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Cuddle a Manticore! Snuggle an Owlbear! Help us create adorable and soft plush versions of these classic fantasy RPG creatures!
Cuddle a Manticore! Snuggle an Owlbear! Help us create adorable and soft plush versions of these classic fantasy RPG creatures!
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In the spirit of the Barenaked Ladies...

♪ ♫ If we had 4000 dollars, you could buy a Wee Manticore
(Haven't you always wanted a Wee Manticore?) ♬ ♪

Wee Manticore prototype with our digital revisions to send to our manufacturer.
Wee Manticore prototype with our digital revisions to send to our manufacturer.

You did it! You made it happen! You made it possible to bring the Wee Beastie Manticore to huggable, loveable, adorable life! Onward to stretch goals!

Hangtag concept design for the Wee Beasties plush line.
Hangtag concept design for the Wee Beasties plush line.
The Wee Beasties Plush Fulfillment Quest!
The Wee Beasties Plush Fulfillment Quest!

Wee Beasties are wee versions of classic fantasy RPG monsters that are super adorable and far from intimidating. The Wee Beasties plush are based on the illustrations from our book, Wee Beasties: Bedtime, written by Andi Smith and illustrated by Marina Neira. Thanks to many wonderful supporters, we were able to release the book after our successful Kickstarter Campaign in the Spring of 2014. 

After the book's release, we received many inquiries about a plush line for the Wee Beasties. So, here we are!

All of the Wee Beasties plush will be approximately 8 inches tall; made of soft minky fabric; and finished with embroidered features and details. We aim to have each Wee Beasties plush to closely resemble the illustrations from the book.

 “As the moon shines brightly in the night sky, the Wee Beasties get ready for bed.
What kinds of things might Wee Beasties do before resting their Wee Beastie heads?”

Wee Beasties: Bedtime introduces children to classic RPG monsters like the owlbear, ettin, and dragon. Rhymes and vibrant, whimsical images detail the different activities the various creatures might do as they prepare for bed. The illustrations also include gaming related easter eggs that are fun for all ages; especially for tabletop gamers to share with their children.

Wee Beasties: Bedtime is available as an enhanced eBook (this is an eBook with narration), softcover, and hardcover.

The enhanced eBook is narrated by the incredibly talented and wickedly brilliant Brian Lewis. (The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, The Gamers: Hands of Fate, JourneyQuest, Glitch

Another feature of our enhanced eBook is the interactive easter eggs in the illustrations. All the easter eggs are gaming or gaming culture related and should appeal to tabletop fantasy gamers. 


Below is a brief video that features the audio from Wee Beasties: Bedtime. 

 This video features our son interacting with some of the easter eggs in the enhanced eBook. 

For the initial funding we will get the Wee Manticore plush created. More Wee Beasties plush will be unlocked if we exceed our initial funding and reach our stretch goals. 

Andi Smith is the founder of Whimsy Works, a subsidiary of Dreamscarred Press. Andi's husband, Jeremy, is one of the owners of Dreamscarred Press. He was also the project manager on the first Whimsy Works Kickstarter Campaign for Wee Beasties: Bedtime.

Andi is a gamer and a mom, and introducing her kids, as well as the children of fellow gamer parents, to gaming is a passion that inspired Whimsy Works.  For more information about WhimsyWorks.com, we encourage you to read about the founding of the company in Andi's own words

A backer of over 50 Kickstarter campaigns, Andi feels very strongly about crowd funding's positive impact and its ability to help entrepreneurs, artists, film makers, small businesses, and other creative and innovative minds bring their ideas to life. 

Virtual fist bump & our heartfelt gratitude for your support.
Virtual fist bump & our heartfelt gratitude for your support.
Wee Beasties: Bedtime enhanced eBook narrated by Brian Lewis
Wee Beasties: Bedtime enhanced eBook narrated by Brian Lewis
ONE Wee Beasties plush
ONE Wee Beasties plush
ONE plush, ONE adoption certificate, ONE Wee Beasties: Bedtime softcover & Prioritized Shipping!
ONE plush, ONE adoption certificate, ONE Wee Beasties: Bedtime softcover & Prioritized Shipping!
ONE Wee Beasties plush & Wee Beasties: Bedtime Softcover
ONE Wee Beasties plush & Wee Beasties: Bedtime Softcover
TWO Wee Beasties plush
TWO Wee Beasties plush
Choose a Beasties from Wee Beasties: Bedtime to be made into a plush. You will also receive FIVE Wee Beasties plush.
Choose a Beasties from Wee Beasties: Bedtime to be made into a plush. You will also receive FIVE Wee Beasties plush.
*Limited Edition* Snowy Wee Owlbear - $8,500 Stretch Goal
*Limited Edition* Snowy Wee Owlbear - $8,500 Stretch Goal
Fierce the Kyxi - $12,500 Stretch Goal
Fierce the Kyxi - $12,500 Stretch Goal
Wee Beasties: Bedtime softcover includes copy of the enhanced eBook (PDF & iBook) at no additional charge.
Wee Beasties: Bedtime softcover includes copy of the enhanced eBook (PDF & iBook) at no additional charge.
Wee Beasties: Bedtime hardcover includes copy of the enhanced eBook (PDF & iBook) at no additional charge.
Wee Beasties: Bedtime hardcover includes copy of the enhanced eBook (PDF & iBook) at no additional charge.
"I Don't Think You're Ready for This Jelly" Tee
"I Don't Think You're Ready for This Jelly" Tee
                                                                                                  

A very special thanks to Jesse Lowther for narrating our video! 

Risks and challenges

If this campaign is successful I will immediately begin working with our manufacturer to have the Wee Manticore and any unlocked Wee Beasties produced.

Since we do not have prototypes for any of our stretch goal plush, we will be working closely with our manufacturer to ensure a high quality plush that closely resembles the concept design sheets as well as the illustrations in the book.

This may of course take some extra time. We want everyone to be pleased with the final result of each and every Wee Beastie plush.

In addition, production and shipping delays may arise, which is normal and sometimes expected.

Our plan is to keep backers well informed and up to date on the progress of their rewards.We will provide updates via email, Kickstarter, and our social media feeds (Facebook & Twitter).

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    You can choose any Wee Beastie from Wee Beasties: Bedtime that is not listed in this Kickstarter to be made into a plush.

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