Monthly Archives: July 2017

WE DID IT!!!

Monday 24th July 2017

WE DID IT!!! Thanks so much to everybody that supported us! You guys are amazing. I’m going to sleep for a week now & then get busy making a whole load of Toys!! #FundedOnKickstarter

This has definitely been one of the BEST and one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done. And I never thought that I’d be able to find anything harder than training racehorses!!

I can wait to start the next phase and start making all the lovely toys, plus I expect all of the wonderful backers to send me their own crazy Hippomottie pictures as she continues her adventures all over the world!

Pavel and I can’t believe that we actually did it. Your support has been incredible and we’re shocked and amazed that so many people believed in our funky Space Hippo. Hopefully she’ll bring joy to many many youngsters.

We’ll keep you updated with the facts and figures and how the next stage of the process unfolds. Until then I’d just like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our mega cool 2017 Universal Baby Brand Ambassador winner, this little chap!!

#UBBA2017 WINNER!

Hippomottie’s Last Day!

Sunday 23rd July 2017

This is it, it’s our LAST DAY on KICKSTARTER!! We’ve worked really hard to bring you such a cute and fabulous toy, so we’re delighted that everybody has shown such great appreciation and back Hippomottie.

Don’t forget if you haven’t signed up yet there’s still time… Click HERE before its too late!

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In the mean time Hippomottie decided that a trip to visit Monaco was in order, to visit her co-celebrities.

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Hippomottie felt very at home in Monte Carlo. What a place! All that glitz and glamour, expensive cars and obscene yachts!

It was all a bit much for Hippomottie, who decided to take a break from life in the fast lane and relax in a cafe with a croissant and a cold drink.

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Don’t forget! You can only get your own Hippomottie or Hippomotto for just a few more HOURS on Kickstarter. #DoItNow!!

Sign up NOW for our best early bird prices and see what journeys Hippomottie can take you on.

And please also spread the word so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy their own cuddly Space Hippo too! Thank you!!

Hippomottie Travels The World.

Saturday 22nd July 2017

This is it, it’s our LAST 2 DAYS on KICKSTARTER!! We’ve worked really hard to bring you such a cute and fabulous toy, so we’re delighted that everybody has shown such great appreciation and back Hippomottie.

Don’t forget if you haven’t signed up yet there’s still time… Click HERE before its too late!

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Meanwhile Hippomottie has been leading a celebrity lifestyle hanging out in a variety of hip and trendy locations, starting with Messina on the beautiful island of Sicily.

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From here she’s planning to hitchhike on a luxury yacht to Rio De Janeiro in Brazil to spread more joy in her newly found A-List status!

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Don’t forget! You can only get your own Hippomottie or Hippomotto until tomorrow on Kickstarter.

Sign up quickly for our best early bird prices and see what journeys Hippomottie can take you on.

And please also spread the word so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy their own cuddly Space Hippo too! Thank you!!

Hippomottie Has A Night Out!

Friday 21st July 2017

Today Hippomottie is celebrating being near the end of her Kickstarter campaign. It’s also nearly the weekend, so she decided to celebrate nearly reaching the funding target by visiting the party island of Ibiza!

Indeed she even visited the iconic and world famous night club of Pasha!! But children, you must remember that whilst drinking may seem like a fun thing adults do, you can still have a great time drinking water. Otherwise you don’t know where you might make up and with whom!

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Imagine waking up on the beach the next day next to an inflatable shark not knowing how you got there. That’s no fun at all!

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Especially if you’ve got no money left on you and can’t even afford to buy an ice cream. So remember kids, when you get to 18 drink responsibly or stay on water and laugh at all the other idiots! Be smart & stay safe…

Don’t forget! You can only get your own Hippomottie or Hippomotto for just 2 more days on Kickstarter.

Sign up quickly for our best early bird prices and see what journeys Hippomottie can take you on.

And please also spread the word so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy their own cuddly Space Hippo too! Thank you!!

Hippomottie Goes To Jail!!!

Tuesday 18th July 2017

 

Thank you so much for following my Downtokokomo blog. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about my many varied journeys and adventure’s since its inception in 2015. As you know there is no advertising or subscription on the blog, it’s free for all to read as they please. Instead I do have a little favour to ask though…

For those of you that have been reading recently, you’ll know that I’ve branched out from card dealing on the cruise ship to a bit of toy inventing on the side. I really need your help to make this new venture a success.

Here are some ways that you can help:

1) Back our AWESOME project on Kickstarter and receive your very own Hippomottie Toy through the post for just £28/$35. They are BRILLIANT toys and also make the perfect gift for your kids, nieces, nephews, grand or god children. Don’t forget, Christmas will be upon us soon…!

 

 

 

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2) If you don’t have a recipient to give a marvelous Hippomottie Toy to, you can generously GIVE ONE Hippomottie Toy to Charity, using our GIVE ONE Reward option, to a put a massive smile on some tiny’s stranger’s face! On your behalf, we would be delighted to donate one in your name, to our partner charity The International Children’s Toy Library Association and you can take pride and satisfaction in knowing that “your” Toy will get used again and again as this will provide not just one happy child, but hundreds of children, access to this wonderful educational toy. Now how about that to put a smile on your face? (We already have 7 Hippomottie toys going to the ITLA and would love to round it up to 10!).

3) You can also DONATE to our project without requiring a reward, just because you love us and our zany idea, or as a thank you for my many hours spent frantically typing away penning my tales of wonder and woe (just think how much you spend on newspapers and magazines, donating a few quid and reading my blog is a BARGAIN in comparison!!).

4) Or if like us you’re poor a church mouse with an enormous overdraft, then you can still help! Please, SHARE our story on as many social media outlets as you desire. We’re not shy one bit! Every glimpse of exposure increases our chance of reaching our goal of populating Planet Earth with as many Hippomotties and Hippomottos as possible. So even if you just run up a hill and SHOUT “I LOVE HIPPOMOTTIE!!!” from the top of it, you’ll be doing your bit to help the Team!

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If you could do any of the above options then it would really mean so much to Hippomottie, Pavel & I.

We only have 5 days left of our Kickstarter campaign and are nervously teetering on the 93% mark. We must reach 100% by Sunday to secure any of the money that we need to get the project off the ground.

It’s really really easy to pledge on Kickstarter just click here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301684939/hippomottie-out-of-this-world-learn-to-dress-toy and follow the simple instructions.

Many, many thanks in advance you wonderful people.

Lots of Love from Amy, Pavel & Hippomottie.

P.S. Sorry about the title. Don’t worry Hippomottie didn’t really go to jail, we just wanted to grab your attention! Well it worked didn’t it?? Anyway there’s still time before Sunday…

Hippomottie Rides A Bike!

Thursday July 30th 2017

Today Hippomottie is enjoying feeling the wind on her face as she takes a ride on the back of my bike.

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She’s very happy to be out and about waving at people on the streets and watching the world go by.

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Sometimes she likes to ride in the basket and acts as navigator in case we get lost!

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There’s nothing better than a good bike ride. It’s a nice way to get to new places, it’s good for the environment and for your health too!

Don’t forget! You can get your own Hippomottie or Hippomotto only until Sunday on Kickstarter. Sign up NOW and get yours for just £28/$35 and see what journeys Hippomottie can take you on.

And please also spread the word so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy their own cuddly Space Hippo too! Thank you!!

Hippomottie Goes To The Zoo!

Friday 14th July 2017

Today Hippomottie decided to go out exploring and meet some other animals. So she took a trip to the zoo, where you can meet all sorts of animals from all over the world.

First she saw a baby elephant all the way from India.

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Then she saw a huge bear all the way from Russia.

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Finally she saw a lovely black and white cow from Switzerland. The cow had a big bell around her neck that made a funny little tinkling noise when she moved about!

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Hippomottie had a great day chatting to all the different animals, asking them about their lives and their home countries. It’s so fun to meet other people and swap stories! What will you get up to today?

Don’t forget! You can get your own Hippomottie or Hippomotto for a limited time on Kickstarter. Sign up quickly for our best early bird prices and see what journeys Hippomottie can take you on.

And please also spread the word so that everyone can have a chance to enjoy their own cuddly Space Hippo too! Thank you!!