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$5,279
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54
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 20 2018 6:30 PM UTC +00:00
$5,279
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
54
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 20 2018 6:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

Unlimited Creativity. Unlimited Stories. 

Meet Marmals

Marmals are patent-pending vinyl figurines that are specifically designed to facilitate and enhance creativity and storytelling.  Our team wants to rethink the way you play.  We’ve built Marmals to be modular and customizable - so that your adventures with your Marmal are unique - just like you.

Marmals come with a built in community as well.  Once you’ve customized yours to meet your unique vision, you’ll have the option to share and connect with others online!  Build a diorama.  Take your Marmal with you on a hike.  Display them proudly at your desk.  Whatever you decide, take a picture and post it on Instagram with #lovemarmals and see what others are doing with theirs, and connect for a shared storytelling experience. 

Who are they for? 

Marmals are for you!  More specifically, they’re for the makers and builders out there who want to start exploring the storytelling options that a customizable figurine offers.  Marmals are sturdy, gender neutral, and each appendage is magnetized (including the head), so you can pull them apart and change them out for the unique adventures that you want to take them on. 

They’re made from a tactile vinyl that is enjoyable and therapeutic to fidget and play with, and each part makes a satisfying magnetic snap when you click it into place.

Marmals are designed to be changed out to meet the needs of whatever story you’d like to tell, and we plan to create and develop more accessories and customization options as the Marmals ecosystem grows.  That means new attachments, new hands, new legs, new heads, new costumes, pets, vehicles, houses, you name it...we're just getting started!

Marmals are designed for folks aged 13 and older. 

Your Pledge

We're offering a few different pledges to get you started in the Marmal universe.

  • at the $5 level, you'll join us on our journey in making this crazy idea a reality.
  • at the $25 level, you'll receive ONE MARMAL (with free domestic shipping).
  • at the $45 level, you'll receive TWO MARMALS (with free domestic shipping).
  • at the $48 level, we're offering ONE MARMAL + ONE SET OF BEANIE HATS (with free domestic shipping).
  • at the $89 level, we're offering TWO MARMALS + TWO SETS OF BEANIE HATS (with free domestic shipping).

$5 Pledge

Thank you...It's a long road ahead and at this level, you'll be along for the ride.  We'll keep you updated of our journey as we move closer to making Marmals a reality. 

$25 Pledge

This is it!  Your entire life has led you to this point where you can finally purchase your very own Marmal. It will no doubt be the greatest thing to ever grace your desk, your fine china cabinet, or that small ledge directly behind your sink. At this level, you'll receive one genuine Marmal with free shipping to anywhere in the USA. 

$45 Pledge

Oh my gosh! Why buy one Marmal when you could buy two? Every Marmal needs a buddy right? At this level, you'll get two Marmals with free shipping to anywhere in the USA. 

$48 Pledge

 You and your Marmal will stay fashionably warm with this pledge. At this level, you'll receive one Marmal and a set of beanies (one for you and one for your Marmal). Both beanies are made from natural fibers so you can paint/dye/color the beanies to make yours unique. 

$89 Pledge

You and your two Marmals can stay stylish with this set. At this level, you will get two Marmals and two sets of beanies (2 big beanies and 2 small beanies). 

$250

How do you make a great thing even better? Put a signature on it! At this level, I will sign the back of your Marmal in silver ink and send it along with a hand written thank you note supporting the campaign! 

Stretch Goals

We would like to offer extra incentives to our backers.

When we reach $30,000 - campaign is funded - HIGH FIVE!

At $36,000 all backers that purchased a MARMAL will receive the SUPERHERO OUTFIT, which includes the cape and the helmet.

At $42,000 all backers that purchased a MARMAL will receive the COOL KID OUTFIT, which includes a jacket and sunglasses (in addition to the SUPERHERO OUTFIT).

Product Breakdown

Marmals are made from easily paintable and customizable vinyl. Each of the limbs and the head connect to the torso with magnets.

Marmals are designed to be changed out to meet the needs of whatever story you’d like to tell, and we plan to create and develop more accessories and customization options as the Marmals ecosystem grows.

About Jeff

I’m Jeff, and I’ve been designing products for over 15 years now, creating everything from toys to robots.

Marmals are a passion product for me.  I initially designed a toy that allowed my kids to express themselves and a series of side ideas led to the creation of the Marmals. I would say that they're a  little bit of a throwback to toys I loved as a kid like Legos, with an aesthetic inspired by traditional wooden toys. 

But it’s more than just something for me and my kids. I believe that good products can and should connect people, and the idea of creating a world for other people to play and explore!

Risks and challenges

Building a new product has some risks. Because of the nature of manufacturing, there could be delays in the assembly and production of Marmals. Any problems during the process could possibly create delays in troubleshooting, redesigning, and retesting.

That being said, we have many years of experience working bringing products to life, and we do not foresee any serious problems.

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    One Marmal (with free US shipping)

    This is it! Your entire life has led you to this point where you can finally purchase your very own Marmal. It will no doubt be the greatest thing to ever grace your desk, your fine china cabinet, or that small ledge directly behind your sink. At this level, you'll receive one genuine Marmal with free shipping to anywhere in the USA.

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    1 Marmal + 2 Beanies (free US shipping)

    You and your Marmal will stay fashionably warm with this pledge. At this level, you'll receive one Marmal and a set of beanies (one for you and one for your Marmal). Both beanies are made from natural fibers so you can paint/dye/color the beanies to make yours unique.

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    2 Marmals + 4 Beanies (free US shipping)

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    Signed Limited Edition Marmal

    How do you make a great thing even better? Put a signature on it! At this level, I will sign the back of your Marmal in silver ink and send it along with a hand written thank you note supporting the campaign!

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Funding period

- (30 days)