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This project's initial funding-goal will improve the components and  overall assembly for the Thinket's hand-made Slider mechanism.
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916 backers pledged $60,710 to help bring this project to life.

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The Thinket Too

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Hi, my name is David Weinstock and I created The Thinket.

The Thinket is a patented handheld stress-reliever, boredom reliever, and all around fidget-friendly companion for grownups, young adults, and reasonably mature children of all ages.

This is the second Kickstarter project in my ongoing quest to evolve and improve this engaging device step-by-step.

Yes, I've Kickstarted the Thinket before and it went great!

Thanks to the 711 Backers from that 2013 project called "The Thinket," there are now two new Thinket Handle profiles, some new plated finishes, awesome retail packaging and a pamphlet, and some cool accessories! Please check out that project HERE for more info!

BTW, in the main project video there are a couple of very cool teaser scenes by highly acclaimed Magician, Andrew Goldenhersh!

Oh yes, please remember the following:

This project is not intended for 2014 Holiday fulfillment, since this year's holiday season is already upon us!

So if you'd like to order one or more Thinkets as gifts for the holidays, a limited number of Thinkets are available for sale on ChessMate.com: http://www.chessmate.com/thinket.html

Once those Thinkets are gone, there won't be any more until this project is completed and my Backers are fulfilled.

Now, let's take a look at what this new project is about:

The Slider: The hand-made Slider mechanism is the most labor-intensive portion of the Thinket's production.

The initial $6,800 funding-goal will allow me to take the next critical step of improving production for the Thinket's "Slider" mechanism, by refining the insertion-design of the Slider's Head component, and by training an assembly-team to make Sliders  more reliably and in larger quantities.

This project's cost breakdown goes like this:

1- Manufacturing, including material costs, new tooling, machining of parts, plating & engraving, final component assembly, and quality-control.

2- Project setup costs including video, artwork, and professional fees.

3- Additional Thinket packaging for new inventory.

4- Reward fulfillment: including packing & shipping.

5- $1,360 - Kickstarter/Visa-MC/Amazon takeaway + fudge factor.

6- Last but not least, I'd be remiss if I did not allow for the tax man!

Assembly, packaging, and fulfillment will take place at my workshop near Seattle, WA, USA.

Over time I've come to realize that the number of ways people like to use the Thinket is virtually unpredictable for me.

Here's a case in point:

A counselor friend of mine keeps a Thinket on his desk for anxious clients during therapy sessions. He says it engages his clients and helps them to relax.

Still another of my Thinket Backers (Chris) tried out a very special new Thinket (The Rich & Poor Thinket), to propose marriage to his girlfriend.

Chris sent me this picture along with the good news:

 So what happened? Why she said "YES" of course!

Now I'd like to share a testimonial letter with you.

Donna who received a Thinket from one of my sisters as a gift for her 10 year-old son, diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome:

"I am an educated, single mother of a 10 year old child diagnosed with both ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. His name is Dylan. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Asperger Syndrome it can be simply described as a high functioning child on the autism spectrum. Asperger traits include an inability to maintain eye contact, inability to understand social guidelines and aversions to loud noises and certain textures. These children are very literal and are usually drawn to things which are absolute in nature.

The upside of a child with Asperger Syndrome is they are extremely smart and think outside the box. It doesn’t mean these children don’t have feelings or emotions…it just means they have trouble understanding yours and properly expressing theirs. Asperger children look like any other child on the street and unfortunately they are held to the same standards. My son gets extra time in school with regards to testing but gets no other accommodations.

As you can imagine the world can be a confusing, scary and harsh place for these children. My son recently developed a bad habit of picking his teeth/gums until they bleed. The other children in school called him gross. I have since learned that this habit stems from severe anxiety. The Thinket has been a Godsend. Dylan absolutely loves it and I find it to be a socially acceptable way to reduce his anxiety. It doesn’t hurt that the other kids find the Thinket fascinating. They sometimes ask to play with it which has been a conversation starter for my son.

With Great Appreciation, Donna DaSilva"

That letter completely blew me away when I read it, and ever since I've felt elated to imagine that the Thinket could have a positive effect like that.

What is it that causes the Thinket's "satisfying bounce?"

The core mechanism that makes the Thinket what it is and allows it to deliver its patented "satisfying bounce" to the person using it can be seen in the following visual breakdown of one of the patent drawings:

That makes it about as-clear-as-mud, doesn't it?

Not to fear, for I've put together the following video to help describe the core Thinket mechanism and its "bounce" effect.

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I hope this video has helped to reveal more about the Thinket "bounce."

 I'd like to mention the three different Handle shapes that the current Thinket themes are based on:

They are the "Original," the "ErgoPunk," and the "Oval-Ergo."

Here's a picture of the machined aluminum profiles before being plated:

Rewards with the word "Punk" are based on the ErgoPunk; with the word "Oval" they're based on the Oval-Ergo; and with neither of those words it is based on the Original profile, unless it's a new Handle shape for this project.

The first Kickstarter project added a cool display tube:

I've received emails and comments from Thinket users saying that they have ADD, ADHD, OCD or other spectrum related conditions, and that the Thinket helps them to relax and focus. Some have even said they experience a "sense of well-being” while using the Thinket.

Now let's get right to the Rewards!

Pledge $1 or more

WHATSIT -- Thank you for your interest! You will, of course, gain access to all backer-only updates and be able to follow along from start to finish. This reward is included in all levels.

Estimated delivery: No delivery required

Pledge $11 or more

THANKETY - Receive a Thank-You postcard w/ "The Thinket Too" art, signed and doodled on by Thinket creator David Weinstock. Included is a thick chip-like plastic coin w/ "The Thinket Too - Kickstarter Backer" on front & creator info on back, in a metallic-gold-foil gear design. You'll also get your name added to the "Thank You Kickstarter Backers" page on ChessMate.com. This reward is included with all pledges of $11 or more.

Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $5 to ship outside the US

Estimated delivery: July 2015   Almost anywhere in the world.

Pledge $25 or more

THE SLIDER - This is the Nickel-Chrome Slider. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly of one Slider mechanism only, perfect for anyone who has a Handle and would like a Slider. Both Slider Heads are plated with Nickel-Chrome, with the option of picking a dark-nickel finish on both Heads during the Survey at no extra charge). This reward comes in a small drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. Includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $30 or more

ERGOPUNK HANDLE - This Handle is plated with a Nickel-Chrome finish. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly of one Handle only, and is perfect for anyone who has a Slider and would like an ErgoPunk Handle. This reward comes in a velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage, and includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $30 or more

THE THINKET - This is a complete Thinket with Nickel-Chrome Slider and sure-grip Black ABS polymer handle. This Reward, exclusively-priced for Kickstarter, represents a savings over the regular retail cost. It comes in the Thinket display tube for elegant, protective storage. Includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $40 or more

HEAVY-METAL THINKET - This is a complete Thinket, having both the Handle and Slider Heads plated in Nickel-Chrome. It comes in the Thinket display tube for elegant, protective storage. Includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

*SEE PICTURE ABOVE

Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $50 or more

PRECIOUS SLIDER - Both Heads of this Slider are plated with genuine Rhodium. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly of one Slider mechanism only, and is perfect for anyone who already has a Handle and would like a Precious Slider. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

 Pledge $50 or more

MY PRECIOUS HANDLE - This Handle is plated with a genuine Rhodium finish as the default (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly of one Handle only, and is perfect for anyone who has a Slider and would like a Precious Handle. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $50 or more

ERGOPUNK THINKET - This is a complete Thinket, having both the Slider and the Handle plated in Nickel-Chrome as the default finish (with the option of selecting a dark-nickel finish on the Heads or Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This Reward, exclusively-priced for Kickstarter, represents a savings over the regular retail cost. It comes in the Thinket display tube for elegant, protective storage. Includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $60 or more

PRECIOUSPUNK HANDLE - This Handle is plated with a genuine Rhodium finish as the default (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly of one Handle only, and is perfect for anyone who has a Slider and would like a PreciousPunk Handle. This reward comes in a velveteen drawstring pouch, and includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $65 or more

PRECIOUS-OVAL HANDLE - This Handle is plated with a Titanium Spectrum (rainbow-colored) finish as the default (with the option of selecting a genuine Rhodium finish during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly of one Handle only, and is perfect for anyone who has a Slider and would like a Precious-Oval Handle. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm the PRECIOUS-OVAL HANDLE in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US


Pledge $68 or more

THE GOLDENHANDS THINKET CHROMAGIC -- SEE the PICTURE FACSCIMILE and read the full description in Update #32 and in the Reward Level sidebar to the right of this description.

Estimated delivery: July 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $80 or more

The GOLDEN SLIDER - Both Heads of this Slider are plated with Genuine 18 Kt. Yellow Gold. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket, but consists strictly one Slider only, and is perfect for anyone who has a Handle and would like The Golden Slider. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward also includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $90 or more

PRECIOUS THINKET - This is a complete Thinket, having both the Handle and Slider Heads plated in Rhodium as the default finish (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish on the Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This Reward, exclusively-priced for Kickstarter, represents a savings over the regular retail cost. It comes in the Thinket display tube for elegant, protective storage. Includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $108 or more

The Golden-Chrome Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in Genuine 18 Kt Gold and both Slider Heads plated in Nickel-Chrome. This reward comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage, and it also includes a small, Deluxe Gold-Lame Drawstring Pouch for elegant user-friendly storage.This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $110 or more

PRECIOUSPUNK THINKET - This is a complete Thinket, having both the Handle and the Slider Heads plated in Rhodium as the default finish (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish on the Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the PreciousPunk Thinket's regular retail cost. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $115 or more

PRECIOUS-OVAL Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated with a Titanium Spectrum (rainbow-colored) finish, and with both Slider Heads plated in Rhodium as the default finish (with the option to select a Rhodium finish on the Handle instead during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US


Pledge $124 or more

The Precious-Pink Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in Genuine 18 Kt Pink Gold, and both Slider Heads plated in Genuine 18 Kt Pink Gold as well. This reward comes in a Red Satin drawstring pouch for elegant, user-friendly storage. This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the regular retail prices of other 18Kt Gold-plated Thinket offerings. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels, and is available for Valentine's Day Delivery to USA Backers

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USA Domestic Delivery For Valentine's Day 2015  

NOTE: Overseas Shipments Sent out in February 2015

Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $134 or more

THE GOLDENHANDS THINKET MAESTRO -- SEE the PICTURE FACSCIMILE and read the full description in Update #32 and in the Reward Level sidebar to the right of this description.

Estimated delivery: July 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US


Pledge $138 or more

The Gold & Oval Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in a Titanium Spectrum (rainbow-colored) finish, and with both Slider Heads plated in Genuine 18Kt Gold. This reward comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage, and it also includes a small, Deluxe Gold-Lame Drawstring Pouch for elegant user-friendly storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $148 or more

The GoldenPunk Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in Genuine 18 Kt Gold and both Slider Heads plated in Genuine 18 Kt Gold as well. This reward comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage, and it also includes a small, Deluxe Gold-Lame Drawstring Pouch for elegant user-friendly storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels.

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Estimated delivery: May 2015    Add $20 to ship outside the US

Pledge $2,500 or more

A TRIP TO THE "MAGIC CASTLE" AND CLOSE-UP PERFORMANCES WITH ANDREW GOLDENHERSH: See the full description in the Reward Level Sidebar, on the right-side of this page.

Estimated delivery: July 2015 Restricted to the United States


Pledge $5,000 or more

A GOLDENHANDS INTIMATE CLOSE-UP PERFORMANCE: See the full description in the Reward Level Sidebar, on the right-side of this page.

Estimated delivery: July 2015   Restricted to the United States

Pledge $10,000 or more

ANDREW'S AWARD-WINNING PARLOR PERFORMANCE: See the full description in the Reward Level Sidebar, on the right-side of this page.

Estimated delivery: July 2015   Almost anywhere in the world.

Pledge $10,000 or more

MAGICAL THINKET PARTY, WITH INTIMATE WALK AROUND CLOSEUP PERFORMANCES: See the full description in the Reward Level Sidebar, on the right-side of this page.

The Thinket was created in 2009 when I sought to make a pop-up game piece for my board game "ZoxSo: The New Ancient Game."

I fabricated a few rough prototypes before deciding that it was too impractical for the first production-run of a mass-market board game.

But I remember messing around with one of the new prototypes and thinking, This is something!

So I continued to develop my new gadget, and here are some of the resulting prototypes:

In May of 2009 I dubbed my new toy "The Thinket" and applied for a provisional US patent; then in May of 2010 I filed a regular US patent application, submitting it as a "Handheld Finger Manipulating Device."

So began the Thinket's 3-year journey through the US Patent labyrinth.

More than three years later on January 7th, 2013, my patent attorney sent me an email letting me know that the Notice of Allowance was being published, and just like that I was the proud owner of my first patent!

Now it is 2014, and I have many goals for evolving the Thinket.

You can help me turn these goals into Thinket realities by Backing me, and in return you'll get some really cool Thinket Rewards!

David Weinstock is an inventor living near Seattle, WA.

David's Kickstarter project, "The Thinket" was successfully funded and fulfilled between May 2013 and May 2014.

David's website is www.ChessMate.com

Thanks to: James Hoffman, Gary Fozard, Andrew Goldenhersh, Dean Craine Atty, Mike Buley, Mikey Meyer, Megan Ingalls, Leah Chung, Wes Greene, James Ernest, Ben (Wombat) Sanders, Rachael Scandarion, Danny Moallem, Lydia Lu, Jeff Wilcox, Jonathan Liu, and Mitchell London.

The Thinket ® -- Copyright 2009 - 2014; by David Weinstock

Project Page Artwork by Gary Fozard.

Risks and challenges

I'm more dedicated than ever to the Thinket's evolution, and to ensuring that this new Kickstarter project "The Thinket Too" is a big success all around!

My first Kickstarter project, "The Thinket" last year in 2013 was very successful.

Also, since 2009 I've fabricated and sold many handmade versions of the Thinket.

I've also created and sold many "Made in the USA" products since 1993, everything from original games such as ZoxSo, Sizzletoad! and ChessHeads, to my trademarked line of ChessMate magnetic pocket and travel chess sets.

I have high marks from ChessMate.com customers around the world due to my emphasis on craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

With that said, there are many steps that go into manufacturing the Thinket. The acquisition, tooling, plating, engraving, and in-house assembly of component parts are material and labor-intensive, not to mention expensive.

I've been working with several excellent companies in the machining and plating industries for the past few years, and they've all assured me that they will be ready and able to go forward to meet any of my Thinket production demands in the coming months.

And as far as the final assembly, packaging, and fulfillment go, those are the things that I'm good at, the things that I'm very focused on. And, those are the details that I've built ChessMate.com and Mindspan Labs upon; I'm just not happy unless my customers are happy.

Also, please note that the Thinket comes with clear usage warnings!

That’s because the Thinket has two moving parts that make up the mechanism, including a very powerful magnet located inside the central plunger. So, we place very clear warnings on the Thinket product packaging for all of our customers to see.

Following are several warnings that come with each and every Thinket.

WARNING: Choking Hazard
The Thinket is NOT for use by small children!

The Thinket should be kept away from children or pets that may try to swallow its components. Keep the Thinket away from magnetically sensitive items and devices such as pacemakers, magnetic storage devices and other magnetically sensitive technology, credit cards, gift cards, and any other items or property that could be affected or harmed by strong magnets.

The Thinket should be kept away from anyone who uses or intends to use it to harm others or themselves, or to create mischief, or to use it irresponsibly in any way. Please use the Thinket with as much common sense as possible.

Do not take the Thinket apart. Do not try to stick fingers or other appendages into the Thinket, nor to stick the Thinket where it might cause damage to a person or property. Do not try to throw the Thinket, nor to use it as a weapon, nor to use it in any other inconsiderate or reckless manner.

Do not immerse the Thinket in any type of liquid or in any corrosive chemicals or substances, since that type of mistreatment of the Thinket could damage it and possibly cause it to malfunction, and could also cause it to come apart thereby making it less safe to handle.

People who suffer from physical illnesses or conditions such as carpel tunnel, arthritis, tendonitis, or any other sort of condition of the fingers, hands, wrists, or arms should not use the Thinket without first consulting a licensed physician.

One other thing to be aware of is, that the Thinket has metal components in it, some of which are plated with other metals. Please take care of your Thinket, since damage can be caused to the plated finishes for example, by impacting asphalt, or any other hard and rough service.

If the plated coatings of the Thinket become nicked or otherwise damaged, the long term integrity of those plated surfaces can be compromised, causing excessive wear and tear or deterioration over the years. Take care of your Thinket, and it will offer you years and years of fidgety pleasure.

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    THANKETY - Receive a full color Thank-You postcard displaying special "The Thinket Too" Kickstarter project art, hand-signed (and hand-doodled) on the back by Thinket creator David Weinstock. Also included in this reward is a high quality, thick chip-like plastic coin displaying "The Thinket Too - Kickstarter Backer" on the front, and the Thinket creator info on the back, in an elegant gold metallic foil Steampunk-themed gear design. You will also get your name added to the exclusive "Thank You Kickstarter Backers" page on ChessMate.com. This reward is included with all pledges of $11 or more. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    THE SLIDER -- This is the Nickel-Chrome Slider, which is this Kickstarter project's primary "raison d'etre." NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Slider mechanism (Handle NOT included), and is perfect for anyone who already has a Thinket Handle and would like a Slider. Both Heads of this Slider are plated with durable Nickel-Chrome as the default (with the option of selecting a dark-nickel finish on the Heads during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm The Slider in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    THE THINKET -- This is a complete, working Thinket with the Nickel-Chrome Slider and a sure-grip, durable Black ABS polymer handle. This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the Thinket's regular retail cost. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    ERGOPUNK HANDLE -- This Handle is plated with a Nickel-Chrome finish. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Handle, and is perfect for anyone who already has a Slider and would like an ErgoPunk Handle. You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm the ErgoPunk Handle in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    HEAVY-METAL THINKET -- This is a complete Thinket, having both the Handle and Slider Heads plated in Nickel-Chrome. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    PRECIOUS SLIDER -- Both Heads of this Slider are plated with genuine Rhodium. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Slider mechanism (Handle NOT included), and is perfect for anyone who already has a Thinket Handle and would like a Precious Slider. You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm the PRECIOUS SLIDER in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    MY PRECIOUS HANDLE -- This Handle is plated with a genuine Rhodium finish as the default (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Handle (Slider NOT included), and is perfect for anyone who already has a Slider and would like a Precious Handle. You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm MY PRECIOUS HANDLE in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    ERGOPUNK THINKET -- This is a complete Thinket, having both the Slider and the Handle plated in Nickel-Chrome as the default finish (with the option of selecting a dark-nickel finish on the Heads or Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the ErgoPunk Thinket's regular retail cost. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    PRECIOUSPUNK HANDLE -- This Handle is plated with a genuine Rhodium finish as the default (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Handle (Slider NOT included), and is perfect for anyone who already has a Slider and would like a PreciousPunk Handle. You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm the PRECIOUSPUNK HANDLE in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    PRECIOUS-OVAL HANDLE -- This Handle is plated with a Titanium Spectrum (rainbow-colored) finish as the default (with the option of selecting a genuine Rhodium finish during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Handle (Slider NOT included), and is perfect for anyone who already has a Slider and would like a Precious-Oval Handle. You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm the PRECIOUS-OVAL HANDLE in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    GOLDENHANDS THINKET CHROMAGIC -- This is a complete Thinket, having both the Slider and the New GoldenHands Thinket Handle design plated in Nickel-Chrome. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE FACSCIMILE and read the full description in Update #32.

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    GOLDEN SLIDER -- Both Heads of this Slider are plated with Genuine 18 Kt. Yellow Gold. NOTE: This Reward is NOT a complete Thinket. Rather, it consists of strictly one Slider mechanism (Handle NOT included), and is perfect for anyone who already has a Handle and would like The Golden Slider. You can use this reward to mix and match your own Thinket themes. This reward comes in a small velveteen drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the Whatsit and Thankety levels if purchased separately, or at survey time, you may confirm the GOLDEN SLIDER in your appropriate Backer amount as an add-on. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    PRECIOUS THINKET -- This is a complete Thinket, having both the Handle and Slider Heads plated in genuine Rhodium as the default finish (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish on the Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the Precious Thinket's regular retail cost. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    The Golden-Chrome Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in Genuine 18 Kt Gold, and both Slider Heads plated in Nickel-Chrome. This reward comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage, and it also includes a small, Deluxe Gold-Lame Drawstring Pouch for elegant user-friendly storage.This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    PRECIOUSPUNK THINKET -- This is a complete Thinket, having both the Handle and the Slider Heads plated in genuine Rhodium as the default finish (with the option of selecting a Titanium Spectrum finish on the Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the PreciousPunk Thinket's regular retail cost. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    PRECIOUS-OVAL Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in a Titanium Spectrum (rainbow-colored) finish as the default, and with both Slider Heads plated in genuine Rhodium (with an option of selecting a genuine Rhodium finish on the Handle during the Kickstarter Survey at no extra charge). This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    The Precious-Pink Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in Genuine 18 Kt Pink Gold, and both Slider Heads plated in Genuine 18 Kt Pink Gold as well. This reward comes in a Red Satin drawstring pouch for elegant, user-friendly storage. This Reward, exclusively-priced for my Kickstarter Backers, represents a significant savings over the regular retail prices of other 18Kt Gold-plated Thinket offerings. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels, and is available for Valentine's Day Delivery to USA Backers * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    THE GOLDENHANDS THINKET MAESTRO -- This is a complete Thinket, having the New GoldenHands Thinket Handle design plated in "Black Oil-Slick" rainbow-iridescent Titanium, complete with the new Slider Heads plated in Genuine 18Kt Gold. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage, and includes an elegant Gold Lame drawstring pouch for user-friendly storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE FACSCIMILE and read the full description in Update #32.

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    The Gold & Oval Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in a Titanium Spectrum (rainbow-colored) finish, and with both Slider Heads plated in genuine 18Kt Gold. This reward also comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage. This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    The GoldenPunk Thinket -- This is a complete Thinket, having the Handle plated in Genuine 18 Kt Gold, and both Slider Heads plated in Genuine 18 Kt Gold as well. This reward comes in the Thinket's trademark display tube for elegant, protective storage, and it also includes a small, Deluxe Gold-Lame Drawstring Pouch for elegant user-friendly storage.This reward includes the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. * SEE THE PICTURE and read the full description in the Reward Description Section.

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    A TRIP TO THE "MAGIC CASTLE" AND CLOSE-UP PERFORMANCES WITH ANDREW GOLDENHERSH (and The Thinket):

    Take a trip to the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA with Andrew Goldenhersh and the Thinket, and experience some intimate, close-up Magic from the Master of Space and Time himself. Then, hang out over dinner and conversation with Andrew GoldenHersh after the Magic Castle trip. This Reward Level includes one "GoldenHands Thinket Maestro," as well as the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. The approximate fulfillment date of this Reward will take place on an agreed-upon day and time sometime after January 1st 2015 and by or before July 31st 2015, in accordance with Andrew's performance schedule.

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    A GOLDENHANDS INTIMATE CLOSE-UP PERFORMANCE:

    Andrew Goldenhersh will give an intimate performance for a small to medium-sized group at your home, office, or other small venue provided by the Backer, somewhere within the Continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii. This performance will include, among other displays of Magic, Andrew's famous "Hindu Needles" Performance and a Thinket-related act. Come and hang out over dinner and conversation with Andrew GoldenHersh after the performance (and also with David Weinstock, the creator of the Thinket, if this event takes place in the Seattle area). This Reward Level includes one "GoldenHands Thinket Maestro," as well as the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. The approximate fulfillment date of this Reward will take place on an agreed-upon day and time sometime after January 1st 2015 and by or before July 31st 2015, in accordance with Andrew's performance schedule.

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    ANDREW'S AWARD-WINNING PARLOR PERFORMANCE:

    Andrew Goldenhersh will give his award-winning parlor performance for a small to medium-sized group at your home, office, or other small venue provided by the Backer, just about anywhere in the world. This performance will include, among other displays of Magic, Andrew's Parlor Act that won the "Parlor Magician of the Year Award" two-years running at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, including his famous straight-jacket act. His performance will also include a special Thinket-related act. Come and hang out over dinner and conversation with Andrew GoldenHersh after the performance (and also with David Weinstock if this event takes place in the Seattle area). This Reward Level includes one "GoldenHands Thinket Maestro," as well as the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. The approximate fulfillment date of this Reward will take place on an agreed-upon day & time sometime after January 1st 2015 and by or before July 31st 2015, in accordance with Andrew's performance schedule.

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    MAGICAL THINKET PARTY, WITH INTIMATE WALK AROUND CLOSEUP PERFORMANCES:

    Andrew Goldenhersh will host a Magical Thinket Party -- with up to ten (10) -- GoldenHands Thinket Maestros for the guests, while giving intimate walk around closeup performances for a small to medium-ish sized group at your home, office, or other venue provided by the Backer, just about anywhere in the world. This performance will include, among other displays of Magic, a special Thinket-related act. Come and hang out over dinner and conversation with Andrew GoldenHersh after the performance (and also with David Weinstock, the creator of the Thinket, if this event takes place in the Seattle area). This Reward Level includes 10 "GoldenHands Thinket Maestros," as well as the WHATSIT and THANKETY levels. The approximate fulfillment date of this Reward will take place on an agreed-upon day & time sometime after January 1st 2015 and by or before July 31st 2015, in accordance with Andrew's performance schedule.

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