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KICKSTARTER: Gravy Toys Mega Load

Artist Bwana Spoons and Gravy Toys have started a brand-spanking-new Kickstarter project that's looking to produce some new characters in sofubi. The goal is to raise $9,000 to produce new Sons of Brodarr characters in Malba and Krackle & Klong. There are plenty of various funding levels, with chances to get your hands on one of a kind paint-ups...or have Bwana come crash on your sofa and paint a mural. 

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sunday, March 18th 2018 at 2:28PM EDT. (The photos below are of early tests - resin/sculpt/etc) The Basic Malba reward is available at the $44.00 level, while the Basic Krackle & Klong is at $88.00.

As I say with all Kickstarter project I post about. 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 all Kickstarters with caution.

KICKSTARTER: Sectaurs – Warriors of Symbion

After months of teasing us, ZICA Toys has launched their new Kickstarter project. They'll be bringing Sectaurs back to the world of action figures with the Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion Kickstarter. They're going with a smaller 1/18 scale (4-inch), offering up a pair of characters in Dargon and General Spidrax (the main hero and villain of the series). Both come with updated versions of their original accessory pieces from the vintage line, plus four extra sets of interchangeable hands which offer a wider variety of display options. The figures will be packaged on a 6" x 9" blister card with character specific artwork.

You can pick up each individual figure at the $20.00 funding level. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tuesday, February 27th 2018 at 12:01PM EST.

As I say with all Kickstarter project I post about. 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 all Kickstarters with caution.

KICKSTARTER: Amazing Heroes – The American Crusader

Fresh Monkey Fiction is adding a new figure to their Amazing Heroes Retroverse Line, which is inspired by vintage action figures from the 1980’s. This new Kickstarter project is looking to produce The American Crusader figure. Each figure stands in at 4.5 inches tall and has 5 classic points of articulation. This is the first of quarterly figures, with each one limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. 

The American Crusader figure is available in two editions. The Modern Age Edition is available at the $33 funding level, while the Golden Age Edition - a Kickstarter Exclusive - will be available at the $38 level. Funding for the Kickstarter project ends on .

As I say with all Kickstarter project I post about. 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 all Kickstarters with caution.

KICKSTARTER: Forest Friend Fox Plush

Natural Pop has announced and launched a new Kickstarter project that's looking to raise funds to produce the Forest Friend Fox Plush. Based on Natural Pop's best selling charm - a minimalist fox - and the handmade plush version of it, the plush is being manufactured in order to create an even better fox plush that can meet demand.

The Forest Friend Fox Plush is available beginning at the $25.00 funding level. There are other rewards - including the charm - available at other funding levels.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

As I say with all Kickstarter project I post about. 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 all Kickstarters with caution.

Kickstarter: Lucky Cat Japanese Sofubi Toy

Vincent Scala has taken a new toy project - the Lucky Cat Japanese Sofubi Toy - to Kickstarter in order to raise funds for production. He will only be making 100 of this cat in his true color of Tiffany Blue. (See...he's really unlucky because his number is 13) There are two rewards - Pin and Toy (with a bunch of extras for each). The pin funding levels begin at $20.00, while the toy is available beginning the $50.00 funding level.

This project is 2/3 of the way to funded and it will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

As I say with all Kickstarter project I post about. 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 all Kickstarters with caution.

KICKSTARTER: Hotline Miami – Mafia Thug (and Camo Jacket)

Alright, folks, let's get this thing funded. Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy are in the middle of a Kickstarter project to try to get their Hotline Miami - Mafia Thug 1/6th scale figure funded and produced (and onto our shelves - yes, I have backed it). From the video game Hotline Miami, the Mafia Thug figure is available beginning at the $85.00 funding level.

The Mafia set comes with five removable heads: Mafia Thug, Shotgun Mafia Thug, Charlie (Octopus), Graham (Rabbit), and Future Biker head. The figure also comes with four weapons/accessories - a fire axe, a switch blade, a kitchen knife, and a flask. He is also fitted with a white jacket and pants, blue button-up shirt, and black dress shoes. 

Also, if you missed out on the Jacket figure from Hotline Miami, now is your chance to grab one. Plus, ESC-Toy is releasing a Camo Jacket figure set ($150-$175 funding levels) that is shown below.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its $75,000 goal by Saturday, October 28th 2017 at 12:59PM ET (it's currently funded at $32,499 - let's go!).

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 (everything I've backed from ESC-Toy has been delivered). So back all Kickstarters with caution.

Bring Back Warpo’s Krampus

The nature of the toy and collectible game is that you are going to see a lot of stuff that will just never get produced. Good ideas come and go...as do cool figures. There are those few pieces that just stick in your head. You never totally give up hope that they’re actually dead. For me, that one is Warpo Toys’ Don’t Cuddle The Krampus.

Run as a Kickstarter campaign, Don’t Cuddle The Krampus raised $66,571 out of the necessary $70,000 goal. That’s over 95%. (I backed for several of them) Alas, they never produced the nod to My Pet Monster (and the demon goat thing that terrorizes naughty children at Christmas). For some reason, I have never given up hope. The Kickstarter project ended in December of 2015 and I continue to hold out that maybe Warpo will see just how close they actually were...and give it one more try.

C’mon guys...do it for me.

Kickstarter: Souls of the Abyss – The Tiburonera Tribe

Hollywood creature designer and filmmaker Sandy Collora has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to produce figures based on characters his short film - Shallow Water. This lost tribe of reptilian prehistoric sea creatures is called the Tiburonera - The Shark Hunters. The figures stand approximately 7.5 inches tall. The figures will be available in five different color patterns (matching those from the film) with the figures named Drones, the Scout, the Tracker, the Monarch, and the Shaman. The sculpt is the same for all of the figures except for the Monarch, who shows the age and battle damage he's sustained over the millennia.

Currently, an individual figure is available at the $35.00 funding level. There will be weapon packs available. And there's a variety of different packages you can choose from. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tuesday, August 29th 2017 at 1:35AM ET.

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 all Kickstarters with caution.

Zombie Mermaid Enamel Pins by ZOMs

The group from ZOMs - Plush Zombies are making enamel pins of their undead mermaid character Meranda. They're currently running a Kickstarter project that only has a few days left (so you better jump in on it). To date, it's reached several stretch goals, unlocking variant pins and extras. There are still a few goals locked, such as the glow-in-the-dark tishirt and the prototyping of the upcoming Meranda plush, that they could use your help attaining.

You can pick up a Meranda pin starting at the $10.00 funding level, with discounts for additional pins. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Saturday, August 5th 2017 at 6:02PM ET.

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.

Kickstarter: EGGY – Fun and Interactive Vinyl Collectibles

Remember Weebles from when you were a kid? (Some still lurk around my house) Well, Eggy is the updated concept of the "wobble but they won't fall down" from the folks at Minnimi (out of Singapore). But in addition to just wobbling, it features switch-out weights that allow you different rates of wobble (slow and frenzy) . There's also a magnet and an optional display stand that allows you defy gravity.

They're currently raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign. There are three different Eggy editions available - Classic Edition, Special Edition, and Camo Master. Within those editions, there are multiple characters/sculpts. And there are a James the Duck design that's only available as a Kickstarter Add-On.

As far as pledges, anywhere between $14.00 (DIY) and $26.00 (Camo Edition) will get you an Eggy. There are various set package options available. And if you're looking for that Defy Gravity Complete Package (Eggy, Eggy's magnetic weight, variable speed weights, plus magnetic platform), it's available starting at the $142.00 level.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal 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.