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Kickstarter: OMFG! Glow in the Dark Series 4

October Toys is looking to fund their OMFG! Series 4 GID lineup with a new Kickstarter campaign. This series, which is similar to collectible mini figures like M.U.S.C.L.E. and Monster In My Pocket, was already released - however never in this colorway. 

OMFG Series 4 consists of five figures including:

1. Fossil Freak designed by Michael Stearns and sculpted by George Gaspar
2. Wooly Wisp designed and sculpted by Billy Parker
3. Bullseye designed by (Raging Nerdgasm) Tom Khayos and Ana Bruja-Khayos and sculpted by George Gaspar
4. Tree Witched designed by MudMarox and sculpted by GormTransMonster
5. The Siren designed by Corwin Webb and sculpted by George Gaspar

To pick up one set, you'll need to back at the $12.00 level. This project will only be funded if at least $3,300 is pledged by Thursday, October 6th 2016 at 11:12 AM EDT.

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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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.