JUNGLE PLUSH™ is a new small toy company that we've started with one idea in mind... We want to be your source for the coolest and most original selection of dinosaur and wild animal plush toys ever created! There's currently very little available when it comes to plush dinos and other extinct wild animals. With your help, we will make JUNGLE PLUSH™ your home for all of your favorite plush buddies.
Why dinosaurs first?
Though extinct, there are not many other animals that lived on this planet with the power of capturing a child's imagination as much as dinosaurs do.
Reading and learning about these amazing creatures for many of us awakens a sense of love and curiosity for our natural world, and helps to develop an early interest for science.
Kids who play with dinosaur toys get inspired. Some of these kids end up becoming our future scientists, archaeologists, biologists, geologists, and surely paleontologists.
When we started to think about our product, our goal was to create dinosaur plush toys that are not only fun, but also accurate and educational. Many of the dinosaur and wild animal plush toys you see on shelves today are depicted wrongly, and have many anatomical flaws that any child can easily identify (plenty of three- fingered T. rex hands is just one example).
We are not paleontologists, but we aim to make our plushies in a way so that any young dino enthusiast can easily identify and learn about their favorite dinosaur, all while having fun at the same time.
The Tyrannosaurus rex plush is our first project.
We dedicated many hours into acquiring the skills needed for every step of this project. From rough drawings to final designs, and while looking for the best manufacturing option using only the best quality fabrics, we've ensured compliance with safety regulations and now have a final product that not only looks great, but feels great too.
Once we felt happy with the results, we showed the toy to a few independent local toy shops around London. Their response was really positive.
In the process, we met many lovely people that helped us a lot with their opinions and knowledge. Special thanks to UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters). We were invited to one of their events and had the chance to speak with the real experts on this matter, children... Their feedback couldn't be more exciting for us.. They loved it!
So, now we have this great prototype, but tight budget – not yet sufficient to produce the minimum quantities required for manufacturing.
The aim of this campaign is to raise the additional funds we need so we can begin the adventure for many little future scientists and paleontologists.
Help us inspire and educate the future.
The goal of £3000 is for:
- Production and shipping costs for the toys.
- UK Import taxes.
- Backers rewards.
- Kickstarter fees.
Jurassic Plush Tyrannosaurus rex
- Made with super soft fabric.
- Tested for health & safety by European Standards EN-71. CE Certified. Suitable for all ages.
- Size: 18" (45cm)
We made a bigger version of the T. rex.
They're made with the same fabric and they will be tested and CE certified as the other ones.
There's only 25 of them and, for now, they will be exclusively available for our Kickstarter backers.
We have more dinosaurs ready to be resurrected.
Apatosaurus, Triceratops and Spinosaurus will be next. We are also designing other awesome dinosaur plushies like Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Velociraptor and many more.
If we can reach the following stretch goals, we can start working in our laboratory to bring them back to life! (And they will become available for our backers, of course!).
Risks and challenges
The dinosaurs can eat the creators...
Now seriously, our T. rex (big and small) are finished.
Our manufacturer is just waiting for the green light to start with the production. At the moment we are working with them in the making of the next dinosaur.
We are pretty sure there is not going to be any production delays.
Some shipping delays may occur, but we will do our best to avoid them. However, if these happen we will let all backers know ASAP by all means possible.
Nobody will get charged if the project is not fully funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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