Do you love Atomic Robo, Barbarous, Check, Please!, Knights-Errant, Not Drunk Enough, or Saint for Rent? Have you ever wished to have tiny versions of those comic's protagonists for display in your home, office, or other tonally appropriate setting? Well now what if I told you there was a way to enjoy those characters and have them interact in a weird 3D/2D kind of fanfiction AU like you've always dreamed of?
How, you ask? Acrylic Standees, We Answer. What are acrylic standees you ask?
You may have seen acrylic standees used for some of your favorite videogames or anime -
Some of us have done acrylic charms or key chains in the past, like this reversable Barbaraous one -
But standees are a little more complicated. They typically come with one base all the pieces go into, or just a single base for the one character to slot into. They tend to be done for large scale mega properties...
This campaign is to fund the initial run of character sets from all these beloved comics, who are all managed by Organized Havoc, by buying in one large order we can keep the price down for production and as a result - all the fans!
With that in mind we're keeping quantities on specific series short, to make sure everyone gets enough orders to get the cost per unit where we need it. Everyone is planning to sell them at shows and online after the campaign, so if you miss out, don't worry, there will be another chance, you will only miss out on the stickers and prints!
These standees and backgrounds will each come on 9.5cm x 9.5cm Squares (3.74in x 3.74in) sheets of acrylic. The character sizes will vary pending on character and design!
(While all the art above is awesome, we are still finalizing details a bit, so final designs and layouts may change. We will keep you informed if that happens!)
These standees will work with each other or any others that utilize this universal peg and base system we are unveiling at the end of the campaign! With it you'll be able to make your own characters and standees and have them interact with any of these characters on backgrounds like these -
We're also permitting everyone to pickup their Standees from AnimeExpo! If you do this you'll get a special bonus print!
Lettering/Cool Typesetting for this campaign was done by Tess Stone. He is rad and you should read Not Drunk Enough and hire him for stuff.
Risks and challenges
We're working with a plant we have used for manufacturing acrylic charms and keychains in the past.
That said final proofing and shipping are always out of our hands. We've set aside additional time for pass-proofs to be done of the final files to make sure everything interlocks nicely, if there are no issues there we'll move right into production. Then comes delivery. This is going to be a few hundred pounds of acrylic getting delivered, so there may be damages or delays in customs we will have to deal with upon final receiving.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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