Canadian toy company Monster Factory is launching a Kickstarter campaign today to bring The Mythicals to life, and to celebrate we’ve got a special coupon code for their online store.
This is the same Toronto-based company behind the mini monsters I’m in love with. After some heated voting on their Facebook page, Monster Factory’s Kickstarter will focus on producing a dragon, a unicorn, and Cthulhu as the first Mythicals in its new line. These are fantastic full-size monsters, about 10 inches tall.
I had the chance to preview Cthulhu, and my daughter has been walking around the house with him for weeks. She loved the mini monsters and now loves the full-size Cthulhu. They are collectible toys, but if you’re wondering—since it is impossible to keep things away from small hands—they are also toddler-proof.
There was also a Facebook campaign to name the monsters (or in Cthulhu’s case, nickname him):
The company has everything lined up to put The Mythical into production and get them shipped to backers this fall. They are hoping to raise $12,000 for this special “Studio Edition” series (and hopefully there will be more Mythicals down the line). If funding is met, the line will be launched exclusively with Kickstarter, complete with special Kickstarter labels on The Mythicals. Creative director Alan Dunn thinks Kickstarter is ideal for this new line:
“At Monster Factory, we have always valued our close relationship with our fans. Whether in person or online, we look for new ways to engage them in our creative process, so Kickstarter is a perfect platform for our new line of monsters, the Mythicals. On this project, we will be able to involve our fans in every step of the process—from choosing and naming the characters, to working through the production and fulfillment sides of things. With our fans’ help, we are extremely excited to bring this new line of mythical creatures to life!”
So if you want to get your hands on one of them, pledge at the Monster Factory Kickstarter page for The Mythicals. If you’d like to order another monster from their online store, use coupon code MONSTER10GM for 10% off your purchase.
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