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Plush Goldfish with Swarovski Crystals

On April 30th 2017Plushy Planet will launch - on Kickstarter - the first ever stuffed toy with Swarovski CrystalsPlush Goldfish. It's an elegant, soft bright toy made in order to bring more joy on the monotonous background of daily life. The golden color, the Swarovski Crystals, the royal blue color plush pad, the Goldfish itself – all of them were assembled to create one of the best luxury cuddly toys possible.

The goldfish is commonly known as the symbol of good luck and fortune. Also, in some old stories, it appears like an almighty character able to fulfill wishes. Thus, Plushy Planet decided that one of the best-stuffed toys ever made must embody namely a goldfish. Getting it, you could have nearby an example of a strong/almighty character that would cheer you up in life’s difficult moments.

 

The Plush Goldfish is first ever luxury plush toy with Swarovski eyes. It comes in at 14 inches in length, in two variants: Swarovski Version and Standard Version, with a nice 7’’ Royal Blue Color Plush Support/Pad. Besides these, during the Kickstarter campaign, Plushy Planet will also be presenting exciting accessories.

At the moment, the Plush Goldfish is still not available for sale. But if you want to "catch" one, you can get a heads up on their Kickstarter campaign by subscribing to their newsletter (available via the Plushy Planet site) for important updates, upcoming discounts, and much more. The Plush Goldfish with Swarovski Crystals will go up on Kickstarter beginning on April 30th 2017 for the early supporter price of just £29.00 (about $36).

Kickstarter: Le Cutest Hard Enamel Pin

Susannah Kirtland and Yaniv Brick have taken to Kickstarter to launch their first independent enamel pin production. They chose to produce the cutest ever rendition of their favorite Sci-Fi captain from his days as a cyborg. Called Le Cutest, the hard enamel pin features 1.5-inch tall hard enamel black nickel plating, a deluxe metal clutch, and 7 colors.

The pin is available beginning at the $9.00 funding level. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sunday, April 16th 2017 at 1:02AM ET. There are also stretch goals that unlock other color variants of the pin.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: Ninjatown Sticker Club

Shawn Smith of Shawnimals fame has decided to kickstart a series of Ninjatown stickers. These stickers, some logo-ish, some character-based, will be delivered to you once a month for a year, starting in January 2017 (along with some bonus stickers thrown in now and again because... stickers, and because... ninjas). The Kickstarter Project is limited to 100 backers, so sign up if you're interested.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tuesday, January 31st 2017 at 8PM EST.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: Movie Buff Expands

Movie Buff - the best selling and award winning movie trivia card game - returns to Kickstarter with new expansions and updated cards. 

Movie Buff can be played a million different ways, up to 16 players, ensuring no players play the same game twice! Born from thought exercises like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, the game never gets old or boring because there are always going to be new movies coming out to make it as fresh as before. 

As part of this campaign, they're adding three new bonus packs: Director's Cut, Producer's Cut, and Writer's Cut. If you already have the game, you can get all three new packs at the $30.00 level. If you want the original game plus all of the additions, that's available at the $50.00. Plus, there are plenty of other rewards you can back.

This project will be funded on Sunday, December 25th 2016 at 12:57PM EST.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: bionicTOYS

Marcel Pasternak is a product designer who looks to nature for inspiration. bionicTOYS was first created two years ago as part of his Product Design master’s thesis. Studying the principles of motion, he recognized the pure beauty of flexibility used by plants and animals to move and transform. As an avid LEGO fan, Marcel constructed case study models that could mimic organic motions. Working with LEGO Technic—which became like the bones of these structures—he experimented with his own design until he could find a structure that resembled the flexible muscles and tendons: bionicTOYS flex-bricks.

bionicTOYS turns building bricks into flexible play. They've currently taken to Kickstarter in order to raise funds in order to put them into production by March 2017.

This project will only be funded if at least €30,000 is pledged by Friday, December 23rd 2016 at 1:03AM EST.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: UMakeIt! Character Creator

Artist Jake Minor is bringing his new toyproject - the UMakeIt! Character Creator - to Kickstarter. The Character Creator is a customizable action figure that features interchangeable joints and peg points that allow you to interchange a variety of appendages and accessories. You can mix and match components, then draw, color, or add stickers right on the surface of the figure.

The basic Character Creator is available at the early bird $20.00 funding level (once those are filled, it will be available at the $25.00 level). There are various additional levels with additions such as booster kits, artwork, etc. The project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, January 19th 2017 at 7:40 PM EST.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

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Kickstarter: TRBO: The Rival Bikers Overdrive

Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy have launched their very first board game project - TRBO: The Rival Bikers Overdrive over on Kickstarter.

Here's a brief overview of the game:

TRBO is a fast-paced and easy to learn board game for 2–4 players. Featuring high quality miniatures, custom movement dice, and an ample amount of ‘take-that!’ cards, TRBO embraces the ease of play found in retro-board games, while capturing the wacky and hectic experience of kart racing games of the 16-bit era!

Tune-Up cards, boost spaces, and dynamic, dice driven combat, will keep players on the edge of their seats as they race towards victory with their unique biker club. Playing in 30-45 minutes TRBO is a lighthearted and quick game perfect for family gatherings, or friendly gaming nights.

The $49.00 pledge level ($44 for early bird) gets you a copy of the game, the Tractor Jackers Expansion Club, and any unlocked stretch goals. The project will be funded if at least $55,000 is pledged by .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

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Kickstarter: Hatoful Boyfriend 2nd Semester Plush Project

ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow are teaming up, again, with Hato Moa on a brand-new Kickstarter project to help fund the Hatoful Boyfriend 2nd Semester Plush Project. This is the second time that limited edition 5-inch plush toys (which include PVC character tags) will be created in conjunction with the top selling video game title. There are two different sets ($25 each), plus limited edition extras ($100 each - includes sets 1 and 2) and a couple of other much larger sets at the $250 and $1,000 levels.

Only a few days in and they're almost at their initial goal of $50,000. But the project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Tuesday, December 6th 2016 at 11:52 PM EST.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

REVIEW: Aran Blocks

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Aran Blocks is a patent pending building blocks system that can create useful weight bearing structures including small furniture pieces. They like to say it’s like LEGO and Ikea fell in love and had a baby. Currently, the folks behind Aran Blocks have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to help them mass produce the line. They’ve sent us a pre-release set to check out for this review.

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The Aran Blocks come in two unique shapes. There’s the basic building block (with all of its weird squares and cutouts on it) and the cover. The block is hollow in the center, which allows you to discreetly fish cords through them. The covers let you put a flat surface on the top of whatever you choose to design.

I was given the number of blocks that allowed me to create a laptop stand. The assembly was fairly simple. But since the sides on the blocks vary, you’ll want to line them up with the same design on the same side. Also, it seems like you’ll need to rotate the covering blocks to get a firm fit. I had a few that appeared to be loose, but turned them around and found they fit snug in that new position.

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To create the laptop stand I did, you’re looking at the 48 blocks and 40 covers. On Kickstarter, the sets range in price from $40 (50 block/50 cover Early Bird) to $330 (500 block/500 cover). I’m assuming with that many, you could probably build a decent sized table for the kids. But is it cost effective when compared to other options? I like some of the smaller options, such as a monitor stand or a desk organizer, that use less blocks and are therefore a little more cost effective.

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But to get Aran Blocks produced, you’re going to have to back them on Kickstarter. This project will only be funded if at least $18,000 is pledged by Wednesday, November 30th 2016 at 3:27 AM EDT. Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So, (as I always say)back with caution.