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Boyz On Top – Poster Boyz

Ageing boyband Boyz On Top – Dylan, Deco, Charlie and Tom –  are reuniting with a re-release their minor 2014 hit.

Mikey  and Sam writes:

We have created a fictional boyband, inspired by the “greats” called Boyz on Top.

We’ve just launched their debut track ‘Poster Boyz’; It probably doesn’t fit your Decent Irish Music category, if it does we’ve failed, but hopefully it’s relevant.

We’re trying to make web-series (see link below) about their failed attempt at a reunion, and would love to get them some exposure.

Boyz On Top (Kickstarter)

From top: The Toc watch and its co-creator, Will Monaghan

Dublin-based start-up Toc Watch went online recently to fund their hand-wound, Bauhaus-inspired timepieces.

How did that go?

Ian Matthews, of the Irish Entrepreneur Blog, writes:

Will Monaghan, from Trim, Co Meath, along with his co-founder Max Dehne, have achieved something many Irish start ups only dream of. They fully funded their Kickstarter campaign in under 24 hours.

I spoke to Will to hear about his experience of starting Toc Watch and his advice for making your own Irish Kickstarter success story.

No thicks, in fairness.

Irish Kickstarter Success: Interview With Co-Founder of Toc Watch (Irish Entrepreneur Blog)

Toc watch (Kickstarter)

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The Coolest Fanny or Manny PackTM or CF2 from Common Fibers is a wearable carbon fibre ‘party pouch’ with Bluetooth connectivity and integrated speakers.

Well actually, it’s an April Fool gag but may soon be a Kickstarter project.

If it ever goes into production it’ll cost around €233, which will be the least of your problems if you’re prepared to wear it in plain sight.

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You may recall a previous post in which Karen Harte and Jessica Maybury, of Girls like Comics, appealed for submissions for an anthology of stories, illustrations art on the themes of repealing the 8th amendment, reproductive rights and bodily autonomy in Ireland.

Well.

They have received the submissions and have now launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover the production costs of the book.

All additional proceeds from this and the sale of the book will go directly to the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC).

MINE Anthology (Kickstarter)

Previously: Mine Of Information

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Lisa T writes:

Three of my good friends [Ciara Costelloe, Brian O Moore and Eoin Costelloe, of Decking Good Games] have set up their first Kickstarter project, it’s for a board game they designed themselves from scratch, where you play as a mighty queen bee and try to claim the garden as yours while opposing other queen bees and their armies. It would be ace if you guys were able to get the word out…

Garden of Bees (Kickstarter)

Decking Awesome Games

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Jason Steele of Filmcow is currently funding via Kickstarter to create the fifth and final episode of the web legend that is Charlie the Unicorn. Sez he:

When the original “Charlie the Unicorn” video got such an enthusiastic response after its release (way back in 2005!) I decided to write a roadmap for the series. In the time since then I’ve produced three additional episodes, all following that roadmap. I love the series, and I really didn’t want to mess up what made it special by pumping out a bunch of episodes without good reason. If I did that, it would be Garfield.  Every episode would involve Charlie throwing himself into a pan of lasagna and then assaulting a dog. What a world that would be.

With a month to go, he’s already achieved twice the 25,000 target.

So that’s a thing that’s happening then.

Here, in case you haven’t already watched it several times – is the series so far.

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From top: ZompireWolf and pal; creators Derek Dillon (left) and Ralph Hosford of DurtBird Games.

ZompireWolf.

Zombie/Vampire/Werewolf.

Can it possibly fail?

Ralph Hosford writes:

We are two Irish guys who have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a monstrous game called ZompireWolf. You may have come across this character on the Huffington Post or seen the Rubberbandits talking about it on Facebook! ZompireWolf is part Zombie, part Vampire and part Werewolf… and all trouble! We hope we have created on of the most unique characters ever but may be slightly biased!

ZompireWolf (Kickstarter)

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Ireland’s greatest legend.

Needs YOUR help.

Paul Bolger writes:

Just wondering if you might give us a bit or coverage and a shout out to potential backers to the 2nd Kickstarter we are running for my Cu Chulainn graphic novel trilogy, “Hound”.

It  ends on Sept. 11 and got off to a great start but we need to boost backer numbers to make the target. We are talking to publishers about doing a paperback edition for worldwide release but I want to Kickstart the creation of the art and produce a high end edition to showcase what it possible.

Barry Devlin (ex-Horslips) co-wrote the book and film adaptation, which is ongoing. The film is being developed in partnership with Oscar winning UK producer Hugh Welchman and was supported by The Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen.

Make Hound Happen (Kickstarter)

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Outties.

Inspired by the 2015 denims worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future 2 (1989).

And about to be Made in Ireland with YOUR help!

Ross O’Mullane writes:

I’ve been working for the past few months on making a pair of inside out jeans – and just launched a kickstarter campaign… I wonder if you could help get the ball rolling on it by giving it a little push?

Outties: The Inside Out Jeans inspired by Back to the Future (Kickstarter)