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Star Wars Thumb Doodles: The Epic Saga at Your Fingertips

Manufacturer: Klutz

Model Number: 549284

Recommended Age: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

$16.95
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Warning: Choking Hazard

Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds

Model Number: 549284

Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.5 x 9.5 inches

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Description

Use the 4 ink pads, marker, and dual-tipped, lightsaber pencil to make thumbprint versions of your favorite Star Wars characters. Simple step-by-steps include clone troopers and battle droids, Ewoks and Wookies, Jedi and Jabba the Hutt. Star Wars fans will love re-creating key moments from the movies and creating scenes of their own.

Contents:
Blue, black, green, and brown ink pads; black marker pen; and dual-tipped lightsaber pencil (red and blue).

About Klutz:
Klutz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California, by three friends from Stanford University. They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce bean bags. A week's effort earned the group $35. "It was then we realized the sky was the limit."

John Cassidy, the English major of the group, put the instructions in book form and titled it Juggling for the Complete Klutz. Darrell Lorentzen, the business major, wrote up the original business plan and the other partner, B.C. Rimbeaux, was assigned the task of getting a bank loan. Mr. Rimbeaux was a psychology major.

The first 3,000 books were distributed via bicycle and backpack, and sales grew from there. "It really was a failed scam," explains Cassidy, who remains the creative force of the company. "Our dream was to do a book on juggling, sell a bazillion in a couple of days, buy an island and retire. It didn't work out. After a year of steady, unspectacular sales, we found ourselves staring down the barrel of a career."

Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos), and are designed for doing, not just reading. "We think people learn best through their hands, nose, feet, mouth and ears. Then their eyes. So we design multi-sensory books," Cassidy says.

For those of you who collect corporate mission statements, here's the Klutz credo: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.