LIMBO The Magical Top That Spins For Hours!

We have finished our successful crowdfunding campaign and we are now working towards the mass production phase. With ~1.2M USD raised from ~14K awesome backers, we will make LIMBO a great product. You can still enjoy our pre-order prices and deals below Thanks, The Fearless Team

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Tue May 7 '19 Announcement
about 1 year ago – Tue, May 07, 2019 at 10:57:44 AM

Hi, it’s us

 

We will start with the most exciting news, we have found a motor. A search that began 2 years ago has finally ended. The solution was one that we have tried to avoid for a long time, changing the internal mechanism to fit a common motor. We didn’t like that option mostly because that means throwing away a lot of hard work and changing the molds.

We kept the rotating weight at the same weight, and these motors are very efficient, so we are getting similar spinning times, over 4 hours. BTW, we can achieve more, but we want the top to spin nicely and there’s a trade-off.

 

Another exciting news is that we decided that even though we are 100% Fearless, LIMBO is a complicated product, and we need to manufacture more than 10K perfect units. So we teamed up with a great manufacturer that has worked with many Kickstarter campaigns, we have talked to these campaign owners and got great feedback. We’ll update and share their info after we will approve their production samples (that’s their request, they want to make sure they meet our standards).

 

Here are some beauty shots we did for LIMBO:

 

*These are real photos, a bit Photoshop to adjust the colors,

**This is the final version, so this is how LIMBO looks, we hope you like it as much as we do :)

 

We know that you’re looking for a final shipping date, though we don't have it yet, we can finally see the end. One of the advantages of working with this manufacturer is that everything is under one roof and we should soon receive the exact timeline. We are making great progress and rest assured you will receive a great product.

Additionally, we are working on different accessories and new designs that we will offer in the future.

 

Thanks, The Fearless Team & the new mysterious partner

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Wed Mar 27 '19 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 10:23:42 AM

Hi all,

It’s been a month since our last update and here is the latest news. We will try to provide you with as many details as we can, keep in mind that even if these updates are for “backers only”, they can be read by our suppliers and also by people who are trying to copycat us (bastards).

 

Usually, before you launch a Kickstarter campaign, you have the time, but not the cash for mass production, so you try to prepare all your horses, so when the time comes ($$$), you will give the order and everything will run.

That works great for development, and that’s why we have our perfect prototypes.

 

These prototypes are the exact same design that we are going to mass produce, the DFM (design for manufacturing).  

 

LIMBO is made from these main components:

  • 2 Metal parts
  • 1 ball bearing
  • 3 plastic parts
  • PCB (printed circuit board)
  • 1 Battery
  • 1 Motor

Some of these components are being made by us, such as the metals, plastic, PCB, and some are off-the-shelf products.

The motor is a combination of both, It’s a standard motor that we are changing the shape of its weight. It works great when the factories are making the samples for us, they use CNC machines that make precise parts, however, when they shift to production samples, they are simply not good enough, even though they commit to the same quality.  

 

We have been through this process 3 times in the past 6 months, we’ve learned a lot, and now we are waiting for the production samples of the current supplier. We will receive them in the next 2 weeks.

From the time we’ll approve the motor it will take 6-8 weeks to finish production.

 

That’s why our current estimation is that LIMBO will be shipped this June, but till we won’t approve the final production motor, the deadline can move.

 

That’s also why we thought we could deliver in December, then February, then April.  When we talk to other Kickstarter creators, this seems to be a common issue.

 

Having all that said, we are still fearless and we hope that this June we will start shipping LIMBO.

 

So what we are doing with our “free” time?

  • Preparing for the delivery, lots of logistics and bureaucracy.
  • Improving the code, especially the power management that can always be improved. 
  • Working on other accessories that we will offer you on the backer kit. One of them will be a free surprise. 
  • Working on the next versions of LIMBO.

 

All these tasks do NOT affect the delivery date but improve the product that you will receive and future amazing LIMBOs.

 

Best, the Fearless Team

 

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Fri Feb 15 '19 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 05:18:09 AM

No, it's not a spelling mistake, “Hello” in German is “Hallo”, complicated language.

We just finished presenting LIMBO at the world’s biggest toy fair and the feedback we got was amazing! We had people standing near the booth waiting for LIMBO to stop (we offered them a chair). After a while, we had to tell them LIMBO’s secret but even then people are mesmerized.

And that’s exactly why we created LIMBO.

We even met some awesome backers, like Sebastian:

 

 

Production,

As we mentioned in the previous update, it’s all about the motor, all other components are ready for mass production.

The Chinese new year vacation has finally ended and next week the motor factory will get back to work on the tooling for our needs.

Delivery is up to the success of the motor, from our point of view it looks good, we're aiming to have it done during April.

We will update as soon as we have exciting news.

Please trust us that this issue is important for making LIMBO even more perfect.

 

Friends or enemies?

We guess most of you are familiar with Foreverspin’s tops:

*Foreverspin tops, NOT LIMBO (!)

 

Foreverspin’s tops are made from a solid piece of metal and spin beautifully for a few minutes. They are a bit smaller than LIMBO and look great, we have many of them spinning around the office.

A few weeks ago we backed their new Kickstarter campaign (we wanted the top) and they replied with a message that they love LIMBO and wish us all the best, even offered to help us with few tips and insights. It caught us by surprise, for quite some time we thought about approaching them, but thought that they will see us as their competitors. We realized that they are also Fearless.

Another reason we would like to thank Foreverspin is that they gave us the confidence that people love spinning tops and that they can do well on Kickstarter and on the market.

 

Without their amazing success, we wouldn't have the courage to start the LIMBO journey.

We would like to return a favor and share their new campaign with you guys:

 

*we are NOT associated or have business relations with Foreverspin.

 

You can check out their campaign HERE.

For more tops options you can check out their website HERE.

Thanks, The Motorless team.

 

 

Fri Jan 11 '19 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 06:14:31 AM

Hi Fearless backers,

We hope y'all enjoyed and survived the holidays.

We would like to share with you the progress and our feelings about LIMBO.

These days, the motor development takes up most of our efforts. we are working directly with the Chinese factory development team. LIMBO's needs are very different from any other motor on the market, but we are on it.  

Since our last update, we’ve received new motors and they work great, but there are one or two more iterations that we need to carry out in order to make them perfect. In addition, the factory needs to perform its own different QA tests to the motor’s lifetime.

For now it looks like we should get the motors up and running at the beginning of February. By then all other components will be ready, the only question is whether we’ll manage to assemble all the products before the Chinese new year. We are looking for options to assemble LIMBO in the US.

The current delivery date is March or April (depending on the progress). The survey will be sent one month before the delivery to ensure that your address is up to date.  

We also think waiting sucks, but we just can't release LIMBO if it's not perfect, and the custom motor is now the key for that.

Thanks for understanding, You guys are also Fearless!

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Tue Dec 11 '18 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 07:11:26 AM

Hi All,

It’s been 4 weeks since our last update and here’s what's happened so far:

Customized Motor - We can’t stress it enough, that’s the core of LIMBO and the most important component.

As mentioned in our last update, we are now working hand in hand with a big motors manufacturer, at the moment one of our Fearless team members is in China running tests. We’ll have news to share in 1-2 weeks.

Everything else is ready for mass production, the process should take 5-6 weeks. We are working hard to make it shorter so the delivery would begin this January.

This shouldn't affect IGG backers delivery date.

Nuremberg Toy Fair,

Any toy fair lovers in the crowd? We will be presenting LIMBO at the Nuremberg Toy Fair at the end of January. If you happen to be there, we would love to meet you in person! we’ll share our booth number on the next update.

We also have 5 free passes that we can spare. So please shoot us a message if you're interested. 

 

Best, the F team

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