This project's funding goal was not reached on October 2, 2013.
About this project
Our goal is to make the world’s finest game wallet specifically for Yu-Gi-Oh! players -- and to make it available to fans around the world! (See update #1 for the full details on international shipping.)
When WizKids/NECA first joined forces with 4K Media (the official U.S. licensing arm of KONAMI) to do that, our initial ideas were plentiful.
But as we got down to the nitty-gritty of increasingly complex designs, we realized that it was going to be a little more complicated.
To do it right, we needed more than our own opinions -- we needed to bring in an expert. And we did! Thousands of them, in fact. We set up a fan vote website at YuGiOhVote.com where Yu-Gi-Oh! players could vote on every aspect of their dream card wallet, from material to format to device compatibility. After all, no one knows better than a player what the best features for a Yu-Gi-Oh! game wallet would be.
The result? What we believe will be the best Yu-Gi-Oh! card wallet ever. And as we promised during voting, it'll be a Kickstarter exclusive. If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, an important thing to know is that we only receive your money if we reach our pledge goal -- you will not be charged if we do not reach the goal.
A card wallet is one of the most useful and frequently used accessories for Yu-Gi-Oh! players. We found it increasingly difficult to track down high-quality wallets with the most practical features at a great price.
As such, we set out to create the most ideal wallet, keeping it both accessible and affordable without skimping out on features.
We asked the Yu-Gi-Oh! community to vote on their favorite card wallet configuration at YuGiOhVote.com – from shape and layout right down to the color, material and extras. Then, we took the winning design to 4K Media and Konami for their official seal of approval. Here's a Facebook post from the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page supporting our campaign.
Here's the winning game wallet design:
The result combines the most fan-requested features with a style that we believe will make the most convenient, functional and elegant game wallet. Here are the features the fans selected:
- Fits smartphones & calculators
- Water-resistant ballistic nylon
- Black exterior with ID-pocket
- Nine interior card sleeves
- High quality zipper closure
- Mesh dice holder
- Two pen holders
First and foremost, if we do not reach our goal, you will not be charged.
Your up-front support enables us to use more specialized manufacturing techniques to create a superior card wallet -- far beyond what a more general market would request.
That translates to an even safer and more convenient way to carry and store your cards and score-tracking device. With a variety of contribution levels available , we want to make supporting this project and getting an amazing card wallet accessible to as many people as possible. Some of the higher levels include multiple card wallets, so you might consider going in together with a friend to take advantage of extra perks.
Once the Kickstarter campaign wraps up, supporters can expect product delivery in 3-4 months.
TIER REWARDS & STRETCH GOALS
Scroll down for the rewards available at each level of support! All of the cool merchandise below has been approved by Konami and 4K Media.
Be sure to check back on a regular basis, too, as we're working hard with Konami and 4K Media to make some additional stretch goals a reality!
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing any product in large quantities is never easy. As with anything, there could be delays in sourcing the materials, producing the product, and shipping it from the manufacturer for distribution to our supporters. That being said, WizKids and its parent-company NECA, has many years of experience working with our manufacturers to plan for these kinds of delays and to resolve them in the unlikely event they still arise. We have separate product development and logistics teams that will make sure that things go as smoothly as possible.
While the Kickstarter campaign is set up to ship to US customers only, we can make separate arrangements to ship to International Customers. Once the campaign has completed, please contact us to arrange for international shipping.
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© 1996 Kazuki Takahashi
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We can ship internationally to everywhere except Asia. We are currently working on being able to ship to Asia, so keep checking back for updates.
For international pledgers: Once the campaign has completed, please contact us so that we can arrange for international shipping. Please be aware that international shipping rates may be higher than shipping within the U.S.
Backers' credit cards are charged at the end of a campaign, and ONLY if the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
Yes they are! We are working directly with 4K Media (the official U.S. licensing arm of KONAMI), and have gotten their approval on the game wallet concept, the Kickstarter project, and the design and quality of every product included on our Kickstarter page.
Our plans are to focus on the Kickstarter campaign, to make that as successful as possible. We have no current plans to release a wallet outside of Kickstarter with or without other designs. The Elite and Standard designs will never be available outside of Kickstarter.
If there is a huge demand for wallets after the Kickstarter campaign ends and we decide to create a separate wallet, it would have a more simplified design and a slightly simpler feature-set to account for the cost of a general retail product.
Based on the success of the Kickstarter campaign, we may decide to make similar products for other games, which would also feature some exterior branding, designs, or logos.
Yes, but Kickstarter is the first place you can get them. Eventually our full line of Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise will be available at a number of retail outlets.
Only the Elite and Standard editions are available for this Kickstarter campaign.
If this Kickstarter campaign is successful, we are looking at making similar products for other games. So spread the word!
When the Kickstarter campaign ends, if we have reached our goal, you will receive an email survey that will allow you to specify which designs you want, your t-shirt size, and anything else that is applicable to your specific pledge tier.
The interior features for both designs are the same. The differences are the exterior design and the quantities available. Both are Kickstarter exclusives, but the Elite edition is being made in very limited quantities (520 total across the various tiers). The logo on the front of the Elite edition is also sleeker and more upscale. It is meant to cater a bit more to the power player who might prefer that exclusive look and feel.
Our Game Wallet project is all about reaching out to you, the fans, and listening carefully to your feedback. From the beginning, the fan community has essentially owned this project, contributing ideas and voting the final design into existence, and we don't want that to stop now. Using Kickstarter not only allows us to provide you with exactly the product you wanted, it lets us get a feel for how well future products like this would succeed without Kickstarter. You could say that it's another piece of feedback that we're listening to.
Tell your friends! Tweet it from the rooftops, post it to your blog, anything you can do to let people know is a huge help in us reaching our goal.
Let us know! From the beginning, this project has been about reaching out to the community and listening to your feedback. We genuinely want to hear from you.
As designed, it's approximately 8 inches x 4.5 inches. The thickness will depend on what you put in it, with a maximum thickness of about 1.25 inches. Please remember that these are approximate dimensions.
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