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Kai G ToysBy Kai G Toys
First created
Kai G ToysBy Kai G Toys
First created
AU$ 11,395
pledged of AU$ 47,500pledged of AU$ 47,500 goal
161
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 9 2018

About

In the midst of living in a technology-based society, your children don’t need a screen to have fun during playtime. The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger reintroduces traditional, hands-on sensory activities and creates an opportunity for them to be more imaginative and inventive. 

For budding engineers, scientists, musicians, actors, dancers and entrepreneurs, ages three and up.

There are no rules for building and playing with The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger.

Its magical design stimulates curiosity, which leads to the fun of exploring, the excitement of discovery and the marvel of creation.

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When you open the box, you will find beautifully designed, vibrantly colored, wonderfully tactile pieces. These consist of a trumpet and recorder mouthpiece, sound flare and rainbow-colored body pieces.

Select how many pieces and color combinations you’d like to use, and connect them together. Then, twist and turn the creations into all sorts of Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers. 

All the pieces can rotate 360 degrees, allowing your imagination to run free with countless shapes and designs! You can also experiment and play with the different shapes you create and the sounds produced!

We have included two different mouthpieces for fun and education. The recorder mouthpiece is designed so that everyone can produce a lovely sound. From there, you can progress to the trumpet mouthpiece.

  • Give your child a head start with concepts such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by introducing STEM learning to playtime.
  • Create limitless combinations driven by imagination.
  • The easy, snap together construction develops dexterity.
  • You control the action.
  • Cause and effect, problem-solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning are just a few of the principles that will be introduced to your children as young as age three.
  • Four out of the five senses are utilized when playing with the Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger: sight, sound, touch and taste.

Transferring the magic of Kai's creation onto paper.

 From rough sketches to CAD.

Testing, fine-tuning and more testing. Different materials, thicknesses, flexibility, acoustic characteristics and strength. Fine-tuning connections and rotation, ensuring it clips together and separates easily (Age 3+), whilst still robust enough to stay together when changing shapes, adding pieces and playing.

One of many long tiring days for a then three-year-old (Kai) and Stuart with the manufacturer.

Finally, a fully functional prototype.

All the hard work coming together with the first model in the colors of the rainbow— it works! Say hello to a wonderful tactile experience and a lovely musical instrument with a delightful sound. We are ready to share the magic with the world!

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Let imagination and creativity run free with different combinations of pieces and colors.

  • 1 x Silver Colored Trumpet Mouth Piece 
  • 1 x Silver Colored Recorder Mouth Piece
  • 1 x Gold Colored Sound Flare
  • 9 x Body Pieces; 2 x Red, 2 x Orange, 1 x Yellow, 1 x Green, 1 x Blue, 1 x Indigo, 1 x violet

Make your Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger even more magical by adding as many body pieces as you like. See our Expansion Packs in Rewards.

For believing in The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger, we want to Thank You! 

Check out our special rewards exclusive to Kickstarter backers below.

We hope you experience wonderful magical moments like we do, with The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger!

      

We are Kai G Toys, more specifically Stuart and Kai McArthur: father and son.

Stuart, the father of four-year-old Kai, watched his son day after day have the time of his life forming all sorts of shapes out of the most simple, household items. Kai referred to his experimental creations as “Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers” and Stuart instantly fell in love with the idea. He saw the amount of potential the concept could have in the toy industry and decided to turn Kai’s thingy-majiggers into a reality.

From plumbing pipes to vibrant multi-colored pieces, the new and improved Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger was brought to fruition.  

Stuart believes this toy instrument is everything young minds need in order to trade in their screen-time and increase their self-expression. 

Stuart is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in bringing ideas and concepts to life. He has founded and collaborated on several successful startups, including one that achieved a public listing on the Australian Stock Exchange." 

See more in About Us.

The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger has been an idea we've been eager to bring to fruition since it was first conceived by Kai in 2017.

The product you are seeing today is a result of innumerable hours of redesigning, refining and perfecting. Kai has personally taken it upon himself to subject all the prototypes to the strenuous tests that a 3, now 4 year old can dish out.

The development is complete and we are excited to get The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger into your hands.

You can be confident that It will be manufactured to the highest of quality befitting a toy/instrument of this caliber. We aim to ensure that it stands the test of time and remains magical for you and your loved ones for generations.

With that in mind we have secured a world-class manufacturer and supply chain distributor and in order to make enough for you to have one, we need to place a substantial minimum order for the first production run. 

That's why we're offering The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger at an exclusively discounted price to this awesome community prior to releasing it to the general market.

We have built in sensible buffers to account for any surprises and we are in safe hands with our manufacturer and supply chain distributor. So we are confident of a timely delivery. 

Although we believe that we have all the bases covered, in the event of any surprises we will do what's necessary to ensure we ship The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger on time to you. We are scheduled to ship late November early December as we want to ensure you receive the Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger prior to Christmas. 

Below, you'll see a brief outline of the journey we're on with The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger, starting from the first discussion about it to when all of you joined the story (and where we go from here!)

         
   

Like the magic of The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger? Great!

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The more people who know about The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger, the more children who will delight in the magic of The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger!

 We can't do this without you!

Ask away! Shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll get back to you with an answer.

Got a creative idea you think we should implement with The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger? Don't hesitate - let us know! The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger is being made possible by you, and we want you to be part of the creative process as well.

We'll be shipping The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger worldwide!  

That being said, there are unique processes that apply specifically to international backers that we'd like you to be aware of. Please note that there is no way for us to charge any additional amounts on our end for any applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's local tax code. Therefore, these fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each backer, and additional information regarding VAT/duties can be found in our FAQ below.  

In addition, due to first class shipping fees and the dimensions of The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger, shipping rates may seem a bit high for some international locations. We calculated shipping rates beforehand, and are able to swallow some of the shipping costs on orders of 2 or more of The Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers.

Our special THANK YOU! to Grounbird Creative and PMMCO for their help in bringing The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger to life. 

       

Risks and challenges

There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re confident in our ability to produce our product and have taken all the necessary measures.

We have a highly qualified team of engineers and have partnered with leading manufacturing and fulfillment companies around the world.

We just need your help to make it happen!

We’re excited to introduce Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers to your homes, and we have the manpower to make it happen, but if anything comes up along the way you’ll be the first to know!

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    EARLY BIRD EVANGELIST

    Back this reward and you’ll receive one (1) Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger for 35% off the future retail price.

    This special, limited quantity reward is for the first campaign backers who are dedicated to spreading the word about The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger.

    To order a medium expansion pack, with 6 expansion body pieces, please add $15 AUD to your total pledge.

    To order a large expansion pack, with 9 expansion body pieces, please add $20 AUD to your total pledge.

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    EARLY BIRD EVANGELIST PLUS

    Back this reward and you’ll receive one (1) Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger and one (1) medium expansion pack, which includes 6 expansion body pieces, for 37% off the future retail price.

    This special, limited quantity reward is for the first campaign backers who are dedicated to spreading the word about The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger.

    To order another medium expansion pack, with 6 expansion body pieces, please add $15 AUD to your total pledge.

    To order a large expansion pack, with 9 expansion body pieces, please add $20 AUD to your total pledge.

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    THE MAGICAL MUSICAL THINGY-MAJIGGER

    Back this reward and receive one (1) Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger for almost 20% off the future retail price.

    This special reward is exclusively available to Kickstarter backers only.

    To order a medium expansion pack, with 6 expansion body pieces, please add $15 AUD to your total pledge.

    To order a large expansion pack, with 9 expansion body pieces, please add $20 AUD to your total pledge.

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    MAGICAL MUSICAL THINGY-MAJIGGER x2

    Back this reward and you’ll receive two (2) Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers for almost 35% off the future retail price!

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    To order a medium expansion pack, with 6 expansion body pieces, please add $15 AUD to your total pledge.

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    MAGICAL MUSICAL THINGY-MAJIGGER x6

    Only available exclusively to Kickstarter backers.

    Back this reward and you’ll receive six (6) Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers for 40% off the future retail price!

    This extra value pack is exclusive to Kickstarter backers only.

    To order a medium expansion pack, with 6 expansion body pieces, please add $15 AUD to your total pledge.

    To order a large expansion pack, with 9 expansion body pieces, please add $20 AUD to your total pledge.

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    MAGICAL MUSICAL THINGY-MAJIGGER x12

    Back this reward and you’ll receive twelve (12) Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers for 45% off the future retail price!

    This extra, extra value pack is exclusive to Kickstarter backers only.

    To order a medium expansion pack, with 6 expansion body pieces, please add $15 AUD to your total pledge.

    To order a large expansion pack, with 9 expansion body pieces, please add $20 AUD to your total pledge.

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