$1,291
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 27 2018 2:31 AM UTC +00:00
$1,291
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 27 2018 2:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi everyone! My name is Son Nguyen and I am a digital artist. It has been always my dream to create my own toy from imagination since I was a little kid, and I have always been passionate about dinosaurs, drawing them just makes me really happy. Fast forward to today, I have created my own little creatures, I draw a lot of dinosaurs with grumpy eyes, so I call them Grumpii. Grumpii is not just my passion, it also has become the brand of my creations.

Seeing my Grumpii in 2D images is not enough. So I decided to bring one of my design to life by turning it into a huggable and cuddle plush toy. Plush toys are extremely expensive to produce in a single unit, and takes a lot of time and a lot of work to produce in large quantities by one person. But with Kickstarter, with your help, your support, I will be able to work with high quality toy factory and produce them at a faster rate with premium materials and everyone will be able to take one home at a very affordable price.

Grumpii has received some loves through Instagram and other social platform. I was surprised that there is someone would like my Grumpii as much as me. So I spent day and night sketching,designing and try to come up with something more original, not fanart. Here we are, I am proud to present you the Grumpii Carno Plushy!!!!

Grumpii Carnotaurus Concept Design
Grumpii Carnotaurus Concept Design

Here is the first prototype, I am super happy how it turn out in the plushy form, even though it does look a tiny bit different, since plush toy is soft and is really hard to get it look like the concept design at 100%.

 It is so surreal to see my design in a huggable plushy form!

Please excuse the bad lighting!!!
Please excuse the bad lighting!!!

As you can see my Grumpii concept pose is leaning forward a little bit, but the prototype is standing straight up. It is because of the balance issue that I had to change his pose due to his chubby head. But most part is set and I am so pleased with the general shape of the prototype. During this campaign I will be working with the manufacturing designers to improve the balance for Grumpii Carno. Of course my backers will receive the final and perfect product not the prototype.

I will post in the Updates Area if there is any changing or adjustment for Grumpii.

The plush is professionally created by a manufacturing designers.

  • Printed patterns. (Embroidered patterns do not look as good as printed due the size of it)
  • Super short soft plush on the body.
  • Minky fabric on the top of the head to tail.
  • Grumpy looking eyes.
  • Super chubby body.
  • 11'8" from top to bottom.
  • Tiny little arms (smaller than T-rex arms.....WHAT? I know right?)
The actual color is more red!
The actual color is more red!

The diagram below shows how the fund will be used.

I have overestimated extra months just in case if this project reaches beyond the goal I have set. If everything goes smoothly then all rewards should be delivered earlier than the date I have stated.

Timeline

  • Kickstarter Campaign: November - December 2018
  • Pre-production and final samples: December 2018- January 2019
  • Production: January - March 2019
  • Shipping rewards to warehouse (me): March - May 2019
  • Shipping to backers: May - June 2019

Shipping

Shipping costs vary depending on weight of the plush and location as well as the size of the box they come in. The manufacturing designers and I are working on a few small details of Grumpii Carno to adjust its weight so you won't have to pay for high shipping cost.

Add-On Instructions (Guide was written by Naomi Romero)

  • 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. Make sure you don't change your original pledge! For example, if you originally pledged for the Plush + Keychain set and are a US backer, your pledge will be $40 + shipping, total is $45. If you want to add another plush, that will be an additional $33 (see add-on price list below). That means you will be pledging $78. 
  • 3. Once the Grumpii Carno campaign is over, you will receive a survey to verify which add-ons you have added to your order.

PRICE LIST: (all prices include additional shipping costs)

  •   Charm - $10
  •  Plush Toy - $33

In order to unlock this mystery Plushy Grumpii, we need to reach $7000 to get the Grumpii Key!!!!

I just want to say thank you so much for taking your time reading my Kickstarter Campaign! If you cannot pledge but enjoy my Grumpii and still want to support me, please share this campaign to your family, friends, dinosaur lovers, or anyone that love to collect cute plushy toys. This is "all or nothing" campaign, if the campaign does not meet its goal, you won't be charged and Grumpii will not be able to come to life. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! Thank you so so much!!!!

Follow me on social media for more Grumpii!!!

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Risks and challenges

This is my very first project ever on Kickstarter. I am not a guru when it come to e-commerce but I have worked and sold goods online before. The factories I am working with, they are very reliable and prompt. To account for any unforeseeable delays, I have added a few months to the completion time. All rewards will be fulfilled by me, the creator of this project. I want to make sure every single product in perfect condition before I even ship anything out to my backers. In the event of any delay, I will keep all backers informed through Kickstarter updates. Estimate arrival at your door is April,2019. If everything goes smoothly then all the rewards should arrive at your door even earlier than the date I have stated.
Christmas delivery it not possible.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Grumpii Carno Acrylic Charm Keychain!

    One 2 inch Grumpii Carno acrylic charm keychain to show off to make other dinosaur lovers jealous.

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    • Acrylic Charm Key Chain
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    Grumpii Carno Plushy

    Adopt Grumpii Carno plush home to see how grumpy it is. The grumpier it gets the cuter it is.

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    • Grumpii Carno Plushy
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    Grumpii Carno + Keychain

    Want both? Take both!!!!

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    • Grumpii Carno Plushy
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    Couple Carno!

    Get grumpier with another additional Grumpii Carno!

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    • Grumpii Carno Plushy
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    Early Bird Special!

    Pledge early to get your Grumpii Carno Plush and a Free Carno Acrylic Keychain! Limited quantities!

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Funding period

- (30 days)