Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series Action Figures

Created by David Silva

Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsians- a line of scientifically accurate dinosaur action figures with elaborate detail and articulation

Latest Updates from Our Project:

BackerKit Survey Update
11 months ago – Fri, Nov 01, 2019 at 08:30:53 PM

Hi All,

Today is the expected day to receive the BackerKit surveys and I wanted to give you all an update on the progress. 

The good news is that the surveys and pre-order stores are about 98% done. That being said, I want to take the weekend to make sure that everything is set up and functioning as needed, so the BackerKit surveys are now expected to be sent on Monday, Nov, 4th to close on Wednesday, Dec, 4th. 

The biggest challenge is deciding the best way to utilize the BackerKit platform to continue unlocking stretch goals. The current BackerKit format supports a quantity-based stretch goal system and not a funds-based goal system, meaning that there's no specific order and the thus the required order quantities must be very high. I prefer the funds-based method because of the compounding benefit, as funding for one goal builds directly towards the next goal. I believe I can use this method with the BackerKit surveys and the pre-order store, and am  currently in the process of working with BackerKit right now to make sure it's all viable and done correctly. 

So for now, here are a few screen shots of a sample BackerKit survey to give you all an idea of what to expect next week and hopefully this will get everyone thinking about how you would like your pledge finalized.

So in closing, the plan is to send out the BackerKit surveys by noon EST on Monday, Nov. 4th. In the meantime, feel free to ask any questions. 

Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!

David

Campaign Follow Up and Official 'THANK YOU' to the Backers
11 months ago – Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:24:09 PM

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend-  the first weekend in the past month without the Ceratopsian Series Kickstarter. What a wild and unexpected ride the campaign was from the big first day, to the early reveal of all stretch goals, to the 'Big Unlock', and then of course the surge at the end- makes me tired just thinking about it! I'm happy to say that the backers here were just as much a part of this campaign as I was and after all was said and done, we have helped make 15 new dinosaur action figures a reality! For this I am extremely grateful and I thank you all for your enthusiasm, encouragement, and community support throughout the entire campaign.  

Welcome the newest additions to the Beasts of the Mesozoic product line!

This new assortment will undoubtedly help the Beasts of the Mesozoic line reach the next level of the potential that it has to offer. And now that the campaign has concluded, questions that are bound to come up...

 Frequently Asked (post campaign) Questions 

Whether you're new to Kickstarter or have been here before, I'm sure everyone would like to know about the next steps. So here are the most frequently asked questions so far since the Kickstarter concluded.

When will I receive my survey?

Your BackerKit survey will be sent you via email in about two weeks. I will need some time to build the project in BackerKit which is similar to building an on-line shop with pledge tiers, items, and gathering backer data. My aim is to send them out on Nov. 1st and close them on Dec. 1st. 

Once received, can I add items I missed during the campaign to my pledge in BackerKit?

Yes, you will be able to add any funded items to your pledge in BackerKit as well as selecting your add-on items with the additional funds pledged during the Kickstarter. You will also be able to change your pledge tier if you choose. Note that funds can be added to your Kickstarter pledge at this stage, but not subtracted.

Can more stretch goals be unlocked with BackerKit funding?

Yes. I do plan to set up the BackerKit to allow for more figures to unlock, but it would have to take place during the one month that the surveys will be open. 

Can we use Paypal for adding to our pledge in BackerKit?

PayPal is a planned payment option for the BackerKit surveys, yes.

Will I be able to change my address in BackerKit if I need to move during the production of the figures?

Yes, you will be able to edit your shipping address at any time before your rewards ship. You will receive a message and an update when the shipping date is approaching. 

Will there be another Kickstarter for the larger Ceratopsians?

I am tentatively planning to do a follow-up Kickstarter campaign for the larger ceratopsians in Spring of 2020. If the larger figures are funded at that time, there is a chance that the production schedule for those figures would not be effected.

Will the funded figures be regularly available outside of the Kickstarter and BackerKit surveys?

Yes, after the Kickstarter rewards and pre-orders are fulfilled, the figures will be available on creative-beast.com as well as other fine retailers. 

When will the figures go up for pre-order for those that missed the Kickstarter?

The BackerKit pre-order store will be opened in 1st quarter of 2020.

What species will be included in the Tyrannosaur Series?

There are currently no official details for the Tyrannosaur line except that it is planned to happen next. I expect to begin the figure planning phase next month with sculpting to begin soon there after. 

Those seem to be the most popular questions. If you have any others you'd like answered, please comment below. :)


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As a THANK YOU  to everyone who followed, supported, and shared the Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series Kickstarter, I would like to offer you a 20% off one-time use coupon good toward  your total order on creative-beast.com as a token of my gratitude for your help. Just enter code THANKYOUCERATOPS at check out for the discount-  good from now thru next Sunday, Oct. 27th.

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 A Final Farewell to some of the Ceratopsian Prototypes- ToyCon, NJ Nov. 9th and 10th 

Click the image for more on info on ToyCon NJ

Soon it will be time to say goodbye to the Wave 1 prototypes as they will need to be shipped out to the factory in China to serve as the primary paint masters for the actual figure production. But before I send them on their way, I wanted to have a chance for people to see them in person. I will be at ToyCon in Parsippany, NJ on Nov. 9th and 10th showing the Wave 1 figures as well as many of the other Ceratopsian prototypes. In addition, there will be plenty of Raptor Series products and Beasts of the Mesozoic t-shirts for sale as well. Plus, I'm planning to have a few members of the Beasts of the Mesozoic creative team stop by the table during the show. So if you're near the New Jersey area and can make it out, I'd love to have you come by and visit! Plus, ToyCon is fantastic for toys in general (especially vintage) and the Four Horsemen also frequent this show as well. 

That'll do it for now. I'll be working on the BackerKit surveys these next few weeks, but be sure to keep an eye on my social media for all of the latest developments.

Talk to you soon!

David

First Look at the Triceratops (adult) Prototype!
11 months ago – Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:32:57 PM

Finally,  here it is, your first look at the adult Triceratops horridus action figure prototype! 

My goal was to show this before the campaign ended and I literally just finished painting this beast! Also, big thanks to my buddy Matt Holt for his part in painting this as well. This was definitely a two person job!

Click here for the full gallery!

This is a look at things to come for this line. Now with all the new figures we're able to add to the Beasts of the Mesozoic arsenal, I believe that large figures like this will be a reality soon enough.

Less than 1 hour left- man what a ride it's been! We're sooo close to getting that Regaliceratops! I'm going to cheat a little here and say if you want it, go ahead and add it- Regaliceratops is getting made! Add on: $58 (US), $62 (Int.) 

I'll make an official post once we reach $265,000.

Thanks so much you guys!

David

Stretch Goal #8 Regaliceratops- Unlocked!
11 months ago – Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:58:38 PM

Regaliceratops is officially unlocked and is now available to add to your pledge!

Add on: $58 (US), $62 (Int.) or pledge tier level is $55 plus shipping ($10 US or $15 Int.)

Congrats everyone- we're finished strong!!

David

First Look at the Torosaurus Prototype!
11 months ago – Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 07:26:25 PM

Here is the very first look at the prototype for the Torosaurus latus action figure! This big boy (or girl) measures in at 18" long and 7.5" tall.

Sculpting credit  for this magnificent creature goes to Jake Baardse with molding and casting done by Jeremy Monz.

No one should worry about reaching these giants during this campaign. We've made huge gains with this series in past 30 days and with the progress we've made here, our chances of being able to produce these larger options later have now greatly increased. 

Still 4 hours left, so let's keep spreading the word see what we can unlock before it's over!


There's one more giant left to show and I imagine it's the one many of you have been waiting to see.

Stay tuned!

David