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BatteryBot is the world's 1st & only character-based rechargeable backup battery for smartphones, tablets & mobile devices, by Mimoco!
1,249 backers pledged $88,202 to help bring this project to life.

Thank you – we are 50% funded!

Posted by Evan Blaustein (Creator)

Thanks to all 550+ of You, BatteryBot has just crossed the halfway point! 

A huge heartfelt THANKS goes out to you for being the first backers to share our vision to make portable power fun through character! We couldn't have achieved this milestone without the support of each and every one of You.

One of the biggest challenges (and pleasures!) of making character-based electronics is determining which characters to license and produce. The possibilities are limitless and that is why we believe so strongly in our business model. But the sheer number of choices is overwhelming which complicates things and is often the cause of many heated discussions in the office!

Fortunately, one of the primary benefits of running a Kickstarter campaign is the ability to tap into the wisdom of the crowd to help us make the hard decisions. We’re here on KS not only to raise the funds necessary to produce BatteryBot, but to invite you into the decision making process of selecting which characters to license and bring to market.

That said we are happy to share with you some of the concept art we’ve worked up and are reviewing internally as potential candidates to be officially licensed and manufactured in BatteryBot form. I cannot stress enough that the concept art below is not yet licensed, may never be licensed, nor produced. These are just some of the characters we are experimenting with on the BatteryBot platform to evaluate their potential before any commitments are made.

Some of these characters have been designed based on the feedback we’ve received from You in the comments section of the campaign. Others are characters we just thought would be a great addition to the line.

And, it’s important to also note that absent from this update are characters that we have already worked with in MIMOBOT form, such as Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Adventure Time, etc. Once again, we may or may not produce styles from these properties, and as soon as we can share more about any of them in BatteryBot form, we will post a new update!

For now, for your viewing pleasure, enjoy the visual eye-candy of these mock-ups and let us know in the comments which you like (and would support if produced), which you don’t like, and of course suggest more for us to review and hopefully mock up!

Thank you and enjoy!

~Evan and the Teamoco at Mimoco

Potential Licensed BatteryBot Concept Art
Potential Licensed BatteryBot Concept Art
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    1. Tobias Fiebiger on

      Tardis or Bender HELL YEAH! :)

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      justine on

      seriously torn between tardis, pikachu, and totoro!

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      Adrian G Tuazon on

      I'd probably go for the Pikachu or Bender one. However, might I suggest something from My Little Pony? Any pony will do, but an electric shocked Derpy (known as "Fan Favorite" pony) or a Princess Celestia (power from the sun theme). I'm fairly certain if you throw on a mock-up of a pony BatteryBoy it'll get plenty of attention from the fans!

    4. Tina Good

      Definitely the Tardis! And I'll add another Firefly request... As for other Doctor Who ideas, how about an Adipose? They'd definitely fit in with the 'cute, but creepy' attitude of a lot of the Mimoco standards....

    5. Nguyen Nhat Linh on

      Minion and Tardis! Love them

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      JenniferJennifer Marten on

      Hi guys,
      Just looking at your kickstarter I notice that the donations have slowed down a bit. I really want to see this project become a reality so maybe you should increase the number of the 40$ backers allowed. I dont know if you can even do this but I just thought I would say something! Also Pikachu is amazing and I would love one!

    7. Heather Thompson on

      I would be uber excited for a Minion and/or Tardis bot :)

      I'm in full support of Leonardo as well.

      Thanks for sharing the process with us, it's really fun to be apart of.

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    9. Shawn McNaughton on

      Minion Dave all the way! There is just something awesome about a Minion powering up my device!

    10. Adrian on

      I want a han solo battery! That being said, I would happily settle for Bender's shiny metal a$$.

    11. Pat Wendt on

      I would be blissfully happy with either Totoro or Minion Dave!

    12. Jordi on

      Bender! what about some Dragon Ball characters? I would be awesome!!

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      I'd have to go with the minion and TARDIS, although I'd like those as flash drives as well. I second the vote for Firefly, but would love a Weeping Angel too.

    14. Margaret Sayle

      Tarsus and Totoro, so awesome!!

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      smccorriston on

      TARDIS and Snoopy!

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      .zannah. on

      Totoro + Pikachu!

      I'd also add in a vote for BMO in the future, please!

    17. Pretam Banger on

      sweet. Designs look awesome especially the android one. My android battery bot would be charging my android phone : ) But can you please make the BMO /Beemo into a battery bot though

    18. F. Chan on

      Oh, yea Tototro!

    19. frank yee on

      like everyone else the tardis is a must have. the others i would like too like bender, leo, and spongebob. one thing i really want is marvin martian or other looney tunes.

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      Matthew Hoffman on

      OMG! need Tardis, Minion and pokemon for the kids- but the minion is all mine!! Bwah hahaha

    21. Karin Martinez on

      Love the minion and the TARDIS! How about a Dalek?

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      Thomas Boutilier on

      Would love to see a licensed TARDIS batterybot but I would think that for generic characters there would be a plethora of choices such as Frankenstein's monster or Zeus would be obvious choices. How about Nikola Tesla for a licensed character?

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      Sabrina Alexandra on

      If these licenses work out, I'm contemplating leaving a second pledge... I mean, two batterybots are better than one, right?

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      GD on

      I LOVE Minion Dave, Totoro, and Pikachu! I am so happy to see Totoro there because I thought that he wasn't well known. Lol I would definitely want Totoro and Minion Dave! :) seeing this made my day. Thank you.

    25. kate patterson on

      i would get the minion, ninja turtle, and maybe peanuts if it had snoopy.

    26. Caleb Hopkins on

      OH MY GOD!! I would absolutely LOVE Minion Dave!!! :D

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      Brea Taylor-Munro on

      I LOVE Totoro! I would get that in a second!

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      I would buy the TARDIS and the Minion in a heartbeat!

    29. Lauren Nopenz on

      Oh my gods, I can not TELL you have excited I am to see the TARDIS up there in the concept designs!

      I am praying (literally, on my knees, arms raised) that this design goes through. I would just die of excitement!

      You guys do great work, proud to support you!!

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      Erik Vanderhagen on

      Oh man, the TARDIS and minion designs are pure win. How awesome would a Stimpy or Rocko one be?

    31. Raymond Ng on

      despicable me and pokemon for sure!

    32. Gabriel "X" Solis on

      TOTORO-BOT !!! I want !! n_n

    33. Deena Blackorby Cates

      Doctor Who's Tardis...I love it! Would absolutely buy it at once. Futurama is cool and I like the idea of Peanuts (but only as Snoopy), but LOVE Tardis!

    34. Chris Russell on

      You have the MLP License, I'd love to see Celestia and Luna as a BatteryBot.

      That said, Catbug looks adorable!

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      brainwash on

      Awww totorobot wants!

    36. Dinelle Sinclair on

      Doctor Who - Tardis, absolutely YES!
      for Peanuts I'd only get it if it was Snoopy.

    37. Sam Mied on

      I like the cat bug, minion and bender ones the most.

    38. Eric on

      CatBug with Sugar peas so awesome!

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      Deirdre Baker on

      Futurama would be incredible!

    40. Chris Smith on

      We like the Despicable Me, Doctor Who, Android, and Futorama Battery Bot Deigns.

      Your neighbors,
      Hendren Associates