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Aug
09
2012

ThinkGeek wants to launch your epic product ideas with IdeaFactory!

It's alive!

Read: Send us your brainchildren!

We have a long, glorious tradition of inventing and then making awesome stuff here at ThinkGeek. You've probably seen our Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt and the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag around the internets. Heck, you probably have one of those in your house right now. Our inventions are that popular.

What we need to know is if you've ever had a spectacularly geeky idea, but have never had the means, time, or patience to make it happen. Why?

We're opening up our product launching process to outside evil geniuses just like you with our new IdeaFactory!

It's alive!

Prepare to unleash your creative madness.

Here is how it works:

  • You submit your idea: We'll need a written description and an image of the idea. The image can be a rendering or a detailed drawing.
  • ThinkGeek will review your idea, make sure it passes our caveats, and respond within 60 days.
  • If we choose to make the product, you get paid.

You heard that right. Paid. We'll pay you an advance of $1000 and then 10% of retail sales for the life of your product up to $1 million in Net Sales. When your product reaches $1 million (yay!), the rate drops to 5%.

Take a gander at the ThinkGeek Idea Factory page for all of the fine details, including why this is awesome for you, how you will be paid, and the important legal stuff. Then? Start sending us your ideas! We want your brains and we want them badly!

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Comments

meaningless icon! How about an iPhone case that looks like the Tardis from Doctor Who? It would obviously be dark blue and have the same detailing as the actual Tardis with the Police Box logo on the front.
Whachamadoodle said this 782 days ago.
meaningless icon! Dude! Why r u giving it away for free when they're gonna PAY US????? O.o
DebbieDoll said this 782 days ago.
meaningless icon! What about if you've submitted ideas in the past but haven't gotten any response to?
kbennett14580 said this 782 days ago.
meaningless icon! Spock ears!! (or elf ears, from like lord of the rings of something)
TheIvoryKnight said this 782 days ago.
meaningless icon! BLAST! Rule 2 on the Idea Factory page is "no licensed intellectual property". Guess I can't submit a "Use-the-Force Jedi Bracer TV Remote". :(
AlphaC said this 782 days ago.
meaningless icon! Can Canadians take part?
No skills ben said this 781 days ago.
meaningless icon! I sent 20 different ideas, some with terrible pictures, that should be enough for my evil plans.. for today!! let the mailbox tremble!1
Norak said this 779 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is there any restrictions to how many ideas you can submit?
heavy weapons guy said this 779 days ago.
meaningless icon! I've submitted an idea for Geek themed Holiday Crackers. I know it's seasonal but I'd be very happy if they actually existed.
Friday The Girl said this 778 days ago.
meaningless icon! if there are no patents that protect my idea but it's not generic and i dont have the patent can i submit it?
Mr. Dr. Prof. Patrick said this 778 days ago.
meaningless icon! I tried to Submit an Idea, but when I click on the "submission form" link I just get "Page not Found". Restarting doesn't help. Anyone have any ideas?
deadlyray said this 417 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is the Idea Factory gone now? I have a few ideas but I can't submit them :(
whitecollargirl said this 397 days ago.
meaningless icon! @deadlyray & @whitecollargirl: Sorry! The Idea Factory has been closed. Unfortunately, it was a decision made by the overlords. Maybe in the future when we have more monkey power, it'll be opened up again! :)
KnivesC (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 397 days ago.
meaningless icon! I would really like to see the chest buster in a can! It was an april Fools joke but I was really upset when I saw it wasn't real...
8-bit life said this 328 days ago.

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