About this project
Heart and Brain Plush Toys
with Limited Edition Butterfly!
Heart and Brain star in a popular webcomic of the same name, often alongside Lars, The Awkward Yeti. Since introducing Brain several months ago as the source of Lars' anxiety, Heart joined up to represent the more emotional, optimistic Id to Brain's analytical and often conniving superego. The pair have gotten so much positive attention from fans that I paid for prototypes during my previous Kickstarter, without much of a plan to fund the actual production.
So, I have these great prototypes (I may make a couple minor changes still), but not enough money to produce the minimum quantities required for production.
But you can help! With your pledge, we get that much closer to making these plushies a reality, and you can get rewards including the very plushes you'll help to fund!
As a thanks for your support, and a big incentive to help, the bonus limited edition butterfly plush toy will only be guaranteed to Kickstarter backers.
Choose the reward that's best for you.
Thank you ALL for your continued support of my childhood dream of being a cartoonist.
Reward levels are based on meeting the minimum order requirements for production. If we exceed the minimums and I can secure better pricing, I may be able to add to these rewards via Stretch Goals (see below).
If we are able to raise more than the goal, I'll find ways to add bonuses. If we reach a stretch goal, I'll unlock it to show what else you can expect. The more we raise, the more I can add to existing rewards, or create new products!
ABOUT THE PLUSHES
Heart and Brain plushes are each approximately 5-6" (see video for scale, actual size may vary slightly) each with slightly weight bottoms so they will sit on a desk or shelf. Butterfly is about 3".
Plush toy production time can take anywhere from 3-6 months to create and ship to my house, then it take a few more weeks to pack and ship all the rewards to each supporter (you). That means the plushes will begin shipping in early 2015. Possibly as early as January, but you should expect they may ship closer to March. Higher quantities and more plushes would mean a little longer for production time.
When you make a pledge on Kickstarter, you are committing to helping this project get off the ground if the initial goal of $17,000 is met or exceeded. In the event that the goal is NOT met, you will not be charged for your pledge. If the goal IS met, you will be charged approximately 1 business day after the end of the Kickstarter. Because this may be weeks from your initial pledge, you should be sure to have your payment info updated if anything changes (if the charge fails you'll have a chance to fix it later on). Kickstarter takes credit cards via Amazon payments (sorry, PayPal is not accepted by Kickstarter)
Once the Kickstarter ends, you will be updated on the project's status via backer updates, so it's recommended you check these emails. When the plushes are almost ready, you'll get a Survey from Kickstarter asking for your shipping address and any other details. This is crucial to make sure you get your reward(s).
Risks and challenges
Overseas production comes with a variety of challenges, including the potential for damaged items, delays in production and shipping, even unforeseen costs. Since I have already been through the full process, I have a much better idea of what to expect, and have done my best to calculate production times and costs as accurately as possible.
Shipping can be difficult, and since I generally fulfill the orders myself, there's some room for human error. Of course, if there are any issues all you have to do is let me know and I will fix the problem as quickly as I can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
EXCLUSIVE UPDATES: You don't have enough for a plush, but you just want to help make the project happen. Thank you! Even a minimum pledge will get you access to the backer-only updates so you can see how things are coming along.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
Signed prints (postcard size) of 2 different Heart and Brain comics! Includes US Shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
BRAIN PLUSH: You get the Brain plush, with US shipping and fees included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $30 or more
HEART PLUSH: You get the Heart plush, with US shipping and fees included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $40 or more
HEART PLUSH with Limited Edition Butterfly! You get the Heart plush, with US shipping and fees included.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $40 or more
HEART PLUSH with Limited Edition Butterfly! You get the Heart plush, with US shipping and fees included. (This is the same as the following reward, but added the International shipping option)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
Heart and Brain plushes only (no butterfly). US shipping and fees included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $70 or more
FULL SET! You get the Heart and Brain plushes with Bonus Limited Edition Butterfly! US shipping and fees included. International shipping extra.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
65 backers Limited (35 left of 100)
FULL SET plus Bonuses! You'll get the Heart, Brain and Butterfly, a Lars the Awkward Yeti plush, and a full 8.5"x11" hand-drawn sketch of the characters of your choice!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
6 backers Limited (4 left of 10)
SUPER Pack. Heart, Brain, Butterfly, a Lars plush, both volumes of comics (each 100 pgs), all three of my children's books, a hand drawn sketch and signed prints of a few of your favorite comics. No additional shipping cost worldwide.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer All gone!
Become a regular character in Awkward Yeti comics! From time to time, you'll appear in comics as a regular character alongside Lars or other humanoid characters. Using your likeness, your first name and some inspiration from your personality, I'll develop a character just for you! You'll also get the SUPER Pack, and a hand drawn sketch of your character, and a sold out SAD Gallbladder plush!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
Personal appearance! I'll come to your event, your Comic Con, your school, I'll work for you, sketch Awkward Yeti characters during your elaborate Heart and Brain party, or just hang out with you and your friends. Whatever you want! We can discuss comics, design, business, philosophy, psychology, movies...whatever. This pledge includes my airfare and expenses to travel within the US and stay at a nearby hotel for about 3 days, the SUPER pack, and some extra giveaways that are appropriate for your event. If you are interested in this, be sure to contact me before making your pledge.
(International travel is available to select countries for an additional travel expense, contact me if interested.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)