Great news! The Toys That Time Forgot Volume 3 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!
If you’re unfamiliar with the title, TTTF is a first-of-its-kind art book highlighting a series of “lost” toy projects, mainly action figures, spanning three-plus decades. Campaigns for Volume 1 & Volume 2 were both successful, so there’s no reason to believe that Volume 3 won’t follow in their footsteps! Here’s the scoop from the campaign –
Hey everybody! Welcome to the Kickstarter for TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3! It’s been a challenging time for most of us and I have been no exception. VOLUME 3 came together much differently from the previous two books as the coronavirus limited my ability to travel and sit down with folks to discuss their stories and the tales behind any unproduced toys. That said, VOLUME 3 has turned into exactly what I had intended from day one.
Written and compiled by me — and like VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 before it — VOLUME 3 is a 200-plus page, hardcover book will take an in-depth look at over 20 instances of toy lines that made it through to a certain point in the development process, but for one reason or another never made it to store shelves. Stories will be supplemented with supporting photographs of the production process, existing prototypes, control drawings used to create the sculpts, concept sketches and more. The stories (and supplemental materials) have come straight from the men and women that lived them — from inventors and sculptors to project managers and toy company executives — as well as from the uber-collectors that seek out and showcase these materials.
Like the previous books, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3 is an art/history book. It is not a guide designed to log each figure and each accessory in a static format. It presents these ‘lost’ toys in dynamic, eye-catching ways that showcase both the toys as art and their respective places in history. VOLUME 3, like its predecessors, is split into three sections: The Golden Age (1980s), Darker Times (1990s) and The Gilded Age (2000s). Each section will have entries representing a healthy mix of both licensed and inventor-based products… some of which again have never been seen by the public.
Here is a few intro spreads from TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME 3…
Scroll down the right side of the page to see all of the pledge reward tiers available. We’ve got some really cool offerings including exclusive toys from our friends at Super7, limited prints and more!
We also have a few stretch goals should the campaign go beyond its initial goal. Like last time, the more the campaign generates the more content goes into the book.
A NOTE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
It’s expensive. In some cases, uncomfortably so. And it just keeps going up. However, having severely under-estimated that cost during the VOLUME 1 Kickstarter, I had to make some changes and charge what it actually costs to send a four-pound, boxed package overseas [In the case of two books, an eight-pound box]. Due to onerous postage constraints, I’ve reluctantly made some backer rewards unavailable to overseas pledges. However, the book is available to anyone, anyplace! Postal rates have increased even more since my first Kickstarter, so, in some cases, shipping will cost more than the book itself. I hate that, but my hands are tied. I can only say that I believe the book is worth the investment. It is the only book (besides VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2) of its kind in the world. Thank you for understanding.
You know you wanna go get your pledge in, so go! Let’s get this funded nice & early.
Congrats to Blake on another Campaign!