About this project
I'm Ash Evans, a Freelance creature artist celebrating my 10th 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 Skinit Skins.
My website is: http:www.ashevans.com
It all started with an idea that became a painting and turned into a dream. To celebrate our 10th year in business we want to manufacture our best selling image into a stuffed animal. This 8 Inch (excluding the horn) Mewnicorn plush designed by me Ash Evans, based on my original painting "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. 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!
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! That is why we wanted to have the pattern and prototype established prior to Kickstarting. 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. International shipping will cost more! Postal rates increased in January 2016.
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!
Add the following amounts to your pledge to take advantage of extra perks! Should we unlock stretch goals more add ons will be available. To add on after your initial pledge go to "Manage my pledge" add the additional amount per item and NOTE to us what items you want we need to know if that 15.00 add on is 3 stickers or one print. if you don't tell us we won't know!
5.00 per Mewnicorn sticker
5.00 Mewnicorn Tea sticker
15.00 per Mewnicorn 8x10 Metallic Print
15.00 per Dark Mewnicorn 8x10 Metallic Print
25.00+ shipping for every extra Mewnicorn Domestic add +5 for shipping and international adds +10 per plush
30.00 per Mewnicorn Tea 11x14 accented Exclusive print
30.00 per Dark Mewnicorn Tea 11x14 accented Exclusive print
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 inchTeacup Mewnicorn Stickers will be added to the add on's section for purchase AND added free to anyone pledging at the Mewnicorn 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 Mewnicorn level and above!
Goal #3 12,300 Protoype Stormy! You guys asked me to rearrange to goals so we did that just for you!! This will pay for us to Prototype Stormy the Dark Mewnicorn. Prototyping ensures that we can work out the kinks before we manufacture her.
***PLEASE READ*** The Stormy PROTOTYPE is unlocked which means it will be made at some point. Having this goal made it possible for her to be made because prototypes are expensive. This project is for Mewni everything else you are getting free is icing on the cake.
Goal #4 23,700 Dark Mewnicorn manufacturing! YAY!!! Dark Mewnicorn will be added to the ad on's section AND everyone pledging at the Mewnicorn plush level and above gets a FREE Dark Mewnicorn plush.
Goal #5 24,200 Dark Mewnicorn Stickers! Diecut 4 inch Dark Mewnicorn Stickers will be added to the add on's section for purchase AND added free to anyone pledging at the Mewnicorn level and above!
Goal #6 24,700 To be announced!
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
With anything in life, unexpected things can happen. I have 9 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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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