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Larry HuettemanBy Larry Huetteman
First created
Larry HuettemanBy Larry Huetteman
First created
$1,130
pledged of $22,000pledged of $22,000 goal
27
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 29 2017 4:32 AM UTC +00:00

About

My son Steven is an amazing child. He came up with a brilliant idea at age 11 on his own and we built Chromo Tag together over the last 2 1/2 years as a labor of love. His dream is simply to get the game built, publicized and delivered so that children from all over the country can play it with their family and friends and enjoy it as much as he does. My goal is to build and package the toy, get the word out and help you and your kids share in the fun! 

Press Coverage - What Others are Saying   

The Toy Box: Chromo Tag Makes A Splash with Kid Judges, Moves to Finals

"The mentors are very intrigued by the color-exploding idea and try it out for themselves. Jen Tan thinks the design could be improved and Jim Silver sees its potential."  

See the winning episode at:

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-toy-box/episode-guide/season-01/4-episode-4

Read more at

 http://www.business2community.com/entertainment/toy-box-chromo-tag-makes-splash-kid-judges-moves-finals-01833283#7A1s0Lru8Mqblv8w.99  

Here's a fun ABC News Story about the game that ran on April 28th in Chicago:

CHICAGO 13-YEAR-OLD TO APPEAR ON ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'

http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-13-year-old-to-appear-on-abcs-the-toy-box/1930501/

Great Blog from Raising Nerd about the inventor:  

http://raisingnerd.com/2017/04/20/meet-steven-inventor-of-chromotag/

Product Evolution

  • It's been through many iterations as we have been in the prototyping phase until recently. 
  • We are now very happy with the product and can't wait to share it through pre-orders in Kickstarter! 
  • We have tested the current design of the snap-lock fasteners and target cards in real world conditions with 6-13 year olds blasting them with high powered water blasters. 
  • We've found that the cards are secure and will not fall off the shirts even with aggressive running and jumping. 
  • The target cards easily retain their color changing capabilities and only slightly degraded after two hours of heavy use. 
  • We are continuing to improve the durability of the cards with alternative drying techniques and application methods. 

Project Goals

Our goal of $22,000 is based on the initial cost of a production run from our supplier but also includes packaging, estimated shipping and fees. This will dramatically improve the quality, durability and efficiency of the card production. It will also bring the cost down to a point where the average family across the country will be able to purchase and enjoy this incredibly fun and engaging game! 

Imagine the Possibilities

What could be better than getting the kids and active adults out running around, laughing and playing on a sunny day? Think about what a great time it would be playing Chromo Tag at your next birthday party, family outing, picnic, beach adventure, summer camp or even corporate team building event! By joining our campaign, you'll be enabling the creation of a successful new game that will energize America plus help kids of all ages feel more healthy and happy. 

Here's to wishing you a dynamically colorful and healthy outdoor play season!

Larry and Steven Huetteman

Risks and challenges

As a semi-retired Engineer and Global Alliances Pre-Sales Manager who spent 30 years creating and selling complex advanced IT solutions, I am extremely qualified to manage this project. With my experience and Steven's intimate connection with the young game player mentality, we form an unbeatable team. This has been proven out during the 2015 Young Inventors Challenge championship, an exceptional showing at the 2016 New York's Toy Fair and Play Fair, and finally an amazing victory in Episode 4 on ABC's The Toy Box!

http://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/shows/the-toy-box/episodes/episode-102-4/

Once we secure the proper funding, there's really nothing standing in our way to reaching and exceeding our goals.

There will always be a slight risk of equipment failure or partners changing their product line or going out of business. We are prepared for this in the following ways: 1) If my 3D printer fails, I have sufficient funds to immediately purchase a new one and continue production. I also have access to local 3rd party print shops that can pick up my jobs and crank out the fasteners quickly. If there are issues with the target card printing service, I have an alternate supplier at the ready. Our amazing supportive partners include Dremel and LCR Hallcrest, two very successful and well established companies who are equally committed to our success.

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    Chromo Tag Sample Target Card

    Special color-changing Chromo Tag target card. Just get it wet with cold water and watch the magic!

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    Chromo Tag 4 Player Pack

    Complete 4 Player Game Pack with 4 special color-changing Chromo Tag target cards and 4 snap-lock card fasteners. Just attach the target to your shirt, start the game by avoiding your opponents' water stream and hitting their target!

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    Chromo Tag 10 Player Pack

    Complete 10 Player Game Pack with 10 special color-changing Chromo Tag target cards and 10 snap-lock card fasteners. Just pick your team color, attach the target to your shirt, squirt with cold water and watch the magic!

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    Customized Chromo Tag 16 Player Pack

    Complete 16 Player Game Pack with 16 special color-changing Chromo Tag target cards and 16 snap-lock card fasteners. This award allows you to pick your Snap Lock colors, up to 4 variations from available options (Red, Blue, Orange, Purple). Just pick your team color, attach the target to your shirt, squirt with cold water and let the games begin!

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    'Customized' Chromo Tag 20 Player Pack

    You can customize your game by picking up to 4 different colors of the Snap-Lock fasteners. I'll even work with you on a customized logo from a 2D image file. Complete 20 Player Game Pack comes with 20 special color-changing Chromo Tag target cards and 20 snap-lock card fasteners. Just pick colors and teams, attach the targets to your shirts, start the game and watch the magic!

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