Animal Warriors of The Kingdom project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English
$35,180 pledged of $52,000 goal
backers
$35,180 pledged of $52,000 goal
backers

About

Spero Studios was founded by Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gary, inspired by the 4-inch toy lines of the mid 70's, 80's & 90's, Spero focuses on bringing back the fun and joy from these eras with high quality products featuring modern articulation and tons of accessories!

Our first offering is inspired by The Kingdom Comic book featuring the AWOTK from the first story arc.

THE FIGURES - Series one features the main protagonist, Pale, and his Spectral Variant as well as 4 army builder characters to fill out the ranks of your ape armies! Each figure features 18 points of articulation as well as weapons and accessories.

 

ADVENTURE ARMOR PALE -The young albino ape king sports his trademark Mohawk and red armor while wielding the ability to absorb his fallen enemies powers; however this gift comes at a great cost as their ghosts become attached to him and slowly drive him mad!

CHUNARIAN GUARDSMAN -These heroic soldiers make up the backbone of the Chunarian army and guard the walls of the sanctuary jungle city of Chuh-Nar from enemies of every kind.

CHUNARIAN ARCHER - Skilled marksmen keep a sharp eye out for possible threats to the city from high atop the protective outer walls.

HORRID SOLDIER - Feral Mandrill soldiers meant to overwhelm and decimate rival armies; what they lack in fighting skill they make up for with sheer numbers and unhinged savagery!

HORRID MARKSMAN - Only slightly less vile than the mandrills these chimps are deadly with a bow but can wield a blade when in a bind. These apes rain hate down on opposing armies as city gates give way to the push of the horrid!

SPECTRAL PALE (VARIANT FIGURE) - One of Pale's powers allows him to phase into a specter-like form allowing him to sneak past imposing opponents or an overwhelming number of troops. 

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! Glow in the Dark Pale 

STRETCH GOAL FIGURES!

BARON KAH LEE - The evil leader of the horde bent on dethroning Pale and taking the crown for himself. The supreme commander of the vile horrid will stop at nothing until all animal kind kneels before him.

Captain Bah Ti - Commander the Chunarian Honor Guard. A seasoned warrior who leads his fellow apes into battle and is know and respected around the animal kingdom. 

Horrid Elite - These brutish Mandrills are brought in to clear the field when the tide of battle beings to turn against the evil horrid. 

 

ARTICULATION SPECS - The figures are 1:18 scale figures similar to G.I. Joe, H.A.C.K.s, Star Wars, Marauders Task Force and Marvel Universe figures. The figures are sculpted and colored in the cartoon style of the comic book source material and have great crossover play potential for lines like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! 

The figures feature 18 points of articulation: Ball-hinged Neck, ball hinged shoulders, ball hinged elbows, ball hinged wrist, swivel-hinged torso, ball & socket hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, and ball-hinged ankles.

Include 2 accessories as well as a removable harness! Mix and match your figures weapons and gear to create unique army builders

WEAPON SETS - There will be an initial offering of two weapon packs for you to arm your hero or villain armies with! These weapons are also compatible with other 3.75 or 4 inch lines as well.

The Chunarian battle pack offers your allied ape army the following weapons: Spear, Battle Axe, Mace, Bow, Short Sword, Dual Sais, & Shield.

The Horrid battle packs will supply the Vile Horrid troops with the following weapons: Shield, Dual Iron Claws, Dart Gun, Mace, Cleaver Sword, & Kanabo

Kickstarter Exclusive - Glow in the Dark Weapon set! battle pack offers your allied ape army the following weapons: Spear, Battle Axe, Mace, Bow, Short Sword, Dual Sais, & Shield.

PACKAGING  - Presentation is always a very important part of any product and our years of graphic design should show that we strive to delivery a quality product you can either display MOC or open and play with...or both!

GRAPHIC NOVEL: THE KINGDOM Vol. 1 "Rise of the Ape King" As we briefly mentioned before, this line is based on the first story arc from the graphic novel which features animals of every shape and size. 

We decided to focus on Apes for wave one due to Pale and Kah Lee both being apes. However, future waves will showcase other animal types from the story including Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles! This first story arc chronicles Pale's rise to the throne as he discovers his amazing new powers and deals with the consequences of wielding them. 

FUNDING - Where will my backing dollars go? Here is a simple pie chart to help illustrate where your funding will contribute to creating wave one of the figure line. 

WHY ACTION FIGURES? - As an avid toy collector pretty much my whole life I noticed a lack of articulation on the toy shelves at retail recently and became inspired by the amazing toys that companies like Boss Fight, Fresh Monkey, Marauders, and Zica were producing. I wanted to be a part of this amazing movement that focused on not only bringing a nostalgic feel but also recapturing the fun and joy we all felt as kids when receiving and opening a new action figure! 

STRETCH GOALS 

Yes, it's true that Baron Kah Lee is part of the stretch goals, the reason for this is that the figure is a whole new set of tooling plates and material production run. However, that means we'll get some additional figures right within reach based off of his body type. 

BARON KAH LEE - The evil leader of the horde bent on dethroning Pale and taking the crown for himself. The supreme commander of the vile horrid will stop at nothing until all animal kind kneels before him.

REWARDS  

We have a lot fun reward levels available for you! Simply scroll down to check out what we have to offer!  Digital Graphic & Physical Copy of the Graphic Novel - the origin story of Pale the Ape King in a 177-page graphic novel.  

The Kingdom Tee - American Apparel Track Tee in Black. Size of your choice. XS, S, M, L, XL, & 2XL

Weapon Sets - Give your armies a more personalized feel with these additional weapon sets.

The Figures - The purpose of this Kickstarter Ladies and Gentlemen. You'll be able to sample or go "ALL IN" to help support the line.

5 Inch Statues of Pale and Kah Lee - These 5-inch statues were phase one of the action figure progress and meant to be a proof of concept as well as a beautiful display piece.

Additional Awards - Look for updates where additional rewards will be added during the campaign!

ADD-ON ITEMS & HOW THEY WORK

For add-on items, simply add the additional funds to your existing pledge level! 

For example: If your pledge level is for the “3 PACK SQUAD” and you want the Pale figure from the “SINGLE FIGURE”, simply add $20 to your existing pledge or, once the stretch goals are unlocked *fingers crossed*, you'll simply add $20 for each additional figure. 

You can add any amount to your pledge at any time throughout the campaign. There is no “add-ons” button so don’t stress when you don’t see one.

Once the campaign is over you’ll be able to select your rewards via the BackerKit survey as long as the funds are there. You’ll be able to make additional add-ons at this time as well! If you have any other questions about add-ons please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Risks and challenges

We have worked for 2 years in order to make sure that the sculpts, paint apps, and packaging is nothing less than top notch and will continue to work with our factory overseas in order to make sure that the final product exceeds expectations.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    VIRTUAL HI FIVE!
    Thank you literally every dollar counts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVEL
    Backers will receive the digital version of the Kingdom Vol. 1 Rise of the Ape King. 177 page Graphic novel chronicling the tale of Pale the Albino Ape Warrior.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    WEAPON PACK Chunarian
    The Hero Assortment offers weapons that your Heroic Soldiers would carry into battle.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    WEAPON PACK Horrid
    The Horrid Assortment offers weapons that your Horrid Horde Soldiers would carry into battle..

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    GRAPHIC NOVEL
    Backers will receive The Kingdom Vol. 1 "Rise of the Ape King" 177 page paper back graphic novel chronicling the tale of Pale the Albino Ape Warrior.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $19 or more About $19

    T-SHIRT
    Backers receive a charcoal grey T-shirt sporting The Kingdom Logo and a stoic warrior ape.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    SINGLE FIGURE
    Choose any ONE of the following 4 inch scale action figures: (with accessories.)

    RED – Adventure Armor Pale
    CLEAR VARIANT – Spectral Pale
    BLUE – Chunarian Archer
    GOLDEN – Chunarian Guardsman
    DARK PURPLE – Vile Horrid Soldier
    PURPLE – Horrid Marksman

    *unlocks with the 1st stretch goal.
    Baron Kah Lee – Horrid Leader*

    *unlocks with the 2nd stretch goal.
    DARK BLUE - Elite Horrid Trooper*

    *unlocks at 3rd stretch goal.
    MAROON – Horrid Gladiator*

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    63 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    SINGLE FIGURE
    Choose any ONE of the following 4 inch scale action figures: (with accessories.)

    RED – Adventure Armor Pale
    CLEAR VARIANT – Spectral Pale
    BLUE – Chunarian Archer
    GOLDEN – Chunarian Guardsman
    DARK PURPLE – Vile Horrid Soldier
    PURPLE – Horrid Marksman

    *unlocks with the 1st stretch goal.
    Baron Kah Lee – Horrid Leader*

    *unlocks with the 2nd stretch goal.
    DARK BLUE - Elite Horrid Trooper*

    *unlocks at 3rd stretch goal.
    MAROON – Horrid Gladiator*

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    3 PACK SQUAD
    Pick any one of the following 3 pack 4 inch scale action figure sets:

    3 RED - PALE SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Adventure Armor Pale Figures each with a different head and accessories.
    3 BLUE - ARCHER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Blue Archer Figures with accessories.
    3 GOLDEN - GUARDSMEN SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Golden Soldier Figures with accessories.
    3 DARK PURPLE - HORRID SOLDIER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Dark Purple Figures with accessories.
    3 PURPLE - HORRID ARCHER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Purple Figures with accessories.
    3 CLEAR - APE SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 clear Ape Figures each with a different head and accessories.

    *Unlocks when 2nd and 3rd stretch goals are met.
    3 HORRID ELITE SQUAD*
    Backers will receive 2 Elite Dark Blue and 1 Dark Maroon Figure with accessories.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    PICK 3 PACK - Choose any THREE of the following 4 inch scale action figures: (with accessories.)

    RED – Adventure Armor Pale
    CLEAR VARIANT – Spectral Pale
    BLUE – Chunarian Archer
    GOLDEN – Chunarian Guardsman
    DARK PURPLE – Vile Horrid Soldier
    PURPLE – Horrid Marksman

    *unlocks with the 1st stretch goal.
    Baron Kah Lee – Horrid Leader*

    *unlocks with the 2nd stretch goal.
    DARK BLUE - Elite Horrid Trooper*

    *unlocks at 3rd stretch goal.
    MAROON – Horrid Gladiator*

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    35 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    3 PACK SQUAD
    Pick any one of the following 3 pack 4 inch scale action figure sets:

    3 RED - PALE SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Adventure Armor Pale Figures each with a different head and accessories.
    3 BLUE - ARCHER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Blue Archer Figures with accessories.
    3 GOLDEN - GUARDSMEN SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Golden Soldier Figures with accessories.
    3 DARK PURPLE - HORRID SOLDIER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Dark Purple Figures with accessories.
    3 PURPLE - HORRID ARCHER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Purple Figures with accessories.
    3 CLEAR - APE SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 clear Ape Figures each with a different head and accessories.

    *Unlocks when 2nd and 3rd stretch goals are met.
    3 HORRID ELITE SQUAD*
    Backers will receive 2 Elite Dark Blue and 1 Dark Maroon Figure with accessories.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    3 PACK SQUAD
    Pick any one of the following 3 pack 4 inch scale action figure sets:

    3 RED - PALE SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Adventure Armor Pale Figures each with a different head and accessories.
    3 BLUE - ARCHER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Blue Archer Figures with accessories.
    3 GOLDEN - GUARDSMEN SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Golden Soldier Figures with accessories.
    3 DARK PURPLE - HORRID SOLDIER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Dark Purple Figures with accessories.
    3 PURPLE - HORRID ARCHER SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 Purple Figures with accessories.
    3 CLEAR - APE SQUAD
    Backers will receive 3 clear Ape Figures each with a different head and accessories.

    *Unlocks when 2nd and 3rd stretch goals are met.
    3 HORRID ELITE SQUAD*
    Backers will receive 2 Elite Dark Blue and 1 Dark Maroon Figure with accessories.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    COMIC SHOP - GRAPHIC NOVEL PACKAGE
    5 Physical copies of The Kingdom Vol. 1 "Rise of the Ape King" 177 page paper back graphic novel chronicling the tale of Pale the Albino Ape Warrior.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    TROOP BUILDERS
    Pick any one of the following 6 pack 4 inch scale action figure sets:

    6 ARCHER TROOP BUILDER
    Backers will receive 3 BLUE Chunarian Archers & PURPLE 3 Horde Archers with accessories.

    6 SOLDIER TROOP BUILDER
    Backers will receive 3 GOLDEN Chunarian Guardsman & 3 DARK PURPLE Horde Soldiers with accessories.

    *Unlocks after 2nd and 3rd stretch goals are met.

    6 ELITE HORRID TROOP BUILDER*
    Backers will receive 4 DARK BLUE Elite Troopers & 2 MAROON Horde Gladiators with accessories.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    ONE OF EVERYTHING!
    Backers will receive One of Each: 1 RED Pale, 1 GOLDEN Chunarian Guardsman, 1 BLUE Chunarian Archer, 1 DARK PURPLE Horrid Soldier, 1 PURPLE Horrid Archer, 1 CLEAR Pale Chase,1 Baron Kah Lee*, 1 DARK BLUE Elite Horrid*, 1 Gladiator MAROON Horrid*

    *When unlocked, if stretch goals aren't met, backers can choose duplicates of figures of their choice.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    44 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    ONE OF EVERYONE!
    Backers will receive One of Each: 1 RED Pale, 1 GOLDEN Chunarian Guardsman, 1 BLUE Chunarian Archer, 1 DARK PURPLE Horrid Soldier, 1 PURPLE Horrid Archer, 1 CLEAR Pale Chase,1 Baron Kah Lee*, 1 DARK BLUE Elite Horrid*, 1 Gladiator MAROON Horrid*

    *When unlocked, if stretch goals aren't met, backers can choose duplicates of figures of their choice.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $155 or more About $155

    STATUES
    Pick either one of these 12th scale statue:

    PALE STATUE - 5"
    Hand painted and numbered by Jason Bienvenu, himself!

    BARON KAH LEE STATUE - 5"
    Hand painted and numbered by Jason Bienvenu, himself!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $160 or more About $160

    ARMY BUILDERS
    Pick any one of the following 10 pack 4 inch scale action figure sets:

    10 ARCHER ARMY BUILDER
    Backers will receive 5 BLUE Chunarian Archers & 5 PURPLE Horrid Archers with accessories.

    10 SOLDIER ARMY BUILDER
    Backers will receive 5 GOLDEN Chunarian Guardsmen & 5 DARK PURPLE Horrid Soldiers with accessories.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    COMIC & TOY SHOP
    Catering to local comic and toy shops this reward level offers a ratio case 12 figures!

    Case includes 3x Red Pale, 1 Clear Pale (Chase), 2x Gold Honor Guard, 2x Blue Archer, 2x Purple Marksman, and 2 Dark Purple Soldier.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    PAINT MASTERS
    Pick any one of the following 4 inch scale action figure prototypes:

    BLUE ARCHER
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures.

    GOLDEN GUARDSMAN
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures.

    DARK PURPLE SOLDIER
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures.

    PURPLE ARCHER
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    PAINT MASTERS
    Pick any one of the following 4 inch scale action figure prototypes:

    PALE
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures

    BARON KAH LEE
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures

    Elite Horrid*
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures

    Gladiator Horrid*
    One of a kind paint master used for reference on the production figures

    *Unlocks when 2nd and 3rd stretch goals are met.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    ALL IN!
    Backers will receive one of EVERY* item available when the Kickstarter is over, including all individual action figures *and* the Archer and Soldier army builder reward levels (30 figures!) unlocked Stretch Goal items, Pale Warrior T-shirt, and the Kingdom Vol. 1 Graphic Novel, and you get to vote on 1 of the next 2 figures for the Next Wave of the Kingdom!

    *Any stretch goal figures not unlocked can be substituted for figures of backers choice. Does not include the paint master figures.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    24 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  23. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    ALL IN!
    Backers will receive one of EVERY* item available when the Kickstarter is over, including all individual action figures *and* the Archer and Soldier army builder reward levels (30 figures!) unlocked Stretch Goal items, Pale Warrior T-shirt, and the Kingdom Vol. 1 Graphic Novel, and you get to vote on 1 of the next 2 figures for the Next Wave of the Kingdom!

    *Any stretch goal figures not unlocked can be substituted for figures of backers choice. Does not include the paint master figures.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (38 days)