Saturday, August 12, 2017

Epbot Magnets Are Coming!

Remember last Christmas when our pin packs sold out so fast, and I said we'd offer more after the holidays?
 
Er. Well, it IS after the holidays. [sheepish grin]

But I have good news! 

This time - by popular demand - John and I aren't making pins, we're making magnets. (OoooOOOOoo.) 
 
 They'll look exactly the same as the pins - same packaging, too - just with magnet backings. We'll be attaching them to the backer cards with glue dots, so they won't shift around.

This will be another limited run of 185 packs, since that's how many John and I've figured we can assemble and ship all at once in a timely fashion. Don't worry, though; to keep it fair for you internationals I'll be listing the packs in two batches again, 12 hours apart. 

So mark your calendars now: the magnets go on sale here in our Etsy shop this Tuesday, 8/15, at 3pm EST and 3am EST.
 

I recommend typing out your 5 design choices ahead of time, then copying & pasting during checkout. Just in case.

Here are the 17 designs you can choose from:




You can order any combination, too, no need to have all 5 be different.

I'm hoping to convince John to make this more of a monthly thing as opposed to a bi-annual one, so please sound off if you want more magnet and/or pin sales! (We'll offer pins again in the future, too, I'm sure.)

And while I've got you here, John is ITCHING to make some new designs, so which character or fandom do you want to see our lil Epbot cosplay next? Tell me your suggestions in the comments!

66 comments:

  1. *kermit flail* I might have a magnet problem....

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  2. Star Trek? Muppets? Cats? Girlie?

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  3. ooh shiney! let me think of some additional designs: a my little pony bot? crafting squee? a book squee? baking/cooking squee? (not really fandoms, but geeky things..) more diz-chars maybe?

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  4. New designs, eh? Maybe an Overwatch one? With Eppy as Mercy? Ooooh and maybe something like 'FOE never die!'? Just an idea

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  5. Yay, magnets! Fandom suggestions: Muppets, Scooby-Doo, Battlestar Galactica (a Cylon Squee would be funny), Star Trek, more Str Wars (C3-Squee-0 anyone?).

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  6. Looking forward to magnets!! Could you consider designing something Lord of the rings? Maybe a unicorn of some sort? What about an epbot cat?

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  7. Yay!!!! Magnets! I was too slow to get some last time, so I'm really happy to see you're offering again. Hopefully I can get them this time. I would definitely vote for more magnet/pin sales more often. And I'm more likely to use magnets so that would be my choice.

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  8. Muppets, LOTR, and The Last Airbender...please

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  9. Please have more sales, and please keep making the same designs...at least for a bit. not sure i'll be able to get to this first sale. Want to be a responsible adult and not shop while I'm at work. LOL LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Jayne Hat bot...and Leia and steampunk and Wonder Woman and the worm from Labyrinth. Well, I guess I picked my five for when I get to order! :D

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  10. Oooo! Maybe Eppy as Mercy from Overwatch? 'FOE never die!'

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  11. Oh dearest john, thoJ... Can you pretty please make a Stargate SG-1 'bot?
    Also, Iron Man might be pretty cool.

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  12. Can Toothless be an Epbot cosplay? Cause that would be epic. Or Stitch. Wreck it Ralph or Vanellope?

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  13. Imma get em all! (For future Christmas and Unbirthday exchanges ��). Would love a Slytherin-themed bot; actually all the Hogwart's houses. And someone else mentioned Iron Man? Let's do Thor and the Hulk and Spidey and Loki and may as well throw in everyone, lol. ��
    Ooohhh....maybe more Disney bots? I don't know? Anyway, I'll be ready on Tuesday!

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  14. Non fandom ideas:
    1. One that has the Epcot sphere as the background or in the background, if you haven't already. Like maybe a silhouette of him?
    2. a futuristic background / world of tomorrow / he's a robot he should have a matching background option ;)

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    1. Or Figment with Spaceship Earth (Epcot sphere) in the background!

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  15. More, more, more!!! Pins and magnets are both cool. How about some Star Trek?

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  16. Marvel Superheros, Sherlock, Muppets, Batman?
    I'd love to see these offered more often! I can't shop now but definitely would be interested in the future!

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  17. Please please please offer the next round at times when I'm not stuck at work and/or sleeping in prep for work? I'm in Central time.

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  18. Yes, magnets! I'm going to have to set my alarm for this as I work third shift so I'll be sleeping for the PM one and stuck at work for the AM one. Though 3AM is usually my lunch time so I guess I could always do that instead. We'll see.

    Anyway, um, more pin/button sales would be awesome! Plus more designs would be cool. A stitch Epbot would be adorable. As would a Toothless one.

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  19. Might you be bringing said magnets (or buttons...) to D*C later this month?? (she asks with hope in her intonation)

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    1. Not for sale, but we do try to have free pins to give away, so be sure to ask if you see us!

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  20. Avatar: The Last Airbender. My Little Pony. Belle. Star Trek.

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  21. I will probably not make the sale (3 pm is during work, 3 am is during sleep for work haha) but I would LOVE to see Muppets and Star Trek as have been previously mentioned! It'd be fun to see the different houses from Howarts represented separately too! (Yay Hufflepuff!)

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  22. +1 to Hogwarts houses and My Little Pony! (Fluttershy!)

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  23. +1 to My Little Pony (Fluttershy!) and other Hogwarts houses!

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  24. A dragon-bot (Toothless), a pony-bot (Fluttershy), Marvel-bot (Captain America and/or Iron man), Fedora-bot (Perry the platybot? Indiana Jones bot? why not both), mom-bot (pearl necklace), dad-bot (necktie), daught-bot (hello kitty hairbow), son-bot (baseball cap)... those are just my ideas! :D
    Pinkie Welborne, 16
    Indiana

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    1. Just for clarification, I do NOT mean Platyborg from the movie when I say Perry the Platybot. I mean this little guy as the Epbot.
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      Pinkie Welborne, 16
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  25. Magnets- yippee! I'll take one of every type!!! Perhaps Disney princesses (besides Ariel) as new magnets? Beast from Beauty & the Beast? Dog or cats? Figment/Dreamfinder? All the HP houses? Go forth John and have fun making all the new designs...

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  26. Figment-bot, please!
    Hobbit-bot, MLP-bot, Princess Bride-bot, ...and I'm sure more will come to me later.

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  27. Love the Magnets.

    What about Buffy or Daria for future designs? Or maybe some Monty Python?

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  28. Yay! I can't decide if I should get some or let someone else have a chance since I got pins last time around.
    I wonder if it would be less work for the Yateses to offer fewer sets more regularly than doing so many at once?
    As far as future design requests go, I would like to see something Muppety (specifically Kermit or Animal), Sherlockian, a Toothless Dragon, or a floof cat (Lily?). Good luck designing those John, because I have no idea how that would work.
    Thanks guys!
    Cheri

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  29. Magnets?!? I was fortunate enough to get some pins from the last batch, so I won't try to get the magnets, no matter how sorely tempted I may be… 😁

    I'd love to see a TARDIS design.

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  30. FoE pins, er, magnets! Yay!

    Suggested fandoms: Rep the board gamers with the Monopoly guy, DnD, or Settlers of Cataan background or something. Zelda, Stranger Things, Stargate, Goonies, Princess Bride, Mulan, Dr. Strange, Star Trek...I could really go on and on, but I'll stop there.

    -Just Andrea

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    1. Stranger Things, Goonies, & Princess Bride sound awesome for me!

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  31. Belle, Bob's Burgers, Star Wars, Lily Yates (dressed in PJs, obvs).

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  32. Steven universe, please 😁😁 (Cookie Cat, Lion, Peridot, etc)

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    1. My younger son would love all of these!

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  33. In answer to your questions:
    • This should definitely be a more regular thing!
    • Magnets > pins. (I never wear pins.)
    • I would love a LotR themed bot. It is my One True Fandom. ;)
    Thanks Jen!

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  34. LOVE!! Can you do a "Rick" from The Walking Dead? All the HP houses... even Evermony ones? (Did I spell that right?)

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  35. Awesome! I shall have fingers poised at the appointed times :-)
    as for fandoms, LotR or GoT or Muppets maybe?

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  36. Hmm always yes to magnets. I would love to see a bioshock one (maybe a big daddy, or a little sister or a song bird), Studio Ghibli (totoro, no face, calcifer), Nightmare before christmas, Sherlock. Those would be cool.

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  37. Totally agree with HP houses, LoTR, and Muppets (I'm thinking Animal!).

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  38. Yes! Love these! Maybe something from Rick and Morty? I also second the LoTR and Princess Bride.

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  39. ohmydog, i am a HUGE fan of magnets! these are right up my alley. looking forward to purchasing. thanks for doing magnets instead of pins. xo

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  40. Adorable! Also glad to hear that buttons will also make a comeback in the future! Gotta love magnets and buttons. :)

    You've already hit about 10 of my fandoms(HA!) but off the top of my head, there's always Hamilton (I'm not throwing away my bot!), Legend of Zelda, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy (Groot had a flower too!...though I see Epbot in a flower pot, frozen in an innocent, I'm-not-dancing pose), Rise of the Guardians, Stargate and Star Trek(I'm imagining Epbot surrounded by tribbles and it's giving me the giggles). And I'm always up for more Star Wars. :)

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  41. Love that you're doing magnets! As for fandoms... LotR, Buffy, maybe Breaking Bad?

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  42. Whitewalker-bots with bright blue eyes! Or maybe dragon-bot, or a Daenerys bot with bright blond hair? Sitting on the iron throne bot? (Bottom line, GoT bots!)

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  43. Matt -Kylo Ren.. and a red shirt trek extra. Rosie the Riveter and I love Lucy. And it's inconceivable that you don't already have a Dred Pirate or Inego

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  44. "I recommend typing out your 5 design choices ahead of time, then copying & pasting during checkout. Just in case." So where would we find the names of the pins?

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    1. Just type the fandom or some descriptor (ie, bow-tie, Ghostbusters, etc.) - we'll know what you mean. :)

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  45. Did they somehow sell out within 10 minutes? I wasn't able to find them at 1 PM Pacific time.

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    1. They sold out in about 40 minutes; I listed them at 3 Eastern, which is noon Pacific. Don't worry, though; more are going up for sale at 3AM tonight/tomorrow morning, which will be midnight for you. Those will probably take a lot longer to sell out, too, so you should have more time!

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    2. Thanks for replying. What a bummer. I was going by EST not EDT. I'll try next time. I am glad you are getting such success with these. They are SO cute!

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  46. The man in black from Princess Bride!

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  47. I'm gutted I missed the magnets. I don't have anywhere to keep the pins, really, so they sit in a box on my dresser, though I'm ever so glad I have them. Magnets could go on my fridge! I do hope you'll put them up again! Though I'd struggle to make choices.

    I was in Orlando just for the weekend earlier this month to go ride the Great Movie Ride before it closed - we made the decision to go on the day we flew out. Otherwise I would have begged for a reader meetup. I've got to make it back down there sometime soon - coming to Orlando for just 2 days, and only hitting MGM and Epcot, made me long for the Magic Kingdom and the new Harry Potter World!

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