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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-17-2019 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Designer offers replica Apollo 11 bag for your moon rocks and more

Forget the Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci knockoffs, what may be the must-have high-end bag replica this summer — 50 years after the first moon landing — is a Puntzi.

Puntzi, a new design house run by the founder of the Oregon-based bag brand July Nine, chose as its first project to recreate a moon rock bag used on NASA's Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. The original, moon dust-stained bag elicited worldwide attention when it was sold for almost $2 million at an auction in 2017.

But now you can buy Puntzi's replica Apollo 11 Contingency Lunar Sample Return Bag for just $99.

stsmithva
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posted 02-17-2019 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting and a little tempting. I do see that it's a kickstarter - none will be made unless $25,000 gets raised.

mode1charlie
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posted 02-17-2019 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Backed! I wish them much success...

Ronpur
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posted 02-22-2019 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I backed this one too. I hope it happens!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 02-22-2019 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scuff it up a bit, maybe even rub it on a Bean painting. How can you tell this from an original?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-22-2019 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original had part and serial numbers printed on inner seam of bag. Puntzi makes no mention of including those on the replica.

David C
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posted 02-24-2019 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, despite some bad kickstarter experiences I've pledged for this. Puntzi seem relatively professional.

David C
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posted 03-06-2019 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over $11k to raise with less than two weeks to go. Not looking too promising.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-19-2019 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Kickstarter campaign ended today (March 19) with only $14,369 of the $25,000 sought, having attracted only 119 backers. In reply to comments posted on the campaign's page, Garrett Loveall wrote:
Unfortunately without the full funds we cannot make this bag. The materials are pretty expensive and we have a minimum order amount required to cover the cost of the tooling used in the manufacturing process.

The bare bones for a quality and authentic bag is our set $25k. We wrote over 100 sites for PR and ran ads. It's a fine line between funding and funding with a mountain of ad debt. This is totally the year for Apollo and we hoped for a better response. It was an interesting research project and enjoyable connecting with others in the space community. I learned a lot and very much appreciate the support we did receive.

David C
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posted 03-19-2019 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shame.

Ronpur
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posted 03-19-2019 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's disappointing.

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