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Natural Pop presents a good fox buddy who is soft and sweet!
Natural Pop presents a good fox buddy who is soft and sweet!
167 backers pledged $7,909 to help bring this project to life.

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Like the Forest Friend Fox Plush, the Arctic Friend fox plush is made of soft minky fabric, and is 9.5" tall, >4" wide and has a 3" tail. The body is all white with a little extra chest fur to keep him warm in the winter. As previously mentioned, plush production has a hefty price. This warm buddy will unlock at the $11,300 mark.

 

The $7,100 stretch goal brings you more Forest Friends Pins with the Fancy Raccoon, Fancy Bear, Fancy Deer, and Fancy Wolf! They will be 1.25" at their tallest or widest, and run $10 each (plus shipping, which isn't extra if you've already paid for it).

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

 

The Fancy Arctic Fox Pin be unlocked at $6,600. Like the Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin, they will be 1.25" at their tallest or widest, and run $10 each (plus shipping, which isn't extra if you've already paid for it).

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

Hello, I'm Anne Marie, and I am the sole proprietor and designer of the tiny business Natural Pop. While I've worked as an independent creator for nearly a decade, Natural Pop has only existed since 2013. My business specializes in handmade plush toys and jewelry, which are sold online and at events across the US. 

My life is overflowing with cute things, my work is made up of cute things, my cooking utensils are cute, and my two cats are pretty adorable too. Making cute things is my passion, and I want to make more than ever with the help of a manufacturer.

Currently and over the years, Natural Pop's best selling charm is a minimalist fox, and the best selling plush is a fox based off the same design. The fox plush was also one of the more labor-intensive plushies I carried, and it was difficult to keep up with the demand. Last February, I decided to start the manufacturing process in order to create an even better fox plush that can meet demand.

This project had no "Just in case" fund in effort to keep the goal as low as possible. Now it has been successfully funded. Past the $6,100 goal and up to the $7,100 stretch goal, the funds will be used for the following:

  • $100+ will be going to Kickstarter
  • $350 will be used as a "Just in case" fund
  • $550 is for the production of the Fancy Forest Friends Enamel Pins

Past the $7,100 stretch goal and up to the $11,300 stretch goal:

  • $3,825 for the production of the Arctic Friend Fox Plush
  • $400+ would go to Kickstarter

Below is a pie chart of the cost breakdown for this campaign up to $6,100. About 83% of the cost is plush production, and the other 17% will go to fees, shipping supplies, and the smaller rewards.

 

To keep the goal as low as possible, shipping is a separate cost from most rewards. Shipping in the U.S. starts at $3 and goes up to $15. Shipping outside the U.S. starts at $13 and goes up to $25.

These "Fancy Fox" designs were made specifically for this Kickstarter campaign! The two will be featured on the desktop wallpapers, postcards, and stickers.

The enamel pin will feature the red version of the new "Fancy Fox" design and will be 1.25" at its tallest.
 

The classic 1" wooden fox charm can arrive on a necklace or strap/zipper pull.

This poly tote bag is 14-3/4" tall and 13-3/4" wide with 28" long handles, and is 50% made of recycled materials. It will be screen printed with a 1-color version of the classic fox.

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. This fox was created with the Solid Coated Pantone color 3588 C.) 

If you have a pet or there is an animal you feel particular too, you can get your own custom animal charm through the second and third "Whole Thing" rewards.

Another collection I am known for is my "Just My Type" necklaces. I've never made custom type necklaces for anyone, so this is your chance to get one (or two)! I'll take whatever word or short phrase and laser cut it into a custom piece. This reward is available with the third "Whole Thing" reward.

If there is a rewards package that doesn't include the rewards you're looking for (e.g. you want to add an enamel pin to a 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.

**Music in the video provided by M R L N

 

Risks and challenges

I am very familiar with the work of all companies involved with backer rewards, and have successfully run a previous Kickstarter campaign. In the previous Kickstarter campaign, I learned a costly lesson in shipping. This time around, the cost of shipping (not including the supplies) will be separate from most rewards. The plush design process itself took nine months, and plush manufacture will take a while too. It's why I've allowed for a generous amount of time between the ending of the Kickstarter and the shipping of the plushies. 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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    Desktop Wallpapers

    Two desktop wallpapers featuring fancy forest foxes

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    Postcard & Stickers

    One thank you postcard and two gloss vinyl stickers (8cm at their tallest)

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    • Vinyl Gloss Sticker
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    Enamel Pin

    One enamel pin of a fancy forest fox

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    Classic Fox Charm

    Natural Pop's best selling wooden fox charm on a necklace or phone strap/zipper pull

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    Small Rewards Pack

    One enamel pin of a fancy forest fox and Natural Pop's classic wooden fox charm on a necklace or phone strap/zipper pull

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    • Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin
    • Classic Fox Charm on a Necklace or Strap/Zipper pull
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    Tote Bag

    A 1-color screen printed poly tote bag with Natural Pop's classic fox

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    Forest Friend Fox Plush

    One Forest Friend Fox Plush

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    EARLY BIRD Forest Friend Fox Plush

    This is a a special offer is for those who pledge first! The first 15 backers of this reward for one Forest Friend Fox Plush will save money on shipping.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    EARLY BIRD Enamel Pin Set

    The stretch goals for all enamel pins have been unlocked! Get ALL SIX pins for only $45 and save on shipping!

    Includes:
    • Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin
    • Fancy Arctic Fox Enamel Pin
    • Fancy Raccoon Enamel Pin
    • Fancy Bear Enamel Pin
    • Fancy Wolf Enamel Pin
    • Fancy Deer Enamel Pin
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    Two Forest Friend Fox Plushies

    Two Forest Friend Fox Plushies

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    EARLY BIRD Two Forest Fox Plushies

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    Three Forest Friend Fox Plushies

    Maybe you have three friends who love foxes! Perhaps you have 3 little nephews who would love to take a nap with this cuddly fox! MAYBE you just want three of these guys because they are SO GOOD!

    This reward is for three Forest Friend Fox Plushies!

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    Whole Thing

    All of the rewards listed above!

    Includes:
    • Forest Friend Fox Plush
    • 1-Color Screenprint Tote Bag
    • Classic Fox Charm on a Necklace or Strap/Zipper pull
    • Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin
    • Postcard
    • Vinyl Gloss Sticker
    • Desktop Wallpaper
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    Whole Thing (w/ Two Fox Plushies)

    All of the rewards listed above, plus an extra Forest Friend Fox Plush

    Includes:
    • Forest Friend Fox Plush
    • 1-Color Screenprint Tote Bag
    • Classic Fox Charm on a Necklace or Strap/Zipper pull
    • Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin
    • Postcard
    • Vinyl Gloss Sticker
    • Desktop Wallpaper
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    Whole Thing (w/ Custom Work)

    All rewards, plus a 5" x 7" print of a custom animal of your choice, and a charm of that same animal

    Includes:
    • Forest Friend Fox Plush
    • Classic Fox Charm on a Necklace or Strap/Zipper pull
    • 1-Color Screenprint Tote Bag
    • Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin
    • Postcard
    • Vinyl Gloss Sticker
    • Desktop Wallpaper
    • 5" x 7" Custom Animal Print
    • Custom Animal Charm
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    Whole Thing (w/ More Custom Work)

    All rewards, plus a 5" x 7" print of a custom animal of your choice, a charm of that same animal, and two custom type necklaces with any word/name or 2-3 word phrase

    Includes:
    • Forest Friend Fox Plush
    • Classic Fox Charm on a Necklace or Strap/Zipper pull
    • Fancy Forest Fox Enamel Pin
    • 1-Color Screenprint Tote Bag
    • Postcard
    • Vinyl Gloss Sticker
    • Desktop Wallpaper
    • 5" x 7" Custom Animal Print
    • Custom Animal Charm
    • Custom Type Necklace
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Funding period

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