If you really care about getting all the tiny details right on your vinyl toys, 86fashion is the partner for you.
86fashion has been manufacturing vinyl figures for 45 years. Toymaking is all we do, and we won't let you down. One of the most common kinds of toys that we make is urban vinyl figures. They are modern, stylized, and bold, and a number of stylized characters fit this style of figure.
On this page, first we'll answer the top 3 questions we receive about transforming beloved characters into great custom vinyl figures.
Then we'll share all sorts of details on our vinyl figure design & manufacturing process – what design decisions need to be made, how we prototype vinyl figures, 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 – 26 weeks from concept to delivery
2-6 inch vinyl figures
Varies we build to your budgets
Reliable planning, quality and excellent communication
Top 3 Questions About Manufacturing PVC/Vinyl Figures
#1 How many toys: Quantities & Ideal Order Sizes
For mini vinyl toys of 2.5 inch tall, 3,000 toys would be our minimum order. We will typically make it to 1,500 toys for figures of 4' tall or greater. There is no issue with bigger orders for up to millions of toys.
If 1,500 or 3,000 vinyl toys are too much for your desires, polystone figurines are an option for you to consider.
#2 Timelines: Creation-to-Delivery
It takes about 20 to 26 weeks to design, prototype, manufacture and deliver an order of your custom 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' PVC vinyl figures are made-to-order and many variables affect pricing.
The cost to create an order of vinyl figures depends on:
Vinyl figure size
# of joints and accessories
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 action figures includes three parts:
Per unit For an order of 2,000 toys, most 5-inch tall vinyl toys with packaging cost between $6 and $10 each. For an order of 3,000 toys, 3-inch tall vinyl mini figures will vary from $4 to $8 each.
Setup Investments One-time costs for design work, prototyping, and tooling are additional and normally range between $10,000 to $18,000 or more, depending on the vinyl figure'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 action figure, 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!