From the redwood-lined ridges of the Pacific Northwest comes the Sasquatch Brigade. Carrying out the Bigfoot Patrol mission to discover hairy cryptids across the globe, the Sasquatch Brigade membership kit is a paranormal passport to cryptozoological exploration and adventure in deep, dark forests! Or maybe it's just a really elaborate, limited edition artist-created merchandise-based art project — you decide!
For this campaign, the central goal is to get the #3 embroidered patch in the "Bigfoot Patrol" series made: Sasquatch Brigade! It completes the "Hairy Ape-Man Trilogy", joining the Bigfoot Patrol and Yeti Squad embroidered patches and kits — both Kickstarter-backed projects.
These patches are perfect for your backpack or 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 and Yeti Squad patches.
The Rewards: Sasquatch Brigade Membership Kit
The embroidered patch will ship as part of a new Sasquatch Brigade "membership kit" which includes the Sasquatch Brigade embroidered patch (2.8" x 3"), a 1" Sasquatch-themed pin, and a Sasquatch Brigade membership card.
Below are photos of the actual products from the previous Bigfoot and Yeti campaigns:
- $5: Embroidered Patch
- $10: Membership Kit (Patch, Card & Pin)
- $15: Membership Kit (Limited Edition) + Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Card
- $15: Patch Trilogy: get the Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad & Sasquatch Brigade embroidered patches
- $25: Membership Kit (Sketch Card Limited Edition), Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Card + Sketch Card Original Art (plus limited early bird discounts).
- $30: Kit Trilogy: get the Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad & Sasquatch Brigade membership kits
- $30: Buy 3, Get 1 Free - 4 Sasquatch Brigade kits for the price of 3
- $35: Kit Trilogy Mega-Pack: get the Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad & Sasquatch Brigade membership kits PLUS a Yeti silhouette embroidered patch
- $38: Kit Trilogy Mega-Pack + Custom Backing: get the Bigfoot Patrol, Yeti Squad & Sasquatch Brigade membership kits PLUS a Yeti silhouette embroidered patch and upgraded custom backing of your choice to all 6 patches
- $40: Membership Kit (Original Art Limited Edition), Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Card, Sketch Card Original Art + 4" x 5" Original Drawing (plus limited early bird discounts).
- $45: Membership Kit (Sketch Card Limited Edition) Trilogy, Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Card + Sketch Card Original Art + 1 Bigfoot Patrol kit and 1 Yeti Squad kit
- $50: Membership Kit (Original Art Limited Edition), Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Card, Sketch Card Original Art + 6" x 9" Original Drawing (plus limited early bird discounts).
- $60: Membership Kit (Original Art Limited Edition), Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Card, Sketch Card Original Art + 8" x 10" Original Drawing (plus limited early bird discounts).
See the "Add-Ons" section below for getting multiple kits or patches, including the Bigfoot and Yeti merchandise from earlier campaigns.
And you can upgrade your patch backing to Velcro/hook-and-loop, pin, magnet or button loop for only 50¢ extra per patch! More details in the FAQ here and here. More details on the various patch backings (with photos) in the 5/17/2015 project update.
You can also add a Yeti silhouette patch to your pledge for $5 ($5.50 with custom backing).
Stretch Goals (All 10 Unlocked!!!)
My aim with the stretch goals is to first get window clings and stickers made for Sasquatch Brigade, then the Sasquatch silhouette items (stickers and patches) made, and then from there fill out the earlier Bigfoot and Yeti kits with the badge stickers, and then the Bigfoot silhouette and patches for the Bigfoot Patrol.
Stretch Goal #1 ($1,100): Sasquatch Brigade window cling — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #2 ($1,250): Sasquatch Brigade die-cut sticker — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #3 ($1,400): Sasquatch silhouette die-cut sticker — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #4 ($1,700): Sasquatch silhouette embroidered patches — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #5 ($1,850): Bigfoot Patrol badge die-cut sticker — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #6 ($2,000): Yeti Squad badge die-cut sticker — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #7 ($2,150): Bigfoot silhouette die-cut sticker — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #8 ($2,450): Bigfoot silhouette embroidered patches — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #9 ($7,500): "Silver Sasquatch" silhouette embroidered patches with silver metallic thread — UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal #10 ($10,000): "Goldfoot" Bigfoot silhouette embroidered patches with gold metallic thread — UNLOCKED!
The above items will all be included for free if you pledge at a $20 reward level or higher and we meet those dollar amounts with total pledges! And yes, you can increase your pledge to take advantage of this!
Below is a quick list of the available add ons and pricing:
- Velcro patch backing: 50¢ per patch
- Yeti silhouette embroidered patch: $5.00 (with Velcro: $5.50) each
- Bigfoot Patrol or Yeti Squad window clings: $3.00 each
- Yeti silhouette die-cut sticker: $3.00 each
- Additional embroidered patches: $5.00 (with Velcro: $5.50) each
- Additional kits: $10.00 each
If you want any of the above items, just calculate the amount based on the pricing above, and add that to the total pledge amount in addition to the amount of the reward package you've chosen.
Multiple Items: Add-Ons
In previous campaigns, there was a lot of interest in obtaining multiple patches, buttons/pins and/or multiple kits. The best way to handle this via Kickstarter 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 additional patches, just add $15 ($5 for 3 patches) to your $10 pledge (membership kit reward level) and when the campaign ends, 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. Pins and Cards are only available in the Membership Kits.
You can order up to 10 of each per Kickstarter's rules.
Bigfoot Patrol & Yeti Squad Add-Ons
For those of you who may have missed out on the earlier campaigns, but want to get yourself a set of the Bigfoot and Yeti merch, you are in luck!
As part of an incentive to fund this campaign, you can order Bigfoot Patrol and Yeti Squad kits as an add-on to any pledge.
Add-on pricing is simple: $5 for a patch, $10 for a membership kit. Pins and Cards are only available in the Membership Kits.
You can order up to 10 of each per Kickstarter's rules. Feel free to mix and match Bigfoot or Yeti items. Get extras, fill missing slots.
Velcro Backing Add-On
Want to add a Velcro hook-and-loop backing to your patch? Just add 50¢ per patch to your pledge amount. All patches are eligible for this upgrade, including the silhouette stretch goal patches and the Bigfoot Patrol and Yeti Squad shield patches.
Perfect for morale patches, either for you or someone you know in the military.
There are also pin, magnet and button loop backing upgrades available. More details in the 5/17/2105 project update.
Check out these testimonials for the previous "Bigfoot Patrol" and "Yeti Squad" embroidered patch and membership kit rewards:
"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.
"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 turnout 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.
Future Patches, Kits & Plans
There are quite a few hairy ape-men creatures across the globe, and I am planning on patches for them in the coming months. The next group will be the Skunk Ape, Grassman and Yowie.
I've also been hard at creating the artwork to expand the lineup of paranormal creatures and other cryptids for future patches, patch sets and kits. Nessie, UFOs/Aliens, the Jersery Devil, Mothman, Chupacabra to name just a few.
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 monsters? Those too.
Backers will always be the first to know about new campaigns as well as the inside scoop on launch day and time to best take advantage of early bird items.
Manufacturing of the items plays a big factor in all of this, so until I have the details a bit more in place I can't say what camping theme is next.
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Stay In Touch
Future updates on "Sasquatch Brigade" will be available over on the "Sasquatch Brigade" page on my website, and I'll be sharing updates on future Kickstarter campaigns and related art projects on my email list. I've got a lot of fun projects and campaigns lined up for the near future, and my email list will be the first to find out about them — as well as launch dates and times to get first dibs on limited Early Bird rewards, discounts and more. And of course, exclusive sneak peeks at the artwork for new campaigns and other projects I am working on.
Risks and challenges
The only real risks here are possible delays in manufacturing because those are out of my control. But with two 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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