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By Michael Marlin (aka Marlin)
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Tool or Toy, you decide. How can something so simple have so many uses? That is the genius behind this dual patented device. No batteries to install, nothing to assemble, nothing to break, can be run over with a car and still work. Here are things to Sling and there are thousands more.

Kids and Slingerzz a natural fit
Kids and Slingerzz a natural fit
Lasso a Bull with Slingerzz
Lasso a Bull with Slingerzz

 Slingerzz Packaging Design

Kids Playing With Slingerzz...they really are fun!

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Slinging signs @ Lake Louise Canada
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 How many toys can make that claim?  You will be super cool when you can lasso that chair and pull it up for your date to sit on. Or nab that broom over there and bring it back to your hand with the finesse of Spiderman using his webbing. 

With close to 50 different games and tricks to play, Slingerzz can keep you engaged for hours. It is hard to put down and just fiddling with it at your desk is fun. 

Turn it inside out, stretch it, twist it, turn it, shoot it, even cats love playing with it. From 5 to 95 it is the kind of toy that parents, grandparents and children can share.

I always take one backpacking, great water tube tether and emergency tie down...but fun.
I always take one backpacking, great water tube tether and emergency tie down...but fun.

 The play is limited only to the users imagination. Here is what the display box will look like in the stores but you won't have to go to a store to get yours. They ship direct from Hawaii!

Slingerzz with a Twist
Slingerzz with a Twist
Our Display Box Design, What do you think? Cool or what?
Our Display Box Design, What do you think? Cool or what?

YOUR FUNDS WILL GO TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Fulfilling your premiums. It's fun to get mail from Hawaii.
  • Create a website for players around the world that will have tutorials as well as a place to share tricks, games and videos. 
  • Research and development to broaden the scope of Slingerzz capacities. 
  • Attending trade shows, toy show, gift shows are an important part of branding and getting Slingerzz out there into the world. 
  • Materials testing, testing for consumer product safety certification. 
  • Shipping, customs, storage, fulfillment. 
Fishing Lure? Perhaps but this Salmon is snacking on one
Fishing Lure? Perhaps but this Salmon is snacking on one

My dear reader,  I created a human light show LUMA, something that had never been done before and overcame so many obstacles that would make the faint of heart, well, faint. You can count on me to bring the same kind of passion that I brought to LUMA to Slingerzz! They are sure to catch on!

Risks and challenges

The risk of this item lays in the fact that I have invented a new toy that defines a new way of playing. Slingerzz is not an intuitive toy and will require demonstration. Our challenge is to introduce the item with the heavy use of social media that allows for everybody to see a video of the toy in play. The dynamic packaging has to stand out to create an instant call to action, a desire to purchase the item and get it out of the package to start playing. Creating live demonstrations for consumers, as well as tutorials will create a buzz and excitement around the item. We will work to flood social media with videos in the expectation that they will spread. In addition, attending conferences, trade shows and festivals where we have the ability to demo and promote the item live will help to increase exposure and product recognition. Bringing this item to market concurrently with an aggressive social media plan, compelling packaging and strong sales representation will help to build the brand recognition quickly and solidly, and in the process, will help to stave off those who may want to infringe on our patents.

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    I BELIEVE pledge gets you the privilege of being able to tell others, "I was a part of history by helping launch Slingerzz to the world!" Every dollar is so appreciated and it will warm my heart knowing there is another believer out there rooting for me.

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    LUMA: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
    Pledge gets you a link where you can download the my own edit (The Director's Cut) of my stage production of "LUMA; Art in Darkness." An eye popping light spectacle that is done with humans hidden in the dark. Seen in 15 countries and 5 continents. "Never fails to amaze" Chicago Tribune, "Bedazzling" SF Chronicle, "Quite simply Out-of-this-World" The Herald UK

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    This pledge gets my book "The Contemplative Navel" in digital format. Metaphysical funnies that are morsels for the mind and snacks for the soul. Thinking and laughing all wrapped up in cartoons that you can sample at MindofMarlin.com

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    Get 4 Slingerzz sent to you in a padded envelope and a Shaka/Slingerzz Sticker. There's more fun that just with one!

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    LIMITED TIME REWARD!!!! THIS LIMITED OFFER GETS 8 SLINGERZZ FOR THIS FANTASTIC PRICE. JUMP ON THIS ONE AS IT ONLY LASTS ONE WEEK.

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    Ten Slingerzz in a padded envelope plus five Shaka/Slingerzz stickers. You are going to make nine of your best friends love you for sharing your Slingerzz with them. That is if you choose to share them. ;-)

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    NUTS FOR SLINGERZZ BACKER
    This premium has Hawaii all over it. You get 10 Slingerzz plus a coconut sent through the mail. Yes, coconuts can be send through the mail from Hawaii. Your address and name is painted on the coconut and will bear the Hawaii postmark. It will make a most unique conversation piece, door stop and show people your Hawaiian flair.

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    For over three decades I have worked with people as a director, coach, and consultant. You can see my testimonials for my work with people at https://www.facebook.com/Life-Coaching-1435709696740939/?ref=hl
    This is a serious endeavor of mine as I believe that all of us need a person in our lives who can help us see beyond our own limitations and beliefs to gain greater understanding, clarity, insight and wisdom into those things that are blocking us from living the kind of life we truly see ourselves having. Read the testimonials of others to see if this is something that calls to you. You also get 10 Slingerzz and five Shaka Slingerzz Stickers.

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    HAWAIIAN TREAT
    Spend a week at my Tree Top Art and Guest House set on the lush coastal region the Big Island. This place has my own hands on look about it with exotic wood trim, big verandas and a outdoor screened in kitchen. So tropical in its feel. Shower in the tree tops, walk to the beach, cruise to the hot ponds, walk the lava fields and see Uncle Roberts Awa Bar on Wednesday Night a local Hawaiian night market with live music, guest hula artists and vendors selling a big array of different foods from around the world. Nothing like it anywhere in all the Hawaiian Islands. Sleeps up to four people. Airfare not included.

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    MARLIN ON YOUR DOORSTEP! This pledge gets me, veteran of Las Vegas and LA comedy club headliner and guest on Jay Leno's Tonight Show to come to your town, event, or program and bring my special kind of show of comedy, juggling, wit and whimsy. Plus 200 Slingerzz to give to your guests, friends and employess. Got to MindofMarlin.com and click stage shows, then juggling act. I have opened for George Carlin, REM, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and many others.

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    The international production, LUMA: Art in Darkness, show comes to your event or town to deliver our world famous illuminated illusion performance. You can learn more about LUMA at
    www.lumatheater.com. Technical requirments are available upon request. See you in the Dark!

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