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Introducing Mochi: the bendable monkey ninja figurine!
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INTRODUCTION

Wouldn’t it be great to combine the two most active creatures on Earth to create one amazing action figure? That’s where “Mochi” comes in. The monkey ninja miniature, created by the mad scientists of Monkey Team, is a bendable figurine that stands 4.5” tall. Made out of quality PVC plastic and embedded metal wire, this little guy is very flexible and interposable: he can bend and stay posed; he can hold a picture or card, and he will make a great addition to your desk or toychest!

By the cut in his hand Mochi can hold a picture.
By the cut in his hand Mochi can hold a picture.
With his long tail Mochi can hold other random objects.
With his long tail Mochi can hold other random objects.
Mochi in black and white.
Mochi in black and white.
New colors!! RGB collection!!
New colors!! RGB collection!!

Why Monkey Ninja?

Uhmmm…WHY NOT! Asking this question is like asking why we combine bacon and eggs. Separately they are both good but together they are amazing! Sometimes you will look at your Mochi on your computer monitor and picture him coming to life and smacking your boss’s coffee onto their lap—or he may just sit there, being adorable, holding a picture of your pet. Mochi replaces those bland functional trinkets with a cute, cuddly and perhaps lethal addition to your life.

Mochi’s “Special” Abilities:

-Master of Contortion

Mochi’s a master of using all his limbs to perform a tantalizing list of tasks.

-Grip of Doom

His grip has been referred to in the same sentence as the jaws-of-life…in at least one other sentence than this one.

-Eyes of Sad Puppy

There is simply no way to be angry when he looks at you like this...

Mochi holding pens.
Mochi holding pens.
Mochi holding phone.
Mochi holding phone.
Mochi climbing monitor screen.
Mochi climbing monitor screen.

The Reward

The Process

At the very first, I started conceptual design by sketching a lot of monkey faces. After I found the one that I like I started to sculpt, with head first, I worked my way down for the whole body. It took me a while to finish, but in the end I was very happy with the outcome. I also made a couple color options.

Some of Mochi concept sketches.
Some of Mochi concept sketches.
First homemade clay prototype.
First homemade clay prototype.
Two color options in black and white.
Two color options in black and white.

In order to obtain quotations, I contacted a few manufacturers and explained the project details. After reviewing quotations and company backgrounds I chose to work with one of the top leading toy factory. Their facility covers an area of 10,000 square meters with about 200 employees in house, They also have more than 10 years experience in making plastic toys and products, such as TPR/TPE/ABS/ PVC figures, action figures, vinyl toys, and all of products comply with international quality standards ,passed the En71-1-2-3,Phthalate free, Lead free test report, with ISO9001 certification. 

Injection machines, factory equipments, and molding workshop.
Injection machines, factory equipments, and molding workshop.

This company is very professional. They are the one stop source for toy manufacturing with well-equipped facilities and excellent quality control throughout all stages of production from start to finish, including packaging. They also have a great sculpture artist, are very responsive and quoted a reasonable price. I am very happy to team up with them, we worked together from the start and went back and forth with a few revisions before finalizing a prototype.

Early sculpted prototype from the manufacturer:
Early sculpted prototype from the manufacturer:
Final Prototype!!
Final Prototype!!

THE PLAN

Mochi’s design has been perfected and, after testing the final prototype, everything is lined up and ready for production. At this point, I have come as far as I can. All I need is your supports to help bring Mochi’s to live!

Once Mochi is successfully funded the project will kick-off, I will send survey for color selection and backers' address. Then, the first thing to do is to finish the mold and run some tests to confirm the design. After the mold is finalized, I will make the first initial order as well as the product packaging. Here, they will pay close attention for quality control to ensure everything working perfectly.

When finished, I will get a big shipment from the manufacturer. At this stage, Mochi is ready to be shipped and I have contacted shipping company for the  rate&fee which included within all pledges. So no matter where you live, you are covered without any additional cost! At the last, I will personally put each shipping label and ship Mochi to all backers.

Track Mochi's funding process here:
Track Mochi's funding process here:

ABOUT ME

My name is Kacha and I have a background in Architecture—a field I have worked in for over seven years. Over these years I have developed connections with specialists in the fields of fabric, glass, metal and plastic and have worked with these professionals on many custom designs.

I have always been passionate about product design. In the last few years I have brought many of my design ideas to the production stage. During this time I’ve found that dealing with product manufacturers and architectural fabricators is much the same. Due to these similarities with these relationships I believe my working experience will help me provide a high quality product.

Risks and challenges

I am fully confident that all aspects of the production process are consummate and intend to keep my backers updated and involved along the way. A great part about this project is that the final product is delivered in one piece with no assembly required, causing no complications for the user. Every figurine is made from one mold without complex assembly lines. This advantage helps simplify the production and packing processes. Given the simplicity of the Mochi production process, I believe that any obstacles that may arise can be easily resolved, so you can rest assured this project will be completed and Mochi will be delivered to you without complaint.

Thanks!
Kacha

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