How much will it cost to make my plush?
Your toy is unique, so before we determine a price, we have to consider several factors that can impact the cost of your toy. It is helpful if you have a budget in mind that you are comfortable spending. We can use that number as a starting point.
Some of the factors that will impact the cost are:
Quantity - The more plush toys you order, the less you pay per piece.
Quality - Your plush can be made from a huge variety of fabrics and materials, all varying levels of quality.
Add-ons - Do you want your plush to come in a package? Does it come with a book? Are there any accessories that come along with the toy?
Components - Does your plush have any electronic components? Does it speak, light up, or walk? These components will impact the price.
Details - Is your toy a cartoonish plush, or is it a realistic looking replica of your dog?
Obviously, there are a variety of ways we can make your toy more affordable if you are concerned about the price!
Is my idea safe with you?
Before we hear any details about your toy, we provide you with an NDA, assuring your safety.
That being said, we are not in this business to take the ideas of others. We have too many of our own to handle! Our passion is helping you make your dream plush a reality.
We know that once you've started working with us, you'll understand how much we value integrity and honesty. However, until you know that, we want you to feel comfortable that your idea is protected.
How long will it take to make my plush?
There are various stages to making a plush, and you may start working with us at any of the stages. Here are the standard stages and average times for each stage:
Designing a Prototype: approximately 2-4 weeks, 1-2 weeks per revision round
(If you have an idea, but don't have an image of exactly what you want it to look like, we can design it for you.)
Initial Prototype: approximately 3-4 weeks, 1-2 weeks per revision round
(Photos of your plush toy sample will be emailed to you throughout the revisions process. Once you approve of your plsuh toy, your first production sample will be shipped to you for your in-hand review. After you give your final approval, then 50% of your manufacturing deposit payment is due. Then we proceed to production.)
Production: approximately 4-6 weeks
(This time can vary based on level of detail and labor intensity.)
Delivery: 4-5 weeks by sea, 7-14 days by air
(Air shipping is more expensive, especially if you have ordered a large quantity.)
***These times are estimates, and can be impacted by number of revisions, Chinese holidays, and time it takes client to respond.
What if I am not ready to start, but I just have questions?
We were in your shoes once, and we wish we would have reached out and spoken with someone sooner, even before we were ready for a quote.
At Dream Custom Plushies, we love to share our knowledge and experience to help others acheive their dream of creating a beautiful custom plush.
If you are not ready for a quote, please reach out via email or phone (617.921.2459). We would love to help no matter where you are in the process.
Am I going to be able to afford this?
Creating a custom plush, especially if you hope to sell it, is a big commitment. But before you decide it will be too expensive, reach out. We have solutions to help anyone who is committed make their dream plush become reality!
Do I need to have a professional drawing of my toy to have a prototype made?
Not at all! When we started, all we had was a sketch done by our 9-year-old, and an idea.
Our expert designer will talk to you about your goals for your toy (do you want it to be snuggly? Does it need to sit up? Does it have any special functions?) and then design your perfect toy for you.
I had a plush designed and I hate it. Can you help?
Absolutely! This is one of our specialties. Maybe you worked with a factory that didn't understand your vision, and your plush came out looking different than you expected. This is why we work with a very talented US-based designer. She will listen to your ideas, and make your dream custom plush perfect.