2020 Sneak Preview

2020 Sneak Preview

Last Year
This was the year we were finally able to complete a lot of products, some of which we'd been working on for the past couple of years. The Series 1 figures were the second thing we worked on after the original dice dragon figure. We had some stumbles with product shipments and have found that it's best if we don't sell products before we have them inside our warehouse, too many things can go wrong with shipments. At some point this year, we want to put together a blog post talking about our trials and the process of making vinyl figures. Let us know if that's something you'd find interesting in the comments below. We also made it out to Designer Con in Anaheim and met some of you wonderful people.

2020
Looking ahead to 2020, we are very happy to show you a few of the products we have in store. These aren't necessarily in chronological order and this isn't everything that we are releasing. Also note that as with everything we do, we make them as quickly as we can but we don't release them until we are happy with them so take the release windows as our best guess.

New Warehouse/Shipping changes
We have moved our fulfillment to a new facility and company and were able to get some of our temporarily out of stock items back in stock.

Just so everybody is aware, USPS shipping rates went up in January which causes us to increase our shipping costs but we also have worked hard to tweak our shipping calculations to make them as accurate as possible. We've updated some of our shipping policies that you can see here.

Handmade Sculptures
Becca will still make and sell handmade sculptures but these will be sold exclusively on eBay. We started making vinyl figures so that everybody can have an affordable dragon so naturally we just have less time for the regular sculptures but we've budgeted more time for these to happen this year. But since we spend time making vinyl figures, that has taken the place of the smaller figures that have gone up for sale on our website in the past. We'll continue to send out newsletters when new sculptures go up for sale.

10-Year Anniversary (March)
We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this March. Established in March of 2010, Dragons and Beasties was forged by Becca Golins and has now grown into a full company of 4 humans. This year we'll celebrate by having a special enamel pin available (while supplies last) to those that order the new special anniversary figure, Rosa. We'll have more info on this in the coming weeks.

Swift Resin Statue Kickstarter (Mid-February)
Launching this month, we will be launching our first Kickstarter to create the elemental air dragon, Swift in a glorious 8" resin statue to be created by Happy Worker (maker of many awesome statues for Blizzard!). This is going to be a big awesome statue!!! While we don't have the final price, our current estimate is going to be somewhere between $150-$200. We are going to be able to offer friendly shipping to Canada, Australia, UK, and the EU to ship from within those countries to eliminate customs charges and have reasonable shipping for everybody.  Currently scheduled to start Mid-February and go through Mid-March, if the kickstarter is successful we are hoping to ship for Holiday 2020 but that timeline assumes there are no delays so it is more likely a Q1 shipment. Stay Tuned for more details in the next few weeks. We will blast social media, newsletter, and all our channels promoting this so everybody knows this is coming.

Kit (August)
The next Dragons with Friends vinyl is Kit with her fox friend! Hot off the press, Kit will be one of the next figures to go into production.

New Dice Dragon Figure (August)
This guy is still in the works and we hope to release him in August

Beastie Box (September)
Here is a concept of the next blind box. Presenting the Beastie Box! Likely released this Fall.

Dragon Con 2020
It was a blast getting to meet fans and friends, both old and new at Designer Con in November so this year, we are going to try to make it to Dragon Con in Atlanta in September. We are still waiting to hear if we've been accepted to make it official.


Upcoming Release Schedule Highlights

These are just expected dates and are subject to change.

Feb 6th
Tempest, DeeBee, and Pigment back in stock

Feb 11th
Plushies back in stock

Mid-February - Mid-March
Kickstarter - Swift

Late March
Rosa Anniversary Figure
??????

Early May
Heartails (Rainbow & Classic)

And much more to come.

Thanks for being awesome people! Feel free to let us know what you are most excited for in the comments below

Comments

Becca Golins

How much are the surprise boxes? I’ve looked everywhere and I’m new to the dragons and beasties world

Becca Golins

Woo so excited, I have been looking out for the kickstarter, I hope it launches soon. :D

Becca Golins

Yay for the Kickstarter! 😍 Here’s hoping backers can get a discount because while it is worth every penny of the projected price, that’s a lot of pennies! As for the Beastie Box…. Y E S P L E A S E!!

Becca Golins

KICKSTARTER!? What amount should I write on the check???

Becca Golins

OMG, can’t wait for all the new stuff, kickstarter included!!!! wishing I could go to Dcon in Atlanta… I have friends in Atlanta… maybe I could go… if my husband doesn’t find out WHY I’m really going, lol.

Becca Golins

I’m excited for the Beastie Box, the anniversary, and the hearttail dragons! Also looking forward to the pins that will be released this year, I need to start pin collecting soon!

Becca Golins
I hope that you make it to Dragon Con. I have my tickets It will be a great fit. My daughter is a DnD player and screamed when she unwrapped her Inferno Dice Dragon on Christmas morning.
Becca Golins

So exciting! I absolutely adore the Kit statue, and super thrilled about the Kickstarter. Very interested in the mystery Rosa project. So many neat things, I would love to hear more about how a sculpture becomes a vinyl and how Becca decides that process

Becca Golins

I am so excited for swift!! I watched it being made on Twitch and seeing the final picture is amazing. I am also excited for the heartails too! XD I did wonder for the Beastie box why there isn’t a unicorn or pegasus?

Becca Golins

Kit is just absolutely adorable! I can’t wait!

Becca Golins

CANNOT wait for the love dragons. They are perfect for my wedding and will be available just in time! :)

Becca Golins

So many amazing items to be released. Can’t wait to have some of these in my collection :)

Becca Golins

I updated the blog but we will offer UK friendly shipping as well.

Becca Golins

Sooo hope that you get accepted for DragonCon!!!! It is an awesome event and I plan to be there.

Becca Golins

Swift is stunning! When you say ‘friendly shipping to the EU’ does that include the UK? Thank you x

Becca Golins

The kit is so adorable 😍

Becca Golins

August is just in time for my birthday! And the restock of the plushies will be just in time for my tiny girl’s birthday. I’m excited for all the things you are releasing and I would love to read a blog about how the process works and following your progress and what not on different items.

Becca Golins

Sooo excited for the hearttails, Swift, and the blind box things!!!

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