What is the Bandito?
The Bandito is a six-shooter that launches bands over 20ft. It’s a remake of a classic toy - brought into the 21st century with a new design. It is well engineered, made with premium parts, and has a unique look and feel. Curious how it works? Take a look inside through the transparent body. Watch the Bandito’s internal mechanisms at work and see why no other rubber band gun compares.
What is so unique about the design?
The Bandito solves issues that plague other rubber band guns. For starters, you won't get any wood splinters. This rubber band gun consists of premium acrylic and metal parts. Unlike other designs, the Bandito uses a ratchet mechanism. Pulling the trigger engages the ratchet and releases a rubber band. Your typical rubber band gun relies on a spinning wheel or ramp mechanism. The ratchet prevents misfires, tangled bands, and the sensation of a “sticky” trigger. Once you try it, you will surely feel the difference.
What is the quality of a Bandito?
The quality of the Bandito is excellent. The parts are laser-cut and and made with premium acrylic and the fastenings and internal parts are made of metal. We have tested dozens of designs to make it reliable, durable, and easy to use. Each unit is assembled and tested before shipment. The Bandito comes preassembled and ready to use the moment you receive it.
What are the funds going to be used for?
The funds will be used to produce the Bandito at a volume that makes the price attractive to backers. Additionally, we plan to use some of the proceeds to fund development of new toys. If we surpass our funding goal, we have stretch goals that should create extra value for supporters.
Why did you make this?
We looked at currently available rubber band guns and were disappointed with what we found. A rubber band gun is a classic toy and we wanted to make it better. We replaced wood with clear acrylic and introduced a completely new design. After dozens of prototypes, we’ve found something that is both elegant and fun to shoot.
Why should I back this project?
This is your opportunity to be one of the first to receive a Bandito - an offer exclusive to Kickstarter. Supporting the campaign will allow us to bring this nostalgic and improved toy to life.
When will I get mine?
Soon! We will be fundraising through November 5th and will start production immediately after the campaign. Fulfillment is scheduled to conclude on or before December 15th, 2018. Our backers should expect to have their Banditos before the 2018 winter holidays.
Who is Apptivus?
Apptivus is a small group of LA entrepreneurs who enjoy creating things. Our last project, the Pennypult, was funded right here on Kickstarter. We are grateful for the support and are excited to share our latest project with the community.
What did you learn from the last campaign?
We learned a lot from running the first campaign - and not everything went exactly as planned. Fortunately, we were able to ship on time and stick to our original timeline. We have applied the lessons learned from the Pennypult to the Bandito. The design is simple, units are preassembled, and the packaging is much improved. The Bandito is a huge step forward.
Bandito at the workplace
Proudly Partnered with Ponoko
Apptivus uses Ponoko’s laser cutting services to bring you the best materials and precision parts.
Risks and challenges
We believe the overall risk is low. We have been doing everything we can to ensure the launch of the Bandito goes smoothly. We have a working product that has been tested extensively with every iteration. Additionally, we have built relationships with our key vendors to make sure production goes smoothly.
In the event of any delays or production issues, we will promptly update our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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