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After thousands of Facebook likes and dozens of tattoos, the fans have spoken and the Razer toaster will become a reality.
A joke that started in 2013 led to the creation of the Give Us the Razer Toaster Please Facebook page, and Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said the PC gaming hardware company would create the toaster if the page acquired 1 million likes.
Following up on the horseplay, Razer’s 2016 April Fools’ prank was Project Breadwinner, the “first gaming-grade kitchen appliance built for gamers, by gamers.”
Fans of the idea continued to show support for the gamer-oriented kitchen appliance over the years, with a dozen even getting tattoos of the toaster.
On Monday, Tan liked the page and confirmed in a Facebook post that Razer will begin development of the Razer toaster.
“Alright — I didn’t think these guys were going to make it — but they did,” Tan wrote. “Well… what can I say. I’ve just officially liked their page — and I’m going to put together my team of designers and engineers. It will take a few years — but I’ll be sure to share the progress — and make it a community affair. A Razer Toaster — For Razer Toaster Lovers. By Razer Toaster Lovers.”
Tan tweeted Thursday that he’s looking for partners to help with the toaster components:
Kevin Allan, senior PR manager for Razer, said in an email Thursday that there’s no internal information yet about the toaster, however, there was, at one time, a prop that could burn the company logo onto toast.
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Originally published May 2.
Updates, May 2: Adds info about the original joke, a quote from Razer’s CEO and comment from Razer. Update, May 3: Adds tweet from Razer CEO.
Source: Cnet News
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