblem to upgrade to Velcro backing. PVC emblems are only available to those who qualify for the stretch goal items, as those are unlocked.
The main Bigfoot/Nessie/UFO patches can be added in multiples as add-on items. Multiple 3-packs (1 each of the Bigfoot, Nessie, UFO patches) can be added on as well. Patches are $7 each, 3-packs are $18 each. Full kits are also available as add-on items, just add $25 per kit to your pledge amount total, or $30 per kit if you want them to have customized text.
Please drop me a Kickstarter message if your pledge includes add-ons.
* Since Kickstarter doesn't officially support add-on items, you'll need to manually increase your pledge and when the campaign ends, the closing survey will confirm your add-ons. See the campaign FAQ for more details.
Check out these backer testimonials for the previous "Bigfoot Patrol", "Yeti Squad" and "Sasquatch Brigade" embroidered patch and membership kit rewards from my earlier Kickstarter campaigns:
"Your attention to detail in the design, manufacturing, and packaging has exceeded any of the 70+ Kickstarter projects that I have backed over the years. My goal for your next project is to be Backer #1 (well at least in the top 20). I can't wait to share my abundance of patches/stickers with family and friends." — Mark K.
"This is one of the most awesome projects I've backed on Kickstarter. The various items are exceptionally well designed and all are very well made. I can't wait to frame the prints and get the patch seen on my backpack!" — John F.
"I backed the Yeti Squad patch as well as the Bigfoot Patrol patch. Both high quality items! The artist was quick to answer questions and was extremely helpful when I wanted to get extra patches for my hiking backpack as well as my friend's pack. Great quality and wonderfully unique items, I'm looking forward to hopefully more mythical creature patches by the same artist (Nessie, sirens, unicorn, phoenix, etc. )" — Danielle P.
YOU'RE THE MAN!!! THESE CAME OUT AMAZING. I have been burned by about 3 of the 5 kickstarters I have backed. NOT THIS ONE. Great turnaround time, price, and responsiveness. George over-delivered on this project to everyone's benefit. Great Kickstarter, I will be waiting on the next set. — Tyler C.
"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! 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.
"Just wanted to tell you I got my reward yesterday. The artwork is awesome and the patches look amazing. Looking forward to project #3 when you are ready (no rush, just wanted to let you know I am in when you are ready)." — Ted B.
"I was impressed with how nice the Yeti patch looked!" — Jim M.
"Fantastic art and quality. I backed the two previous kickstarters and have been extremely happy with them." — Diane S.
"I had no idea what to expect from the Yeti Squad patches, but man did they turn out sharp!! Crisp details and great quality! The thread was even above expectations. Normally you wouldn't care about some of these small details in patches purchased at a retail level. This just shows the effort and care George put into his product." — Michael M.
"All items present and correct. Everything was top quality. Really happy and looking forward to the Sasquatch Brigade. Shipping to the UK was fast too! Great job George!" — Stewart C.
"Highly detailed, quality patch. Very satisfied!" —Brad B.
"MY [Sasquatch Brigade] REWARDS ARE HERE!! They are great! The patches are fantastic. The membership cards & window clings are of much higher quality that I anticipated. I'm like a little kid on Christmas!" — Cameron J.
"...and my care package from George arrived today, too! Everything is as high quality (or higher!) as you posted in the updates. Awesome! Thank you! — Stephen A.
"Awesome!!!! Just arrived today, they look fantastic!" — Mike C.
"George is an absolutely stellar creator, the product is amazing. George has been really quick in responding and incredibly friendly. I really appreciate all your work man." — Stuart D.
"You came through huge and came through in amazing time...great work!!!" — Mike G.
"Wow! Best Kickstarter project yet. Love your work here!! My nieces in Australia will love them. You've got me hooked on the next Kickstarter already! Thanks very much!!! Love it." — Jeremy P.
"The patches are even more stunning in person than I had imagined - top tier quality, George! Can't wait to put them on the backpack!" — David W.
"I can't believe how gorgeous the patches are! The silhouette ones are incredible as well...it would have been so easy to just colour-fill them, but I love that the fine embroidery is done within the patches to make it resemble a more realistic fur. I can't wait for the next release!" — Angel H.
And lastly, check out this great video review of the Sasquatch Brigade reward items by one of the backers from that campaign (skip to the 5:00 minute mark):
Future Patches, Kits & Campaigns
You better believe I've got more Cryptid Command patches series campaigns in the works. I'm pretty sure the next one is going to be Chupacabra, The Kraken and the Mothman.
A ghost-themed kit is also in the works, as well as a Cthulhu set for you H.P. Lovecraft fans. Did I mentioned Halloween and even more monsters? Those are coming too.
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The Paranormal Pledge of Allegiance
"I pledge allegiance to the Weird,
and to the Altered States of the Paranormal.
And to the supernatural, from which they come…
Many dimensions, unexplained, with oddity and strangeness for all."
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Risks and challenges
The only real risks here are possible delays in manufacturing because those are out of my control. But with three runs 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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