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Fun, cuddly throw pillows in chat bubble shapes with texting lingo. Perfect for any geek's room, couch, kid's bed, even pillow fights!

The Goal

Throwboy wants to produce three new and improved Chat pillows in mass quantity at higher quality. The pillows will be larger and made out of an even softer material! Right now, the Seattle-based company is a one-man show of Roberto Hoyos. He designs, sews, ships and markets all things “Throwboy” out of his apartment. Help Roberto fund a production run of his best-selling Chat pillows: LOL, OMG and WTF. With your support, Throwboy will be able to provide faster-delivery to online customers and sell Chat pillows in stores.

(Final production Chat Pillows)

STRETCH GOAL #1 - BFF Chat Pillow (Unlocked at $23,000) UNLOCKED

Take a look at our new reward packs which include the BFF Chat pillow!

Backers who pledged for any reward containing Chat pillows may now choose from: LOL, OMG, WTF and now BFF. A survey will be sent to backers shortly after the Kickstarter finishes where than can make their pillow selection.

How better to honor a BFF than with a pillow? If Throwboy goes past it's goal and reaches $23,000 we will unlock Stretch Goal #1 — the BFF Chat pillow. 


The purple plush pillow will be a brand new edition to our beloved Chat pillow line. BFF is a highly-requested chat saying and we’d love to release it as our first stretch goal!

Pillow specs

  • Measures roughly 12in x 12in (30cm x 30xm)
  • Made with super soft plush material
  • Filled with polyester fibers
  • 100% IRL 

*Note: Final production pillows will be LOL (red), OMG (blue), WTF (green). 

Rewards

Supporting us doesn’t come without geeky perks. From a handwritten note direct from Roberto to our insanely great iCEOs out of our secret stash(!), you’re in for amazing rewards as a Throwboy backer.

Stickers

Show your Throwboy pride with our latest sticker sheet! You’ll receive 6 peel-out stickers to tag your laptop, notebook, phone or your cat. LOL. Represent with this sticker sheet that features the Throwboy story on the back. Measures 3in x 3in (7.5 x 7.5).

Throwboy "Backer" T-Shirt 

Let everyone know you’re an original Throwboy backer with our awesome tee. You’ll be in rare company when you’re rocking this shirt in the official green and black Kickstarter colors. The tee features the Throwboy logo across the front and the Kickstarter logo on the sleeve. Show your friends that you were one of the first people helped us reach our goal before we were cool ;) 

Reward Packs

If you back Throwboy at a certain level, you will be eligible for one of our reward packs. Check em’ out in the side bar! 

About Throwboy

Throwboy makes specialty throw pillows for a geek audience. Our merch includes the Chat Pillow line, Subscribe, Like, Throwbabies and the Icon Pillow Collection. We’re recognized in the tech community and we’ve been fortunate to make pillows for Twitter, Microsoft, Mozilla and many more. Our plush have been featured on Gizmodo, Mashable, TWiT, WIRED and MacWorld, among others. Learn more about us on Throwboy.com. Also check out us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Roberto Hoyos, Creator of Throwboy

Roberto launched Throwboy in 2007 after making a set of icon-shaped pillows to impress a girl. The grandson of a Peruvian seamstress, he quickly developed a unique, hands-on approach to customer service and tailor-made designs. Using only social media to build the Throwboy brand, Roberto worked to create high-quality throw pillows for a niche audience of geeks. Some of his guerilla-tactic marketing skills include lugging a suitcase full of pillows to SXSW to gift to big names in tech. Roberto also regularly sends logo-themed pillows to tech companies he admires. To date he’s launched five distinctive lines of Throwboy pillows. He also co-hosts a tech news podcast called User Friendly

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your interest and support. We’re excited to bring you along as Throwboy takes this next big step. — Roberto Hoyos

Credits 

Video by Alex Hanly of Roboboots

Music by Demerit Samel and Catacombkid used with permission from Alex Hanly

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Here at Throwboy we're committed to making this project happen. We've identified the three major roadblocks that could keep us from our goal and developed a strategy to overcome these obstacles. They are:

- Reward fulfillment problems: We've already identified a team of Throwboy interns and volunteers to work with us in a dedicated space that will be used only to fulfill rewards in a timely manner.

- Trouble identifying a manufacturer: In addition to Throwboy’s handmade pillows, we’ve imported/exported thousands of pieces of inventory, namely the iCEO. For the new and improved Chat pillow project, Throwboy has already identified a trusted and experienced manufacturer.

- An incomplete design: Throwboy pillows start with an idea that’s fleshed out into a full design. Multiple versions of a design are created until a final is chosen. For the Chat pillows, Roberto Hoyos has finished a final design. In other words, the images of the pillows are not artist renderings. All that’s left is the funding to back this project.

FAQ

  • Shipping is free anywhere in the world!

    Please note: tax and/or customs fees may apply which the receiver is responsible for.

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  • YES! All backer rewards ship internationally with FREE SHIPPING. That means if you're in the UK you're getting one heck of a deal on Throwboys. Please note: tax and/or customs fees may apply which the receiver is responsible for.

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    GOOD KARMA AND A VIRTUAL HIGH-FIVE! Thank you so much. Your contribution means a lot :)

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    THANK YOU CARD - Roberto thinks you're awesome and will mail you a handwritten thank you card. Yay for snail mail!

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    THROWBOY STICKER SHEET - Contains 6 peel-out Throwboy logo stickers with a story of company on the back. Rock these babies on your laptop, phone, face or whatever and send us a pic!

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    1 CHAT PILLOW - Choose from LOL, OMG, or WTF. Made with an even softer plush material, super cuddly, cute, awesome. Measures roughly 12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm).

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    CHAT PILLOW 3 PACK - Includes: 1 LOL, 1 WTF, and 1 OMG Chat pillow. Now you can pretty much carry on an entire conversation in pillow form! Thanks for your support! Chat pillows measure roughly 12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm).

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    CHAT PILLOW 4 PACK - Includes: 1 LOL, 1 WTF, 1 OMG and 1 BFF Chat pillow. Now you can pretty much carry on an entire conversation in pillow form! Thanks for your support! Chat pillows measure roughly 12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm).

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    T-SHIRT & CHAT PACK - All 3 Chat pillows (OMG, LOL, WTF) and an exclusive “Throwboy Backer” T-Shirt. Along with your sweet new pillows you'll get to show

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    T-SHIRT & 4 CHAT PACK - All 4 Chat pillows (OMG, LOL, WTF and BFF) and an exclusive “Throwboy Backer” T-Shirt. Along with your sweet new pillows you'll get to show off your Throwboy pride!

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    1 iCEO PLUSH DOLL - FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - FREE SHIPPING - Extremely rare, limited edition collector's item with only 1,200 made and sold out on Throwboy.com/iCEO. These are our VERY LAST iCEOs and none will ever be made again. This is a very high quality item with great attention to detail. The iCEO has: removable wire frame-less glasses with plastic lenses, denim jeans with realistic pocket stitching and button fly, cotton mock turtleneck, plush sneaker style shoes, fuzzy gray hair and even printed stubble on the face. No other doll like it on the market and a true tour de force in design for a plush collectable. Comes in a snazzy hand-numbered display box.

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    1 iCEO PLUSH DOLL - Extremely rare, limited edition collector's item with only 1,200 made and sold out on Throwboy.com/iCEO. These are our VERY LAST iCEOs and none will ever be made again. This is a very high quality item with great attention to detail. The iCEO has: removable wire frame-less glasses with plastic lenses, denim jeans with realistic pocket stitching and button fly, cotton mock turtleneck, plush sneaker style shoes, fuzzy gray hair and even printed stubble on the face. No other doll like it on the market and a true tour de force in design for a plush collectable. Comes in a snazzy hand-numbered display box.

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    iCEO PLUS PACK - 1 iCEO, Chat Pillow SET (Includes 3 Chat Pillows: LOL, OMG & WTF), 1 Exclusive Throwboy "Backer" T-Shirt, 1 Throwboy Sticker Sheet, 1 Hand-written Thank You Card.

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    iCEO DOUBLE PACK - 2 iCEO PLUSH DOLLS - Extremely rare, limited edition collector's item with only 1,200 made and sold out on Throwboy.com/iCEO. These are our VERY LAST iCEOs and none will ever be made again. This is a very high quality item with great attention to detail. The iCEO has: removable wire frame-less glasses with plastic lenses, denim jeans with realistic pocket stitching and button fly, cotton mock turtleneck, plush sneaker style shoes, fuzzy gray hair and even printed stubble on the face. No other doll like it on the market and a true tour de force in design for a plush collectable. Comes in a snazzy hand-numbered display box.

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    iCEO PLUS BFF PACK - 1 iCEO, 4 Chat Pillow SET (Includes 4 Chat Pillows: LOL, OMG, WTF & BFF), 1 Exclusive Throwboy "Backer" T-Shirt, 1 Throwboy Sticker Sheet, 1 Hand-written Thank You Card.

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    CUSTOM SOCIAL NETWORK ICON PILLOW - Have you ever said "Hey Throwboy should TOTALLY make a *insert favorite social network here* pillow!"? Well, now is your chance to make that dream come true. Roberto will personally design and sew one custom Throwboy pillow of any social network you want.

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    THROWBOY ULTIMATE PACK - 1 iCEO, 1 Custom Social Network Icon Pillow (Your Choice), Chat Pillow SET (Includes 3 Chat Pillows: LOL, OMG & WTF), 1 Exclusive Throwboy "Backer" T-Shirt, 1 Throwboy Sticker Sheet, 1 Hand-written Thank You Card.

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    THROWBOY ULTIMATE PLUS BFF PACK - 1 iCEO, 1 Custom Social Network Icon Pillow (Your Choice), 4 Chat Pillow SET (Includes 4 Chat Pillows: LOL, OMG, WTF & BFF), 1 Exclusive Throwboy "Backer" T-Shirt, 1 Throwboy Sticker Sheet, 1 Hand-written Thank You Card.

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    CUSTOM THROWBOY PILLOW - Do you have an idea for an awesome custom pillow? Roberto will make any custom Throwboy pillow you want! it will be accompanied by a handwritten thank you note and a doodle from Roberto. NOTE: Custom Throwboy pillow must be within 12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm) and your design may need to be modified to be "pillowized".

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    RAP PACK - Roberto will write and record a rap song about pillows for you. And you get everything from the Throwboy Ultimate Pack. Word.

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