They're finally here! The Foxkeh plush toys!
The adorable plush toy is already a hit in the office.
But, we only have a few prototypes on hand, so we regret to say that the toys can't be delivered to each one of our Foxkeh fans... Could this go into mass production if there's enough public demand?!
As this entry is about the plush toy introduction, we would like to show you how the Foxkeh doll was born.
These rough sketches were drawn to visualize the plush toy. The poses and specifications were discussed using these sketches. The pose we decided on has Foxkeh looking up at us as he sits on a desk.
Orthographic projections of the head and body viewed from the front, side, and above were sketched. Different body parts were drawn from various angles to detail the parts that were not visible in the original rough sketches.
Colored illustrations based on original rough sketches were used to discuss the colors and fabric for the toy. It is difficult to express color gradation in plush toys, so two different illustrations were made, one with the original gradient tail and another with the two colored tail, with the latter to be used for the plush toy design.
The manufacturer picked some sample fabrics and colors to match the colored illustrations. A short fur fabric was used for Foxkeh's body to make him lean, and a long fur fabric was used to emphasize his flaming tail.
Here is the domestic prototype created by a craftsman.
Bell-shaped head! Neck's too thick! Scary looking mouth! Snout is too short! Requests to correct these points were relayed via retouched and red-penned photos so that Foxkeh can look more like our intended design.
After all the corrections were made, an order was placed to the Chinese factory, and here is the final design of the Foxkeh toy!
The snout is longer and the mouth smaller, which makes him look sharper. It is different from the original illustration, but he is one handsome fox. What do you think?
If you see him at events, have some fun with him!