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About

Haven't you ever thought that so many programming languages and technologies have their own mascots produced so many times in so many colors and characters (only on Kickstarter, there were 7 different campaigns producing all kinds of PHP elephpants!), but one of the biggest programming communities nowadays - JavaScript community, never had one?

To be sure, that JavaScript is super popular you can google any article of most trending languages right now. 

For example, here are some stats based on total GitHub pushes:

Most of the languages mentioned above for many years have their own well-known mascots: PHP Elephpant, Java Duke, Go Gopher and many more.

But how could this be possible that JavaScript with a huge community around the globe never came up with its mascot?

If you ask the target audience, what's your main association with JS, most of the programmers would call a Rhino, most likely due to the book: 'Javascript: The Definitive Guide', also known as a Rhino Book:

Lots of JS conferences and meetups used rhino as their symbol, so that was a no-brainer, that rhino should become the main mascot for all JavaScript programmers!

We decided to manufacture the first prototype of a plushy rhino and start a campaign on Kickstarter to raise enough money to produce rhinos and spread them around the world. 

 

 

Our Classic Rhino which measures approximately 10" x 6" x 4". Its tiny version is only 5" x 3.5" x 2". For Kickstarter backers, we are also offering a unique opportunity - a larger scale gopher 16" x 12" x 11". These large gophers are only going to be available via this Kickstarter! They will not be for sale afterward.

 

But we need you to make this happen! We estimate that it will take 12 weeks from the day we are able to create the order, at the earliest, to when we may ship it to you.

Our first campaign

We'd like to mention that this is our second Kickstarter campaign. Last year we successfully started and implemented a similar campaign producing more than 300 plushy Gophers for Go-developers. 

We received lots of feedback from previous campaign backers and with all that experience, we are sure that we'll be able to manufacture as many rhinos as you need and deliver them on time. 

Spead the word

We get that not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, but you can always help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of! We can’t thank you enough for checking out our JavaScript Rhino and helping us make this project a success.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Since this is our second campaign on the Kickstarter, we are even more confident that the order will be completed. We are aware now of all potential bottlenecks and know how to handle them.
The rhino design is already well-prototyped by the production facility which is specialized on toys.
The only concern remains that if there are too many people willing to have such an awesome rhino we might split our order and the second batch will take another 8 weeks to produce.

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    Early Bird Rhino

    For the first 20 backers only, get 1 rhino for the cheapest you'll see.

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    Small Rhino

    You've just secured yourself one (1) tiny rhino!

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    You've just secured yourself one (1) standard rhino!

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    Tiny + Classic Rhino

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    Classic Rhino Pack

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    Large Rhino

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    This pledge gives you three (3) rhinos of all sizes: tiny, classic and large.

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    Classic Pack

    A pack of ten (10) classic rhinos will head your way soon.

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    Full Pack

    For the user group that wants it all. You get the same five (5) classic rhinos, five (5) but also get one (1) large rhino.

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Funding period

- (30 days)