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Cute molecule plush dolls that magnetically interact for science education and outreach.
Cute molecule plush dolls that magnetically interact for science education and outreach.
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    1. Jun Axup Creator on

      DNA Molecule Plushies are finally on sale via ThinkGeek!
      Thanks everyone for making all of this happen!

    2. Rohan on

      Got them the other day and they are amazing. Really well made. Thanks :D

    3. Jun Axup Creator on

      Thanks everyone for the kind words and support!!

    4. Lilo Young on

      Got my plushies this weekend! I love them so much! (: I can't wait for more of your work. (My friend suggested a uracil!)

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      sgllama on

      Hi, My biochemies arrived Saturday but I was out :-( Just picked them up, they are just as good as I was hoping they would be - great stuff! Thanks.

    6. momo on

      Just got DNA dolls in Japan. I'll use this to education of biochemistry for my students, thanks!

    7. Chuck Pearce on

      Just got mine yesterday and perfect timing, my sons birthday is today and when I had backed the project I thought what a fun birthday present! The detail on the stitching is better than I had thought.

    8. Christopher Hull on

      Received my biochemies earlier this week, brought them to work, and found out my coworker is a backer too. They're great, thanks!

    9. Gavin Maxwell on

      Just got mine in Australia! Very cool!

    10. Peter Maylott on

      Just got my biochemies today. They look awesome. Several teachers at my daughter's school did double takes and ask "Did you say DNA?"

    11. Trudy Munn on

      Really looking forward to getting mine - hopefully they arrive in time for my fiance's birthday!!

    12. Simon Olofsson on

      Just got the plushies today, and I just have to agree with the other people: They're awesome! Gonna pass them around my class as well. :)

      Many thanks!

      PS. Next project, the amino acids? ;)

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      Kelli on

      the plushies are amazing - i got them in the mail today and LOVE them!! am so thrilled to have been granted the opportunity to be a part of this and wish you much continued success :)

    14. Michael Kellner on

      Just arrived in the mail today! Here's what my kids have to say:

      We love da plushies.

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      Sydney Bridges on

      I just got mine in today! I can't wait for my niece to be old enough that I can give her one of the sets. Thanks!

    16. James Jackson on

      They arrived today! Super cute and super awesome! They will be passed around class tomorrow.

    17. Yumi on

      I got my plushies today. They're adorable!

    18. Vanessa Blaylock on

      Wow... funding goal reached January 7... Biochemies already hitting the mail... so exciting... Yay for 2012, what a great year!! :)

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      Ewan Birney on

      So - do we have to respond to a survey for shipping addresses - or is this already sorted out? It's not clear from your email :)

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      Daniel Christiansen on

      Any Idea when the plushies will be sent out?

    21. Gavin Maxwell on

      Hi Jun, any update on when we might see our DNA plushes?

    22. Chuck Pearce on

      Why would someone want to produce this product in the USA? It seems like the perfect product to have assembled and shipped from overseas. The USA is known for its ability to manufacture new and innovative ideas, not providing labor for manufacturing of a plush doll at a cost effective bracket.

    23. Trudy Munn on

      REally excited about the product! Just having trouble trying to pay for it - keep getting emails to put in a new credit card number as the transaction declined. I lost + cancelled mine last week, am just waiting for a new one to arrive in the mail and then I'll sort it out :)

    24. Maricriz Perea & Jazz Tigan on

      ConGrATulATions! (see what I did there?)

      We just love your project and we're so happy for your success :-)

    25. Krystal Haedo on

      Uracil, Uracil, Uracil!

    26. Krystal Haedo on

      Is there any info about production? I'd love to see another Kickstarter product made in the USA!

    27. Phong Nguyen on

      This is a wonderful, wonderful project. I'd also pay extra for adding on Uracil!

    28. Jessica Newman on

      These are adorable! Can't wait to get my set...I eagerly await the addition of uracil!

    29. Connor Fowler on

      Jun, this is wonderful.

    30. Allen Zeng on

      Very cute dolls! So proud of my big cousin :D hope it works out for you!

    31. Jussi Myllyluoma

      Brilliant, and adorable...!
      Question that crops up in my mind, though -- do you plan to release an expansion set with backbone molecules, so that one can build a double helix...?

    32. Natalie Nash on

      Such a clever idea - is it wrong that I'm 30 and bought these for myself...

      Good luck in production!

    33. Christine Layton on

      Fantastic! I'm really into science education and this will help me teach the childrens about chemical bonding (always kind of a difficult/boring/abstract concept to teach to them)

    34. Leng Yang on

      I'm a Chem major and they are absolutely ADORABLE!!!

    35. Eileen Zimmerman on

      Hey Jun! I saw you pitch a couple weeks ago at San Diego StartUp Tech Launch. Congratulations on taking this from concept to reality! Looks like you are going to be able to manufacture these cute toys. I can't wait to get a set for my son :) Good luck, can't wait to hear the updates!

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      chelsea on

      This is an absolutely fantastic project. I am always looking for new ways for people to interact with information and this is such an approachable and fun way. I love it!

    37. beth Sorrentino on

      This is fantastic...spreading the word!!! Good luck to you :)

    38. Moosestash Films on

      Love this idea! Can't wait to give these to my scientifically burgeoning nephew!!! Talk about baby-einstein....

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      Aaron Yoshitake on

      Hey! We met at that one SandCHI meeting (haven't seen you there since.) Your last name is Axup? How are you related to Jeff?
      I remember one of your conversation tags was "science plush dolls", and here they are! ^^ I'm in for one set, and if you need any "beta testing," I'm here to help ;)

      Congrats for making it to the top of Kickstarter's "Projects We Love" list! That's how I found out about this. Good luck with this project!

    40. Cynda on

      ADORABLE!! I'm a sub teaching 8th grade science long-term and I soooo wish I had had them for my current science class! If I'm able to donate more, I will! =)

    41. David Ducharme on

      This is such an awesome idea. As it so happens, a few weeks ago I started taking Molecular Diagnostics as part of my Med Lab training and I'll be sure to use my plush DNAs as study aids :-)

    42. Jeff Sanders on

      Sweet! Great idea!

    43. Vanessa Blaylock on

      This is so exciting Jun! Love your project and love kickstarter! So glad you put this up. Looks like you're off to a great start at reaching your goal.

      Forgive me... but I can't help getting visions of Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman & Jude Law! :)