Isn't it time we created a new way we could proudly display our "lack of affection" for our least favorite politicians? Something profound and really cool, yet despicable and disgusting? We thought so, and that's why we made them into Zombies... No... DC Deadbeats!
WarCat Toys is proud to present: DC Deadbeats - Collectible Figurines of Zombie Politicians. These are as disgusting as they are hilarious, and make a nice addition for the collector that loves zombies, dislikes politicians, and/or just wants to be envied by all.
Of course, what collectible figurine series would be complete without an awesome story to go along with it?... A story, where a secret society's devious plot to control the world backfires on them, mutations develop , and the zombie apocalypse starts from within our nations capital!
Help us fund our project, and be the first to collect these figurines, get immersed in the story, and vote to elect new DC Deadbeats!
HILLARY ROTTEN FIGURINE:
NECRO NANCY FIGURINE:
HARRY FEED FIGURINE:
JOE BITIN" FIGURINE:
WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR:
We want to take our prototypes to production. We have an excellent manufacturing company that has been been working with us on planning our manufacturing and logistics. They are currently waiting on standby to produce, package, and ship these figurines as soon as we give them the go ahead.
We are asking our backers to give any and all support to meet our funding goal. These funds will go directly to our tooling and production costs.
THE CHANCE TO INFLUENCE THE NEXT DESIGN :
In my introduction, I mentioned that you would have the ability to influence the DC Deadbeats design process... Beyond the figurines and apparel that are being offered, we wanted to offer a reward only available to our backers during our campaign. We want you, to tell us, what to make next... If you choose a pledge with voting rights, you will receive periodic email survey's containing new characters, new stories, and new concepts that you can vote on, for the life of the DC Deadbeats Collectible line.
HORDE SHIRT/FRIDGE MAG/BUMPER STICKER CLOSEUP:
I'm Paul, and I'm the founder and CEO of WarCat Toys. I am a husband, father of three, full time IT guy, and a figurine creator on the weekends. I’ve had a passion for designing and sculpting my own custom creatures as my hobby since I was twelve, and I've had the ambition of starting, and building, my own toy company for just as long. This past year, I finally made my dream become a reality, and launched WarCat Toys; a unique toys and collectibles company that tailors to satire and parody, and a brand that isn't afraid to poke fun at the world we live in.
Once I had the company up and running, I wanted to create something cool and hilarious for our first toy line, and I didn't have to go far for inspiration... A friend of mine approached me last spring with the idea of sculpting one of his "least favorite" politicians as a zombie. The concept clicked right away with me, I was ecstatic about the idea, and knew others would be also. So, we started brainstorming the name, the story, the characters, the details and nuances, etc.. The end result being the DC Deadbeats, and our first five characters of the line: Zombama, Hillary Rotten, Necro Nancy, Harry Feed, and Joe Bitin'.
Our Kickstarter project is focused on the production of these five figurines... but we want to go far beyond five figurines... We want you to keep voting, and we'll keep adding new figurines, comics, and additional swag. I've illustrated in our stretch goals that the sky is the limit on how far we want to expand DC Deadbeats. As we climb in funding, we will unlock the ability to design and add a ton of additional characters to the DC Deadbeats collectible line.
ALSO!, DC Deadbeats are just the beginning for WarCat Toys...The DC Deadbeats are a great example of what WarCat Toys is capable of designing, and producing. Not only will the funding produce these five figurines, but it will also propel WarCat Toys forward and give us the ability to create NEW toys and collectibles. We have a long list of people, places, and things that we are just dying to make fun of, and can focus on producing these hilarious things, with the help from our backers. Funding our DC Deadbeats project will not only result in the production of these figurines, but will also provide a critical jumpstart for WarCat Toys in our quest to become a full time, toys and collectibles company.
POSSIBLE STRETCH GOAL REWARDS:
Should we exceed our funding goal, we have additional rewards that we will be offering, including brand new figurines and a comic book!
Over the last six months, I've designed, sculpted, and painted these figurines, developed a great story line, and have established a vast network of resources to produce and deliver a high quality product. Here are some of my progress pictures I took while building up to the finished figurines you see today:
I followed the same process for each of the five figurines, going from design, to sculpting, to painting, until all five figurines were complete.
The platform the figurines are staged on is hand built as well. I built the first platform by hand, then after I made a mold for it, I cast five plastic resin replicas for each character.
The platform is a hardwood stage floor that is being consumed by mutated zombie flesh and blood, and the name placard is a sublimated metal image (This is a cutting edge process in graphics design, and is really cool to see in person).
If we successfully achieve our funding goal, we will start production on the 5 DC Deadbeats figurines immediately. While the figurines are being manufactured, we will be commissioning a writer to build out and finish the full DC Deadbeats story and character bios. This will allow for the story to be professionally written and finalized in time for the fulfillment and delivery of the figurines and story to our backers.
Production figurines will be cast in poly-resin, with high quality paint and packaging. Tooling (Molds), casting, packaging, and shipping/logistics will be completed by our manufacturer. Once complete, the figurines will be sent to our fulfillment partner for distribution to our backers.
Here is our Project Timeline for a better representation:
THE DC DEADBEATS STORY:
This is a summary of the DC Deadbeats story. The full, professionally written short story will be delivered to backers who select a reward level that has it included.
- Summarized Story:
In an attempt to take population control into their own hands, the members of an elite secret society made up of politicians, billionaires, and other "questionable" people, decide to cleanse the world of its population with the intent to create a new world order, where they are in control.
As they set their plan in motion, they meet in a secret location in Washington DC. During the meeting, it is decided that they will release a biological weapon, a virus that will consume the world. And while the population dies, they will thrive after hoarding the only known experimental vaccine for the virus. As the vaccine is distributed and administered to each of the elite members, they await for the world to be thrown into the dark ages. But unexpectedly, an oversight in their plan causes it to backfire… and much to the dismay of the elite, the virus is being contained in the hot zones where it was released. Now their sinister plan for population control is failing miserably.
While the virus continues to be contained, and while the world’s population begins to return to a calmer state, there is a bigger issue brewing… The elite are planning their next attack on the world’s population. But before their plan has even begun, they start feeling the effects of taking the experimental vaccine that was never fully tested. The vaccine has been mutating their cells for the last couple of days, and within the last vital minutes, will completely overtake their bodies, turning them into ravenous blood-thirsty creatures.
As the elite mutate, outbreaks are occurring around the globe, and now the world has a bigger threat than a virus to deal with…. the zombie apocalypse has begun, and we must deal with the infection that’s uncontrollably spreading from the nation’s capital.
How will fulfillment be handled?
We are utilizing a trusted eCommerce fulfillment service for all of our products.
What are Voting Rights?
Voting Rights allows you to influence the DC Deadbeats Design Process for future DC Deadbeats characters. If you select Voting Rights in your rewards package, WarCat Toys will periodically send you a survey that contains new character concepts that you can vote on. We will then tally votes, and elect the new DC Deadbeat that we will design for production. *Note* - You will not be able to influence the DC Deadbeat selection for this project. Voting rights will only be offered for future DC Deadbeats characters, and only if our Kickstarter project is successful.
If you back at a level that gives you voting rights, you will have the ability to vote on new DC Deadbeats characters for the lifespan of the product line while operated by WarCat Toys.
When will the T-Shirts, Mugs, and Stickers be delivered?
If the campaign is successful, the T-Shirts, Mugs, Fridge Magnet, and Bumper Sticker will all be delivered within 1 month after our campaign is complete, and our funding is received. Once we receive our funding to produce, we will start processing all orders immediately.
When will the Figurines be delivered?
If the campaign is successful, the Figurines will be delivered 4-6 months after our campaign is complete, and our funding is received. Once we receive our funding to produce, we will start processing all orders immediately.
What's next for DC Deadbeats?
If our current project to produce the five DC Deadbeats is successfully funded, our ultimate end goal would be to expand, and continue the line far into the future.
Risks and challenges
In preparation for our DC Deadbeats Kickstarter Campaign, WarCat Toys has established a network of excellent resources that have been helping us all along the way.
We’ve partnered with a manufacturer, fulfillment company, graphic design team, apparel company, and marketing firm, all of which have been instrumental in helping us get to this point in our project, and will continue to help us grow.
After working with these professional teams, we are confident that we have all aspects and details of our production process covered. We even have redundancy in our production process, and have backup resources for production and logistics. We've also thoroughly planned our production scenario with our partners to mitigate any issues we may encounter. In addition, we will be updating our backers on a consistent basis to ensure they are aligned with all aspects of our project. If an issue occurs, we will immediately notify our backers, and provide them with our plan to rectify the situation and fulfill our backers orders on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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