ABOUT - DIY BOXCAT
"We can gain a great inspiration sometimes from something small and plain." -RATO KIM
DIY BOXCAT is a new Vinyl Art Toy Platform. BOXCAT is the adorable, original design by Rato Kim. Licensed, Produced, and Developed by Discordia Merchandising.
This will be the first DIY BOXCAT ever produced in Rotocast Vinyl form. And will finally bring this beloved character to the United States with supply to meet the demand.
DIY BOXCAT final dimensions Approx. 5L X 4.8T X 3.6W INCHES. / 12.7L X 12.19T X 9.14W CM. [Weight TBD] Safe Hollow Rotocast Vinyl.
DIY BOXCAT IS ALREADY BEING MADE
Factory production is already underway. DIY BOXCAT is being made and shipped from North America straight to you. Product Fulfillment will be swift. Be first in line for this new DIY Art Platform, and the GLOW Variant. With the options to Pre-Order both at once. And Special Options to get a rare Kickstarter Exclusive Glow in the Dark Enamel Pin, or the even rarer Artist Proof Enamel Pin [Edition of 12], with your DIY BOXCATs.
BONUS: We are also offering an Exclusive 'PROTOTYPE BLUE' DIY BOXCAT available only through this Kickstarter/Pre-Order campaign. Only 50 of this Colorway will ever be made!
OTHER BONUS: Most Reward levels will grant the Supporter a Free Issue of Clutter Magazine, the finest guide to the Designer Toy Scene, and the minds behind the Designer Toy Awards.
ABOUT THE ARTIST - RATO KIM
She is a South Korean Designer Toy Artist who designs and makes Resin Art Toys by hand. She is also a pretty good illustrator of cute things. She likes cosplay and traveling.
Rato Kim has customized BOXCAT into many different styles of Rare, Limited, hand made Resin Editions. Most notably is the BREADCAT with its many variations. Other Versions include: HONEYCAT, JEWELRYCAT, ICECREAMCAT, DINOCAT, GINGERCAT, NIGHTMARECAT, WOODCAT, MELLONCAT, BEECAT, and many more!
The 2017 BOXCAT Custom Exhibition featured 16 Designer Toy Artists redesigning BOXCAT into all new custom forms. Rato Kim was recently Nominated for 2 Designer Toy Awards for BEST RESIN TOY and TOY ARTIST OF THE YEAR in early 2017.
ABOUT DISCORDIA MERCHANDISING
As a Designer Toy Producer we have commissioned exclusive colorways of existing Designer Toys with Mighty Jaxx, TopzToy, and KKAMoxo. And thus far have developed Exclusive Enamel Pins for Colus, Monster Little, and Suckadelic.
OUR PAST SUCCESS
DIY BOXCAT is the Second DIY Art Toy Platform produced In-House from Discordia Merchandising. Our First Kickstarter: DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy was funded in 9 days last June. We have already received product, boxed, and delivered on all Rewards to all Supporters. Retail and Wholesale is available on Discordia Culture Shop.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF KICKSTARTER
Just like our First Kickstarter, Discordia Merchandising has already taken care of all preliminary expenses. This is why our goal is so low.
We are not asking you to chip in on our Development, Design, Model, Prototype, or Mold expenses. We already got those costs out of the way. We wouldn't expect the public to Support a project we haven't made an equal investment in ourselves. That's just how we work at Discordia Merchandising.
With this Kickstarter you know the DIY BOXCAT is already an unquestionable reality and you will be seeing near immediate results with Reward Fulfillment. DIY BOXCAT is at the Mold Making stage as of the start of this Project.
DOUBLE AND QUADRUPLE ORDERS
Want more than one of each DIY BOXCAT and DIY BOXCAT GLOW?
We have included a variety Double and Quadruple DIY BOXCAT options. As well as The 6 PACK assortment. Here you will find the best method for acquiring multiple DIY BOXCAT GLOW. Limited Availability on all options.
DIY BOXCAT - WHOLESALE VOLUMES
Independent Retailers can pick up the Wholesale Case of 8 Reward level and test this product in your online, and Brick and Mortar shops immediately. For Art Supply, Craft Supply, Comic Book and other Specialty Retail shops.
Die-Hard Custom Toy Artists can use this option to stock up and get the best possible price and first selection of this new Art Toy Platform.
SECURING MULTIPLE REWARDS AT ONCE
If you are after more than one Reward, simply Message us here on Kickstarter and let us know what you are after, we will do our best to accommodate your wishes based on availability.
Pre-Order your DIY BOXCAT, and Share this Project across social media. Show your Support for Rato Kim, and let others know this DIY platform exists. It is Social Media Momentum that makes all good Kickstarter projects a success, and will help us not just make Goal, but reach our Stretch Goals as well. We are counting on you! [Check Out UPDATE #2 for the DIY BOXCAT CONTEST!] If we double our Goal we will also open up more International Shipping Options.
We love the BOXCAT platform! We saw the potential for the design as a new Platform Toy a year before Rato Kim was twice nominated for a Designer Toy Award. We are happy to be the ones to bring this delightful form to the U.S. and other markets, and can't wait to see what Artists make of it. We are sure it's going to be a wonderful journey!
With Respect and Gratitude,
Gavriel, Starr, and Rato Kim,
BONUS: BOXCAT CUSTOMS!
FULLY CUSTOMIZED DIY BOXCAT BY VARIOUS ARTISTS
Don't need a DIY Platform but want some amazing art?
Discordia Merchandising will send each Artist one DIY BOXCAT to customize in their style and send it directly to you. This is your chance to acquire some of the first ever versions of this new platform Customized by any Artists. And certainly the absolute first time these artists will work on The DIY BOXCAT platform.
NOTE: Artists will receive DIY BOXCATs to customize in their own time, and as they please. If you want something specific from them in the future, that will between you and them AFTER this Kickstarter is over and based on their availability at that time.
BONUS: SUPER REWARDS!
Look all the way down the Rewards List for options including:
-Original 3D Prototype.
-DIY BOXCAT BLACK Production Sponsor.
-BOXCAT 4 Foot One-Of-A-Kind Sculpture built by Acme Design Inc.
$4,000 - More International Shipping Options on all Rewards!
$6,000 - 10 Inch DIY BOXCAT - Available Reward
$8,000 - 10 Inch DIY BOXCAT GLOW - Available Reward
$15,000 - We will take DIY BOXCAT to Designer Con, 5 Points Fest, Toy Fair, or some other significant event and Represent BOXCAT with it's own booth. And fly Rato Kim herself there and pay all her expenses.
$20,000 - A VERY large BOXCAT Sculpture will be made and taken on tour across the U.S. for public viewing in major cites. Something 8-10 feet long, maybe wood, maybe fiberglass. Knowledgeable Makers are welcome to reach out to us about this Stretch Goal.
$30,000 - We will commission a Giant BOXCAT Parade Float style Balloon and float it over various locations, events, and famous places, as we reach them, with DIY BOXCAT. And THEN we will mail it to Rato Kim for Regional Appearances on her side of the globe.
Risks and challenges
Here is where we list any possible reasons why this project could fail or be delayed.
Grey Nano Goo
Again, we already completely worked out all the details. We have all the prototyping, production, development stages out of the way, and the product is already being made during the course of this Kickstarter. So aside from Postal Delays, and Holidays, we don't foresee any issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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