Zoku Character Kit

Derrick Lin


Designed by Ken Zorovich, Yos Kumthampinij & John Earle, United States.

Freeze your own unique character pops fast with the Zoku Character Kit. Create animals, faces, and fun characters of your own design, or follow Zoku’s designs included in the instruction booklet. The creative possibilities are endless! The kit includes 14 stencils, 1 faceplate, 1 stand for holding the pop maker steady, a pusher tool for removing fruit slices from the stencils, instructions, and sample character designs to get started. The 17-piece kit also includes a convenient storage case to keep things organized. Never before have pops been so much fun or easy to make. Bring your Quick Pops to life with the Zoku Character Kit!

Our challenge was to create a simple set of tools that would allow users to easily create unique character pops by adding fruit slices to the walls of the molds within the Quick Pop Maker. The molds of the Zoku Quick Pop Maker are extremely cold, and when anything moist sticks to the walls they instantly stick (like licking a cold flagpole!). Once the fruit slices (usually apples or pears) are added to the walls, juice can be poured in. When the pop is removed the fruit slices appear as graphic elements on the side of the pop. Part of the challenge was to create tools that would allow the fruit slices to be easily aligned within the molds in one simple step during the application. There is nothing like this that exists in the marketplace, so this was a unique opportunity to create an entirely new product experience.

The kit was awarded a Core77 design award

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