Inventor raises thousands on Kickstarter for zombie fighting tool
Ever think “The Walking Dead” will happen? This inventor is trying to prepare you.
Marvin Weinberger, of Havertown, PA, has created a Kickstarter campaign for his invention, “Lil Trucker,” a multi-tool device that was wonderfully marketed as a zombie fighting tool.
The Lil Trucker features a glass breaker, folding saw, can opener, hatchet blade, hex wrench, pry, wedge, hook, hammer, nail puller, wire twist, gas valve wrench, spanner, and strap cutter.
Originally created to be used as a tool for rescue workers, the tool was marketed as a zombie slayer in the short-film styled Kickstarter video.
“I thought that the tool itself needed something pretty sexy to market it," Edan Cohen, of Spirit Animal Collective (the East Falls media production company that created the video) told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Clearly the product was successfully marketed; Weinberger raised more than $120,000 on Kickstarter when the goal was $25,000.