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You think this is a GAME? The Harmonicartridge by Blotendo will change the way you remember your favorite games from the 80s and 90s!
You think this is a GAME? The Harmonicartridge by Blotendo will change the way you remember your favorite games from the 80s and 90s!
160 backers pledged CA$ 5,086 to help bring this project to life.

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The Blotendo Harmonicartridge will let you surprise your friends with a fun and musical blast from the past. This classic game cartridge look with allow you to store this harmonica with your classic games, fit it nicely in your pocket, is durable, customizable and has a crisp sound, playing in the key of C. 

Flagship classic label - Super Blues Bros
Flagship classic label - Super Blues Bros

We've tested out several different versions of the Blotendo but have settled on one that can be made quickly, efficiently and assembled in North America. The issue that we run into is always cost. Currently the cost of each unit is nearly what we would want to sell them for. Our goal is  to bring down the cost by buying in bulk and having better equipment on hand to produce these quality products. 

Custom Label Maker in action
Custom Label Maker in action

We currently have 1 classic label design and will add additional labels that parody your favorite games as we Level Up past our funding goal. For custom labels, choose your own 8 bit sprites that can be given custom clothing, hair styles, accessories and backgrounds. As funding goals Level Up we will be adding more characters, outfits and backgrounds. Check out our Beta Label Creator HERE.

With your support on Kickstarter we will be able to bulk buy and start producing these quickly, and our streamlined process still guarantees that we can have the first few 1000 units shipped in early December, with lots of time for Christmas. 


Check out what the Media is saying:

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Metro News Edmonton Article
Metro News Edmonton Article

 

Sonic 102.9 Custom Label
Sonic 102.9 Custom Label

 

Risks and challenges

Our current challenge is the numbers. While we've been very fortunate in figuring out a quick and easy assembly system, the cost per unit just doesn't make sense for a store. We've been in contact with many suppliers and have backups for all our components. We've left enough of a gap to allow for these possibilities and to still ship products out on time.

Planning for a Christmas arrival does put a strain on us to get the products out in the first week of December, which is already a busy shipping time throughout the world. We are confident that we will be able to secure the needed components, assemble them to our high quality standards and ship them within the time frame that we've set forth for ourselves. If orders exceed our wildest dreams then we will add backers rewards that ship into January.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Theme Song Ringtone

    Like the 8bit chiptune from our commercial? We'll send it to you as a thank you for your contribution.

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    Pledge CA$ 19 or more About $14

    SUPER EARLYBIRD - Classic Blotendo

    The Classic Blotendo Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming tunes, or any song of your choice.

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    SUPER EARLYBIRD - Classic Blotendo

    The Classic Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming tunes, or any song of your choice.

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    Pledge CA$ 21 or more About $16

    FULLY FUNDED SPECIAL- Classic Blotendo

    The Classic Blotendo Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming tunes, or any song of your choice.

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    Pledge CA$ 21 or more About $16

    FULLY FUNDED SPECIAL- Classic Blotendo

    The Classic Blotendo Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming tunes, or any song of your choice.

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    Pledge CA$ 23 or more About $18

    SUPER EARLYBIRD - Custom Blotendo

    The Custom Harmonicartridge lets you select the color and choose a custom label design for your pledge. check out blotendo.com for custom label options. All Harmonicartridges come with a built in 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica in the key of C.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    SUPER EARLY BIRD-Gold Blotendo

    The Gold Blotendo Cartridge comes in matte gold with Blotendos flagship label 'Super Blues Bros'. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.

    Gold Cartridges are 5x rarer than our Classic Grey.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    EARLY BIRD - Classic Harmonicartridge

    The Classic Blotendo Cartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    EARLY BIRD-Gold Blotendo worldwide

    The Gold Blotendo Cartridge comes in matte gold with Blotendos flagship label 'Super Blues Bros'. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.

    Gold Cartridges are 5x rarer than our Classic Grey.

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    Pledge CA$ 27 or more About $21

    EARLY BIRD - Custom Blotendo

    The custom Blotendo Cartridge comes in any color cartridge available at the end of the campaign with your own customized label made with our Custom Label Maker. Makes a great gift for friends or yourself.

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    Pledge CA$ 29 or more About $22

    Classic Blotendo Cartridge-North America

    The Classic Blotendo Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.

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    Pledge CA$ 29 or more About $22

    Classic Blotendo Cartridge-World Wide

    The Classic Blotendo Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Classic Label. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.

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    Pledge CA$ 29 or more About $22

    Classic Blotendo Cartridge-North America

    The Classic Blotendo Harmonicartridge comes in Grey with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    EARLY BIRD - Custom Blotendo

    The custom Blotendo Cartridge comes in any color cartridge available at the end of the campaign with your own customized label made with our Custom Label Maker. Makes a great gift for friends or yourself.

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    Pledge CA$ 39 or more About $30

    Custom Blotendo -North America

    Your own Custom Label from our label generator on any color cartridge.

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    Pledge CA$ 49 or more About $37

    Double Trouble - Classic Blotendo

    Get 2 of theClassic Blotendo Harmonicartridges. Your choice of Grey, Gold or Black with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.
    Get one for yourself and one for a friend!

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    Double Trouble - World Wide

    Get 2 of theClassic Blotendo Harmonicartridges. Your choice of Grey, Gold or Black with Blotendos flagship label Super Blues Bros. The 10 hole, 20 tone harmonica comes in the key of C and can be used to play your favorite gaming songs.
    Get one for yourself and one for a friend!

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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About $114

    7 Keys, 7 Harmonicartridges

    Looking for a different Key Harmonicartridge? Take them all! Key of A-G and your choice of custom cartridge color and design one custom label! For the person that is a serious player!

    Note - to keep pricing reasonable we have to get these from a different supplier and may not be able to deliver for Christmas. - We will do our best to get it to you as early as possible.

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    Pledge CA$ 199 or more About $152

    10 Custom Blotendos

    10 Custom Blotendo cartridges. Can chose 1 label or different labels for each one. Choose Grey, Gold, or Black cases - or any case colors available after our stretch goal is met.

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