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Introducing: A Real Bigfoot Caller & The Gag Gift Of The Century

About this project

SquatchIt is the Bigfoot caller that is both a Sasquatch magnet for Bigfoot searchers and a fun toy for kids and adults.

Now you’ll have the device to really mess with Bigfoot and you’ll have a scare tactic that will frighten your friends like never before!

“This is the greatest gag gift to come along in a very long time.” Jason Giannetti, New York

Halloween will never be the same! Kids and adults are already talking about all the ways they’re planning on bringing big fun back to All Hallows Eve.

You cannot even imagine the reaction people are going to have when it’s dark out and they hear a sound like this!

“I cannot wait to use SquatchIt this Halloween…I am going to freak people out!” Heather Tomko, Ohio

Kids love SquatchIt! It’s a fact that kids love to make noise. They especially love loud toys. But they usually lose interest quickly. They get bored fast, and the toy goes in the drawer never to be seen again. Your Kids Will Have Fun For Hours.

SquatchIt is very different.

SquatchIt is a blast!

SquatchIt keeps kids occupied for hours.

Original SquatchIt Prototypes
Original SquatchIt Prototypes

Big Secret: This product helps kids build the creative parts of the brain without them knowing it. Help us build SquatchIt into a thriving business, so all kids can have one. Today, Bigfoot/Sasquatch is a hot topic with kids and adults alike. People love to believe. It’s a growing cultural phenomenon with more and more people having fun, learning and participating.

Now it’s your turn...

Right here on Kickstarter.

Remember those wooden train whistles, airhorns, squawkers, or those rolled up paper New Year’s blowouts that last about three blows then they rip apart? You probably have some of those old and outdated toys hidden somewhere in your home. With SquatchIt, you kids will run around in the back yard pretending they are Sasquatch. They'll hide and scare their friends and have tons of fun that lasts and lasts.

It’s zany and completely different.

This type of kid’s play is known to enhance the imagination rather than just sitting in front of a game console like a zombie. SquatchIt gets them out of the house and gets them moving. It gets their creative juices flowing as they make up new games and form new neural connections. Outside, kids play hide and seek, blasting their SquatchIt every minute, then moving to another location. They can see how far away they can get before they can’t hear SquatchIt anymore. It’s gotta be a mile!

When out riding their bikes, there is no better way kids can warn others they’re coming. SquatchIt to the rescue! Parents can feel better knowing their kids are safer SquatchIt’ing when they’re out and about. Camping in the wilderness is an awesome place where kids have a blast with SquatchIt. They'll be outside for hours pretending to find Bigfoot. The sound coming from SquatchIt is very lifelike. Who knows, maybe your kids will call a real Bigfoot out from hiding.

Imagine all the fun your kids will have while camping! Visualize the kids playing, hiding, searching, discovering, and making up their own games. In the neighborhood, we used to play “Kick the Can” or “Capture the Flag”. Remember those games? As kids we would spend hours and hours outside hoping that a real Bigfoot would just show up. 

Think HALLOWEEN!  What could be more fun or startling than a Sasquatch scream in the night?  

With your help, Kickstarter folks, we can have SquatchIt available for Halloween 2013.  Help us make this the year of the Squatch!

Dad, imagine your next camping trip!  What better way to follow up a scary monster story by the campfire... Sneak off into the woods and SquatchIt!

SquatchIt provides a new level of excitement. It creates fun not found in any other toy on the planet. 

SquatchIt Bigfoot Toy Makes a Great Gift!

Even parents are finding new ways to have fun with SquatchIt.

Yes, SquatchIt has attracted adults. They have created new ways to use a great toy, but for safety and fun. Ladies: Keep a SquatchIt in your purse to ward off attackers. As you can see, they’re small enough. Keep one by your bed. Burglars will hightail it outta there when you blast SquatchIt. They won’t stick around to see the wild animal you have roaming around protecting your home!

Bring SquatchIt to the next big game and root and cheer like never before!  Forget the big clunky air horns that run out of gas.. SquatchIt is battery-free and powered by you! This goes double if you want to heckle politicians!  If you know they are lying and don't like their canned teleprompter speech.. why protest when you can SquatchIt!

With thousands of uses ranging from getting everyones attention before giving that next big presentation to calling the kids home for dinner, SquatchIt is the fun toy that you will use all the time.  With the convenient included lanyard, SquatchIt is always ready for action whenever you need it.  Add a jolt of fun to your day and Just SquatchIt!

For Those Of You Are Really BIG On The Legend Of Bigfoot…

We originally created SquatchIt as the worlds first Bigfoot “wildlife call” aka a “predator call” product. 

The SquatchIt call is a beautifully crafted piece made out of wood and plastic. The nose of the call is a plastic ribbed accordion like piece we refer to as a “gender bender” that allows provides an “all-in-one” change to the sound and pitch between feminine and masculine Sasquatch screams.

The best way to describe the noise is that of a woman vocalizing a hideous blood-curdling scream, which is the general consensus of what a Sasquatch sounds like.

Changing up your scream sounds: By placing one of your hands around the end piece and muffling the area where your sound emanates from, you can easily modify the sounds of your Sasquatch calls to keep things fresh. This is what makes SquatchIt even more effective out in the field.

Big Time Bigfoot Celebrities…

Cliff Barackman, co-host of Animal Planet's "FInding Bigfoot", pictured with SquatchIt
Cliff Barackman, co-host of Animal Planet's "FInding Bigfoot", pictured with SquatchIt

UPDATE JULY 23, 2013 - CLIFF BARACKMAN, TV star co-host of Animal Planet's Mega Hit TV Show, "FINDING BIGFOOT" praises SquatchIt saying he, "is into it.. SquatchIt!!!" - We are ecstatic to have Cliff's support!

Guy Edwards of BigFootLunchClub.com endorses SquatchIt!

Legends like Bob Gimlin from the original Patterson/Gimlin footage filmed at Bluff Creek, likes SquacthIt!…you need to see the footage and hear what he says about it!

UPDATE: We have a new member of Team SquatchIt!, Craig Woolheater. Craig is the creator and owner of the most popular Bigfoot/Sasquatch web portal in the world, Cryptomundo.com.

Cliff Barackman and Craig Woolheater and SquatchIt - along with someone else ;)
Cliff Barackman and Craig Woolheater and SquatchIt - along with someone else ;)

Since we were kids, we loved Bigfoot. 

We were enamored. It was so cool that there could be this huge beast wandering around remote parts of the country that no one had ever seen or photographed close up. The wonderment... The excitement... The possibilities!

We wanted to do something to enhance the conversation about Bigfoot. There are duck calls, elk calls, deer calls, turkey calls, goose calls, fish calls, horse calls, you name it. There is a caller for every animal... Except Bigfoot.

So we just had to build one.

First Sketch of SquatchIt
First Sketch of SquatchIt

Now, we’re ready to manufacture these in mass quantities so that every family in America can have Big-Time Bigfoot Fun like never before!  This is your chance to be the first on your block to SquatchIt and get in on the fun.

We studied the animal call market and located a credible manufacturer. One of the industry’s leading animal call experts, Dano Pinkham. He works with one of the leading and oldest animal call companies in the United States called Brown Wood, Inc. Dano designs and manufactures game calls and components for over 100 companies! He’s the real deal. And he’s not in China.

Dano Pinkham - Wild Game Call Designer / Manufacturer
Dano Pinkham - Wild Game Call Designer / Manufacturer

Our first interaction with Dano was hysterical!

James first sent him an email, asking if he could assist with an “animal call” project. He quickly jumped on the phone. When Dano first got on the phone, Dano absolutely thought James had lost his mind.

He actually said, “James, ordinarily, if someone calls me with such an outrageous idea like yours; a Sasquatch Call, I would have instantly hung up in their ear…I’m not sure what’s keeping me on the line thus far, but you have my ear and my interest."

We went back and forth over the next few weeks. We sent him everything we could find Sasquatch vocalizations.

Around that time, Dano told us that he had been playing the audio vocalizations on his computer speakers and was concerned that his colleagues were wondering what the heck was going on in his office! We could imagine his employees rolling their eyeballs, and thinking, “Dano’s gone crazy!”

Over the next year, we tried many sounds. Then, together, we ended up engineering just the right sound. Dano has been nothing but awesome throughout collaboration. 

By partnering with a seasoned game call industry professional, we are strategically preparing for success.

We have created a collection of 40+ SquatchIt pictorial designs. We plan to roll out a unique SquatchIt apparel division. We’ll have hats, shirts, bags, kid’s clothes … all in celebration of our favorite animal … the Amazing Bigfoot.

Early SquatchIt Branding Sketches
Early SquatchIt Branding Sketches

Use of Funds

Bigfoot/Sasquatch has gained popularity since the 1960s. Today, it’s an even hotter topic. People love to believe. It’s still a cultural phenomenon. Now you can participate in the story. Right here on Kickstarter.

Prototype is built and fully tested.

OUR PRIMARY GOAL

  • Begin mass-production


Stretch Goals

  • Setup professional marketing and advertising
  • Hire a professional sales force that has existing retail relationships

Please give us a hand…better yet, a foot (a big one!) and help us spread the joy of Bigfoot to the masses…JUST SQUATCH IT!!

THANKS – CHRISTOPHER, JAMES and CRAIG.

Risks and challenges

We have done our best to prepare for the challenges of producing SquatchIt by enlisting the help of one of the most sought-after big game call engineers to assemble and deliver them to us. We are confident in our timeline to deliver SquatchIt to our backers.

In order to assure safe and rapid delivery of SquatchIt to our backers we will utilize trackable shipping from The United States Post Office.

We understand that it is entirely possible that we will need to produce a very large number of SquatchIt devices. To that end we have made detailed plans with our assemblers and built in a realistic delivery timeline. Rest assured that if you back SquatchIt we will get the job done and put a SquatchIt in your hand so you can join in the Bigfoot fun!

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    Be a SquatchIt ANGEL! Your name will be listed in the SquatchIt “Angel” section of our "Thank You" video, which will be hosted on YouTube and will be featured in an official press release distributed to high profile national news, television, radio, and media outlets. Be amongst the very first batch of customers to receive your very own SquatchIt so get ready to communicate with a real Sasquatch or simply make some really serious noise! Receive the LIMITED EDITION (Just 1 of 50) Prelaunch “SquatchIt Angel” T-Shirt.

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    You get: our name will be featured on the SquatchIt "Thank You" video. A limited edition "SquatchIt Backer" zippered hoodie only 5 will be made! Your very own SquatchIt!

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    Private SquatchIt After Party!
    Meet, Greet and Eat With Team SquatchIt and friends and surprise guests. This is your chance to talk business with Team SquatchIt in person.
    Hosted by team SqutachIt at SquatchIt headquarters, in Dallas, Texas.

    • Au-Squatch Chef Christopher Oliver will prepare Squatch-sized portions of USDA Prime Filet Mignon, slow-cooked "sous vide style" and custom seared by 500,000BTU flamethrower in cast iron skillet while you watch and Squatch!
    • Chef Oliver’s Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken

    Sides will include:
    • Super Chef Salad
    • Texas-sized baked potato with all the fixins
    • Grilled Asparagus
    • Chef Vegetables
    • Texas chili and much more…
    • Open bar
    • Music
    • Swimming.

    A festive feast fit for a beast!

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