FableWood Returns - The 5 New Magnetic Wooden Animals!
FableWood - at a glance
- Magnetic wooden animals 🐻🐧🦆🐊🦍
- … Which you can mix-n-match into countless creations 🙊👩🏼🎨🚀
- 5 x trees planted for every animal sold 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳
- Every animal is individually packed - perfect for gifts 🎁
- World wide shipping 🌎📦
Yup - you guessed it. It's magnetic. Fablewood consists of magnetic blocks. That's what makes them so fun and intuitive to assemble.
Stretch Goal #2
1.000.000DKK: Adopting a gorilla 🦍 + makin' another rap 🎤
We're blown away by how well this is going, and honestly we haven't prepared much for stretch goals. But after a quick brainstorming session, we decided that if you guys support the project with 1.000.000DKK, we will adopt a gorilla.
🦍 The Gorilla is an endangered species, and by adopting one of these magnificent creatures, you all will help protect the natural habitat of the gorillas and work with local government to help the best conditions for the gorillas. 🦍
🎤🙈 And of course, we cannot forget you backers. For you, we will make an extra treat for both your eyes and ears. We will do another rap-song 🙈🎤
BACK ON KICKSTARTER 🚀
A year and half has passed since the first 3 FableWood animals saw the light of day - through our first succesful Kickstarter Campaign. It's time to unleash the next 5 animals.
🎤 FableWood is going gangsta 🎤
UPDATE: We will be doing another rap-song if we make 1.000.000DKK 🤙🏼
Ok, this really makes no sense at all. No one advised us to make a rap-song about a children toys... but sometimes you just have to go with your gut. So when we came up with this idea, during the shooting of the main video up there ☝🏼we just had to go with it. And it was really fun (and a bit cringe-worthy 🙈). Enjoy:
FableWood made Danish news
On sunday the 8th of september FableWood made national news on TV2. You can hear us talk about the project and our ambitions... and they even tracked down backer #357 and asked him, why he supported the project. The clip is kindly shared by TV2 Nyhederne.
Guide - Sådan forudbestiller du
Du kan forudbestille igennem 4 nemme trin (Scroll for English guide):
- Trin 1: Se de forskellige produkter og produkt-pakker igennem her i højre side på siden.
- Trin 2: Klik på den store knap hvor der står "BACK THIS PROJECT" til højre for videoen øverst på denne side.
- Trin 3: Indtast det beløb, som du ønsker at støtte med, og gennemgå de næste trin ift. betaling. Dette tager kun et øjeblik. Så let er det. Tusind tak for din støtte.
- Trin 4: Kort efter kampagnen udløber d. 1. okt, sender vi dig et spørgeskema, hvor du skal indtaste forsendelsesadresse.
MEET THE NEW GANG
... without further ado let us introduce:
Meet the "Old" Kickstarter-gang
Our first Kickstarter was a great succes. More than $50.000 raised and 471 happy backers. If you can't wait until November, you can buy these right here right now. (UPDATE: The gorilla is sold out - expected back in stock mid october).
Each animal will be boxed separately in a sturdy gift-box. This box is very suitable if you plan on giving away some of the animals as a present 🎁
In the first version, all the magnets were hidden. Due to various reasons, we had to change the design. The new design has hidden and visible magnets. The visible magnets are rubber coated, to create just the right snap and satisfying friction... Oh and it becomes a tad more intuitive.
Combine and Create
With integrated magnets all the parts become interchangeable - by combining animals you get creative freedom to make your own wacky creatures... Endless possibilities!
... and loads of other animals:
Danish design for all ages (1 - 99)
FableWood is CE-certified as a toy for children from 1 year old and up. This means that FableWood can be enjoyed by all ages, no matter if you want to play with it or have it on display. It's really up to you.
Where Danish Design meets play
5 Trees planted per animal sold
For every animal sold 5 trees are planted. We have partnered up with Eden Reforestation Projects. They focus on environmental reforestation and help alleviate poverty and empower local communities.
Stretch Goal Update We have introduced a Geen Stretch Goal and we hereby commit to
🌳 plant an EXTRA 1,000 trees🌳 if the campaign hits 750.000DKK or more.
(UPDATE: this stretch goal has been met)
Tell your friends and let's get GREEN 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳!
The Guys Behind ...
...FableWood are us, Kristian and Rasmus. We’re both fathers, who really enjoying playing with our children. Sure, we are engineers, product developers, and designers. But everything we do, we do because of the offspring.
✅ Feb: Fair - Frankfurt
✅ March: Prototyping
✅ April: Samples received
✅ May: CE-Certification
✅ June: Put in order
✅ July: Prepare packaging
✅ August: Confirm samples
☑️ September: 🚀 Kickstarter Campaign 🚀
☑️ October: Prepare distribution
☑️ November: 🏁📦 Ship Animals to backers - Batch #1 📦🏁
☑️ December: 🏁📦 Ship Animals to backers - Batch #1 📦🏁
☑️ January: 🏁📦 Ship Animals to backers - Batch #2 📦🏁
We have carefully selected the best natural materials for our toys. The characteristic wood is North American walnut and ash with a beautiful appearance and durable robustness.
The magnets, securely fastened in the wood, are strong Neodymium magnets that provide a satisfying snap when you combine the pieces. The rubber coating is latex free, so that is one less thing to worry about.
The wood is hand polished and surface treated with a mix of natural oils and bees wax for a safe and durable finish.
We take safety very seriously and we use independent consumer labs to make sure that everything is safe and certified before we ship it out to you.
The final product will be CE-marked and compliant with the European Standard for Toys covered by EN-71 and REACH as well as the equivalent US standards covered by ASTM F963 and CPSIA.
Our manufacturer is a responsible Danish-Vietnamese toy manufacturer. Their facilities and working environment live up to Danish standards and they are continuously taking initiatives to reduce their environmental footprint.
How to Pledge
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories.
A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to this project is called a "pledge."
In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $53 to help back the project, we'll offer you a magnetic wooden Bear as soon as it is manufactured.
You can become a backer in just four easy steps:
- Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
- Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page.
- Step 3: Enter your pledge amount, and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! It's really that simple! Thank you for backing!
- Step 4: Shortly after the projects ends on Oct 1st , we will send you survey asking for your shipment details.
Once you've backed this project, we encourage you to share this page on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, and share with your friends and family. Also be sure to like FableWood on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to get real-time updates about this project and more!
Shipping & Quality Assurance.
We are thrilled to offer a great discount on shipping to all of our backers. Some of you may even have free shipping! To see the shipping rate for your location simply click the reward you like and select your country.
A disclaimer: Some packages may be sent in multiple deliveries. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience but that is how we will be able to offer so favorable rates on the shipping. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Please note: If the shipping address is outside EU, customs and VAT may apply!
We want to make sure that every single animal we ship out is in perfect condition. That means we will make a thorough inspection and quality assurance ourselves before shipping out from Denmark.
FableWood is excited to offer a retailer package. For larger orders or other enquiries, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
When you are working with magnets you want to make sure that things are done properly. That is why we have teamed up with a toy manufacturer experienced in delivering quality products that are compliant with the strict European standards. We have also received guidance from the governmental agency for toy safety in Denmark (Sikkerhedsstyrelsen) as well as an independent consumer lab specializing in toy safety.
We can refund you within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus 20% for Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 14 days).
- (32 days)