April is a very special month for Open the toy. After months of planning, I am finally proud to announce that we will be coming up with our own toy line!
I apologise for keeping mum about it as it was "classified" and I faced uncertainties in getting the deal, pricing and agreement to land myself a suitable toy manufacturer.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce to you the Mascot of "Open the Toy", OTTi! OTTi was born when I wanted a Mascot for this blog. I wanted it to be clean and green. Simple round headed design and most of all, very glossy and plastic-looking. Being a C-clip lover, I added a C-clip as his hands to provide the action figure feel of grabbing accessories. I gave him angry eyes as he is serious about his toys. LOL
How can a Toy blog not have a Toy mascot? So with the concept drawing, I thought of going further to have my own line of toys. It took me two months plus to finally hook up with a suitable Toy manufacturer.
OTTi measures about 3.5 inches in height. So far only with him in nude green. We are still working out his accessories, stickers and box design. For accessories I was thinking of having a gun or a sword for his C-clip hands. I was thinking along the lines of a German WWII helmet which may add up to the cost. However I'm going to do this as a limited edition which means there will only be 1000 pieces. My eyes were welling up with tears when I finally saw the first prototype of OTTi.
This is my first design toy!! How much do you think I should sell it for? I really want to hear from you!