Got an idea for the next hot toy? Put it to the test over at Patch Together.
Here’s how it works: you submit an image of your awesome resin or plush toy design and Patch Together members vote on which designs are worth prototyping. If your toy gets chosen, it will go up for pre-order in the Patch Together store. Once it has enough pre-orders (20), your toy will be produced as a limited edition and you share the profits with Patch Together (40% you, 60% PT).
This is a pretty good deal if you consider that average licensing fees max out around 5% for artists and you get to keep the rights to your designs. If you want to skip the contest part, you can pay PT outright to manufacture your toy. They’ve also recently started accepting ideas for Flash animations and “products in general.”