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$5,275
pledged of $9,200pledged of $9,200 goal
68
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 3 2016 3:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Welcome to the Magical Worlds of Fuzichoco

A lovely miko, or shrine maiden, carries an offering of flowers to a Shinto shrine nestled deep in an ancient forest. Fuzichoco’s Altar in the Forest, a truly enchanting work of art, demonstrates her incredible imagination and masterful technique of utilizing a multitude of vibrant colors and fine detail to create a magical world.  

 

We at Playing Grounded Puzzles are honored to be working with Fuzichoco to produce premium quality, 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles featuring her magnificent artwork.

Who is Fuzichoco? 

A graduate of the Nippon Manga Academy of Fine Arts, Fuzichoco was born in Chiba Prefecture Japan and now resides in Tokyo. An inspiration to young artists and fans of her work, she has possessed a lifelong passion for art and drawing. In addition to her large portfolio of independent work, she has done illustration commissions in the commercial industry including: manga and game cover art; card designs for Cardfight!! Vanguard; illustrations of the famous vocaloid, Hatsune Miku (for Crypton Future Media, Inc.); poster/banner illustrations advertising the play, Sakura - Japan in the Box; as well as many other commissions for companies such as KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works, Pixiv, and EYEDENTITY Games, Inc. With her own unique style, Fuzichoco's art captivates the imagination by opening doors to vast, beautiful worlds full of life, color, and amazing architecture.

"I am so very glad to share my work for these jigsaw puzzles" - Fuzichoco  

It is nothing short of thrilling to have the opportunity to work with Fuzichoco, whose art we have long loved and admired.

 What are we offering?  

 

 

  • Flow of Goldfish and Altar in the Forest 1000-piece puzzles  
  • Puzzles measure: 20" x 27" (50.80 cm x 68.58 cm)  
  • 500 Limited Edition puzzle boxes, 14 5/8" x 10 5/8" x 2 1/8" (37.16 cm x 27 cm x 6.68 cm)  
  • Crisp, clear images, linen finish on both puzzle and box  
  • Certificate of authenticity (included only with first 500 of each puzzle)

 Please Note: Cute dolly NOT included. Sorry.

 

 

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Fulfillment and Shipping  

We will be fulfilling all US orders. We will be using HappyShops fulfillment service in Europe to ship to anyone outside of the US.

Thanks to our cooperation with HappyShops, we are able to offer better shipping rates for all international backers. Please see the chart below for shipping rates.

The Proof is in the Puzzle  

We've spent the past year cultivating a relationship with our new manufacturer. We received multiple proofs as well as two finish products. And we have to say, these puzzles are top quality. The boxes are thick and sturdy; the puzzle pieces are thick, rigid, and cleanly cut with a perfect fit. The printing is crystal clear, which is a must when featuring such vibrant, detailed artwork. These puzzles are actually a few ounces heavier than other 1000-piece puzzles that we own. Although it can drive the shipping costs up a bit, we believe it's worth it for the excellent quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Kickstarter?

We have fully funded the production of the first puzzle in our Fuzichoco series, Flow of Goldfish, which is available through this Kickstarter.

Our goal with this campaign is to raise the money to produce the second puzzle in the series, Altar in the Forest. Production will start early next year, and puzzles will be available to ship by July 2017.

 Who are we? 

As long- time fans of anime, manga, and gaming, as well as being avid puzzlers, we established Playing Grounded Puzzles in 2013 to create puzzles with the type of artwork that we love. Our goal is create the best quality puzzles with the finest, coolest art so that puzzle lovers, geeks, otaku, and collectors alike will want to own them.

Thank you for any and all support! 

Risks and challenges

Our manufacturer is highly reliable and efficient. Flow of Goldfish puzzles are produced and on their way. We don't foresee any problems except, of course, if something unfortunate should happen to the boat. But we'll think positive. This is the first time using a fulfillment service. We hope that all packages will arrive in good condition and on time. Naturally, we did our research when shopping for these services, but unforeseen problems may occur, and we will deal with each on a case-by-case basis.

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    Heartfelt thanks and regular updates as our project progresses.

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    Full Color Postcard

    Receive a premium quality 4"x 6" full color postcard featuring a split image of Flow of Goldfish and Altar in the Forest on the front and a clip art collage featuring some of our other puzzle art on the back.

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    Flow of Goldfish Puzzle

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    Altar in the Forest Puzzle

    Receive one Altar in the Forest 1000 piece puzzle in a limited edition box. Includes certificate of authenticity and full color postcard.

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    Double Pack

    Receive both Flow of Goldfish and Altar in the Forest 1000 piece puzzles, each in limited edition boxes. Includes certificates of authenticity for each puzzle and one full color postcard.

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    Three-way Split Pack

    With our Three-way Split Pack you receive 3 of each Flow of Goldfish and Altar in the Forest, each in limited edition boxes. Includes certificates of authenticity for each puzzle and one full color postcard. Free Shipping!

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    Six and Six Split

    Receive six of each Flow of Goldfish and Altar in the Forest 1000 piece puzzles each in limited edition boxes. Includes certificates of authenticity for each puzzle and one full color postcard. Free Shipping!

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    The Royal Treatment

    Choose either Flow of Goldfish or Altar in the Forest. We will assemble it, bind it, and have it professionally framed by Melody at our local art gallery, Lebanon Picture and Frame. Shipped with plexi glass and a certificate of authenticity signed by Fuzichoco. Free shipping to your door! Only available in the U.S.

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Funding period

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