About this project
Hi Kickstarter's, we’re Tana and Myla Zapf, inventors of CURLY PETZ. Both us of have lost a favorite stuffed animal when we were little. The idea for CURLY PETZ came to us when we realized that we weren’t the only kids that lost special stuffed animals. We started thinking, what if there was a stuffed animal that would hold on to the child – and was also fun to play with?
Backing CURLY PETZ will help us purchase inventory and Kickstart our business.
To bring many fun new CURLY PETZ designs to children around the world. And for CURLY PETZ to be one of those special friends of childhood that brought us comfort and joy when we needed it.
Give PETZ, Get Joy:
With your support through this crowdfunding campaign, our goal is to send 500 CURLY PETZ to Syrian refugee Children through our non-profit partners that will distribute toys to children in need this summer. Our Give PETZ, Get Joy campaign allows our customers to purchase CURLY PETZ for themselves and choose to send a matching PETZ to someone in need through our partner charities.
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What's a CURLY PETZ?
How They Hold On:
They can also go along for the ride curled around a bicycle, stroller or shopping cart
Kids love cuddling and playing with the animals and “slapping” them on, while parents love that that they won’t fall on the ground or get lost.
Teen Inventors Win 1st Place in the San Diego Invention Contest for CURLY PETZ
How They Got So Fun:
One of the biggest challenges we had was figuring out how to make CURLY PETZ hold on and fun at the same time. We remembered how fun and addicting SLAP BRACELETS were and started experimenting with them by putting them into plush toys. It was a mess. It just did not work to simply put a SLAP BRACELET inside an existing stuffed animal. We had to start from scratch and re-design a new kind of stuffed animal. After a lot of trial and error what we created is so unique we were issued patents in the U.S. and E.U.
Product Development on the Kitchen Table
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Final CURLY PETZ Designs from the Manufacturer:
We have several more animal designs that we can release if we reach our stretch goals. Supporters will get their choice of CURLY PETZ designs that are unlocked once the campaign ends. All supporters will be sent a survey for their choice of CURLY PETZ.
Home Base Helps Keep Them Organized
We had a lot of stuffed animals that would pile up on our beds and end up getting lost even in our house. We began working to find a solution to make a place where we could always find our special friends. That's how we came up with the idea for a CURLY PETZ Home Base.
On your Wrist or at Home Base you always know where to find your CURLY PETZ
We recommend 3M Command Poster Strips to stick it to your wall or other flat surface because they will not damage the wall or paint.
When you get a CURLY PETZ you can give it a name and write it and the owners Phone Number on the ID TAG. Register your PETZ at CURLYPETZ.COM and can get a Free Printable Birth Certificate.
Please - Back us to help start our new business and bring CURLY PETZ to life!
Where are you in the process:
CURLY PETZ are ready to launch! We’ve set an achievable funding goal to order inventory of the first CURLY PETZ design – Tiger – with stretch goals that will enable us to release more Petz. We have sourced manufacturing and have more designs ready to go now!
- Meet all high quality toy safety standards.
- Uses the highest quality super soft plush.
- Is suitable for ages 3 and up.
- Manufacturer in place ready to produce orders.
- Has issued Patents in the U.S and E.U.
Tell us your "Lost Toy Story" on our Facebook Link
Help Out By Sharing CURLY PETZ With Your Friends! (#curlypetz)
Like what you're seeing? Great! Don't be shy about sharing CURLY PETZ with your friends. We've made it super easy. Just hit one of the buttons below (or at the top of the page). The more people who know about CURLY PETZ, the larger our community will become! And the larger the community, the better we'll be able to make CURLY PETZ! *We can't do any of this without you!
Questions:Have questions, Ask away! Shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll do our best to get back to you with an answer.
Feedback:Do you have a creative idea you think we should implement with CURLY PETZ? Let us know! CURLY PETZ is being made possible by you, and we want you to be a part of the creative process as well.
We'll be shipping CURLY PETZ worldwide! That being said, there are unique processes that apply to international supporters. Please note that there is no way for us to charge any additional amount on our end for any applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's local tax code. These fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each supporter, and additional information regarding VAT/duties can be found in our FAQ below.
In addition, due to first class shipping fees and the dimensions of CURLY PETZ, shipping rates may seem a bit high for some international locations. We calculated shipping rates beforehand, and we are able to bear some portion of the shipping costs ourselves. Please note that shipping becomes lower per unit when you pledge for 5 or more CURLY PETZ.
Some Final Thoughts:
Thank you so much for your support in helping us launch our business, CURLY PETZ, the pet that holds on to YOU!
Please help us make this all new product a reality by Pre-Ordering CURLY PETZ for those you love. Please share our story on social media. Thank you and God Bless.
Tana & Myla Zapf
Our parents are actively involved and working together with us every step of the way. We are all in for CURLY PETZ!
Special Thank You:
BenSound, San Diego Inventors Forum, Adrian Pelkus, Glenn Cogan Web Design, Barbara Agnew Graphic's, Marky Sparky Toys, Powerpak Packaging, STN Digital, Lyle Detwiler Photography, Johnny Rocket, Ashley Hayek, Lani Lutar, Ryan Purdy, Gabrielle Ramsey, The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Wildlife Artists, Yoee, Jillian Lakritz, Genetipetz, Wit Christensen, TIKR, Eric Scarecrow, SunZee, Lenz Frenz, Joe Stauffer, The Up Light, Steve Chang, Blake Jensen, Blenders Eyewear, ThoughtFull Toys, Fidget Cube and all our Kickstarter friends.
CURLY PETZ are Wearable Fun
Risks and challenges
As with any new product there are potential risks/challenges. Fortunately, we've already worked through many of them. We've spent a great deal of time and energy perfecting CURLY PETZ through numerous prototypes and testing phases. As for production and logistics, we will work tirelessly and do our very best to adhere to the timeline set forth. We believe in transparency and will continue to communicate clearly with our backers about any issue that may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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