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You've seen Maddie on Laughing Squid, io9 & more. Take her and her nightMare friends home with new toys from Bigshot Toyworks! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 19, 2014.

You've seen Maddie on Laughing Squid, io9 & more. Take her and her nightMare friends home with new toys from Bigshot Toyworks!

About this project

OVERVIEW

The Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse is a campaign seeking to fund collectible figures based on a brand new universe of characters and concepts from Bigshot Toyworks! While our goal is to one day release all FIVE designer toys (maybe even more), this particular Kickstarter is focused on the production of MADDIE, the Four Horsies' mentor and most-publicized member to date.   

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

Be sure to check out our sidebar for a complete overview of rewards and packages, including a limited edition Glow-In-The-Dark Maddie Kickstarter Exclusive figure!

MAIN REWARD: The tooling masters have already been created for Maddie and the factory is poised to put her into production as soon as the Kickstarter ends. This is a factory we've worked with before and we expect no issues with production.
MAIN REWARD: The tooling masters have already been created for Maddie and the factory is poised to put her into production as soon as the Kickstarter ends. This is a factory we've worked with before and we expect no issues with production.
LIMITED TO 300, the GID Exclusive Maddie uses the same factory tooling as the original colorway, so this reward is also poised for production immediately.
LIMITED TO 300, the GID Exclusive Maddie uses the same factory tooling as the original colorway, so this reward is also poised for production immediately.
NEW REWARD: Spirit Maddie clear colorway
NEW REWARD: Spirit Maddie clear colorway
MADDIE T-SHIRT available starting at $25. Our t-shirt printer Shirt Sherlock makes amazing, full-color printed t-shirts. They are ready to produce our run of shirts, and our graphics are finished. Turnaround time will be about 3 weeks.
MADDIE T-SHIRT available starting at $25. Our t-shirt printer Shirt Sherlock makes amazing, full-color printed t-shirts. They are ready to produce our run of shirts, and our graphics are finished. Turnaround time will be about 3 weeks.
MONDAYS ARE MADDNESS MUG: The graphics are complete for the mugs and we are ready to send the print job to our mug provider. Turnaround time will be 3 weeks.
MONDAYS ARE MADDNESS MUG: The graphics are complete for the mugs and we are ready to send the print job to our mug provider. Turnaround time will be 3 weeks.
(5) DIE-CUT STICKER SHEETS: The graphics for the sticker sheets are finished and our sticker printer is awaiting our order. Turnaround time will be 3 weeks.
(5) DIE-CUT STICKER SHEETS: The graphics for the sticker sheets are finished and our sticker printer is awaiting our order. Turnaround time will be 3 weeks.
LASER-ETCHED KEYCHAIN: We have a very close relationship with the company that laser-etches these keychains. In fact, they've already provided a few samples so this reward is ready to print. Turnaround time is 3 weeks.
LASER-ETCHED KEYCHAIN: We have a very close relationship with the company that laser-etches these keychains. In fact, they've already provided a few samples so this reward is ready to print. Turnaround time is 3 weeks.

 *Actual product and colors may vary slightly.

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND MADDIE?

It’s the end of the world as we know it…or is it? 

Meet Calamity (Pestilence), Raven (Famine), Clash (War) and Ghost (Death). They’re the Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse (or at least they would be if they could only get their act together)!  This next-generation of doombringers are on a mission to destroy the Earth, but to do so, they'll have to beat the likes of Queen Chroma and her rainbow sprite army!  Too bad they can’t crack teamwork to save their lives.

Led by Maddie (an older sister type with an affinity for destruction), these would-be Champions of Chaos are desperate to show their parents they've got what it takes to inherit the legacy.  Cake and ice cream for eternity? Not if these freaky fillies have anything to say about it!

MEET MADDIE

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MADDIE DEVELOPMENT

Klim Kozinevich of Bigshot Toyworks came up with the idea of Maddie. One of the ways that Klim vets new ideas is by making 3D renders on the computer. Although he draws and sketches frequently in his sketchbooks, some of his concepts (like Maddie) start out as "3D sketches" on his computer. Below is the progression of Klim's work, from rough 3D sculpt to finished, painted prototype:

Maddie initial rough WIP 3D sculpt
Maddie initial rough WIP 3D sculpt
Maddie digital model
Maddie digital model
Maddie digital "clay model" render
Maddie digital "clay model" render
Maddie digital presentation render
Maddie digital presentation render
Maddie prototype (real, not digital!)
Maddie prototype (real, not digital!)
Maddie paint master (WIP)
Maddie paint master (WIP)
Maddie prototype with paint
Maddie prototype with paint

WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER FOUR HORSIES?

MEET RAVEN (famine)

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MEET CLASH (war)  

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MEET CALAMITY (pestilence)

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MEET GHOST (death)

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WHAT'S NEXT?

We have big dreams of growing the 'Four Horsies brand (and other, as-of-yet unannounced projects) into all sorts of new areas, including convention booths, exclusives, apparel, serialized web episodes & more. The hope is that this campaign helps us generate interest and we keep getting to do what it is that we love: creating!

ABOUT US

Bigshot Toyworks is an award winning creative shop with a focus on the design, development, and production of unique characters, illustrations, toys and art objects. Our work can be seen in national print, and TV advertising campaigns, toy stores, and art galleries around the world. With roots deep in industrial design, toy design, digital sculpting and very close project management, the international team of designers and artisans at Bigshot have a unique ability to create incredibly vivid and detailed works of art that closely represent the heart, soul and vision of their creative partners. Unique understanding of design, a fine tuned development process and the endless drive to pull off the impossible are the driving force behind the studio.

bigshottoyworks.com/

Klim Kozinevich is the Bigshot at Bigshot, with nearly 20 years of experience in character based product design, and the entertainment industry. From developing mascot characters, hand-sculpting prototypes to overseeing production of best-selling toys for mass market, Klim has worked and innovated in every area of the industry. At Bigshot, Klim is the creative lead and oversees all character design and development. As the heart and soul of Bigshot Toyworks, it is Klim’s unique vision and undeniable talents that have provided the company with its reputation for quality, reliability, and innovation.

twitter.com/BSTWKLIM

Jason Bischoff is a writer/creator and 10 year toy industry veteran. Silently managing some of today's most-successful licensed collectible programs, in addition, Jason owns and operates Promethean Works, a guerrilla IP and Story development studio. When not contributing to world-class toy brands, comics and Television Shows, Jason pretends like he's sleeping to avoid the robot-suspicions of others.

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SPECIAL THANKS!

We owe a debt of gratitude to the many talented folks involved in making the Little Maddie Campaign a reality.  A mighty THANK YOU to:  

  • Kurt Barbee
  • Kym Canon
  • Justin Kamerer
  • Benny Kline
  • Zane Kozinevich
  • Jon Lambe
  • Anthony Mestas
  • Diego Rodriguez
  • Tyler Trautman
  • Glen and the Sunshine Gang

Risks and challenges

We are a team composed of folks with extensive know-how in creating, designing, and producing toys of all varieties.

Upon achieving our goal, we are 100% committed to delivering Little Maddie and the other subsequent rewards to our backers.

The Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse is proud to have elected Benny Kline of Tenacious Toys to run and fulfill this Kickstarter and its rewards; two roles in which he has quite a bit of experience.

Please note:
Bigshot Toyworks has already designed, engineered and prototyped Little Maddie in hopeful preparation of a production run. We have even booked our factory. That said, as with any toy's manufacture, there are variables (such as weather) that can impact the speed at which rewards are fulfilled. In the highly unlikely event that we experience a delay, we pledge to notify backers immediately.

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Rewards

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    11 backers

    >>>DIGITAL WALLPAPER SET<<< Downloadable asset pack (PC, Mac and popular devices supported). Features solo & ensemble shots of Maddie and the 'Four Horsies!' crew!

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    Pledge $10 or more

    9 backers

    >>>>MADDIE HEAD KEYCHAIN<<<< Acrylic, laser-etched keychain of Little Maddie's head (MAGENTA). INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    14 backers

    >>>COLLECTIBLE STICKER SET<<<
    5 graphic rich sticker sheets (one for each Horsie) with die-cut stickers on one side and full-color cardback. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $20 or more

    13 backers

    >>MONDAYS ARE MADNESS MUG<< Ceramic mug featuring a 'Mondays are Madness' four color design! INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    8 backers

    >>>>>>>MADDIE T-SHIRT<<<<<<< Full color, black cotton t-shirt (UNISEX S-XL). INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $27 or more

    0 backers

    >>>>>2XL+ MADDIE T-SHIRT<<<<< Full color, black cotton t-shirt (UNISEX 2XL-5XL). INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    6 backers

    >>>FOUR HORSIES FAN PACK<<< Maddie T-Shirt, 'Mondays Are Madness' mug and all 5 Sticker Sheets. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    220 backers

    >>> LITTLE MADDIE FIGURE <<<
    (MAIN REWARD!) 6-inch-tall Maddie Designer Figure (injection molded & ABS plastic, ball-jointed wings and head) in original black/purple colorway. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $100 or more

    21 backers

    >>>>I HEART MADDIE COMBO<<<<
    6-inch Maddie Designer Figure (original colorway), Maddie t-shirt and all 5 Sticker Sheets. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $115 or more

    34 backers Limited (116 left of 150)

    >>>SPIRIT WORLD COMBO<<< Little Maddie original colorway figure, plus Spirit World clear Maddie colorway figure (ltd to 200pcs), plus 5-sheet sticker set. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $160 or more

    38 backers Limited (62 left of 100)

    >>>>HYPER COMBO FINISH!<<<<
    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE GREEN GID (glow-in-the-dark) 6-in Maddie Designer Figure, plus the 6-in Maddie Designer Figure (original colorway), Maddie t-shirt, laser-etched Maddie head keychain (GREEN) and all 5 Sticker Sheets. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $175 or more

    10 backers Limited (140 left of 150)

    >>>HYPER CAFFEINATED COMBO<<< Kickstarter Exclusive GID Maddie, plus regular Maddie, plus Maddie t-shirt, Maddie head keychain (green), all 5 sticker sheets and the Mondays are Maddness mug. INCLUDES: digital wallpaper set.

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    Pledge $200 or more

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    >>>SMALL ANGRY MONSTER CUSTOM MADDIE<<< Custom-painted Poison Dart Frog Maddie, painted by master model painter Small Angry Monster (Adam Pratt) in the colorations of poisonous tropical frogs.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    >>>MONSTER KOLOR CUSTOM MADDIE<<< Custom-painted Maddie, painted by lord of paint Matt Walker (owner of Monster Kolor paint company).

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    Pledge $230 or more

    31 backers Limited (19 left of 50)

    >>>SUPERNOVA SPIRIT WORLD COMBO<<< Includes everything in the Hyper Caffeinated Combo, PLUS a Spirit Maddie clear figure which is limited to 200 pieces. The only combo with all 3 Maddie colorways.

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    Pledge $230 or more

    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    (1 of 5 sold) >>>MECHAVIRUS CUSTOM MADDIE<<< Custom-painted Maddie, painted in the signature style of Todd "MechaVirus" Robertson.

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    0 backers

    SOLD OUT: 1 backer (0 left of 1) >>>MARK NAGATA CUSTOM MADDIE<<< Custom-painted Maddie, painted by Kaiju King Mark Nagata (owner of Max Toy Co).

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    1 backer All gone!

    >>>GIGER ALIEN PAINTED CUSTOM MADDIE BY NEMO<<< Custom-painted Maddie, painted in the style of Giger's Alien character, by Mike "NEMO" Mendez.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    >>>MARTIN HSU CUSTOM MADDIE<<< Custom-painted Maddie, by illustrator and artist Martin Hsu.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    >> MADDIE TEST SHOT <<< The absolute most limited coloration, these are the first Maddie figures pulled from the brand-new mold in the factory. The random colors- pink skin and white eyes- are actually pretty cool. Only 3 made, we are selling 2. Comes in prototype white packaging.

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    Pledge $330 or more

    1 backer Limited (79 left of 80)

    >> DEATH DEALER << For retail shops only: Buy a case of (12) original colorway Maddies to sell in your own shop.

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Funding period

- (30 days)