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The cuddliest cranky crustacean you'll ever meet!
The cuddliest cranky crustacean you'll ever meet!
The cuddliest cranky crustacean you'll ever meet!
167 backers pledged $8,696 to help bring this project to life.

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inki-Jinx Crabapple Plush

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Stretch Goals~

$7,000 - Everyone who backed at the "No Frills!" level ($35) AND above will receive an acrylic charm set consisting of Lovelyapple, Lumpapple and Crabapple! (This level of funding allows me to make 500 crabs instead of the original project goal of 250.)

BONUS ROUND! The Squiddiest of Stretch Goals

$12,500 - The first 250 people who backed at the "CRAB GRAB BAG" level ($65) AND above will ALSO receive a brand spankin' new IKA plush in an exciting navy blue x aqua colorway! Two plush for the price of one?! YES! WOOHOO! (This level of funding allows me to make 500 crabs PLUS a big ol' run of blue IKA plush.)

Introducing Crabapple!

What is Crabapple?

Once the loveliest of apples, a perilous journey turned him into a cranky crustacean with a squishy heart.

The Crabapple prototype begrudgingly made his debut at APE 2012.
The Crabapple prototype begrudgingly made his debut at APE 2012.

Our goal amount will allow us to proceed with the creation of 250 of these cutie patootie crabs, US shipping and other backer awards. If we exceed our goal, more crabs for everyone!

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Hi Kickstarter! I'm Shelly Rodriguez, owner of inki-Jinx, a character goods brand. I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have been working towards my goal of becoming an independent designer since late 2008. I work as a game artist full-time so working on inki-Jinx is a luxury but I enjoy every minute I can find to come up with fun new creations. 

I travel around the country to sell my goodies (thanks for all the support, fans, friends and family!).
I travel around the country to sell my goodies (thanks for all the support, fans, friends and family!).

A lot has changed since I started in 2008. Kickstarter wasn't even around then! My first toy design was "Ika", an orange and blue squid, released in early 2009. I funded him through a combination of preorders and money from my own pocket. 

He was extremely well received everywhere he went,  and I finally sold my last one to a wonderful fan at a convention last summer.

Unfortunately, I am unable to finance this venture in the same way again. Costs of producing a toy have almost tripled since I last had one made. For instance, the cost of my Ika prototype was $250. The prototype I had made for Crabapple cost $600! 

Even before the last Ika found a new home, I thought... what will I make next? While I loved the squid plush, I decided it was time to come up with something new. My newest tee shirt design, Crabapple, was met with great acclaim from fans old and new, so the idea for my next plush kind of created himself!

Risks and challenges

I have 4+ years dedicated experience with creation of products (from prototype through to final) and order fulfillment. Since the prototype plush and other backer reward designs are already complete, all that remains on the production end of the project is to send the order to the plush company I work with to send the printed goods designs to their respective printers. Then of course getting the goodies to you as fast as I can! Delays in production or shipping will be reported immediately to the kickstarter group.

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    Thank you, thank you! A shoutout on our website for being AWESOME.

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    A trio of adorable (and exclusive) Crabapple-themed wallpapers.

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    inki-Jinx art book! Discover illustrations and sketches of current and unreleased characters and tons of cuteness.

    Please note this is a digital PDF download.

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    A crabapple discovery pack! Includes a trio of 1.5" buttons unique to Kickstarter backers, a full color diecut vinyl sticker and a "thank you" postcard print featuring the grumpy crustacean itself!

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    One signed, archival-quality print of "Crabapple Evolution" on 13"x19" paper. The image itself measures approximately 8.6"x16". Ready to frame!

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    A crabapple tote bag, plus a "thank you" postcard.

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    No frills! Just one grumpy and adorable crabapple of your very own. This huggable plush measures 12" from claw to claw.

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    An EXCLUSIVE inki-Jinx x Kickstarter tee featuring his royal crabbiness! Your choice of unisex or babydoll fit.

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    CRAB GRAB BAG (...say that three times fast)! You will receive the plush and discovery pack, tucked away in an adorable crabby tote bag.

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    Crab Grab Bag PLUS! The crab plush, the discovery pack, the tote AND the t-shirt!

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    KING CRABAPPLE!

    Thank you so much for all your support! In addition to the plush toy, tote bag and discovery pack, you will also receive a kickstarter exclusive backer tee and a 4x6" sketch on bristol from the artist.

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    ULTIMATE CRABAPPLE. In addition to the discovery pack, tote bag, tee shirt AND crabapple plush, you will also receive a 4"x6" inked and colored sketch from the artist AND an exclusive handmade, short-run mini-comic which chronicles the evolution of the beast.

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    CUSTOM inki-Jinx vector illustration!

    I rarely (if ever) offer commissions, so here is your chance to get custom work. I will work with you to create a cute, simple illustration in the same vein as my other inki-Jinx work--it could be a scene including your favorite animal, a pet, or you. Fantasy creatures and personal characters are very welcome, however NSFW themes and copyrighted characters are not. :)

    The final illustration will be physically sent to you, printed on 13"x19" archival quality paper with and ready to frame.

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    GIGA CRABAPPLE!!! In addition to the ULTIMATE CRABAPPLE pack and the vector illustration tier, you will also receive a RARE Ika plush from the inki-Jinx vaults, specimen number 63.

    Apart from the Ika prototype plush, he is the only Ika I have left and only available through this Kickstarter.

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