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BoosterPalz are soft, huggable, plush animal pillows that create comfort for children (ages 3 & up) who fall asleep during travel!
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Does this sound familiar? You're driving in the car with your kids, dreading the long journey ahead. Suddenly all is quiet, they've fallen asleep and you breathe a sigh of relief. Phew! But then you glance in the mirror and witness the HORROR! 

Their poor bodies slumped over in uncomfortable positions, their precious heads thumping against the side of the car with every bump you hit. You frantically search for something to jam underneath them - a jacket,  perhaps a blanket? Nothing is working! What will you do? Have no fear, the answer is here!

Introducing BoosterPalz! The Portable Pal Who Won't Let You Down!

BoosterPalz Mission - Whether preparing for a long journey or just looking for a snuggle buddy, BoosterPalz are the ideal travel companions. Our extremely versatile pillows make every trip a comfortable one! BoosterPalz provide a soft cushion, non-confining level of support around the neck; in addition to a supportive plush body which keeps the child from hunching forward or falling sideways. 

No matter which way your child falls asleep, BoosterPalz is there to help give them that needed "boost" of support!

Design & Function - Our primary goal was to make a pillow easy enough for a child to use on their own. As most parents can attest, attempting to hook something up to the backseat, or attach to the seat belt (while a vehicle is in motion) is NOT ideal. 

**** Updated - New Stock Photos of BoosterPalz *****

KoKo - Front View
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KoKo - Side View
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Alli Front View
Alli Front View
Alli Side View
Alli Side View
Spotz Front View
Spotz Front View
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Spotz Side View

BoosterPalz - Design and Prototype Stages

Sure, you can always put it on beforehand .... only then to have your child scream or complain about wanting it off before your travel has even started. With BoosterPalz, children can easily use the pillow themselves without any help! We went through various prototype designs before finalizing on this one. The major factors for us were:

  • Creating a pillow that did not confine around the child's neck tightly. I don't know about you, but after reviewing various products available, they looked like they were putting kids into a "choke hold," which gave us anxiety) 
  • We didn't want anything that would interfere or attach to the seat belt for various safety reasons.
  • BoosterPalz hands are magnetic for easy open & close functionality. 
  • When not using your BoosterPalz for those long trips, they can also be used as a comfy pillow for your child to sleep on. 
  • Or flip your BoosterPalz© around and use them as a back support on chairs or other seating situationsB
  • BoosterPalz come equipped with a front pocket; designed to store snacks, toys, handheld games or little hands that want to stay warm.
"Our goal at BoosterPalz is to bring comfort and smiles to children by creating a plush pillow friend that provides supportive and cuddly relief to sleepy little heads! We are excited to launch our new company with Kickstarter and hope to raise money for future production." - Team BoosterPalz

While your at it, check out our website BoosterPalz.com

Production and Fulfillment: Here is the current break down of our production and fulfillment procedures for BoosterPalz:

  • Jan -  mid April 2014 - Production began and completed for all 3 BoosterPalz designs at with manufacturer
  • April - mid May 2014 - Pillows were shipped from factory
  • End of May 2014 - Pillows are expected to be in hand by the end of the month
  • June 2014 - Review, expectation and total unit count completed, will begin mailing out rewards/pillows to backers
  • July 2014 - All backers will receive product by the end of the month  

*Cannot duplicate Boosterpalz for rewards. Only one (1) of each BoosterPalz is permitted. Please see pledge descriptions or contact us for more information. Should we meet our goal, we will come up with some exciting stretch goals for everyone.Thank You!

Risks and challenges

Our risk lies with the cost of production on such a large scale. Our manufacturing company gave us a good deal to get our initial BoosterPalz line up and running, however due to a strict manufacturing cycle, we will need to order higher quantities for the next fulfillment, which basically means a large amount of cash upfront.

We would also like to introduce new animal designs into our product line!

This is why we are turning to Kickstarter. We hope to raise the funds needed and get early interest in our product.

We are currently developing our distribution plan and looking for suitable retail outlets so if you have any ideas, please let us know!

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    Every Bit Helps! - Join the BoosterPalz team and receive special BoosterPalz updates and a shout out on our webpage Thank you!!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! We are releasing a limited quantity of our BoosterPalz pillows for less than 20% off retail cost. Pillow choice will be first come, first served. (*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US)

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    EARLY BIRD FOR 2! - More then one? No problem! For a limited quantity, you can get TWO BoosterPalz for 20% off retail cost. Pillow choice will be first come, first served. (*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US)

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    EARLY BIRD FOR 3! - Make it a family affair! For a limited quantity, you can get all THREE BoosterPalz for 20% off retail value. Pillow choice will be first come, first served. (*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US)

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    *SnugzBudz Referral Special*
    Here's your chance to get the snapchat of streamer/cosplayer extraordinaire, Snugspow! Backers of this tier receive a BoosterPalz of their choice and Snugz' personal SnapChat. I hope you're ready for some mesmerizing cosplay selfies. #snugzlife

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    NICE TO MEET YOU! - Meet & Greet the BoosterPalz team! If you're local to NYC or perhaps in town visiting, allow us to take you to dinner to show our gratitude, Not in NY, no problem! We can have a video call over Skype. You'll also receive all THREE BoosterPalz.*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US. NOTE: Travel fees are not included.

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    Pledge $850 or more About $850

    I MAKE MY OWN PALZ! Here's your chance to design & create your very own personalized BoosterPalz with the help of our well liked designers. One thing, we can't make licensed or trademarked characters. You will also receive all three BoosterPalz. (*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US) *Custom BoosterPalz© may take up to 6 months

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    THE BEST PAL! - Help Design One of Our Next BoosterPalz! You will have the opportunity to help design a BoosterPal for our upcoming line via Skype or Facetime or even in person if you live near NYC. When we launch it, you'll get one for yourself and your name will be credited on our website. You will also receive all three BoosterPalz. (*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US)

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    SAY CHEESE! Now's your chance for your child to become one of our official BoosterPalz Buddiez! He or she will enjoy a photo shoot for our upcoming advertising campaign and will be featured on BoosterPalz.com in addition to all our social media websites! Limit to one parent and one child. Includes one night hotel stay and US travel only. Will also receive all three BoosterPalz (*price includes shipping to anywhere in the US) Child must be a US citizen and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA. Reward may require additional paperwork for appearing on our websites and parent may have to sign a release

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