Rethinking Toys

Over the past 8+ months, I’ve been working on getting a toy produced. The first avenue I checked was the majority of my focus, and while it was the best value for the yield, it was quite expensive. I then looked into producing through Unbox Industries - it made for a more manageable price, but covering initial expenses would have put me at a loss financially. Now, I’m bringing up the next phase: 3D printing. This was an idea I had looked into initially, but cost of material was less than desirable. However, I’ve figured out a work around that will allow me to produce the toys at a reasonable cost. This also allows me to control the release of editions in figures much more deliberately, which is also nice.

So here’s the current plan: I’m skipping the fundraising stage. I’m getting the printer in a couple of weeks. I have a figure or 2 3d modeled already, and will be able to do some test runs very soon. After that, it’s on to full paint, promo photos, and pre-orders. I’m also planning on releasing these with original printed headers for bagged toys instead of boxing them. 

Modeling, production, painting, packaging, and distribution, all handled by 1 dude.

I may be jumping the gun by saying this, but I think the future is looking pretty bright.

3 weeks ago / 88 notes
Name: Salem’s LotPlatform: SmalmackArtist: Secret Demon ServicesManufacturer: Secret Demon ServicesMaterial: Vinyl 1 month ago / 123 notes
Name: Platform: Hae Jiko NingenArtist: Dream RocketManufacturer: Dream RocketMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 156 notes
Name: Platform: Marty The MagicianArtist: Bwana SpoonsManufacturer: Toy Art GalleryMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 93 notes
Name: Splatter Skull ChiefPlatform: Skull ChiefArtist: Scumbags & SuperstarsManufacturer: Scumbags & SuperstarsMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 78 notes
Name: BerserkerPlatform: OllieArtist: LASHManufacturer: Mutant Vinyl HardcoreMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 96 notes
Name: Mystic Powers SkeletorPlatform: HikariArtist: DC ComicsManufacturer: FunkoMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 80 notes
Name: Siamesewerm - Yees Stroll En Stabbleen Dis Do Oh Siamesewerm Kommandher!Platform: Siamese PiratesArtist: PusheadManufacturer: Secret BaseMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 66 notes
Name: Platform: TripusArtist: Mark NagataManufacturer: Max Toy CompanyMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 58 notes
Name: Platform: KosumegiraArtist: YamomarkManufacturer: YamomarkMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 81 notes
Name: Platform: KoninguArtist: Monkey3000Manufacturer: UmmikkoMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 75 notes
Name: Platform: HanguraArtist: MarmitManufacturer: Medicom ToyMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 62 notes
Name: Destoroyah VersionPlatform: GodzillaArtist: Buta No Hana, MarmitManufacturer: Medicom ToyMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 391 notes
Name: Platform: ShigunarionArtist: MarmitManufacturer: Medicom ToyMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 42 notes
Name: Cute FoxPlatform: KitsuraArtist: Pico Pico, Candie BoltonManufacturer: Max Toy CompanyMaterial: Sofubi 1 month ago / 2096 notes
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