Currently our monsters are available online or from our Toronto studio.
Our regular and mini monsters will be available from select retailers in October 2012. Stay tuned for details.
Our monsters love to travel and can be shipped all over the world thanks to the good people at Canada Post.
The Monster Factory is located at:
471 Richmond Street West, Unit #102
Our studio is open to the pubic Monday through Fridays from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. Come on by, we love visitors!
We stock a large selection of monsters on our showroom shelves, but with over 100 characters to keep up with, we don’t always have every monster on hand. If you are looking to pick up a specific monster we highly recommend giving us a ring before you drop by to make sure we have your item in stock.
For our customers who drive we also have one parking spot located at the front of our building which is marked by our Monster Factory sandwich board.
We have three different types of plush monster lines: Medium and Mini Plush, Studio Edition Plush and Limited Edition Plush.
Medium and mini monsters are our retail plush line and will be available in retail stores across Canada and the United States in October 2012.
Studio Edition monsters are made by hand in short runs at the Monster Factory’s Toronto location. They are available exclusively online and through the Monster Factory studio.
Limited Edition monsters are made by hand in numbered runs at the Monster Factory Studio.
Limited Edition monsters are produced in numbered editions, fixed runs, or as one of a kind toys. Once sold out these monsters do not go back into production.
If quantities are available our limited monsters can be purchased online, from our studio or through an exclusive seller.
Monsters are primarily made of micro polar fleece. The same kind of material you would find in a fleece jacket. It is 100% polyester and hypoallergenic. Additionally some monsters have hand-stitched vinyl eyes (ex. Colin) and others have silk-screened faces (ex. Kyle).
Contrary to popular belief monsters are not filled with foam. They are stuffed with the same material as most plush toys: polyfil. The difference with monsters is that they are hand-stuffed with a very soft stuffing which provides the full bodied feeling that sets monsters apart from other plush.
Yes. On our tags we recommend surface washing only. The fleece actually cleans up very well with a damp cloth (sometimes with a little soap) so it’s rarely necessary to put them through the wash. Having said that, they can be machine washed, with care, in case of emergency (grape juice spill?). A delicate, cold water cycle works best. Afterwards care must be taken to ensure that they are dried thoroughly to avoid dampness in the middle of the stuffing.
We find a lint brush cleans off the monsters nicely and for any surface blemishes we recommend using a damp cloth to gently wipe area.
You can certainly suggest names or characteristics to us, but because we get a lot of suggestions there is no guarantee they will be used.
Due to the nature of monster making - it takes a lot of time to design and create monsters - we do not do individual custom orders.
We are open to creative collaborations. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org