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**Update - all contributions will be matched 100% at the end of the project by a project fan!  Your contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated!**

My name is Sarah Flake and I'm the creator of Flaky Friends: plush with issues.  I'm a full time toy maker with more ideas than steampower and am attempting to get one of my most popular designs, Mr. Bones, produced in a limited edition of 1,200 pieces.  I've been making this item myself, however after making over 400 of him, I'm ready to let someone else make him so I can focus on creating new designs.  I've personally sewn over 3,000 plushies and created hundreds of unique plush characters based on my doodles.  You can see many of my creations and my online shop at www.flakyfriends.com.  I've created a very successful business and my customers love my unique style.

Mr. Bones is my original design that I've silkscreened into a funky, rattly delight. He is a great toy for all ages and is safe for infants and grandpas alike.  I currently sell him online, at local events, and wholesale to comic book shops.    He retails at $12.  I've already shipped my sample to a factory in China, have a solid quote on pricing to get him into production and I now just have to snap my fingers and they'll start cranking him out. I would have the green version produced. The kickstarter project costs include:

  • Prototype fees
  • Shipping
  • Safety testing to ensure a quality, safe product
  • Barcode Fee
  • Hangtags
  • Trademark Application fee

I've been making and selling toys since 2008 and my business has grown to the point where the orders are more than I can handle on my own and I need to consider how to best grow my company.  I have 4 other designs that I'd also like to have manufactured, and any money this Kickstarter project earns beyond the goal will be applied to their manufacturing costs.

My goal is to be the Anti-Beanie Baby and have every kid in the universe have one of my twisted toys to give them a twisted grin.  I'd love to continue growing my business and unless I forsake sleep altogether, this is my best idea.

Thanks so much for your time and I hope you'll support me and other indie toy makers in our quest to keep people smiling!  If you have any questions regarding this project, please email me at flakyfriends@gmail.com.  Happy Holidays!

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    A thank you shout out on my website, www.flakyfriends.com with a link to your personal site.

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    Previous reward, as well as the Flaky Friends character zine (small, homemade pamphlet) with my illustrations and funny background stories for 12 of my most popular characters from www.flakyfriends.com.

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    All previous rewards, as well as the final plush toy of Mr. Bones after manufacturing is completed.

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    All previous rewards, as well as my other popular, mustachioed handmade toy, Monsieur Carrot, the evil French carrot as seen here: http://tinyurl.com/7bkq3fe

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    All previous rewards, as well as my handmade toy, the U.F.C. fighter, Black Eyed Pea. Black Eyed Pea can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/77b39wr

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    All previous rewards, as well as me creating a handmade plush character to sell on my website, www.flakyfriends.com with your personality and name for at least one year. All personalities welcome!

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    All previous rewards including a custom made plushie of your choice up to 14" tall and sticker of my illustrated Mr. Bones. Send me a drawing or an idea and I'll make it in plush and send it to you. You dream it, I make it. But I'm really bad at making clothes...think naked!

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    All previous rewards as well as
    1. My undying gratitude
    2. Any three of my handmade plush toys as seen on www.flakyfriends.com
    3. Your name/website listed as a sponsor at www.flakytown.com
    4. Inclusion on my Christmas card list
    5. A free place to stay when you come to Vegas
    6. Did I mention my undying gratitude, and of course
    7. Bragging rights that you got in on the ground level of the next big toy empire!

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