They're unlike anything you've seen before . . . this is one of those
creations that makes you wonder "Why hasn't anyone thought of this
before?" Well, it's being done now! Swicherz founder Tom
Viscount had a burst of inspiration while snowboarding in the Sierras. He
realized that everyone decorates their boards with stickers but the only time
you can see this personalization is when you are able to look down at the
surface of the board itself because the stickers are flat. He wondered why
no one had ever thought of creating something three-dimensional to decorate
their boards . . . thus the idea for Swicherz was born!
Although Swicherz were originally created for the action sports market (with
the idea of putting the 3-D stickers on snowboards, skateboards, surfboards and
the like) it soon became obvious that this new idea could really cross over into
any market! Swicherz can go anywhere and decorate anything! As more
and more Swicherz are created the phenomenon grows . . . now there are a wide
variety of characters and styles you can get to switch your Swicherz with!
And joining this ever-growing group are Bill & Ted. Swicherz has
developed figures of Bill S. Preston, Esquire, Ted "Theodore" Logan
and the most excellent Rufus for their collection! Not bad!!!
HOW DO SWICHERZ WORK?
Not only are Swicherz
cool 3D stickers but they're *interchangeable*! This is what makes
Swicherz truly unique! Every Swicherz figure comes with a base which you
can stick anywhere. But every Switchers figure fits into the same size
base, so you can switch your Swicherz any time you like with just a quarter
turn! Switch Bill on your computer with the Ted on your skateboard!
Switch Rufus on your desk with the Bill on your electric guitar! Or switch
your Bill & Ted Swicherz with any other Swicherz figure! It's that
These collector's items
are a lot of fun and the designers really did their best to stay true to the
characters, offering a special set of all three in a phone booth shaped
box! It isn't necessary to actually stick them to anything . . . they look
good just sitting on a shelf! And the likenesses are not too shabby
(considering they are in the classic exaggerated big head style!)
OUR EXCLUSIVE Q&A WITH THE MOST EXCELLENT
STEVE AT SWICHERZ!!
Bill & Ted's Excellent Online
Adventure: How did you come up with the idea to do Bill & Ted Swicherz?
Steve: We were looking for a
property that would allow us to create a real high quality figure for Swicherz.
We're fans of the movie and thought they'd be a great way to stretch the
envelope. They're just really cool characters.
B&TEOA: How and where can
Swicherz be used?
Steve: Swicherz are the worlds
first 3D sticker. You can stick them on any flat surface like your car,
motorcycle, computer, surfboard etc. and then when you want to change the top
just switch it out.
B&TEOA: There are Swicherz for Bill, Ted and
Rufus, which is great! Was there ever any thought of doing any other Bill
and Ted characters as Swicherz as well?
Steve: We haven't considered
it yet, but if the market is there for them we'll certainly consider it.
B&TEOA: The collector's set is an inspired
idea! Who came up with the design of the phone booth box and the idea of
doing a set like this?
Steve: Our designer Jonathan
Cathey thought up the idea. He mocked up a box and when we saw it we
thought hey that's pretty tight.
B&TEOA: Bill and Ted changed the world for the
better through their music. Will the world be a better place now that we
have Swicherz, too?
Steve: Don't know if it will
make the world a better place but it sure can't hurt.
B&TEOA: Which is your favorite Bill and Ted
Steve: I'm still partial to the
B&TEOA: Can you give us an idea
what else we might see as Swicherz in the future (Bill & Ted related or
Steve: We're launching a full line
of Marvel Heroes, we currently have Sonic X, Terminiator and a bunch of our own
designs like I.M Buddy Figures Buddy Hedz, ICONZ and some very cool Ducks.
We're also launching Killer Klownz and a line of smiling dinozaurs. You
can see them all on our website www.swicherz.com.