Eric from FullBlownInk.com has a new Kickstarter campaign up for his 8″ vinyl toy concept: Vulkira. It’s a really cool looking robot that is planned to also include swappable hands and weapons. The Kickstarter looks to already be a good way into funding so I’d suggest checking it out if vintage Japanese robots interest you.
Read on as to what Eric has to say about his Kickstarter campaign and don’t forget to check out the official page.
Designer vinyl toy based on Japanese toys of yore.
If you grew up with or are just a fan/collector of Shogun Warriors and Jumbo Machinders, this is the designer vinyl toy for you. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS VERY LIMITED RUN.
My name is Eric Smith (fullblownink.com), a child of the 70s and 80s. After 20 years in the art biz, I have channeled my influences and interests into creating Vulkira, my initial designer vinyl toy concept.
Although it is only 8″ tall, it is inspired by my favorite giant Japanese robots.
I’m very happy and excited that Vulkira™ will be produced by Unbox Industries. If all goes well with this project, I am hoping to produce a 24″ vintage jumbo style Vulkira in the future. So your help counts no matter the amount you pledge! But let me not get ahead of myself.
Limited to 300 pieces with a Shogun Warriors colorway, Vulkira will stand 8″ and will have 3 points of articulation as well as removable fists and drill and missile launcher attachments.
Your contribution to this project will be for a myriad of expenses attached to producing this figure.
Production costs include producing a wax master, unique tools, mold masters and Shogun Warriors colorway paint apps.
Other costs associated with this project are shipping from Chinese manufacturer, shipping finished toys to donors, shipping materials, polypags and header cards. Header cards will be designed, hand-screen printed by me (Eric Smith), hand-cut and hand-assembled. Also, all costs associated with producing all other reward tier items are taken into account. I have rolled cost of shipping materials into the shipping cost.
Estimated delivery dates are based on the time it will take Unbox Industries to produce and ship the 300 pieces to me. I got an approximation of 80-90 days for production from Unbox Industries. Then there’s their shipping time to me, my time to packaging toys into polybags and header cards, packing rewards in to shipping boxes and then shipping out to pledgers. It may not take until March, but I would rather everyone receive rewards sooner than later than the date.
I am also bringing some of my wonderfully talented, renowned artist friends into this project. Higher reward tiers will include original art work from Jeff Lamm, Jason Goad,Steve “Chanks” Ciancanelli, Darryl Banks, Frankie B Washington, and Adam Saul.
Here are some concept pictures of Vulkira. Again check out the Kickstarter for the video explanations and to pledge.