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March 3, 2014

Kickstarter - Kaiju USB: GODAI Guardians

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/usbmemorydirect/kaiju-usb-godai-guardians?ref=live
Character based and custom shaped USB drives have been around for some time, allowing people to carry a fun little character on a keyring, rather than the typical boring USB drive. USB Memory Direct agrees with this notion and has launched a Kickstarter to help fund the creation of Kaiju USB: GODAI Guardians. USB Memory Direct specializes in USB drives as promotional tools for companies, but also like to explore other creative ideas. Failing to receive funding for Kaiju USB through traditional funding methods, the Creative Director at USB Memory Direct Hector Franco, decided to take the idea to Kickstarter.
“I decided to go on Kickstarter because this is really a community product. I love these toys, the story, and the rich past they represent. But it means nothing if I can’t share it with a strong community of followers and supporters,” – Hector, Creative Director.
 
Not only is Hector trying to develop a cool collectible USB drive, Hector and his team are creating a complete storyline. Each of the Kaiju characters have a story and a purpose. A brief from the Kickstarter Page:
Welcome to the world of GODAI.
This galaxy is inhabited by creatures called Kaiju!
Planet Earth was formed from the GODAI– The 5 natural elements of the universe:
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void
These 5 elements created the world and then took the form of 4 Guardians (earth, water, fire, wind) and the Overseer (void).
Concept Drawings for GODAI Guardians - USB Memory Direct
Having already developed a working prototype for one of the characters, GODAI Chi, a fully funded Kickstarter will provide the means for the creation of prototypes and full production for all of the GODAI characters. The total funding goal is set to $25,000, hoping to be funded within a 30 day timeline.
Prototype of GODAI Chi - USB Memory Direct
With many different Reward levels available, from a $2 pledge for a Desktop Wallpaper, to a $240 Collect Them all Inferno Package, there is a reward level available for everyone. Early Backers can save some money by snagging one of the limited cheaper Reward Tiers, $20 for an 8GB Kaiju USB or $35 for a 16GB Kaiju USB. The Price for everyone after the Early Bird Tiers fill up are $25 and $40 respectively. This pricing is inline with many of the current character based USB Drives, however, if all goes well with this project, these Kaiju USB are going to have 3D features, as opposed to just paint.
 
As with all Kickstarters, money will not get transferred to USB Memory Direct until the end of the Kickstarter project and ONLY if the Kickstarter gets fully funded. For Kaiju USB, this means reaching the total amount of $25000. So check out the Kickstarter Video and head on over to the Kaiju USB: GODAI Guardians Kickstarter page to learn more about the project. Stay tuned for more info!