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We want to make hundreds of Chaffies, send them all over the world, and then see where they end up!
We want to make hundreds of Chaffies, send them all over the world, and then see where they end up!
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Chaffies are small, and round, with one and a half ears. They're always very happy and curious, and should you find one, it will be your friend for life. However, Chaffies do have a tendency to get themselves lost, so the aim of this Kickstarter campaign is to make finding one that little bit easier.

'FIND CHAFFY' began over ten years ago as a spoof 'lost pet' campaign. We handmade some Chaffies out of fabric and sent them across the world, asking anyone who found one to show us where they ended up. We received hundreds of sightings from countries as far and wide as:

We then collected all these sightings together on the Find Chaffy Website!

Our campaign took a new direction with 'Find Chaffy - The Book', a highly-illustrated picture book published by Scholastic (UK) and translated into a number of different languages. Since then, our ongoing search for Chaffies has grown and grown, through a variety of different mediums. From real-life treasure hunts across London, to iOS Messenger stickers, to Find Chaffy cartoons and animations such as this one...

(Animated by Birdbox Studios, Produced by Mind Candy)

Now, with your help, we're hoping to relaunch Chaffies in vinyl, and take our worldwide search to the next level!

The aim of this Kickstarter is to raise enough money to produce at least 500 Chaffy vinyl figures. Vinyl is lightweight and durable, making this new series of Chaffy perfect for taking on adventures.

Once you find a Chaffy, we hope you'll share your Chaffy photos with us across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and we'll regularly gather together some of the best to show on our website. There you'll be able to see all the amazing places Chaffies have been found, along with loads of fun Chaffy artwork, animations, and updates.

 

We've planned our Kickstarter target so, as well as the Chaffy itself, we can also offer you a load of extra Find Chaffy goodies. Later tiers include reprints of the book, a print set of the best Find Chaffy cartoons, and original artwork. We've also been careful to make sure a Chaffy is the same price for everyone, wherever in the world you are, with no hidden shipping costs (although we can't be liable for any import duties which may apply in your country).

When you find a Chaffy, this is what you get:

(All the model Chaffies shown in this Kickstarter campaign originally made by Kerry Dyer. Final versions may vary slightly. PLEASE NOTE: Chaffies are sold as vinyl figures rather than toys, and as such may not be suitable for very young children)

If you'd like to find your own Chaffy, we've prepared a number of different options for you to choose from. EVERY Chaffy comes with the extras listed in the first tier, and all prices include worldwide delivery! 

** DIGITAL SPECIAL! All tiers come with a free PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book', but if you want the PDF on its own you can choose this option for only £3!**

INCLUDES:

• One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE (with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards) 

 A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.

 (Want to see which prints are in the set? Click HERE!)

INCLUDES:

'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' - For the first time, ten of the most popular Find Chaffy cartoons collected as a set of square (14.5cm) prints!

• One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE (with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards)

• A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.


 (Want to see a sample of the book? Click HERE!)

INCLUDES:

A signed paperback copy of 'FIND CHAFFY - THE BOOK' - Find Chaffies hidden amongst rolling pandas, scaredy ghosts, angry robots, and loads more weird and wonderful pictures. 24 pages, featuring 10 incredibly detailed picture searches, and a sweet and silly story running through it all!

• One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE (with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards)

 • A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.

INCLUDES:

• One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE (with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards)

'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' - For the first time, ten of the most popular Find Chaffy cartoons collected as a set of square (14.5cm) prints!

 A signed paperback copy of 'FIND CHAFFY - THE BOOK' - Find Chaffies hidden amongst rolling pandas, scaredy ghosts, angry robots, and loads more weird and wonderful pictures. 24 pages, featuring 10 incredibly detailed picture searches, and a sweet and silly story running through it all!

• A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.

INCLUDES:

The full set of four 'Chaffy Fruit' SEW-ON PATCHES!

Also includes everything from Tier 4:

• One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE (with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards)

'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' - For the first time, ten of the most popular Find Chaffy cartoons collected as a set of square (14.5cm) prints!

• A signed paperback copy of 'FIND CHAFFY - THE BOOK' - Find Chaffies hidden amongst rolling pandas, scaredy ghosts, angry robots, and loads more weird and wonderful pictures. 24 pages, featuring 10 incredibly detailed picture searches, and a sweet and silly story running through it all!

• A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.

INCLUDES:

• All four Find Chaffy Treats BADGES + one super secret BONUS BADGE!

• The Find Chaffy Treats Miniature POSTCARD SET (includes 3 postcards)!

Also includes everything from 'FRUITS' tier:

• The full set of four 'Chaffy Fruit' SEW-ON PATCHES!

• One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE (with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards)

'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' - For the first time, ten of the most popular Find Chaffy cartoons collected as a set of square (14.5cm) prints!

• A signed paperback copy of 'FIND CHAFFY - THE BOOK' - Find Chaffies hidden amongst rolling pandas, scaredy ghosts, angry robots, and loads more weird and wonderful pictures. 24 pages, featuring 10 incredibly detailed picture searches, and a sweet and silly story running through it all!

• A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.

• COMMISSION YOUR OWN FULL COLOUR COMIC PAGE!  I’ll create an exclusive A4 comic page just for you. It can be about whatever you want, and, if you like, feature any of my characters. Want me to draw an exclusive Chaffy comic for you? Want me to draw you IN a comic with Looshkin? Want me to draw your kids running around with Bunny Vs Monkey? Want me to just draw a comic about a sad banana? Hey, you’re the boss!

I’ll discuss with you what you want me to do, if you have any ideas for a script, and any requests for what should appear. Then I’ll go away and write a rough script for your approval. Once approved, I’ll turn this script into a finished, colour, single-page comic (approx 9 – 12 panels).

Once complete, I’ll send you a digital version of the finished artwork, as well as an A4 colour print, and the original black and white inkwork

My only restrictions are that the comic must be within the bounds of taste and decency, and if it features one of my original characters or a copyrighted character then it can’t be reprinted in a publication – this is only for personal use.

I very rarely do commissions, so this is a great chance to get an exclusive, unique comic! To see more examples of my comic work, check out my site at www.fumboo.com

•  Also includes 3 Chaffies (I’ll most likely hide one in your comic too), and everything else from the TREATS tier.

 (Want to see a sample of the picture search? Click HERE!)

COMMISSION YOUR OWN FIND CHAFFY PICTURE SEARCH! I'll create an exclusive Find Chaffy picture search puzzle for you. You and I can discuss what animal/creature you want to be the theme, and also any other things you might want to hide in there - perhaps yourself, your children, your pets. Anything you like (within the bounds of taste and decency)! 

• Once complete, I'll send you a digital version of the finished full colour artwork, as well as an A3 colour print, and the A2 original black and white lineart.

• Also includes ten Chaffies (real life versions of the Chaffies hidden in your picture!) and everything else from Tier 4.

This is a very rare chance to commission such a unique and personal piece of art!

 

 

Whichever tier you choose, as long as your tier includes a physical item (such as the Chaffy figure, the paperback book, or the print set), then you can always order ADDITIONAL copies of those things. Want a load of Chaffies to hand out to your friends? Want extra books to pass onto your school? Well just add the following amounts to your total, and when our Kickstarter campaign is over we'll send out a survey asking you to confirm which extras you've ordered.

(By the way, if you've already pledged and later decide you want to add extras, you can do this at any time during the campaign by clicking 'manage your pledge' and adding the extra amount!)

Not only does every extra Chaffy you order come with its own sketch card, mini booklet, certificate and set of four art cards, we'll also include an exclusive set of FIND CHAFFY FRIENDSHIP STICKERS!
(Any tiers involving multiple Chaffy vinyl figures will also receive these stickers)

 

Reaching the target would be utterly incredible, and really enable Find Chaffy to become something special. However, just in case the campaign goes even better than expected, we've prepared a few stretch goals. Once unlocked, these bonus items will ship to everyone who funds at certain tiers (to be announced).

 

While it can be tricky with a Kickstarter campaign to work out the exact costings, we've done our best to estimate what we'll need to make this work. In fact we've slightly over-estimated, so there's enough of a buffer to cover any problems.

The £8,500 target breaks down like this:

(Please note: All amounts are estimates, and pie chart isn't to exact scale)

 

We'll be working with Madebycooper to produce the Chaffy vinyl figures, Comic Printing UK for the Find Chaffy books, and Awesome Merchandise for the extras - all of whom come very highly recommended in their respective industries!

I have run two crowdfunding campaigns before: The first was to self-publish a comic book, the second to raise money and send comics to Readathon. Both beat their targets, and were successfully fulfilled.

For this campaign, we're hoping to have everything ready and shipped out by the end of November this year, just in time for Christmas. Unforeseen circumstances may of course arise, but we've checked and triple-checked our schedule, our accounting, everything we can. In short: I want Find Chaffy to be appreciated by as many people as possible, so I'll be working hard to try and make sure everything happens as planned.

Hello! My name is Jamie Smart, and I've been working full-time as an illustrator for nearly 20 years. For most of that time I have been lucky enough to write and draw my own comics, including titles such as Bear, Bunny Vs Monkey, Space Raoul, Whubble and Fish-Head Steve. I created and edited the children's anthology Moose Kid Comics, released a number of childrens books, created a number of long-running webcomics, and worked extensively in TV development.

Not only that, but I've been allowed to work on other people's well-known properties too, including illustrating my own Doctor Who book (eek!), and writing and drawing such classic characters as Desperate Dan and Roger The Dodger for The Dandy and The Beano.

My full client list includes: The Phoenix, The Beano, The Dandy, Toxic, Scholastic, OUP, DFB, Random House, Cartoon Network and Disney. To see examples of my work, please check out my website.

I live just outside London, in the UK. If you have any questions for me about this project, or about anything, you can usually find me babbling on twitter -> @jamiesmart

I love creating characters and comics, and Find Chaffy has been a passion project for most of my career. Any help you can give either supporting or sharing this Kickstarter would be hugely appreciated.

 

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    *DIGITAL SPECIAL*

    • A PDF copy of the first Find Chaffy book!
    (24 pages, including 10 highly detailed picture searches)

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    Find A CHAFFY!

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    (All Chaffies come with sketch card, mini booklet, certificate, and set of four art cards)
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

    PRICE INCLUDES WORLDWIDE DELIVERY!

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    Find THE PRINT SET!

    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Ten of the most popular Find Chaffy cartoons collected as a set of square prints.

    Also includes:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Find THE BOOK!

    • A signed paperback copy of 'FIND CHAFFY - THE BOOK'
    (And for every two books we print, we'll donate a third to Read For Good!)

    Also includes:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    Find ALL OF IT!

    The whole package! Includes:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    Pledge £36 or more About $47

    Find the FRUIT PATCHES!

    NEW BONUS TIER, JUST UNLOCKED!

    • Claim the full set of four Chaffy Fruit SEW-ON PATCHES.

    Also includes everything from Tier 4:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

    PRICE INCLUDES WORLDWIDE DELIVERY!

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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    FIND THE TREATS!

    NEW BONUS TIER JUST UNLOCKED!

    • All four Find Chaffy Treats BADGES + one super secret BONUS BADGE!
    • Find Chaffy Treats Miniature POSTCARD SET! (Includes 3 postcards)

    Also includes everything from 'FRUITS' tier:

    • One CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' - Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'FIND CHAFFY - THE BOOK'
    • The full set of four 'Chaffy Fruit' SEW-ON PATCHES.
    • A PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    Find A PILE OF CHAFFIES!

    ** ONLY FIVE AVAILABLE!**

    • A 'Pile Of Chaffies' ORIGINAL ARTWORK. One of 5 hand-drawn pieces created especially for this Kickstarter. A4 size, signed.

    Also includes:

    • Three FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURES.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    CHAFFY CUSTOM - BUSINESS CHAFFY

    NEW BONUS TIER!

    • BUSINESS CHAFFY customised vinyl figure
    • Original sketch of Business Chaffy by Jamie Smart

    Also includes everything from the 'FRUIT' bonus tier:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • Full set of four Chaffy Fruit SEW-ON PATCHES.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    CHAFFY CUSTOM - RED ROBOT CHAFFY

    NEW BONUS TIER!

    • RED ROBOT CHAFFY customised vinyl figure
    • Original sketch of Red Robot Chaffy by Jamie Smart

    Also includes everything from the 'FRUIT' bonus tier:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • Full set of four Chaffy Fruit SEW-ON PATCHES.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    CHAFFY CUSTOM - TRICERA-CHAFFY

    NEW BONUS TIER!

    • TRICERA-CHAFFY customised vinyl figure
    • Original sketch of Tricera-Chaffy by Jamie Smart

    Also includes everything from the 'FRUIT' bonus tier:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • Full set of four Chaffy Fruit SEW-ON PATCHES.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    CHAFFY CUSTOM - OCTO-CHAFFY

    NEW BONUS TIER!

    • OCTO-CHAFFY customised vinyl figure
    • Original sketch of Octo-Chaffy by Jamie Smart

    Also includes everything from the 'FRUIT' bonus tier:

    • One FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURE.
    • Full set of four Chaffy Fruit SEW-ON PATCHES.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

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    Find your own COMICS!

    **NEW TIER JUST OPENED - ONLY 5 SLOTS AVAILABLE!**

    • COMMISSION YOUR OWN FULL COLOUR COMIC PAGE! I’ll create an exclusive A4 comic page just for you. It can be about whatever you want, and, if you like, feature any of my characters. Want me to draw an exclusive Chaffy comic for you? Want me to draw you IN a comic with Looshkin? Want me to draw your kids running around with Bunny Vs Monkey? Want me to just draw a comic about a sad banana? Hey, you’re the boss!

    I’ll discuss with you what you want me to do, if you have any ideas for a script, and any requests for what should appear. Then I’ll go away and write a rough script for your approval. Once approved, I’ll turn this script into a finished, colour, single-page comic (approx 9 – 12 panels).

    Once complete, I’ll send you a digital version of the finished artwork, as well as an A4 colour print, and the original black and white inkwork!

    My only restrictions are that the comic must be within the bounds of taste and decency, and if it features one of my original characters or a copyrighted character then it can’t be reprinted in a publication – this is only for personal use.

    Also includes:

    • THREE Chaffies (I’ll most likely hide one in your comic too), and everything else from the TREATS tier.

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    Find YOURSELF!

    ** ONLY TWO AVAILABLE!**

    • COMMISSION YOUR OWN FIND CHAFFY PICTURE SEARCH! I'll create an exclusive Find Chaffy picture search puzzle for you. You and I can discuss what animal/creature you want to be the theme, and also any other things you might want to hide in there - perhaps yourself, your children, your pets. Anything you like (within the bounds of taste and decency)! Once complete, I'll send you a digital version of the finished full colour artwork, as well as an A3 colour print, and the A2 original black and white lineart.

    Also includes:

    • Ten FIND CHAFFY VINYL FIGURES.
    • 'WHAT SORT OF MONSTER TURNS UP UNANNOUNCED?' Set of ten prints.
    • A signed paperback copy of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'
    • PDF of 'Find Chaffy - The Book'

    PRICE INCLUDES WORLDWIDE DELIVERY!

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