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Hello, everyone! I just posted a new update on production and add-ons: http://kck.st/2p86JMe We're on plan and I am closing in on additional add-ons. Also, if you have not yet completed your survey, there is still time but please take a moment to do so. Details are in the update.
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Hans - any chance there will be more Spinosaurus or Megalodon teeth before the backer kit locks down? Still hoping to add these to my order and save a bit on combined shipping....Thanks!
Hi, @Gaurav Chugh! Helper Jamie here. Yes, we're still on schedule to begin shipping in May.
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Hi Hans, are we expecting on time deliveries for May? And if yes, could you pls advise when do you expect to start shipment in May and what is the expected shipment delivery time within the US? I am asking because I will be in and out of the country quite often during that time, and so that I can plan accordingly. Thank you!
Well done, Hans. Glad to be a part of all three projects.
I'm pleased to finalize the order and to receive my third Mini-Museum. (I ordered and received MM1 and MM2.) I hope that there is an opportunity to buy a hand ax, but understand if there are no more.
I'm looking forward to Mini Museum 4!
Backscatter = kickstarter! Auto correct!! Oh for the ability to edit comments!
Hans - many thanks for the prompt response to the concerns. Its that level of commitment to your backers that distinguishes MM from other backscatter projects. For my part I sincerely apologise for the tone of my comment, it was sent in the heat of the moment, I appreciate that you always do your best for your backers, which I am proud to count myself amongst.
Hello, everyone! First, let me say that I am looking into getting more Megalodon and Spinosaurus teeth (possibly others too). Second, I am very sorry that I wasn't as clear as possible about the limited quantity items. As several backers have mentioned here (and in email) I should have put those numbers right into the last update. Third, thank you all for being excited about the add-ons. I'm going to cover all of this again early next week in a project update so that all of the backers can get the details.
@Acey Here are the total numbers of limited add-ons: Samurai Sword Slice (100), Megalodon (50), Spinosaurus (75), Amber (300), Neolithic Hand Axe (80), Neanderthal Hand Axe (15).
@Phil As noted above, your point is well taken. I could have posted how many of each we had in the add-on update. With respect to the Samurai Sword, I know we mentioned in the early comments that any additional Samurai Sword would be extremely limited, but knowing just how limited would have set a better expectation for all. As it was, we were able to offer twice as many slices as we had in the campaign. It is also possible that we'll have a few additional slices left over once we complete all of the specimens for production. If that happens, we'll find a way to offer those in a way that is fair to everyone who has an interest.
@Justin Tobin We're still looking into pricing on the MM2 hardbound guide. The interest is there for the print run, but the custom size makes a small run very expensive. I'll ask Jamie to send out an email to all of the MM2 backers with an update.
No spinosaur, megalodon, samurai sword, Neolithic or Neanderthal hand axes or amber beads left. Hugely disappointed. To be told throughout the campaign that we couldn't pledge for additional items because they'd be available as add ons later, then to have them sell out is massively frustrating. You knew from the comments that a lot of people wanted to add these items, but assured us we'd be able to add them. You could have at least let us know in advance that there would be limited numbers.
As many, I'm also very disappointed that the Spinosaur and Megalodon tooth were sold out in a few tenth of minutes... :-( We'll probably find a couple of them for a few hundreds of dollars on the Bay soon...
A little disappointed about the Megalodon teeth too. The survey's were sent out a little early, that is probably why somethings were sold out very quickly.
Also disappointed that the Megalodon teeth were sold out so quickly. I got a Mosasaur tooth instead and of course I'm looking forward to receiving another great Mimi Museum.
Wanted the Megalodon, but not on add-ons, so got the Spinosaurus at least.
@Hans Out of curiosity could you post the total number of each add on that you offered?
Darn! I logged on, irate at the missing Megalodon teeth add-on, only to scroll down to find out they had all gone. :(
All whilst I was eating dinner.
Oh, evolution, why did me make me have to eat dinner?
@Hans I know a survey was sent out to MM2 backers asking if they were interested in a Hardbound version of the companion guide. What were the results of that survey? Was there not enough interest to justify a print run since that isn't an add-on in backer kit, or is that something that would be handled separately?
Unfortunate there aren't any megalodon teeth left... I don't suppose there is any way to get more?
Samurai Sword is gone too.
Megalodon, Spinosaurus and the Neanderthal Axe went quick.
Just got my survey, couldnt help but notice there was a few of the add-ons missing, guessing they might've already sold out?
Hi guys, just spent some more chash with you to get some great bits of history, but really suprised, the one bit i really wanted was the Megalodon tooth and was not on the survey? Was this a supply thing, or was I just 20minsutes too late?
Haha - couldn't wait to give you more money!! So happy I was able to pick up a few extra goodies. Can't wait until the come - really looking forward to receiving them. Missed the first two Mini Museum's but I found you now!
Bummer. And accidentally refreshed the page and therefore lost a tooth in my shopping cart. Ooh well, better luck with mini museum 4... Vincent
@Leodavinci Except Megalodon. - Jamie
Hi folks. Helper Jamie here. The surveys are all out now. Everything looks to be in stock as of 3:18 ET.
No Megalodon add-on?
I still have not received my order confirmation email so I can't order anything! I'm going to miss out on the limited items.
You are most welcome, Stefan! Still a long way to go, but there are so many great people working hard on Mini Museum - Team BackerKit was a big help today!
Got the Samurai slice! They are going fast.
I have not received he order confirmation email.
Hans, I'm amazed how you manage to actually get your campaigns and surveys launched in time - every time. Good job, and thanks! :)
Hello, everyone! We just hit the button to send the surveys so emails should be on their way!
Hi, folks. Helper Jamie here!
Thanks, @Matt! :)
@Maris I'll follow by email!
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I've got a question about the add-ons: will I be able to change my current pledge level (the small mini museum) to a large mini museum. Or is my only option to buy an additional large museum to my current small one?
Yay! Hans knocks another out of the park.
And also, Hello. :)
Some day we'll be able to edit comments (I hope)...
Helo, everyone! I just posted a new update - "BackerKit Surveys Thursday April 20th at 3PM ET (UTC-5)" - http://kck.st/2okxTfR This update includes details about the upcoming surveys and the add-ons we'll be offering. As always, thank you for your support!
Hello, everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that we are on track with launching surveys on April 20th (Thursday). I will post an update tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 4/18) with details including information about all of the add-ons.
P.S. Thank you, @Justin Owen! Sorry I missed your comment earlier!
What an great write-up of the Space Gems! It's also fascinating to see how much work goes into the preparation for inclusion.
Hello, everyone! I just posted a new update - "Production Update, BackerKit Survey Coming April 20th, Space Gems: Jewels from the Heart of an Asteroid" - http://kck.st/2nUBguI
Hello, everyone! Just a quick note here to let you know that everything is running on schedule. I am working on a project update now, which I will post next week. The update will include pictures of actual production samples, the expected launch date for BackerKit surveys (coming soon), and details on the Space Gems specimen! Have a great weekend!
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Thank you, @Stacy!! :)
@Libby Wright - Helper Stephanie here! Can you send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org? I can't make any promises because such things depend on our production timeline, of course. But if you send us an email, we can keep an eye on your pledge and let you know closer to the shipping date!
Hi Hans! I've bought the mini museum as a thank you gift for my dad to give him at my wedding in June in the UK (a collection of incredible cool and unique stuff for an incredible cool and unique dad). Do you think I'll have received it by then? Thanks so much!
Maybe one of the coolest things to ever come across Kickstarter. Highly excited to add '# 3' to the collection. If you ever put out a 'music' edition (ie: swath of Elvis's cape, shard of John Lennon's glasses, piece of Jimi Hendrix's guitar), I might have a hernia..
@Albert Wong - Stephanie here again! This is a question that came up during our recent livestream as well - and the answer is: we're working on design prototypes for stands right now! You can see one of those prototypes in the replay of the livestream: https://vimeo.com/207645199#t=65m30s
Hi, Hans will you ever make a stand for the museums or can anyone recommend one please.
Awsome thank you
@Matthew James errington - (Helper Stephanie here!) Glad you are as excited as we are! :D Surveys will be sent out a few weeks ahead of the first shipment, so likely in late April. We've found that it's best to collect information close the shipping date, since people move, change addresses, etc. - grabbing that info close to shipping time makes sure we're getting fresh info from everybody!