FLXIT is a brand new sculptural toy!! Check out this fascinating back to basics toy developed in Vermont and made in the USA. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 21, 2012.
About this project
WOW...Less than one day left...Thank you everyone!! FLXIT's are ready to ship...We hope you all enjoy them and send us your feedback.
Our mission is to create forms that will engage people of all ages with the combination of timeless design and creative play.
FLXIT is a fascinating and intriguing new toy that inspires imagination in all ages. Parents tell us their kids are enchanted with FLXIT and can hardly put it down! Adults find it equally captivating and say that it’s a nice addition to their desk. Relax and play with FLXIT or enjoy it as an elegant, sculptural addition to your home or office. See FLXIT's dance video and a video on how to paint "Tag" your FLXIT below...
So far we have been hand-making FLXIT in Vermont and are now ready to automate production. With your help we will be able to streamline production with an investment in a die to cut FLXIT. Any additional funds raised will help us launch FLXIT to retail stores nation-wide by exhibiting at The International Gift Fair in New York City in January 2013.
The beautiful honeycomb shaped cells of FLXIT are inspired by nature and made from humble Kraft paper, a renewable, recyclable product. FLXIT is very durable for years of enjoyment. We care about our environment and want to let you know that our paper comes from companies that incorporate forestry stewardship principles. To learn more about the material visit our website.
FLXIT’s movement is both soothing and energizing and FLXIT is more than a toy! The flexible design, will have you dancing to the music with your FLXIT. Check out some of these dance moves in our video, "Make me MOVE!"
FLXIT is Flexible Fun, it can walk down stairs...
Wear your FLXIT...
...walk like an Egyptian, or strike a funny pose....Some FLXIT’s are very elegant and refined and prefer to pose as wall sculpture...
FLXIT will draw out your artistic side, and loves to be tagged. Check out the beautiful and entertaining ways to personalize and customize your FLXIT in our video below:
Check out the rewards that we offer and email us through our website if you have questions.
Thank you to Kickstarter for allowing us to introduce you to FLXIT. And thanks go out to the many friends and contributors who have helped us with our launch. All of their contact info is on our web site. They include: Videography: Garrett Burns and Justin Lang. Music: Hillary Capps, DJ Anubus, Ty (Jackson) Whalan, Manus Dunbar, Joe Capps, William "Spaceman" Patterson, Photographers: Garrett Burns, Leah Corbin, Djorn Crown, Joanne DeLabruere, Justin Lang and Greg Brand. And for use of their beautiful barn to shoot our video: Jon and Deb Lang. Our PR Czar: Leanne Gilardi And...Tina's ever resourceful husband Joe Bissonette!
We’ve been working really hard to make this dream a reality. The FLXIT shape you see here is just the first of a series of beautiful and surprising designs to come so stay tuned!
Risks and challenges
We have been working on the manufacturing process for FLXIT for the last six months and have gained a lot of knowledge along the way. As with most new processes, at times it has seems we take two steps forward and one step back. We both have a strong work ethic and are entrepreneurs at heart. We are resilient and well versed in addressing challenges. However, this is a start-up venture and will be our first large production run of FLXIT. There may be a few surprises and setbacks lurking. We'll address a few concerns you may have below.
We are committed to making FLXIT in the USA. FLXIT looks like it would be easy to make but we have found that it is more complex than we expected. We need to make sure that we can offer FLXIT at a reasonable price point for retail and make a profit, so efficiencies of scale will be important to us as we grow.
MATERIALS: We use readily available honeycomb material and have more than one USA source already identified for FLXIT. We can typically order and receive material within a couple of weeks.
OVERWHELMING ORDERS?: A good problem to have - but still a problem. We want to be able to deliver your FLXIT within a few months of your order. Please be patient, knowing that a super successful campaign could mean some delay in receiving your reward.
PRODUCTION AND EQUIPMENT: All of the cutting and finish work for FLXIT is done locally here in Vermont. If our vendor has issues with their equipment it could slow production. If we get a large amount of orders, we may have to find additional or alternate vendors.
COMMUNICATION: We will keep you informed through project updates until you receive your reward. We’re really excited to start this adventure with you!
GIFTING FLXIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS?: Many of you are probably thinking that this would be an awesome holiday gift. Rest assured you won't be empty handed at your celebration. If you would like this to be a gift for the holidays you can download a voucher from our website telling the recipient all about your support of the FLXIT launch. You can preview the voucher on our website www.flxit.com . When our kickstarter is successfully funded we will send you an order follow up form. On this form we will ask for the address that you would like your FLXIT shipped to.
OK...enough about the risks and challenges...we're feeling very optimistic and are so eager to get FLXIT into your hands. We hope you enjoy our toy and remember to FLXIT BABY!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Good vibes coming your way from Vermont! We will send you updates of our progress and you will be able to log in to see how we're doing. Thanks!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
A download of FLXIT's very own hip hop dance tune "Make Me MOVE" along with good vibes from Vermont coming your way.We will send you updates of our progress and you will be able to log in to see how we're doing. Thank you!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
For backing us at this level you'll receive one of the very first FLXIT's "au naturel". If you would like this to be a gift for the holidays you can download a voucher from our website telling the recipient all about your support of the FLXIT launch. You can preview the voucher on our website above. You will also get a download of FLXIT's very own hip hop dance tune "Make Me MOVE" and good vibes coming your way from Vermont!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $22 or more
Thank you, thank you! We'll send you a beautiful black T-shirt showcasing FLXIT in a sculptural pose...plus a free download of FLXIT's very own hip hop dance tune "Make me MOVE" and good vibes coming your way from Vermont.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $45 or more
Yay!! You'll receive one FLXIT "au naturel", a beautiful black T-shirt showcasing FLXIT in a sculptural pose, a download of FLXIT's very own hip hop dance tune "Make Me MOVE" & good vibes from Vermont coming your way.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
8 backers Limited (192 left of 200)
A one of a kind FLXIT custom tagged by artist Chris Gluck. You will be given a choice of three different styles similar to what you see in our "Tag your FLXIT" video. Plus one FLXIT "au naturel", a download of FLXIT's very own hip hop dance tune "Make Me MOVE" and good vibes comin' your way from 802 !!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $180 or more
A party pack "kit" of ten FLXIT's "au naturel" along with a DVD of our video on how to tag your FLXIT. You can host a unique party where you and your guests personalize FLXIT. Try out your dance moves to your download of FLXIT's very own hip hop dance tune "Make Me MOVE" and don't forget - good vibes comin' your way from Vermont!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $750 or more
1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)
Artist Chris Gluck will personally deliver a party pack of 10 FLXIT's "au naturel" and join you in hosting a party where your guests will custom tag each FLXIT. Chris will arrive with all the paints and materials needed to WOW your guests and will collaborate with each person to paint their FLXIT in the colors and styles that they choose. Enjoy this unique personal art experience with the designer! Party to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time within a 6 hour drive of Burlington VT (if you live further away you would need to provide airfare and housing). Additional FLXIT's could be available for purchase before the party. In addition you receive a beautiful FLXIT T-shirt, a download of FLXIT's hip hop dance tune "Make me Move", a DVD of our video on how to tag your FLXIT and yelps of jubilation audible all the way from the 802!!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)