Avoid A Bummer this Summer

Remember the phrase “You get what you pay for” ? We at BigMouth wanted to take a few moments to demonstrate this concept with our popular—and oft-imitated—inflatables. When it comes to these knockoffs products, this old rule is absolutely true. We put ours head-to-head with a recent copycat so that you can be in the know while shopping for summer fun.

Let’s start with our best-selling Giant Frosted Donut Pool Float

Designed in 2010, and first made available for sale in 2011, our giant 4 foot float is sized so that A) it’s hilarious B) it’s versatile enough to lay on or cling to and C) it can serve A and B in just about any size pool. Make it too small and you cannot actually float on it (darned buoyancy). Too big, and there is not enough room for anyone else in the pool.

The below knockoff (on the left) from “H2WHOAH!” was deliberately copied—quite recently in fact—by a major retailer. Their donut float could probably keep a paper plate of diet crackers on top of water, but not much else…seriously look at that thing! But you wouldn’t eat the diet crackers because the cheap and horrible chemical smell from their float would make you nauseous.

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Did you know that the same company fell in love with another BigMouth best-seller? Our Giant 6 foot (remember that number) Pizza Slice Float was also knocked off. Again, ours was sized to be fun and practical—it makes a great lounger for humans of all sizes. But what if the knockoff version was just “fun-sized”? You know, like the 1/4 of a candy bar you get when trick-or-treating. Let’s be honest—nobody likes 1/4 of anything…even 1/2 for that matter. That isn’t fun, and that isn’t America. Go Big or go home. Here have a look at the H2WHOAH! Pizza float (again, theirs is on the left) versus the BigMouth best-seller:

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If your significant other came home from the store and gave you the above “pizza float I saw on Instagram”, after crying, you’d probably wonder what you were going to put on it. Dead grasshoppers from the pool filter? More diet crackers? We’re open to ideas. Meanwhile, BigMouth Customer A is five sips into a tropical drink, and on their way to a killer tan while the other pizza slice sinks to the bottom of the pool.

 

What’s in the box?

 

Unboxing anything is usually fun—you get something new and the excitement factor is high. But what if your float wasn’t actually protected in the packaging? You see these knockoff floats are simply stuffed into a box. There’s no protection from the friction of the box, so the print will rub off or could be subjected to additional wear and tear en route from the factory—moisture, shifting, handling, and extreme temperature changes. 

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A good analogy is buying a box of cereal. Imagine if you opened that box of delicious Lucky Charms and found out there was no plastic bag protecting the cereal bits. ‘Nuff said. Oh, and don’t bother trying to patch the knockoff float if Fido accidentally jumps on it—no patch kit is included. We know that crap happens, and for that reason all BigMouth floats come with a patch kit so you can extend the life of your inflatable if things get a little too crazy.

Below is a recent television commercial featuring those knockoff floats. Did you notice that no one is actually using them? Hmm. Have you ever seen a commercial for a product that is being completely ignored?

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They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. OK, there’s some merit to that, but we want our customers to be the envy of the pool/beach/lake—not the victim of a copycat. That means bigger floats, better designs, higher quality, and the highest level of integrity from our hands to yours. Consider yourself up-to-speed!

Related: Are you concerned about the authenticity of a product? See our post about counterfeit BigMouth products here.

Have a great summer!

-The BigMouth Team

New Video from the Hangout

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Each spring BigMouth Inc heads down to the Gulf Shores in Alabama for the Hangout Music Festival. This year’s festival was an event like no other thanks to the combination of Hangout’s lineup (always A-list and cutting edge acts) and giant inflatables from yours truly for the crowd to enjoy.

This video drops you into the crowd as only BigMouth can, letting you get a feel for the fun time everyone has at the Hangout.

Products shown:

Giant Ice Pop Pool Float
Giant Funky Flower Pool Float
Giant 7 foot Inflatable Rubber Duck
Giant Rubber Duckie Pool Float
Giant 10 foot tall Inflatable Pink Flamingo
Giant Pink Flamingo Pool Float
Giant Eyeball Beach Ball
Giant White Swan Pool Float
Giant Black Swan Pool Float

Other products featured at the festival:

Giant Donut Hole Beach Ball
Giant Frosted Donut Pool Float
Giant Toilet Pool Float
Giant Pizza Beach Ball
Giant 10 foot Beach Ball

Music Credit: “When You See Me Hurt” by Atom Age. They are awesome, so please download the track in this video here -> amzn.to/1UcfbFb

Enjoy!

-The BigMouth Team

National Donut Day

As a kid, you get excited about the usual holidays—Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July (#Murica), etc. But here at BigMouth Inc. we get pumped up about National Donut Day, which is June 3rd, 2016 (just a week away!).

So how did this holiday come about? Believe it or not, it’s not a made-by-social-media holiday. It’s actually a day to commemorate the serving of doughnuts to soldiers battling in the first World War, and was inaugurated in 1938 (kinda dark, right?). Thankfully, when we think of donuts in the modern sense it brings smiles to our faces.

We wanted to share some of our favorite pictures of customers with our donut-themed products leading up to the big day. Even better, many bakeries and fast-food establishments offer free (or discounted) donuts—as if you needed to justify a trip to the donut shop.

  1. Reese Witherspoon with our Giant Donut Pool Float

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2. This person’s clever use of our Donut Mug

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3. Alien moon? Nope, just our new Donut Hole Beach Ball

…at the Hangout Festival, during a set from X-Ambassadors. Over 20 of these tasty pastries ended up being launched into the crowd, but this “sun-like” image shows just what our world revolves around 😉

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4. Argentinian model Stephanie Demner has good taste.

The Donut Hole Mug kicked off her day in LA with some java and a donut. Follow her adventures here.

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5. Donut think that Martin Scorsese will stop using Leo in his movies.

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6. Heads up! Our Flying Food Donut is the least messy way to throw your friends a frosted treat. Cool pic from Duckies in Seaside.

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7. Is it too late now to say Strawberry? Shown: Mr. Bieber just chillaxin’.

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8. Keeping your drink upright in the sand or water is a top priority at the beach/pool.

These mojitos are extra cool thanks to our Donut Beverage Boats. 

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We hope you enjoy National Donut Day as much as we do, and be sure to keep up with the pastry action on social media using #nationaldonutday.

-BigMouth

 

Funny, Business

Let’s get this out of the way—being a part of the BigMouth operation is a lot of fun. Behind the scenes, we have the task of bringing you laughter like nobody else. Although our products are outrageous in nature, the process of getting them from our heads to your hands is all business.  Have a look at what makes BigMouth tick, and how we get you to smile when you see one of our confetti covered boxes.

Behind the Scenes at BigMouth Inc
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