MONTREAL, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The creator of Scrote-n-Tote, a company keen to produce lifelike scrotum backpacks, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund mass production.
After a photo of Canadian businessman Daniel Bitton wearing his own scrotal backpack, designed by friend and prosthetic makeup artist C.J. Goldman, went viral last year, Bitton took it upon himself to gather a team and begin mass producing the product.
"I and several friends have had to interrupt our lives in order to fully dedicate our lives to the production of lifelike, hideous, giant scrotum backpacks," Britton wrote in the IndieGoGo campaign introduction.
Bitton's team aims to raise $33,000 for what he says will cover the production of the backpacks including "the mold for the skin textured part of the bag, which is the biggest pre-production expense." The funds will also cover product testing and facility costs.
The original scrotum backpack from Bitton's photo costs almost $1000 and "is too heavy and delicate to be used as a proper backpack," he said. A new, more consumer-friendly method of production will be developed in order to bring the backpacks to the masses for $120 a unit.
"Our mission statement [is] to 'Make that money," Bitton joked. "And to pay for law school."