Did you know Teddy Bears have been protecting children from the monsters under the bed since 1902? Either did I, but apparently it’s true. A Teddy Bear Tale is the continuing story of Tristan the Teddy Bear and Wilma Bunny, as they find themselves on the front lines of the war with the Monsters Under the Bed!
This campaign covers the third installment of this cuddly opus by the team of Nick David, Veronica Smith, and Kat Roets. The sample pages in the campaign look great and makes me wish I wasn’t coming to the party in Act Three, thankfully there’s a pledge level for that.
For only $5 (USD) you can get a Digital PDF copy of Act 3, and $10 gets you the physical and PDF editions. $12 gets both editions plus a 3″ Pushy, $15 gets both versions plus your name in the comic (which is included in all the levels above this). $30 gets printed copies of all three Acts, the original illustrated story that started the franchise. There are another seven limited pledge levels between $35 and $150, with various combinations of handmade plushies by Dot’s Bears and a few other small perks.
The one pledge I skipped was the $20 level, because it deserves to be called out specifically. You get a digital and physical copy of the book for yourself, and an additional copy will be sent to a Children’s Book Charity or Hospital Reading Library. Charity pledges are, more often than not, the difference between I might pledge and I will pledge. Sharing is Caring and all that.
This isn’t even remotely the first campaign run by Nick Davis, so he’s got the process down pat. The only real failing here is what I assume was an honest oops. The physical rewards are listed as only shipping to certain countries, but I couldn’t find the actual shipping info anywhere. A quick message came back with the answer that rewards can be shipped to Canada, Mexico, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. (I assume it also shipps within America as well.)
The only other thing I would have personally liked to see would have been digital copies of Act 1 & 2, especially given the limited shipping thing. But as a whole, this campaign looks great.