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Kickstarter: Toy Break 10th Anniversary Coin

In celebration of the 2016 24 hour live Toy Break event, the folks behind Toy Break and October Toys are making a special 10 Year Toy Break Coin available via a special Kickstarter campaign. One side of the coin shows the Toy Break logo, the year the show was established, and the phrase "take it out and play with". The other side shows the crossed hammers of Toy Break, along with the words "keep it in the box". You can flip a 1.5-inch wide coin and let Toy Break decide for you.

Each coin will run you $10.00. And the project will be funded if at least $1,000 is pledged by .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

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The Grim News for Grimskull

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I rarely "get" why certain Kickstarter projects succeed and others fail. But I thought, for sure, that October Toys' Grimskull toy from the Skeleton Warriors line would sail past its $50,000 funding goal. I even put some of my own cash behind the project...knowing that, unlike other companies, October Toys has successful pulled off plenty of Kickstarter campaigns with no to very little negative feedback.

We're looking at 4 days left and they're not even halfway to their funding goal. Basically, everyone already backing the project could double their pledge...and there would still be some difference to make up. Why is it? They've run 6 previously successful campaigns with all of them actually being in collectors hands now. And the first figure from the Skeleton Warriors line - Baron Dark - pulled in $50,140 from 878 backers. Grimskull currently has 378 backers. That's a huge drop off!

It's not like they schlubbed the design together just for some dough. It's a pretty cool sculpt that works with all of the other Glyos Compatible figures. And you can pick one up for $20.00. That's about the same price as a Star Wars Black figure...and of comparable quality (if not better).

So is this the beginning of the end for medium-run Toy Kickstarter projects? Will silly card games and board games with instructions longer than War and Peace rule crowd funding? I guess we'll see on Tuesday September 29th 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT.

Kickstarter: Skeleton Warriors’ Grimskull

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October Toys has announced their next Skeleton Warriors action figure - Grimskull. After successfully launching the first figure - Baron Dark - they've returned with another Kickstarter project in an attempt to raise funds for the first human-sized figure in the line. This Glyos compatible PVC figure stands 4-inches in height and features 25 points of articulation, 

"After a struggle with Baron Dark over the Lightstar Crystal, Joshua Steele was transformed into the undead Grimskull, living his life between light and dark and searching for redemption as he travels in the shadows."

Grimskull will be available in both the original color figure and a Kickstarter exclusive Shadow Translucent Black. Pledge levels (that include Grimskull) range from $20.00 for the original colorway to $45.00 for the original and Kickstarter exclusive to $500.00 for a treasure trove of Skeleton Warriors stuff. Also, I sort of want them to hit that $54,000 stretch goal so that Stalker the wolf is included.

This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Tuesday, September 29th 2015 at 10:00PM EDT.