The other big impetus behind TCOP was the double-page spreads that were drawn on oversized sheets of illustration board.
Seriously. Would you rather see this two-page spread reduced down to the size of an 11x17 Bonus Print? Or would you like the chance to print out "size as"…OR LARGER?
The other problem, of course, is how do you pick WHICH two-page spreads? Same deal as SIX DEADLY SINS. Whichever ones you pick, all you're going to do is stress out the people who wanted you to pick OTHER two-page spreads.
We've opted for what we hope is the widest selection at the most reasonable price.
If we "stall out" at $75 in total pledges after a few days, then we will have guessed wrong -- AND EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT IN REAL TIME! GULP!
One of our big priorities was to offer a good deal for quantity while also making sure that people with shallow pockets (which is most of us, nowadays) can not only pick up one or two TCOP Images for an affordable price, but that they can do so on an on-going basis. With virtually ALL of the Aardvark-Vanaheim cash going towards restoration and scanning these days, I'm definitely in that category: "No, I can't afford to buy them all at once, but -- hmmm -- one or two every payday? Given that as soon as I click it, I've got it?"