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Introducing a new line of charming and inspiring historical figurines, including a free Augmented Reality app!
Introducing a new line of charming and inspiring historical figurines, including a free Augmented Reality app!
364 backers pledged CA$ 31,827 to help bring this project to life.

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1. THE PROJECT  

Have you ever wondered why collectible action figures always depict fictional characters, but not real-life heroes who have made a mark on history?  

It’s time to recognize and be inspired by the most famous scientists of our time! That’s why we have brought Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Nikola Tesla back to life in the form of charming and educative action figures. 

Learn about these scientific pioneers with an innovative Augmented Reality App that allows you to walk in their famous footsteps around a room of great personal significance, where their genius really came to light. 

This new project is brought to you by The Historical Figures, a new brand launched by the team behind Today Is Art Day.


2. THE PRODUCT 

The physical product consists of a charming figurine and a beautifully designed box. 

2.1 The Figurine

Our figurines have these common features:

- High-quality PVC plastic construction
- 5 inches tall
- Highly detailed painting
- Transparent base
- Individual box
- 10 facts about the character on the box

2.2 The Box 

Each figurine is packed individually with these common elements:

- The character's signature
- Historical photo 
- Inspirational quote
- 10 facts about the character

3. AUGMENTED REALITY (AR)
 

We are thrilled to introduce a new Augmented Reality (AR) App with this new collection of figurines. This app will allow you to time travel!

3.1 Time Travel with an AR App

Your phone is basically a time machine. Here’s how it works: 

- Download the app to your smartphone or tablet.
- Scan your figure.
- Launch the augmented reality portal.
- Step right in!
- Once you have walked through the AR portal, move your phone to see a scene from the past. 
- Click on objects to reveal stories.

3.2 AR App Demo Video   

Check out this short demo video to see the app prototype we’ve designed thus far.

3.3 The Rooms 

We recreated entire rooms in 3D to allow you to explore a place that was significant for each character: 

- Albert Einstein's Lecture Hall (360° view)
- Marie Curie's Laboratory (360° view)
- Nikola Tesla's Experimental Station (360° view)

Each room has been meticulously recreated based on archival images. Clickable objects and photos have been displayed throughout, revealing interesting anecdotes about each character. Will you find them all?

Albert Einstein's Lecture Hall

Marie Curie's Laboratory 

Nikola Tesla's Experimental Station 

4. THE REWARDS  

We crafted 8 rewards so you can purchase 1, 2 or 3 figurines. Take a look at this overview of all the rewards available.

What's included in the reward? 

- Figurine (1 or more)
- Crowdfunding campaign special low price 
- All unlocked stretch goals (see list below)
- Free Augmented Reality (AR) App
- Exclusive Early Access to the AR App

5. THE STRETCH GOALS  

If we successfully fund this campaign, we will announce additional stretch goals. Come back later to find out what they are! 

6. ARE THESE OFFICIALLY LICENSED? 

Yes! From the moment we started this project, we started discussing with the various estates who own the rights of these great scientists. We are now very lucky to have a licensing agreement with them to create these beautiful action figures.

7. AS SEEN ON 

Our past projects have been praised and featured on many leading websites, magazines and news outlets. 

8. HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE SPENT?  

The funds will be used to cover the following costs: 

- Design and prototype (10%)
- Molds for the figurines (10%)
- Production of the figurines (30%)
- App development (10%)
- Fulfillment and shipping (20%)
- Marketing and promotion (10%)
- Kickstarter fee (10%)

9. ABOUT US

Today Is Art Day / The Historical Figures started in 2014 as a social media feed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Our mission is to make history more enjoyable and accessible to a far-reaching audience. Our community is now at over 80,000 followers and counting!

For the past two years, our company has become famous for introducing the Art History Heroes, its collection of famous artist action figures and The Grand Museum of Art board game. We successfully funded five crowdfunding campaigns in the past:

- Vincent van Gogh action figure
- Frida Kahlo action figure
- Leonardo da Vinci, Vermeer & Rembrandt action figure
- Salvador Dali action figure
- The Grand Museum of Art board game

David and his wife Jeanne at the Museum Store Association Annual Event in Washington D.C.
David and his wife Jeanne at the Museum Store Association Annual Event in Washington D.C.
Our previous Art History Heroes
Our previous Art History Heroes
 

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Value Added Tax (VAT) not included.
Pictures based on prototype.
Final product may differ from images.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts. This is not a toy. It is not designed, nor intended, for children under the age of 12.

Personality rights and Trademarks of ALBERT EINSTEIN are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Greenlight. Official licensed merchandise.

Personality rights and Trademarks of Marie Curie are used with permission of Institut Curie.

Risks and challenges

We've been around! This is our 6th Kickstarter campaign!

We have always shipped and fulfilled our previous projects and we take great pride in offering quality products. The main risks we may encounter are delays in production or in shipping.

As you can see in the photos, we already have high-quality prototypes in hand. This means that all the design, copy, molds and materials have already been produced in our prototyping phase. We have tested this prototype and we are now ready for production.

The only thing missing is the funding to go into mass production. Everything else is lined up and ready!

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    Albert Einstein figure

    - 1 Albert Einstein figure
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early access to the app
    - All stretch goals associated with this figure

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    Marie Curie figure

    - 1 Marie Curie figure
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early access to the app
    - All stretch goals associated with this figure

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    Nikola Tesla figure

    - 1 Nikola Tesla figure
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early access to the app
    - All stretch goals associated with this figure

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    Einstein + Tesla figures

    - 2 figures (Einstein & Tesla)
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early Access to the AR app
    - All stretch goals associated with these figures

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    Einstein + Curie figures

    - 2 figures (Einstein & Curie)
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early Access to the AR app
    - All stretch goals associated with these figures

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    Curie + Tesla figures

    - 2 figures (Curie & Tesla)
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early Access to the AR app
    - All stretch goals associated with these figures

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    The Visionaries (Early Bird)

    Best value! Only 400 rewards available!

    - The 3 figures (Einstein, Curie & Tesla)
    - Free Shipping in the USA
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early Access to the AR app
    - All stretch goals

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    The Scientists

    - The 3 figures (Einstein, Curie & Tesla)
    - Free shipping in the USA!
    - Kickstarter special low price
    - Free Augmented Reality app
    - Early Access to the AR app
    - All stretch goals

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Funding period

- (25 days)