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The NINJA PILLOW is a giant ninja-shaped pillow that promotes active play, imagination, fun and restful sleep for all ages.
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Kids and teens love to rough-house and crave active play.  I invented the Ninja Pillow to promote this activity in a safe way.  Everyone loves a Ninja, and the Ninja Pillow is awesome for jumping on, carrying, wrestling, and snuggling with.  The Ninja Pillow gets our youth off the couch and gets them to use their imagination.  Plus, they can bother their Ninja Pillow, instead of bothering their siblings!  Kids love to cuddle with it and sleep with it too- and so do pets!

The Ninja Pillow isn't just for active play.  It is also great to lean on, take on long trips in the car, and just to have around for company.  Picture the Ninja Pillow as a reading buddy in the classroom, a favorite friend at day care, and a way to make kids feel secure against bad dreams! Plus, they are a healthy way for kids to express frustration or stress. Everyone needs a Ninja Pillow!

Let them wrestle the Ninja Pillow instead of each other!
Let them wrestle the Ninja Pillow instead of each other!

The Ninja Pillow is a large cuddly pillow in the shape of Ninja.  It is almost 5 feet tall and is filled with 100% polyester fiber-fill.  The cover is durable soft cloth.  It has a removable mask and belt so that the pillow doesn't tear during play.   It is now available in several color options and the traditional black.  If you have a REQUEST for a color or pattern, just let me know and I will accommodate it!

Meet the Ninja Pillow family so far!
Meet the Ninja Pillow family so far!

I would like to get the Ninja Pillow into large-scale production and get it into the homes of families everywhere.  I think it can be the next "big thing."  I can complete small orders myself, but I will use the money raised from crowd funding to finance large material orders and will either hire-out to produce large orders of pillows or, better yet, will build out my own small warehouse and production facility and produce the Ninja Pillow locally.  I would like to provide jobs for local people and share the success of the Ninja Pillow with my community.  Plus, I really want a dedicated area near my home where I can continue to create and invent.  If I can raise enough money with crowd funding, I will call this the Ninja Lab!

I have several auxiliary ideas to follow the Ninja Pillow theme.  I have designed some apparel items, a comic, and I have even written a theme song!  I am a very creative person.  I have written and illustrated children's books and a poetry book, and the Ninja Pillow and its associated products are another fun, practical, and kid-friendly offshoot of my creative spirit.

Pets love the Ninja Pillow too!
Pets love the Ninja Pillow too!
The Ninja Pillow is happy to dress up for tea so her brother doesn't have to.
The Ninja Pillow is happy to dress up for tea so her brother doesn't have to.
The Ninja Pillow is available in many colors and patterns.  Request a special order in your comments section!
The Ninja Pillow is available in many colors and patterns. Request a special order in your comments section!
The Ninja Pillow is a great place to nap after play time.
The Ninja Pillow is a great place to nap after play time.
Check out my website where Rewards 1 and 3 will post!
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This Money Ninja is all business!
This Money Ninja is all business!
Space Ninja
Space Ninja
Tie Dye Ninja is all about the color!
Tie Dye Ninja is all about the color!
The Traditional Ninja can be ordered with a colorful mask.
The Traditional Ninja can be ordered with a colorful mask.

Risks and challenges

I can fulfill the limited-edition orders that I have specified for this project myself. The materials I require are readily available from multiple manufacturers and I do not foresee problems with fulfillment.

If I receive thousands of unlimited orders for the Ninja Pillow, and I really hope I do, the challenge will be fulfilling those with large-scale production by making them all myself, contracting to local seamstresses, out-sourcing to another state, or building my own small facility (the Ninja Lab) and hiring an employee. I have set the delivery date for the unlimited Ninja Pillows much later in the year to accommodate this challenge. If the orders are few, then delivery will be much sooner.

If my ultimate goal is met that I receive numerous orders, then I will either 1) build my own small facility on my property which will consist of a wired metal building with storage and high-tech sewing machines or 2) contract out to a reputable, U.S. manufacturer which can produce my design. I really want option 1, so that I can hire local folks and be able to oversee production myself.

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    You and all supporters will receive my sincere thanks. I will post the name of all my supporters, on a devoted "Thank You Supporters" page on the official Ninja Pillow website: ninjapillow.com. Thanks- you are awesome!

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    I will post a personal thank you note on your social media site or web page (you must give me permission to post). Thanks- you are awesome!

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    I will email you my thanks along with a photo of the Ninja Pillow prototype, "Bob" titled "Bob Bakes a Cake" which is available NOWHERE ELSE and never will be published on my website. Believe me, it was hard to get him to bake a cake... :) Thanks- you are awesome!

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    I will post your photo or logo (subject to my approval- G-rated only!) on ninjapillow.com in a special "Thank You to My Supporters" slide-show, with a caption that includes your name or web address. Thanks- you are awesome!

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    I will mail you a limited-edition, numbered (1-50) Ninja Pillow note card with my hand-written thanks and signature. (Hey, maybe I'll be famous someday!) Thanks- you are awesome!

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    A super-cool Ninja Pillow stress ball printed with the official Ninja Pillow logo and website address, plus a personal note of thanks will arrive to your mailing address. Thanks- you are awesome! (Incl. shipping)

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    You will receive a Ninja Pillow t-shirt with the official logo and website address on the front. Please make sure to state your size! Thanks- you are awesome! (Incl. shipping)

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    Pledge US$ 89 or more About US$ 89

    LIMITED EDITION EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: You will receive a totally awesome Ninja Pillow to have for your very own. I will sign it, date it and give you a certificate of authenticity stating that it is an original. Plus, if you provide me with a name, I will include it on the Certificate of Authenticity. Get yours now before they into large-scale production! Only 50 will be offered like this!!! Thanks- you are awesome!

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    Pledge US$ 99 or more About US$ 99

    GET YOUR VERY OWN NINJA PILLOW: You can still order your very own Ninja Pillow once the limited-edition, signed ones are gone! Let's go into large-scale production together and fund my warehouse/production facility to employ local folks! I am putting delivery later in 2015 to account for large-scale production- but I will do my best to make delivery much earlier. You will get your VERY OWN Ninja Pillow! I will fulfill all these kick starter orders before sales commence on my website or in stores! Thanks- you are awesome! (Incl. shipping)

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    Pledge US$ 400 or more About US$ 400

    LIMITED QUANTITY! BUSINESS TALKS PLUS A NINJA PILLOW: I will connect with you by phone or internet for two 30-minute sessions. We can discuss the Ninja Pillow, my other projects (like my poetry book, children's books, or science lessons), or whatever else you'd like to discuss (G-rated)! PLUS you get a signed Ninja Pillow with certificate of authenticity! Calls will begin in November 2014 with Ninja Pillow delivery by April 2015. Thanks- you are awesome! (Incl. shipping)

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    LIMITED QUANTITY: MONTHLY CALLS PLUS A NINJA PILLOW: I will make you an honorary Ninja Pillow family member. You'll receive a holiday card in December 2014, get a 20 minute call once per month for 12 months, and of course a SIGNED AND NUMBERED (11-25 with certificate of authenticity) Ninja Pillow! Calls will begin in November 2014 with Ninja Pillow delivery by February 2015! Thank you- you are super awesome! (Incl. shipping)

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    LIMITED QUANTITY: FEELING GENEROUS? Want to donate a big sum of money to help kick start my business? For this I can give you my gratitude, a stress ball, t-shirt, and a SIGNED, NUMBERED, CUSTOM Ninja Pillow (these will be numbered 1-10 with a certificate of authenticity and you can even change the COLORS). Plus, we'll talk for 30 minutes per month for a year to discuss business if you'd like. Calls will begin in November 2014 with Ninja Pillow delivery by January 2015! Thank you- you are totally awesome! (Incl. shipping)

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