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iBesties is a collection of dolls, books & online "edutainment" that promotes entrepreneurship and technology learning for young girls.
Middle School Moguls (formerly iBesties) is a collection of dolls, books & online "edutainment" that promotes entrepreneurship and technology learning for young girls.
Middle School Moguls (formerly iBesties) is a collection of dolls, books & online "edutainment" that promotes entrepreneurship and technology learning for young girls.
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    1. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Sorry about that @Joan! The autographed books were sent out separately from the dolls and should've gotten there already. Message me to confirm your address and we will get you the books right away :)

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      Joan Lazazzera
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      on

      I received my 2 dolls but did not receive the book that was to come with my package. In the update you also said you would be sending the Kickstarter supporters extra books autographed. I have not even the one book never mind the extra's.

    3. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      @Georgina Great! I'm glad to hear they arrived safely :) I hope your granddaughter enjoys her dolls!

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      Georgina Redlin on

      Oh my goodness, the dolls are here! I am so sorry. My daughter brought packages in while I was away and placed them in the 'Christmas gift closet' (top bunk covered by a sheet). Again, my apologies. The dolls are beautiful!!! I can't wait to give them to my granddaughter.

    5. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Hi @Georgina! You should have received your dolls by now. I am going to check with our shipping providers and will email you. If you don't receive it due to the email problems, please send us your information at info@ibesties.com

      Thanks! Gina

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      Georgina Redlin on

      Hello! Were all orders shipped? We haven't rec'd our dolls and I don't see an email. HOWEVER, I had a big problem with my email that the service provider had to get involved with, so it is quite likely I missed a message or two (lots n lots). Please let me know if there is anything I need to do or if I just need to be a bit more patient! Thank you!

    7. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      @Deborah-We are working on setting up an e-commerce section of our website. We are aiming to have it up and running by Nov. 1st :)

    8. Denise Kelly on

      Thank you so much! My daughter loves her Jada doll and glasses.

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      Deborah Torrisi Revesz on

      Hi: My daughter absolutely loves the Jada doll! Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to be part of your project. I'm wondering how I would go about getting a McKenna doll? I tried Target's website and they're not available. Thanks very much. (dutchcolonial@gmail.com)

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      Kristi Holzer on

      Hi Gina. Can you please shoot me an email? Thanks!

    11. J. Sanders
      Superbacker
      on

      Just received my dolls today (WV, USA) They are gorgeous! My daughter's birthday is coming up, so I'll wait til then to give them to her. She's going to be so thrilled. Thank you!

    12. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Hi @Lisa! I just sent you an email. Please let me know if you don't receive it. Best - Gina

    13. Lisa Winter on

      Hi! I just checked back through my email (and spam folder), and I never got the survey to verify my address. Is there any way you could email me and let me know which address my order was sent to?

    14. Beth Fox on

      Can you please resend the survey to my attention? Thanks!

    15. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Hi @Joan! I sent you an email. Please let me know if you don't receive it! Thanks :)

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      Joan Lazazzera
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      on

      I left you a message on August 9th that I needed to change my address. I have not received your email so that I can change my address in my backer kits survey . Could you please send me the information to change my address.
      Thank you

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      courtney dobson on

      Hi, Can you reopen my survey so I can check on which address I gave you? I have moved so much this year, I'm not sure where I listed. Thanks, Courtney Dobson

    18. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Hi @Joan! We are planning a big update next week (we have some exciting things going on this week!) but we can tell you that the dolls will be arriving here in mid September and then we will start shipping them out. We are so excited to get them to you! In the next couple of weeks we will be reopening the Backerkit survey and resending them to those who have moved or who want to switch which dolls they receive. Thanks for you question...and your patience!

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      Joan Lazazzera
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      on

      Could you please update us when we might expect delivery. Also I have moved and need to change my address. How would I do this

    20. Tiffany Brandt
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      on

      I tried to add on more dolls via backerkit but it said the survey was locked down. Are you re-opening it so we can add more dolls? Thanks!

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      Denise Bartley on

      Hello, will we still be getting the chance to switch dolls as was previously stated in one of your updates? I haven't heard anymore regarding that and would dearly love to make a swap. Thanks!

    22. Tiffany Brandt
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      on

      Hi still wanting to know since the new dolls will be available - is it possible to order them and have them shipped with the doll(s) that were already backed on kickstarter? If so how would someone do this?

    23. Tiffany Brandt
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      on

      Since the new dolls will be available - is it possible to order them and have them shipped with the doll(s) that were already backed on kickstarter? If so how would someone do this?

    24. Marmæl
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      on

      Hi. Could we please have an update on the progress or lack thereof? Thank you.

    25. crystal sell on

      When are we supposed to get the dolls?

    26. Melissa McClellan on

      Waiting Patiently for our 2 dolls so excited for them, Books and Glasses..

    27. Globalscale Technologies Inc on

      Hi Gina and ibesties team. could you share with us what safety certifications are needed for dolls/which you will be obtaining for these? can't wait to see the finished doll!

    28. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Hi @Jonette! We are working closely with our manufacturer to get some key items on the doll fixed. We will have an update out soon. In the mean time, we are happy to send out some books and swag if you would like. Shoot us over a message with your info!

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      Jonette Carlson on

      Any updates on when we could see our dolls and books?

    30. Lourdes M.C. on

      Hello there! I've just seen your cartoon video and it's so cute, but I've noticed that there are only 5 girls in there. Weren't they supposed to be 6?

    31. Marmæl
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi. Are you still on track with the expected delivery dates? I would like to know, because I have plans for a birthday gift. Thank you!

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      Georgina Redlin on

      All emails in my account were deleted. Can you please let me know if there is something I should have done and didn't. Thank you

    33. Christi on

      How can I confirm that I have done the Backer it?

    34. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Hi @Jonette! I sent you an email regarding your order!
      Thanks!
      Gina

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      Jonette Carlson on

      I can't find the link for the backers it. Could you help? I want to make sure you have my info for the book. Thanks!

    36. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Great comment. We'll upload some ASAP :)

    37. Marmæl
      Superbacker
      on

      It would be lovely to see more photos of them. Both bright and sharp ones of the details and the dolls beside reference objects for size. Many of the images here are a little un-sharp, so it would be so nice to get a better look at the girls. :)

    38. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Thanks @Bryan for your question. I just discovered how to add their photos to the question so it should be easier now. But you are definitely talking about McKenna :)

    39. Globalscale Technologies Inc on

      Hi Gina,

      i got email picking the doll, I want the one with the tie and bowtie on hairpiece and not the pigtail one. is the bowtie one Mckenna or Jada?

      Thanks

      Bryan Cheng

    40. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      @ JazzyBearBrown That is for the inscription inside the book :)

    41. Jazzy Bear Brown on

      Backer kit was asking about a message and whom to make it to. What is the message?

    42. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Thank you for your comment @April Lilly! You reminded us to send out our backer update :)

    43. April Lilly on

      Hi guys, just wondering how the project is coming along? :-)

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      Deb de Sherbinin on

      Congrats Gina and Jenae on a successful Kickstarter!

    45. Stephanie Katcher on

      Super super excited!! Now the wait..... Keep us posted on all the fun!

    46. Moushumi Ghose on

      Congrats Gina and Jenae! So excited for you and for what's to come! You're such an inspiration to women (and young girls) everywhere!

    47. Kara Thompson-Downs on

      Gina - Just a suggestion. I see that some parents are asking if there will be glasses available for their children. I'm assuming that they are wanting glasses that are for fun (dressing up). What if you made real glasses for the girls that have to wear them all the time. Both of my twins wear glasses, and they aren't able to take them off unless they want to run into a wall. :)

      I know for a fact that my girls would be very interested in real glasses that they could wear all the time. Different styles, colors, and accessories (bows, stars, @ signs) would be very appreciated as well. It's really easy to find girly-girl colors for one of my twins, but it's hard to find something else for my not-so-girly-girl twin. Not all girls love pink and purple (but I know you know that). Just wanted to throw that out there. Congrats again for reaching your goal. I know my girls will be checking in often to see updates on how things are going.

    48. Kara Thompson-Downs on

      What a wonderful concept! We have twin girls, we home school, and we are focusing on a STEM education. Our girls are very excited to participate in your Kickstarter campaign, and feel honored to get started on the ground floor of this fabulous doll/book line. I tried to donate again to get an additional book so they would each have their own, but it wouldn't let me donate again. Hopefully, the books will be in the stores soon. It's hard to share a book when you're both so excited to read it. :) Either way, they are very happy and are honored to participate.

    49. Gina Heitkamp Creator on

      Thank you Sondra! Can't wait to add K80 (aka Katie :)) to our second book! What a great name for a gadget girl character!

    50. Sondra Russell on

      Hey! Very excited for this! I made the $200 donation and would like you to name one of the characters K80 (Katie) after my daughter Katie Alice Devlin. She's eight and a blossoming gadget girl like me. Thanks! - Sondra Russell

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