The Targimals want to celebrate your birthday!

Join Forge of Honor's Birthday Club and get a fun card mailed to you on your birthdayWe’re not quite sure whose idea it was, but Tang claims he thought about it first. So, with support from the whole gang, we are launching the Forge of Honor Birthday Club.

If you love opening up real mail (who doesn’t?), sign up to get a very special birthday card delivered via snail-mail from the Targimals.

The Birthday Club is taking sign ups now, but mailing won’t start until September 2014. If you have a birthday in August and don’t mind belated greetings, sign up anyway and let us know you still want a card.

Getting on our list is easy. Just sign up for our Fan Club!

Sign up => ForgeOfHonor.com/birthday

If you’re already a member of our Fan Club, you can update your subscription to include family birthdays. You need to do two things: Find the last email newsletter and scroll all the way down until you see “Update subscription preferences.” Click that and you’ll be whisked to your custom portal in our Fan Club where you can update your information.

Looking forward to wishing you a happy birthday!

A young hero and his fight against Leukemia

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Graydon and Tang = Friends Forever!

We love hearing stories from our fans about the first time they get to see, touch and play with the Targimals. We’ve got a whole gallery of photos and comments over on our Targimal Spottings page. But we couldn’t help but share this touching story of young Graydon, who is fighting Leukemia in New Zealand.

We found out about Graydon while we were shipping out Kickstarter orders this spring. We spotted a gift message from a father to his son: “A little warrior to help in the fight against leukemia.”

Tang and his Bordor Blade and Bordor Shield (the human tools to fight the bad stuff) finally arrived at young Graydon’s home last week. Tang is our little dragon who is part Gila Monster and part Guinea Pig. He’s friendly, but fierce when fighting monsters because he’s very protective of his friends. (Read more about Tang HERE) And Tang was ready to count Graydon as his friend. As you can see, the two have become very close.

Tang’s arrival couldn’t have been at a better time. His father John Barstow wrote to us and shared pictures. John writes:

Our kickstarter package arrived just before our latest trip to the cancer ward (Graydon has leukemia). I was able to get a few pictures during the trip. As you can see it made his day.”

Thank you John for sharing Graydon’s story.

The family is raising funds for Graydon’s medical expenses over on GiveALittle.com and the Child Cancer Foundation. If you feel moved to help this courageous young kid, visit his fundraising page at www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/graydonfightscancer.

givealittleGraydon, 2, has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and his family are raising funds to support the family and, when treatment is over, a visit to America to visit family that his parents have not seen in over 13 years and have never met their grandchildren in person.

Money is tight at the best of times, but when a family is battling cancer, funds can disappear so quickly! Daily life becomes a struggle, and forget saving up the 10+k for a flight to see family in America. Graydon’s parents don’t regret becoming Kiwi’s, but they dearly miss their families, who cannot fly to us due to health issues.

We are wishing this little warrior a swift victory, please support him if you can.

Anime Expo and Forge of Honor Toys! Booth #1613 (New pics added!)

See photos from Day One HERE

See photos from Day Two HERE

See photos from Day Three HERE

See photos from Day Four HERE

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Our founding father, Dale Taylor at Forge of Honor’s first Anime Expo booth, #1613.

Busy week for us. We spent Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center organizing our very FIRST booth! You need to check it out.

How?

Go to Anime Expo, the fantastically colorful conference dedicated to Japanese art that starts today in Los Angeles.

Yesterday was crazy! People were in lines all around the building waiting to register and pick up their tags. And many came dressed — for the Cos. That’s cosplay, or costume play. Hmmm… maybe someday, we’ll design Targimal costumes!

Come join the fun! We’ll be there starting today through Sunday. And yes, it’s open on July 4th! Bring the kids.

We’re at booth #1613, near Hulu and Bait.

Free stickers, coloring pages, and other fun stuff if you stop by! We’ll be posting pictures of the show on Facebook and in another blog post. Share your own Forge of Honor/Anime Expo photos on Twitter or Facebook with #forgeofhonor.

More information:

Anime Expo
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (map)

When:
Day 1 Thursday, July 3rd 12:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2 Friday, July 4th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3 Saturday, July 5th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 4 Sunday, July 6th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

If you’re working during the day, stop by afterward. The exhibit hall is FREE after 4 p.m.

Scenes from Anime Expo 2014 (and, of course, near our booth!):

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Day Two

 


Day One

 

 

 

 

Targimals, swords & shields spotted all over the world!

Early Forge of Honor fans are spreading the word about the Targimals and we’re seeing a rise in the number of heroes in training. Reports tell us Targimals are popping up around the world from California to New York and Australia to Germany, from babies to tweens, aunties and grandparents! We are thrilled that children (and their grown-ups and non-parents) are discovering what great fun it is to have a Targimal around the house — and how important it is to play with your kids!

Check out our special “Targimal Spottings” page to see where the next ones are landing and what our fans are saying about Forge of Honor. If you spotted a Targimal, submit your photo on the Targimal Spottings page to get it posted in our gallery (thank you for everyone who already submitted their photos — we love all of them!!). We thank you in advance for helping us keep track of these furry warriors and for spreading the word about their arrival on our planet!

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Shipping begins! Celebrate Launch Week with Forge of Honor!

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It’s been a big week for us here at Forge of Honor.

The toys have finally arrived at our (temporary) warehouse and shipping has begun! We survived our first trade show (see the photos)! And it’s Memorial Day weekend! (Go Heroes!) We are ready to celebrate!!!! And we’d like you to join us with this kick-off special of 10 percent off your entire purchase*.

Just use this code at checkout: honorforall14  at our toy store: shop.forgeofhonor.com

And Toy News (“Breaking news from the UK and International Toy Industry“) just wrote about us: “Kickstarter Success: Forge of Honor starts shipping

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Box of Ricasso’s? Yes, we’ll sell you an entire box!

Dale is heading out to the warehouse this weekend to help ship the packages first to our Kickstarter supporters, of course. (He returned home from Comic Con for his daughter’s last day in kindergarten).

Meanwhile, our wonderfully-efficient head of operations, Melissa, is packing up the first orders all by herself. See Ricasso all snuggled in his poly-vinyl envelope? Goodie bags too!

We will post more shipping photos over this next week.

Thank you to everyone who got us to this point. Thank you heroes everywhere, past, present and future.

Please share our excitement and this limited-time sale with your friends, acquaintances, strangers…!

Some early pictures of the packing process:

 

*Discount not available on limited-time Kickstarter prices or gift cards

Honor, courage and the Targimals at Dallas Comic Con!

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If you happen to be in the Dallas-Fort Worth universe this weekend, you’ve got to stop by the Dallas Comic Con, a fan-tastic convention geared toward comics, cartoons, toys and, well, stuff we like!

Forge of Honor will be there too! With goodies to giveaway!

We’re in Piranha Toy’s booth #1715.

For photos during the event, head to our Facebook page.

Here’s Piranha’s handy map of its location:

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Photos from the show (more on our Facebook Page):

 

Introducing the 2014 Forge of Honor Toy Catalog

foh-catalogimageNow that the toys are made and we’re arranging to ship our first orders, Forge of Honor creator Dale Taylor is working on this whole sales thing.

And who better to design a sales catalog? None other than the creator himself. Dale, who spent part of his career as a professional designer (for newspapers, websites, advertising and marketing…), enjoyed putting these pages together to showcase the company’s toys. We’ve ordered a bunch and plan to share them with every toy store we AND YOU know.

Below is a flip-page PDF of the new catalog. If you are a retailer interested in finding out more, please fill out your mailing address below and we’ll send you one.

Or, if you’re just an honorable, gracious and terrific person who buys toys for yourself or children you know, then please share the catalog with your favorite toy store. You can also enlarge or download this catalog. If you want a closer look, check it out here: shop.forgeofhonor.com/foh_catalog

Enjoy!

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Please fill out the form below and we’ll snail-mail you a catalog:

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