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We turned Salvador Dalí into an action figure to celebrate his art and eccentricities!
We turned Salvador Dalí into an action figure to celebrate his art and eccentricities!
831 backers pledged CA$ 39,810 to help bring this project to life.

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SALVADOR DALí ACTION FIGURE  

By supporting this campaign, you will help us create a charming Salvador Dalí action figure. 

Quick facts: 

  • 5 in (12 cm) tall and made of PVC 
  • Comes with 3 sets of wacky interchangeable mustaches
  • Deluxe mustaches made of stainless steel
  • Dalí holds his signature melting clock
  • 5 masterpieces to display on a miniature easel
  • The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation endorses this project

THE GALLERY

The wait is over... Dalí is here!
The wait is over... Dalí is here!
The figurine is 5 in. or 12 cm. tall
The figurine is 5 in. or 12 cm. tall
He holds his signature melting clock!
He holds his signature melting clock!
Three sets of stylized mustaches
Three sets of stylized mustaches

MINI-EASEL AND MASTERPIECES

The box includes one mini-easel and 5 masterpieces that can be cut out from a cardboard insert. The 5 masterpieces are the following:

  • The Persistence of Memory
  • Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War)
  • As you like it
  • Galatea of the Spheres
  • Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate One Second before Awakening
Display 5 Dalí masterpieces
Display 5 Dalí masterpieces

IT COMES IN A BOX!

The figure comes in a high-quality box that presents interesting facts about the artist, his life and art. 

A quick look at the packaging
A quick look at the packaging

WHY AN ACTION FIGURE?  

Today Is Art Day's mission is to make art history more fun and accessible to a wide audience. To accomplish this mission, we have created a collection of artist action figures called the Art History Heroes Collection. The collection features Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and René Magritte.

Salvador Dalí is the 7th artist to enter the collection. What we want to accomplish with the Salvador Dalí action figure:  

  • Pay tribute to one of the greatest painters of all time 
  • Develop a new kind of product for art history fans 
  • Make art history more enjoyable 
The Art History Heroes
The Art History Heroes

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS TO USE SALVADOR DALí'S IMAGE?

Yes, we do! From the moment we started the Art History Heroes Collection, we started discussing with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation to create a Salvador Dalí action figure. 

We are now very lucky to have a licensing agreement with the Foundation to create these beautiful action figures. 

WHEN WILL I GET MY DALí ACTION FIGURE?

If the funding is successful and production goes according to plan, delivery is expected in August, 2018. 

REWARDS 

WHAT’S NEXT?  

So far, we have created an action figure design, built a prototype, selected a production company, and identified a worldwide shipping partner. The following steps are still ahead of us:  

  • Mass production of the action figures 
  • Packaging 
  • Fulfillment and shipping  

The last steps in this project are not cheap. This is why we are looking for the support of the community to help us make this project a reality.

HOW WILL THE MONEY BE SPENT? 

The money will be used to cover the following costs: 

  • Design and prototype (10%) 
  • Molds (10%) 
  • Production (40%) 
  • Fulfillment and shipping (20%) 
  • Marketing and promotion (10%) 
  • Kickstarter fee (10%) 

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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.

CREDITS

Image rights of Salvador Dalí reserved. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2018.  
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, 2018.

Risks and challenges

In this type of project, the following risks are important to consider:

- Equipment failure
- Delays in production
- Delays in shipping

In order to minimize these risks, we invested a great deal of time in identifying the best providers on the market.

We have partnered with Symbiote Studios who has been in the toy manufacturing industry since 2007. Apart from being very fun to work with, they have offices in the US, and close to their factory in China to ensure high quality standards.

We’ve also partnered with ShipMonk for fulfillment and shipping worldwide. They specialize in backer rewards and fulfilling orders for crowdfunded campaigns on Kickstarter. They make everything that looks complicated, very smooth and easy.

Everything is now in place. We only need your support to cover the costs of running the first batch of action figures.

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    Double the fun! You get two Salvador Dalí action figures. One for you, one for someone you love.

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    Salvador Dalí: The Icon

    Receive 10 action figures! Picture this... you will hang around with 10 miniature Salvador Dalís. Everyone will want to be your friend!

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