It all started five years ago when Facebook page “Give us the Razer Toaster” asked Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan in an interview if they could make a toaster, which was kind of a running gag, but after years of persistence it is finally happening.
When the Facebook group first asked about a possible Razer Toaster, Tan made the proposition that Razer will make a toaster if the group could reach a million likes on Facebook. Tan promised at the time that if they do make a toaster, they would design it like any other Razer product with all the effort to make it into the “ultimate toaster.”
It’s been several years since then and the page currently sits at 45,000 likes, but the group made another deal with Tan that would count a fan tattoo of a Razer Toaster counting towards 100,000 likes. They managed to get 12 fans with Razer Toaster tattoos to surpass the goal of 1 million.
Here’s a message from Razer CEO, Min-Liang Tan:
“Alright – I didn’t think these guys were going to make it – but they did. It was to hit 1M likes and with each Razer Toaster tattoo being equivalent to 100K likes each….and they now have 12 Razer Toaster tattoos.
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.”
Razer Toaster is currently in production for kitchens and dining room tables. It is expected to release in a few years.