The first FUNding site dedicated specifically to toys, inventors, developers, start-ups and everyday people with extraordinary toy ideas.
HOW WE HAPPENED
ToyBacker was born when two life long friends and self-proclaimed “toy geeks” Carlos Lopez and Jason Reilley, found themselves clamoring for more innovation and newness in the toy industry. Recognizing they could not do it all themselves, they thought, what better way than a crowdfunding platform to make any toy lover’s dream come true? So they called a few friends in the industry and asked around to see if their idea to have a crowdfunded Toy dedicated site was worth exploring. The feedback was so amazing Jason and Carlos decided to create ToyBacker.
THE “TOY” PROJECT
No matter how big or small a project, the world of crowdfunding needed a creative “Toy hub” where toy innovators, creators, moms, kids, and companies could all convene to not only be inspired, but to contribute to those inspirations and really become a part of the creative process.
LOVE IT. SUPPORT IT.
We know everyone loves being a part of creating something new and innovative. We hope people will jump in to support creators on ToyBacker. Backers get some great rewards and a unique look into the creator’s process in return. It’s about more than money – it’s people making dreams come true together.
OUR CREATIVE HUB
We plan to host projects from the worlds of Toys, Comics, Crafts, Design, Play Fashion and Games. We built ToyBacker to serve creative projects and the artists, designers, and creative people who make them.
FUNDING – ALL OR NOTHING
Our all-or-nothing funding means that if a campaign isn’t fully funded, the contribution dollars are refunded to the contributors and not forwarded to the creator. This all-or-nothing approach protects: (a) creators from being obligated to proceed with a partially-funded campaign which will likely fail and (b) contributors expecting fully-funded results. The all-or-nothing approach greatly minimizes risk for both parties, which in turn makes backers more likely to contribute.
ToyBacker operates just like any other crowdfunded site. The only difference is we offer some additional services after your campaign is over, and after you’ve rewarded your backers. ToyBacker will contact our network of industry professionals to help you get in touch with bigger companies [of your choosing] who could possibly mass-produce your product. This of course is not a requirement when you sign up. You have to choose this option before your campaign goes live.
YOU CAN HELP US MAKE HISTORY
We’re planning to make ToyBacker better all the time.
Every day ToyBacker learns more and more about what works and what doesn’t. We’re applying what we learn to improve the site everyday, Remember, our site is NEW, and we will need YOU, to make it the best TOY Crowdfunding site around!