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Mayor 4 Crack : Rob Ford Designer Art Toy

Created by Beck x Mindzai Labs, Mayor 4 Crack is a designer art toy project based on Toronto's infamous crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford.

Mayor 4 Crack : Rob Ford Designer Art Toy

Created by Beck x Mindzai Labs, Mayor 4 Crack is a designer art toy project based on Toronto's infamous crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford.

CA$ 1,848
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 20 2014 3:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

It was a valiant effort...

Okay, so we didn't hit our funding goal to go to mass production for this project. But we still have plans to bring this to market. Here's what we are going to do next.

  • We will put Mayor4Crack on our Shapeways.com shop in both DIY and OG Colour versions. The size will be reduced to 3.5 inches to make it more affordable. This should be available by August 25th.
  • In addition, Rodger Beck will also be offering up hand painted versions of Mayor4Crack.
Get Mayor4Crack on our Shapeways.com shop
Get Mayor4Crack on our Shapeways.com shop

 Thank you to all those that supported us on Kickstarter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We love you!

Best regards,
Chris and Rodger.

Introducing Mayor 4 Crack

Whether you love him or hate him, you'll want to celebrate the countless quotable follies of Toronto's most infamous Mayor with this collectible figure from cartoonist Rodger Beck.

In the form of interchangeable signs, this 5-inch Ford shamelessly answers those pressing questions like:

  • Have you smoked crack?
  • Who runs dis bambaclat city?
  • Do you have enough to eat at home?

  • In collaboration with Mindzai, Beck aims to produce a limited edition of this desktop Ford figure to commemorate the bumbling Mayor of Toronto. 
Mayor 4 Crack Original (OG) Edition
Mayor 4 Crack Original (OG) Edition
Design It Yourself Blank Edition
Design It Yourself Blank Edition
Pinko Edition
Pinko Edition
Poutine Edition
Poutine Edition
VIP Gold Edition
VIP Gold Edition

Pledge Levels

Add-ons

5-Pack Sticker Set of Mayor4Crack - Add $15 to your pledge for each additional pack.
5-Pack Sticker Set of Mayor4Crack - Add $15 to your pledge for each additional pack.
Alternate toy colourways - Add $45 to your pledge for each additional toy.
Alternate toy colourways - Add $45 to your pledge for each additional toy.
Mayor4Crack Coffee Mugs - Various Versions available. Add $15 to your pledge for each additional Mug.
Mayor4Crack Coffee Mugs - Various Versions available. Add $15 to your pledge for each additional Mug.
Button 5-Pack - Add $5 to your pledge for each additional button pack.
Button 5-Pack - Add $5 to your pledge for each additional button pack.
Mayor4Crack T-shirts. 100% Cotton. Printed in Toronto. Custom sizes available. - Add $30 for each additional T-shirt
Mayor4Crack T-shirts. 100% Cotton. Printed in Toronto. Custom sizes available. - Add $30 for each additional T-shirt
Beck's Rob Ford x Star Wars Sticker Sets. Add $15 for each additional sticker pack
Beck's Rob Ford x Star Wars Sticker Sets. Add $15 for each additional sticker pack
PDF Colouring Book. Free for all backers!
PDF Colouring Book. Free for all backers!

How The Idea Started

Beck has been drawing cartoons and covering the streets with his stickers for several years. His work has quickly been recognized in  Toronto and cities around the world. 

The Mayor 4 Crack sticker was created as a personal project to poke fun at our flailing mayor. "What would he do if he lost his job?" Beck thought. "I suppose he'd just stand on the corner, soliciting with a sign: Will mayor 4 crack." The character gained huge attention from local news and tourists when a 4-foot version was plastered on a wall downtown near the Rogers Centre. Check out the video clip below!

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Mayor 4 Crack became part of the I LOVE T.O. sticker collection which Beck had been spreading across the city. They were such a hot item that they would become more and more difficult to spot, as they were often peeled off by eagle-eyed fans.

I Love T.O. sticker pack
I Love T.O. sticker pack

Alternate Mayor4Crack stickers found in Toronto
Alternate Mayor4Crack stickers found in Toronto

Chris, the owner of Mindzai (a designer toy shop in Toronto), was one of those huge fans of Beck. While working together on a Lovebot project, Chris and Rodger met up and decided that it would be amazing to bring the infamous Mayor to life as a designer toy.

Almost immediately, they got to work on development. Here is a photo of one of the initial sketches.

Early Sketches of Mayor4Crack
Early Sketches of Mayor4Crack

Once the sketches were completed, we started work on our 3D development. Here's a quick view of our early 3D work.

Early 3D Development Work
Early 3D Development Work

3D turnaround.

Final 3D render
Final 3D render

And a closer look at the final toy design.

Final 3D render
Final 3D render

Although, we've been working hard on all the 3D Development, box packaging and marketing, we need your help to make this dream come true! With your backing, the Kickstarter funds raised will go into the tooling and creation of the master moulds so we can produce the toy. 

The Team

Those handsome devils.
Those handsome devils.

Rodger is a bright artist and designer with a penchant for cartoon illustration. His BECK sticker characters have been traded worldwide and he currently lives in Toronto. Check out his website or peep the latest on Instagram

Mindzai Labs is the creation of founder, Chris Tsang. Mindzai is a company whose objective is to give back to the creative community. Mindzai.com is a worldwide retailer in designer toys and creative goods. Mindzai Labs is the design and manufacturing arm for the company whose purpose is to help creatives around the world make their product dreams come true.

Specifications

All versions of Mayor4crack are 5 inches tall, are made of phthalate-free PVC vinyl and come packaged in a box designed with some of Ford's most infamous quotes. 

Mayor 4 Crack box design
Mayor 4 Crack box design

Each figure will come with a collection of signs, including a blank to write your own Mayoral message!

The Do-It-Yourself version can be decorated with acrylic paint, permanent markers or acrylic markers. Feeling lofty? Sculpt onto your figure and create a whole new version of the mayor!

Our die-cut stickers are made from the highest quality vinyl and manufactured by our good friends at Rockin' Stickers.

The postcards are printed on a 19.5 pt paper stock with a smooth matte laminated finish and a spot UV varnish.

Our ceramic mug can be heated in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like; the quality will not fade.

And finally, the T-shirts are printed on a 100% cotton tee right here in Toronto.

Risks and challenges

There are some risks and challenges that might come our way when we start our production of Mayor4Crack, and we want to be upfront about it. Our backers are investing in us, in art and in the designers, so we want to do everything we can to minimize the risks involved.

This is our 3rd Kickstarter project. We are experienced in delivering customer service and we know what to expect when working with our factories. Our 3D rendering and packaging details have been finalized and we have been working with our manufacturing partners in Toronto, Canada and China for the past couple of months.

While unforeseen production, shipping, customs and weather issues can cause delays, our goal is to release this product in time for the holiday season. We will continue to update backers on our progress and deliver all goods expediently once we have them in hand.

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    >>>Supporter<<< Thanks for being a supporter! A free downloable PDF coloring book and mention on the website as a product supporter.

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    >>>Voter<<< Thanks for voting! You'll receive a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a vinyl sticker.

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    >>>City Intern<<< An intern's jobs ain't easy! This pledge nets you a 5-pack of awesome Mayor4Crack stickers + the one of a kind 4"x6" art card!

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    >>>City Manager Early Bird<<< Up and at em! Be one of the first to pledge and get the Mayor4Crack toy in it's original colour way at a great price! You'll also receive a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a vinyl sticker.

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    >>>The Pinko Mayor<<< You'll receive Mayor4Crack in the Don Cherry-inspired 'Pinko' colour way + a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a vinyl sticker. Please add $20 for international shipping.

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    >>>DIY Mayor<<< You'll receive a blank Mayor4Crack toy to paint or sculpt your very own version of the Mayor! Includes a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a vinyl sticker. Please add $20 for international shipping.

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    >>>City Councillor<<< Let's get down to business! Get Mayor4Crack in it's original colour way + receive a blank DIY figure so you can design your own Mayor4Crack Toy! You'll also receive a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a 5-pack of awesome Mayor4Crack stickers.

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    >>>The Pinkos Pledge<<< Get Mayor4Crack in a Don Cherry inspired Pinko colour way + a "Screw The Left Wing Pinkos" sign! You'll also receive the original colour way + a blank DIY figure + a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a 5-Pack vinyl sticker set.

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    >>>The Poutine Pledge<<< Get Mayor4Crack dressed up in his Plaid "Poutine" colour way + a "Stop The Gravy Train" sign! You'll also receive the original colour way + a blank DIY figure + a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a 5-Pack vinyl sticker set.

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    >>>Ford Nation<<< Get all 4 designs of Mayor4Crack including Original, Blank DIY, Left Wing Pinkos and the Poutine colour ways!
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    >>>The Bestest Mayor<<< For VIP's only. Get all 4 colour ways plus get 1 of 10 Kickstarter exclusive limited edition gold colour way! You'll also receive a one of a kind 4"x6" Art card signed by the artist + a 5-pack of awesome Mayor4Crack stickers.

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