Tux, the Linux penguin is adorable and cuddly. He embodies all that is good with computing. Everyone needs a Stuffed Tux!
Tux, the Linux penguin is adorable and cuddly. He embodies all that is good with computing. Everyone needs a Stuffed Tux! Read more
About this project
The ultimate goal is to produce a line of plush toys that depict Tux, the Linux penguin mascot. To many, this little guy represents all that is wholesome and pure in technology. Many cheap knockoff penguin toys have been tried, but currently, the market seems to offer no such toy. Tux is cute and cuddly; and an inspiration to Linux lovers everywhere! In order to make it a cost effective venture, I have to order over a thousand of them.
As soon as the project is launched, I'll begin narrowing own the suppliers I've been contacting.
We'll then go through a rigorous prototype and quality control phase where I'll make sure the design, cuteness, and materials all meet the high standards necessary to make this a success!
This is a labor of love, not a labor of profit. My ultimate passion is to make this Stuffed Tux become a reality!
Risks and challenges
Quality control is crucial. Tux must be made of soft, lasting material. He must also be affordable, staying true to the open source mindset. The likeness of Tux.
Stuffed Tux MUST resemble the original Linux Tux drawing, originally drawn by Larry Ewing in 1996. I will carefully balance the legacy look of Tux with the cuteness of a huggable stuffed toy.
Occasionally, sites will carry a stuffed Tux toy, but the quality and appearance isn't quite what makes me think of cute, cuddly Tux.
I'm currently working on a stuffed Tux project in hopes I can build an attractive Tux in at least two sizes (12" tall and 24" tall). I'd like to master a 36" Tux as well, but that's a lot of fabric to waste in an experiment, so the smaller sizes will come first. The goal and scope for this product is a line of approx 12" plush toys that really look like Tux, The Linux Penguin.
This little guy brings hope and peace to a world of otherwise monopolized operating systems. I have passion for this because everyone deserves a Stuffed Tux!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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