- White Belt
- Posts: 2
- Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:58 pm
my first post on this forum ...
The short story is that about 20 years ago I got into juggling as a hobby and invented a new "skill toy". I successfully prototyped the toy, made a batch and sold them through a stall at a local market, but basically I didn't enjoy that side of things. Eventually, my interests moved on, but every so often I've thought about reviving the toy and seeing what could be done with it. This is one of those times.
Without giving too much away, the toy works on an original principle; it's not simply a variation on any of the "standard" skill toys or juggling props (frisbees, yoyos etc.) I'm actually kind of amazed that no-one else seems to have come up with the same idea over the past couple of decades. It can be played solo, in toss-and-catch games with a partner or small group, or as a team sport.
I have basically zero manufacturing or retail experience (I freelance in a service industry) but over the past five years I've had some success with self-publishing "niche" books via Lulu.com; enough to encourage me to revisit my old toy idea as a part-time "garage" business, promoted via the Internet. If it was a hit, I guess I'd look at offering the toy to an established manufacturer.