What are Kekitsune?
A playful pun on the Japanese words for Cake, 'Keki', and Fox, 'Kitsune', these little rascals will quickly cuddle their way into your heart! Created in 2015 by our artist, Ryan Zanfei, These delightful delicacies are quickly becoming a new staple character set of the Tasty Peach Studios brand, and have been needing some plush love for quite some time!
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 first Kickstarter, the Giant Meowchi Plush, we decided to give it another go with some of our other popular characters! Kickstarter will allow us to gauge interest for these new plush and allow us to get homes quickly for these fluffy sweeties!
We have grown since our last Kickstarter, and wish to continue to do so with each campaign! Since we have each plush pre-prototyped, they will be able to be shipped to your homes much faster, and with a larger order, this allows us to sell them at this backer exclusive price!
When getting any plush made, there are always many steps from start to finish. The Kekitsune & Friends started off as a concept design that went through multiple revisions. 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 & finished prototype plush design for these cuties!
Kekitsu was the very first cake fox designed. She's a Tiramisu Cake Fennec Fox. Her coloring is based off the Italian dessert with a bright cream colored mascarpone body, frothy white cream for the tips of her paws, face, belly, & feet, with a drizzle of coffee infused chocolate for her ears and tail!
Berri-Kei is a sweet Strawberry Shortcake Cape Fox. Her coloring is based off the sweet berries in the dessert and fresh cream! She has small berry details as well as a light cream colored sponge cake face/belly. Her original design concept did not call for lashes, however we have considered adding them to her eyes!
Marble is a sassy Chocolate Marble Hoary Fox. His coloring is based on a chocolate marble mix cake with dark chocolate details for his hair, paws, back, & tail! Along with a slightly creamy look for his face & belly!
Inukii the Shiba Inu is a very playful pup! The Shiba Inu is an adorable Japanese spitz breed of dog, and this little one is quite crafty to boot! He does adore a a good cuddle however!
Nocturii the Dragonfruit Bat is a very loving dragon. She has both a sweet and spicy side to her, so she'll always keep you on your toes! She has pose-able ears, extremely soft faux fur elements, and so many tiny details!
Since these are all perfected prototypes, there should be no further revisions or changes, outside of adding lashes to Berri-Kei, and possible small adjustments pre-production. The rest of the steps from there are quite simple.
If this project gets fully funded the plush will go right into 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. April 2018 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!
Choose from Berri-Kei, Kekitsu, Marble, Inukii or Nocturii for any plush tier! All 5 plush have been unlocked and are available!
Style: Plush Toy
Size: 16 inches tall
Materials: Minky fabric with embroidered details
Each lanyard design was designed with care! Set to represent the best of each character and their personalities. Designs from left to right as show are: Kekitsu Fox, Berri-Kei Fox, Marble Fox, Nocturii the Dragonfruit Bat, & Inukii the Shiba Inu.
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.
The Metal /Enamel charms & necklaces are all designed to bring a bit of happiness to your wardrobe! Each is carefully designed to bring out the playfulness in each character!
Designs from left to right as show are: Kekitsu Fox, Berri-Kei Fox, Marble Fox, Nocturii the Dragonfruit Bat, & Inukii the Shiba Inu.
Style: Metal Phone Charm/Zipper Pull
Size: roughly 1 to 1.1 inches for the charm.
Material: Hypoallergenic metal with a colored nylon strap.
Style: Metal Necklace
Size: roughly 1.5 to 1.6 inches for the charm.
Material: Hypoallergenic metal with a 18.5 inch chain.
Here are the Soft Vinyl Key-chains! The tough yet soft durable materials make this rubber key-chain a dream for your keys, bags, and more! Each key-chain was designed to be bright and happy!
Designs are as follows from left to right: Berri-Kei Fox, Marble Fox, Kekitsu Fox, Inukii the Shiba Inu, & Nocturii the Dragonfruit Bat.
Style: Soft Vinyl Key-chain
Size: roughly 2.5 to 2.6 inches for the charm.
Material: Soft PVC type materials with a Key ring.
Kekitsune Tee: An adorable, tee shirt featuring all 3 Kekitsune Cake Foxes! No need to choose a favorite with this tee! The addition of sweet, dripping frosting add the perfect final touch!
Inukii Tee: 'Let's Play' is a throw back to an old Inukii bag design! He's back with his little chicky plush! The Japanese onomatopoeia is 'paku paku' for a 'chew chew' sound while playing with his plush!
Nocturii Tee: Her very first tee design, Nocturii swoops in with a lovely heart and fruit motif! The Cherries and berries added give a subtle sweet touch, and the heart shape compliments the design for her nose!
Style: Tee Shirt
Womens Sizes: Small - XXL Fitted.
Mens/Unisex Sizes: Small - XXL Standard.
Material: Soft 100% cotton tee, pre shrunk, with traditional soft inks.
This means that you can choose -ANY- available and unlocked designs through the campaign! None of the tiers are design locked!
Don't see a combo with everything you're wanting? No worries! We will be opening a 'Backer Add On Shop' once the project reaches it's funding goal! For now, choose the option that best fits your current wants!
Remember, you get to choose the designs for every item in your tier!
So no need to worry about getting stuck with all the same character, you can mix & match everything in every tier!
You will get to pick your items after the campaign ends, in 30 days via Backer Survey. Your Backer Survey is sent to the email attached to your Kickstarter account! Please make sure your email address is current!
As these Cake Foxes are much more expensive to produce than smaller plush, the initial goal of this project is to raise $35,000 to order the minimum quantities of all three starting plush. This goal amount will also cover backer rewards as well as the Kickstarter/Stripe fees!
We’ve learned so much about how to get these cuties to you since our last Kickstarter! The plush themselves are not very wide and can squish better into boxes, leaving plenty of room for your extras, without increasing the costs. Adding shirts, jewelry, and other unlocked good will be much easier!
One of our main goals is to try and make shipping as reasonably affordable as possible! We have grown since our last Kickstarter and are proud to bring you what we have learned. We also have a plan on how tiers will ship out for fufillment.
We start with tiers in order, from the first tier all the way to the last. This way we can work in an assembly line type structure for all the main tiers and then add extras as we review each.
Shipping time will depend on location and which tier you fall under, however just like last time, we will have a solid plan of action for fufillment dates.
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!
Risks and challenges
Tasty Peach Studios has been manufacturing, producing, shipping, and organizing large plush projects for the past 7 years now! We have our first Kickstarter under our belt and have learned quite a bit from 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.
Kekitsune & Friends Kickstarter is 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.
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