#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, December 12th, 2013 00:22
#2 By: Mark Dow, December 12th, 2013 01:04
Needs drone counter-measure entanglement capability.
#3 By: Jeff Atwood, December 12th, 2013 01:11
So it is a balloon .. with a motorized rope? Am I missing something magically fun here?
#4 By: davidmcl, December 12th, 2013 01:52
I'm not sure that this is the best Kickstarter to support.
Isn't the world running out of helium?
#5 By: Tom White, December 12th, 2013 05:47
But with one of these gadgets we get the Helium back!
#6 By: Boundegar, December 12th, 2013 06:21
Did he really just say, "what up, kids?"
#7 By: Robin Johnson, December 12th, 2013 10:59
I'm sorry, but I hate it. All this teaches kids is that they need a mass-produced item to do something that can easily be done by using a longer string, some washers for a weight, and a piece of cardboard to wrap the string around... or maybe an old fishing reel.
I know I sound like a cranky old Luddite, but when it comes to toys, I think inefficiency is a feature- not a bug.
#8 By: Vinnie Tesla, December 12th, 2013 11:19
#9 By: Robert Johnson, December 12th, 2013 11:43
He should stick with the art world, where people are more reluctant to say, "Um, that's kind of dumb."
#10 By: Raybert, December 12th, 2013 12:02
I believe the term is "it doesn't speak to me".
#11 By: bwest, December 12th, 2013 14:46
How to capture that "just let go" feeling without buying a plastic gizmo:
- tie a loop in the bottom of the string, put it around your finger
- grab the string just below the base of the ballon and pinch it against the loop in your finger
- let go
#12 By: Michael Tate, December 12th, 2013 18:08
Probably be an initial order of 100,000 units from Wallyworld. I think it's a twenty minute toy and a yard sale classic
#13 By: Jason Frost, December 13th, 2013 10:13
Its-A-Bob: Part whimsical toy, part art object, all irresponsible waste of limited resource
#14 By: starfish and coffee, December 13th, 2013 11:40
I'm one of those boring Europeans who object to advertising aimed at kids....
#15 By: Mark Frauenfelder, December 17th, 2013 00:18
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