Vinyl toys are awesome… they're playful and they're art.
And if you really care about getting all the little details right on your vinyl toys, Happy Worker is the partner for you.
Urban vinyl figures are one of the most popular kind of toys we make. They’re modern, stylized, and bold, and this type of figure suits a variety of stylized characters.
We’ll start by tackling the top 3 questions we get about turning characters into pop vinyl figures.
There are plenty of fun decisions to make on the design of the figure before we get started on prototyping and production.
We gave out Rogers at our user conference, MozCon… and people are crazy about them. They absolutely love them. No negative comments. Not one.Charlene Inoncillo, Marketing
Tucows was the most talked about company at our largest trade show. The Service Guy toys and original merchandise we created with Happy Worker were terrific touch points and conversation starters. They deserve the Oscar for best supporting role in our event marketing.Ken Schafer, EVP
20 – 26 weeks
from concept to delivery
2,500 – 5,000+
2-inch – 5-inch vinyl figures
see rough estimates below
quality and excellent
Making Vinyl Toys: The Top 3 Questions
1. What’s the Minimum Order for Vinyl Toys?
For mini vinyl toys, our minimum order is 5,000 toys. For figures 4” tall or larger, we can normally reduce that to 2,500 toys. Larger orders up to millions of toys are no problem.
If 2,500 or 5,000 vinyl toys is overkill for your needs, an alternative to consider is polystone figurines.
p.s. A note about personalized one-off figures.
2. Vinyl Toymaking: How Long Does it Take?
It takes between 20 and 24 weeks to design, prototype, manufacture and deliver a batch of vinyl figures. For complex designs and figures with mixed materials, the schedule can be a little longer.
Faster schedules are sometimes possible, but additional rush costs may apply, and we can only rush so much while ensuring great quality toys. Contact us with your schedule and we’ll do our best!
3. How much are Custom Vinyl Toys?
Just as no two vinyl figures are the same, no two project budgets are the same.
The cost to create an order of action figures depends on:
- Character design
- Vinyl figure size
- # of joints and accessories
- Painting complexity
We Build to Budgets
We love packing the most awesomeness possible into our clients’ toys, and helping them get the most out of their budgets. Contact us to discuss your project goals and we’ll help with recommendations.
Budgets for vinyl figure projects include 3 areas:
- Per unit
Most 5-inch tall vinyl toys with packaging cost between $8 and $12 each for an order of 2,500 toys. 3-inch tall vinyl mini figures can range from $5 to $10 each for an order of 5,000 toys.
- Setup Investments
One-time costs for design work, prototyping, and tooling are additional and normally range between $12,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on the vinyl toys’ complexity and reference artwork/assets available.
Shipping costs are additional and depend on the size of the packaged figure, the order quantity, and the destination. We’ll help with a freight estimate as we’re discussing your project.