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Fans saved the show and now fans are creating a limited-run, detailed replica of the most badass ship in the galaxy.
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 Fans saved The Expanse.  Now fans are building a Badass Roci!

If you are here, you most likely know of, or have participated in, the amazing journey that The Expanse fans have been on over the last year and a half.  It has been a mission of love, and this project is a natural continuation.  Screaming Firehawks desperately wanted "Official" The Expanse collectibles, and now with access to show props and official 3D models - and a campaign that funded in only 28 hours -- we  are making it happen together!

United asilik wang!

Over 6,000 fans have spent the last few months coming up with ideas (you know who you are, and we are forever grateful).  Then everyone voted.   

Yes, many wanted a Chrisjen Avasarala talking doll...maybe next time!

You asked for a badass Roci – and we are making it!

The studio has given us the official 3D models, and we're putting together the paint scheme and engineering to begin building a truly accurate replica. 

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 Here are our initial specs:

  • Weighted ABS/PVC resins with steel reinforcements (approximately 3-4 pounds)
  • Approximately 18" to 21" long – it's going to be big!
  • High-detail paint, metallic accents and tampo printing 
  •  Magnetic (removable) gun turrets and railgun 
  • Set of interchangeable landing gear (retracted and extended)
  • Blue LED engine lights with on/off switch
  •  Includes a custom swivel base for custom positioning (will be black, grey or translucent...you can help us make the decision) 

Our goal is to share the entire development process with backers – and invite input throughout.   

 But there's more. 

Our team of designers at Idea Planet partnered with Bora Kutlu – one of the driving forces behind this mission – and refined those final ideas into this Epstein Drive & Ubiquitous & Mendacious & Polyglottal & Donkey Balls group of collectible items.  Here are the exclusive, individual elements that make up the different editions.

Up your cosplay game with these authentic patches, all developed using actual props from the show.

Why hide your love?  Share The Expanse passion with the world Beltalowda! 

Great for peacefully solving planetary issues...

Now these will surely garner some galactic "ooohs" and "aaahs"... 

Metal Ship Plaques

All three factions are competing for your allegiance...who will you join? 

Official Recruitment Posters (watermark will be removed for printing)

To make sure you get your set of these banners, simply increase your pledge by $30, and then you'll add them in the Pledge Manager at the end of the campaign!

To purchase the add-on below, simply increase your pledge by $18, and then you'll add the cards in the Pledge Manager at the end of the campaign!

 A little about us... 

We're Idea Planet. We've been making Collector's Editions for some of the top movies and video games for almost 20 years. Idea Planet Launch focuses on making things truly raving fans really want. We're the folks who worked with Cyan on their 25th Anniversary Myst Collector's Edition that recently funded at over 1100%.  We have one goal: making badass stuff for fans.  Check out our work by clicking on our fancy logo.  

The Expanse Season 4

Quality Takes Time

You told us that quality was important, and our promise to you is that we'll deliver a high-quality, authentic collection.  The reality, though, is that this kind of attention to detail takes time.  We're expecting that the Roci will be ready to ship to backers late next summer.  Although most of the other items could be ready to ship before that, we've made the decision that we're all in this together...it just doesn't feel right if some of the fans get their merchandise before others.  And we'd love to see the total fandom celebrating and unboxing as a community.  

Could we speed things up?  We could, but you wouldn't be happy with the results, and neither would we.  To ease the wait, we're planning on providing updates, with pictures and/or video, throughout the process.  You'll get to peek behind the curtain, see work in progress, and have access to our designers and developers. In other words, you'll be part of the process as we bring the Roci to life.

We won't have a final schedule until the campaign ends and know how many we're making, but we think it'll look something like this:

  •  October 22 - November 20:  Kickstarter Campaign
  •  November 20 - end of December:  Work with our partners to finalize 3D files and designs, and start planning for production
  •  January 2020:  3D output complete and approved
  •  January 25 - February 25:  Chinese New Year.  Everything shuts down during this time while workers go home to be with their families
  •  February 25 - April 15:  Tooling in process
  •  April 25 - May 7: Paint master in process
  •  May - July:  Production
  •  August:  Inspections, quality assurance, packout, ship to fulfillment center for distribution

What About Shipping?

Please note that shipping will be handled after the campaign ends via BackerKit.  We'll charge you exactly what it costs, and you'll also have the opportunity to upgrade your pledge and add new items.  Shipping will be automatically calculated at that time, based on your location and the weight of your final order. 

Why are we using a Pledge Manager?  We believe that The Expanse community is special, and it's important to us that fans worldwide have the ability to participate in this campaign. We also believe that it's important to make this as affordable as possible for everyone who backs the campaign.  We manufacture our merchandise in China, and with the current trade situation it's very difficult to predict final delivery costs to multiple countries this far in advance. To help ensure our shipping is as efficient and cost-effective as possible, we are partnering with Backerkit  so that we can take advantage of globally positioned facilities to help minimize customs fees, duties, and VAT. However, we don't want anyone to be blindsided later on, so we're currently updating what we currently consider to be worst-case shipping estimates for  key markets. All delivery charges are pass-through costs for us; we never mark up these expenses and will work with our Pledge Manager to access the lowest possible costs.

Your actual shipping cost will be automatically calculated after the campaign ends, via BackKit, based on your location and the total weight of your order, plus any applicable duties/taxes.  Please note that we are required by law to state the actual value of each order for any duties/taxes to be calculated.  There are no duties/taxes at this time on goods shipped to the United States.

If you have any questions - just let us know!

What happens next?

Keep up to date by checking here regularly, as well as at The Expanse Launch.  We'll provide on-going updates and be available to answer questions. 

Risks and challenges

We've been making high-quality collector merchandise for a long time, and we think we're pretty good at it. But if you have additional questions or concerns, you can communicate with us here, or by contacting pam@theexpanselaunch.com

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    Thank You Bumper Sticker

    OK -- so you've got everything you need from The Expanse universe, but you'd love to support this fan-inspired campaign and stay in touch with what's happening. This is the tier for you. To thank you for your buck or two or three or more, we'd like to give you a bumper sticker for your ride, so you can let everyone know your other ride has Epstein Drive under the hood. Remember: Every dollar counts. The more backers per day, the higher we rise in the Kickstarter rankings. Thank you!

    Important note: Once paid, consider pledging at a higher reward level. You'll receive a survey from BackerKit after the campaign where you'll have one last opportunity to claim pledge-level rewards!

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    Epstein Drive Edition

    We're kicking things off with the Epstein Drive, of course! This edition lets you show your pride as a fan of The Expanse to the universe. Bi demang to wanya fo bi! It is the first and ONLY Officially-licensed set of pins, patches and vinyl decals based on actual studio props.

    PIN SET - Three styles: Alex's Cowboy Boot, Amos's Oni and Holden's Executive Officer Badge. All in 3-D die-cast metal with rubber clasps. Approximately 1" - 1.5" depending on style.

    PATCHES - Set of three authentic reproductions straight from the costumes and perfect for cosplay. Styles include Beratnas Gas, Pur & Kleen, and MCRN. Each approximately 4" long

    VINYL DECALS - Set of three: Rocinante, Doors & Corners, and Donkey Balls. Durable and weather resistant to resist fading and peeling. Each approximately 5" long

    This pledge does not include shipping; instead, you will be asked to pay for shipping (and VAT if applicable) in Pledge Manager after the campaign

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    • Set of Three Patches
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    Ubiquitous Edition

    The Ubiquitous Edition includes everything from the Epstein Drive Edition and also features art from super-fan Bora Kutlu.

    RECRUITING POSTERS - Set of four 18" x 24" recruiting posters: United Nations Navy, Rocinante, MMC, and OPA. Authentically creased and worn, printed on 157g stock. Exclusive designs by Bora Kutlu.

    DONNAGER PLAQUE – A spectacular, high-relief 6" x 8.25" metal sculpture plaque. This is highly detailed, plated and antiqued. We're telling you – you're going to be proud to own it. Ready to hang with felt backs and wall mounts. Also designed by Bora.

    CHALLENGE COINS - Set of three: Mars, Earth, and OPA. High-quality, fully-detailed plated, enamel-filled metal coins. Each comes in a Lucite and magnet case, perfect for showing off to friends who missed out!

    This pledge does not include shipping; instead, you will be asked to pay for shipping (and VAT if applicable) in Pledge Manager after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Set of Three Collectible Pins
    • Set of Three Patches
    • Set of Three Vinyl Decals
    • Set of Four Recruiting Posters
    • Set of Three Challenge Coins
    • Metal Donnager Ship Plaque
    • Vinyl Bumper Sticker
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    Mendacious Edition

    Here's what you've been waiting for....the first-ever Season 4 Roci replica – inspired by 6,000 fans and produced by the award-winning collectibles developer, Idea Planet.

    It's big...approximately 21" long and weighing in at more than 3lbs.

    It's highly detailed...with detachable, magnetic gun turrets and rail gun, LED engine lights – plus two versions of the landing gear: retracted and deployed.

    It will also come with a very cool display stand (under development). Yeah...it's bad ass.

    This ship is ONLY AVAILABLE through this Kickstarter. You fund it, and we will build it!

    Don't wait. Act now!
    Na du waperu. Act xitim!

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    Polyglottal Edition

    The name says it all. It has it all. It is understood in any language. As Captain James Holden says, “there’s a right thing to do.” This is it. You get everything from every edition PLUS we are adding two additional 6” x 8.25” metal plaques featuring the Agatha King and Razorback. These three pieces of sculpted art, created by Bora Kutlu, are Donkey Balls. We’re telling you, order this edition and everyone will consider you the luckiest dipshit in the solar system.

    This pledge does not include shipping; instead, you will be asked to pay for shipping (and VAT if applicable) in Pledge Manager after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Vinyl Bumper Sticker
    • Set of Three Vinyl Decals
    • Set of Three Patches
    • Set of Three Collectible Pins
    • Set of Four Recruiting Posters
    • Set of Three Challenge Coins
    • Set of Three Metal Ship Plaques
    • 21" Replica Roci
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    Donkey Balls Edition

    Is it possible to make an even BADDER badass Roci? Why yes, it is. Introducing the ultimate expression of Expanse fandom: a VERY limited edition silver-plated Roci AND everything from the Polyglottal Edition. That's TWO Roci's - because who doesn't need one for home and office?

    Limited to 12 sets, each includes an Officially Autographed Certificate of Authenticity and a custom base.

    This is first come, first serve, and each one will be numbered.

    This pledge does not include shipping; instead, you will be asked to pay for shipping (and VAT if applicable) in Pledge Manager after the campaign

    Includes:
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    • Set of Three Vinyl Decals
    • Set of Three Patches
    • Set of Three Collectible Pins
    • Set of Four Recruiting Posters
    • Set of Three Challenge Coins
    • Set of Three Metal Ship Plaques
    • 21" Replica Roci
    • 21" Silver Plated Roci (limited-edition of 12)
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    Early Bird F*@k It! Edition

    In the immortal words of her Excellency, Chrisjen Avasarala, "there is no future but now."

    Let's face it. We have to fund this g#ddamn thing, right? We also want to pay homage to the Chrisjen talking doll that was a fan favorite during voting but didn't quite make the cut. That's where this very limited-time, limited-patience, limited-edition comes in. If you have the cojones to step up to the plate NOW, you'll get this Stick & Schtick Chrisjen Avasarala playset - complete with wardrobe changes and potty mouth. Let's be clear. This is limited to Early Bird backers only, so step up now or regret it for all of eternity,

    This pledge does not include shipping; instead, you will be asked to pay for shipping (and VAT if applicable) in Pledge Manager after the campaign

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    BECAUSE WE LIKE YOU EARLY BIRD EXTENSION

    F&^CK IT! We want to get to $300K today, so grab this while you can!

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