About this project
STRETCH GOAL #1 REACHED!
Every backer that pledges $100 and over receives a Cog and Nautilus Weapons Pack!
IN THE DEEPEST OF THE DEEP SEAS...
in the darkest of the deep depths lies the Lurk. It is dark but clear, cold but habitable and a swell of life begins where land ends. The Gorgangrackles eat the Anglerfin. The Anglerfin eat the Chumtails. The Chumtails eat the Trollsharks. The Trollsharks...well they eat each other. Between the moistened mountains of Bluff and Butte sprawl the villages of the Nautilus, a peculiar race of tentacle-bearded nature-lovers. The villages are said to reside on top of a rare mineral deposit of UnderAether.
Topside a Cog would give his left leg for a small glimpse of the material. The UnderAether could supply their steam-factories for centuries and here it is resting under the tentacles of water breathers. Theodore P. Stevedore hated the water breathers. Thus he tasked himself to rid them from the Lurk. “What a foolish creature” he would quip to his comrades as he downed a full flagon of Coggish Ale. “They know not what they have.” The Cog believed in one thing and one thing solely, what’s yours is mine and what’s mine you shouldn’t touch. Strangely the Nautilus believed the same.
Algernon ChiffChaff with his one good eye could still split a chumtail at a 100 swim strokes. His crossbow was handed down to him by his father whom it was given by his father and his before that. It had no formal name but it’s admirers called it “indubitable.” Villagers screamed out as the Cog opened fire. Theodore P. Stevedore was in their midst. His ray-gun seemed to sing as he cut down the Nautilus one by one. Algernon rushed from his home crossbow in arm. “Swim steadfast sweet arrow and find your target once again” he prayed over his bolt as he loaded it into the frame. The two Lurkers locked eyes.
They both knew the Rivalry had begun.
The idea of RIVALS came from the minds of two very beardly designers, James Hugo & Chase Layman. Together they own Wheelhouse, a graphic design studio in Edmond, OK. James and Chase have always had a love for Toys, Steampunk & anything Nautical. It was just a matter of time before they realized they could combine them. Rivals is a steampunk designer toy with each figure measuring close to 4 inches tall.
We have begun the development of the vinyl toys with a manufacturer. We have created all the plans, style guides and have begun the process. We have the prototypes now comes the fun part...Full Production! But we cannot start that until we have...the money.
The funds will be used to start the production of the first two RIVALS characters and hopefully fuel future RIVALS projects. The production of these toys including shipping, customs, and all other deliverables is $12,500. We need your help! So what do you get?
*Recommended Pledge: $100 or The "HIDDEN GEM" Level (All Stretch Goal Rewards will be for this level and higher)
Stretch Goal #1 $20,000 - Weapons and Accessories Pack
Stretch Goal #2 $37,500 - Cog & Nautilus Set 2
"Full Steam Ahead" T-Shirt -$25
"Top-Siders" & Water-Breathers" T-Shirts -$25 Each
"Cog & Nautilus Faction" T-Shirts -$25 Each
"Rival Poster" Set -$12
"Signed Print" 6'x'9' Card -$7
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Risks and challenges
The biggest risk comes with keeping deadlines on schedule. Like any big project, their needs to be areas where if minor issues occur, I am able to have a time frame to fix an issue. We have put a lot of effort into designing great characters that we want to make sure are perfect. So in order to do this we may need to go back and forth with our manufacturers to make sure the product we produce is up to our standards of excellence. We will definitely keep everyone updated as to production process and how everything is progressing. This also goes for any stretch goal products that are created from going past our goal. We want to make sure every piece is great quality and shipped out as soon as possible.
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