Welcome to our Kickstarter. MJ Hsu and UVD Toys are proud to present Ellie the Jellyfish Princess! We have been developing this amazing prototype over the last 6 months and would love to see it produced as a vinyl toy. With your help we can turn this beautiful design into an amazing art toy to display alongside your collection. To learn more about the project, please check out the details below.
Princess Ellie is a tidal explorer and friend of all the seven seas. She follows the current wherever it takes her, exploring every part of the ocean and helping her fellow sea creatures along the way. Everywhere she travels, the waters whisper of her magic and kind spirit. Some say she was born from a pearl that dropped from the moon into the water below. Follow Ellie on her adventures and see if you can spot her friends. Who knows, you might even learn the truth of her ancient origin.
Ellie the Jellyfish Princess stands 8.5 inches tall and will be produced in vinyl and ABS plastic.
The $19,500 goal for the project will go towards covering:
- Production and shipping costs
- Backer rewards
- Kickstarter fees
Ellie was designed by MJ Hsu, sculpted by Karmieh, and will be produced by UVD Toys. We are working with a highly recommend factory in China that we have worked with in the past. We will strive for the highest quality and create a true art toy for your collection!
MJ Hsu has been making her adorable Aquacorns, Delectables, and Donutsu since 2015. She produces each of her toys by hand, from sculpting the original figure in clay, to molding and casting each resin piece and applying the final paint. Princess Ellie will be her first 3D sculpted designer toy. The concept for Ellie has been in MJ’s heart and mind for several years, but was never able to be fully produced until now.
UVD Toys, founded by Travis and Tony, is a division of Urban Vinyl Daily. Their knowledge of designer toys along with their passion for collecting led them to create UVD Toys. Having worked with creatives from all ends of the world, their mission is to bring to life products and toys of some of today’s most talented artists.
If the project surpasses its goal, we have come up with some amazing stretch goals to thank you for your support. At $20,500 and $22,500 some awesome new rewards will unlock. At $20,500, those that pledged over $10 will receive the enamel pin and at $22,500, those that pledged over $50 will receive both the enamel pin and socks.
Thank you for checking out Ellie the Jellyfish Princess! We hope you are as excited to see it come to life as we are. Every little bit helps and any contributions are greatly appreciated. If you share our project on social media please use #jellyfishprincess so we can thank you!
Risks and challenges
While this isn't our first ever Kickstarter or production toys, we fully expect the process won’t be without its hiccups. However, we have experience in production and realize that expecting the unexpected is part of the process. With that said, we have great working relationship with our factory in China and can work out issues in a timely manner. Once the project is funded we will give the factory the direction to start and all rewards will be shipped once we have the completed pieces in the US.
Expected timeline of project once funded:
-2 to 3 months to complete molds and test samples
-3 months for production
-1 month for shipping from China to USA
-Shipping to backers approximately in November 2018
**Please note that the art that is shown may vary slightly from the final product**
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