The Kickstarter Bonanza - Everything Edition

By your 4th time out you shouldn't need to be on Kickstarter anymore.
Not really. The whole point of these campaigns is to finance the molds and tooling to make new miniatures (i.e. expand the existing product line). Bones are low-cost miniatures, and this lets people "finance" the expansions in exchange for a buttload of mostly new minis down the line.
 
Bones should be using their previous sales to finance future development instead of selling at commodity prices. Of course they would also need a product that has a shelf life outside of the initial pre-order sale.

But heck, I have my own horse in the race. Every comic I see on Kickstarter is another comic I don't need to carry in my store because most the demand gets eaten up by the KS.
 
How much do they take?
5% to Kickstarter
3%-5% for payment processing

Kickstarter is making mad money, and none of the competition has caught enough of a market share to get Kickstarter to bring the price down.

I'm kinda hoping Amazon makes a showing in this space...
 
Bones should be using their previous sales to finance future development instead of selling at commodity prices. Of course they would also need a product that has a shelf life outside of the initial pre-order sale.
That's Reaper's normal business model, but this is fulfilling a different type of demand and market.
 
So, uh, my kickstarter account is under review for the abusive comments I've left on Palladium's Robotech Tactics miniatures Kickstarters, which is a complete and total shambles.
 
It is probably worth mentioning that I copied the entire "Get Your Shit Together" speech from Rick and Morty into a comment.


I saved a few of them. Here was a train of three.

"I am absolutely stunned and how infuriatingly incompetent this is, and insulted that you think that timely updates of "we're still twiddling our ballsacks" is good enough. HOW HOW HAVE YOU ALL MANAGED TO FAIL THIS BADLY?!"

"Scott, we gave Palladium our money 4 years ago. We were lead to believe that the minis were going to be made a company that, unlike Palladium, is competent enough to actually produce a product worth having. And then Kevin fucked that up. So giving us a song and dance, FOUR FUCKING YEARS LATER, about how hard it is to find a manufacturer, is completely fucking unacceptable. How have you managed to shit yourselves so completely? And the lack of designs, lack of any signs of being up to the task, lead me to believe that if a factory in China dropped out of the sky and offered to manufacture your minis in exchange for getting autographs from Chief Captain Fuckface Siembieda, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ANYTHING FOR THEM TO WORK WITH. FUCK YOU"

"At this point, you could have taken a staffer, had them go to university and get a degree in business, specializing in overseas manufacturing, and seen them graduate, in the time you've been getting FUCKING QUOTES."
 
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Now I'm just gonna throw this out there, but there's a chance that you might not want to click on this while you're at work.
...probably because your LOLing will draw undue attention (seriously, it's intentionally hilarious), but possibly other reasons, as well.

--Patrick
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Because what Pong really needed was RGB lighting, the ability to charge your phone, and physical blocks moving around as the paddles and ball...

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Now I'm just gonna throw this out there, but there's a chance that you might not want to click on this while you're at work.
...probably because your LOLing will draw undue attention (seriously, it's intentionally hilarious), but possibly other reasons, as well.

--Patrick
This that one of the wymonists from PCU?

 
There's a reason I don't give to Kickstarter. Here's a prime example and yes, this happens more than things get done.
I've backed 25 projects via kickstarter and every one was delivered.

If you believe most projects fail after funding then I've been incredibly lucky.
 
I don't bother with Kickstarter anymore. To often it's used in place of a proper business model, destroy's the products long tail, and passes all the risk to the consumer without their realization. See every person's sense of entitlement after getting burned by a product that never gets made.
 

Dave

Staff member
I've backed 25 projects via kickstarter and every one was delivered.

If you believe most projects fail after funding then I've been incredibly lucky.
I just looked into this and I guess that I'm just lucky. I've backed three thing and one of them completed successfully after being funded.

Apparently only 9% of funded projects fails to deliver. The numbers are from 2015 and are reported BY KICKSTARTER (so take it with a grain of salt).
 

figmentPez

Staff member
I just looked into this and I guess that I'm just lucky. I've backed three thing and one of them completed successfully after being funded.

Apparently only 9% of funded projects fails to deliver. The numbers are from 2015 and are reported BY KICKSTARTER (so take it with a grain of salt).
I'd keep in mind that Kickstarter has a very wide variety of types of projects. I've backed mostly musicians, and I figure they're likely to succeed if they've already got the songs written and just need money for studio time. There's far less that can go wrong when it's "give us money so we can print t-shirts we've already got the design for", than when it's a case of "we still need to actually make the game we're pitching a concept for" or "we're developing a new technology and none of us have ever been in charge of manufacturing a consumer product before".
 
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