Hey, everyone! We have blasted through our initial goal and are now rolling in free incentives! Every backer of the $25 and up tier gets free holographic book marks and every backer of $40 and up gets free vinyl stickers, free magnets, blank thank you cards and a physical copy of the coloring book! Tote bags have been unlocked and if you'd like one just increase $8 to your pledge. Surveys will be sent out Sunday night for all tier levels and will ask which plush you wanted along with if you increased your pledge for tote bags :)
Hello and thank you for dropping by! My name is Jillian Altmeyer and I am an illustrator that creates fun and whimsical art. This Kickstarter page was made to fund creating my two unicorigs (unicorn corgis) Banjo and Luna into a huggable and soft plush. If you are curious about my art, check out the video above or visit my website at squidbrains.net. Please help make these fluffybutts a reality!
Banjo is a naughty unicorgi that wants to steal your socks and toss them about like confetti. He is mischievous but also a lovebug and will warm his way into your heart. Banjo's favorite day of the week is any day that he can get a few good tummy rubs. Adopt Banjo and bring home a frappy friend that will never leave your side!
Luna is the shy sister of Banjo but with a little love and a lot of treats she'll quickly become your best friend! Luna is dependable and extremely cuddly! If you are looking for a corgi on the calmer side, someone to read books with on rainy days, Luna is great match! Bring Luna home and you'll never need a foot or lap warmer ever again.
April 9th- May 9th: The Unicorgi Kickstarter will be live.
May 10th- May 24th: Kickstarter will send me funds to pay for the plush and incentives if project is fully funded.
May 25th- May 30th: Payment will be sent to my manufacturing company to make the Unicorgis.
June-August: Plush will be made and shipped.
September: Plush will be received and packaged with appropriate incentives and sent off to backers! Huzzah!
If delays happen along the way I will keep everyone fully updated. Please note that I have already included a bit of time padding to help avoid delays.
Different tiers offer different rewards! Here are all of the available rewards.
Special Mother's Day Certificates available for backers in recent update.
$7,000- 500 plush unicorgi will be made! 250 of both Banjo and Luna. Every plush comes with a hand signed and numbered adoption certificate!
*UNLOCKED* $7,600- Free corgi vinyl stickers will be made that will go to all backers of $40 or more.
*UNLOCKED* $8,500- Free physical copies of the Corgapalooza coloring book will be sent to backers of $40 or more instead of the pdf.
*UNLOCKED* $9,500- Free unicorgi magnets will be sent to backers of $40 or more.Artwork coming soon in the next update!
*UNLOCKED* $10,500- Free corgi thank you cards will be sent to every backer of $40 or more. They will be blank inside so that you can use them to send to friends or family. Artwork coming soon in the next update!
*UNLOCKED* $15,000- Even more Banjo and Luna plush will be made! We will have made enough to be able to sell these Unicorgi cuties at convention shows and online! More Unicorgis means more magic in everyone's daily life!
*UNLOCKED* $25,000- Free holographic bookmarks will be sent to backers of $25 or more.Artwork coming soon in the next update!
*UNLOCKED* $30,000- Tote bags will be made with both cardigan and pembroke welsh corgis. Reds, tris, merles, brindles and other color variants will be on these bags.
*UNLOCKED* $31,000- All Banjo and Luna the unicorgi buttons will be upgraded to holographic buttons! If you do not desire the holographic film you can opt out of this option. All buttons will be bagged and boarded as gift sets too, so you can gift them or keep them!
*UNLOCKED $34,000*- Banjo and Luna vinyl stickers will be available for $25 and up tiers for free.
*UNLOCKED $36,500* - All print incentives are upgraded so you can choose any 7x5 inch prints from my etsy shop (image coming soon of all available prints) vs just the Punimals and Galaxy Animals collections. All orders now come with a set of 2 exclusive wallpaper designs for smart phone, tablet and computer desktop usage. All pledges of $40 and over come with an extra print with your order now too.
All future art will be released in behind the scenes Kickstarter updates from rough sketches to finished paintings that only backers can see! In these updates I will be more than happy to answer questions on my painting process, tips on art---anything you're curious about! This project was not made successful because I can paint cute images but because YOU love the work that I do and wanted to be a part of it!
THANK YOU so much for helping us blast through all stretch goals!You've helped one artist's dreams come true! Thank you! You have my deepest appreciation!
Credit to our corgi pals in the Unicorgi video! Find them all on Instagram: @banjo_the_corgi @mistaarthur @ladykonacorgi @_noodlethecorgi_ @thunderbuddy @maplejoythecorgi
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges with every product being manufactured but because I create merch and sell it for a living I've figured out how to avoid a lot of bumps in the road! The only real issue I can foresee is the manufacturing company having delays or the plush being held up at customs when being imported to the US. I have already added extra time to the Kickstarter to help avoid these issues. If you are curious about how I handle business feel free to check out some of my reviews on etsy! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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