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Off Topic / Re: Mattel to Us: Let's Make Some Toys!
« on: May 06, 2015, 06:13:10 PM »
I see that. Wonder if they are actually going to let people decide the line or are just posting them up as submitted. (Like you suggest for Barbie, but they choose to use it for EAH instead) However, notice that all of them are toy ideas, not character ideas. Those are probably being weeded out along with everything else that doesn't jive.

Off Topic / Re: Mattel to Us: Let's Make Some Toys!
« on: May 06, 2015, 02:38:06 PM »
I'm a bit confused. The Quirky guidelines say you can't submit ideas for something that already exists, but Mattel encourages to submit ideas for their already exsitsing lines. So, what is it now? *g*
I guess it doesn't hurt to try it. We should all submit as many ideas for their doll lines as possible. The more, the merrier. The worst thing that could happen is that they reject the idea, right?
What they are looking for isn't character ideas. They are looking for toy ideas. The description indicates that you need to describe how it works and must not infringe on patents.
Quirky is first and foremost an invention company. That means we’re looking for brand-spanking new ideas. We’re not interested in making products that already exist, and we’ll reject any ideas that have the following qualities:

-Virtually the same product is being sold already
-Current products solve the problem in a better way
-A published patent or concept already exists for the idea
-Quirky has or is developing a product solving the same problem
-The idea is not different enough to compete in an already saturated market
-The idea combines different existing features together without a clear benefit
That is PHYSICAL ideas, NOT character concepts. So submitting a new monster is off the table according to their guidelines. They mean coming up with a new type of toy possibly to be used in a Mattel line. From their wording, you are inventing a new toy, Mattel will get a chance to use your invention POSSIBLY in one of their existing lines.

You have a great idea for a toy that sprays colored gooat kids' faces.
You describe how it works, maybe even an in-depth description of the mechanism.
Quirky looks at it and thinks "WOW, this would totally rock!"
By some process, they work with you to bring it to fruition. (Probably the point where you make whatever little money you're gonna get.)
Mattel looks at it and says, yeah, we NEED to sell this.
Mattel Marketing (or whoever) looks at it and says, we should use it in our Fisher Price line and what the hey, we should make a Monster High pet that sprays goo in kids' faces.
It's possible you make money at this point instead. (But less likely)

Sales / Re: Dolls, clothes, shoes and accessories for sale
« on: February 23, 2014, 09:03:19 PM »

Want the blue ones.

Want the top left & top right.

Customs / Re: Hannanana Spider
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:03:37 PM »
Oh sweet! I love seeing what people do with them. I get so many orders and then mostly never see the results. It's great to be able to connect the customer to the artist.

Sales / Re: Selling Sig Toralei, GB Jackson, Sig Holt and More
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:10:44 AM »
Just so you know, the pelvis on the skeleton torso is on backwards. ;)

I am interested in the Swim Line Draculaura sunglasses and the broken Sig Abbey. :)

Customs / Re: Hannanana Spider
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:38:26 AM »
I have an order going out tomorrow with 3x 6arm torsos (pink, yellow, grey). Is that you?

Monster Discussion / Re: MH & EAH measurements and proportions
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:30:36 AM »
No, I didn't edit my reply. That is exactly the information I was requesting since the number doesn't mean much if the reader doesn't know how or what you measured. Thank you for clarifying.

Monster Discussion / Re: MH & EAH measurements and proportions
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:20:24 PM »
They shouldn't add up.  The length of the leg (from the top of the hip to the toe) overlaps with the torso (from the top of the shoulder to the saddle of the crotch).

Which measurements specifically do you need clarified?
I didn't expect them to add up. Just knowing from what point to what point would give a better idea of what was measured.
For example, an EAH head is 5 cm tall, 3.9 cm wide, unless you count the ears, which makes it 4.4 cm wide. While MH (Cleo) is 4.5 cm tall, 3.3 wide (4 cm w/ ears)
Other examples:
An EAH torso (neck stump to bottom of pelvis, i.e. the body) is 8.6 cm, on an MH doll it is 9 cm. If I use top of shoulder to bottom of pelvis, EAH is 6.5 cm and MH is 7.1 cm.
EAH forearm is 3.3 cm and the MH one is 3 cm.
EAH upper arm is 3.4 cm and the MH one is also 3.4 cm.

I used a digital micrometer and verified with a centimeter ruler.

Monster Discussion / Re: MH & EAH measurements and proportions
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:09:08 AM »
Can you give a little detail as to what you consider the start and end of each part measured? So far each of the parts I measured don't match up to your numbers.

I would be surprised if they released her again just because her design is....unusual to say the least.
That is the main reason they would likely release her again. Not the PG version, but a basic or other themed version is very likely. Molds are very expensive. If they spend the money for a new tooling, it almost guarantees you will see it used again.

Monster Discussion / Re: Wings appreciation thread?
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:17:38 AM »
What a fabulous idea for a thread! I have two sets of custom wings, but the dragon wings are far too loose.
My guess is you are referring to our bony demon wings in one of your pics.  You can use heat to tighten them up. We check them all before shipping, but sometimes heat during shipping can warp resin.

Introductions! / Re: Plastic Curves
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:05:52 AM »
Thank you for the warm welcome :)

Introductions! / Plastic Curves
« on: June 26, 2013, 12:18:23 PM »
Hello. One of my friends told me about the new forum and pointed me this way.
I have been a customizer for many years. I started with action figures and then started working with dolls. I've been following Monster High since Mattel first announced they had plans for the line. I bought the 1st wave of dolls and then took a break until CAMs started coming out. That's when I got inspired to create parts for dolls. I take commissions, entertain requests and also come up with things that I would like to see.
I am one of the main admins of the Adult Fans of Monster High Facebook group and owner of the Adult Fans of Monster High forum. I also run the Adult Fans of Ever After High Facebook group.
If you have any questions about your orders or our products, please use the contact forum at Plastic Curves.  If you post a question or request on these boards, please let me know so I don't miss it.


Monster Discussion / Re: Plastic Curves turn around time?
« on: June 24, 2013, 10:17:07 PM »
Thanks for posting that while I got my registration sorted, pukunui. :)

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