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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
SALVADOR DALí ACTION FIGURE
By supporting this campaign, you will help us create a charming Salvador Dalí action figure.
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
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
IT COMES IN A BOX!
The figure comes in a high-quality box that presents interesting facts about the artist, his life and art.
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
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.
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
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%)
Fulfillment and shipping (20%)
Marketing and promotion (10%)
Kickstarter fee (10%)
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.
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.