We've seen a lot of plush toys with some kind of electronic device inside them. As an example, the "Tickle Me Elmo" plush toy is one of the most popular ones around. It's easy to realize why they're very well liked with the kids. They make sounds! It's so easy. There are also a lot of stuffed animals that mimic the sounds in the animals actually representing and large stuffed toys playing recorded messages to really make it appear to be they're talking. So as being a plush inventor, should you decrease this path at the same time?
Let's discuss the great reasons for having plush toys that contain electronics first. Done correctly, it can add value to the toy. There's no doubt about this. Take for example stuffed animals. If they can make sounds in the animals actually patterned after, it adds value to the toy simply because they make it more realistic. Then there's the instance of large stuffed toys "talking". These toys are good for comfort. If you record inspirational messages and hang them inside toy, value is added to it. In addition, if you use the toy as being a promotional tool you are able to put a billboard or perhaps a sales message within it in promoting your products or services. Simply put, add electronics if you are sure that you are able to add value to the plush toys.
On one other hand, there are some disadvantages to putting electronics in stuffed toys. The most obvious an example may be the complexity. It goes without saying that putting electronics with your toys is a bit more complicated than merely causing them to be out of the box. There will usually be considered a box inside and sometimes, wires are put at the same time. These trigger the device to complete its thing. Because of this, you'll have to allot bigger investment. In addition, additionally, there are the potential of defects that can get a new overall quality of your respective toy. For example, the stuffed toy which has been making sounds in the past three years suddenly becomes "quiet" thus affecting the complete appeal in the toy. If the large stuffed toys suddenly stopped "talking", it won't be the same anymore. It's simply because they were marketed as toys with electronics inside them. There's also the fact that plush toys that will make sounds can be considered a little annoying for adults. It might sound silly but try stepping over a "Tickle Me Elmo" doll after 30 minutes when trying to create your son or daughter sleep.
All in all of the, it's a wise idea if you have the money and the idea to really make it work. Make sure that it adds value to the toy or efforts definitely won't be worth it. Aside from that, make sure that you partner with a trusted manufacturer. As I've said, it can be considered a very complicated process so you wouldn't need to be stuck with 5,000 plush toys with defective electronics inside them. But if you do it right, it can be very rewarding. As a toy inventor, that's all you are able to ask for.