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Morris, an interactive stuffed animal that encourages you to turn him inside out and explore his innards.
Morris, an interactive stuffed animal that encourages you to turn him inside out and explore his innards.
807 backers pledged $46,080 to help bring this project to life.

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Where in the world did Morris come from?

Morris started as an exploration of material textures, his fantastic form was inspired by the real fish that inhabit our Earth. I wanted to make an object that showcased the unique and often overlooked sense of touch. Morris offers a new and playful way to experience everyday materials!

 

 

Why am I Kickstarting Morris?

I'd like to make a limited production run of Morris so he can be accessible to lots of people — whoever wants a Morris can get one! After I posted the first Morris online he was quickly picked up and featured by several blogs like Gizmodo and Notcot. As his picture was passed around the internet, I received lots of emails from people wanting a Morris of their own. In order to make Morris accessible to more people, I began to search for a way to produce a limited run at a market price.

 

Where is Morris made?

To facilitate the production process, I've partnered with Big Idea Design LLC located in Schaumburg, IL. They have years of experience managing high-volume factory production and have been a part of several successful Kickstarter campaigns. We have been working together to select a factory, source materials and refine samples for the first production run. 

 

How will the Kickstarter funds be used?

A majority of the funds will go towards placing the minimum 1,000 unit factory order and shipping the fish from the factory to each backer. Another small percentage of the money is set aside by Kickstarter as a fee. The rest will be used to cover all overhead costs for running and creating the Kickstarter campaign. Any stretch goal funds will be used to fund another limited run of Morris or to design a new reversible animal!

 

Morris?? That's a strange name for a fish...

Morris is named after all of my dead goldfish. As a child, every time I got a new goldfish I would name it Morris and it would inevitably die, as goldfish eventually do. Their memories can now live on through the immortal toy Morris fish.  

 

Risks and challenges

Morris is ready for production, several sets of factory samples have successfully been created. This Kickstarter campaign is the final step towards Morris' release into the world. With your support we can make the minimum order for a production run!

If any hiccups occur during factory production I am confident that Big Idea Design and I can work together to overcome these obstacles.

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FAQ

  • If Morris if fully funded he will be sent to backers in June 2017.
    As soon as I receive funds from Kickstarter I'll place the order and Morris will be on his way!

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  • Morris is approximately 14 inches in length.

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  • To facilitate the production process, I've partnered with Big Idea Design LLC located in Schaumburg, IL. We have sourced Morris' fabrication from Dongguan Yalin Toys Co., Ltd. located in Shenzhen, China.
    http://www.yl-toys.com/

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  • Morris (his guts included) are more inspired by real fish. I hope he can encourage a curiosity about the nature of our insides, biology, and the critters around us.

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    One Fish

    One Fish: A Morris fish of your very own from the first factory run!

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    Two Fish

    Two Fish: Two Morris fishes of your very own from the first factory run. Give one to a friend or keep them both for yourself!

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    Signed Fish

    Signed Fish: Get a Morris fish signed by Rachel in embroidery thread from the first factory run!

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    Four Fish

    As per a backer request
    Get four Morris fishes of your very own from the first factory run!

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    School of Fish

    School of Fish: Get a school of 10 Morris fish! Great for gifts or boutique stores.

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    Custom Reversible Animal

    Custom Reversible Animal: One custom animal of your choice handcrafted by myself. We'll sit down in person or over video conference (depending on distance) to design your animal together.

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