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Dicke Katze & Friends is a celebration of our big, cuddly friends. These adorable plush toys are prrffect for everyone who loves cats.
Dicke Katze & Friends is a celebration of our big, cuddly friends. These adorable plush toys are prrffect for everyone who loves cats.
86 backers pledged $12,884 to help bring this project to life.

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Who Are Dicke Katze? 

Dicke Katze and Friends is a celebration of why we love cats, especially our bigger, cuddly kitties. With over 86 million cat owners in in the U.S. alone and over 9 million in countries throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Dicke Katze has quickly become popular with cat lovers around the world.

What is Dicke Katze? 

Dicke Katze originally launched in Germany in 2009 and launched worldwide via social media in May of 2013. In a matter of months, Dicke Katze quickly grew from 0 to over 100K followers and beyond, with fans anxious to read the daily postings on our Facebook page.

Additionally the DickeKatze.com website has thousands of daily reoccurring visitors where Fat Cat fans participate in posting and cat contests where the lucky winners receive original alter ego drawings of their cat from the creator of Dicke Katze herself, Ms. Olivia Vieweg. 

Why the Plush? 

Dicke Katze is a brand about cats, fat cats and how much we love our adorable friends. These plush are the perfect addition to the world of Dicke Katze. They are also perfect for any cat lover, young and old. They are soft, squeezable, cute and classy. They can sit on a shelf, next to your computer, or be a throw pillow for your couch that won’t shed or scratch. The small plush come with a suction cup or keychain that can hang in your car window, on a child’s backpack, or anywhere you wish. These playful, colorful plush are a great celebration of our big friends.

Everyone should have one of these cats…please help us make them all!

What have we done so far? 

We’ve done our homework. We have created the design of the plush and figured out exactly how to make them. We have made these samples you see right here, in our video and down below. These samples were made by the factory who will make the finished product. We know our costs to produce the plush. We know our exact costs of goods: manufacturing, shipping, handling, etc.. We know what order quantities we need to produce in each color to keep our costs low. We have a history in this business and we're ready to make our plush. We just need your help! 

We previewed our plush cats at the California Gift Show in July and had a huge success, retail shops and individuals finding them irresistable which has led to a huge stack of orders that we now need to fulfill.

These plush are made from soft, cuddly material that is safe, tested and conforms to all safety standards for plush toys in the U.S. and Europe. We work with a compliant manufacturer (no child labor, no flammable materials, etc.) with a good reputation of producing thousands of products in a safe way that is good for people as well as cats!

DICKE KATZE REWARDS!

A Big Fat Thank You - $5

Get your name on the Dicke Katze Website Wall of Fame!

Dicke Katze Postcard - $10

A Dicke Katze Postcard + the Website Wall of Fame

Fat Cat Treats -  $15

A Collection of Dicke Katze Fat Cat Buttons + Thank You on our Wall of Fame!

Dicke Katze Mini Plush - $25 

3" Dicke Katze Fat Cat plush with suction cup + collection of Dicke Katze Buttons + Thank You on our Wall of Fame!

5" Gray Dicke Katze Plush - $35

5" Dicke Katze Plush _+ assortment of Dicke Katze Stickers + personalized Postcard + Thank You on our Wall of Fame.

Big Fat Cat - $50 

Dicke Katze 9" Plush, plus and assortment of Dicke Katze Stickers and a personalized Postcard and a Thank You on our Wall of Fame.

Big Momma & Baby - $70

Dicke Katze 9" Plush and 5" Plush + assortment of Dicke Katze Buttons + Thank You on our Wall of Fame.

The Big Stars! - $125

9" Big Black Cat, Nero, and a 9" Orange Herman +  assortment of buttons, stickers +Thank You on our Wall of Fame.

Cats of Every Size- $200

9" Black Fat Cat, Nero and 9" Fat Cat Herman. You'll also receive a 5" Gray Plush and a 3" Plush +Stickers and Buttons + Thank You on our Wall of Fame.

Exclusive Rainbow Fat Cat - $250

This is the only way that you can get the Rainbow Plush outside of Germany! Thank you so much! Also get Nero (black), Herman (orange) a 5" plush and 3" plush with suction cup + buttons, stickers and a BIG Thank You!

A Litter of Fat Cats (including your own!) - $500

Get a full set of the 5" plush in all colors. PLUS get your OWN cat drawn as a "Dicke Kat" by the Dicke Katze creator, framed and printed. Plus a whole bunch of other fun stuff!

A House of Cats (including your own!)  - $1000

Get a full set of the 9" plush in all colors. PLUS get your OWN cat drawn as a "Dicke Kat" by the Dicke Katze creator, framed and printed. Plus a whole bunch of other fun stuff!

The Full "Fat Cat" Kaboodle! - $5000

WOW!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Get every cat size in every cat color, including the exclusive cat Rainbow. PLUS get your OWN cat drawn, printed and framed, plus a whole bunch of other fun stuff!

What else can we give?

We know that there millions of real animals in need. We will be giving a percentage of our proceeds from Dicke Katze plush retail sales to various animal charitible organizations after we get our plush made.

Risks and challenges

We’ve done our homework. We have created the designs of the plush and figured out exactly how to make them. We have made these samples you see on this page. These samples were made by the factory who will make the finished product.We know our exact costs of goods: manufacturing, shipping, handling, etc.. We know what order quantities we need to produce in each color to keep our costs low.
Our certified/compliant manufacturer has already been secured and all the changes have been made to our prototypes, so once the project is funded, we are ready to place our order.
Once our manufacturer receives our order, production lead time with our factory is about 60 days. However we will also need to go thru the necessary testing (ASTM for the U.S. and EN71 for Europe) to receive our safety certificates, thus allowing us to enter our product into the U.S., Europe, etc. After our product is produced and certified, shipping to our warehouse will take place which could take a month or more, depending on conditions.
By the beginning to mid-February, we will ship rewards to all of our Kickstarter supporters and customers.

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    A BIG FAT THANK YOU and listing of all the supporters on our Websites Wall of Fame and Facebook! Every little bit helps.

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    DICKE KATZE ART POSTCARD. A postcard will be mailed to you and list you on the Websites Wall of Fame and Facebook.

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    FAT CAT TREATS! A full collection of Dicke Katze Fat Cat Buttons as well as a thank you on our Websites Wall of Fame and Facebook.

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    DICKE KATZE MINI PLUSH! You'll receive a 3-inch Dicke Katze Fat Cat Plush with suction cup and collection of Dicke Katze Buttons, as well as a thank you on our Wall of Fame.

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    5-inch GRAY DICKE KATZE PLUSH and assortment of Dicke Katze Stickers and a personalized Postcard and a thank you on our Wall of Fame.

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    BIG FAT CAT! Dicke Katze 9-inch Plush, plus an assortment of Dicke Katze Stickers and a personalized Postcard and a thank you on our Wall of Fame.

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    BIG MOMMA AND BABY! Dicke Katze Gray 9-inch Plush and 5-inch Purple Plush. Also included is an assortment of Dicke Katze Buttons and thank you on our Wall of Fame.

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    THE BIG STARS! Our big happy Black Cat, Nero, and our main character Herman are our two post popular characters. You will get both as 9-inch Plush. We'll also throw in an assortment of Buttons, Stickers and of a thank you on our Wall of Fame.

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    CATS OF EVERY SIZE! You'll receive a 9-inch Plush of our Black Fat Cat, Nero and our Iconic Fat Cat Herman. You'll also receive a 5-inch Gray Plush and a 3-inch Plush. We're also throwing in a collection of Stickers and Buttons and the thank you on our Wall of Fame.

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    EXCLUSIVE RAINBOW FAT CAT! Get the 9-inch Exclusive Cat, Rainbow. You also receive a 9-inch Plush of our Black Fat Cat, Nero and a 9-inch Plus of our Iconic Fat Cat, Herman. You will also receive a 5-inch Red Plush and a 3-inch Gray Plush. This is the only way that you can get the Rainbow Plush outside of Germany. Thank you so much!

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    A LITTER OF FAT CATS - INCLUDING YOUR OWN! You will receive a full set of the 5-inch Plush in all colors (white, black, green, red, purple, pink, gray, and orange). Also at this level, you will receive your own cat's Alter Ego drawn as a Dicke Kat by Dicke Katze creator, Ms. Olivia Vieweg (you provide image of your cat). This signed print will be sent to you and we'll even post it on the main page of our website with a big Thank You while noting you (or your preferred special person) as a special member of our Fat Cat family. Also comes with a full collection of Stickers and Buttons.

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    A WHOLE HOUSE FULL OF CATS & YOUR CATS ALTER EGO! You'll receive a full set of the big 9-inch Plush in all colors (white, black, green, red, purple, pink, gray, and orange). Also at this level, you will receive your own cat's Alter Ego drawn as a Dicke Kat by Dicke Katze creator, Ms. Olivia Vieweg (you provide image of your cat). This signed and framed print will be sent to you and we'll even post it on the main page of our website with a big Thank You while noting you (or your preferred special person) as a special member of our Fat Cat family. Also comes with a full collection of Stickers and Buttons

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    THE FULL "FAT CAT" KABOODLE! You'll receive the entire collection of Dicke Katze Plush which includes all eight colors of the 9-inch Fat Cat Plush, all eight colors of the 5-inch Fat Cat Plush, all eight colors of the 3-inch Plush, plus you will receive your own cats Alter Ego drawn as a Dicke Kat by Dicke Katze creator, Ms. Olivia Vieweg (you provide image of your cat). This print will be signed and framed and noted on the main page of our website. If that's not enough, we'll throw in the Exclusive 9-inch Rainbow Fat Cat!! Of course you'll recieive a collection of our Fat Cat Pins and Stickers, too!

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