About this project
Update #1 (Sept 17): Retailer backer reward added + bonus add-ons announced
Any backer can add any of the below rewards to their existing pledge amount to get these value bundles on some of our most popular sleeves:
Have you ever paid over $50 for a board game or $20 for a card game and just loved it? In fact, you loved it so much you played it to death? What died on you? The CARDS!
Yes, we feel your pain. What good is a $50 game when the 200 or so cards in it are all worn out and marked up, or worse your good friend Bob spilled Coke or smeared your cards with a cheesy residue? Well then you need CARD SLEEVES!
To add a single sleeve type to US distribution requires graphic design, prodution scheduling and most importantly inventory. We know, Mayday Games has been ever-so-slowly expanding for over 3 years just to get to the 30 or so sleeve types in that line.
Swan Panasia has the ability to provide over 60 sleeve types/sizes to the USA market right now, but what we don't know how many to order of each type or in what quantity. Sure we could start with what we feel are the most popular ones and hope for the best, growing the line for years, but Kickstarter will allow us to know where the real demand is on the entire line, and allow those who want specific types of sleeves the ability to get them sooner, and not in a year or two when we can add a particular size to the line.
This is a lot like the Reaper's Minature line Kickstarter, we are trying to jump start an entire line here and need to know the demand and have the cash to invest in the entire process. In exchange for helping us with this goal you can get the sleeves you want, shipped free to your door, plus some great extras!
Not just any card sleeves, but the right sleeves at the right price that fit great and do the job. So what makes these different? Hear for yourself:
From GeoMan in Greece on BGG:
I use them exclusively for many years now and i am very happy with them:
1. They offer strange sizes not available elsewhere.
2. They are very durable - i have in use more than 6000 of them and not a single sleeve damaged so far!
3. They are cheap.
4. And most importantly: when you buy a specific size they are all exactly the same size
These sleeves are much sought after in the gaming community. For the first time in the US we are bringing you not just one or two types of sleeves, but an entire LINE of sleeves! We are proud to present the Swan Panasia Sleeves. These are manufactured to exacting specifications in Taiwan and have been much sought after for years. Whenever SWAN shows up, enthusiastic fans follow:
This is not just one size sleeve, but over 50 different types of sleeves in two thicknesses!! Each one is especially designed for a specific game or games. So how does pricing work? Simple, we are launching these sleeves at a very simple $4 per pack cost. Please note that many of these sleeves are 160-200 sleeves per pack so in most cases these are actually the cheapest AND best sleeves available!
We aren't just bringing these sleeves to the USA, we also need your help to cover the costs of converting all of the product packaging to US standards and UPC symbols, including our own sku's. We also plan to rework the back of the sleeve packaging with a handy chart of major sleeve sizes to make ordering in the future even easier!
So how do you pledge for multiple types of sleeves in a single pledge? It's simple, just download our guide by type of sleeve HERE or by game HERE. Make a note of how many of each you want (SWN-005 X 5, 008 X 3 and 010 X 20 = 28 packs). Then pledge the appropriate level for the total number of packs you want.
UPDATE: By popular demand we have included an Excel spreadsheet of the sleeves for easier order summary HERE. Just download that and keep it on file for when the Kickstarter ends.
When the Kickstarter ends we will send you a survey asking for the details of what types/quantity you want, it is simple!
We have launched our website (HERE) and are using this Kickstarter project to gauge demand. If demand is anything like what we think it may be, then this could well be your only chance to get these sleeves for quite some time, since we expect to sell out of our first shipment! Capacity on the high-quality machines we run these on is small and we just can't produce these very quickly.
We need to know how many of what type of sleeve to stock, and with almost all of these being available for the FIRST time in in the US, we honestly have no idea how big/small to plan and how many of what type of these 50+ sleeve sizes to carry. Help us out and get some special savings and free shipping on most orders!
Here are some of the graphics for a few sleeve types we have already converted to US standards:
We will have lots of unlockable stretch goals, the first of which will be a free bonus pack of sleeves on EVERY pledge over $25 once we meet our goal!
You will also be getting your sleeves at least a month before they are released to any distributors/stores so you will have them ahead of anyone else!
We also launched a new Kickstarter project that ends at the same time as this one, if you pledge on both projects ($25 or more on Get Bit and $38 or more on this project) then shipping on the other project is FREE too because we will ship all the rewards from both projects together! Please note this means you need to pay the $10 shipping on the $38 level, but if you pledge at any level above $38 you will get free shipping on the entire shipment!
Check out the Get Bit! Deluxe Tin Edition, HERE!
With a great product line, special offers AND free shipping, we hope you will back this project today!
If I pledge on Get Bit AND on the Swan Panasia Sleeves Kickstarters, will I get free shipping, even internationally?
Wow.. you're really trying to milk this aren't you? SURE GO AHEAD... if you pledge at the $38 level or above on the Sleeves reward and the $26 or above level on Get Bit! then YES you will get FREE SHIPPING no matter where you live! CRAZY!
In the higher level pledges it is marked "Shipping included". Is that even for international backers?
Well... OK sure! Our goal is to get these into as many hands as possible, so YES all shipping worldwide is included in these higher levels!
How do I know how many packs I need if some contain 100 sleeves, others 200? The PDF only lists the type of sleeves, but not how many packs.
Figure any of the standard sleeves are between 150-200 packs while most of the thicker sleeves are around 75-100 per pack. The "thicker" sleeves are any starting with a "5" in the product number. All of those with a "0" to start are standard packs.
Pretty much everything. Mayday are made in China, Swan Panasia are made in Taiwan. Mayday are produced to one specification with a certain extra width/length based on Mayday's instructions and Swan Panasia are done totally independent of Mayday sleeves. It is an ENTIRELY different process at a different factory, overseen by different people. This is a whole new line of products that is totally different from Mayday sleeves. Check the full product line at http://swanpanasiasleeves.com and see for yourself!
The standard sleeves are all 40 Microns thick while our premium sleeves are 90 microns thick, 125% thicker!
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