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First of all - thanks so much for being here! If you're new, my name is Laura!
Doing big crowdfunded projects like this is one of my favourite parts of running Frog Tree and I am SO EXCITED to bring these unusual froggies to LIFE!Β 

I wanted to start a little thread about what brought you here? What are you excited for in this campaign? Oh - and who's your favourite new unusual frog? I did a poll on my instagram stories and Goth was in the lead (Goth is my favourite too!!)

Feel free to ask any questions you have too - I'll make sure to read every comment!
Laura
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Frog Tree
CREATOR
about 16 hours ago

Project Update: Thinking about stretch goals - 3 new ideas!

As promised in my last update, I've been thinking about stretch goals! Thank you to everyone who commented - there were so many wild and creative ideas!! :0 To keep the tiers simple and not overextend my budget I don't want to make any new unusual frog plushies in this campaign. I also don't have enough time to go through the plushie sample process for new designs without delaying surveys and fulfillment. I hope that is not too disappointing - there will definitely be more unusual frogs in the future. : )

Crowdfunding presents the exciting opportunity to make NEW things - so that's the approach I've taken with my brainstorming!! Here are my very rough sketches for three add-on ideas I wanted to share with you! Any stretch goals that do get added to the campaign will of course get full artwork completed before the campaign is over.

1. Half Lanyard + Epoxy Charm (of the pin design) for each unusual frog! I'd love to know if people are interested in the lanyard/charm combo or maybe just one or the other! Since the epoxy charms are double sided I'd draw all their little frog butts too!! I'm aiming for the $10-$15 CAD mark for these.

2. 3" Beanie Keychain Plushies of a few previous frog designs and a few new ones! This is the add-on I'm most excited about making! I've always wanted a smaller plushie keychain but couldn't shrink my current plushie design according to my manu. So I like the idea of taking this 2D design I've been working with and filling the belly with beans so he's more like a hacky sack than a round fluffy blob, haha. Eyes, arms and details would also be embroidered!
The frogs I've initially shortlisted for a beanie keychain are onion, dirt, moss, egg, wizard and goth! This might be too many designs for a simple stretch goal - we shall see! If you'd be interested in a plushie keychain - please let me know who you'd like to see! My goal is to have these around the $20 CAD mark for retail, depending on unit cost, but you'd be able to add them onto your pledge at a discount as a backerkit backer!

3. Froggy Shaped Canvas Tote Bag of Onion! This is something I've had in mind for a while, and this seems like a good place to test and see if anyone actually wants it! I'm imagining it being 10"ish, made out of canvas with embroidered details. It's also possible this design would work better as a plushie purse vs. a canvas bag? I also like the idea of all the arms and legs being flappy, hehe. The tote would probably take the longest to get a sample of and be the most expensive add-on and stretch goal. I'm not yet sure how I would price them - but I'm thinking ~$30 CAD.

PLEASE let me know what you think - positive or negative! : ) Nothing has yet been decided and there are still a few logistics to work out around cost and shipping! Feel free also to ask questions or offer other suggestions! Every comment counts. ✨

Thanks again to everyone for being here, supporting Frog Tree and bringing these new froggies to life! β™₯
Laura

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Baby Bestiary
CREATOR
5 days ago

Project Update: Hows the purple?

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Just color edit of our owlbear


Hey all!
Loved all the spellbook suggestions (i think we have to turn that into some sort of comic book) of owlbear casting various spells.Β 

Anyways, we're slowly trucking our way to 100k, and it looks inevitable (artist is on vacation so i don't have any fishing images yet), but its something I'm looking to get situated really soon. Β 
Also i know it would probably boost us all the way up, but I'm holding off making it available (until backerkit) when everything about the fishing kit is finalized (so you're informed).Β 

Anyways, i had no pictures to show off of purple owlbear (and we wont know the true color until we see the swatches, but i did a quick edit of one of my existing owlbear photos to showcase what a purple could look like. What do you think? lighter? darker? just right?

Caretaker AndreasΒ 
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Nao (HelloStrays)
CREATOR
about 12 hours ago

Project Update: All items on their way to me! + Enamel Pins + Discord + More

Hi, all!

I am super delighted to announce that the Pocket Friends plush toys + clothign accessories are on their way to me! We are hoping to get the shipment sometime at the end of next month or early September. Once we get everything, we will begin to fulfill everything as fast as we can. We are really excited to get all these little friends to all of you! It still feels unreal that so many little friends are going to fill my home and soon help comfort people all over the world!!

If you need to change your address, you can still do so through your survey.



🌸Enamel Pins

The enamel pins are done and look so lovely! I am excited to get them in hand so I can show you guys better photos. In the mean time, enjoy these from the factory.



🌸Want to talk to other fans and have a safe space to chat?


We have a Discord Server! Everyone is so sweet and are always happy when new members join. We are a small community but always happy to welcome you at any time!

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https://discord.gg/bjhfjzcq5M

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You can also get updates on the campaign, ask questions with quick replies, and more through the server as well.

🌸Behind the Scenes Access + Support Me!


If you want to see what goods I am cooking up, as well as support me, feel free to check out my Patreon. I have already showed progress photos of two new plush projects I am working on, and will be revealing the next Anxiety Fox project very soon! In addition, you can also join the Pin Club or Sticker Club, where members will get an exclusive pin + sticker set or sticker for each month of the year! If you join before August 1st, you can get this design as a pin/sticker or sticker! :)
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No pressure on needing to join, but if you enjoy my work and want to help me continue what I love doing, my Patreon is always open! <3

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http://patreon.com/naomiromero

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🌸Need to get in touch?

Please email me at [email protected] to get a quicker answer from me, or drop a question in the Discord server! :)
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Dandy Puppeteer
CREATOR
about 17 hours ago

Project Update: Wine x Black Sample Photos

Hello! So happy to share that the first additional colorway sample has been completed: Wine x Black! I'm really happy with the end result so I wanted to share the photos here immediately.






Wine nylon zipper

Wine embroidered paws


The only change I see is the inside pocket color, I'd ideally like it to also be wine color also instead of black. One note, the supplier we're sourcing the tassel lace from does not have a solid black lace, only black & white and black & gold so this and other black fur cat bags will have the black & gold version (Except Harlequin). I know it would be ideal to have all black tassels but this is a current limitation of sourcing, I hope this will be okay!

There were additional changes to the Pink x White as mentioned last time so I wanted to also share those photos here. The changes were:
  • The saddle size was increased with the stripes realigned in the correct direction
  • The embroidered paw print on the new larger left arm was resized to match the other paws
  • The crown was reshaped to be standardized
  • The fish was changed to be more of a cool pink instead of the previous warm pink to better match the ribbon



The Black x Wine and the Pink x White cats will be mailed to me for final review of the design & colors in person before proceeding with the additional 7 colors. At the current sampling time pace, it looks like the survey might get pushed to September. Thanks so much for your patience as we work on everything, I'm looking forward to sharing more updates when I'm able!

Thank you!
Tiffany
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Dirtynoodles Doodles
CREATOR
about 6 hours ago

Project Update: SAMPLES COMPELTE AND MANUFACTURING WILL BEGIN!

THE SAMPLES ARE ALL DONE!

The mass manufacturing order will be made this week and they should arrive/be dispatched in September/October. Now I'm looking to lock orders after a week from now (I want to ensure everyone's had the time to look at the samples and update addresses!) on the 26/7/24 (GMT +11)

What does locking orders mean?
  • Shipping will be charged
  • Addresses cannot be changed by the backer (You have to instead reach out to me so I can change it manually!)
  • Choices will be locked in

Since we're getting the ball rolling, here's some fun facts about the campaign so far :3
  • Design with highest demand is Winter, the last second addition!
  • Over 100 charms were backed for which is absolutely nuts!!
  • Original designs were drawn in 2022 which I definitely deleted the file of
  • These are the original drawings that made the plush designs click for me!

Original 2023 November sketches!

These are the final plushies' looks, and hopefully will arrive to you this October! <3

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PROJECT UPDATE
Frog Tree
CREATOR
3 days ago

Project Update: FULLY FUNDED ON DAY ONE! Thank you.

Hi everyone!! : ) First of all - thank you so much for backing Unusual Frogs Vol.2!! Not only was the first frog funded, but ALL SIX FROG PLUSHIES and their matching pins were funded on day one!! These campaigns are one of my favourite projects to work on as Frog Tree and seeing that rush of support really, really means a lot to me! The crowdfunding campaign anxiety has subsided a little haha. So very seriously, thank you.

I can't speak to future additions to the campaign just yet but I definitely have some ideas. : ) Feel free to leave your ideas in the comments, your thoughts are the ones that count!!

Laura
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Dirtynoodles Doodles
CREATOR
3 days ago

Project Update: SAMPLES ALMOST DONE

Hello!

Thank you so much for your patience, the four samples to be changed from the last update have been! We are almost at the point of mass manufacturing since I prefer to have the samples perfected first. The plan from now is to:

  1. Lock orders after 2 weeks from all samples being finished (So shipping will be charged)
  2. Get mass manufacturing started
  3. Hopefully have them dispatched by October!

Reminder that this is the shipping and will be charged when orders are locked. Since they are unlocked, you can still change addresses and what you'd like for your pledge. I've left them open so everyone can make their choice with all the sample photos provided.

And here are the photos! Changes are:
  • Brick's eyes are now yellow
  • Danger's embroidery is now red instead of brown
  • Winter's fabric colours have changed
  • Pride's back red spikes are larger

Almost There!

Winter and Pride are the last two samples to be changed and once they are, everything will get going! Changes to be made are:
  • Bigger, longer spikes for Winter
  • Flatter, more shapely horns


Feel free to send any questions my way! And thank you so much for your patience and support <3
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October
CREATOR
4 days ago

Project Update: Comet & Friends Update - All Quiet Here!

I think until we start having some stuff actually going on I'm going to stick to this every two weeks update schedule. There's simply not enough for me to say at this point and time! If you saw the last update you pretty much know everything that is going on. There have been hardly any changes, and they're all pretty much of no consequence to anyone but me at the moment. Still, I'm happy to share what I can!

For general updates:
  • Replacement black dragon stickers haven't shipped yet.
  • Keychains and buttons also haven't shipped.
  • Plush manufacturing has been quiet, no problems on that front.

Something worth noting:
It is currently convention season, and acrylic keychains and stickers are big convention items! Many manufacturers are slammed with prioritized requests for folks paying for rush orders. Especially with August coming, since that month is CRAMMED with shows. I don't expect that to ease up until after Labor Day weekend, when the last of a bunch of massive conventions will be done.

For customs:
  • All 6 custom concepts are complete! Here they are all together:Β 
  • Now that they are all complete they will be submitted for patterning shortly.
  • Work on the custom sound pack and custom scent are starting!

And most importantly:

We are still on-track for October fulfillment!

The only "problems" currently basically amount to having to space out actually paying for things because of card limits. All of which are self imposed at this point for safety- after the card got frozen for that first big payment because of suspected fraud we're taking stuff slower. It is frustrating to have the money just sitting there and feeling allowed to use it on what it's there for. However this is the kind of thing I built time in for and we're far from out of that runway! There isn't really a rush.

As mentioned last time, if you need me for something quickly please contact me via the contact page at lairbrew.com! I do not get alerts for new messages/comments on Backerkit in a timely fashion, but I actively monitor the inbox tied to lairbrew.com during all waking hours.

Non-Backerkit related Lairbrew things:
  • We will be at Otakon and Megaplex!
  • Draguette the Bread Dragon Loaf plush and Smash the Pinata Kaiju plush pre-orders launched.
  • The 1st wave of Love Grub plush bags shipped out, the pre-orders for the 2nd wave sold out.
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Nao (HelloStrays)
CREATOR
10 days ago

Project Update: Plush toys ALMOST DONE + more!

Hi, all!

I hope everyone is doing well! I have great news.. the plush toys are almost ready to ship! They should all be finished soon and shipped this month. In the mean time, please enjoy these photos of some of the designs being packed!

Β Also.. the keychains are finished! I am super pleased with how they came out and the printing is sandwiched in between two pieces of acrylic. That means everythign is safe and the image cannot be scratched off!
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Next update should be super exciting.. ah!Β 
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