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Actually, its a new Magnetapult. Its launching distance is over 30 feet, and its just a bit bigger than the original Mini Magnetapult. It's available at promotex.ca and there's still enough time to get it before Christmas!
I've also launched a new kickstarter project, which unfortunately won't be ready by Christmas, but if you're a science, magnet or even speed nut, you'll love it:
I don't know why I didn't post this a long time ago, but the Thinkgeek is selling the mini-magnetapult's... Here's the URL:
Also, my wife just started a new kickstarter project (using my account) that you may be interested in if you're a fan of any of Steve Job's products. (iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac, etc.) It allows you to literally become part of Steve! :) Its at:
Finally, I've been at work on a new project for the last couple of months that I think will be very exciting for many kickstarters, especially those that are into 3d printing. (Its not a 3d printer. :P ) Keep an eye on my projects list!
All the Magnetapults have shipped, with the exception of a few people that won't reply to their emails. You should all have either received your Magnetapults, or have at least received an email with some kind of tracking number for your shipment. If you haven't, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can track down the reason. You can also leave me a message on Kickstarter, but I can't reply from my iPhone in that case, so it may take longer to reply.
Samples are in the hands of some online retailers, and I expect to be shipping out wholesale orders in a week or two. (Waiting for the bigger shipment of ammo.)
After this update is posted, I'm temporarily changing my name back to 'John Fehr', since I just launched my latest project...
Its a short project (15 days) and a low target ($500) because I want to get the iOS version to market as soon as possible, and get started on the Android version as well.
Thanks again for all of you being such great backers!
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Jan 7, 2012 - Feb 6, 2012 (30 days)
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A hearty THANKS! and your name on the backers page for the Magnetapult web page! Every dollar counts!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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The Mini Magnetapult: One complete Mini Magnetapult. Shoots proportionally farther than his big brother... Perfect for that budding scientist in your family! (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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100 backers All gone!
Early Backer: You get the standard Magnetapult kit (below) at a special price for being an early backer! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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The Standard: One complete Magnetapult kit cut from 1/8" MDF stock. Attack begins in 10 minutes! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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The Metal Machine: This is one complete Magnetapult, cut out of 1/8" aluminum. Water, fire, and drop resistant all one one gorgeous package! (We don't promise your toes will survive the drop though!) International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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The One on One: Two complete Magnetapult kits so you can fight against your buddy! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $15, other, add $20.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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The Family Plan: All three Magnetapult's: The Standard MDF, the Metal Machine, and their little brother, the Mini Magnetapult. (Canada/Mexico - add $20, other, add $25.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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2 backers Limited (98 of 100 left)
The Custom Metal Machine: This is a numbered, limited edition aluminum Magnetapult. Each one comes with a thank you marked into the aluminum with your name on it! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $20, other, add $25.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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The Battle Royale: Four complete Magnetapult kits for multiplayer cubical warfare! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $20, other, add $25.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012