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

857 backers pledged $33,706 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jun Axup on January 21, 2013

      DNA Molecule Plushies are finally on sale via ThinkGeek! http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ec1e/
      Thanks everyone for making all of this happen!

    2. Creator Rohan on May 10, 2012

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

    3. Creator Jun Axup on May 9, 2012

      Thanks everyone for the kind words and support!!

    4. Creator Lilo Young on May 8, 2012

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

    5. Creator sgllama on April 30, 2012

      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. Creator momo on April 30, 2012

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

    7. Creator Chuck P on April 28, 2012

      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. Creator Christopher Hull on April 27, 2012

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

    9. Creator Gavin Maxwell on April 27, 2012

      Just got mine in Australia! Very cool!

    10. Creator Peter Maylott on April 26, 2012

      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. Creator Trudy Munn on April 26, 2012

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

    12. Creator Simon Olofsson on April 25, 2012

      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? ;)

    13. Creator Kelli on April 24, 2012

      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. Creator Michael Kellner on April 23, 2012

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

      We love da plushies.

    15. Creator Sydney Bridges on April 23, 2012

      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. Creator James Jackson on April 23, 2012

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

    17. Creator Yumi on April 21, 2012

      I got my plushies today. They're adorable!

    18. Creator Vanessa Blaylock on April 15, 2012

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

    19. Creator Ewan Birney on April 10, 2012

      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 :)

    20. Creator Daniel Christiansen on April 5, 2012

      Any Idea when the plushies will be sent out?

    21. Creator Gavin Maxwell on March 6, 2012

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

    22. Creator Chuck P on February 2, 2012

      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. Creator Trudy Munn on January 10, 2012

      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. Creator Maricriz Perea & Jazz Tigan on January 6, 2012

      ConGrATulATions! (see what I did there?)

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

    25. Creator Krystal Haedo on January 5, 2012

      Uracil, Uracil, Uracil!

    26. Creator Krystal Haedo on January 5, 2012

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

    27. Creator Phong Nguyen on December 19, 2011

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

    28. Creator Jessica Newman on December 1, 2011

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

    29. Creator Connor Fowler on November 29, 2011

      Jun, this is wonderful.

    30. Creator Allen Zeng on November 27, 2011

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

    31. Creator Jussi Myllyluoma on November 25, 2011

      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. Creator Natalie Nash on November 23, 2011

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

      Good luck in production!

    33. Creator Christine Layton on November 19, 2011

      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. Creator Leng Yang on November 19, 2011

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

    35. Creator Eileen Zimmerman on November 18, 2011

      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!

    36. Creator chelsea on November 18, 2011

      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. Creator beth Sorrentino on November 18, 2011

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

    38. Creator Moosestash Films on November 18, 2011

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

    39. Creator Aaron Yoshitake on November 18, 2011

      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. Creator Cynda on November 18, 2011

      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. Creator David Ducharme on November 18, 2011

      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. Creator Jeff Sanders on November 15, 2011

      Sweet! Great idea!

    43. Creator Vanessa Blaylock on November 8, 2011

      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! :)