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
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