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TOM Projects is a platform for fan and creator interaction during the product development process.
Project owners present sample designs and prototypes of their products, and fans comment with their ideas, preferences, and questions. Fans and project owners are able to communicate and work toward the product's final design together. Fans can also fund the projects for which they are interested in receiving the final product.
All-or-nothing projects have a funding goal that needs to be met within the project period in order for the product to be created. If an All-or-nothing project fails to meet its funding goal, the product(s) in development will not be created, and all backers will receive a full refund.
Made to order projects do not have a fixed funding goal, and everyone who reserves the product during the project period will receive it after the project ends and the product has been manufactured.
TOM Projects is unable to guarantee that projects will succeed or that rewards will be delivered or deemed satisfactory. By backing a project you understand that you are funding product(s) in development, and that the project may experience changes, delays, and unforeseen challenges, and may not achieve success. With these risks in consideration, we leave it up to your own judgment whether you would like to fund a project.
You can change your e-mail address and password from your Account Settings page.
The core of TOM Projects is fan and creator communication. Once you have committed to a project by backing it or making a reservation, you will continue to receive all project updates via email. As products may undergo various changes and drafts before they are finalized, it is important that as a backer you are informed of all changes to the product(s) you have funded and opted to receive.
At the moment, project creation is not open to the general public.
If you are interested in receiving the product being developed, you can fund the project. You can also leave comments on the project page with your feedback, ideas, preferences, and questions to help the project owner shape and improve the product. You can also share the project on social media to help it reach more people!
You can leave comments via the Facebook Comments box located on the project page.
Project owners are responsible for reading through all comments on a regular basis, and may respond directly to your comment and/or implement your feedback. Please understand, however, that it is not guaranteed that all feedback will be implemented.
On the project page, click "Back" or "Reserve" and select the reward you are interested in receiving. Enter your payment and shipping information and follow the steps through to submission. Once your payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.
You are only able to select one reward at a time when funding a project, but you are able to fund the same project multiple times and select a different desired reward each time.
Some products may have region restrictions. This could be due to your country's laws, determined by the project owner, or due to other factors.
Unfortunately, you are only able to fund the value of your desired reward. You are unable to pay extra or freely adjust your payment amount.
Payments can be made via credit or debit card and PayPal. Depending on the project, payments will be made in either USD or JPY.
Unfortunately, TOM Points from the TOM Shop cannot be used to fund projects.
No; all payments must be made in full.
All payments are final and cannot be canceled. However, in the event that an All-or-nothing project fails to reach its funding goal, you will receive a full refund.
If the project is a success, after the project ends the creator will begin manufacturing your reward(s). This process generally takes around 3 months, but may vary depending on the project. After the rewards are complete, they will be shipped out. Shipping speed will vary depending on the country and shipping method. You can check the expected delivery date of your reward(s) on your My Projects page.
Rewards will be shipped via Air SPR, EMS, or USPS depending on the size and weight of your reward and what country it ships from.
The cost of shipping is included in the price of the product, so you will not need to pay for shipping.
Depending on your country's customs laws, you may be required to pay a tax before obtaining your package. In some areas, such as the United Kingdom and France, the local postal service may charge an extra handling fee for processing packages affected by customs taxes. Payment of customs taxes and any possible handling fees is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Yes. You can edit your shipping address from your My Projects page.
No; it is not possible to change your reward after backing a project or placing a reservation. Please be sure that you have selected the correct reward before completing checkout.