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Stuffed animals with interchangeable ears, arms, and legs.
Stuffed animals with interchangeable ears, arms, and legs.
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chimera |kīˈmi(ə)rə (noun)

Genetics  an organism composed of two or more genetically distinct tissues, as an organism that is partly male and partly female, or an artificially produced individual having tissues of several species.

INTRODUCING CHIMERAS!

What if a bunny wants to swing from trees? What if a monkey really likes carrots? What if an elephant wants to fly? What if a bat wants to be super strong?

Chimeras make all of this possible. With interchangeable ears, arms, and legs, Chimeras makes plush toys more dynamic and more fun.

Chimeras will come in pairs, so that kids can start exchanging body parts immediately. The first two pairs are Monkey & Bunny and Elephant & Bat.

Ages: 3+.

MANUFACTURING

We have selected a great plush toy manufacturer. We've worked with them in the past, and we're confident in their quality. They made the samples in our video, and the factory is ready to begin production immediately. We're confident that the initial run will ship this November, in time for holiday gifts. 

Please note: the colors of the samples in the video are not the final production colors. The final colors will be as close as possible to the colors in the concept art/renderings.

FUNDRAISING

We're raising money on Kickstarter for our initial production run. The factory has minimum order quantities based on the fabric they have to purchase, and we need to create a custom injection mold for our ball-and-socket popping connector.

ABOUT US

Rich and I are two designers based in Portland, Oregon. I have a background in product design, with experience at Apple and Mattel (Yes, I designed Barbies). Rich has a background in graphic design (Those are his kids in the video). We met in architecture graduate school, and we started a firm that does all three: graphic design, product design and architecture.

We also manufacture and distribute our own products. Our first company was iLoveHandles, an Apple accessories company. Chimeras is our first toy.

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    2D CHIMERAS.
    You get a 7.5"x9" sheet of Chimeras stickers to mix 'n' match. (Please add $5 for shipping outside of the US).

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    PLUSH KEYCHAIN. You get a plush keychain made from one of the Chimeras' body parts: a lucky rabbit foot, a magical bat wing, a mischievous monkey arm, or a floppy elephant ear. (Please add $5 for shipping outside of the US).

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    ONE SPECIES.
    You get one species of Chimeras: Monkey, Bunny, Elephant, or Bat. (Please add $10 for shipping outside of the US).

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    TWO SPECIES.
    You get a pair of two species of Chimeras: Monkey & Bunny or Elephant & Bat. (Please add $10 for shipping outside of the US).

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    FOUR SPECIES.
    You get a complete set of all four species of Chimeras. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US).

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    ANY FIVE PAIRS.
    You get five pairs of your choosing. (Please add $30 for shipping outside of the US).

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    CUSTOM ANIMAL + FOUR SPECIES.
    Want lion or penguin Chimeras? We'll work with you to design one custom animal, and we may even add it to the second set of animals we release. You also get a full set of the four original Chimeras. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US).

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    Pledge $320 or more About $320

    10 MONKEY & BUNNY SETS AND 10 BAT & ELEPHANT SETS. You get 10 sets of each pair of Chimeras, 20 pairs total. (Please add $100 for shipping outside of the US).

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    FOUR CUSTOM ANIMALS + FOUR SPECIES. You get to choose four custom animals, and we'll work with you to design your very own set. You also get a full set of the four original Chimeras. (Please add $50 for shipping outside of the US).

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Funding period

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