July 13, 2013
Pixy points out that it's a kickstarter project!
I'd actually like to see them do something else because that one episode was sublime, so they don't need to do any more.
On the other hand that short really WAS awesome.
There's a site similar to KS for animation I found via ANN called Anipipo.
KS continues to amaze me with how much "hidden" money there is in the US and other industrialized economies. With over taxation and regulation, and not knowing which crony a government will favor next, I think trillions of dollars are sitting on the sidelines.
Fred Gallagher's wildly successful KS project is just another example of this.
Posted by: Tiberius at Sat Jul 13 14:57:35 2013 (97M8h)
The main downside I see to this is that it will absolutely gut brick & mortar and future online sales, but with hobby shops and book stores dieing a slow death to internet sales, this may be a better alternative model. You almost certainly wouldn't have seen the MegaTokyo and possibly the Robotech projects without it.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Sat Jul 13 16:57:21 2013 (5YSpE)
Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jul 13 17:29:03 2013 (cZPoz)
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Sat Jul 13 18:39:20 2013 (GJQTS)
I suspect we're seeing the birth of a new model where niche product pre-orders and initial sales are handled by the producer while B&M & internet (aka Amazon) get the ongoing. As pre-sales and the initial rush is where a big chunk of the sales occur...
This model isn't quite there yet. I suspect we'll eventually see KS or some similar service have 'start-up' funding similar to what they have now and then have some sort of 'extended funding' where additional 'funding' (aka sales) occur right up to launch date.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Sat Jul 13 20:11:33 2013 (5YSpE)
Posted by: Siergen at Sun Jul 14 21:37:04 2013 (Ao4Kw)
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