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Thank you to all our supporters! Even though our Kickstarter has finished, we're still working hard to make the world of Watchums a reality! Check back to this page for information on our progress on production and fulfillment.
Thank you to all our supporters! Even though our Kickstarter has finished, we're still working hard to make the world of Watchums a reality! Check back to this page for information on our progress on production and fulfillment.
79 backers pledged CA$ 10,220 to help bring this project to life.
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What in the World is a Watchum? A children's book and stuffy

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We're Maddy and Joe - the creators behind this Kickstarter - and with your help, we want to bring the wonderful world of Watchums to life.

What in the world is a Watchum? 

First and foremost, it's an illustrated book designed to help children sleep through the night in their own bed without being afraid.

As you and your little one read through the book, you'll be introduced to the Watchum - who hatches from an egg after receiving the love of your child. The book is an interactive experience, allowing you and your child to hatch the egg, name your Watchum, and learn all about what the Watchum will do for you. 

In the book, the Watchum pledges to protect your child while they are sleeping at night using their big giant net and can of Go Away spray from their backpack. With your child's Watchum in hand, they will feel protected from anything that might scare them in their room.

On the last page of the book is a sticker chart, where you and your child can track their progress sleeping in their own bed - under the careful watch of the Watchum, of course.

In addition to the book, the Watchum is a super plush stuffed toy, created with love to be as huggable as possible. The toy is 14" tall, and was made to match the design of the character in the book. The plush toy will be certified in Canada, the US and EU to be safe for children ages 0-3, and will come to you in its own egg-box, sealed until you and your child read the book and hatch them from within.

With the book and Watchum in hand, we feel that we can help you and your children get a more restful night's sleep.

Here's where you come in

We're hoping to raise $10,000 to cover the first printing of books, and producing the first run of Watchum plush toys. At minimum, we need to have 100 plush toys made, and at that level, we can make the world of Watchums a reality.

As with any Kickstarter, there will be many different levels of support available to you.

ePub digital copy

For $10 Canadian and above, you will receive a digital copy of the book, which will be sent to you over email in an ePub format, which allows it to be read on any number of eReaders, phones and tablets.

Softcover book and "Protected by a Watchum" patch

For $30 Canadian and above, you will receive a softcover printed copy of the book, and an embroidered iron-on patch that will tell the world that you are protected by a Watchum.

Softcover book, Watchum stuffed toy and "Protected by a Watchum" patch

For $70 Canadian and above, you will receive a softcover printed copy of the book, the Protected by a Watchum iron-on embroidered patch, and your very own 14" plush Watchum toy.

I Want Everything Watchum: Softcover Edition

For $100 Canadian and above, you will receive a softcover printed copy of the book, the Protected by a Watchum iron-on embroidered patch, and a Watchum plush toy.

Plus, you'll receive an additional patch emblazoned with "Big Kid Status" that you can give to your child when they reach a milestone in sleeping in their own bed, a set of Watchum buttons, a Watchum colouring book, a personalized and numbered Official Watchum Supporter membership card, and your name printed in the first-edition of the book under the Gold tier. This package is limited to 75 supporters.

I Want Everything Watchum: Hardcover Edition

For $200 Canadian and above, you'll receive everything we just mentioned, but your book will be upgraded to a hardcover edition, and your name will be printed in the first-edition of the book under the Platinum tier. This package is limited to 25 supporters.

Thank you!

Both of us have been working hard on bringing this world to life for the last 2 years, and are extremely excited to be sharing it with you. We appreciate your support, and if you're looking for a little more Watchum in your life, you can follow us on social media. 

Risks and challenges

As we all know, there is always some uncertainty involved with any new endeavour. While we feel as though the fulfillment targets set forth in this Kickstarter are very conservative, there might be a few bumps along the way. We have received assurances from all our suppliers that their production timelines will allow us to meet all our goals, but in the unlikely scenario that things get delayed, we will be upfront and transparent with all our backers. Every step along the way has been a learning experience, and we're sure that this big jump will be no different.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About US$ 8

    Digital copy of the book

    Looking to take "What in the World is a Watchum?" on the road with you? Grab a digital copy of the book!

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    Softcover book and patch

    Grab a softcover copy of "What in the World is a Watchum?" with a "Protected by a Watchum" patch to let everyone know that you and your family are protected by a Watchum.

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    • "Protected by a Watchum" patch
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    Pledge CA$ 70 or more About US$ 53

    Softcover book, stuffy and patch

    Receive a softcover copy of "What in the World is a Watchum?", your very own soft and huggable Watchum stuffed toy, and a "Protected by a Watchum" patch.

    Includes:
    • Softcover book
    • "Protected by a Watchum" patch
    • A super huggable Watchum stuffed toy
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About US$ 76

    Everything Watchum: Softcover Edition

    You love the world of Watchums and you want everyone to know it. At this level, you'll get a softcover copy of "What in the World is a Watchum?", your very own Watchum stuffed toy, two patches - "Protected by a Watchum" and "Big Kid Status", a colouring book, two Watchum buttons, a personalized "Official Watchum Supporter" membership card, and your name printed in the first-edition of the book under the Gold tier.

    Includes:
    • Softcover book
    • "Protected by a Watchum" patch
    • A super huggable Watchum stuffed toy
    • "Big Kid Status" patch
    • Watchums colouring book
    • Watchums buttons
    • Personalized "Official Watchums Supporter" membership card
    • Your name in the first edition of the book - Gold tier
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    Limited 13 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About US$ 151

    Everything Watchum: Hardcover Edition

    The ultimate Watchum package! Everything mentioned in the "Everything Watchum: Softcover Edition", except your book will be upgraded to a hardcover copy, and your name will appear in the first-edition under the Platinum tier.

    Includes:
    • Hardcover book
    • "Protected by a Watchum" patch
    • A super huggable Watchum stuffed toy
    • "Big Kid Status" patch
    • Watchums colouring book
    • Watchums buttons
    • Personalized "Official Watchums Supporter" membership card
    • Your name in the first edition of the book - Platinum tier
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 15 backers
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Funding period

- (30 days)