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CURLY PETZ are designed around the wildly popular slap bracelet. They’re fun to play with and won’t get lost.
CURLY PETZ has funded on Kickstarter.  To get yours click on the "Get CURLY PETZ" link below.
CURLY PETZ has funded on Kickstarter.  To get yours click on the "Get CURLY PETZ" link below.
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140 backers pledged $15,268 to help bring this project to life.

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TOY - CURLY PETZ - A Fun New Slap On Wearable Plush Toy

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  They HOLD On to You!

 

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. 

 

Meet the Inventors Tana & Myla Zapf
Meet the Inventors Tana & Myla Zapf

 

Our Goal:

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. 

Rami Adham - Giving Toys to Syrian Refugees
Rami Adham - Giving Toys to Syrian Refugees

 

   

 

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  What's a CURLY PETZ?

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 How They Hold On:

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 Magnetic Personality:

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They can also go along for the ride curled around a bicycle, stroller or shopping cart
Printable Gift Certificate to show your gift of CURLY PETZ
Printable Gift Certificate to show your gift of CURLY PETZ

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

       
 

 

 

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 

Adrian Pelkus of Inventor Forum Presenting $1,000 Winning Prize to Myla and Tana Zapf
Adrian Pelkus of Inventor Forum Presenting $1,000 Winning Prize to Myla and Tana Zapf

 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.

U.S. and E.U. Issued PATENTS
U.S. and E.U. Issued PATENTS

 

Product Development on the Kitchen Table

R & D on the Kitchen Table, sorry Snoopy
R & D on the Kitchen Table, sorry Snoopy

 Spent Some $ Here

Home Base - Extrusion Mold Being Made
Home Base - Extrusion Mold Being Made

Final CURLY PETZ Designs from the Manufacturer:

 

   
Magnetic Closure keeps them holding on
Magnetic Closure keeps them holding on

 

 

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 Stretch Goals: 

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.

Reaching these goals unlocks new PETZ for everyone
Reaching these goals unlocks new PETZ for everyone

 

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.

Myla surrounded by all our stuffed animals
Myla surrounded by all our stuffed animals

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.

 ID Tag:

ID Tag - So You Can Name Your Own PETZ
ID Tag - So You Can Name Your Own PETZ

 

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!  

Curly Petz:

  • 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. 

 

  

   Our Timeline:

 

Tell us your "Lost Toy Story" on our Facebook Link

 

 

  
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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.

International:

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.  

Gratefully yours,  

Tana & Myla Zapf

The Team:

Tana, Eric, Lorie and Myla Zapf
Tana, Eric, Lorie and 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

Hands Free To Play Safe
Hands Free To Play Safe

 

 

  

 

 

  

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.

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    CURLY PETZ - Jump Start

    Thank you! from Tana and Myla!

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    BACKER KEY CHAIN

    Limited Edition BACKER KEY CHAIN with CURLY PETZ logo.

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    CURLY PETZ - Evangelist (Early Bird)

    CURLY PETZ – 1 Tiger with 1 Free Magnetic Home Base
    This special, limited quantity reward is for backers dedicated to spreading the word about CURLY PETZ. This can include sharing on your social media.

    *Choice of PETZ with Stretch Goals met.

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    1 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll receive 1 CURLY PETZ TIger with 1 Free Magnetic Home Base.

    CURLY PETZ will retail for $25.

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    2 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll receive 2 CURLY PETZ Tigers and 2 Free Magnetic Home Bases.
    One for you and one for a Friend. What a great friend you are.

    FREE Shipping in U.S.

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    Get 1, Give 1

    Get one CURLY PETZ for yourself + Send one to a refugee Child in need. (Save $5)

    Your PETZ will ship in June, the second PETZ will be distributed by one of our charitable partners to Syrian refugees this summer.

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    Get 2, Give 1

    Get Two CURLY PETZ for yourself + Send one to a refugee Child in need. (Save $10)

    Your two PETZ will ship in June, the third PETZ will be distributed by one of our charitable partners to Syrian refugees this summer.

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    5 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll receive 5 CURLY PETZ Tigers with 5
    Free Magnetic Home Bases.

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    10 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll receive 10 CURLY PETZ Tigers with 10 Free Magnetic Home Bases.
    Great party gifts.

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    20 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll receive 20 CURLY PETZ Tigers with 20 Free Magnetic Home Bases.
    Great party gifts.

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    Refugee Children Giver Pack

    Get 1 CURLY PETZ for yourself + Send 30 PETZ to refugee Children in need.

    With this selection you get 1 CURLY PETZ sent to you in June + 30 PETZ will be distributed by one of our charitable partners to Syrian refugee children this summer.

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    60 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll Receive 60 CURLY PETZ Tigers with 60 Free Magnetic Home Bases.
    If you’re a distributor, retailer, school, Church or a corporate office looking for a fun gift for your team, this one's for you.

    50% off Retail

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    125 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll Receive 125 CURLY PETZ Tigers with 125 Free Magnetic Home Bases.
    If you’re a distributor, retailer, school, Church or a corporate office looking for a fun gift for your team, this one's for you.

    More than 50% off Retail

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    200 x CURLY PETZ

    You'll Receive 250 CURLY PETZ Tigers with 250 Free Magnetic Home Bases.
    If you’re a distributor, retailer, school, Church or a corporate office looking for a fun gift for your team, this one's for you.

    More than 50% off Retail

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    Hospital and Non-Profit Package

    Tana and Myla will personally deliver 250 CURLY PETZ and 250 Magnetic Home Bases to children at 10-15 Hospitals and/or Children's Charities in Southern California.
    (In your name, optional).
    Or ship anywhere your like, (shipping extra).

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    Hospital and Non-Profit Package

    Tana and Myla will personally deliver 500 CURLY PETZ and 500 Magnetic Home Bases to children at 10-15 Hospitals and/or Children's Charities in Southern California.
    (In your name, optional).
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    Hospital and Non-Profit Package

    Tana and Myla will personally deliver 1,000 CURLY PETZ and 1,000 Magnetic Home Bases to children at 10-15 Hospitals and/or Children's Charities in Southern California.
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