The LunaDisc makes indoor and outdoor disc playing fun and safe day or night. A Fair Trade product - we have a great mission to spread.
LunaDisc in the News
Raleigh.com- "...people love the Pocket Disc... but they love stuff that lights up even more..."
What's a LunaDisc?
The LunaDisc is a great toy that supports a larger mission. It's fun, safe, Fair Trade and crazy looking in the dark. We have taken our wildly popular Pocket Disc (see background below) and added pliable LED lights to make it the ultimate throwing toy all day and all night! The LunaDisc's dazzling color display in dark rooms or outside at night will remind you of scenes from Tron and Star Wars. No other light up disc is so soft and safe. More importantly, no other disc makes a major impact on the lives of hundreds of Mayan families.
These are the AWESOME Disc (BOTH LUNA AND POCKET) designs we are offering our Kickstarter Backers:
What's a Pocket Disc?
Savanna, co-founder Patrick's daughter, had to crochet a doily as a third grade project. It sat on an end table for over a year until one night co-founder Chris picked it up and tossed it to Patrick. The doily had an extra drop stitch added to the edge, which created a small lip. This lip enabled the disc to fly straight and...Ta-Da, the Pocket Disc was created. We've sold over 300,000 of these handmade, all-cotton works of flying art. Pocket Disc nuts worldwide enjoy the many games and quirky yet handy uses.
The LunaDisc Can Help Hundreds
All of our products are hand made under strict Fair Trade practices by Mayan artisans in villages in Guatemala and Yucatan, Mexico. That means the more successful we can be with the Luna Disc project, the more families we can involve. Our goal is to double the number of families we work with in Guatemala and the Yucatan from approximately 400 to over 800 by the end of the year! If you are not familiar with fair trade or why it's important check out FairTradeFederation.org to learn more. Beyond the business side of things, we've been lucky to get involved in some other significant efforts to support the health of our producer communities as well as other green initiatives. Please read more on this below.
What The Money Will Go Towards
As part of our Fair Trade commitment, we supply all the materials upfront—so our project needs a "kickstart." The money we raise on Kickstarter will go toward buying the materials and pliable LED wires needed for the first round of production of LunaDiscs.
Visit Our Producers and Take an Eco-Tour
The women we work with are not only amazing artisans but also wonderful people with a kind heart. We plan to introduce them to you! Our VIP tier backers will be rewarded with a trip for two to Guatemala for an adventure eco-tour of this beautiful land and private visit to meet the villagers!
VIP backers will join the Pocket Disc team on an eco-tour of Guatemala. We will kayak in volcanic lakes, mountain bike, climb a volcano, meet our producers in their native villages, enjoy an exclusive production manager party with our village leaders, tour historic and beautiful Antigua Guatemala and much more. When you back us at this level, we will send you a special email with more photos and details. This will be a trip to remember forever.
Note: For US travelers only. International travelers must get to the Atlanta, GA international airport and then we will cover the rest.
When can I expect delivery of my reward?
We will ship all rewards in October 2012.
What does "limited edition" mean for the various levels?
We will create the 6 one-of-a-kind disc patterns for Kickstarter backers shown above. The designs will never be used again in the future and have a special kickstarter backer label on the underside.
Are shipping costs included?
Domestic shipping is included. Foreign shipping add $15.00.
Does the LunaDisc come with batteries?
Yes, it comes with 2 watch batteries. (CR2032)
How does it turn on and off?
There is a clicker button on the battery pack located in a pouch on the underside of the LunaDisc.
How many LED lights are there? Do they get hot?
Each LunaDisc has 8 lights on top and 4 on the bottom. No, they do not get hot.
How big is the LunaDisc and how much does it weigh?
The disc is 8" in diameter and weighs about 3.3 ounces.
Won't my dog destroy these?
LunaDiscs are not for dogs b/c of the wiring. However we sell tons of Pocket Discs (aka Paw-ket Discs for your pooch) to dog owners. Paw-ket Discs are made for play not chew. If you put it on the shelf when play time is over, it will last many years. Turns out, there is a health benefit beyond the exercise and fun. A veterinarian recently saw the disc and commented that "When a dog’s teeth go through the pores in the crochet of a Pocket Disc, it acts like dental floss which helps fight tartar."
What exactly is included in the travel package?
Flight, hotel, adventure tour fees, party invitation, transportation and gear. Food and drink are not included for non-party meals but one can get by very easily in Guatemala with a small daily meal budget.
Where are the villages where LunaDisc will be made?
In the highlands of Guatemala near Panajachel.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade refers to a set of principles that define the relationship between producers and buyers. Key elements include producer autonomy over work conditions, producer input into the business relationship and wages above the prevailing local rates. The term fair trade is generally associated with the term business social responsibility. We are members of the Fair Trade Federation; to learn more about fair trade visit their website. Also, click here to have a look at what we are doing specifically in support of our producer groups, as well as environmental initiatives.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 5, 2012.
Jun 15, 2012 - Aug 5, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
STARTER PACK: Receive 1 Indoor Pocket Disc. Already have a Pocket Disc? Great—it needs a dancing partner! NOTE: ALL DISCS IN THIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT ARE SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION DESIGNS. SEE AVAILABLE DISC PATTERNS TO THE LEFT. (You will receive the orange disc at top left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
UNA LUNA: Receive 1 LunaDisc. Congratulations! You are officially a trendsetter! (You will receive the orange disc at top left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
57 backers Limited (43 of 100 left)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Receive 1 LunaDisc OF YOUR CHOICE from the 6 designs to the left. (Pick any from the 6.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $35 or more
0 backers Limited (35 of 35 left)
LUNA/VERSA SPECIAL: Look good while having fun! Get one LunaDisc (Pick your own Luna from the 9 shown on the left) and get a pink Versaband. Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $40 or more
40 backers All gone!
40 @ 40, GET THAT WORM: Receive 2 LunaDiscs OF YOUR CHOICE from the 6 designs to the left. Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $40 or more
DAY/NIGHT PACK: Receive Both 1 LunaDisc and 1 Sports Pocket Disc. Your life now has balance! (You will receive the orange disc at top left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $40 or more
16 backers Limited (14 of 30 left)
4th of July/Canada Day Special. Show your sprit and get your choice of one LunaDisc and one Sports Pocket Disc in our US Flag, Yankee Doodle Swirl, or Maple Leaf patterns. Our neighbors to the north take note of all our other prizes: you will save $10 in shipping on this one! Free shipping in the US, $5 in Canada.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $45 or more
10 backers Limited (35 of 45 left)
LATE RISER SPECIAL: The early birds got their worm for the 40 @ 40, but we want you to get yours too. Pick 2 LunaDiscs from the 9 shown at the left. Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $70 or more
PARTY 3 PACK: Receive 3 LunaDiscs. Fact: Three LunaDiscs give off three times the light of one LunaDisc. (You will receive the 3 discs in the top row.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $95 or more
3 backers Limited (27 of 30 left)
DAY/NIGHT 6 PACK- Get 3 Pocket Discs and 3 LunaDiscs. 3 Day and 3 Night, now your smile is 6Xs as bright! (choose from any of the 6 available patterns) Free shipping within the US. Add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $130 or more
PARTY 6 PACK: Get 6 LunaDiscs. That will pretty much make you the coolest person on your block! (You receive one of each style to the left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $145 or more
MAYAN PACK: Get 3 LunaDiscs. PLUS a Mayan child will be provided school supplies for one year. (You will receive the 3 discs in the top row.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $215 or more
MAYAN PARTY PACK: Receive 6 LunaDiscs PLUS help feed a Mayan child for one month and provide their school supplies for one year. (GOOD KARMA: we thank you by allowing you to pick any combo of the 6 discs to the left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $255 or more
BAKER'S DOZEN: Back us for 12 LunaDiscs and we'll toss ya another one for free. (Pick any that you like from the 6 discs on the left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $350 or more
CLUB SPORTS PACK: Get 12 LunaDiscs and 12 Sports Pocket Discs. Now half your holiday shopping is done! (Pick any that you like from the 6 discs on the left.) Free shipping in the US, add $15 for international.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $840 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
RETAILER SPECIAL: Receive 84 LunaDiscs for your store. Just in time for your holiday sales! (Choose any combination of 84 from the 6 available Kickstarter patterns.)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $3,500 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
VIP ECO-ADVENTURE TOUR: Receive all the rewards from the $215 level PLUS a 5-day trip for two to Guatemala! You will have the chance to meet the families who make LunaDisc as well as embark on multiple adventures on and near Lake Atitlan; considered by many to be the world's most beautiful lake. This is going to be an amazing trip! For more details see the description to the left.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012