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Last updated August 3, 2016

Playpress - Press, make, play!

Playpress is a new world of UK made toys for boys and girls. You can build houses, cars, people and anything you can imagine!

Playpress - Press, make, play!

Playpress is a new world of UK made toys for boys and girls. You can build houses, cars, people and anything you can imagine!

£1,725
pledged of £7,500pledged of £7,500 goal
66
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 10 2015 6:25 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 3, 2016

About

Hello!

We're two brothers who design things in our spare time, based in South East England.

For the past two years, we've been designing, prototyping and playing with Playpress, and we need your help to get it made!

But what is Playpress?

Playpress is a new world of UK made, gender-neutral toys. You can build houses, cars, people and anything else you can imagine.

We wanted to make something really fun that would be cheap enough for children to buy with their pocket money. We also wanted it to be 100% recyclable and made in the UK.

The sets are fun to put together and even more fun to play with. Every piece fits together with every other piece, so you can build anything that you can imagine. We've started off with a house set, but we're really excited to see what other people will make!

Playpress is fun

Playpress sets are much more than models. Each set is made of lots of pieces, and putting them together is a big part of the fun. Once the sets are built, how you play with them is up to your imagination! Wheels turn, doors open, postmen deliver mail.

Playpress is expandable

Our dream is to make huge skyscrapers, airports, shopping centres, coffee shops, houses, parks, pets, farms and, well, everything. The sets all use a group of standard pieces that all slot into one another, so you really can build anything that you can imagine.

Playpress is ethical

Sustainable and recyclable toys

Playpress is going to be made from a sustainably sourced and totally recyclable cardboard, and the packaging is minimal. Whilst it doesn't weigh very much, it's extremely sturdy and robust and withstands extended play very well.

Made in Britain

Playpress is designed and manufactured entirely within the UK. This means each set has very few airmiles and supports local businesses.

How it works

The sets are made of die cut cardboard pieces. Bigger pieces are easily slotted together with smaller joining pieces. The end result is very sturdy buildings, cars, pets and people. Everything is packaged as very light flat sheets and comes with detailed instructions.

We've made instructions as clear as possible.
We've made instructions as clear as possible.

What am I funding?

We need your help with funding our first group of sets. We're hoping to build many more in the future, and you can get some of our very first run!

The people

We've designed a bunch of different Playpress people, and if you back us, you can choose from any of our first set of designs.

The house

The very first Playpress building is a lovely two story house with an integrated set of stairs. It's filled with a colourful interior and comes with a table and some mail, as well as one Playpress woman and one man. It also comes with a happy family cat!

It's made up on 82 pieces and has detailed instructions. It's fun to build and very robust once it's all put together!

We have tested the production method. This is a sample of some die cut playpress.
We have tested the production method. This is a sample of some die cut playpress.
We made and tested thousands of playpress pieces and we think we've got the size and shape just right.
We made and tested thousands of playpress pieces and we think we've got the size and shape just right.
We have tested many different materials and finishes. This latest sample is printed on a durable and recyclable solid cardboard and then varnished.
We have tested many different materials and finishes. This latest sample is printed on a durable and recyclable solid cardboard and then varnished.

The rewards

Thanks for taking the time to read about Playpress! We really appreciate any support. We have a website you can visit here and you can keep up to date with our prgress by following us on Twitter or liking our Facebook page!

Matthew and Peter

Risks and challenges

We have fully tested and prototyped all of our production techniques and are very confident about the project. We're ready to start manufacturing, we just need your help so that we can press the 'go' button! We are using a bespoke printing company based in England who we are really excited about.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Playpress Man / Woman from a variety of designs. You can choose your design from 1 of 10 people.

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    Any two Playpress people from the first run. Any configuration of two you fancy from our selection of 10 people.

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    Pledge £12 or more About $16

    Any five Playpress people from the first run. Any configuration of five you fancy from our selection of 10 people.

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    Pledge £13 or more About $17

    Blank House set for you to colour in at home. Comes with full instructions. Redesign our house set in the way you like it!

    The house is two stories high with a table, some more accessories, two Playpress people and a cat.

    82 pieces in total.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Full colour house set. Our first house set complete with instructions with the design you see in the pictures in the story.

    The house is two stories high with a colourful interior and exterior and comes with a table, some more accessories, two Playpress people and a cat.

    82 pieces in total.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    A pair of Playpress people designed in your likeness! We will work from pictures you send us to create your very own Playpress people based on you!

    These will be completely unique, one off people designed especially for you.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    A pair of Playpress people designed in your likeness, one full colour house set and any 5 Playpress people to go with it.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $322

    All 10 PlayPress people, a blank PlayPress house set, a colour PlayPress house set and a one of a kind very special house set, hand painted with love by the creators Peter and Matthew.

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