Xenoceratops 'Unlocked' on BackerKit! Plus, New BackerKit Stretch Goal Pledge Level Added!
11 months ago
– Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 01:09:52 AM
Congrats, we have another new 'unlocked' announcement today for the Xenoceratops foremostensis!
Pre-orders will be charged for Xenoceratops on Feb. 7th 2020.
New Pledge Level added for Kickstarter surveys
For Kickstarter backers looking to pledge for just the BackerKit unlocked figures, I've added a new pledge level. Look for $1 - BackerKit Stretch Goal base shipping - (no figure included) and you can add-on any of the unlocked BackerKit stretch goals.
Add-ons for this pledge level will be updated as more stretch goals are reached.
The BackerKit is doing great so far and at the pace we're going, it won't be long before Albertaceratops is unlocked at $375,000!
Keep an eye on that Pre-order store tally and stay tuned!
Pachyrhinosaurus 'Unlocked' on BackerKit!
11 months ago
– Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 10:37:21 PM
Congratulations everyone- we've unlocked the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai!
Pre-orders will be charged for Pachyrhinosaurus on Feb. 7th 2020.
The next goal is $360,000 unlocking the figure that first started the Ceratopsian Series- Xenoceratops!
Keep an eye on the Pre-order Store for the latest funding total, be sure to share the link with your friends https://beasts-of-the-mesozoic.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders and don't forget to fill out those surveys!
Talk to you later!
Wendiceratops and Centrosaurus 'Unlocked' on BackerKit!
11 months ago
– Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 07:10:32 PM
The BackerKit surveys have started off with a big first day! Between the surveys and the pre-order store, the Ceratopsian Series debut on BackerKit has been comparable to the first day on Kickstarter! As of this writing, our total funds are now at $332,730, with $60,023 new funds from BackerKit! For the most current funds tally, you can always find it by checking the Pre-order store.
With this new BackerKit format, our chances of unlocking all of the stretch goals has been greatly increased, case in point...
Wendiceratops and Centrosaurus are now UNLOCKED!
I'm so happy to see these two become available for everyone and I expect we'll be seeing more unlocks very soon!
As mentioned in yesterday's Kickstarter update- all items not funded on Kickstarter, such as Wendi and Centro here, will not be charged until Feb. 7th. Only Kickstarter funded items added to your survey will be charged on the survey lockdown date of Dec. 4th. If your Kickstarter credit covers all of your survey items, then no charge will be needed.
Paypal has now been added as a payment option for the BackerKit surveys and Pre-order store. But please be warned- these payments will be charged instantly. The lockdown dates do not apply to Paypal payments.
I would especially discourage pre-ordering any 'locked' items using Paypal as they would have to be charged no matter the status of the item. This note has now been added to all of the non-Kickstarter funded items: 'PAYPAL IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THIS ITEM AS A NON-REFUNDABLE IMMEDIATE PAYMENT WILL BE REQUIRED.'
It's great that we now have Paypal as a payment option as many people have asked about it in the past, but I want to make sure everyone is clear on how it works. Credit cards can be charged later, but Paypal payments are collected at the time of submitting the order.
That'll do it for now. Will we unlock the Pachyrhinosaurus today? Very possible.
And if you know anyone who missed out on the Kickstarter, please be sure to share the Pre-order store link with them: https://beasts-of-the-mesozoic.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
Until next time!
BackerKit Surveys SENT- 2nd Chance for 'Locked' Stretch Goals!
11 months ago
– Mon, Nov 04, 2019 at 09:56:04 PM
It's that time! It's time to finally select those ad-on items you've wanted from the Kickstarter campaign. The BackerKit surveys are here!
The BackerKit surveys have all been sent to the emails provided with your Kickstarter pledge and hopefully everyone has received theirs by now. Survey prices will reflect the same prices as the Kickstarter, but will only be available at those prices during the survey period.(Nov. 4th thru Dec. 4th) After that you may add more items to your order with the Pre-Order Store.
To help us reach our goals sooner, the BackerKit Pre-Order Store will be opened early to coincide with the release of the BackerKit surveys. Pre-sale funds from both will be put toward the main funding goal (which includes the Kickstarter total) and will be displayed on the BackerKit Pre-Order Store homepage.
Lockdown- BackerKit surveys lock down on Dec. 4th. At that time, cards will then be charged for the Kickstarter funded items only and unit counts will be taken for Wave 1. These counts which will determine the final production run numbers. Over-pledged credit from the Kickstarter that is not used on the Survey may still be used with the Pre-Order Store later. The Pre-Order Store will remain open during the course of production and multiple orders may be combined to save on shipping by request. The Pre-Order store orders will not be charged until Feb. 7th, 2020 (which is when I had originally planned to launch the store.) After that, new pre-orders will be charged daily.
Payment Options- BackerKit can now accept credit card, debit, and Paypal payments. However it's unclear yet if Paypal payments will be collected at the time of ordering or if they can be delayed for planned lockdown dates. This will be my first time accepting Paypal as a payment method on BackerKit so I can not guarantee that it will be charged the same as the credit/debit cards.
Switching Pledge Levels
If you'd like to switch your pledge level on your Survey, simply click on your reward link...
and then click 'Switch Pledge Levels' in the upper right...
You'll see a drop down list and may then switch to a different pledge level- funds can be added as needed. New pledge tiers will not be added at this stage however as it could inhibit the survey answering process. Remember, we want to get these finalized as soon as possible.
For those wanting to order both the Monoclonius Art Print with action figure(s), you will need to select from any of the action figure pledge levels and then add-on the art print.
The Art Print pledge level should only be kept if you do not wish to add on action figures.
'Locked' Stretch Goals
The 'Locked' Stretch Goals from the Kickstarter campaign now have a second chance on BackerKit and you may pre-order these items via the Surveys or on the Pre-Order Store.
Kickstarter pricing for these items will remain in place until they are funded. Once funded, there will be a small price increase for the items on the Pre-Order Store, but only after the initial Feb. 7th lockdown.
Credit cards will not be charged for the Locked Stretch Goal items until Feb. 7th 2020, or until they are funded. 'Locked' stretch goal item orders via Survey will be separated from your available items just before the Dec. 4th lockdown and cards will not be charged for those items until on Feb. 7th regardless of status. Only the Kickstarter funded items will be charged on Dec. 4th for the Surveys.
Funding deadlines have also been added in the item descriptions as a way to note when funding is required in order to stay on the originally planned production schedule.
Will there be another Ceratopsian Kickstarter?
Now that we have a way to extend the funding period to meet those locked stretch goals, I see no need to run a follow-up Kickstarter campaign next spring. This is a relief actually since it will allow me to focus more on the figure production for Wave 1, as well as give us more breathing room to reach those higher goals.
Well, that covers all the major points I can think of at the moment. I know that's a lot of info at once so if you all have any other questions or concerns, feel free to comment below or message me.
Looking forward to getting those surveys in- thanks everyone!
BackerKit Survey 'Smoke Test' Today
11 months ago
– Sun, Nov 03, 2019 at 09:00:18 PM
Just a quick heads-up to the backers- the BackerKit surveys are now finished and I will be sending out a 'Smoke Test' today.
This means that 5% of the backers will be randomly selected to receive their BackerKit survey. For those lucky few receiving their survey early, feel free to provide me with any feedback that you think would improve the experience. But if it all seems good to you, then no feedback is necessary.
Tomorrow will be the official launch of the BackerKit surveys and the pre-order store as well. Expect a more in-depth update with all the new details at that time.