Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Custom plush monsters from FAO Schwarz

Cool idea, although absurdly expensive:

Make all those imaginary monsters come to life with our Make-My-Own-Monster Custom Design Kit. We've partnered with the talented designers and artisans at the North American Bear Co. to offer this extraordinary chance to design your very own one-of-a-kind monster.

The experience begins when you receive the Make-My-Own-Monster Design Kit, that includes colored pencils, paper, and a detailed questionnaire. With this kit you create not only what the monster looks like, but you also create a story about the monster and describe his or her personality.

Once you've completed the kit and sent it in, the designers at North American Bear Co. will faithfully reproduce your design as a plush monster, including a descriptive hang-tag that tells the story of your monster as you have described it and identifies you as the creator.

The artwork you submit must be your own unique creation. We cannot accept any copy of already existing monsters, toys, stuffed doll, characters, or brands. From your original artwork your monster will be a soft, huggable two-dimensional plush item approximately 20 inches tall.

The price is an absurd $250, although there are some already completed creations (pictured above) available for $18. Via Thingamababy.