Soon after seeing all those wonderful contest entires, I realized I really like the uncompromisingly simple, very huggable, gentle giant of a toy I call Warsington that I had made a long while ago.
The original sits on my couch, guarding it from evil spirits. I've decided I want to make more. He's around three and a half feet tall and I think everybody should have a giant plushie to hug every now and then. Especially in these tough economic times. However with a slight redesign and a bit of clean up I'd like to start selling them at your price.
That's right! I'm looking to gauge interest from people, who actually wants a Warsington and how much they'd be willing to pay. Then I'll pick the most popular price and that'll be the forever standard price of Warsington.
Of course, there are some things to keep in mind! He's pretty big which means the cost of materials (almost three lbs of stuffing) is about $20. I can't afford to give him away! So no less than 20 bucks, preferably... much more than 20 bucks...
Next, he's big and heavy. That means shipping especially outside of the USA may be kind of crazy.
Third, for a toy design, he's not complicated. Straight seams means less working time, which is one of the biggest reasons for me deciding on selling Warsington this way. It's the reason I'm willing to take a paycut!
Finally I can't do this all the time, for now this is a one shot. Every other toy in my shop in the future will only become more and more expensive (like crazy expensive!). But really, how often does an opportunity like this come along?!
$40? $60? $80? $175?? (ahaha, if only!)
In the end, I love toys. For all those people who share or will someday share that passion, I think you can certainly understand why I'm doing this. Toys help us explore our imaginations. They bring out the boundless enthusiasm we all have inside of us! So for this one time, it's not about the money, let's just have fun.
So tell me what you think. That was a lot to read, thanks!