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NEW Search! Great Star Tools is looking for new innovations in hand tools!

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Great Star is the largest hand tool manufacturer in Asia, manufacturing nearly every type of hand tool on the market.

The Great Star team is looking for ways to save their consumers time and effort by bringing them new and useful hand tools with improved functionality.

Great Star is looking for hand tool ideas that meet the following criteria:

  • Broad appeal: strong appeal to a wide arrange of audiences from DIY users to tradespeople like electricians or plumbers.
  • Durable: designed to make a tool stronger or last longer (resisting wear or breakage).
  • Lighter and ergonomic: designed to remove weight or make it more comfortable/less fatiguing to use.
  • Time-saving: designed to save the end user time on the job.
  • Multi-Functional: multiple functions be logically combined into one tool.
  • Easy and inexpensive to manufacture: able to be manufactured with the same quality at a lower price point. The "sweet spot" for hand tools is between $9.98 and $19.98.
  • Demographic: designed for users 35 years old and up.

Submit here:

https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/GST553

Derrick James
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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Sounds like a great search.  Hopefully, I can come up with at least 1 solid submission. 

Have fun with this one all of you tool aficionados.

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Need to go over my notebooks and brainstorm ideas. They sell a huge line of tools, many opportunities. 

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Michelle, would this search include tools used in a hobby?  I would like to see some small hand tools currently on the market modified for a specific activity.

I didn't see anything on the website in that category, so I thought I would ask if they are open to something new.

Thank you!

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How can I make a logical point for a combination screwdriver / grandfather clock?

I'm going to need a combination thinking cap / pondering hat...

Derek Trowell
Kim L
Mary Gorman
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Where is their market? Just Asia or we would find their products at Home Depot?

This will help me pinpoint a tool to re-imagine.

Thanks!

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Hi guys!

Kim, based on their criteria, I would stick to more hand tools versus hobby/craft tools, unless they could be used for multiple functions.

Thom, you can find their tools worldwide, including Lowes, so it is a wide net!

Best of luck to all!

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letm31n's Avatargold

1 @ G3 hoping for G4! * fingers crossed *

Derrick James
Michelle Sartori
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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Way to go Kathy!

Kathy Day
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Thank you Derrick!

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dljinnovations's Avatargold

I agree Frank.  It's time for Michael to overhaul his avatar with 7 figure insider points and G8 banner all in 1 fell swoop.  Get'r done Michael.

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Thank you Michael and Frank! Congrats on those points Michael, thats so awesome! Best of luck to you!

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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Cool Michael.  It's about time you moved the needle off of that 998,000 number.  I've been watching with excitement and expectation to see when you hit that milestone.  Should be any time now.  Then you will join Marvin Blaine as the only other inventor to hit that lofty stratosphere.  Congrats man!!

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500 to go Michael!  Awesome job... best of wishes that at least 1 of your ideas goes all the way to the big time!!

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Congrats Michael!

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Congratulations Michael!!! What an impressive feat. You are in rock solid company with Marvin. Very well done and may one of these submissions that took you over the million point milestone, be the one that brings you great success my friend.

Robert Pontius
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Congrats Michael! Hoping the best for you and hoping your dreams become reality

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I wish you guys all the best with this one new tools jigs and time saving ideas is my passion. 

I wish I had the time to go for this one . I am flat out on this side of the pond not enough hours in the day roll on Christmas. 

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Thanks for your confidence in me Michael 

I am working 7 days up to Christmas I have zero energy to think or do anything at the moment. I just hope i have enough fuel  on board to make it to Christmas break .

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Not much talk here in the toolbelt department. . . 

But had a much easier time coming up with a "bing" here then in the bubble(s) search for sure!

Kathy Day
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I have a question.  On their website Great Star says they have tools for painters. What they have are general tools that could be used by a painter.  Are they interested in tools that are specifically for painters and that would be sold in the paint department?  If so, how interested are they.... a little or a lot?

Thanks

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Hi Fred!

You are welcome to submit painters tools to the search. They are looking for tools that are DIY as well as specific to commercial professionals like plumbers and painters.

Jeremy C
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Thanks Michelle 

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vitaminguy's Avatargold

I just came up with a new tool idea!  The Pants Vise! With all the holiday treats around the office, and me having little self control, I needed a tool to get my pants closed. G8, here I come! 

Kim L
Michelle Sartori
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Any new year good news (G4 and up) in this search from the forum group... ??

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yes mate, I got the G4 tick just after Christmas

Fingers crossed

Thom C
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I couldn't decide whether to invent a tool for Great Star or a bubble toy for Dulcop. Behold ... the Bubble Plyers!!!! 

Now you have a tool to squeeze those bubbles!

Mysoon
Derek Trowell
Thom C
Kim L
Derrick James
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Hey! Million point Michael!

Great job broskef!

Rafael Avila
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Rafael, Nice job on the pliers. That would take me all day with T-flex.

What do you use?

Rafael Avila
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Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!

Way to go Jason.

No surprise to see your good progress Michael.

So we have a few horses in the gate well before the deadline! Hope to get on the track too. . .

Thanks for responding guys!

Rafael Avila
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Michael LOL!

Jacob, I use an old version of Hexagon, which is meant for art, not CAD. But, I'm really good at it,  and until I get a new PC it's the best software I have. Can't wait to start using Fusion though!

Robert Pontius
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Woo hoo! My bubble plyers have moved! G2!!

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Wow... All the forward movement!

Ive been sitting at G3 for a while. My concept must be sitting on the bubble....

Which would be good if this where the Bubble World/Burst search in progress.

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Never assume that, Thom.

You can't read tea leaves based on how long it takes EN to move your submission to the next level. What it all boils down to is do you get to G7 and from there it's all about how the sponsor feels. 

Glenn Stok
Thom C
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letm31n's Avatargold

Im out at R4! Good luck to all moving forward!

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getting up there, scored a G5 last week

Derrick James
Glenn Stok
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Michael, 6 at G4... Nice!!

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Way to go Jason.  Keep it going!

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Out--ch!!!

Big loser here.

The Red army (R-4'S) wishes you greenies the best of luck!!

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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Well Thom, at least you gave yourself a chance.  I still have not come up with anything for this search.  So I'll be doubling down this weekend trying to come up with at least one. Along with working on some stuff for the bubble search, it's going to be a busy weekend inventing.

Keep trying my friend.

Thom C
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G3! Woo Hoo!!! One step closer to the day when we can finally buy a helpful pair of Bubble Plyers at the local hardware store!!!

Kathy Day
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My idea for this search was unique but existing products served the same need. My idea has to be more than patentable, it has to approach a problem in a way that makes customers part with their old way of doing things and part with their money.

While unique, my idea wasn't strong enough to meet that test, so I'm not participating in this search. Best of luck to those of you are in the GreatStar search.

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Hello everyone. Haven't been here for a while. I am trying to submit to the tools search. I keep hitting submit, but then when I go to my dashboard it keeps saying " No active submissioins". I only have a couple of hours left to fix this. Any help would be nice. Thank you and good luck on yours.

Derrick James
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Rafael Avila
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Mark Lane!  It's been forever!  Good to see ya back...  I don't know the answer to your issue, but hope you get it fixed quickly.  Good luck!!

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I just submitted my first EN idea for Great Star Tools. I am excited to finally participate in one of the Innovation Searches.

Rafael Avila
Derrick James
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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Congrats Charles.  All the best with your submission.

I got nothing for this one.  Too occupied with getting entries into the bubble search.

Rafael Avila
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