Start-up seeks funding for Legendary Monsters

Experienced toy and game designer sets up Nevermore Toys and urban legend figures.
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A toy start-up company is seeking investment for its first range of figures dubbed Legendary Monsters.

Web users can help fund the line of toys based on US urban legends - like Mothman and The Jersey Devil (pictured) - via Nevermore Toys' Kickstarter page.

$9,455 has currently been pledged by backers and the goal is $25,000. The company has a couple of weeks left to seek the remaining $15,000 or so, or they'll receive nothing at all.

Four creatures are included in the first “Legendary Monsters” series, including Mothman, a winged, man-like creature spotted by two couples in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966.

Check out images of the full range here:

There's also The Jersey Devil, The Missouri Monster and Chupacabra - a pale, powerful creature with long claws and spikes running down its back, seen outside a woman’s home in Puerto Rico in 1995.

Nevermore Toys is headed by owner and design director R. Todd Broadwater, who has more than 13 years’ experience in the toy and game industry. He's worked on toys like Batman, Star Wars and X-Men figures, and video games like Fallout 3 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

"Our experiences with the unknown live on and are still a part of the curiosity and wonder that exist within us today," he said. 

"It is my pleasure to share these stories with children and adults in the form of these collectible toys."

Each figure is created from descriptions found in eyewitness accounts of sightings, and each package includes a written overview of the encounter.

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