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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Pet Lover Problems
Without a doubt, Shiba Inus are amongst the quirkiest dog breeds ever. Maybe you first found out Shibas existed when passing by a fox-like creature on a walk. Or you stumbled across an internet meme with the hilarious Doge face on it. Or maybe this is the first time you ever heard of the breed and you are intrigued by their appearance and personality. Either way, Shibas are bound to leave a lasting impression. Due to their loyal personality and ability to make people laugh, lots of people wish they could have their own Shiba Inu.
If you already have a Shiba, you most likely wish you could bring your dog with you to work and vacation 24/7. Or you are somebody who wants a Shiba, but can't have one currently due to financial, logistics, or timing reasons. That's why we created Miso the Shiba Inu- so you can have the comfort and quirkiness of a Shiba with you wherever you go.
Why Adopt Miso?
Let Miso accompany you on your next big adventure! Made of squishy, premium memory foam, Miso the Memory Foam Shiba Inu is perfect for road trips, flights, and outdoor settings. Not too big on traveling? Miso is also the ideal cuddle buddy and side pillow to use at home.
Since you will be taking Miso with you wherever you go, she is bound to get dirty over time. Good news- Miso is washable! She has a velcro opening on her belly where you can remove the memory foam cushion from the outside cover. You may hand wash the cover or toss it in the washing machine. Let air-dry or use the dryer on tumble dry-low setting. Most Shibas don't like baths, but Miso has learned to enjoy it because she sometimes comes out softer than before!
Miso is a pillow plushie made to last long and endure your everlasting love for cuddles.
Although not meant for dogs, Miso is safe enough if your dog happens to steal her for a few seconds. There are no loose parts such as buttons to pose a choking hazard. This means that children can use Miso as a cuddle buddy as well!
16 x 7 x 5 inches (40 x 17.7 x 12.7cm) of pure loafness
Machine Washable Polyester Fur (delicate, no heat settings)
Velcro Opening for Removing Foam Cushion
Sealed Memory Foam - Durable and Long Lasting
No Loose Parts - Stitched Eyes and Nose
Life of Miso
*Miso's personality is largely based off of Kimchi's, our Shiba Inu puppy, personality.
Hi frens! My name is Miso and I would love to be your cuddle buddy. My three favorite things are going on adventures, eating food, and snuggling with my future human- you! You can count on me in any type of situation- whether you need your day brightened at school/work, have someone to lean on in the car, or chill with you on the couch. I am a super functional Sheeb that is there whenever you want comfort.
If I were to describe my personality, I would say that I am weird. So weird that you may start thinking my weirdness is normal. For example, I like chasing my tail a lot.. and I can actually catch it when uncurled. But catching my tail is not enough. I must catch it the opposite direction as well.
Lots of people initially think I am a fox. It's very flattering and I don't get bothered by the mixup at all.
My lifestyle depends on yours. I am an adaptable Sheeb. If you like waking up late, I will wake up late too without any complaints. If you love hiking on steep slopes, I will accompany you in your daring endeavors. As a loyal Sheeb, I stick with you through thick and thin.
My only request is that you provide me with lots of cuddles in return! :)
We want to make the Shiba variations so you can choose the Shiba color that fits you the most or collect them all!
*Mockups of Black/Tan and Cream Shibas will be provided soon.
1) Black and Tan Shiba Inu Memory Plushie - unlocked at $20,000
2) Cream Shiba Inu Memory Plushie - unlocked at $35,000
Our desire to create long-lasting, functional plushies came out of our childhood experiences. As children, we, Andy Shaw and Sherrill Feng, played with tons of stuffed animals. When they fell apart or lost shape, the world seemed to end because our best friend no longer looked or felt the same. When parents try to wash your plushies, the plushies crumple and lose shape.
As you grow up, your stuffed animals begin to lose their physical parts. Recently, the eye of a kitten Andy had for a decade fell off. It was tragic because Kitten (the kitten's very original name) no longer looked the same. It's okay, we super glued her eye back, but we have to keep an EYE out for her other eye.
We were motivated to solve plush losing shape when washed, used as a pillow, or cuddled with. We created Memory Plushies, memory foam pillow plushies (the name is literal), to solve this tragic issue that plagued us when we were young and continues to plague millions of children in America every year.
We started with our first design, Waffles the Corgi, on Kickstarter. Thanks to the help of our supporters, we were able to bring Waffles to life and continue creating more breeds. Sherrill always wanted a Shiba Inu, so when we adopted Kimchi, our Shiba Inu puppy, this year, we had to make a Shiba Inu Memory Plushie.
By the way, Sherrill's unconditional love for dogs came from her experience with her childhood best friend - Snowy.
We are a couple who created Memory Plushies during college. Now that we have graduated, we are dedicated to bringing our fans all the dog breeds and animals. Thank you so much for your support! ❤️
The Future of Memory Plush
Our goal for the Memory Plushies is to continue to adding more dog breeds and animals. As you may know, production takes significant, upfront capital, which may inhibit expansion. Please stay updated with us, while we continue to grow.
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Risks and challenges
There are not any foreseeable risks and challenges. We had a very successful campaign in the past. We've also worked out our production, storage, and fulfillment.
If productions or fulfillment is delayed, we will let you know. We believe in transparent communication.