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Hobbyheadz transform the mundane ride into a daring adventure or a flight of fancy. The perfect accessory to personalise any scooter. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on May 13, 2013.

Hobbyheadz transform the mundane ride into a daring adventure or a flight of fancy. The perfect accessory to personalise any scooter.

About this project

THE WHAT

Hobbyheadz are a range of fun and furry friends that: 

  • Bring fun and fantasy to any scooter outing
  • Easily attach on to most children's scooters
  • Are machine washable
  • Provide a little padding for those occasional tumbles
  • Are compatible with our handmade wooden frame for indoor use or for those not quite scootering yet

We have already launched some initial designs but are now ready to add two more designs to the current range, a rather loveable dinosaur and a cute, pink unicorn. Each design will be as striking as the current ones and will be manufactured to the same high quality (each design will be tested and conform to EU and US Toy Standards (EN 71 and ASTM F 963-08)). We are also going to be producing a wooden frame so that the littlies can play with their Hobbyheadz or that you can bring your Hobbyheadz inside to play. 

THE WHY

Hobbyheadz bring an extra bundle of fun to the already fabulous world of scooters. They encourage more outdoor and creative play, connecting kids and their parents to a whole new experience. And even when it’s time to stop scooting, Hobbyheadz are still ready to play. They can be attached to the back of a chair at tea-time; or even fit onto your bag. And when the fun is over, they love to snuggle up in bed. You will not be sorry to have these furry friends around your home.

THE WHEN

Production and shipping takes around four months. If successful in securing enough funding, we would hope to be able to deliver your Hobbyheadz well before the target time.

THE WHO

Hobbyheadz were born when a kid’s sword fight at home was banished to the local park. A jousting match on scooters ensued and the hobbyheadz was created to transform the ordinary scooter into a trusty steed. Kate and her husband still dispute over who came up with the original idea but the kids were definitely the inspiration and their continued love of the hobbyheadz kept the idea moving forward. After several years of trial and error, a couple more kids, a move to a ramshackle tin-roofed house in the country with an expanding menagerie of wild things, the final product was born. We hope you enjoy it and get as much fun out of Hobbyheadz as we do.

THE REWARDS

So you are looking at the opportunity to select one of our two new, exciting designs. The first is a very cool and loveable dinosaur, the photo below shows the final, funky prototype. The second is a pink unicorn that is currently under development (see sketch below) but will be as cuddly and cute as our current range. You can also select to purchase a wooden frame to accompany your hobbyheadz for extra fun!

The dinosaur out for a run!
The dinosaur out for a run!
Mr. Dinosaur on the wooden frame
Mr. Dinosaur on the wooden frame
Sketch of the unicorn
Sketch of the unicorn

THE REVIEWS

All the below reviews are taken form the independent website Reevoo which collects reviews from customers who have bought Hobbyheadz online. Average score from the current 52 reviews is 9.5 out of 10. Some of the comments include:

'Ollie’s scooter is now a horse - a lot cheaper than a pony!'

'One of the good things about Hobbyheadz it also doubles up as a scooter air bag. My child has a habit of stopping and falling forward on the handle bars but because the Hobbyheadz is very padded it has saved a grazed chin.'

'Daughter loved it - Her scooter stands out from the rest.'

'Thick and sort and cuddly. It has a friendly face and my grand daughter is utterly in love with it! Her brothers secretly want one too, but consider themselves too grown up. However it would appear that the horse likes to stop to sample grass, hedge, leaves, flowers etc from gardens as it goes past. I think it will need some training to scoot straight to the shops!'

'Fantastic quality - big and squeezable!'

'Excellent quality, everyone loves it. Unfortunately even the dog loves it. Great buy.'

Don't miss out on your opportunity to be part of creating the next Hobbyheadz!

Risks and challenges

The timeframes that I have provided do allow for potential obstacles to arise which may include production or shipping delays. Hobbyheadz are produced in China and are manufactured to conform to the EU and US Toy Standard regulations. Given that I have already brought to the market a similar product, I sincerely hope that any challenges that are encountered can be overcome.

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