Martin Grix is crowdfunding his two latest products for his business, bird feeders based on the designs of man-made birds.
Product manufacturer The Monster Factory has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product range, known as the Flying Visit.
Flying Visit is a range of two bird feeders that are based on the iconic and historic Huey Helicopter and SPAD Bi Plane.
Established in 1998, The Monster Factory designs, manufactures and sells unique products, specialising in working with licensed brands to create products that are appealing and complement the brand.
“I’m always looking to develop new products with a twist, and a bit of humour,” says director and product developer Martin Grix.
“I was looking at radio controlled helicopters and planes and thought it would be amusing if they were converted into birdfeeders so that birds actually fed out of them.
“With the twist of manmade ‘birds’ feeding actual birds, we were playing around with concept names and settled on ‘Flying Visit’.
Award winning Monster Factory also work with retailers and licensors to develop exclusive ranges and bespoke products. With offices in the UK, USA and China they take a concept through to the final finished packaged product worldwide.
“I made numerous prototypes with different models before settling on the Huey and SPAD bi plane, as they are both iconic and work well to store the food and allow the birds to perch,” Martin adds.
This is the Monster Factory’s first foray into crowdfunding, and Martin is hoping they’ll soon be fully funded.
“I’ve seen some colleagues in the industry launch new product lines through Kickstarter and I think it’s a great way of launching and validating a product before it hits the stores.
You can find out more about the Kickstarter campaign here.