Although the stuff I design isn't as cool as designer toys and such..
my job allows me to actually make a living doing art related stuff and
it pays the bills. ( since I suck at illustration right now..)
Plus..I make your GrandParents happy during Christmas and Halloween!
I am posting some older stuff, most in the mock up sample stage so most of these
have been altered before they hit the market..
As for the thread title? You see, most people outside the toy industry have
no idea how hard it is to translate a design ( no matter how generic or simple
it may be) into a final product. You have to fight battles people! All factories
are in this to make cash. They don't care if the Plush Santa's they churn out
look weird, they don't care about the small details, they just want to make
money! Its always about meeting the price point!
So the next time you see a really good looking Santa plush out there,
pray for the designer..because it means he or she fought a hard battle for that one!
Please feel free to get bored...