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  1. The Pop Culture Awards, The Poppies are back for 2013 and the Ballots are now live! Something we’re trying yo emphasize this year: Please take your time and look at each link as we have chosen multiple versions of characters like Iron Man, Batman or Joker in several of the categories. There are new companies making there first appearance this year. Swing by and place your votes then come back in February to see who your choices line up with the industry judges.
  2. Voting Open for Toy Industry Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees NEW YORK - The Toy Industry Association (TIA) officially opened the vote for the latest inductees into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Voting started August 19th and will run through Friday, September 13th. This year's candidates were chosen from 24 nominees, who were submitted for consideration by members of the Hall of Fame (HOF) Committee. Living candidates for Induction into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame include: Jill Barad, former CEO, Mattel; Horst Brandstätter, president and sole owner; Playmobil/geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG; Thomas Chan, chairman and CEO; Playmates Toys Inc.; Joel Glickman, founder, K'Nex Brands; and Bruce Raiffe, president, Gund, a division of Enesco. Candidates for posthumous induction are Jack Friedman, former chairman, CEO and co-founder, JakksPacific; Harvey Greenfield, hairman of the board, Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co. Inc.; and Arthur "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, co-founders of Wham-O Toy. An announcement of the 2014 inductees will be made in conjunction with promotion of the annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) awards program, and inductees will be honored during the TOTY Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, February 15, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt hotel, which will officially launch Toy Fair Week in New York City. This is the 29th year for TIA Hall of Fame and here is a list of past inductees I still say the TIA is an Old Boys Club with their heads still stuck in the last century but they are spending a LOT of money to create a permanent home for the HoF and the Toy of the Year awards at the Strong Museum of Play and I love to support the Strong.
  3. Spin Master Acquires 112-Year-Old Toy Company
  4. A Thread to discuss the business of toy design and production.
  5. The main reason is for people that missed the deadline and still want figures. Maybe people waiting till payday on Friday. Those of us that were on top of things need not apply... Unless we need a bigger fix
  6. There is a program called BackerKit that allows a creator to continue a successful project after the deadline. The guys are setting it up and more information will come out soon regarding how those who missed the deadline or want more figures can place orders. My understanding is that you can not change an order but you can create a new one.
  7. Pledging Has Closed First off thank you to Four Horsemen Studios for amazing products and a HUGE thank you to all 1510 backers for without you thus would not be happening. A truly amazing finish and only fitting that The Four Horsemen of The Toypocalypse end their first Kickstarter with a number ending in 666. 1510 backers $303,666.00 pledged 467% of the original pledge goal 164.1% of the highest stretch goal Average amount of pledges per day - $9,202.00 Average backers per day - 46 Average comments on backer page per day - 29 Most Pledges (Day 2)- $39,108.00 Most Pledges in a Single Day (Today) - $45,255.00 Most New Backers in a Single Day (Day 2) - 308 Total New Backers (Today) - 202 Initial funding goal reached in 57 hours. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days All stretch goals were reached.
  8. Less than 24 Hours left to Pledge Over 1300 backers Over $258,700.00 pledged 398% of the original pledge goal 139.89% of the highest stretch goal All currant stretch goals have been reached. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,4842.00 Average backers per day - 40 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 31 and now less than 24 hours until pledging closes and the 4H must get down to work. Based on known fees from Kickstarter the pledge goal will need to hit $263,158 so that the actual funds in the hands of Four Horsemen Studios equals $250,000.00 (Thanks Tiffany). That's less $5000.00. we've pledged that much in an hour during the first week, I think we can pouch that much further in a day. We are also right at the edge of hitting 400% of the original pledge goal. This has been an incredible ride for me as a Toy Historian, as a friend of the 4H, and as a backer of KS projects. I can't imagine what those Jersey Boys will be feeling over the next few days. The Ravens Kickstarter
  9. Keep in mind that Minotaur the Duck and the Black Raven Battle Pack are exclusive to the Kickstarter Backers. They will only be available for 33 hours. Once the KS ends you will never get a chance to purchase them again. All other items should be available at StoreHorsemen.com after the KS orders have been filled.
  10. 1 Day left to Pledge Over 1220 backers Over $240,300.00 pledged 369.7% of the original pledge goal 129.89% of the highest stretch goal All currant stretch goals have been reached. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,495.00 Average backers per day - 38 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 30 - Less than 2 full days to get your pledge in order. Go through and re check your pledge level and any add-ons you want and make sure your dollar amount is right. There will be a survey after the pledging closes to let the 4H know how you want your order fulfilled. The Ravens Kickstarter
  11. 2 Days left to Pledge Over 1170 backers Over $230,800.00 pledged 355% of the original pledge goal 124.75% of the highest stretch goal All currant stretch goals have been reached. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,425.00 Average backers per day - 38 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 29 and another surge - $15,000.00 in the last 24 hours. Those members of Kickstarter who have not pledged but asked for a reminder will get those eMails overnight and will be swinging by to place their bids this weekend. Should the guys at the studio through out one more stretch goal at $250,000.00? The Ravens Kickstarter
  12. 3 Days left to Pledge Over 1110 backers Over $215,900.00 pledged 332.15% of the original pledge goal 116.7% of the highest stretch goal All currant stretch goals have been reached. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,159.00 Average backers per day - 37 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 28 and the dash to finish line starts with a more than $10,000.00 surge in the last 24 hours. Is there anything left to do? All the birds are unlocked. All the stretch goals have been hit. And yet the backers keep on coming to the party. So what will the top end be come Monday? The Ravens Kickstarter
  13. Remember that most of what is being offered in the KS will be at Store Horsemen next spring so you have not lost out. Plan now and be ready to gather your flock when the actual retail phase goes live.
  14. 4 Days left to Pledge Over 1030 backers Over $203,200.00 pledged 312.6% of the original pledge goal 109.8% of the highest stretch goal 99.8% of needed pledges to receive Figures Stands Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Bone Wings with Raven Skull have been Unlocked and are available. Pink Flamingo is Unlocked and available. Figures Stands are Unlocked and available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck and Pink Flamingo will now be included with each purchase of Minotaur the Duck or Pink Flamingo There is a new White Raven Battle Pack unlocked and available There is a new 'All In' Add on to get everything unlocked and available All currant stretch goals have been reached. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,001.00 Average backers per day - 35 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 27 blows us right past $200,000.00. New backers are still finding their way to Four Horsemen Studios and the boys from Jersey have stepped up with better pictures of the Battle Pack items and their ideas for a flag cape for the Screaming Eagle. Any one who set the Kickstarter reminder for this project will be getting a notification tomorrow so expect some more big jumps in the numbers. The Ravens Kickstarter
  15. 5 Days left to Pledge Over 1000 backers Over $196,800.00 pledged 302.7% of the original pledge goal 106.3 of the highest stretch goal 99.8% of needed pledges to receive Figures Stands Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Bone Wings with Raven Skull have been Unlocked and are available. Pink Flamingo is Unlocked and available. Figures Stands are Unlocked and available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck and Pink Flamingo will now be included with each purchase of Minotaur the Duck or Pink Flamingo There is a new White Raven Battle Pack unlocked and available There is a new 'All In' Add on to get everything unlocked and available All currant stretch goals have been reached. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,031.00 Average backers per day - 36 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 26 and look at those numbers! 1000 backers, 300% to original goal and 106% to all stretch goals and still 5 more days to go. The pictures of the rough wings are gorgeous and the clarifications to the add-ons is very helpful. Now to guess just where this will top out. Can we hit $200,000.00? What about $250,000.00? The Ravens Kickstarter
  16. 6 Days left to Pledge Over 990 backers Over $184,700.00 pledged 284% of the original pledge goal 99.8% of needed pledges to receive Figures Stands Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Bone Wings with Raven Skull have been Unlocked and are available. Pink Flamingo is Unlocked and available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck and Pink Flamingo will now be included with each purchase of Minotaur the Duck or Pink Flamingo There is a new White Raven Battle Pack unlocked and available There is a new 'All In' Add on to get everything unlocked and available New Stretch Goal - Figures Stands at $185,000.00 Less than $300.00 to reach Figures Stands, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $6,902.00 Average backers per day - 37 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 25 and the final week to pledge. The stands are almost unlocked, an 'all-in' add on has been set up for the hard core completest. This lat week should be an amazing roller coster ride as we push on to the end. Where does everyone think this ride will end? The Ravens Kickstarter
  17. Over 960 backers Over $179,700.00 pledged 97.1% of needed pledges to receive Figures Stands Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Bone Wings with Raven Skull have been Unlocked and are available. Pink Flamingo is Unlocked and available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck and Pink Flamingo will now be included with each purchase of Minotaur the Duck or Pink Flamingo There is a new White Raven Battle Pack unlocked and available New Stretch Goal - Figures Stands at $185,000.00 Less than $5,300.00 to reach Figures Stands, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $6,902.00 Average backers per day - 37 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 24 and we now have a little more than 7 days left in the pledge phase of this project. The Pink Flamingo was unlocked today and a new $185,000.00 stretch goal announced - Figure Stands! Not only that, figure stands that will work with any figure released by Four Horsemen Studios to date. we also got to see the sculpt for the webbed feet that will come with MtD and Pinky and an in progress shot if the Flamingo head. The guys were not kidding when they said they keep us up to date now that they were back from SDCC. So much happening in this final count down to the close of the funding phase that I still see $260.000.00 as a possibility. There is actually a contest at SourceHorsmen to guess the final pledge amount with a Queen Alluxandra (in package) and Xetheus (in opened package) as the prizes. Check it out. The Ravens Kickstarter
  18. Minotaur the Duck will never be offered anywhere except during the Kickstarter so that is a must in my eyes. All the others, and several that have not been made public yet will be available next spring from Store Horsemen and other fine retailers to be announced latter. The Ravens Kickstarter
  19. Over 950 backers Over $174,400.00 pledged 99.65% of needed pledges to receive Pink Flamingo Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Bone Wings with Raven Skull have been Unlocked and are available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD There is a new White Raven Battle Pack unlocked and available New Stretch Goal - Pink Flamingo at $175,000.00 Less than $600.00 to reach Pink Flamingo, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $6,961.00 Average backers per day - 40 Average comments on backer page per day - 24 Day 23 closes out and the Pink Flamingo is less than $1000.00 away. This will be the 9th stretch goal we pass by and while it looks like the last we have more than a week left and plenty of time to blow pass 1 or 2 more. Will there be another stretch goal? I hope so, even if it is a Four Horsemen logo t shirt, because each new goal gives the project new legs and the fans more to talk about. 573 project comments and another 350 attached to the updates show the passion we backers have for this project. The main project thread at SourceHorsmen is now 655 post and 7786 views. The guys at Four Horsemen Studios make incredible figures but with out the backers, and their feedback where the guys can read it, these figures would never become a real thing. Thank you to all the backers. The Ravens Kickstarter
  20. Over 940 backers Over $170,500.00 pledged 97.4% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Bone Wings with Raven Skull have been Unlocked and are available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD There is a new White Raven Battle Pack unlocked and available New Stretch Goal - Pink Flamingo at $175,000.00 Less than $4.500.00 to reach Pink Flamingo, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,093.00 Average backers per day - 39 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 22 and the Bone Wings and Skull are now unlocked. We are also already half way to unlocking the Pink Flamingo. The Bone Raven Skull was just announced this morning along with setting a stretch goal for the Pink Flamingo and like the first week of this project we backers jumped in with both feet. With the Pink Flamingo a go we can assume (yes, I know) that additional birds, exclusive to different retailers, will be announced this winter. So, how baby birds will make up this flock? What retailers have asked to get on board? What will the next stretch goal be? Here is a big question - With 9 Days and 23 hours as I write this, Could we backers take this project to $250,000.00? Can the first Kickstarter project by Four Horsemen Studios raise One Quarter of a Million dollars? The Ravens Kickstarter
  21. Over 920 backers Over $160,300.00 pledged 97.15% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD Less than $4.700.00 to reach Bone Wings, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,283.00 Average backers per day - 42 Average comments on backer page per day - 22 Day 20 is over and we have passed the $160,000.00 mark. Less than $5000.00 away from getting our Bone Wings. We also got lots of clarification from NJ about plans to offer some of the Flock at Store Horsemen after the KS fulfillment is completed. While this is great they do point out that there will need to be minimums of each item ordered through the KS to make sure extras can be order for the web store. The more we order through the KS the more likely those individual birds will make it to Store Horsemen. The Ravens Kickstarter
  22. Over 900 backers Over $155,300.00 pledged 94.12% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD Less than $9.700.00 to reach Bone Wings, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,393.00 Average backers per day - 43 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 19 is now behind us. We are now less than $10,000.00 away from gaining our last, at this time, stretch goal, the Bone Wings. Here's a question, Would you people like to see more paid stretch goals or something that might be thrown in as a freebie. What about some of the accessories from older Fan Ex projects in new colors, new Tee shirt designs, other 4H product? What I want to see during these last days of Four Horsemen Studios first (of many, please) Kickstarter project is more background about Gothitropolis? Tell us about the world of Gothitropolis. Who is Scarabus? What are the Time Keepers? What role do the Ravens and their brethren play in all of this? How about you? Speak up here, at Source Horsemen, or on the project page and tell us what you would like. The Ravens Kickstarter
  23. Over 895 backers Over $151,900.00 pledged 92% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD Less than $14.100.00 to reach Bone Wings, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,973.00 Average backers per day - 47 Average comments on backer page per day - 24 Day 18 and for the first time in a week our averages have gone back up. More posts, more backers, more money today. Well, on average at least. We also are right on the edge of another milestone - 900 individual backers. 900 people who feel these birds are worth flocking to. For the expected lull that happens in most Kickstarters this project ha plenty of life and those Bone Wings are not that far off. The Ravens Kickstarter
  24. Over 870 backers Over $148,600.00 pledged 90% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Feathered Wings have been Unlocked and are available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD Less than $16.400.00 to reach Bone Wings, the last stretch goal at this time KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $7,818.00 Average backers per day - 47 Average comments on backer page per day - 23 Day 17 and another stretch goal has been reached. The Feathered Wings are now unlocked and available to be added to your pledge. While there is and update giving a price of $18.00 there is confusion about international pricing and wether or not there will be additional colors. Please keep checking back as we push on towards the last stretch goal, the Bone Wings. The Ravens Kickstarter
  25. Over 870 backers Over $144,300.00 pledged 87.33% of needed pledges to receive Bone Wings Add-ons list to help fill out your flock is Unlocked and available. White Raven is Unlocked and available. Quetzalcoatl is Unlocked and available. Phoenix is Unlocked and available. Owl is Unlocked and available. Rooster is Unlocked and available. The Screaming American Eagle is Unlocked and available. Webbed feet for Minotaur the Duck will now be included with each purchase of MtD Less than $700.00 to reach Feathered Wings colored to match the Black Raven. KS Staff Pick achieved in 2 days Average amount of pledges per day - $8,006.00 Average backers per day - 49 Average comments on backer page per day - 22 Day 16! Welcome to the Middle of the Project! (my apologies to the Pythons) We are half way to end date of this project and 87% of the way to funding of our Bone Wings. That said we are currently $1000.00 shy of the Feathered Wings. I had predicted the wings would land this weekend but I may have missed. Again this is to be expected during this middle section. There should be a last minute surge during the last 5 days as people feel the pressure of time and pull the trigger but I would rather not wait. I want to know that my wings are coming as soon as possible. The Ravens Kickstarter
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