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Remember those little plastic Army Men? Well this deck of Bicycle Playing Cards is inspired by those little men at arms.

Hooah Soldier!  Are you ready for these Army Men Playing Cards. Inspired by our favorite childhood plastic men at arms these cards are sure to be the perfect addition to your collection.

A while back I was playing with my nephew and it occurred to me that I should create a deck of cards inspired by these little plastic men at arms. So form up soldier here is the Bicycle Army Men Deck:

Tuck Box Preview
Tuck Box Preview

Each deck contains the following:

56 total cards - The 'standard' 52 poker cards, 2 Jokers, 2 Gaff Cards.
Gaff/Trick Cards:
Gaff #1 - Double Backer - A card with the back art printed on both sides.
Gaff #2 - YOU get to pick! (More info coming at the end of WEEK 1!)

Back Design and King of Clubs with M16
Back Design and King of Clubs with M16

These cards will be printed at the highest quality by one of the most respected plating card companies in the world.  The Unites States Playing Card Company will print these cards Q1 on 325 embossed finish paper.  The basic run will be 2,500 decks with more printed as needed.

This is my second Kickstarter card project (thank you!) and I have some great experience in packaging and delivery. Russell, the other designer at Circle City Cards, and I have been doing this for over year and we have a great system in place now. Most rewards are shipped out Priority Mail to ensure a safe and fast delivery.  

All Orders to the US and US military APO/FPO addresses are shipped free of charge.  Orders to Canada and the rest of the world will need additional shipping charges added to cover the increased cost of international delivary.

Ace of Spades and Jack of Hearts
Ace of Spades and Jack of Hearts

A Brick of Playing cards is a set of 12 decks generally packaged in a plain white cardboard box.  One of the stretch goals for the Army Men deck is to hit 250% thus unlocking the custom artwork brick boxes.  After the goal is reached, or maybe before if your all very nice ;), I will reveal the custom artwork that will adorn these "brick" boxes. Any orders of 12 decks or more will automatically come packaged in these custom brick boxes.

Brick Box Design (Custom Artwork Only if 250% is Raised)
Brick Box Design (Custom Artwork Only if 250% is Raised)
Brick Box in Retail Display Mode (Custom Artwork Only if 250% is Raised)
Brick Box in Retail Display Mode (Custom Artwork Only if 250% is Raised)
Close up of Brick Box Detail.
Close up of Brick Box Detail.

Some Limited Edition Rewards have just been release.  I'll be doing one framed and matted Uncut sheet,you choose the front or back displayed.  This will be professionally framed with archival quality mat, backing and glass. 

 Also 6 AIP (Anything is Possible) Bottles will be available and 5 of these will also include 6  decks of Army Men Playing Cards and the 6th bottle will only be included in a 1 of a kind super pack to be announced soon.

Have you ever seen an entire sheet of dollar bills or baseball cards? This is the same thing! The only way to get an uncut sheet is to pull it off the press before it gets to the cutting and sorting machine. These are not cheap posters printed at a copy shop. They are the real deal measuring in at 22"x29". I will start by offering only 75 of these. If we sell all 75 more may be released as stretch goals. (see below)

Uncut Sheet
Uncut Sheet

Overfunding is common on Kickstarter, as a reward (to you!) for this I have come up with some long-term goals!

100% - The deck is funded. (COMPLETED)

125% - Custom Dice will be available (COMPLETED)

150% - Custom Deck Seal

250% - Custom Brick Box

XXX% - More Stretch goals will be announced as milestones are hit. 

Two of Spades and 10 of Diamonds
Two of Spades and 10 of Diamonds

Profits from the Revision 1, Brimstone and Americana decks have been used to start the Circle City Card Company. We opened a website last fall (www.circlecitycards.com) and have put the rest back into help fund my latest deck, Army Men. Money raised will be used to produce a limited run of decks commissioned by USPCC. Each deck will have 56 cards, matching custom tuck-box and be wrapped in cellophane. Your help is needed to get this (and future) custom card decks out there!

Don't forget to spread the word, that's the only way we can make this project succeed. You can 'Like' our facebook page and check out the latest rumblings going on. Thank you for taking a look at my project!

Extra Stuff!

Alright so I have had a lot of people emailing me asking for dice. So I've decide to offer them. But these aren't just regular old dice. they will be custom etched with the Army Men Seal. I'm also not going to take you to the bank on these either. $1.01/each! Yep that's it just 101 cents for a custom dice that will match your decks of Army Men perfectly! If you want the dice just pledge in multiples of $1.01, This is important as this is the way I will be able to estimate my vendor ordering quantities (and I need to order everything way before I send out the surveys). Example. if I receive a pledge for $11.04 I know you wanted four dice and a deck of cards ($7.00 + $1.01 x 4 = $11.04)! Easy as that! Oh Yeah pledge for 20 or more dice and you get a sweet little dice bag to store them in! Okay now that the Logistics are out of the way onto the pretty picture!!

Custom Army Men Dice
Custom Army Men Dice
Artist Rendering of Custom Dice
Artist Rendering of Custom Dice

T-Shirts!!

In case you failed to notice I mentioned T-shirts a couple times above well here they are and if you want one they are 15 bucks a piece. Just add $15/T-shirt to any order a and you will get one!  So here are the cool designs!

Another cool little reward that I am offering is now available is Dogtags with the Project Title, the Date Army Men Deck was funded and how much was raised! These are going to be only $3 each and if you are in the $7 pledge level you will need to select the $10 pledge level, Everyone else just add $3 onto your pledge.

Artist Rendering of Dogtag
Artist Rendering of Dogtag

FAQ

  • I made a mistake on the first one that said it was $15 per deck additional for shipping to canada. it should have just been $15 extra for everything shipped. Kickstarter won't allow me to change rewards once they are backed (for good reasons) So I created a second one. Please back on the correct one and if the 9 people who backed on the first one switch to the corrected one I can delete the old and this FAQ question.

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    CORPORAL - UNCUT SHEET - You receive an uncut sheet of Army Men cards! Want some decks too? Just add $6/deck extra! + FREE SHIPPING (USA/APO/FPO) - Canada Backers add $5 and $1 per deck. International add $10 + $1/deck

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    MASTER SERGEANT - THE BRICK (With custom artwork if stretch goal met) - You receive 1 Brick of Army Men decks (12 decks) + FREE SHIPPING (USA/APO/FPO) - Canada Backers add $12 per Brick. International add $22 per brick. Want multiple bricks of cards? just pledge in multiples of $80!

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    AMMO CASE - You get an actual Army Issue Metal Ammo case with two bricks of Army Men Playing Cards, one t-shirt of your choice and stuffed full of plastic army men! This will also include a custom set of Dog Tags with a number X of 20 engraved on them. Free Shipping US, Canada add $30, Int'l add $60

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    LIEUTENANT COLONEL - AIP BOTTLE - A completely sealed deck of Army Men cards (still in the cello) inside an unaltered milk bottle! You will also get 6 decks of Army Men Cards, Want more just add $6 per deck. Made by Jamie D. Grant of SendWonder.com - These are one of a kind items and will never be sold again. + FREE SHIPPING (USA+CAN) - International add $15

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    BRIGADIER GENERAL - GAFF CARD #2 - You get to help pick and create a gaff card for the deck! Each Army Men deck will come with two gaff/trick cards. You get to outline or decide how I should make the second card. You will also receive 12 Army Men decks and an UNCUT SHEET. Send me a message for full details.

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    Ultimate Package - 2 Bricks of Army Men Playing Cards, 1 Uncut Sheet of Army Men Playing Cards, 20 Custom Etched Army Men Dice, 1 AIP Bottle Containing an Army Men Deck, 1 Custom White Circle City Card Company T-Shirt, 1 Custom Black Army Men T-shirt and a Bunch of little green Army Men. Packaged in an authentic metal Army issue Ammo Case! This will also include a custom set of Dog Tags with "Limited Edition 1 of 1 engraved on them. Value $450. Free Shipping US, Canada add $30, Int'l add $60

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    LIEUTENANT GENERAL - CUSTOM FRAMED UNCUT SHEET - Wood Frame, matted (Pearl), and museum quality glass + 24 Army Men decks + FREE shipping! Only ONE will be made. Signed with a note of thanks. (No International Addresses)

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    GENERAL - I'll hand deliver your Army Men decks in a Hummer-limo and take you and some friends out for drinks and pizza. (USA Only) International add $1,000 (Order as many decks as you like for $5 each.)

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