Frequently Asked Questions
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 £600 and include…
1 Development sample
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 £396.00 and include…
Fabric & detail spec.
What is the minimum order for manufacture?
The minimum order quantity is 1200 pieces. We recommend that you budget for 5000 pieces, but we understand that when launching a new product, it is better to start with a lower quantity.
We can provide lower quantities, but the unit price will increase substantially.
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.
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 60 days
Pre delivery inspection & shipping 30 days
Timings given are approximate.