LIMBO The Magical Top That Spins For Hours!

Created by Fearless Toys

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:

Sun Aug 4 '19 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Sun, Aug 04, 2019 at 07:57:28 AM

Hi All,

 

Production

We are in a very advanced stage of the production but are still facing a few challenges, mainly in the QA (quality assurance) level. Making one perfect LIMBO it relatively easy, but making thousands when each one is perfect is our main challenge now. Here are some assembled LIMBOs on the QA table:

 

LIMBOs
 
At the moment, it looks like production will end during September, please bear with us during this intense time. We are doing everything we can to make sure your LIMBO is perfect. 

Backerkit Survey

We are ready to send the Backerkit survey, where you will be able to manage your pledge and provide your shipping address. 

The survey will be sent this week to our Kickstarter backers, and next week we will send it to our Indiegogo backers. 

Please fill your survey as soon as possible so we can better prepare our fulfillment partners and process. 

Thanks, the Fearless Team
 
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Sun Jun 23 '19 Announcement
over 1 year ago – Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 08:32:18 AM

Dear backers, 

It's time for another update. First, we would like to apologize again for the delay in delivery, and to report that we have reached a milestone that finally enables us to begin mass production.

LIMBO's prototypes worked great, but they used to wobble a bit, especially on very smooth surfaces. 

You want LIMBO to spin for hours, but you also want LIMBO to spin smoothly. 

Now with the new motor in place and additional improvements, LIMBO spins perfectly! The main improvement was achieved by adjusting the code of the new motor. 

We are excited that we finally reached the precision we were after, as you can see in this video!

*this is a production version LIMBO with the new motor.

**GoPro failed after ~2.5 hours :( LIMBO didn't :)

Now we can finally start mass production, and the next step will be to collect your BackerKit Surveys. 

Backerkit Survey

We are working on the survey and we'll release it in a couple of weeks. We will send an update dedicated to the survey (so no need to ask us yet if it has been sent). The data from the survey will allow us to manage the production, so please answer it as soon as you get it, thanks. 

New and upgraded base design:

 

As part of the new base design, we have added a branded metal ring around the base. It looks stunning and although it costs slightly more to produce (that’s on us) we have decided it’s definitely worth it and we’re sure you will too.

We will soon receive new production samples and we’ll share the photos with you. Then we will also decide on the color options for the metal rings. For the bases body we will keep the 3 options we showed on the campaign: White, Black, and Translucent).

Estimated delivery date

We are working around the clock and aim to start shipping your LIMBOs by the end of August, we will keep you posted re our progress in the coming updates. Again, apologies for the delay, but we are getting there!

Thanks again for your support and patience, 

Best, The Fearless Toys Team. 

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Tue May 7 '19 Announcement
almost 2 years 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
almost 2 years 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
about 2 years 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.