BackerKit FAQ

How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?

Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.

To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.

All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.

Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.

Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.

When will I be charged for my pledge?

Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.

What happens after the campaign is over?

The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.

The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.

Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.

Project FAQ

When will the HEADLESS ONES ship to backers?

We anticipate completing all shipments during Q2 2023.

Where are the HEADLESS ONES being manufactured.

We're manufacturing the HEADLESS ONES through factory partners in China. Called "Flying Lulu" the factory is well known in sofubi communities for the quality and number of classic soft vinyl toys they've produced.

How will the HEADLESS ONES be packaged?

In classic sofubi tradition, the HEADLESS ONES will be in a hanging polybag package, with a stapled header card on top.

Are the HEADLESS ONES the first in a line of Fletcher Hanks sofubi?

Well, the HEADLESS ONES are the first in a PLANNED line of Fletcher Hanks toys. Will we get to make those other planned releases? That's entirely up to YOU! If the HEADLESS ONES do well, you can bet that more will be on the way. The sculpts already exist!

What does "sofubi" mean?

Sofubi is the name for Janapese-style soft vinyl toys, most associated with mass market toys of monsters in the 1960's, but now an medium often used by indie toy artists and designers to make original creations.

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