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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 23 2014
$7,164
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
71
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 23 2014

About

Hey! We are Miran and Tomer, best friends since we were little kids in the days when dinosaurs and astronauts roamed our bed rooms. Have you noticed that children today play much differently than we did? They are in front of screens going through the motions but not reaching into their own imaginations, creating stories and characters. This type of learning is vital for a child's cognitive development, spatial awareness, socialization and confidence.  

Looking at the market, we saw the need to create a gender neutral toy that inspired imaginative play, similar to the idea of dollhouses, but that is suitable for both boys and girls. Not all girls want to play with pink doll houses and not all boys like playing with fire trucks, cars and police stations.  

With this in mind, we decided to design an affordable, versatile game that would spark any child's imagination. After doing further research and a lot of models and mock-ups, we realized we were onto something.

A small suitcase that beholds endless imaginative opportunities, inside it - you'll find a foldaway double sided theatre that features movable walls and props, enabling boys and girls to create a range of 3D configurations. Each set also comes with a host of characters and story telling cards, designed to give each adventure an optional kick-start.

Each My Playground comes with:

  • 6 Characters
  • 6 Story Telling Cards - Unique stories about each character.
  • Custom Carrying Case
  • Versatile - This play set enables the child to have different environments to play in at the same time, by moving the walls you can change the shape and space of the environment.
  • Affordable
  • Unique with patent pending hinges that allow it to be transformed time and time again - in cool unique 3D configurations.
  • Easy to Store - When in its case, it fits neatly onto a storage shelf. The hinge we developed makes this a unique product in the toy industry.
  • Creative - All characters have personality and a story behind them. The story telling cards gives the player a kick-start to the adventure
  • Full of possibilities for creative young minds.
  • Simple assembly is required, no tools necessary.
My Playground goes with you everywhere
My Playground goes with you everywhere

We needed a solution to make the over 3 feet set fold into a small suitcase, we tried a variety of existing solutions but none worked for us.

That's why we invented our revolutionary pat-pending hinge which allows walls and features in My Playground to move freely to different positions and configurations.

The hinge is a major part of the project and it consumes most of the funding. Its production involves plastic injection molds and the initial manufacturing process is quite expensive - But it's all worth it, since now you can fold your My Playground and take it everywhere.

We have many themes up our sleeve and the possibilities are endless, from farm and castle to city, circus or ice age... The beauty of My Playground is its ability to be anything! 

Two complete themes were already developed:

The Enchanted Forest

 Space Land

My Playground's vision is to let the crowd decide what will be the next theme created and be part of the developing process. That's where you come in!

Developing a new theme is a fun process that starts with writing a story, which then gets broken down into landscape, characters and story-telling cards. We then design the shape and features of the set and finally bring it all to life with amazing illustrations.

Keeping cost down is important to us, and after two years of development and research into the highest quality and safest manufacturers, we determined that the best possible way to meet our goal, is to place an order large enough to take advantage of the cost break.

This is where you come in!

We have an ambitious goal, but we believe in the product and want to make  it accessible to everyone. This is perfect timing as well - as people look towards the holidays and Santa is looking at toys - My Playground is a fantastic gift.


We are featured in:

Toy News - Read More

Geek Time - Read More

The Gadget Flow - Read More

Risks and challenges

We currently have all the data and a complete list of manufacturers waiting for our "OK" to start production.
Our goal is to complete manufacturing and shipping before Christmas, and will do anything in our ability to complete the task by this time.
The revolutionary hinge has to go on a manufacturing process that takes a long time, in the mean while we will manufacture the boxes, carrying cases, game sets, cards and characters. Hopefully the hinge manufacturing process will go smooth and the complete product will be shipped by mid December 2014.

You can find us on http://kickingitforward.org

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    The ultimate set for hours of imaginative play:
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    ENCHANTED FOREST
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    SPACE LAND
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    THE MAGICAL DEAL!
    ● 2 PREMIUM SETS (Enchanted Forest & Space Land)
    ● 2 Custom Carrying Cases + 12 Characters + 12 Story cards
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    THREE PREMIUM SETS - OF YOUR CHOICE (from available themes) Each set includes: 6 Characters ● 6 Story cards ● Custom Carrying Case PLUS - Door Sign and coloring book!
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    VIDEO THANK YOU, You will receive a personal video of the creators saying 'Thank You' for taking part in making MyPlayground available to all!

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    FIVE PREMIUM SETS - OF YOUR CHOICE (from available themes) Each set includes: 6 Characters ● 6 Story cards ● Custom Carrying Case PLUS - Door Sign and coloring book! ● למשלוח חינם בישראל פרטים בגוף הקמפיין

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    TEN PREMIUM SETS - OF YOUR CHOICE (from available themes) Each set includes: 6 Characters ● 6 Story cards ● Custom Carrying Case PLUS - Door Sign and coloring book! ● למשלוח חינם בישראל פרטים בגוף הקמפיין

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