Handcrafted Collectible

Seeking an economic alternative, consumers make their own toys

Implications - Seeking to maintain a sense of pop culture involvement, budget-conscious consumers are turning to handcrafted imitations of popular, franchise toys. Using easy-to-acquire materials like felt and yarn to create replicas of cartoon characters and movie icons, consumers are seeking to not only cut back on costs, but find a more accessible way to enjoy popular, mainstream products.
SCORE: 4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 25,912 Total Clicks May 13 - Jan 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: ToysLife-Stages
DIY Dark Side Corks - These DIY Darth Vader Champagne Corks Add Some Dark Side to Your Wine Bottles
SCORE: 5.7
Hot 13,891 Clicks Pub: May 1, 13
DIY Dark Side Corks
These DIY Darth Vader Champagne Corks Add Some Dark Side to Your Wine Bottles
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SCORE: 2.9
Warm 4,584 Clicks Pub: May 3, 13
Crafty Thumb War Creations
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Crafty Turtle Illuminators - The TMNT Paper Lantern Decorations are Perfect for Children's Parties
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 1,531 Clicks Pub: Aug 24, 14
Crafty Turtle Illuminators
The TMNT Paper Lantern Decorations are Perfect for Children's Parties
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DIY Disney Toys - These Felt Disney Toy Puppets are Enjoyable and Easy to Construct
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 5,906 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 14
DIY Disney Toys
These Felt Disney Toy Puppets are Enjoyable and Easy to Construct
These Disney toy puppets are created by Etsy’s Floral Blossom shop. The shop gives customers a chance to purchase their Disney Princess PDF patterns for only $5. These blueprints are easy to... [More]