Hi everyone! Adriana here! I manage the Official Egg! Merch Shop. Today I will share with you how we came across our first run of Egg! merchandise.
The most exciting product to create was our Egg! Plush. We wanted to create a huggable plush of the Common Egg. At first it was a little difficult. The factory we were working with couldn’t quite get the right Egg shape ::
We needed a poofy egg! Fortunately, Lina, our CEO, had a lot of poofy animal/plush butt references::
Moe at Make My Toy made sure we had the poofiest Egg butt and set us up with a different factory. On their first sample, they nailed the design! Shortly after we got our perfect Egg! plush!
For the tee, I knew it couldn’t be a basic shirt. There have been too many times where I saw a cute design printed on the simplest tee but had a really rough feel to the fabric. That’s too boring and Egg! is anything but boring! We wanted something soft and fashionable. In addition to that, I wanted a loose fitting top that was also partially cropped. Bella + Canvas’s Women's Flowy Boxy Tee fit all of our requirements. Its unique and stylish shape can compliment any body type, which is also important to us!
It was really difficult to figure out what image we’d like on the tee. If it were completely up to me, I would have the design be the Egg! charms everywhere – like there would be so many charms, you couldn’t tell what was going on. But I then realized I had an unhealthy charm obsession because I wanted to replace everything I owned with charm patterns. I turned to two of our amazing artists, TJ and Dana. Here’s some of the designs they drafted ::
We decided on TJ’s Golden Egg design, which would be printed locally with gold foil on our Bella + Canvas shirts.
A tee-shirt and a plush was essential for our inventory. We wanted one more item that was smaller that would be exciting to our players. I immediately was hooked on nail decals. The research to make nail decals was so much fun, because it was mostly a bunch of DIY tests which meant I got to paint my nails a lot.
Eventually we picked the designs we liked the most – and yes – I am so happy that the charm is one of them! The ghosts did not make it though, since they're so light!
There are more plans for our merch shop, and I can’t wait to share the details with you all in the future! Please share your wonderful plush, tees and nails on social media by using #EggTheGame so we can see our wonderful Egg family looking fresh!