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The first model in a new range dedicated to Nikola Tesla's creations; Lady Mechanica is a resin model offered in various scales.
The first model in a new range dedicated to Nikola Tesla's creations; Lady Mechanica is a resin model offered in various scales.
260 backers pledged €24,329 to help bring this project to life.

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Lady Mechanica is not just the latest release in the Kabuki Studio range, but her release is also a true milestone.
Here is a model that breaks all previous records, where you will find the longest character design research, indeed it took us one whole year to design this model and all the variants. It’s also the first time we are putting technology in a figure (we don’t want to spoil anything yet, sorry!)
We also put together the largest team so far involved in a single project; eleven artists and professionals gave their body and soul to develop our “Lady of Iron”.
Last, but not least, Lady Mechanica is our first ‘Dieselpunk’ model ever.

Coming in three scales (1:48th, 1:24th and 1:8th) as a full figure and also a 1:8th scale bust, Lady Mechanica will also be available as an unpainted model kit for the Painter/Collector to test their abilities and as a pre-painted collectable.

If you are used to our Kickstarter campaigns, you’ll know that a huge deal of extras will be offered, but this time, most of them will be…free!
Now, what we need is your passion and your support.
Let’s give Lady Mechanica the first spark of life!

 

 

 

 This is our 35mm (1/50) Lady Mechanica when painted:

 

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 this is how the 75mm Lady Mechanica looks when painted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDF format, you get the one(s) related to your pledge’s scale, i.e. If you backed for “Small Charge”, you will receive the painting guide for the 35mm version; instead if you backed for “Tesla’s Legacy” you will receive them all.
You get the guide even in case you backed for the painted versions.
No extra shipping costs for that reward. It’s a digital content.
This is a FREE reward.

A5 (21,5x15,5cm) print, each copy is hand numbered and signed by the character designer Alessandro “Shin” Trombetta.
Printed on a lavish hard-paper with vintage finishing, it will look terrific framed and hanging on the wall of your hobby room!
This item is a Kickstarter exclusive, there is no way to get it after the campaign is ended.
No extra shipping costs for that reward.
This is a FREE reward.

Your support is awesome!
You’re showing to really love our figures, so we give you access to a selection of 35mm models offered at a crazy price!
KUBP01 Hellenika full retail price 12,00euro VIP price 6,00euro
KUBP16 Star Vixen full retail price 12,00euro VIP price 6,00euro
KUBP17 Ky-rà full retail price 12,00euro VIP price 6,00euro
KUBP18 Vixen Lord full retail price 12,00euro VIP price 6,00euro
You just need to add the amount of money for the extra models to your current pledge.
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager

Lady Mechanica can also be scary…beware!
Get the alternate arm and head, those parts come with magnets so you can swap them with the original ones (except for 35mm scale).
This reward is available for all the scales, you will receive it accordingly to your pledge.
No extra shipping costs for that reward.
This is a FREE reward.

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Made of real beech wood, then hand finished and painted they are the ideal “frame” for your Lady Mechanica model; offered for all the scales.
Each plinth comes with a little extra:
35mm/75mm +5euro
bust+1/8 +7euro
You just need to add the amount of money for the extra items to your current pledge.
Don't forget that by adding the plinth to your pledge you automatically get for FREE the display metal tag when unlocked.
No extra shipping costs for this reward.

IMPORTANT - in the photo you are seeing only the prototypes that are not made of real wood, instead the finished plinth will be 100% beech wood with a huge deal of hand finishing/painting on it!

An awesome and “vintage looking” real metal tag to attach on your wooden plinth.
We will create 4 different tags in order to perfectly match each one of the 4 different plinths.
This is a FREE reward if you have the wooden plinth in your pledge. No extra shipping costs for that reward.

As seen in the video — you get the real thing!
An A5 format technical diary with all the original sketches and notes plus the “Tesla’s Legacy” speech.
This item is a Kickstarter exclusive, there is no way to get it after the campaign is ended.
Hand signed by character designer Alessandro “Shin” Trombetta and art director Rodolfo Goglia.
No extra shipping costs for that reward.
This is a FREE reward for all the pledge levels (except 1)

Your support is awesome!
You’re showing to really love our figures, so we give you access to a selection of 75mm models offered at a crazy price!
KUB7502 Ky-rà full retail price 50,00euro VIP price 25,00euro
KUB7503 Dark Siren full retail price 60,00euro VIP price 30,00euro KUB7504 Anne Bonny full retail price 50,00euro VIP price 25,00euro KUB7505 Vixen Lord full retail price 50,00euro VIP price 25,00euro
You just need to add the amount of money for the extra models to your current pledge.
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.

A beautiful and useful pine wood box with sliding cover, measures are: 21x21x11cm.
It can be used as display case for the following scales:  
35mm (1/50
75mm (1/24)
105mm (1/8 bust)
Each wooden box costs 7euro.
You just need to add the amount of money for the extra item(s) to your current pledge.
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.

The ideal background for your Lady Mechanica!
Painted and printed in order to fit the wooden box it will be the perfect frame for your precious model.
The Display Background is FREE if you added the wooden box to your pledge (otherwie you can purchase it separately for 2euro by adding this money to your current donation)
No extra shipping costs for that reward.

This reward is for the 1/8 models, so:
1/8 bust
1/8 full figure
the stock light bulbs will be replaced with...real ones!
Made of clear resin those lights work thanks to a built-in led system (batteries included)
This is a FREE reward!!! Yeah i just said we're giving this awesome upgrade for free :)
It will be automatically added to your pledge if that includes at least 1 1/8 models.
No extra shipping costs for this reward

Your support is awesome!
You’re showing to really love our figures, so we give you access to a selection of 1/8 busts offered at a crazy price!
KUBU01 Ky-rà full retail price 45,00euro VIP price 25,00euro
KUBU02 Anne Bonny full retail price 55,00euro VIP price 27,50euro KUBU03 Kharis full retail price 45,00euro VIP price 25,00euro
You just need to add the amount of money for the extra models to your current pledge.
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.

Now that you unlocked all the upgrades for the Lady Mechanica, is time to unveil the architect himself…behold Nikola Tesla!
The genius is hardly working at the command console busy in transmitting the last spark of energy that Lady Mechanica needs to be…alive!
This reward is available for all the scales with a little extra cost:
35mm +3euro (if painted 20euro)
75mm +8euro (if painted 50euro)
bust +19euro (the bust will be placed on top of the console, if painted 100euro))
225mm +19euro (if painted 100euro)
You just need to add the amount of money for the extra items to your current pledge.
No extra shipping costs for that reward.
Below you can see the proportions and posing of Tesla & console close to Lady Mechanica:

 

 

Is it time to reward you with something truly unique, so what’s better than an original sketch by Alessandro “Shin” Trombetta?
The lead character designer will draw something just for you (clearly Lady Mechanica related).
After the campaign, you will drop us a line telling what you would to have. If no special requests are received he will draw what he likes �
Format is black & white A4
This is a free reward for all the backers who pledged 250euro or more (shipping excluded) for the rest the extra to add to your pledge is:
75euro if you pledged less than 100euro
50euro if you pledged more than 100euro but less than 250
free if you pledged 250euro or more
But, if you pledged more than 399euro you get the drawing…framed!
This item is a Kickstarter exclusive, there is no way to get it after the campaign is ended.
No extra shipping costs for that reward.

Only for the very best of our supporters!
Enjoy your favourite drink in one of those luxury bottles!
Each one is customized with unique labels, in addition the rear label will be custom-printed with your name!
This is a free reward for the top 4 backers, yes…free!
There is a 5th whisky bottle (different style) that will be randomly assigned to one of the other backers! So you have the chance to win even if you pledged a little amount of money (except level 1 "the spark")
IMPORTANT – the bottles are supplied empty. We are not selling any alcohol or beverage, only a glass decanter. This item is a Kickstarter exclusive, there is no way to get it after the campaign is ended.
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.

Your support is awesome!
You’re showing to really love our figures, so we give you access to a selection of bestseller items offered at a crazy price!
KUBFZ01 Death Delaer I full retail price 110,00euro VIP price 55,00euro KUBFZ02 Death Delaer II full retail price 110,00euro VIP price 55,00euro You just need to add the amount of money for the extra models to your current pledge.
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.

100% ring-spun cotton, available in five sizes, from small to extra, extra large.
This reward comes free for all the backers who donated 250euro or more; for the rest, there is a little extra to add to your current pledge:
up to 100euro of donation +15euro
up to 249euro of donation +10euro
from 500euro the t-shirt is FREE!
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.

 

Thanks to your incredible support you are now the official Nikola Tesla’s assistant!!!
You are immortalized close to your mentor in this beautiful photo. (we will ask you, after the campaign, to send us an high res photo of you in a pose that will fit the photo)
This reward comes free for all the backers who donated 100euro or more; for the rest, there is a little extra to add to your current pledge:
up to 50euro of donation + 4euro
up to 99euro of donation + 2euro  
This item is a Kickstarter exclusive, there is no way to get it after the campaign is ended.
No extra shipping costs for that reward.

 

Free PVC sticker “Lady Mechanica” for all the backers (except level 1)
No extra shipping costs for that reward.


Kabuki Studio V.I.P. badge (1 year)
This reward gives you the incredible benefits of being a VIP customer at kabuki-studio.com
Usually, you have to reach the amount of 1000euro ordered from your registration date, but thanks to Lady Mechanica, you get it right now!
For all the backers (except level 1).


Lady Mechanica mouse pad!
An awesome pad for your mouse, measures are 25x20cm.
Free for all the backers (except level 1).
No extra shipping costs for that reward.

 

First campaign boost unveiled!!!
An awesome 1/16 bust of Lady Mechanica (around 5,5cm tall - 2,22") with base included.
This item will be FREE and automatically added to any pledge of at least 100euro, instead if you pledged less than 100euro you can still buy it as add-on by adding 9euro to your current donation.
The bust is a multi-parts urethane resin kit, needs assembly and painting.

A 1/16 scale bust of Nikola Tesla himself.
Now you can display the legend in your showcase close the Lady Mechanica.
This reward comes free for all the backers who donated 250euro or more; for the rest, there is a little extra to add to your current pledge:
up to 100euro of donation +9euro
up to 249euro of donation +6euro
Extra shipping costs, if needed, will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager.


Well, first because you’re a hobbyist and a modeller and you can’t wait to lay your hands on a new figure.
Second, because the Lady Mechanica will also appeal to your collectors side; she will be the “queen” of your showcase, no matter the scale, you chose. Lady Mechanica will shine…literally!

Kabuki Studio is a figures and toys manufacturer based in Roma (Italy). Our designing and manufacturing experience started on 2005.
Over the years, we have created a close-knit creative team and strengthened our business relationships with factories and suppliers all around the world.
But, most of all, we are collectors just like you, we love the hobby and we live for the hobby! The team behind this project is vast but we can say that 3 persons literally brought Lady Mechanica to life, they are:
Rodolfo Goglia, Kabuki Studio founder and CEO, who had the idea to create this character on 2015 and coordinated all the people involved in the project, acting as an art-director and a supervisor as well.
Alessandro “Shin” Trombetta, who’s Kabuki Studio lead character designer and transformed Rodolfo’s ideas and textual descriptions in the awesome character you’re now enjoying.
Irek Zielinski, who’s the oldest Kabuki Studio’s digital sculptor, he
patiently and little by little moved Lady Mechanica from 2 to 3 dimensions. You can consider each one of them the “mother” of our heroin, so who’s the father? Nikola Tesla of course!
Do you still have doubts?

All the pledges will be posted from Roma (Italy). You don’t have to be worried about customs tax because we’ll provide a special invoice for that purpose.
The standard shipping method is “registered airmail” that comes with a tracking service and insurance. Delivery time is 5 business days for Europe and 10-15 business days for the rest of the world. Express shipping is handled by DHL and the delivery time is brutal! 18-24 hours for Europe and 2-3 days for rest of the world!
Average costs:
Airmail – 1kg to Europe 15euro – 1Kg to USA/Canada 25euro
DHL – 1kg to Europe 16euro – 1kg to USA/Canada 23euro
please kindly note that 1Kg is a “volumetric weight”

 

Risks and challenges

Kabuki Studio is a renown toys and collectibles manufacturer, we have hundreds of figures in our catalogue and this new one doesn’t represent a particular challenge.
We spent a huge amount of working hours on this project, indeed it’s more than 1 year the team is working on it. There are no surprises for use because we already cleared all the designing and manufacturing aspects.
Also, the mass production stage has been successfully tested, we already received the first samples from the factory and they are sharp and clean just like the master sculpture.
There are not import issues because everything is manufactured in Europe (no cheap manpower for this project), so everything will be delivered on time, but our main concern is your satisfaction so, if you think you need further information about the project, please don’t hesitate and contact us at info@kabuki-studio.com

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    The Spark

    Thanks from the Kabuki Studio team!
    You get a digital version (PDF) of the technical diary (if unlocked) and full access to the pledge manager after the campaign.
    If you want you can add further money to your donation in order to support us and unlock amazing items; this money will be converted in credit to spend through the pledge manager at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    Small Charge

    One Lady Mechanica 35mm.
    You get also all the free stretch goals (generic and related to the 35mm scale) when unlocked and the possibility to buy the others that come with a cost.
    The packaging will be custom designed for the Kickstarter campaign! That makes your item unique and gives it a collector value.
    Shipping will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager, but reading at the end of the page, you can have an idea about the shipping costs/services.

    You may add extra money to your pledge for the following Add-ons:
    extra 35mm Lady Mechanica +12euro
    paint service for your 35mm Lady Mechanica +30euro (professional painting service – collector standard)

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    Pledge €49 or more About $56

    A Spark Of Life

    One Lady Mechanica 75mm.
    You get also all the free stretch goals (generic and related to the 75mm scale) when unlocked and the possibility to buy the others that come with a cost.
    The packaging will be custom designed for the Kickstarter campaign! That makes your item unique and gives it a collector value.
    Shipping will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager, but reading at the end of the page, you can have an idea about the shipping costs/services.

    You may add extra money to your pledge for the following Add-ons:
    extra 75mm Lady Mechanica +40euro
    paint service for your 75mm Lady Mechanica +50euro (professional painting service – collector standard)

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    Lady Mechanica Test Unit 00

    One Lady Mechanica bust.
    You get also all the free stretch goals (generic and related to the 1/8) when unlocked and the possibility to buy the others that come with a cost.
    The packaging will be custom designed for the Kickstarter campaign! That makes your item unique and gives it a collector value.
    Shipping will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager, but reading at the end of the page, you can have an idea about the shipping costs/services.

    You may add extra money to your pledge for the following Add-ons:
    extra 1/8 Lady Mechanica bust +45euro
    paint service for your 1/8 Lady Mechanica bust +60euro (professional painting service – collector standard)

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    Pledge €250 or more About $283

    Lady Mechanica

    One Lady Mechanica 1/8
    You get also all the free stretch goals (generic and related to the 1/8) when unlocked and the possibility to buy the others that come with a cost.
    The packaging will be custom designed for the Kickstarter campaign! That makes your item unique and gives it a collector value.
    Shipping will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager, but reading at the end of the page, you can have an idea about the shipping costs/services.

    You may add extra money to your pledge for the following Add-ons:
    extra 1/8 Lady Mechanica +200euro
    paint service for your 1/8 Lady Mechanica +100euro (professional painting service – collector standard)

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    Pledge €350 or more About $397

    Tesla's Legacy

    You get all the stuff!
    1 Lady Mechanica 35mm
    1 Lady Mechanica 75mm
    1 Lady Mechanica bust
    1 Lady Mechanica 1/8
    Plus all the unlocked stretch goals for FREE, even the ones that come with a cost! (except for the VIP badges).
    The packaging will be custom designed for the Kickstarter campaign! That makes your item unique and gives it a collector value.
    Shipping will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager, but reading at the end of the page, you can have an idea about the shipping costs/services.

    You may add extra money to your pledge for the following Add-ons:
    paint service for your Tesla’s Legacy +220euro (professional painting service – collector standard)

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    Pledge €600 or more About $680

    Tesla's Capacitor

    Please kindly note that this pledge is strictly limited to official clubs and stores (we will ask you your club/company data at the end of the campaign).
    You can buy a stock of models taking advantage of a discounted price, items are:
    5 Lady Mechanica 35mm
    4 Lady Mechanica 75mm
    3 Lady Mechanica 1/8 bust
    2 Lady Mechanica 1/8
    You get also all the free stretch goals when unlocked and the possibility to buy the others that come with a cost.
    Shipping will be calculated at the end of the campaign through our pledge manager, but reading at the end of the page, you can have an idea about the shipping costs/services.

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    Pledge €1,999 or more About $2,267

    The Lab Assistant

    This is the ultimate reward!
    You’ll receive 2 Tesla's Legacy pledge, one normal and the other with the "hand painted" option on all the models; that means you are going to receive 2x of all the items offered as rewards, one will be painted and one as a model-kit.
    In addition you will also receive an original, framed artwork by Alessandro Trombetta depicting the Lady Mechanica, signed and with personal inscription.
    But, there is still more! All the unlocked stretch goals are free (except the VIP badges). And then - what makes this reward unique? I hear you ask…
    Well, it's you; you will be part of the team responsible of the next Tesla's creation!
    Kabuki Studio will invite you to their headquarters in Rome for 2 nights and 3 days (you will only pay travel to and from Rome), you will participate the brainstorming and first draft of our next instalment in this new range, but clearly we'll arrange for you to stay in the eternal city.
    Items will be posted to you (shipping costs are included in the reward), or you will collect them personally.

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