Hello Kickstarter World...This is who we are and how we came to Kickstarter.
My name is Darnell Marcus Fizer, Sr. Me and my wife Moneek chose kickstarter because we have seen evidence of how amazing and beautiful you, the backers of this world can be!
It's truly amazing and a blessing to be apart of something so dynamic. Now, some people may recognize my face, others may not. But I am a professional basketball player that goes by the name Marcus Fizer, and I'm here to confess that I lived life entirely in the wrong way. I turned away from the things I was taught growing up and lived what I thought was a "grown up" life. And God got my attention fast. I tore my acl three times before I realized I was my own worse enemy.
But for the past 2 years I have changed my life, and I am now a Minister. In fact, I am the Youth Minister of my church as well as the Sunday School Superintendent!
I truly can sit here and tell you that it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Why do we need you amazing backers?
In my past, I allowed my money to control me and everything I did. I worshiped the creations of this world and not the creator!
So I told God that I was sorry. I was ready to change my life and live right, and to serve Him. I also told Him that I wanted to make an impact on the world...a positive one.
SO THIS IS WHAT I DID. I TOOK EVERY DOLLAR THAT I HAD (WHICH WAS NO SMALL AMOUNT) AND DONATED IT TO MY CHURCH.
You see...My church is the oldest church in the community, with an age of 86 years. Without a doubt a historic landmark in its own right! It's only by the grace of God is it still standing. So with my new found salvation, that's what I did with my money.
So we come to Kickstarter with an open, sincere heart. Seeking backers who have the love and passion for bettering situations as we do. No matter what the situation is.
How did we come up with this product idea?
Shortly after changing my life, and seeking God first in everything I did, God gave me a revelation!
While watching my 3 year old daughter (who's angelic face is in the photo with the wife and I, and whose likeness is being used in the making of one of the dolls) prance through the house one early morning, I noticed the toys and dolls she played with. My wife made notice to how many little skirts and tutu's she had on. Yes, clothes stacking. As in having on a skirt, a tutu, and a dress all in one. Now that wasn't so bad, she's just a kid doing kid things. But when you think of the kid toys, majority of the major toy lines out for children that age aren't really for children that age! They are too grown up, too sexy and too mature for our children. I find it disturbing to hear my 3 year old ask my wife, "mommie, what are those?" Referring to the dolls "boobies" We looked each other in the eyes and said, something needs to be done.
Normally when you think of toy dolls, you think of girls only. So the idea of starting a toy line that's not only for girls but boys as well seemed to be a pretty good idea. A toy line that kids of many ages can play, interact and have so many things in common with. Their clothes, accessories and activities in school will be similar to the things our kids of today are all involved with.
Have we gotten started with this product at all?
We have already begun the process of bringing this incredible product to the market and prayerfully soon to the stores. We have a contract with Davison Design & Development, Inc., which is a Pennsylvania Corp and are only a few steps away from completion (see virtual reality picture above provided by Davison). When we begun the project, I wasn't where I am as a man of God. So having the faith and trusting God, I still took my dollars and put it towards a greater cause. Rebuilding that historic landmark that we call our church home. I knew with faith and trusting Him, everything else would fall in line in due season. And we truly believe that season is now.
Now here we are...
We come to you, the wonderful world of kickstarter backers, asking you to open you hearts (and wallets) and assist us in the final steps of completing the Rad 1's. We promise our prizes will be rememberable and exclusive. And I'm more than positive that your children will thank you for making them apart of the newest, hippest, coolest, fad coming out...
The Rad 1's, the coolest kids ever!
What's our goal?
Our goal is for you, the concerned parent, to be able to go into the store, walk down the toy aisle and not have to worry about if a doll is too "inappropriate" for your child, even though the toy box casing says its for their age group. Not with The Rad 1’s. They are a group every parent will be comfortable with because your children will have a lot in common with the toy dolls and the accessories that come with them. What could be better than that?!?! You're happy. The children are happy and they are having a blast. Mission accomplished.
As we stated in our sincere heartfelt video above, the process has already begun in making our vision becoming a reality. Davison Inventions is an amazing company with the track record to back it up. They do excellent work in making inventors like us bring our visions to reality, and we need your help with finishing strong. Before you know it, our children will have a product like no other. No worries, just fun interactive playtime...
Thank with the upmost sincerity,
Darnell "Marcus" Fizer, Sr. & Moneek Fizer
May the Lord keep you, continue to bless you and your family, and we pray that you will become apart of our family...
P.S. I know you all are probably wondering what's the deal with the pledges ending with the number 8. Well the answer is, to God the number 8 signifies "new beginnings" and we truly feel that this is the start of something new, something great and something that will be a new beginning in the world of children toys!
P.S.S. The picture above is ONLY a virtual reality picture submitted by Davison to us to update us on the work(s) being done. That is not the final project....I repeat, THAT IS NOT THE FINAL PROJECT!!!