Manufacturing disasters, packing chaos and the whims of Apple are just a few of the unexpected obstacles these Kickstarter creators faced.
CNNMoney examined the 50 top funded Kickstarter projects to see which shipped on time.
A CNNMoney examination of the top 50 most-funded projects on Kickstarter found that 84% missed their target delivery dates, with some delayed by many months.
Like many of the high-profile projects it launched, Kickstarter is in some ways a victim of its own runaway success.
Flint and Tinder used Kickstarter to bring men's underwear manufacturing back to the US, but was surprised by the challenges they encountered.