Thought the Figment popcorn bucket saga was over? THINK AGAIN!
A quick recap if you aren’t aware of this purple dragon’s quest for world domination: as part of the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, a Figment popcorn bucket was released which drew in MULTI-HOUR waits. The lines continued in the days that followed, until our purple dragon SOLD OUT (for the moment anyway). He inspired an epic cake creation and a “bad artwork sketch” with proceeds going to charity. Now, he’s coming to you in the form of more merchandise meant to do good!
Though some took to reselling the Figment popcorn bucket online at quite high prices, one Disney fan took things in a totally different direction. User Juliaki1 ended up posting a listing for the “Bad Artwork Sketch of 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Arts Figment Popcorn Bucket” with 90% of the proceeds set to go to Habitat for Humanity.
That original posting blew up! The next day Julia (@JulfromFL), the source behind this precious art, gave an update. Julia decided to raise money in a slightly different way with 100 copies of the sketch made for multiple individuals to buy, with 1 original hidden in the mix.
It seems there were some updates with that situation due to some of Ebay’s rules, but 50 sketches were still set to be sent out and some information sent for fans to donate if the charge is ultimately denied by Ebay.
Certainly if the charge goes through, then Habitat will get their money from ebay. If the charge is cancelled or doesn't go through, I'll include a letter in the packet on how to donate directly. And it still has been fun trying this great artistic experiment with everyone!
— Julia (@JulFromFL) January 19, 2022
Well, if you’ve been hoping to get that “Bad Artwork Sketch” in t-shirt form, we’ve got good news! Recently, Julia posted on Twitter noting that t-shirts, magnets, stickers, and more of the “Bad Artwork Sketch” are now available online!
I just couldn't wait… for those wanting t-shirts, magnets, stickers, and so on, the store is live now! https://t.co/WV8gjbvS77
— Julia (@JulFromFL) January 18, 2022
…as well as a sticker, a mug, and more.
TeePublic is having a sale on select items for a limited time, so that’s something you could take advantage of. For the next day + 23 hours or so, it noted that the t-shirt was $13 (down from $20).
As Julia’s post notes, 50% of any profits from sales made in 2022 will be donated to the World Central Kitchen with a guaranteed minimum of $100. If you’re not familiar with it, the World Central Kitchen works to provide meals to those in need, particularly in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crisis.
So if you want to grab some unique Figment-inspired merch to commemorate this unique moment in time and help a good cause, you can check out these special items! We’ll keep an eye out for more Figment-related news and we’ll let you know what we find.
Did you snag a Figment popcorn bucket? Tell us in the comments!