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Dec 9, 2019 7:20 AM ET

Steve & Bucky Ita Bags Made by a fan for the fans! Functional and roomy bags for everyday use or days where you just want to show your love for your fandom


Steve & Bucky Ita Bags Made by a fan for the fans! Functional and roomy bags for everyday use or days where you just want to show your love for your fandom

iCrowd Newswire - Dec 9, 2019

Project image for Steve & Bucky Ita Bags

Story

Welcome to the Steve and Bucky Ita bags campaign!! I am so excited to finally launch this! If you follow me, you know I’ve been teasing them for a long time … I just wanted to make sure I am 1000% ready for this! If you don’t follow/know me, let me introduce myself! :D My name is Tomi and I have a small business – TomiArtShop – where I create tons of things I love, especially fanart. I have been creating and experimenting with  tons of products and Ita bags have been on my mind since July! (More on the production section) xD This is the longest project I worked on so far, I am very satisfied with the results and I feel ready to share it with all of you. I hope you will like it and help in the production of more bags!

Ita bags are basically normal bags, with a little twist! They come with transparent windows of different shapes and sizes where you can display your love for a certain fandom. Fans use them to display keychains, enamel pins or even small toys! They are mainly a creative outlet to show your fandom pride! cx

My main concern was to make the bags functional! I personally take my laptop and iPad everywhere, since they are a main part of my work flow. Also, I wanted students who will invest in them to be able to use them for everyday classes! I am happy to say that after a month of testing, this goal was certainly met!

Side, front and back view of the Steve Ita bag.

★ Available in 2 sizes: Big (15” – 38cm Round) and Small (10” – 25cm Round)

★ Big window to showcase more goodies (9.6” – 24cm on the big size)

★ Comes with 3 straps: 2 adjustable leather back straps and 1 adjustable, woven shoulder strap with removable padding

★ Red zippers with a star attachment that match the design

★ Royal blue liner interior with a padded laptop pouch and 2 elastic pouches for smaller items

★ Metal studs underneath to help the bag stand

★ Beautiful leather handle with metal details to help carry the bag

Steve bag features.

Here’s a special look of my bag with the goodies I wanted to display ^^ I made myself 2 inserts so far, a star and red one. I will certainly make more in the future.

My personal bag that I’ve been using to test the bag.

Check out the creators featured here: DeanDraws , ddkinzart ,  Studiominbinbin ,  Arisa_chibara & Myself. I really love all their work! Special thank you to them for making my bag look its best!

Side, front and back view of the Bucky Ita bag.

★ Size: 12” x 15” or 30 x 38 cm

★ Big window to showcase more goodies (10”x 13” or 25 x 33 cm)

★ Comes with 3 straps: 2 adjustable leather back straps and 1 adjustable, woven shoulder strap with removable padding

★ Black zippers with a star attachment that match the design

★ Royal red liner interior with a padded laptop pouch and 2 elastic pouches for smaller items

★ Metal studs underneath to help the bag stand

★ Beautiful leather handle with metal details to help carry the bag

Bucky bag features.

The inserts are specially made to fit perfectly in these bags. You use them to display the pins instead of poking holes in the bag itself, which will sadly ruin it -please don’t do that- Each bag will come with a FREE star insert, but you have the option to add more or get the special bundle of each bag. I wanted the Kickstarter price for the inserts to be as extra affordable as a thank you for helping fund the bags! ^^ 

Insert bundles breakdown.

The big 15” bags can fit ALL of this! I literaly emptied my bag and took a picture of everything currently inside it, because I myself prefer visual presentations over words. xD I hope this helps.

What can you fit in the bags.

As for the smaller 10” bag, since I didn’t make a sample of it, words will have to do. This size is more casual. You can fit your wallet, keys, a book, small iPads, Switch, sketch book or anything 9’’ in size. It is perfect for those who prefer to leave the house light. cx 

Want a little glimps of what it was like to work on these bags? Read this section!

I drew the first concept back in August and I started looking for a supplier right away. I got in contact with a sweet rep who was so patient with me and my weird requests. A few sleepless nights later the production of the very first pre-sample started! She really tried her best, but I still needed 2 pre-samples and 2 final samples made. xD Tons of things were changed, replaced and added.

Some production progress shots.

After all this, the Bucky bag was waaay easier to get done. The whole process took 3 weeks and it was shipped to me xD I was so happy I got the experience I needed to make this happen. The bags will go straight into production after the campaign ends since the long trial and error process is over, which is amazing! ^^

Stretch goals breakdown.

We already discussed the Free inserts, but of course there’s more! When a freebie is unlocked I will reveal the next to keep it interesting! 

Freebies reveal chart.

Note: The freebies will be made regardless, so feel free to add them to your pledge. I am just hoping we get enough intrest to add them for free without worrying about the cost.

Can’t find a tier that fits you? Or you want more than what’s included? This section is here to help you check the price of each add-on:

★ Extra bags: The calculated shipping in each reward only account for the reward shipment whether it’s one, two or three bags. If you want more bags, please add the bag + shipping cost as shown below;

  • Early Bird International pledges: Add £55 per bag big bag and 40£ per small bag
     
  • Early Bird UK pledges: Add £50 per bag big bag and 35£ per small bag
     
  • Normal Tier International pledges: Add £60 per bag big bag and 45£ per small bag
     
  • Normal Tier UK pledges: Add £55 per bag big bag and 40£ per small bag
     

★ Bag inserts:

All tiers: Add £5 per extra insert or £12 per extra insert bundle you want.

★ Extra Enamel Pins:

All tiers: Add £8 per extra pin you want

★ Extra Keychain:

All tiers: Add £6 per extra keychain you want

★ Extra Art prints:

All tiers: Add £2 per extra print you want

How to edit your pledge: Hover over your pledge – Click “manage pledge” – Add the proper amount of all the add-ons you would like to the total. If you still need help or want to make sure you added the correct amount feel free to contact me and we can go through it together.

 All bags will come with a dust bag 

 All pledges will be wrapped nicely in white tissue paper and sealed with the stores thank you sticker

 Enamel pin pledges will be shipped in a small cardboard box while bag pledges will be shipped in a 16” cardboard box

 Each bag will be shipped individually to keep the shipping cost down

 The shipping cost in the campaign does NOT include tracking, but you can message me and I would gladly calculate the cost of tracking to your country based on the weight of your items. This way no one will be overcharged with an approximation of the tracking cost

 Shipping is scheduled to start on April next year. I do not want to rush orders, because I like to put a lot of care into packaging each one, so please be patient. If there are any unexpected delays I will let you know through the Updates section

Thank you for your interest in the campaign and if you decide to join, HUGE thank you for helping me fund these bag!

Your support for independent artist goes beyond money! I cannot believe how lucky I am to have all your support through each campaign. My mental and physical health have been improving a lot since I started doing this full time and it’s all thanks to you!

Let’s stay connected!

 Follow me on Kickstarter for updates and future campaigns!

 Online Store  Find more goodies!

 Instagram BHS of running the store and where I share my art and WIPS

 Youtube  Studio vlogs and speed painting videos

Risks and challenges

Risks include manufacturing mishaps and shipping errors. As for manufacturing mishaps, there might be delays or mistakes made. I will let you know on the updates if there are delays and I will make sure that all the backers will get standard quality of any product they pledged for. As for shipping, each country is different on how they handle packages. Please use the address you usually order stuff through to avoid the common mistakes. I will do my best to send the packages out as soon as I can! Note: Check back before the end to make sure the items you want got funded.REFUNDS WILL NOT BE issued after the campaign ends. I will give you a voucher code to spend in the store if you can’t pick a replacement item, but all funds will have to go into production.

Contact Information:

Tomi Art Shop








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