SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The RainGlobes team is excited to announce the latest addition to their product lineup – the New York RainGlobe. RainGlobes, the patented globe that simulates actual rainfall, has quickly become one of the most popular tourist and local item in the Pacific Northwest. “People love seeing it actually rain inside a globe, as it’s something they’ve never seen before!” notes Fred Northup, Jr., co-founder and co-inventor. “They’ve seen a snow globe – but it rains more than it snows in most tourist cities in the world… so this is completely new and exciting.” The New York design is the first of four new designs that RainGlobes will release in 2017; it is joined by Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Ketchikan, Washington State, Oregon Coast, and Noah’s Ark designs.
“Since our commercial launch in 2012, RainGlobes have been very popular and the company’s expansion plan includes several large markets”
“Since our commercial launch in 2012, RainGlobes have been very popular and the company’s expansion plan includes several large markets,” adds Scott Larson, co-founder and co-inventor. “New York represents the largest tourist destination in the United States and one of the largest in the world. The New York City skyline is world renowned.” The New York RainGlobe incorporates the iconic Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and the yellow taxi-cab. Fred adds, “Great attention was paid to ensure that the scale, color, and overall vibrance matched that of the Big Apple. Although the company is based in Seattle, all three co-founders have lived in New York at some point – and our third partner Josh James still does. So we set the design bar really high for not only a RainGlobe, but for any New York themed item.”
Advanced 3D Printing Technologies
The New York RainGlobe is the first design that utilized advanced 3D printing technologies. “3D printing technologies allowed us to reduce our design and prototyping lead times by 40%,” said Korion Morris, Business Development Manager and Partner for RainGlobes. “It’s also enabled us to alter specific aspects of the design on the fly. Instead of printing a new sample for each revision, we’re now able to print specific elements within the diorama, in turn reducing waste.”
Following the success of the New York Indiegogo campaign, the New York RainGlobe is available for order now on RainGlobes.com, Indiegogo, Amazon, and will be on display in the Enchanted Moments booth #5426 at the New York Now Gift Show, February 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center. “We have a very exciting product roadmap,” notes Josh James, co-founder and co-inventor of RainGlobes, “we’re also advancing licensing opportunities and expanding our product offerings in select markets.”
For more information about RainGlobes, please visit www.RainGlobes.com