Back on TOP in June!
almost 2 years ago
– Sun, Jun 04, 2017 at 05:35:02 PM
Happy June everybody.
Welp, things are really spinning along now with Spinagogue manufacturing. Here are a few things we’ve accomplished since my last note.
*The MLD Spinometers are in production with the new artwork.
*The sanctioned MLD dreidels are also in production. However, we avoided what would have been a real tragedy. Our dreidel manufacturer notified us that they would no longer make our custom dreidels in the color purple. I don’t know about you, but purple is one of my favorite colors, and it’s always been one of the classic six Spinagogue dreidels. She even has a name, Shinaynay! I can’t picture a world without Shinaynay. I’m happy to report that we won’t have to. After many conversations and some creativity, we convinced our manufacturer that Shinaynay was worth it.
*More of the non-Spinagogue rewards will be shipping out this month. Apologies for the delay. We had to focus on recreating the Spinagogue artwork, but now we’re grooving on everything again.
*Now that we’ve started production, we should be receiving a final timeline from our manufacturer soon. Everyone will have their Spinagogue long before the Festival of Lights and the miracle of Hanukkah is upon us this December. We should have a more exact ship date for you in the next update.
Thanks so much and spin ya later : )
about 2 years ago
– Wed, May 03, 2017 at 10:09:36 AM
I hope you all had an awesome April. Apologies for the delay in reaching out. My plan was to send an update to you once a month as we take steps to manufacture the Spinagogue. This was a busy and unexpected month for us, which led me to postpone my note to you.
Unfortunately, we had to navigate some legal issues with the Spinagogue, but I'm happy to report that everything turned out just fine. However, it did require us to change some aspects of the artwork before manufacturing, which was a bigger task than we initially thought. On top of that, our great friend and designer was going through a difficult personal time. We supported each other, as both friends and colleagues, and with some extra grit we powered through and got the work done.
The revised product art is ready go! Ultimately, there were minimal changes and none of the original fun games were compromised. I'm discussing with our manufacturer how far this unforeseen hurdle will set back the Spinagogue delivery date. As soon as I know I will be sure to update you guys. The in-hand delivery date will of course be before Hanukkah this year.
In the meantime, more BackerKit surveys are going out this month and more of the smaller rewards will ship. Finalizing the modified art was our top priority since my last update to you.
Hopefully it will be smooth sailing (and spinning) from here on out. I will keep you posted with more updates as we take next steps.
Have a spincredible Wednesday.
No Gelt, No Glory!
about 2 years ago
– Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:19:13 PM
I hope 2017 has started off strong and happy for you.
Things continue to spin along on our end and I wanted to update you guys on a few fun things.
1. The Hanukkah Gone Metal digital download rewards will go out this week
2. The Happy Hanukkah postcard rewards are going out next week
3. The Major League Dreidel T-Shirt rewards are being printed next week and will ship soon after that
4. We're finalizing the Spinagogue artwork for our manufacturer
5. You may be getting an email from BackerKit, who are helping us fulfill these rewards
Have a spincredible day and stay tuned for more Spinagogue updates soon as we continue to ship out rewards and manufacture the games.
No Gelt, No Glory!
Spinagogue is Now on Jewcer
over 2 years ago
– Fri, Feb 03, 2017 at 10:53:31 AM
Happy February everybody,
I wanted to let you know that Spinagogue is now live on Jewcer. That's the Jewish centric crowdfunding campaign I mentioned. It's up for only 14 days, so if you missed out on grabbing a Spinagogue at the special $39 price you have the opportunity to do that now on Jewcer. All of the fun reward options are available, so please let your friends and family members know there is still time.
You can find the Spinagogue Jewcer campaign HERE!
Thanks so much. Have an awesome Friday and a fun-filled weekend.
over 2 years ago
– Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:38:42 PM
You came, you saw, you supported!
I'm delighted to announce that because of YOU, the Spinagogue campaign was a sweet success. We even out spun our goal!
Thank you for pledging and for following this spincredible Kickstarter journey. The Spinagogue is back baby!
I'll be tossing the Spinagogue up on Jewcer for a very short campaign. Jewcer is a nonprofit crowdfunding platform that helps Jewish ideas and dreams become reality. I'm excited to introduce the Spinagogue to more people through this cool niche network.
So, if you wanted to up your pledge on Kickstarter, but didn't do it in time, you still have a chance to get a Spinagogue at the same pre-order price on Jewcer. If you have friends or family who missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, they too can still get a Spinagogue at the same pre-order price. We hope to get it up on Jewcer this week. As soon as it's live I'll let you guys know.
Right after the Jewcer campaign ends, we'll be starting production. I'll keep you posted along the way as manufacturing progresses.
In Major League Dreidel news...
I'm happy to announce that after all was said and spun, Jason Longval "Jay Spin", is the 2017 Dreidel Tour Champion. Yup, Little Rock, Arkansas is now home to America's Top Dreidel Spinner! Jay Spin, with his astounding winning dreidel time of 49.14 seconds, made the cover of GELT Magazine. Way to go Jay Spin, much deserved recognition for a true dreidel spinning superstar.
Here's a list of Dreidel Tour City Champions:
Little Rock - Jay Spin (49.14)
Memphis - Spinamon Girl (43.48)
Nashville - Teddy Ruxspin (32.67)
Louisville - Lisa Spinson (44.37)
Cleveland - Zoobie; Spin It (37.97)
Ypsilanti - Goy to the World (48.22)
Chicago - Spinjamin (40.52)
Washington, DC - Edgar Allan POTUS (38.95)
Philly - Mr. Cheese Wiz (37.15)
Brooklyn - Spincredible Hulk (41.38)
Austin - Obi One Spinobi (44.99)
I'll leave you with this super cute photo below. Just a heads up for any of you with a kitty cat. They love to curl up and nap in the hexagon-shaped box. Graycie, my little munchkin, also likes to dance in it.
Thank you so much. We spun did it!