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Natural Pop presents a soft and sweet buddy ready for an adventure or a nice quiet day at home
105 backers pledged $5,501 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you to all those who pledged and/or shared! Below is a list of stretch goals, as well as more information on the campaign and its rewards.

The $7,500 goal will unlock the travel-sized Forest Friend Fox Plush, which will be 5" tall (about 53% of the size). It will be made of soft minky fabric with embroidered details, and will also have a small loop at the top of its head, so that it may be used as a bag charm. Pledges for the travel-sized Forest Friend Fox will start at $15 (plus shipping).

*This image is a mock-up only, and not the final product.

The Fancy Spring Fox enamel pin will be 1.25" at its tallest, and run $10 each (plus shipping, which isn't extra if you've already paid for it with a different reward).

*Pins are not pictured at actual size.
**Backing card artwork isn't final.

The Four Seasons Fox Pin Pack will include the Spring Fox Enamel Pin pictured with the $3,500 stretch goal, as well as the Summer Island Fox, Arctic Fox, and Fall Fox. Each pin will be 1.25" at its tallest. The Pin Pack will be $35 (plus shipping, which isn't extra if you've already paid for it with a different reward).

*Please keep in mind, lighting and individual monitor settings can create color differences in photos versus actual product.

The $5,500 stretch goal will unlock the Fancy Forest Friends Pin Pack. This is an 8-pin pack including:

  • Spring Fox
  • Summer Island Fox
  • Fall Fox
  • Arctic Fox
  • Wolf
  • Raccoon
  • Bear
  • Deer

Each pin is 1.25" at it tallest or widest. The 8-Pin Pack will be $70 (plus shipping, which isn't extra if you've already paid for it with a different reward).

*Please keep in mind, lighting and individual monitor settings can create color differences in photos versus actual product. 

**Backing card artwork isn't final.

Hi there! My name is Anne Marie. After several years of working as an independent creator, I established Natural Pop in 2013. Natural Pop is a tiny business focused on the design and production of plush toys and jewelry, and operates mostly out of my home.

In 2017, the original Forest Friend Fox Plush campaign was a success thanks to pledges and online shares. While the initial goal was made, the stretch goal for Arctic Friend Fox Plush production could not be met. It took some time and some saving, but I am now ready to go through with its production. The success of this Kickstarter campaign would help me fund the cost of plush production as well as gauge interest in a different product.

The goal is lower thanks to summer profits, and also due to a smaller production quantity. The total cost of plush production will be $3,974. This campaign will covering 24% of the total cost of plush production. 

Below is a breakdown of how pledges will be used.

  • Shipping $400
  • Kickstarter $150
  • Money towards production $950

Shipping is a separate cost from most rewards. In the U.S., it starts at $5 and goes up to $15. International shipping starts at $17 USD and goes up to $30 USD. All customs forms will be filled out correctly.

Fridge Magnet 

A pledge of $10 (with free domestic and international shipping) will get you a Kickstarter-exclusive photo fridge magnet and a hand-written thank you note. The size of the magnet will vary, depending on the final pledge amount, but it will be at least 3.5” x 2”.

*Final product may not be exactly as pictured, but it will be of this good fox buddy taking a nice break at the beach

The Arctic Friend Fox Plush 

The Arctic Friend Fox Plush stands about 9.5" tall. It's over 4" wide and has a 3" tail. It is made of soft minky fabric, has a felted safety nose, and embroidered eyes. Pledges for the Arctic Fox Friend Plush start at $25 (plus shipping).

*Please keep in mind, lighting and individual monitor settings can create color differences in photos versus actual product.

The Forest Friend Fox Plush 

Did you miss out on the Forest Friend Fox Plush Kickstarter campaign? Here’s your chance to purchase it at a discounted price. The Forest Friend Fox plush is sold online for $30 (plus shipping). Pledging $100 (plus shipping) will reward backers with two Arctic Friend Fox plushies and two Forest Friend Fox plushies, plus the fridge magnet and a thank you note. Like the Arctic Friend Fox Plush, the Forest Friend Fox Plush stands about 9.5" tall. It's over 4" wide and has a 3" tail.

*Please keep in mind, lighting and individual monitor settings can create color differences in photos versus actual product. 

The Skeleton Deer Plush

Throughout the campaign, there have been three Kickstarter Live streams of the making of a Skeleton Deer Plush. You can catch a condensed version of her completion here. While she is not a fox, her making was a demonstration of the plush-making process. She is one-one-of-a-kind, and handmade of recycled felt. Standing at about 8" tall and 6" wide, she is both cute and spooky! This reward is available through the Top Tier Pack.

*Please keep in mind, lighting and individual monitor settings can create color differences in photos versus actual product. 

 If there is a rewards package that doesn't include the rewards you're looking for (e.g. you want to add a fridge magnet to one plush), you can increase your pledge by your total amount of add-ons in the "Pledge Amount" box. When the Kickstarter project ends, you will receive a survey and you can note which add-ons you wanted.

Without the success of the Forest Friend Fox Plush, this project wouldn't be on Kickstarter. I'm hoping this will be the start of a whole menagerie of Animal Friends Plushies. Thank you again, to all 167 backers of my previous project, and also to all of the countless people who shared, retweeted, reblogged, and posted it.

*Kawaii beats in the video provided by ALISA

Risks and challenges

I ran two successful Kickstarter campaigns, and have previously worked with all companies involved with backer rewards. In both of my previous Kickstarter campaigns, I learned shipping always costs more than expected. For this campaign, shipping will be separate from most rewards and will be 27% of the total goal.

Another shipping issue was in regards to international shipping. During my previous Kickstarter campaign, there was a request to falsify information on customs forms after the campaign was over. This time, there is a statement on the project informing international customers that customs forms will have the correct quantities and value.

After the close of the Forest Friend Fox Plush KS Project, there was an unexpected amount of dropped pledges. This caused several of the enamel pins to be produced as acrylic pins. Backers were contacted, and we were able to work out solutions. This time, I am working directly with the factory to remove the cost of a third party, and have allowed more room in the stretch goals for enamel pins.

Plush manufacture takes months. It’s why I’ve allowed extra time for the estimated delivery date just in case. I don't anticipate delays due to the amount of allowed time for shipping, but I will notify backers immediately if there are any issues.

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    EARLY BIRD One Arctic Friend Fox Plush

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    Four Seasons Fox Pin Pack

    One of each fox pin

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    • 1x Fancy Spring Fox Pin
    • 1x Fancy Summer Island Fox Pin
    • 1x Fancy Fall Forest Fox Pin
    • 1x Fancy Winter Fox Pin
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    EARLY BIRD 2x Arctic Friend Fox Plushies

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    Two Arctic Friend Fox Plushies

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    Eight-Pin Pack

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    Three Arctic Friend Fox Plushies

    Three Arctic Friend Fox Plushies

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    Two Arctic & Two Forest Friend Plushies

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    • Thank You Note
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    The Top Tier Pack

    Includes:
    • 1x Fridge Magnet
    • Thank You Note
    • 2x Arctic Friend Fox Plushies
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    • 8x Pins of Your Choice
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