~I had not received anything for this post outside of the information. In fact, I became a Kickstarter Backer! I just wanted to share this amazing little toy by Thoughtful Toys! Opinions are my own.~
It is no secret that my son is obsessed with cars. My entire house, from the bathroom to the fish tank has some sort of vehicle in it. So obviously when I saw the Kickstarter campaign for a new wave car by Thoughtful Toys called Modarri, I had to be a part of it!
These cars look really amazing. They’re finger-powered street, dirt and track cars that can swap parts. Having the ability to interchange pieces between vehicles is really popular and a lot of fun for kids. The nice thing is that these are really easy for smaller hands to work on. Each car contains a Chassis, Hood/Windshield, Seat Pan, Seat, Fenders and Frame, Wheels, Front and Rear Suspension and of course the Hex Tool to put it all together.
These aren’t tiny little cars. I know most of the time when I imagine “finger” toys I always have those skateboards pop into my head. These are decently hand sized vehicles that actually have realistic steering and suspension. The effect is that your child is actually ‘driving’ the car with their finger and can come up with their own stunts!
A few other cool things that are in process for Modarri are:
- The ability to register your car’s unique license plate on our website to get started.
- DIY (Do it yourself) cars you can paint and upload images of your custom paint jobs for others to see and copy.
- Use our website to 3D print car parts in custom materials and colors.
- We plan to post downloadable CAD files of some Modarri car parts to let you create, post and 3D print your own designs.
- Use social media to share images of your Modarri cars, where they’ve been, cars they’ve been photographed with and to vote on images.
- We also plan to use Facebook to allow everyone to vote on our new Modarri car designs and your uploaded CAD designs too.
I think it is pretty amazing that they’re going to allow so much freedom for kids and collectors to be able to design and print their own vehicles. It is something entirely unique and really showcases the benefits and values of 3D printed toys.
Although the screws are retained inside of the parts so they can’t be lost, Modarri is made for children 6+ due to the smaller pieces that are choking hazards for children under 3. However, they would be great collector items for teens and adults as they are honestly beautifully designed.
So this is how you can help make this happen! Like I said, I’m a Kickstarter Backer of this project. Thoughtful Toys is hoping to raise a certain amount of funds in order to get Modarri off the ground and into shops. In order to do that they are asking for people to help back their project through Kickstarter! There are a lot of great little benefits to becoming a Backer as well and they are having an Early Bird Special at the moment.
- Pledge $5 you will receive a personal shout-out on their social media page as well as the knowledge that you are helping out to make these amazing toys!
- Pledge $10 you will receive some awesome Modarri stickers designed by the creator.
- Pledge $23 (or more) you receive a DIY Modarri Model: a fully functional “S1” Street Car with gray ABS plastic Fender, Hood, Chassis, Wheel Rims, Seat and Hex Tool that you can paint yourself.
- Pledge $25 (which is what I did!) and you receive a Modarri “S1” Street Car with Hex Tool.
- Pledge $45 (or more) and you receive a Modarri “X1” Dirt Car and a “T1” Track Car with the Hex Tool.
And there are many more options for higher pledges, even a gold plated Modarri car! All you have to do to pledge is go to the Kickstarter Campaign and choose which pledge you would like to make. It’s really easy and it took me only a few minutes. The greatest thing is that once it goes through my little man is going to be one of the first to have this amazing new car!
There is also a great way to turn this into a holiday gift. Teaching children how they can show their support for small businesses and new inventions through pledges makes them feel like they are a part of something. There are 32 more days to go until the end of this campaign and you could easily put in a Pledge and share what it’s about in a card, let them sign up for the newsletter to hear news about their backed project and see how it makes an incredible difference when they receive their gift because they were a part in making it happen.
You can find out more information about Modarri by Thoughtful Toys on the Kickstarter Page, as well as a video on how they are interchangeable. Please take the time to share with your friends and family and let’s help make this happen!