We've seen a lot of plush toys with a few form of electronic device within them. As an example, the "Tickle Me Elmo" plush toy is among the hottest ones out there. It's easy to discover why they're very well liked using the kids. They make sounds! It's that simple. There are also a lot of stuffed animals that mimic the sounds from the animals they are representing and big stuffed toys playing recorded messages to make it look like they're talking. So as being a plush inventor, in case you go down this path also?
Let's discuss the excellent reasons for plush toys that contain electronics first. Done correctly, it could add value to the toy. There's no doubt with that. Take for example stuffed animals. If they can make sounds from the animals they are patterned after, it adds value to the toy since they allow it to be more realistic. Then there's the instance of large stuffed toys "talking". These toys are great for comfort. If you record inspirational messages and put them within the toy, value is included with it. In addition, if you are using the toy as being a promotional tool you can put a commercial or a sales message within it in promoting your products or services. Simply put, add electronics should you be sure that you can add value to the plush toys.
On the opposite hand, there are a few disadvantages to putting electronics in stuffed toys. The most obvious the first is the complexity. It goes without saying that putting electronics in your toys is a lot more complicated than making them as they are. There will usually be a box inside and infrequently, wires are put also. These trigger these devices to perform its thing. Because of this, you need to allot bigger investment. In addition, additionally, there are the opportunity of defects which will get a new overall quality of the toy. For example, the toy which has been making sounds for the past several years suddenly becomes "quiet" thus affecting the entire appeal from the toy. If the large stuffed toys suddenly stopped "talking", it will not be a similar anymore. It's since they were marketed as toys with electronics within them. There's also the fact that plush toys that make sounds can be a little annoying for adults. It might sound silly but try stepping on a "Tickle Me Elmo" doll after a half-hour of trying to produce your youngster sleep.
All in all, it's a wise idea if you've got the money and the idea to make it work. Make sure that it adds value to the toy or efforts will not be worth the cost. Aside from that, make sure that you partner on top of a reliable manufacturer. As I've said, it could be a very complicated process and you also wouldn't wish to be bound to 5,000 plush toys with defective electronics within them. But if you do it right, it could be very rewarding. As a toy inventor, that's all you can obtain.