Turbobaster

turbobasterMarian Cruz pitches her prototype Turbobaster, a battery-powered marinate injection/meat basting brush in episode 113. Cruz invented the Turbobaster 5 years prior to her appearance on Shark Tank, but has never made a working prototype.

Turbobaster Shark Tank Recap

Cruz is on camera appearing to practice her pitch while being announced. She enters seeking $35K in return for 35% of the Turbobaster. After an impressive video showing how the Turbobaster works, her pitch goes downhill. She has no working models, no sales, and no idea how much it would cost to make her product. Still, the Sharks like Marian because she's nice, or, as Daymond puts it, “the brand begins with the person.”

Mr. Wonderful isn't charmed and goes out after making some snarky comments. Barbara and Robert both go out because Marian has no numbers. Kevin Harrington likes the product and offers $35K for 100% of the Turbobaster with 2% of sales. Marian likes the offer, but before she can accept, Daymond offers $40K for 51% of the company with a 2% royalty. Daymond and Harrington battle for a bit, with Daymond upping his bid to $50K, but Marian opts for Kevin Harrington's experience with kitchen products and takes his deal.

Turbobaster Shark Tank Update

Not much happened after Cruz took her deal with Kevin Harrington. Six months after the original air date, Harrington's company, TV GOODS, “announced the acquisition of exclusive global marketing rights to the TurboBaster.” Since that time, there's been no news on the product. It isn't for sale anywhere and the Turbosbaster website and Facebook page is down. Apparently, the deal went through, but nothing ever got made or sold.

Turbobaster Information

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Comments

  1. Anitah Davis says:

    Marian, should have went with Damon. I am not sure why she took Kevin’s offer except she may have counted too heavily on the tv aspect. The increase to $50k and 51% Damon’s offer with his background and infrastructure in place for producing, licensing and branding would have skyrocketed her to riches. Plus he really wanted the deal. Kevin’s deal killed her business.

    • Loretta Nichols says:

      I totally agree!! I feel Marian was just to unknowledgeable to make a well informed choice but should of went with Damon!!

  2. Brad Waller says:

    CNBC is showing re-runs of these episodes and I just saw this. I was shocked that anyone would invest in this idea and a founder with no idea how much it would cost to manufacture and no working product. I’m not at all surprised that this went nowhere.

  3. Marian is lucky she got a deal from any of the sharks since she didn’t have a working product with no idea how much manufacturing cost would be & guessed what she would sell it at.

  4. Crime Nation says:

    How The Fuck The Sharks Invest In This Dumb Ass Bitch But Later On In The Episode They Shot The Guy Down Making Stuff Outta Chopsticks That Were Recycled And Actually Had A Product .

    But This Dumb Lady Had A Idea . No Patent No Company No Product Really Catchs Love From The Sharks And Even Two Offers .

    I’m Disappointed With Season 1 Episode 3 .

    Was A Huge Let Down. SMFH…..

  5. What you see on tv is not always what really happens. Due diligence.

  6. Horsenzebra says:

    Kevin is the worst shark to do business with. He is horrible.

  7. Bo Bo Bradley says:

    Horrible at so many levels.

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