So you're interested in making an order of plush toys? You've come to the right place!
86fashion has been manufacturing plush toys for 10 years. Toymaking is all we do, and we won't let you down.
On this page, first we'll answer the top 3 questions we receive about transforming beloved characters into fluffy custom plush toys.
Then we'll share all sorts of details on our plush toy design & manufacturing process – what design decisions need to be made, how we prototype plushies, and then how we manufacture them to become treasured toys and true collector's items.
We hope you'll like what you see, and that you'll contact us for an estimate.
20 – 24 weeks from concept to delivery
6 inch plush toys
Varies we build to your budgets
Reliable planning, quality and excellent communication
Top 3 Questions About Manufacturing Plush Toys
#1 How many toys: Quantities & Ideal Order Sizes
We can produce 2,000 or more plush toys per production run. Mini plush less than 6" tall are made in quantities or 3,000 or more.
We have experience with large, complex toy distributions and can readily support orders in the hundreds of thousands to millions.
#2 Timelines: Creation-to-Delivery
It takes about 20 to 24 weeks to design, prototype, manufacture and deliver an order of plushies. Some figures that have complex designs or that mix different materials or production techniques can take a bit longer.
“Rush” schedules are possible, but toys can only be made so quickly. Contact us to see what's possible for your project. For rush schedules review & approval stages are reduced and some additional rush costs apply.
#3 How much $: Costs & Budgets
Each of our clients' plushies are made-to-order and many variables affect pricing.
The cost to create an order of plush toys depends on:
Character design complexity
Plush toy size
# of joints and accessories
Fabrics and stuffing material
We Design to Budgets
Because we design and produce figures from scratch, we work backwards from budgets and program goals to help recommend the right features for your order. Contact us to discuss your goals and get an instant quote.
Budgeting for custom stuffed plushies includes three parts:
Per unit As one point of reference, 8” tall plush tend to be between $4 each and $6 each for an order of 2,000 plush. Mini plush tend to cost between $2.50 to $5 each for an order of 3,000 stuffed toys.
Setup Investments One-time costs for design work, prototyping, and tooling are additional and normally range between $1,000 to $2,000 or more, depending on the toy's complexity and reference artwork/assets available.
Freight Freight costs are billed separately and vary based on the order quantity, the size of the packaged plush toys, and the shipping destination. We can help with an estimate once we discuss your project.
Take a look at all of the different types of figures we've made so far, from designer's drawings to book illustrations, and original characters to look-alikes of friends and family. There is no limitation!