Frequently Asked Questions
The Aquabats are for awesome people of ALL AGES!
Their albums and television series are loved and adored by children, adults, jocks, nerds, suits, surfers, skaters, polo-players, comic book readers, anime-heads, punk rock kidz and ska aficionados alike… and maybe you!
The Aquabats often draw comparisons to everything from WEIRD AL YANKOVIC and THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS to PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE, the Adam West BATMAN!, and other favorites that appeal to all ages, like ADVENTURE TIME or REGULAR SHOW.
If you've never seen or heard them, prepare to discover THE WORLD’S BEST BAND who are also superheroes, and who used to make a super rad television show that got 7 Emmy nominations, and then became an orphan when its network went out of business.
If you never saw "THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!", check out this video:
Or, if you want to watch some full episodes:
Also, we’ve put out a lot of awesome albums and different styles of music over the years.
Check out some of the music for free on Spotify, and see what you think!
Wowsers, we're glad you asked.
This is a really important question!
A few weeks after the SUPER KICKSTARTER! ends, you'll receive an email to fill out a REWARD ORDER FORM (or "SURVEY"), where you'll answer whatever questions we need to start making your rewards (like your T-SHIRT SIZE, whether you want DVD or BLU-RAY, etc).
When you fill out your REWARD ORDER FORM, you'll also be able to UPGRADE some of your rewards, or grab some EXTRAS and ADD-ON REWARDS to get exactly the rewards you want.
Then, once you tell us your address, we'll be able to figure out the EXACT SHIPPING COST, and you'll be able to pay for it.
We're working on a page on TheAquabats.com where you'll be able to see the estimated shipping costs for each level, so stay tuned!Last updated:
For the NEW ALBUMS, we'll send you links to download the files, with no DRM or copy-protection on them. We're not 100% sure, but we'll probably release them in a high-quality M4A file format, the same encoding that iTunes and other commercial music services use.
For the NEW EPISODES, we're planning to send you digital codes that let you stream and download HD video files (DRM-free!) using a service called VIMEO OTT. (It used to be called VHX.tv.) Like the music downloads, that means you'll be able to watch the episodes anytime you want, on any device you want, without restrictions.
If you don't want to download the episodes, VIMEO OTT also has apps (and a website) that will let you stream it to your digital devices, as well as apps on AppleTV, Roku, Google Chromecast, and more.
And, of course, we'll hopefully share the new episodes somewhere that more people can see them, like Facebook or YouTube. After all, the more people who can discover The Aquabats, the more powerful The Legion of Righteous Comrades will become!Last updated:
Once more, for our friends in the bleachers: there won't be ANY DRM on the album and episode downloads, which means you'll be able to watch and listen to them WHENEVER, WHEREVER and HOWEVER you want!
You'll be able to put them on any device you want, back them up on portable drives, bury those portable drives in your backyard or the woods, and so on.
Basically, the only thing you shouldn't do is sell them to other people, or give your copies to other people for free. And that's just because, if other people don't pledge too, we won't be able to keep making MORE music and epic adventures for you!
(But don't worry – they'll eventually be able to listen to the new music, and watch the new episodes, on services like Spotify and YouTube!)Last updated:
That's a very important question! Here's how it works:
Most of the reward packages, up to Level $350, include almost all of the rewards in the lower packages.
(For example, the $350 LEVEL also includes all of the rewards in the $10, $25, $35, $55, $75, $100, $150, $200, $250 and $300 reward levels. That's a LOT OF REWARDS!)
All of the reward packages at $400 and up ALSO include all of the rewards up to the $350 package, but not the other reward packages OVER $350. (So, the $450 and $500 levels each include all rewards from the $350 level, but not the unique rewards listed for the $400 level. Make sense?)
If you check out the main Kickstarter page, you'll also see a graphic showing you EVERYTHING that's included in each of the pledge levels, all the way up to $300.Last updated:
Good question, kids! The Legion Membership Kit will include a printable ID CARD and CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP, showing everyone that you answered the call, joined The Legion of Righteous Comrades, and helped Bring Back The Aquabats! It'll also include other fun goodies, like printable coloring pages, wallpapers, ringtones and more!Last updated:
What's the DEAL, you ask? It's a GREAT DEAL, you guys! The Aquabats have been working on it for YEARS, and now they're almost ready to share it with all of you.
Even if you never watched The Aquabats! Super Show!, the soundtrack will be "essential listening": it's got over 36 new full-length tracks*, expanded from the versions on the Super Show, and they make just as much sense even if you never saw it! The soundtrack includes some of our best songs from Season 1, like "Burger Rain", "Doing Science" and "Beat Fishin'".
Most of these songs have NEVER BEEN RELEASED… and even though a few have, this is the album where they belong! So, it's basically a BRAND NEW DOUBLE ALBUM, and our first major new album since "HI-FIVE SOUP!" dropped back in 2011. Plus, we'll make sure that all Righteous Comrades getting this reward receive the album AT LEAST A MONTH BEFORE it gets released anywhere else!
*To be exact, it has 37 new full-length tracks. That's over 36!Last updated:
The AQUABATS' LEGION T-SHIRT will be 100% EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter campaign, and will never be available again… so don't snooze on this one, homies!
After the campaign ends, you'll get your REWARD ORDER FORM, and you'll be able to tell us what SHIRT SIZE you want. (Don't tell us yet! We'll lose your answer!)
When you fill out your ORDER FORM, you'll also have the option to upgrade your t-shirt(s)...
- To a 3X, 4X or 5X for an extra $5.
- To a HOODIE for an extra $20-35.
If you want BOTH DESIGNS, you can also add an extra $35 to your pledge, or wait and grab an extra when you fill out your REWARD ORDER FORM.Last updated:
We'll do better than TELL you about the poster: later this week, we'll GIVE YOU A SNEAK PEEK!
The "AQUABATS' LEGION" POSTER will be 100% EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter campaign, and will never be available again… so even if you don't normally "do" posters, you're going to want this one. It's going to be an epic homage to YOU, The Legion of Righteous Comrades, and your valiant efforts to #BringBackTheAquabats!Last updated:
Kids, the AQUABATS' LEGION KEYCHAIN, POWERBAND and WALLET won't just be COOL, they will be THE COOLEST ACCESSORIES EVER. (In our opinion.)
Our long-time friend, Paul Frank, has been hard at work on some super-special designs just for this Kickstarter, and we can't wait for you to see them. In fact, that's why we'll be giving you a sneak peek at the designs soon!
Like the t-shirt and the poster, these versions of the AQUABATS' LEGION ACCESSORIES will be 100% EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter campaign, and will never be available again… so if you don't want to spend the next 10 years searching in vain on eBay, this is the time to grab yours!Last updated:
For this reward, The Aquabats will record a PERSONALIZED VOICEMAIL GREETING or AUDIO MESSAGE of up to 30 seconds, with the Aquabat(s) of your choice, or the whole group.
Since there's another reward if you want the band to WRITE A SONG FOR YOU, please know that THIS reward is limited to SPOKEN MESSAGES ONLY, and maybe a capella singing. (Once you add instruments, it gets more complicated… and expensive to record!)
If you DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC REQUEST, we'll give you some basic ideas to choose from, and can customize them with your name, or some details about you. We'll also offer some options for messages you can send friends for birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions!
If you HAVE A SPECIFIC REQUEST, you'll be able to send in a script -- but if takes longer than 30 seconds to read out loud, we can't promise The Aquabats will get through the whole thing, and might stop in the middle of the sentence. Keep it tight, homies!
Also, The Aquabats will use their best judgement when recording messages, but can't promise to record anything that they find inappropriate, offensive, or that would give the impression the band holds opinions or beliefs they don't hold. (So, our heroes won't endorse a political candidate, but they're HAPPY to tell everyone that you're their best friend, and the raddest hero they've ever met… because that's probably what they believe!)
Finally, your AUDIO MESSAGE reward is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, and can't be used as a cheap way to create an advertisement for your business or brand. (Special exception: The Aquabats WILL record ads for lemonade stands run by little homies under the age of 14.)
If you're looking for an actual ADVERTISEMENT featuring The Aquabats, feel free to get in touch and ask us about SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS. We might even be able to work a promotion into a new episode of the show, or record a custom jingle for you! It just, you know… costs more.Last updated:
For this reward, The Aquabats will record a PERSONALIZED VIDEO MESSAGE of up to 45 seconds, with the Aquabat(s) of your choice, or the whole group.
Just to be clear: that doesn't mean we can blow something up, or have a fight scene, or record the message in a location of your choice. All video greetings will be recorded either inside the Battletram or on a concert stage, and we can't guarantee to include any specific props or costumes, aside from The Aquabats in their uniforms!
(If you want to write an entire script and adventure for The Aquabats, you can! Just check out the PRIVATE EPISODE reward, for $250,000 -- you'll find it listed on the Kickstarter page for $24,999, which will count as a deposit against the full amount!)
If you DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC REQUEST, we'll give you some basic ideas to choose from, and can customize them with your name, or some details about you. We'll also offer some options for videos you can send friends for birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions!
If you HAVE A SPECIFIC REQUEST, you'll be able to send in a script -- but if takes longer than 45 seconds to read out loud, we can't promise The Aquabats will get through the whole thing, and might stop in the middle of the sentence. Keep it tight, homies!
Also, The Aquabats will use their best judgement when recording videos, but can't promise to shoot anything that they find inappropriate, offensive, or that would give the impression the band holds opinions or beliefs they don't hold. (So, our heroes won't endorse a political candidate, but they're HAPPY to tell everyone that you're their best friend, and the raddest hero they've ever met… because that's probably what they believe!)
Finally, your VIDEO GREETING reward is for PERSONAL USE ONLY, and can't be used as a cheap way to create an advertisement for your business or brand.
If you're looking for an actual ADVERTISEMENT featuring The Aquabats, feel free to get in touch and ask us about SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS. We might even be able to work a promotion into a new episode of the show! It just, you know… costs more.Last updated:
SONG on the next BRAND NEW AQUABATS ALBUM!
It could end up being the title of a new song, or part of the lyrics -- that depends on what your name is, and where it fits into the song! -- but it'll be there, and everyone'll know your name. The Aquabats will also tell you how they'd like to include it ahead of time, to make sure you're comfortable with how it'll be included.
Also: Just so there are no surprises, The Aquabats reserve the right to refuse name requests that are offensive or controversial. If that happens, you'll be given the chance to request alternate names until one of them works for everyone. (And don't worry: If you can prove it's your name, or the name of someone you're friends with, it shouldn't be a problem!)Last updated:
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