Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much do prototype samples cost?

Prototyping costs vary depending on the toy. We do not have a flat rate due to the many different projects that we receive. We do recommend you send a visual or even a scribble for us to quote from. If you require us to develop artwork and design specifications before prototyping, please send us a brief description of your idea.

 

Sampling costs start at £500 and include…

1 Finished Prototype

1 Set of manufacturing patterns.

All our samples include a set of manufacturing patterns that can be used by any factory for competitive quotations.

 

Character development, artwork and design specification costs start at £300 and include…

Character development

Artwork

Turnarounds

Sizing spec

Pantone spec

Fabric & detail spec.

 

What is the minimum order for manufacture?

Our minimum order quantity is 1200 units. We recommend that you budget for 5000 units, but we understand that when launching a new product, it is better to start with a lower quantity.

We can provide lower quantities, but no lower than 500 units, however the unit price will increase substantially.

 

Safety testing

Our prototypes are not toys and must be used for presentations and pre sale purposes only. Unfortunately if we safety test our samples, we would have to add a further £700 to the costs.

Safety testing is carried out before manufacture, once orders have been placed. The factory will develop six testing samples and send them to an independent testing lab before manufacture is started.

All our manufactured toys are CE marked, EN71 parts 1, 2 & 3 certificated and/or meet the relevant safety standards applicable to their country of origin.

 

Copyright

All development work is ©. We are happy to sign an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) before you show us your idea. If you do not have your own, you can download our standard NDA here.

 

How long will a project take?

Character development & design specifications       7-14 days

Plush prototyping & manufacturing patterns               30 days

Safety testing                                                                   7 days

Manufacturing                                                                70 days

Pre delivery inspection & shipping                                35 days

Timings given are approximate.

 


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