ZKittles have been around since the early 2000s, but in 2009 they made a splash when they became the first toy to go from concept to mass production.

As it turns out, the product can be a lot of fun to toy with.

We recently chatted with ZKitty creator and founder Jason Krasner to learn more about how it all began, how his company got started, and what he’s up to in the future.