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$27,288
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 12 2014
$27,288
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
474
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 12 2014

About

**ATTENTION KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY**
We are in the process of re-launching the PopcornBall Kickstarter with a new lower funding goal of only $25,000! You can still make a pledge now, even if it's just a $1, to get all the updates. The re-launch is pending approval from the Kickstarter managers. With this new lower goal we should make our goal so jump on board now to take advantage of the new offers. There will be new rewards and the first 1000 backers get 6 packets of Free Seasonings.

Welcome to the PopcornBall Kickstarter page. If you are not familiar with how Kickstarter works, it is an "all or nothing" fundraising campaign. If the pledges do NOT exceed the funding goal, you will NOT be charged. If the goal is reached you will be charged when the campaign ends.

My name is Mike Baxter and I am the inventor of the PopcornBall. The PopcornBall idea originated when I was rolling a ball with my daughter (see "gift for kids" photo below) when she was just 18 months old.  In order to make the PopcornBall a real product we need your donations and your help sharing our Kickstarter with your friends and family. I appreciate you looking at my Kickstarter and my family and I greatly thank YOU for your donations!

  • Join the PopcornBall Club. See details at bottom of page.
  • The PopcornBall is a 7.5inch sphere container for mixing
  • It can hold up to 120oz or 15 cups of popcorn, a little less if used for mixing purposes. A typical bag of microwave popcorn is 10 cups. Most small movie popcorns are between 6 to 11 cups.
  • Why do we need $50,000? The money will go towards the expensive plastic injection mold tooling for manufacturing.
  • UPDATE: The digital 4x6 Christmas card that comes with every reward level can be used as a $5 off coupon on our website when that launches after the Kickstarter. Valid one coupon per Backer. It will never expire. So, if it's a dollar or $100 you get the Christmas card.

FEATURED ON:

Fox17 Morning News Grand Rapids, MI.  Click on link. http://fox17online.com/2014/10/26/inventor-of-the-popcorn-ball-seeks-investors-on-kickstarter/

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"Michigan Dad Invents New Popcorn Gadget"
"Michigan Dad Invents New Popcorn Gadget"

100.7 WITL - "Michigan Man Invents New Popcorn Gadget

Traverse City Record-Eagle "Mike Baxter, of East Jordan, seeks to raise money to produce the PopcornBall."
  

Did you know October is National Popcorn Popping Month?     Happy Halloween from the PopcornBall!

 Although we will not be ready to ship by this Holiday Season we can send you a 4X6 digital Christmas card of the PopcornBall for you to print out and insert into a stocking or envelope.  Your loved one will know that they will get another Christmas present sometime around May of 2015.

PopcornBall Club

Look at the Rewards about joining the members only PopcornBall Club. A limited number of the biggest PopcornBall fans will be able to join the club. Available only on Kickstarter. Select between the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Member levels.
The PopcornBall will eventually be more that just a red ball. We are currently working on sport designs, such as, baseball, basketball, soccer ball and golf ball. Also, in the future we plan on having officially licensed designs from major film studios such as MARVEL, LUCAS FILMS, and DISNEY. We also hope to partner with charities such as Wounded Warriors, Susan G. Komen, etc.

Exclusive to Kickstarter Backers Only

BRONZE - 2 PopcornBalls now plus each time a new edition of PopcornBalls is release you get 1 copy, absolutely Free.

SILVER - 6 PopcornBalls now plus each time a new edition of PopcornBalls is released you get 1 copy, absolutely Free.

GOLD - 8 PopcornBalls now plus each time a new edition of PopcornBalls is released you get 3 copies, absolutely Free.

Platinum - 10 PopcornBalls now plus each time a new edition of PopcornBalls is released you get 5 copies, absolutely Free

 The future of PopcornBalls.

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 Special Thanks-

Video by Elevant Productions - www.elevantproductions.com  Thanks to the production crew for all your help.

The employees and the manager, Stanley Sobyra, of the LaGrange Theater in LaGrange,IL  www.lagrangetheatre.com

Amber Tripp at DesignandPromote.com for all the PopcornBall graphicsand ADs.

Jeff Tadin at Intelligent Design Services for your help with CAD design and the awesome 3D concept designs.  jtadin@windstream.net

Bruce Popek at Design Innovation INC. for creating a beautiful fully functional prototype.

Mike Anger for your help with the 2D designs that got this all started.

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Risks and challenges

The PopcornBall has been in development for the past two years. The original concept was conceived back in December of 2010. Four years ago we took a risk on pursuing a new product in competitive market, kitchen gadgets. Trust me when I say that we have had our challenges along the way but, our persistence and determination, as well as, our strong belief that the PopcornBall is a great product has overcome all the challenges. There will be more challenges along the way and we will overcome them too, because we are prepared. Over the past two years we have developed relationships with key people that are experienced in product management. We have manufactures that can produce our product. We know that the product can be made cost effectively so that you can get your own quality Popcornball at an affordable price. All we need is your support. So please donate today and click the share button. Thank you! The PopcornBall

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Every dollar counts and we appreciate every single one! Get project updates plus a FREE digital 4X6 Christmas card for this Holiday Season. Thank you!

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    FREE Popcorn Seasonings! Get 1 PopcornBall at a $5 savings plus three 1/2 oz sample packets of Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning. What flavors you ask? White Cheddar, Ranch, and Kettle Corn. YUM!
    Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. You will be all set to start spinning up a popcorn storm! Thank you!

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    FREE Popcorn Seasonings! Get 1 PopcornBall at a $5 savings plus three 1/2 oz sample packets of Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning. What flavors you ask? White Cheddar, Ranch, and Kettle Corn. YUM!
    Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. You will be all set to start spinning up a popcorn storm! Thank you!

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    Help us make the Popcornball possible and you get one of your very own. Pluse Free Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasonings. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Happy Spinning. Thank you!

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    Help us make the PopcornBall possible and get one of your very own. Plus Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasonings. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you!

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    You will get one of the first PopcornBalls from the first production run #501 to #1,000. Plus a personalized hand written Thank you card from me to you. Plus, Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasonings. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you! We appreciate your generous support!

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    *GREAT VALUE* 2 for $22!! Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 2 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!

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    *GREAT VALUE* 2 for $24!! Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 2 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!

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    The ULTIMATE Backer: You will get one of the first 500 PopcornBalls from the first production run #001 to #500, and a personalized hand written Thank You card from me to you. Plus, Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasonings. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you! We appreciate your generous support!

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    MICHIGAN SUPPORTERS! 2 for $25. Michigan residents please support a local Michigan business and get 2 PopcornBalls of your very own. Plus, a "I Supported a Michigan Business, the PopcornBall Company" bumper sticker. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!

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    *GREAT VALUE* 2 for $26!! Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 2 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!

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    FREE POPCORN SEASONING: Get 2 PopcornBalls at a $10 savings, plus three 1/2 oz sample packets of Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning. What flavors you ask? White Cheddar, Ranch, and Kettle Corn. YUM! Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping
    With 2 PopcornBalls you could have a spin off duel. Thank you!

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    EARLY BIRD SAVE $10 on 2. Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 2 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!

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    *GREAT VALUE* 3 For $33 Help us make the PopcornBall possible and get 3 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you!

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    *GREAT VALUE* 3 For $35 Help us make the PopcornBall possible and get 3 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you!

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    FREE POPCORN SEASONING: Get 3 PopcornBalls at a $15 savings, plus three 1/2 oz sample packets of Kernel Season's Popcorn Seasoning. What flavors you ask? White Cheddar, Ranch, and Kettle Corn. YUM! Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping
    If you can juggle this is the reward for you! Thank you!

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    *BEST DEAL* 5 for $50 Help us make the PopcornBall possible and get 5 of your very own for just $10 each. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you!

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    EARLY BIRD SAVE $25 on 5 . Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 5 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!

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    **AWESOME DEAL** 9 for $99 Help us make the PopcornBall possible and get one of your very own. . Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you!

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    POPCORNBALL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. BRONZE MEMBER. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers only! Join the club and you will receive 1 new PopcornBall every time we make a new edition. We have plans to make sport designs, movie theme designs, Disney Characters, charities, and so much more. You will get a 1 copy each time a new addition is made to our product line, absolutely FREE! You also get 2 first edition PopcornBalls. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you for making perfect popcorn possible.

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    EARLY BIRD SAVE $35 on 7 . Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 7 PopcornBalls of your very own. Free U.S. Shipping. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Thank You!
    Mr. and Mrs. Brady don't forget about Alice you will need that 7th PopcornBall.

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    EARLY BIRD SAVE $50 on 10. Help make the PopcornBall possible and get 10 PopcornBalls of your very own. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank You!
    Lets round it up to an even 10!

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    POPCORNBALL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. SILVER MEMBER. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers only! Join the club and you will receive 1 new PopcornBall every time we make a new edition. We have plans to make sport designs, movie theme designs, Disney Characters, charities, and so much more. You will get a 1 copy each time a new addition is made to our product line, absolutely FREE! You also get 6 first edition PopcornBalls, one of them autographed by me. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you for making perfect popcorn possible.

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    WHOLESALER PACKAGE: ATTENTION RETAILERS AND MOVIE THEATER OWNERS: 10 PopcornBalls plus $400 credit on the first wholesale (post-Kickstarter) order. Reserve your spot and be the first retailer in your area to carry the PopcornBall. Available to business backers only. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping.

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    POPCORNBALL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. GOLD MEMBER. Exclusive to Kickstarter backers only. Join the club and you will receive 3 new PopcornBalls every time we make a new edition. We have plans to make sport designs, movie theme designs, Disney Characters, charities, and so much more. You will get 3 copies each time a new addition is made to our product line, absolutely FREE! You also get 8 first edition PopcornBalls, one will be autographed by me. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you for making perfect popcorn possible.

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    POPCORNBALL CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. PLATINUM MEMBER. Exclusive to Kickstarter Backers only. Join the club and you will receive 5 new PopcornBalls every time we make a new edition. We have plans to make sport designs, movie theme designs, Disney Characters, charities, and so much more. You will get a 5 copies each time a new addition is made to our product line, absolutely FREE! You also get 10 first edition PopcornBalls one ball will be autographed by me. Get project updates, plus a Free digital 4X6 Christmas card this Holiday Season. Free U.S. Shipping. Thank you for making perfect popcorn possible.

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    PLATINUM MEMBER PLUS- You get all the rewards of the PopcornBall Club Platinum Member PLUS I will come visit your hometown and we are going to get pizza and a movie with me plus I will hand deliver your 10 PopcornBalls. You can bring up to 4 people. Add $1,000 if you live in Hawaii or Alaska, I have always wanted to visit. For US residents only. Thank You!

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    PLATINUM MEMBER PLUS- You get all the rewards of the PopcornBall Club Platinum Member PLUS I will come visit your hometown and we are going to get pizza and a movie with me plus I will hand deliver your 10 PopcornBalls. You can bring up to 4 people. Add $1,000 if you live in Hawaii or Alaska, I have always wanted to visit. For US residents only. Thank You!

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    PLATINUM MEMBER PLUS- You get all the rewards of the PopcornBall Club Platinum Member PLUS I will come visit your hometown and we are going to get pizza and a movie with me plus I will hand deliver your 10 PopcornBalls. You can bring up to 4 people. Add $1,000 if you live in Hawaii or Alaska, I have always wanted to visit. For US residents only. Thank You!

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    You get the Platinum Club Membership. Plus you and a guest will fly (or you can drive we pay your fuel to Chicago.) To watch a Chicago White Sox or Chicago Cubs game of your choice(dates may vary) with my wife and I. We will also arrange for a two night stay in a 4 Star Chicago Hotel.

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Funding period

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