SEATTLE, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- What started as a personalized action figure Kickstarter project for four entrepreneurs called YOU KICK ASS, is now ready for lift off after being successfully funded on ABC'S Shark Tank - a top rated, nationally broadcast show that offers entrepreneurs the chance to pitch wealthy investors, Sharks, on startup businesses.
Through the dedication of the YOU KICK ASS (YKA) founders to their passion for action figure heroes and technology, their idea has now been molded into personalized action figures everyone can purchase for the real hero in their life.
Co-founded by Keri Andrews, Tracy Northcutt, Alesia Glidewell and Douglas Jordan, the YOU KICK ASS team successfully negotiated a deal in the Shark Tank with Mark Cuban. Now, YKA has the resources and gravitas to help them further expand upon their business and dream to acknowledge every day heroes worldwide.
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Since the filming of the Shark Tank segment last September, the YKA team has been working virtually around the clock on further perfecting the 3D printing process to ensure an incredibly realistic "match" for their every day hero customers!
"From day one, we believed that the time is right to reimagine personalized products from the ground up. From parents to children, and teachers to military, we believe that this product is going to be on everyone's wish list," said co-founder Keri Andrews. "Also, with the magic and advancements in 3D printing, what was once thought impossible, has now become achievable for the masses."
"The reception that our concept and business model received on Shark Tank provides us with further validation – it's time for us and our fans to 'Kick Ass' on behalf of every day heroes – with unique action figures suited for graduates, military, Father's Day, birthdays, and more. It's the perfect gift," added co-founder Tracy Northcutt, a former Microsoft employee who is now dedicated to pursuing this business full time.
From "Kapow Kicking Girl" to "Tremendous Man", "Magnificent Muscle Boy", "Stealth Woman", and more – YOU KICK ASS has the perfect match for the hero in your life. Every YKA action figure is customized with the ability to choose a costume, hero name and hero power. It also comes with a cool comic complete with backstory of how the recipient became a hero and what his or her powers are.
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