I just posted the following update:
this is a heads up for the procrastinators, we have reached the last 72 hours of the Kickstarter. 🙂
I’ve been getting asked if there will be any more stretch goals. This was a tough decision, but probably not. Jack and I talked it over on Friday and had to make a call. Here is a peak behind the curtain for our reasoning.
When we started this project we originally wanted to start several weeks earlier than we were able to. The goal was to have everything done and out the door in plenty of time for Christmas. However we had a technical hold up getting everything approved by Kickstarter, so we launched late. So now it is still possible. Barely. But we will be cutting it really close. So in order to still try and reach our original goal of these being usable as Christmas presents, we sent the artwork over to the mint early so they could start working on the items. This way we could knock a time consuming part of the process out of the way. So now we *might* make it, if everything on the production end goes okay. If we add any more new designs now, then there is no way we’re going to make it.
People have been asking about add ons like display cases, belt buckles, and things of that nature, but those are expensive for you guys and risky to us. One of the dangers of Kickstarter for small operations is that they overextend themselves. Everybody loves stretch goals! So they keep throwing on more stuff, and then they end up hurting themselves in the end because they added something groovy, but failed to meet the minimum order quantity for that particular item and ended up buying a bunch of extra inventory to sit on.
So between the timing and the goal of making Christmas and the risk of overextending ourselves, we decided not to add any more stretch goals.
When we first came up with this idea, I figured that at most we’d raise enough money to do 10 designs, tops. Instead we unlocked 13, with 3 add on items. I never expected this project to be this big. That’s what I get for underestimating the Monster Hunter Nation, because you guys rock.