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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 9 2014
Last updated April 27, 2015

The World's First Pet Great White Shark (Canceled)

We are flooding the world with 6 inch electronic pet Great White Sharks. Don’t be alarmed. They come in peace....and make great pets.

The World's First Pet Great White Shark (Canceled)

We are flooding the world with 6 inch electronic pet Great White Sharks. Don’t be alarmed. They come in peace....and make great pets.

£3,883
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
118
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 9 2014
Last updated April 27, 2015

About

Our products ship from both our US and UK warehouses- there will be no import fees for backers.

Having survived millions of years of evolution, the Great White Shark (carcharodon carcharius) has long been one of the oceans most feared predators. Reaching lengths of over 20 feet and weights of over a thousand pounds, this monster of the open ocean has few equals. Striking fear into the minds of swimmers, surfers and divers for decades with its black eyes, powerful body, and razor sharp teeth, the Great White Shark is one of the oceans greatest mysteries. Now, you can have your own pet Great White Shark!

Great whites could never be kept in captivity as pets. Until now that is. We are flooding the world with 6 inch robotic Pet Great White Sharks. Don’t be alarmed. They come in peace....and make great pets. What could be cooler than your very own Great White Shark pet?

Your very own pet Man-Eater!
Your very own pet Man-Eater!

Features:

  • Powered with USB- the shark marauds a full A FULL 360° around the tank!
  • Realistic shark ‘skin’ 
  • Designer tank included 
  • Super quiet motor- perfect for the bedroom or study
  • LED lighting
  • Because keeping an actual Great White Shark pet is highly impractical 
  • Looks and moves disturbingly like the real thing!

With saltwater species there is a tremendous amount of care required...salinity, phosphates, calcium, alkalinity, need we go on? None of this is required here- just plug it in and watch it maraud menacingly around the tank!

Watch as your pet Great White marauds menacingly (A FULL 360°) around the tank
Watch as your pet Great White marauds menacingly (A FULL 360°) around the tank

How it Works:

The world’s first Pet Great White Shark is a perfectly formed 6 inch exact replica of the real thing and is powered by a single motor. The shark is attached to a piece of flourocarbon monofilament, that is super invisible under water, which is attached to an arm in the tank. The super quiet motor moves the arm which in turn moves the shark. The ultra flexible, compliant body is made from extra soft polymers, allowing it to practically mimic the swimming motion of a real Great White Shark which propel themselves by contracting muscles either side of their bodies.

Each shark is different and the detail is incredible!
Each shark is different and the detail is incredible!

Since 2012 Mike has been working very hard with his own money to turn this from a concept to a production ready robotic pet. It all started with nothing more than the idea. Sketches followed along with hundreds of different prototype iterations. Over the course of too many hours to remember in development, the various product concepts became the prototypes you see here.

Early CAD modelling
Early CAD modelling

Now that we have got the final design- I’m sure you’ll agree that this this is very cool for several reasons. First of all it’s a frickin Great White Shark! Oh, and it’s robotic! Did I mention- it’s a f@#%g ROBOTIC Great White Shark?

Ideal for:

  • Kids! (of course!) 
  • Visionaries 
  • Creators 
  • Deep Thinkers 
  • Shark Fans!

About the Inventor:

Mike is a product designer dedicated to bringing awesome ‘never been seen before’ products to market. They are designed to truly amaze and excite- that 'have to be seen to be believed' feeling is what Mike aims for. Now, he needs your help to bring this product to market. The funds will be used for tooling and the first production run. Please join us, and let's flood the earth with Pet Great White Sharks.

Risks and challenges

As with any product design project, there are always unforeseen challenges and issues. Fortunately, we are working with manufacturers who have many years of experience delivering fantastic products in huge quantities for some of the biggest brands in the world. Our factory supplies huge numbers of products to retailers such as Walmart. There will no doubt be some issues on the way, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise.

As we gear up for the full production of our Great White Pet, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will inform you of any changes made. We even aim to incorporate suggestions from you our backers into the final product so please contact us with any suggestions!

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us to flood the world with Pet Great White Sharks by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page. Thank you.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $2

    REWARD 1 - THANK YOU!

    We would like to offer our thanks for your support in this time of need, we are £1 closer to flooding the earth with Great White Sharks! Includes the opportunity to follow the inside scoop of our project as an official backer.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    REWARD 3 - THE GREAT WHITE

    (Approx $58 USD) You will receive one Pet Great White Shark in the Tank. You are still saving a decent amount on the £50/$84 retail! Yes, you will have your very own Pet Great White Shark! Whaaaaaaaat!

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    Pledge £69 or more About $87

    REWARD 4 - DOUBLE PACK.

    (Approx $117 USD) Have you ever bought someone a present and kept it for yourself? Yeah me too! Worry not, with the Double Pack you will receive your own Great White in the tank and an extra one for that special person in your life for only £69. Available in black.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $125

    REWARD 5 - FRICKIN LASER BEAM CUSTOM PAINT JOB AND ENGRAVING

    (Approx $166 USD) You will receive one Pet Great White Shark with a removable FRICKIN LASER BEAM FOR ITS HEAD, in a CUSTOM PAINTED Tank in the color of your choice and engraved with anything you like! Yes, you will have your very own Pet Great White Shark WITH A FRICKIN LASER BEAM! Whaaaaaaaat!

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    Pledge £29 or more About $37

    REWARD 2 - THE 24 HOUR SPECIAL

    (Approx $48 USD) You will receive one Pet Great White Shark in the Tank. Yes, you will have your very own Pet Great White Shark! Whaaaaaaaat! In Black at a super-reduced price (RRP £50/$84!) This is only available for the first 24 hours after launch! Ends 14/08/2014!

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