Sunday 25 February 2018

'Giant human scrotum backpack' launches Indiegogo campaign to fund first round of production

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

The 'giant human scrotum backpack' that everyone thought was a joke is now looking to become a real product on the market.

A photo of Daniel Bitton wearing a backpack shaped like a man's scrotum went viral last year, and now the Canadian entrepreneur is looking to fill the gap in the the market for backpacks shaped like a pair of testicles.

"Since (the photo went viral), thousands of requests to acquire this life changing product have poured in.  As a result, out of a sense of profound humanitarianism, I and several friends have had to interrupt our lives in order to fully dedicate our lives to the production of lifelike, hideous, giant scrotum backpacks".

Bitton has launched an Indiegogo campaign looking to fund the first round of backpack production, and has already secured 47 backers, raising over $1,200 towards his $33,000 goal.

The bag is called the 'Scrote'n'Tote' and will retail at $120. Those who donate $10 to the Indiegogo campaign will be given the opportunity to buy a 'Scrote'n'Tote' for the lower price of $69. Daniel writes "it also buys you the profound satisfaction of knowing that you helped make the world a better place by contributing to the production and propagation of giant human scrotum backpacks".

Bitton insists that the campaign is not a joke, despite the tongue-in-cheek advertising strategy. "Although the video may suggest otherwise, this is an actual and legitimate project".

"The funding goal of $33,000 will cover the cost of producing the mold for the skin textured part of the bag, which is the biggest pre-production expense".

He says his numbers are based on "years of experience in the field of handbag and backpack production".

"The main challenge is to make sure the final product looks as close to the prototype as possible while being fully functional, spacious, lightweight, durable".

Bitton's original bag was sculpted and made by prosthetic makeup artist C.J. Goldman and cost almost $1,000 to make. Goldman has worked on films like The Hobbit,  Terminator 3 and Dawn of the Dead remakes.

Check out Britton's Indiegogo campaign here.

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