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By Mike Gray
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I am trying to finish creating a vinyl toy of my character, "Space Pussy", that I have been developing slowly over the past 3 years. I have invested all that I can (about $4,000) to get it to a prototype stage, and I need to raise $15,000 to produce the edition of 1,000 that I planned. There will be editions of 350 orange kitties, 350 black kitties, then 100 pink kitties, 100 grey kitties with glow in the dark eyes, and then 100 green kitties that is glow in the dark (the green skin/paint). Space Pussy has a movable head and tail, and a clear helmet !

Last year I was finally able to finish the prototype (I hired the talented Brannon Wright www.brannonwright.com who figured out how to do the clear helmet)! But since then I have been unable to move forward, as the cost to actually make the run of 1,000 plus shipping and storage will be about $15 more per unit (over and above the $4000 I have already spent on the prototype). I have divided the edition of 1,000 into 5 different colors, Orange and Black at an edition of 350 each (msrp $45 each, signed and numbered edition available for kickstarter pledging only, edition number based on number sold), and Pink, Green Glow in the Dark, and Grey with Glow in the dark eyes at an edition of only 100 each (msrp of $70-75 each, signed and numbered edition available for kickstarter pledging only, edition number based on number sold). I am hoping that by offering through kickstarter that I will reach the goal of $15,000 to complete production (4-6 months from project start to account for manufacturing, shipping, and clearing customs from China)...and bring "Space Pussy" to life! If the pledging were to go over the $15,000, I would use the money to pay back my parents who loaned me half of the money to finish the prototype stage as investors, and then the rest would be used for marketing purposes. And yes, I will definitely ship internationally for all pledge levels!

So far, the life of "Space Pussy" goes like this, beginning first as a sketch:

Then sculpted by Brannon Wright:

And then made into painted prototypes, the orange one has a makeshift helmet to show approximately what the toy will look like, though it will look much better than this finished (Space Pussy will be approximately 6 7/8" Tall, 5 1/2" Wide by 6 1/2" Deep)!:

and the black one is a color guide to be sent to China to make sure the painting is done accurately (it will have a helmet in the final, produced versions):

Here are the color variations that will be produced for the toy:

And then getting ready for manufacturing with notes from Brannon, and preliminary packaging set-up:

And here are examples of some of the swag, the 1" button at the $5 pledge level, and the "Space Pussy Fan Club" laminated membership card at the $10 level:

And an example of an original pencil and ink drawing of "Space Pussy" you would get at the $20 level (8.5" x 11"), it can be inscribed to you as well:

Thanks for your time and consideration!
Mike Gray, Pencil for Hire
http://www.pencilforhire.com
http://www.clumsylove.net

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    Everything mentioned above (exclusive "I Kickstarted Space Pussy" button and access to exclusive "Space Pussy" Vinyl Toy production updates) plus exclusive "I Kickstarted Space Pussy" keychain and "Space Pussy Fan Club" laminated membership card with your name on it (and a small original sketch of Space Pussy on the back)!

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    Everything mentioned above by plus one signed and numbered exclusive to Kickstarter edition of the Space Pussy Vinyl Toy (color Orange), limited edition of 350! Pledge includes shipping and tax!

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    Everything mentioned above plus one signed and numbered exclusive to Kickstarter edition of the Space Pussy Vinyl Toy (color Black), limited edition of 350! Pledge includes shipping and tax!

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    Everything mentioned (in pledges $1 through $20) plus one signed and numbered (edition number determined by number of pledges) exclusive to Kickstarter edition of the Space Pussy Vinyl Toy (color Glow-In-The-Dark Green), limited edition of only 100! Pledge includes shipping and tax!

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    "Pussy Galore" Pledge Level
    Everything mentioned in Pledge levels $1 through $20, plus one of EACH signed and numbered exclusive to Kickstarter edition of Space Pussy Vinyl Toy variations (Orange, Black, Pink, Green Glow in the Dark, and Grey Glow in the dark eyes), AND your name on the box as a "Special Thanks to", PLUS an original cartoon caricature drawing of you and your pet (if you have one) done with ink and watercolour (9" x 12") by my me especially for you (look at my sites www.clumsylove.net and www.pencilforhire.com for an example of my cartooning)! Pledge includes shipping and tax!

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    Everything mentioned in Pledge levels $1 through $20, plus one signed and numbered exclusive to Kickstarter edition of EACH Space Pussy Vinyl Toy variations (Orange, Black, Pink, Green Glow in the Dark, and Grey Glow in the dark eyes), PLUS your name on the box as a "Special Thanks to", AND an original cartoon caricature drawing of you and your pet (if you have one) done with ink and watercolour by my me especially for you (look at my sites www.clumsylove.net and www.pencilforhire.com for an example of my cartooning), PLUS the original artwork of "Space Pussy" (pencil turnarounds for the toy and the original inked drawing used for the original print work) AND the original one-of-a-kind prototype of "Space Pussy" (the Orange Kitty shown in the video) signed to you by me (once the prodcution process is finished)! Pledge includes shipping and tax!

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