As we heard back at Toypocalypse, the Four Horsemen are planning on taking their gorgeous Raven figures to Kickstarter – but a proper Kickstarter isn’t easy and, as they like to do, the Four Horsemen are looking to their fans for some ideas to help the Kickstarter be a smashing success.
As many of you may have heard, in order to raise the funds to go into production on our next line of Gothitropolis characters currently just being referred to as “The Ravens”, we’re going to be doing a Kickstarter campaign. This is something we’ve never done before, but it’s something we’ve always wanted to try. As we’re gearing up for this project, we’re trying to come up with new and unique incentives to offer fans at various levels of the campaign.
For instance (these are just hypothetical possibilities at this point), perhaps at the most basic level you’d pay a certain dollar amount and you’d get your choice of any one of the eleven Raven figures, and a Four Horsemen sticker that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. At another level you could purchase a set of three of the eleven Raven figures of your choice and you’d get those plus the sticker and a signed raven print by Four Horsemen Studios. Another level would be the purchase of all eleven Raven variants being sold through Store Horsemen. The levels would continue to go up at multiple stages, possibly including a one of the largest incentive deals where you would receive all of the variations of the Ravens that are being sold through Store Horsemen, plus other items like the sticker and print, but the best part of all is that we’re considering offering a “Day at Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios”. Included in this would obviously be a tour of the studio, having one of the traditional “Taco Bell Friday” lunches with all of the people at the studio, seeing how the toy design process is done from start to finish, getting your hands dirty doing some sculpting, fabricating, molding, casting and painting work with us while you’re here, and you’ll get to take home your very own one of a kind, fully painted, full sized (we sculpted these at roughly 150% larger than their finished scale of about 6-1/4”) Gothitropolis Raven prototype of your choice. Obviously this last level would be a very expensive one, but it’s something unique that no other person on the planet would have. Not even us. Again, these are currently just ideas of a few of the directions we could go with this.
Now, what we want from you is to let us know what you think of these possible incentives and to give us some feed back and input about any other possible incentives you’d like to see offered. Feel free to be as creative as you like, but try to think in terms of all of the different possible levels of the campaign as well. You may come up with an idea that might seem to be a little far-fetched or out there, but that idea may spark other ideas that could actually work within the parameters of the project.
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So get to work, action figure fans! We’re depending on you to get this project off the ground. Just go to our Facebook page to add your suggestions! Thanks!