Amazing parents Ryan & Lana Weimer, working with the Stan Winston School, have already shown their skills with the Toothless costume, above, to make children confined to wheelchairs feel like they’re riding mighty steeds (and possibly remind them that Hiccup had a problem with one of his legs too, but was still the hero). Now they’re asking for donations to make five more commissions, including a SpongeBob boat and an Avengers Quinjet. These outfits don’t just make disabled youngsters feel better – they make them the ENVY of their peers.
Unlike most Kickstarters, the reward here is primarily the satisfaction of knowing you helped bring smiles, and maybe a thank-you sticker. Unless you pledge ten grand – then you get a dinosaur tooth or claw from a Jurassic Park movie. Well, that and the knowledge that you used your time better than watching either of the two sequels.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist