About this project
Introducing DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy. A Full Scale Replication of a standard spray can. From Discordia Merchandising.
"Blank Spray Can sounds cool." - Paul Budnitz, Founder KIDROBOT
WHO IS BEHIND THIS PROJECT?
Starr Mignon and Gavriel Discordia of Discordia Merchandising. Independent owners and operators of Discordia Culture Shop, an online Designer Toy store, and mobile comic-con vending operation now in its 10th year. As Featured in Clutter Magazine issue 23.
As Retailer we have supported hundreds of independent creatives. Too many to list here. At our last count we estimate we have fulfilled orders to 4000 Collector Clients.
As Manufacturer we have developed products for EyeFormation, Smart Woman Company, Jupey, Mizna Wada, Neon7, Deadcell84, Arrex Skulls, Dept. of Public Words, Clutter Magazine, & Ban Comic Sans. As well as the bands One-Eyed Doll and Givers.
As 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 Sucladelic. Here for the first time, we are developing a Designer Toy Platform completely in-house. The first DIY Platform in a series for Discordia Merchandising as a Designer Toy Manufacturer.
ABOUT DIY SPRAY CAN VINYL TOY
DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy stands appox. 7.5 Inches or 19 cm Tall. [Weight TBD] Made of Rotocast Vinyl, it is completely hollow, and light weight. Perfect for handling, painting, sculpting upon, less expensive to ship, and safer.
DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy is a Full Scale Standard Spray Can with a twist. It is carefully redesigned to provide the most Customization surface area possible.
All concave indentations and edges have been filled in, all details have been smoothed out, all corners have been rounded. Streamlining a standard Spray Can into an art object that leaves the most room for creative interpretation. It is a hollow vinyl object making it easier to cut into and alter for any Custom Toy possibilities. Includes a realistic, fixed, Fat Cap style top.
DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy eliminates all issues and risks that come with customizing actual used metal spray cans. No mess, no smell, no rust, and no sharp metal edges. Being a Vinyl Toy also means never having to deal with Hazardous Materials Shipping expenses with any postal service companies.
DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy eliminates all safety issues. A truly safe and even kid friendly alternative.
WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT?
Starting with a Platform Concept Outline by our own Gavriel Discordia. We worked with Colus for the 3D Sculpt, Edgar Pasten for the Model, and EyeFormation for the Box Art. These Artists will be fully credited on the box. Discordia Merchandising loves to involve Artists in projects and give them their due exposure!
EXACTLY WHY MAKE A DIY SPRAY CAN?
We didn't see anyone else filling the void on the shelves of Art Supply stores. There are not many DIY toys on the market at all right now. So we set out to make a staple DIY Platform Toy line. We are starting with a DIY Vinyl version of one of the most respected and one of the most commonly decorated 3D art platforms.
We have done our best to pay homage to the icon of the spray can, as a symbol of the Outsider Art known as Street Art, which has earned its respectability and permeated and influenced our culture at nearly every level.
HOW CAN I GET THIS INTO MY STORE?
Discordia Merchandising will be doing our best to fill the DIY Art Toy void and get this item into Art Supply stores world-wide. We are setting aside part of this initial production run to be used as Promotional Items in an effort to land as many Chain Store Supply Orders as possible. If you happen to be an Acquisitions Manager for a major Retail Chain get in touch with Discordia Merchandising by email and let us know you are interested. We can fulfill large scale wholesale orders.
Independent Retailers can pick up the Wholesale Case of 9 Reward level and test this product in your online and brick and Mortar shops immediately! The Price per Unit here is, and will be, the standard Wholesale price, now and in the future. Larger Orders can be arranged at our Factory Price level, which is even less! Email: DiscordiaMerchandising@gmail.com to inquire further.
WHY IS OUR GOAL SO LOW?
Because we already took care of all the preliminary expenses. Absolutely everything required to make this Rotocast Vinyl Toy a reality is already completely paid up at this point!
We are not asking you to chip in on our Development, Modeling, Molding, or Design 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 already. That's just us, that's how we work at Discordia Merchandising.
What all this means to you is, most importantly, you will not have to endure waiting month after month while we work out the Tooling, Prototyping, and all the bugs along the way. All the dirty work is completely done with.
This is a Kickstarter is where you know the Product Production is already a definite reality and you will be seeing near immediate results.
WHEN DO YOU GET YOUR ITEM(S)?
Once again, the first wave of DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy is already Under Production! We didn't feel like waiting. If for whatever reason we don't meet the very low goal here, this item will be available either way on Discordia Culture Shop after this Kickstarter ends. At the regular retail price of $15ea. Pre-Order yours here to get the product at a discount and ahead of everyone else.
All 'Extra-Early Bird' and 'Early Bird' Supporters will receive their DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy almost immediately after this Kickstarter is concluded. So expect to have your goods in hand in mere weeks not months! All 2nd Wave Reward Supporters will be pre-ordering the Second Production Wave of DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toys. Which will ship a only few weeks later.
DON'T NEED A DIY SPRAY CAN?
How about a t-shirt you can tag instead? We have that too!
And for those who want both see the 2 DIY Spray Cans and a T-Shirt Reward!
We set up this Kickstarter to hook up the Designer Toy Customizing Community fresh out the gate. Our way of giving as much support to the community as possible.
Pre-Order yours, and Share this Project across social media. Show your Support, and hook others up with the knowledge that this DIY platform exists. It is Social Media Momentum that makes all good Kickstarter projects a success.
Gavriel and Starr, Discordia Merchandising
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CUSTOM VINYL SPRAY CANS BY VARIOUS ARTISTS
Discordia Merchandising will send each Artist one DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy to customize in their style and send it directly to you. This is your chance to acquire some of the first possible versions of this new platform Customized by any Artists. And certainly the absolute first time these artists will work on The DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy platform.
Artist will receive First Wave production DIY Spray Cans, yet will be allowed to complete your Custom Spray Can in their own time.And keep in mind these Customs will be Artists Choice. Meaning they will do 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.
WHAT IS NEXT FOR DISCORDIA MERCHANDISING?
MORE DIY TOYS! That's right, this is just the beginning. There will be many more In-House Staple Platforms, and the first Artist Series DIY Toy is already in Development!
We have made special arrangement with a 2 Time Designer Toy Award Nominee to release their world famous Platform Toy in DIY form, for the North American Market. We can't wait to reveal who it is to the public!
The next DIY Vinyl Toy - Kickstarter Pre-Order will be announced very soon!
Risks and challenges
Here is where we list any possible reasons why this project could fail or be delayed.
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Giant Killer Rabbits
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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