About this project
Note: ALL backer tiers for Purrmaids include EITHER Siamese Betta OR regular tabby Purrmaid. You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign asking your preference!
Hi, I'm Kiki, the artist behind KikiDoodle. I love to create all kinds of fun, fantastical animal artwork to share with the world. And Today, I'm very excited to introduce to you my newest, biggest project: The Purrmaid Plush!
Purrmaids are mythical magic sea creatures who live in the oceans all over the world! They love hunting tuna, stealing fish from fisherman, and knocking over items when they're bored. They look up to Tiger Sharks for their gorgeous markings and sharp teeth. And they hate when sea cucumbers sneak up on them.
The Purrmaid Plush stands at almost 16" in height and is made of ultra soft Minky fabric with tons of embroidered details. There is also a real bell on its collar that jingles when it moves!
All Purrmaid Adoptions on this Kickstarter will be $30. After this Kickstarter project ends, Purrmaids will retail for $35.
Kickstarter is a great and proven platform that allows me to reach out to a vast audience. Also, the Purrmaids want me to make sure they are able to find as many homes as possible!
Overseas production costs can be high, and Kickstarter will allow me to raise enough money to produce 500-1,000 Purrmaids in addition to backer rewards and other special items!
Siamese Betta Purrmaid UNLOCKED!
(This is a photo edit of the factory prototype, and changes are still being made to the final Siamese Betta Purrmaid!)
We've reached our stretch goal of $12,500 so your pledge for a Purrmaid can ALSO be for the Siamese Betta Purrmaid!
If you'd like to add a Siamese Purrmaid to your pledge, just choose ANY Purrmaid tier, and at the end of the campaign a survey will be sent out asking which plush you want, allowing you to choose!
Toygershark Purrmaid UNLOCKED!
(This is a concept sketch. Final details will be detailed in future updates.)
We've reached our stretch goal of $26,000 and the Toygershark was voted in as the next Purrmaid plush in production. This means your pledge for a Purrmaid can ALSO be for the Toyger shark as well!
If you'd like to add a Toygershark Purrmaid to your pledge, just choose ANY Purrmaid tier, and at the end of the campaign a survey will be sent out asking which plush you want, allowing you to choose!
Calicoi Purrmaid UNLOCKED
(This is a concept illustration. Final details will be detailed in future updates.)
We've reached our $34,000 Goal and the Calicoi was our Survey Runner Up. Many fans and voters have been waiting for this moment, and now it's here! This means your pledge for a Purrmaid can ALSO be for the Calicoi as well!
If you'd like to add a Calicoi Purrmaid to your pledge, just choose ANY Purrmaid tier, and at the end of the campaign a survey will be sent out asking which plush you want, allowing you to choose!
Backer Add-on Store
I'm happy to announce a backer add-on store has arrived!
Add items to your pledge without changing your tier OR adding extra shipping (in most cases).
Click the image, or click HERE to go to the Backer Add On Store!
There are many tiers, so let this see what we have!
Remember, if you want two or more Purrmaids, you'll be asked at the end of the campaign via survey which ones you want to adopt, so ALL Purrmaid tiers will include ALL released Purrmaid plush options!
New June 26
NEW! June 5th, 2016
All the work into making sure your Purrmaid arrives at your doorstep purrfectly with open arms can be very expensive!
Here's a general breakdown of costs.
Kickstarter and processing fees will account for 10% of the budget.
Shipping includes freight costs from the factory to KikiDoodle, and from KikiDoodle to You.
So, what happens if we raise OVER our budget? The great submarine, SS Purr, is ready to explore the vast ocean and see what other things we can discover!
Who knows? Maybe there's even new species of Purrmaids in the depths?
$6500 - WE DID IT!
This is the Home of the Purrmaids! When we reach this depth, the project will be fully funded and your adopted Purrmaid(s) will be arriving at your front door shortly!
$12,500 - WE DID IT!
Some have heard stories of a new species of Purrmaid. Do they live at this depth?
- Siamese Betta Purrmaid Unlocked
$16,000 - WE DID IT!
Many have spoken of the dreaded sunken ship of the deep! What treasures will it hold?
- A 10 page coloring book (digital PDF) will unlock for ALL Kickstarter backers!
$20,000 - WE DID IT!
Let's take a closer look at the sunken ship to see if we can find any more treasure!
- Physical copies of coloring books plus other items!!
$24,500 - WE DID IT!
Several species of Purrmaids have been said to live at this depth! Which ones will we discover?
- All Kickstarter backers will be allowed to vote on the next design.
- A new sticker sheet and a new acrylic charm will also be added to the addon store.
$26,000 - WE DID IT!
Diving deeper into the ocean, there seems to be some art goodies here!
- The Toygershark acrylic charm is now available in the addon store.
- The Toygershark is now available as a purrmaid option.
$30,000 - WE DID IT!
It's murky, but there's something special here.
- All Backers pledging $60 or more get a Sticker and Magnet Pack.
$34,500 - WE DID IT!
We hear tales of a rare species among these waters.
- The Calicoi is now available as a purrmaid option.
A dangerous breed is said to swim at these depths.
- An Exclusive Kickstarter treasure will be given to all Purrmaid Backers.
It's been said that many mysteries reside in the deep. Many have foretold that something lives at the bottom of the ocean, but is it even possible to reach that far into the abyss?
As we dive deeper and reach each goal, many more fantastical mysteries will be unlocked and told. But for now, we'll tickle your curiosity with the first few.
As artwork is finalized for rewards, it'll be added here!
Final acrylic charm mockup!
Risks and challenges
We don't anticipate many risks or challenges, and our manufacturer is ready to begin production because our plush is completely designed. We do understand that there is always the chance of unforeseen delays in production, or shipping, especially with overseas manufacturing. I have added plenty of buffer on the project in case of delays, but it is my best estimation that the plush will ship far earlier than anticipated. As the project progresses, I will frequently update backers with pertinent information and cute snippets.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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