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> Why custom toys & gifts?
> What can you customize?
> What types of clients does Happy Worker work with?
> How will we work with Happy Worker?
> How long does it take to create custom toys or action figures?
> Are there minimum order sizes?
> Can you make just 1 custom toy or custom action figure?
> Can we purchase existing Happy Worker toys as-is for gifts and promotions?
> How much does it cost to create custom toys?
> Where will our toys and gifts be made?
> How are shipping / customs handled?
- Unusual = high recall and retention
- Interactivity = impact
- Fun = soft sales opportunities
- Human forms = personal connection
- Toys & packaging = excellent marketing canvas
Run of the mill gifts, incentives and promotional products like t-shirts, coffee mugs and pens often fall short of their key business goal – to create a targeted, memorable marketing message with prospects and customers.
Original toys and gifts get beyond the standard trinkets and make an impact. Their uniqueness result in high recall and retention, while their fun interactivity creates memories and a personal connection with your brand.
Toy Marketing Missions > unforgettable
- Trade show premiums
- Direct mail campaigns
- Sales calls leave-behinds
- New product/service intros
- Internal promotions and incentives
- Employee recruitment marketing
- Customer referral incentives
With more insights into your corporate marketing goals we'd be happy to suggest creative toy applications to help you attract new clients, increase recurring revenue, motivate staff and build attention for your company.
We can tailor all aspects of a toy and packaging. Some clients work with us to create an entirely new toy from scratch while others prefer to use our past work as a starting point.
Our custom toys and action figures can be created in a variety of hard and soft plastics, fabrics, metal and electronics.
We can create professional, fully customized packaging of any type - blister packages, window boxes, clamshells, display boxes, metal containers, etc.
Most of our clients are progressive companies or advertising and marketing agencies searching for a truly original marketing item or promotional product that stands out from then pack - something that amazes, creates buzz and a big impression. As a whole, our clients are leaders in their industries, want much more than the tired status quo, and set aggressive business targets. We place high expectations on ourselves and our work, and we appreciate others that share the same mindset.
For a taste of some our custom toy and gift creative, visit >results.
At the start of the project we'll plan a timetable. We can handle all aspects of the project, or we can work directly with your marketing and creative teams to create, finalize and approve the concept, then design the toys and packaging. We'll submit each step for your review and approval, and make any changes necessary.
For a peek at the custom toy creative process visit >creation.
We can fill some types of custom requests in a few weeks. Typical timelines for fully tailored toys and packaging is 4 to 6 months, depending on the amount of review and approval time required.
For an intro into how custom toys are born, visit >creation.
The short answer - yes and no. We design products from scratch so they exceed your goals while keeping the bean counters happy. Please contact us with your goals, estimated quantity and budget, and we'll be pleased to discuss different concepts, materials and packaging that work best for your project's goals and budget.
As a rough guide, for most custom plastic toys or action figures we recommend a starting order in the mid-thousands of units for cost effective pricing. Custom gift items or toys made from other materials can be created in as little as the low hundreds of units. (Note - if you'd like to customize our existing Happy Worker-branded items, we can accommodate a variety of order sizes through different customization options.)
Unfortunately, no. We specialize in creating collectible toys in the thousands and up. While we have in the past created unique one-off items both for high-end gifts and prototypes, these one-of-a-kind pieces tend to cost thousands of dollars.
Yes, many companies appreciate the uniqueness of our Happy Worker retail products as original corporate gifts and purchase our toys and gifts without additional branding or customization. We're able to add a custom message or logo via high-quality stickers/labels. With large orders we're able to pad (tampo) print directly on the toy.
As a rough guide, the per-unit price for small orders of custom toys starts close to what you would pay for toys at retail stores, and can decrease substantially based on order size. Pricing depends on order size, physical size of the toy or gift, materials, engineering complexity, painting and packaging.
Before we start a project, we'll ask about your budget range. Then we'll suggest different concepts and options designed to exceed your business goals, at various price points within this range. Please contact us with more details and we'll provide a quote.
We design, sculpt and prototype our toys in the U.S. and Canada. (For more about how we'll work together to create your custom products, please visit creation).
Our toys and gifts are manufactured and painted by hand at top-quality toy factories in China. Our factories focus on collector quality work for large toy and gift companies including Mattel, Hasbro and Bandai.
We'll manage all shipping and customs so you can focus on your own business. We can deliver your custom toys & gifts directly to your trade show site, warehouse, office, or drop-ship to multiple locations. Our shipping partners are some of the world's largest air freight and ocean cargo carriers, and together we can handle complex, worldwide shipments. We'll handle customs clearance, as well as all customs and duty fees.