Hello from all of us here at Tasty Peach Studios! We are very excited for our next plush Kickstarter!
What is Tasty Peach Studios? We are a sweet, unique boutique that sells adorable, indie merchandise inspired by Japan! Every character and design is made by our artist with love and care. We started off in 2007 in our Etsy shop crafting handmade clay charms and jewelry. Since then we have grown to become one of the leading Indie brands on the convention circuit, providing high quality metal jewelry, accessories, plush, apparel, and so much more!
So why Kickstarter? With the success of our Giant Meowchi Plush Kickstarter, we decided to release 2 new Giant Meowchi, as part of a series 2!
Kickstarter is a great way for us to gauge interest in these characters, as well as a fantastic way to fund production costs for a project with many character designs. Plush projects can be very costly up front, especially with how many characters we have! So thank you in advance for your consideration to our campaign!
Every character from Tasty Peach is created with care, and our artist is passionate about consistency, cuteness, and quality. Series 2 Giant Meowchi are just a small taste of what's to come with the giants! Let's meet our two newest kittens!
Concepting a character starts with something as simple as a thought - from eating a snack, a feeling from a song, or even a favorite color! Every character created has a life of its own and we hope that with this project we can bring even more characters to life in plush form!
When getting any plush made, there are always many steps from start to finish. The Meowchi started off as a concept design that went through multiple revisions, however as these are cut from a lot of the same patterns as my Series 1 Giant Meowchi, they were very fast prototypes to make.
The Concept design is the little seed, the beginnings of your plush. The stronger your concept design, the easier your vision can be met by the manufacturing designers. You might have 5, 10, 15 revisions to the plush before it's ready to go.
Here are the concepts & prototype plush design for these cuties! There are still a few small tiny things to work on and updates will continue to post as we go along!
This Kickstarter is all about the plush and bringing both Giant Vampire Prince & Giant Pumpkin Meowchi to life! That's where you come in! Each pledge helps us get closer and closer to our needed production goal. Let's take a closer look at each design!
- Size: 15 inches long by 12 inches tall.
- Material: Soft minky material with polyester filling.
- Details: Fully embroidered features and small extras.
Since these are not 100% perfected prototypes, there will be slight revisions or changes, and possible small adjustments pre-production. The rest of the steps from there are quite simple. For example, Vampire's wings need slight size adjustment.
If this project gets fully funded, both plush will go right into pre-production! Depending on the order, production time runs 1 to 2 months with a bit of wiggle room for a small increase in order and quality control. Since our first Kickstarter, we have learned quite a bit, we have overestimated an extra month just in case this Kickstarter also goes above and beyond! This way if we need to double our initial order we have the time set aside to do so from the start!
Shipment to Our Warehouse
Shipping time can take up to 2 months to get to us, as we use boat shipments to receive the plush. This also includes possible customs checks and possible delays. May - June 2019 is when we are estimating fulfillment to begin. If all plush and backer rewards are finished early however, we will begin fulfillment immediately! We will make additional updates if products arrive early!
Here are closer looks at the additional items in the collection tiers! You can also add them to your tier via Backer Kit after the campaign
A silky soft lanyard of our favorite Halloween kittens, spiders, and fall leaves.
- Size: 5/8" wide band with a 36" circumference!
- Material: Silk Soft material that does not irritate skin. Claw clasp end.
- Style: Full Color CMYK transfer printing.
A Kickstarter Exclusive enamel pin of our favorite Halloweeen cats!
- Size: 2 inches wide.
- Style: Two pin backing to keep them in place.
- Material: Rose Gold Metal.
- Finish: Hard enamel. Metal clutch.
Vampire Prince gets his own tee! This adorable and spoopy design will delight all of you Halloween lovers~
- Style: Tee Shirt
- Womens Sizes: Small - XXL Fitted.
- Mens/Unisex Sizes: Small - XXL Standard.
- Material: Soft 100% cotton tee, preshrunk, with traditional soft inks.
- February - March 2019 : Kickstarter Campaign
- March - April 2019 : Pre-Production & Finalized Samples
- April 2018 - May 2019 : Production
- June - July 2019 : Shipping to Warehouse
- August - September 2019 : Start Shipment to Backers!
- End September 2019 : Conclude Shipments
Shipping costs vary depending on weight and location as well as the box they come in. Remember they are pretty huge! We try our best to estimate costs for shipments using multiple calculations and rate types.
Prototypes are for the most part set. Outside of a few small adjustments, we are almost ready to go for production! Once completed & sent for in-hand approval, we will post them in the updates area. As we are getting in-hand samples, this should keep all production issues to a minimum.
If issues with production arise ( damages, incorrect color, mistakes on the manufacturers' part ) we will notify all backers immediately about any possible delays!
Below are a few extra goals, that if hit, will unlock more cute goodies! Can be more plush, freebies for specific tiers, exclusives, and much more!
More goals to be added as we unlock what is shown!
Kickstarter updates will be made through Kickstarter, however we have tons of fun posts on all our social media platforms! Follow us on any or all of these for tons of art, info, videos, and more!
Risks and challenges
Tasty Peach Studios has been manufacturing, producing, shipping, and organizing large plush projects for the past 9 years now! We have 4 Kickstarters under our belt and have learned quite a bit since our first experience!
From manufacturer delays and lost shipments, to damaged shipping containers and stolen merchandise, we've experienced most every problem and obstacle one could actually encounter in the plush manufacturing process. Over the years, we've solved these problems and moved forward successfully to be the top indie plush brand on the convention circuit today.
Series 2 Giant Meowchi are our current focus, so nothing will take priority over this project! Additionally, there is no outside company involved with the review and approval of this project. All we need is approval from you, our fans.
We strive to be extremely transparent with our fan base and pride ourselves on proper, consistent, & open communication with them if any problems arise. If there are any issues with this project, they will be messaged promptly to all backers so that they are aware of them in detail with the steps we are taking to correct them.
Thank you for reading our Kickstarter and we hope to be sending you a giant fluffy plush friend soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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