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"Squishies" Super Soft Doll Nesting Toys

“Squishies” are adorable, super soft plush doll nesting toys that are three friends in one.

"Squishies" Super Soft Doll Nesting Toys

“Squishies” are adorable, super soft plush doll nesting toys that are three friends in one.

$205
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 20 2013 11:44 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 20, 2013

About

Hello everyone here on Kickstarter! I’m Kimmy Armstrong, owner and designer of “Squishies” which are adorable, super soft, plush nesting doll toys, and co-owner of GnomeWorks Puzzles by night. I am located in western Maryland, and by day work as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, which pays the bills. I have always, absolutely loved toys.

You might be asking how "Squishies" got started. Well, have you ever had that light bulb moment where an idea pops into your head and you say “Hey that’s a great idea”? Well that’s how the idea for "Squishies" dolls started. But instead of putting it on the back burner, I decided to pursue my idea and jump in feet first.  "Squishies" started out to be 6 dolls in 1, but the cost for a prototype, plus the cost of manufacturing just got out of hand. So I narrowed it down to 3 dolls in 1. As you can see at the end of my video, there may be future "Squishies" to come. The cost for my prototype was $800, yes it was $800. But when it comes to manufacturing, there is always a minimum quantity for production, and the cost is just way out of my reach. So that’s where you come in. 100% of the goal amount will allow me to proceed with the production of the first set of "Squishies" dolls, US shipping, and all other backer awards. And by backing my Kickstarter campaign, you could be one of the first to receive a "Squishie" doll.

So just what are "Squishie" dolls? Well "Squishies" are a plush version of a Russian nesting doll or a matryoshka doll. The outermost blue doll unzips to reveal an inner green doll. The green doll can then be unzipped to reveal an inner stuffed purple doll. When assembled the innermost purple doll acts as the stuffing for the outer dolls. When unassembled the two outer dolls, blue and green, can be stuffed with anything you desire, such as, secret items, treasure, or whatever you may just want to hide. "Squishies" are wonderfully soft, washable, and meet or exceed all child safety standards, and are of course, squishy. "Squishies" are also patent pending and copyrighted. When assembled, "Squishies" measure ~ 12" x 9".

So lets get to the rewards!

vinyl sticker postcard
vinyl sticker postcard
1" acrylic charm with lanyard
1" acrylic charm with lanyard
70 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle
70 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle
"Squishie" doll
"Squishie" doll

Risks and challenges

The only major risk I can see is the timely delivery of the "Squishie" dolls themselves. The actual production of the dolls is being completed by a manufacturing company overseas. However, that being said, I believe that a better manufacturer could not have been chosen.

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    Receive a 70 piece, 5 inches x 7 inches, laser cut, wooden "Squishie" jigsaw puzzle featuring whimsy or silhouette pieces of nesting dolls and hearts.
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    Receive your very own adorable, "Squishie" doll, and a 70 piece, 5 inches x 7 inches, laser cut, wooden "Squishie" jigsaw puzzle featuring whimsy or silhouette pieces of nesting dolls and hearts.
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    Receive one of your very own adorable, "Squishie" dolls, 1 custom "Squishie" die cut vinyl sticker thank you postcard, one custom 1 inch acrylic "Squishie" charm with lanyard, and one 70 piece, 5 inches x 7 inches, laser cut, wooden "Squishie" jigsaw puzzle featuring whimsy or silhouette pieces of nesting dolls and hearts.
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