About this project
We are back again! This time for Mewni's friend Stormy. We had so much fun on Kickstarter we had to make some more new friends! Proven factory, Proven Designer now all we gotta do is fund this thing!
I'm Ash Evans, a Freelance creature artist celebrating my 11th year in business! I am a registered LLC, fully aware of manufacturing processes and procedures and have a decade of satisfied and happy customers under my belt. I do conventions and appearances all around the US and even a few in the UK from time to time. I love my fans and making new friends so I thought Kickstarter would be a great way to make something wonderful, give back to my fans who have wanted this for a year and make some brand new friends! If my work looks familiar you may have seen it at San Diego comic con, Dragon Con or on licensed products like stickers, giftware and art prints. We have manufactured plush before and know just what to do!
My website is: http:www.ashevans.com
What is a Mewnicorn TM? Mewnicorns are part cat, part unicorn ALL awesome! These fabulous plush creations are based on Ash's original artwork and design from a concept created in December of 2014.
It all started with our successfully funded Mewni plush in 2016. We are back again to make Mewni's friend Stormy! Stormy is a dark Mewnicorn. This 10 Inches (excluding the horn) Dark Mewnicorn plush designed by me Ash Evans, based on my original painting " Dark Mewnicorn" painted in January 2015.
This isn't just some generic run of the mill plush! Mewnicorn is a premium ultra soft faux fur plush with high grade plastic eyes and nose. This time we are doing glitter eyes! The fur will be custom dyed to match my artwork and you won't see this rainbow pattern anywhere else. Our plush adheres to or exceeds all American Government child safety standards. We are working with a reputable child labor free factory with partial assembly happening right here in the USA! Gann Memorials is doing the heavy lifting for us! Ask our previous backers, this is one of the nicest, high quality plush around.
About our factory:
Chris Gann (Owner/CEO of Gann Memorials Custom Plush Toys) started his own family operated plush toy business in 1999. For the past 18 years, Gann Memorials has partnered with over 1000 Academy Award winning actors/actresses, pop stars, motion pictures, comic book artists, New York Times best-selling writers, NFL/sports teams, video game studios, over two dozen successful Kickstarter campaigns, and businesses of all sizes, in order to help bring their custom plush toy visions to life!
Chris Gann owns his USA factory and Gann Memorials is partnered with his China factories, both of which we are working with for this project. We work directly with him to oversee our projects and have had no issues with them at all. Their customer service and quality is second to none. In fact we shopped this design to three other factories and no one else could pull it off. They know their stuff.
The funds raised will cover 100% of the manufacturing costs, shipping and perks. Please note that shipping is added to our total when you order so we had to compensate for that in our final costs.
The costs break down as follows:
How long will this take to do? After we reach full funding and Kickstarter transfers our funds our factory is ready to go! This is a known and tested plush pattern so we see this being an easy manufacturing cycle. The prototype has been made and approved. The estimated time frame for the plush manufacturing processes from order to our door should not exceed 75 days.
During that time frame ALL other perks will be manufactured and prepared for shipment. Stickers take 10-14 days, Pins, should they be unlocked in stretch goals, take 30 days. Prints and mounted items about 14 days. All perks that do not include plush Mewnicorns will ship when the items arrive. Upon receipt of the plush we will begin shipping plush orders immediately, these will go by tier and updates will be added frequently for backers so that you are informed as much as we are from order until the final Mewnicorn leaves our studio.
There will be three of us packing and shipping so hopefully it will go quickly. All packages will be shipped via USPS either First Class or Priority depending on weight and is determined by the post office via their regulations. International shipping will cost more! Postal rates increased in January 2016. PLEASE NOTE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COSTS WHAT IT COSTS! I cannot control the prices of shipping. It is actually more cost effective to order several plush and split with a friend. Please note not all perks are available to be shipped overseas.
Plush manufacturing is a very expensive undertaking. That is why we need you to help us get the Mewnicorn made. Many Kickstarter projects go into the battle arena but few come out alive! Even a simple dollar donation can help us get this project off the ground. For the price of skipping one Starbucks Latte you can get an ultra cool sticker! For the price of a pizza and tip you could get a Mewnicorn of your own AND help a small female owned business AND contribute to American manufacturing. Don't forget sharing is caring and TOTALLY FREE. We want as many of our rainbow friends to find homes as possible so they don't take over our warehouse. Mewnicorns can be troublesome in packs!
We have a lot of great reward tiers for you to choose from fitting each and every budget. One dollar gets you a front row seat to the process, updates and the crazy roller coaster ride that is Kickstarter. We have other great items like stickers, prints and original artwork! You decide what is best for you and if you want to make your own package that is OK too!! We have add ons so that you get everything you want out of this project. These will also make great gifts! Read the reward levels carefully and select the one best for you. Don't worry if you decide you need more you can add to your pledge at any time the Kickstarter is live!
Stickers You may choose Regular OR the unlocked Rainy Day Stormy add 5.00 per item no extra shipping needed
8x10 prints add 10.00 per item plus 4.00 domestic (USA) for international prints contact us for a quote
11x14 prints add 30.00 per item plus 8.00 domestic (USA) for international prints contact us for a quote
Plush add 25.00 per plush and 5.00 for shipping domestic (USA)
For international plush add ons contact us for a quote.
All orders will be shipped via USPS and you will be provided with a tracking number when your order ships. Please note not all perks will ship internationally! Sorry but some things are too fragile or heavy. Please be aware of your countries importation rules and regulations. We are not responsible for lost or damaged parcels. Please note you are responsible for ANY taxation or fees associated with customs and importation. This is not included in your pledge. We do NOT falsify or withhold information on customs forms. It is mail fraud to falsify a customs form, and to do so carries a penalty of up to $10,000 fine and 5 years imprisonment. (13 U.S.C. § 305 : US Code - Section 305: Penalties for unlawful export information) Please allow 2-6 weeks for delivery after shipment depending on your location.
In the event we reach full funding we have some extra special add ons free for everyone pledging at the Mewnicorn plush level (25.00) and above! The more money we generate with this project the more super cute things you get!
Goal #1 10,800.00 Diecut 4 inch Stormy Mewnicorn Stickers will be added to anyone pledging at the Stormy plush level and above!
Goal #2 11,600.00 Jewelry quality Mewnicorn Metal pins. These are 1inch jewelry quality pins with a rubber clutch back. These will be added free to anyone pledging at the plush level and above!
Goal #3 12,300 Protoype our New Mewnicorn! The design will be revealed when we hit this goal. This will pay for us to Prototype the Mystery Mewnicorn. Prototyping ensures that we can work out the kinks before we manufacture them.
***PLEASE READ*** Backers will NOT get the prototype! It is a one off item! Having this goal made it possible for them to be made because prototypes are expensive.Us getting the prototype means we WILL make another Mewnicorn at some point. This project is for Stormy everything else you are getting free is icing on the cake.
Goal #4 23,700 Additional Mewnicorn manufacturing! YAY!!! New Mewnicorn will be able to be ordered as an add on item or ordered as a plush.
Goal #5 24,200 New Mewnicorn Stickers! Diecut 4 inch Mewnicorn Stickers will be added free to anyone pledging at the plush level and above!
Goal #6 24,700 To be announced!
But wait I just want a Rainbow Mewnicorn??!!!
Risks and challenges
We know there are a lot of cool projects and that you work hard for your money. The most flattering thing that can happen, is to have people support our project. Thank you all and Go team Mewnicorn!
Risks and challenges
This is a known pattern that has already been through a 1,000 piece manufacturing run. We worked out any issues during that process and have set procedures to avoid any foreseeable delays or issues.
With anything in life, unexpected things can happen. I have 11 years manufacturing experience in China and the US and know how to troubleshoot problems should they arise. All manufacturers we are working with for this project have been fully vetted and used successfully for years and we know how to work with them to make sure you get your product. We are a registered LLC and fully operational business not a fly by night hobbyist. If you order from us you get your order. It is that simple.
Our plush factory has decades of experience and is very hands on, family owned and very much involved in the process. In fact our design will be stuffed and finished in America. This removes a lot of customs and delivery headaches and it supports work in my own country. The biggest pitfalls with manufacturing is flaws. We have encountered factory flaws and know the procedures AND lead time it takes for replacement. With any item there will be variations. Defects are VERY rare but sometimes they happen with mass produced items. Don't worry we know what to do! Our last project had very few flaws despite the complex design.
When this Kickstarter gets funded you will get all of your items in a timely manner and supporters will be kept informed of all parts of the process and will be told should there be any sort of delays. We have built in a generous time frame for delivery because we hate it when projects over promise and under deliver. Ask any of our previous backers, we keep you informed EVERY step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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