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Big Box Play (Play System for Kids)

BigBoxPlay is a 'life-sized' modular and durable play system designed around children's love for cardboard boxes and building forts.

Big Box Play (Play System for Kids)

BigBoxPlay is a 'life-sized' modular and durable play system designed around children's love for cardboard boxes and building forts.

$3,700
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 10 2017 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

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The 'life-sized' highly durable and modular BigBoxPlay system engages children 2 to 10 in wholesome interactive creative physical play and learning. Whether their imagination calls for a castle or rocket ship, children can rearrange BigBoxPlay over and over again to their liking via the patent-pending bolt and grommet system.

The Birth of BigBoxPlay

Four years ago, Pete Moffett, the Founder of BigBoxPlay and grandfather of six, came up with this idea because he was frustrated with all the digital and big media toys his grandson was receiving as gifts. Pete wanted something that stood out to provide a special connection with his grandson. After all, who doesn't love playing in cardboard boxes and building forts? 

This concept came to be known as BigBoxPlay, and it is the first-of-its-kind ‘life-sized’ play system designed around children's iconic love for playing in cardboard boxes and building imaginary worlds of forts, castles, and spaceships. Our double-wall corrugated cardboard play system also comes with exciting themes and Adventure Guides.

Why Now?

BigBoxPlay is perfectly timed to address increasing concerns over the excessive use of digital devices by children and the adverse impact they are having on their development. Kids today have less time for traditional free play, and creativity is declining. BigBoxPlay focuses on teaching essential life skills required for success in the 21st century, such as creativity, empathy, collaboration, and communication.

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After working for more than a year with RKS Design, one of the world’s most reputable design firms who famously launched the Teddy Ruxpin doll more than 30 years ago, and Landsberg Orora, a $1.3 billion global leader in packaging solutions, we are ready to convert our design into a mass-produced product that millions of children around the world can purchase at affordable prices. The proceeds received from Kickstarter will help pay for tooling costs to mass-produce our product and also to fund the development of exciting content like our Adventure Guides.

We’re also expecting the expansive Kickstarter community to provide us with valuable feedback to ensure we incorporate our customers’ greatest needs and desires, as well as communicate the important benefits that BigBoxPlay brings to parents, grandparents, teachers, and children in all communities.

 

 

 

“We've conducted hundreds of concept and product tests on play products over the last decade, and this one garnered an unprecedented level of excitement from the target consumer. One of the top questions we got - "Where can I buy this?"
  - Alison Bryant; CO-CEO PlayScience (conducted focus group with 64 parents for BigBoxPlay)

“The world is ready for BigBoxPlay because parents are concerned about the decline in free play and creativity among children.”
 - Peter Gray; Research Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Boston College

“BigBoxPlay is an innovative and brand new concept for children’s play.”
 - Dr. Barbie Clark; Managing Director, Family Kids and Youth, UK

 

 

Note: the dimensions of each assembled tower is 28"x28"x30" and each tunnel is 21"x18"x18" (LxWxH).

 

BigBoxPlay is made with 350 lb doublewall corrugated cardboard to stand up to the stress and rough play that we're counting on from our children. The typical shipping box showing up on the front porch of your home is made with 100-200 lb. single wall corrugated and wouldn't stand a chance in the environment that we've built BigBoxPlay to thrive in. As you can see from these illustrations, our doublewall construction provides more than twice the structural strength of a common shipping box. Our heavily reinforced structural design combined with a patent-pending connector system and high quality 350 lb. doublewall corrugated material, all add up to make BigBoxPlay a very special and unique play system unlike any others on the market today.

 

 

BigBoxPlay is perfectly timed as parents and educators across the nation become increasingly concerned with the impact of digital devices on children’s play and development.

BigBoxPlay’s mission is to offer children and families a developmentally sound and really really fun (RRF!) play and learning ecosystem to foster creative play and the attainment of essential life skills.

BigBoxPlay focuses on advancing the development of critical skills that typically suffer from digital preoccupation, such as creativity, collaboration, storytelling, empathy, and problem-solving.

As a future benefit, BigBoxPlay is also developing expertly designed Adventure Guide story starters and quests to help launch children further into endless experiences of imaginary and creative play.

 

 

 Landsberg Orora is the market leader in designing custom packaging solutions for their customers, as well as offering a broad range of commodity packaging. Landsberg's footprint reaches 55 locations globally, including North America, Europe and Asia. Landsberg employs a diverse workforce and is proud of its rich culture and values.

RKS was founded by Ravi Sawhney in 1980 following a multi-year stint at Xerox where he immersed himself in Human Centered Design and Innovation while developing the first generation touch screen. In its first decade, the firm established its mission of understanding humanity in the pursuit of advancing business and society.

One of RKS’ first successes came soon after the founding in the development of the production design of the animated Teddy Ruxpin, one of the greatest disruptive success stories in the history of toys.

RKS Headquarters - Early Development Stages
RKS Headquarters - Early Development Stages

 

 

 

This is just the start! We plan to develop future generations of BigBoxPlay to include exciting and unique content including Adventure Guides, story starters, game ideas, and multi-media interaction. These elements lead kids into an exciting new setting filled with activities, challenges, journeys, and adventures. We plan to develop future generations of BigBoxPlay with installments that include exciting new pieces that are unique to that kit along with new story starters, game ideas, and digital content. 

  • Enhancements: Unlock all kinds of creative thinking, problem-solving, and storytelling. 
  • Storytelling pieces: A pirate adventure installment could include a telescope, a treasure map, and a treasure chest! 
  • Adventure Maker: Children choose their own adventure.
  • Print-outs and Online Extensions: Resources will tie in with other Worlds to be built. 
  • Story Starters: Launch free play exploration through our physical components.

 

 

 

Jonathan Rubin was a senior executive for over 20 years at DIRECTV before retiring at the end of 2013. As Senior Vice President, he successfully led both the Investor Relations and Financial Planning organizations for this $30 billion Fortune 100 Company. During this period, Rubin helped drive a ten-fold increase in the DTV stock price by developing and communicating key financial metrics and strategies, while also earning the trust and confidence of the investment community through four corporate ownership changes.

Robert P. Moffett (Pete) works with the leaders of Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, as well as with executives from Fortune 500 companies, to produce several large-scale events. In the mid-eighties, Moffett founded an extremely successful restaurant in Manhattan Beach that later expanded to four locations in the greater Los Angeles area and grew its annual revenues to $5 million while employing over 100 people. In addition, Moffett was the first employee and later president of the Fortune 500 sponsored American Productivity and Quality Center. 

Mike McGalliard Founder is the President of Imagination Foundation and leads the Global Cardboard Challenge while inspiring kid’s creativity in 60 countries. He also founded L.A.’s Promise/Metro Charter. 

Share this unique and imaginative inspiring toy on social media. Your friends with children (and their children!) will love it! 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our primary risk at this point is related to fundraising, and this is why we're so excited about launching our Kickstarter campaign.

We feel we have positioned ourselves for success in the marketplace through the mitigation of risks via a multi-pronged strategy including 1) assembling a world-class team of executives and companies with leading expertise in their respective fields 2) introducing a (patent-pending) product unlike any others in the marketplace providing us with a First Mover Advantage 3) performing extensive focus groups, studies, testing and real-life play scenarios that have validated the significant demand for BigBoxPlay and 4) an agreement with BabyFirstTV, a leading kids network covering 60 million U.S. households, to launch a daily TV show featuring BigBoxPlay.

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    Smaller Play System—No Theme

    Play System Includes 2 Durable and Modular Towers and 1 Tunnel. Also Includes 156 Grommet Assemblies, 62 Connector Knobs.

    + 5 Plain Connectable Panels

    Shipping not included. Does not ship to Alaska or Hawaii.

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    Smaller Castle Play System

    Play System Includes 2 Durable and Modular Towers and 1 Tunnel. Also Includes 156 Grommet Assemblies, 62 Connector Knobs.

    + 5 Castle-Themed Connectable Panels
    + 1 Dry Erasable Panel
    + Castle Turret
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    Smaller Spaceship Play System

    Play System Includes 2 Durable and Modular Towers and 1 Tunnel. Also Includes 156 Grommet Assemblies, 62 Connector Knobs.

    + 5 Spaceship-Themed Connectable Panels
    + 1 Dry Erasable Panel
    + Spaceship Tailfin
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    + 1 Dry Erasable Panel
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    + 1 Dry Erasable Panel
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    + 1 Dry Erasable Panel
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    + 1 Dry Erasable Panel
    + Spaceship Tailfin
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