KIMCHI KAWAII KICKSTARTERS
Want to take part in bringing a new Kimchi Kawaii product to life? Or want to see the journey other products took? Here, you'll find Kickstarters past and present along with links to the original campaigns and the option to get your own Kimchi Kawaii product.
Melon Bun Plush
Launches October, 2019
Melon Bun will finally be the bun in the sun when we launch the plush Kickstarter in October. Melon will be joined by the popular Bunana Bread as we hope to finally bring both to life. No time to loaf around! We hope you’ll join us for this cute project this fall. Stay tuned!
Link to the Kickstarter will be posted here once the project is live.
Gettin’ Jiggly With It: Retro Gelatin Inspired Enamel Pins
Successfully Funded August, 2019
When home recently, I was looking through my mom’s recipe book from the 1960’s. Back then, it was the thing to make everything in a gelatin mold - salad, main dish, dessert, you name it. Some of them sounded good, others not so much (fish in my gelatin? No thank you)! So, cause I’m kinda weird and spontaneous, I decided that it would be fun to make enamel pins featuring translucent enamel, inspired by the recipes. This was totally spur of the moment. The project successfully funded and pins will now be going to production!
Dark Roast & Friends Plush
Successfully Funded march, 2019
The Dark Roast and Friends plush Kickstarter was a huge success, reaching 100% funding in just 10 hours and unlocking three stretch goals (Pepurrmint Mocha, Cold Mew, and Gingercat Latte). Plush are estimated to be out to backers by August, 2019. Pre-orders are live and have an estimated delivery time of September, after backer packs are out.
Photographed left to right: Cold Mew, Dark Roast, Gingercat Latte (back) Sprinkle Mewcaron and Peppurrmint Mocha in front (not to scale)
Chinese Lion and Dragon Plush
Lion Successfully Funded March, 2018
Inspired by my love of the playful Chinese Lion dancers and the beautiful dragons seen at celebrations, this campaign hoped to fund plush production of these designs. The project ended March 6, 2018 with the Lion fully funded. Note that red, sitting lion as featured in the campaign is sold out. However, we will be restocking with a new color variant for this pose. We are also currently offering a standing, gold/yellow version in the shop.
Salty Carameow and Espurresso Plush
Successfully Funded August, 2018
The Purrista Pawfee family is growing! Both Salty Carameow and Espurresso hit their funding goal with the August, 2018 Kickstarter. Plush are available for purchase in the shop.
Mochi Bear Studio and Kimchi Kawaii Collaboration
Sadly, the project failed to gain the interest we needed and Mochi Bear Studio and I made the tough decision to cancel the campaign. We retain the rights to our individual designs so you may see Bunana and Bunana Bread in a future Kimchi campaign. Thank you to all who backed and shared. We hope you’ll continue to follow both of us as we further our brands with more cute designs.
Kimchi Kawaii Enamel Pins Project
Successfully Funded November, 2017
Launched in October, 2017, this campaign combined the cuteness of Punny Buns and Purrista Pawfee. Backers helped fund an amazing 10 different designs as 1.5", hard enamel pins.
Bring the cuteness to your home now!
Successfully Funded March, 2017
In March, 2017, I launched a very short, 7-day campaign to fund the Kittea plush. Kittea has been very popular as a 2D design from the start and fans wanted a fully huggable version. We fully funded in one amazing week.
Want a Kittea of your own?
Cinnamon Bun & Peanut Bunny & Jelly
Successfully Funded March, 2017
March, 2017 saw the second Punny Buns plush Kickstarter. This time, fans helped bring two of my largest-to-date plush to life - Cinnamon Bun and Peanut Bunny and Jelly.
Bring home a Punny Bun!
Torta Shell & Mewcarons
Successfully Funded October, 2016
In September 2016, I launched the second Purrista Pawfee Kickstarter. This one featured my chocolate cake cat - Torta-shell (play on the words 'tortoiseshell', a fur pattern on cats and 'torta', the Spanish and Italian word for 'cake'). Stretch goals were the remaining two Mewcarons. All pulled through and funded in about a month!
Catpuccino & Friends
Successfully Funded January, 2016
January 2016 was the launch of my most successful Kickstarter to date, the first Purrista Pawfee project. This one featured Catpuccino. By the time the Kickstarter was over, backers had also unlocked the Biskitti, Danish Pawstry, and Pink Mewcaron. Funding ended at over 200%
Take home one of these cuddly kitties!
Honey Bun & Hamburger Bun
Successfully Funded May, 2015
The Punny Buns had their Kickstarter debut, March 2015. Honey Bun led the pack with Hamburger Bun and a manufactured version of my Steamed Bun as stretch goals. All funded within the 30-day time period.
Honey Bun and Hamburger Bun are both currently sold out, but there are many other Punny Bun items.