Tagged: toys

Wired Toy Company Roominate Returns to Kickstarter With New rPower Technology

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Roominate, an award-winning line of wired building systems for girls aged six and up, just launched a new Kickstarter to take their technology to the next level with a new circuit system and app. During the first Kickstarter campaign in 2012, Roominate hit its funding… Read More

Update: Elemental Path’s CogniToys Exceeds Funding Goal by 550% on Kickstarter

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Smart toy and technology developer Elemental Path, creator of CogniToys, the first toys powered by IBM Watson, has surpassed its Kickstarter goal by 550 percent. Launched on February 16th, the campaign raised $275,000 and received support from 2,256 campaign backers. As a result of exceeding several funding stretch goals, Elemental Path will… Read More

Creator of Kickstarter-Success KitRex Turns to Crowdfunding Again For New 3D Dino Project

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Last spring, Lehigh Valley, PA artist, Lisa Glover, hit Kickstarter for her project, KitRex. She used custom-made steel die to cut the complex dinosaur shapes out of Bristol board to make the kits. Originally setting out to raise $8,000, Glover and her dinos took home over $100,000 thanks… Read More

Move Over, Barbie: New Hilary Clinton Figurine Hits Kickstarter to be the Toy Future Voters Love Most

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Taking political interest to a whole new level, Brooklyn-based small product design studio and the creators of the 2008 Obama Action Figure, FCTRY, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for new Barbie competitor, the Hilary Clinton figurine. The “ready for action figure” (not… Read More

Kickstarter-Success KinderLab Robotics Opens New Headquarters in Waltham, Massachusett


KinderLab Robotics, a creator of toys and educational tools that teach four to seven year-olds to program and understand logic, has moved to new office space and manufacturing headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The offices and manufacturing space is close to the historic technology hub of… Read More

Elemental Path Launches Kickstarter For First Toys Powered by IBM Watson; Raises Over $65,000 in 24 Hours

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Smart toy and technology developer Elemental Path today announced their new line of connected toys, CogniToys, which evolve alongside children as they learn and grow. The first toy powered by cognitive computing system IBM Watson, Elemental Path launched its Kickstarter campaign for CogniToys on February 16th to raise $50 thousand for continued product development… Read More

ToyBacker Launches New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Toy Projects

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With the increasingly competitive landscape of the toy development and retail industries, crowd funding has emerged as a gateway for toy innovators to display and gather support for ideas that may have been passed up by large toy companies. ToyBacker announced on Wednesday (January 28th)… Read More

Kickstarter-Success PowerUp 3.0 Continues to Soar to New Heights; Has Been Named CNET’s Top Remote-Controlled Toys of 2014

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Time certainly does fly! A year ago this month, inventor and President of PowerUp Toys, Shai Goitien, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for PowerUp 3.0 that generated over $1.2 million and became the top funded programs in the flight category. Today, the innovative Bluetooth-enabled paper airplane toys are sold exclusively… Read More

LevelUp’s Sabertron Easily Beats Crowdfunding Campaign Goal

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LevelUp, Inc.’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Sabertron: Foam Swords with Electronic Scoring has successfully surpassed its $50,000 goal less than a week after it launched, fulfilling the swordplay dreams of backers who can now expect these high-tech toys to be deliver in time for the… Read More

TinkerBots Creators Easily Surpass $100K Goal On Indiegogo


Seeking help with its highly anticipated project, Kindematic launched its  $100,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its TinkerBots – and quickly beat their goal. The product is a “toy building set with easy-to-add robotics that make it possible for children and adults to create an… Read More

Crowdfunding Lammily, Barbie’s Real-World Replacement

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In what is probably the most overdue thing in the toy space, someone is trying to disrupt Mattel’s Barbie doll, often criticized for presenting a completely ridiculous and unrealistic image of the female body. The campaign is for Lammily, and it’s Barbie’s more realistic doppelgänger; a… Read More

An Engine For Paper Airplanes Just Joined Some Elite Kickstarter Company

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The oft-admired Kickstarter campaign for the PowerUp 3.0 has closed. The grand total? $1,232,612 from 21,412 backers. The average pledge for the campaign was $57.57. RELATED | Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Looked to Crowdfund $50,000, It’s Now Over $500,000 on Kickstarter It’s good for sixth on Kickstarter’s all-time… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Modarri Cars, Spoonzey Baby Spoon, Woodster for iMac & EzFlop


For this week’s version of Crowdfunding Mailbox we have four smaller campaigns.  It is a lot easier to write about the big, high-profile campaigns with professional teams and big budgets for PR.  But we do not want to ignore the smaller campaigns.  Not just because… Read More

Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Crosses $1 Million On Kickstarter


The PowerUp 3.0 has officially crossed $1 million on Kickstarter, proving that any idea can raise massive amounts of money if the crowd sees it as worthy. Over 18,000 people have pitched into the project to date. This funding comes on a goal of only… Read More

WATCH: Kickstarter-Funded Rubber Band Machine Gun Can Destroy 672 Schoolyard Enemies

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A project on Kickstarter has currently raised over $50,000 on a goal of just $5,000 with over three weeks left to go. I’m left wondering where this was during my childhood. It’s a rubber band machine gun and it looks awesome. Project creator Alex Shpetniy posted… Read More

Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Looked to Crowdfund $50,000, It’s Now Over $500,000 on Kickstarter

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The PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane is some kind of awesome.  The crowdfunding campaign launched just before Thanksgiving and topped the $50,000 goal in less than 8 hours.  Over 1000 backers rushed to support this cool project launching it into Kickstarter stratosphere.  The stretch… Read More

Final Hours: Play-i CEO Vikas Gupta On How He Raised Over $1 Million


The crowdfunding campaign for Play-i is in its final hours. The campaign launched seeking $250,000 to fund and prove a market for an interactive, cost-effective set of robots – named Bo and Yana – that would aid in teaching young children the basics of programming…. Read More

Play-i Approaches $750K In Funding With A Week Left In Campaign

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A crowdfunding campaign for the Play-i robot is approaching $750,000 in funding after seeking a goal of just $250,000. The campaign still has a week left to go and could hit $1 million before all is said and done. Play-i is creating a visual programming… Read More

Six Cool Projects From Kickstarter Canada’s First Day

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Now that we’re all collectively celebrating the launch of Kickstarter support for projects seeking funding in Canadian dollars, let’s take a look at six projects that have taken advantage of this new aspect of Kickstarter’s service. (As always, caveat emptor!) Nix Color Sensor [Toronto] The… Read More