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Our Space Hippo Learn To Dress Toy is exactly that. A fun, engaging, educational, skills toy that helps youngsters learn through play.
Our Space Hippo Learn To Dress Toy is exactly that. A fun, engaging, educational, skills toy that helps youngsters learn through play.
Our Space Hippo Learn To Dress Toy is exactly that. A fun, engaging, educational, skills toy that helps youngsters learn through play.
39 backers pledged £4,201 to help bring this project to life.

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HIPPOMOTTIE: Out Of This World Learn To Dress Toy!

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This is it!! WE'RE 100% FUNDED!!! It means that our ADORABLE Hippomottie Toys will soon be on their way round the world to new homes all over the globe. Read on to find out more & order yours NOW!

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Introducing Hippomottie and Hippomotto, the new must have Toys that every parent will want for their children!

Hippomottie is a pioneering Space Hippo. Together, her and her brother Hippomotto, love to help aspiring young astronauts learn how to get dressed like the best.

With the help of some special alien technology, we have created cute, plush Toy replicas of them, that measure over 50cm (20") tall.

They're stuffed full of fluffy Martian goodness on the inside, making them cuddly and appealing to youngsters, and chock full of fascinating features on the outside to keep little hands busy and interested.

Hippomottie has 12 unique characteristics and 15 engrossing features in total, to keep curious young minds at play.

These include Shoe Laces, Velcro Fastenings, Plastic Buckle Clip, Metal Snap Clip, Belt, Zip, Dungaree Button Fastenings, Regular Button, Round Shank Button, Two Pockets, and a Ribbon Bow.

Yes of course! Using similar concepts to world renown Montessori Toys, Hippomottie aims to engage and educate youngsters through play.

The sensory nature of our Space Hippo Toy will amuse and entertain your mini Martians for hours, as they discover each unique and educational element.

After only a few days playing with the Toys, future space travellers will find that their co-ordination and fine motor skills improve considerably.
You'll be amazed to see your bright young things quickly transform into independent dressers, as they pick up and master all basic skills like zipping, buttoning and tying shoe laces. And there's just as much fun in undoing it all, as there is in doing it all back up again.

Hippomottie was inspired, by an original creation that we hand-made for a very special young friend who has Cerebral Palsy. This rudimentary piece, was received with such admiration from her friends and family, that we decided to take our idea to the next level. Suddenly the toy grew legs, and arms and before we knew it, the Hippomottie that you see today was born!

As well as being invaluable for children with Cerebral Palsy, the Toy has also received great feedback from our focus groups, and is highlighted as being incredibly beneficial for children on the Autism Spectrum and those with Dyspraxia.

Hippomottie is not just great for children with a few extra needs though. It is such an appealing Toy that all the little aliens will want to get their tiny hands on one.

Our motto "ANYONE CAN TRY" means just that, this is a product for all.

Even adults and people taking part in occupational therapy after life-altering events, can benefit from Hippomottie's basic skills characteristics, as it enables them to practice again and again the dexterous tasks that they might need to re-learn and find ways to adapt to dressing with impaired or even mechanical limbs.

And lets not leave out the the older generation who, as dementia studies have shown, can benefit from doing specific tasks like this to help digits stay supple and mobile, and brains stay sharp.

Being a Hippopotamus, Hippomottie is of course HUGE!

She measures 52cm (20.5") tall. She is about 30cm (12") across (with arms tucked in) and 20cm (8") wide (not including her special oxygen tank and hose, which by the way doubles very nicely as a hook to hang her from, or an easy way for youngsters to carry her around).

Just as you'd expect, your Hippomottie will come with all the relevant safety standards (ASTM F963/ EN 71 / ISO 8124), as applicable to your region. She's very robust and our highly experienced manufacturers have advised us that, as with similar style Toys on the market, she'll most likely be given an "Age Rating Certificate" of 3 years old and upwards.

The Hippomotties and Hippomottos are lovingly created in the far away land of China, in a specially commissioned factory. We even borrowed Hippomottie's spaceship to go and visit, so that we could check out exactly how each detail is stitched and sewn on.

Here they have the capability to produce many more of the toys than we could ever make by hand, and all the Toys will pass quality control, safety checks and batch testing before they are made available for adoption to happy homes all around the globe.

We're offering a range of packages for you to get your hands on your own Hippomottie or Hippomotto, starting from £28 (approx. $35.75/€32) for 1 Toy, right up to £350 (approx. $447/€399) for a whopping 12 Toys, to delight our most devoted fans.

 

 

We're delighted that you'd like to support our campaign, and sorry that you can't take your own one home with you. But don't worry! There are still plenty of ways in which you can help....

Please, SHARE our story on as many social media outlets as you desire. We're not shy one bit! Every glimpse of exposure increases our chance of reaching our goal of populating Planet Earth with as many Hippomotties and Hippomottos as possible. So even if you just run up a hill and SHOUT "I LOVE HIPPOMOTTIE!!!" from the top of it, you'll be doing your bit to help the Team!

You can also DONATE to our project without requiring a reward, using the big green DONATE button on here.

Or you can generously GIVE ONE Hippomottie Toy to Charity, using our GIVE ONE Reward option, to a put a massive smile on some tiny's stranger's face!

We decided to select The International Toy Library Association all as our partner charity to receive the donated Hippomotties, as we'd like to reach as many inquisitive little fingers around the globe as possible.

Our GIVE ONE Rewards are for people who like our project and want to support us, but don't necessarily have a recipient to gift the Toy to. On your behalf, we're delighted to donate one in your name, and you can take pride and satisfaction in knowing that "your" Toy will get used again and again as part of the perpetual joy, that is the Global Toy Library system. This will provide not just one happy child, but hundreds of children, access to this wonderful educational toy. Now how about that to put a smile on your face?

We are, Pavel and Amy!

 

And this is our unusual story...

It's quite incredible to think that Hippomottie was created by a pair of hard-working cruise ship crew members.

For over 10 months of the year, we work seven days a week, sailing the seven seas, from Alaska to Aruba and Barcelona to Bermuda.

In our spare time, we've poured in hours of hard work, inspiration, frustration and moments of joy to create Hippomottie for you.

We don't like to brag (Ok we do!), but you may have seen us featured on Richard Branson's Virgin.com Disruptors Blog.

 

WOW! A massive company wanted to write about us?! Thanks Richard!! You can read the story by clicking on the logo.

We've also been featured on the leading UK parenting site Meet Other Mums. Again you can click on their logo to read the article.

 

There is no adventure too big or too small for Hippomottie! When they are not flying into Space on special missions, Hippomottie and Hippomotto love to travel, which is great because your little ankle-biters will want to take their Toy everywhere with them!

They might not be able to go to The Moon or Mars together, but Hippomottie adores to take a trip on the bus, bike, buggy and even shopping trolley!!

She's the perfect companion for long journeys and will keep even the most hyperactive child entertained for hours on a plane, or in the car.

We're aiming to get the Hippomotties strapped into their rockets and ready to launch to your home planet in early November. We're mindful that Hippomottie makes a GREAT present, so we want to ensure that you get your Toys in plenty of time for CHRISTMAS.

It might seem like a long wait, but we want to deliver to you the perfect product. As you can see from our timeline we've a lot to accomplish between now and then...

There's a chance that we might be able to surprise you with an early delivery if everything goes like clockwork, in any case, we'll keep you updated with our progress and send you your tracking number once we have liftoff.

Many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many hours...

 

The figures have been poured over to the very last penny. We hope that we have created an EXTRAORDINARY Toy for you at an affordable cost, but just so you know, here's where all that lovely cash will be spent...

 

Shipping unfortunately is extra, as Rocket Fuel for Hippomottie's Space Shuttle is surprisingly expensive, and because of Hippomottie's immense size!

You will be prompted to add the appropriate shipping when you select your reward.

Your address will be collected at the end of the campaign via a survey form, that we will e-mail to you.

Your package will be delivered via Amazon Fulfillment in the USA and Europe, and by Parcelforce Worldwide for the other available countries.

Your item will also be tracked so that you can be ready for the day when your Toy lands!

*If you don't see your desired country on the list, then please send us a message so that we can calculate the shipping cost to your destination and add it to our list of deliverable locations!

We hope that you love our project as much as we've loved creating it. For the project to be successful, we need as many good folks out there as possible to back our campaign.

And please pass the word on to as many friends, family members, astronauts and enemies as possible, to help grow the community spirit that is the lifeblood of Kickstarter and our project.

Don't forget, we're 2 real people and even one Tweet or a share on Facebook will put a huge smile on our faces for the rest of the day! Go on, you know you want to...  

P.S.

As a THANK YOU to our dedicated followers, you can also follow Hippomottie's Blog, to find out all about her daily adventures. These short stories are a bedtime favourite, as little space voyagers hear all about her amazing escapades, before they fall asleep dreaming about their own expeditions. Even we can't believe what Hippomottie gets up to sometimes!!

The End.

Risks and challenges

As with many things in life, there are always certain risks and challenges involved and developing toys is no exception. However, over the last 10 months, we believe that we have evaluated, assessed and conquered nearly all of the potential scenarios in our path.

Our promise to backers is that we will keep you up to date with any developments good or bad, as soon as they arrive, and we are fully committed to seeing our project through until we receive happy e-mails and photos from all of our backers, of the Hippomotties Toys enjoying their new life in each corner of the world.

Let's put it this way. If Hippomottie can go to the Moon, then getting one to your doorstep should be child's play!

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    Pledge £28 or more About $35

    GET ONE H'Mottie Toy Early Bird Special

    Your very own Hippomottie or Hippomotto Toy for a fantastic low price, as a big thank you to our first 40 distinguished backers! You can select which toy you'd like to receive during. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign.

    *£28 is approx. $35.75 or €32.

    Includes:
    • Your Choice Of 1 Hippomottie or 1 Hippomotto Toy.
    • A future Street on Mars will be named in your honor.
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    GIVE ONE Hippomottie/Hippomotto Toy:

    For our philanthropists, a Hippomottie or Hippomotto Toy will be donated in your name to the International Toy Library Association, it's the charitable gift that keeps on giving!

    *£30 is approx. $38.25 or €34.25.

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    GET ONE Hippomottie or Hippomotto Toy

    Your very own Hippomottie or Hippomotto Toy to love, cherish and play with for many years to come. You can select which toy you'd like to receive. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign.

    *£32 is approx. $41 or €36.50.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $76

    GET TWIN Hippomottie Toys

    Two is twice the fun! Get two Hippomottie or Hippomotto Toys. You can select any combination of the toys you'd like to receive. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign.

    *£60 is approx. $76.50 or €68.50.

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    GET ONE + GIVE ONE H'Mottie Toy

    As well as receiving your very own choice of a Hippomottie/Hippomotto to play with at home, another will be donated in your name to the International Toy Library Association, it's the charitable gift that keeps on giving! You can select which toy you'd like to receive. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign.

    *£60 is approx. $76.50 or €68.50.

    Includes:
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    Pledge £90 or more About $114

    GET TWIN + GIVE ONE Hippomottie Toys

    Two is twice the fun! As well as receiving your very own choice of two Hippomotties/Hippomottos to play with at home, another will be donated in your name to the International Toy Library Association, it's the charitable gift that keeps on giving! You can select any combination of the toys you'd like to receive. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign.

    *£90 is approx. $114.75 or €102.75.

    Includes:
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    • 1 Hippomottie Toy being donated in your name to the ITLA.
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    Pledge £350 or more About $442

    MEGA Backers Bundle

    For those Hippomottie fanatics out there we're offering a 12 Piece assortment. That's 3 whole cartons, of your choice of 12 Hippomottie/Hippomottos. This reward is perfect playgroups, kindergartens, therapy centres, retailers and those with lots of grandchildren! You can select any combination of the toys you'd like to receive. We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign.

    *£350 is approx. $447 or €399.

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