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About this project

  

We've sent "The Shimmering Sentinel" on an American road show! 

Over the next 2-3 weeks, 5 respected reviewers from the Fidget Spinner community will be posting unbiased reviews of our Stealth Spinner's first high end design.

 

 

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Beautiful design takes elements of other objects in the world and blends them into a new work of art. At Stealth Spinners, we love integrating sleek and sexy details into our Spinners. 

Our inspiration often comes from gorgeous airplanes, supercars, and space ships.

The Shimmering Sentinel is more than just a toy. It's a symbol of elegance, class, and beauty wrapped into an expertly machined piece of modern art.

Most other spinner designers are looking to minimize cost and use simple shapes that are easy to CNC. We think that's a cowardly approach to fidget spinner design. 

Our expert product development team is not afraid to tackle a challenge head on. 

 A few other manufacturers have created stunning sculptures in the Spinner space, but they're very pricey. We've combined intricate machining & purposeful design while keeping the price affordable to create an attainable work of art.

Our fidget spinner design process starts by creating a base shape using some concept art as inspiration. We choose to use the Laraki Epitome which is a super car with 1750HP as one of our pegs. My designer took the concept very literally and designed a semi-car shaped spinner. 

First Prototype for the Sentinel
First Prototype for the Sentinel

 Design is an iterative process where you keep improving. They're not all winners at first :) 

We quickly took a lot of the sharp detailed lines from the side of the Laraki and took a different approach by thinking about combining flight with the details of a supercar.

Close To Final Render
Close To Final Render

Our stud designer knocks it out of the park! 

For the final version, we knew our fans wanted multiple metals like brass and stainless steel.

We also added elements of aircraft inspired design for the final version with the concentric circle ridges similar to a propeller with a nice extruded tip like the nose of a plane. The side edges are smooth and sexy with a little flare in the form of a stainless steel or brass center plate.

V0 - Still needs improvement
V0 - Still needs improvement

Manufacturing the Sentinel was another story. Nobody in China would touch my design. They wanted something simple and easy.

Not to be discouraged, I emailed about 30 different people before I found an expert CNC shop who would take on our project.

When the first samples were finished, I started to wonder if the Chinese factories who wouldn't make my design were correct. Was this design really too complicated to be done?

I don't give up that easily though. Tons of research and long meetings with the factory boss led to improvements in the finishing process.

V1 (Left) & V2 (Right)
V1 (Left) & V2 (Right)

We wanted this piece to be absolutely stunning. That meant removing machine marks and adding a ton of CNC time using a super tiny drill. The costs went up, but creating an elite spinner was always my goal with the Stealth Sentinel.

 After about 1 month, we finally had something beautiful that I would approve. The manager at my partner factory said it was the hardest CNC job he's ever done in 5+ years and he was extremely proud of the quality.

Perfected!
Perfected!

We decided on golden brass, electroplated black brass, and stainless steel for the main metals. The Shimmering Sentinel spinner is just a sight to behold.

The Shimmering Sentinel spends over 2 hours in the CNC machine, not including the buttons and the center plate. 

Your average high end spinner takes around 10-20 minutes to machine.

Every one of our masterpieces undergoes ridiculous amounts of QC before being hand polished and assembled for optimal spin times and smoothness.

This is by far our greatest achievement yet as a young company and I'm extremely happy with the final results!

Stealth Spinners consists of a small group of experts in product design, toys, and internet marketing. It's led by yours truly, Max Salientes.

We invent and manufacture extremely high quality Fidget Spinners and Fidget Toys in addition to other amazing products.

Our goal is to create absolutely beautiful designs at every price point. We want to provide you with beautiful sculptures that you can admire every single day.

I've had the pleasure of interacting with so many people who are passionate about Spinners. You guys are absolutely awesome and your enthusiasm powers me through these 12 hour workdays with vigor.  

Combined, we have over 20 years in the Toy & Gaming industry and have won over 20 international awards. We've worked with the biggest brands like Barbie, Sesame Street, Arthur, Rugrats, Curious George, and many others. 

Awards and Accolades
Awards and Accolades
  • Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Honors 8-time winner  
  • Parents' Choice Awards: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999 
  • Child Magazine "Top Toys of the Year": 1993, 1999 
  • National Parenting Council Award: 1996, 2002
  • Dr. Toy's "100 Best Toys" Award: 2000, 2008

 

 

 

$144 for Normal Backers
$144 for Normal Backers

Suggested Retail Price: $169.99

- Brass Shimmering Sentinel with Stainless Steel Buttons & Center Plate
- Free Carrying Case
- 2 Additional R188 Stainless Bearings

$162 for Normal Backers
$162 for Normal Backers

Suggested Retail Price: $189.99

- Electroplated Black Brass with Stainless Steel Buttons & Center Plate 
- Free Carrying Case 
- 2 Additional R188 Stainless Bearings

$179 for Normal Backers
$179 for Normal Backers

Suggested Retail Price: $219.99 

- Stainless Steel with Golden Brass Buttons & Center Plate
- Free Carrying Case
- 2 Additional R188 Stainless Bearings 

The Early Bird discount is going to go fast so smash that pledge button. 

We noticed in the prototypes that the buttons didn't have the right amount of grip to them. About 5 days before the Kickstarter launched, we started production on new buttons which will come with the Shimmering Sentinel instead of the ones in the video/pictures. They'll be much nicer, shinier, and easier to hold.

You'll be getting the V2 buttons when you pledge today :)

Stainless Steel Button V2
Stainless Steel Button V2

 

New Double Circle Buttons With Engravings
New Double Circle Buttons With Engravings

Buttons are also available as our lowest tier pledge reward for $14.99.

Unlike other Kickstarter campaigns, we've already released two different Fidget Spinners and people absolutely adore them.

Stealth Aventador Reviews
Stealth Aventador Reviews
Stealth B2 Bomber Reviews
Stealth B2 Bomber Reviews
We'll ship out in late July if possible!
We'll ship out in late July if possible!

Earliest backers will get the lowest serial numbers for the Shimmering Sentinel. You can be confident that we're going to deliver you an amazing product that you'll never want to put down. 

Your support and kind words mean so much to our team.

Life's short. Spin in Style!

 

Risks and challenges

We've already manufactured 2 fidget spinners that have amazing reviews.

In case of any natural disaster or unforeseen circumstances, I have a secondary manufacturer lined up to produce the Shimmering Sentinel. This project is happening and it's going to be LEGENDARY.

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