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Resin Doll Price Sheet by Magweno Resin Doll Price Sheet by Magweno
All prices correct of 14th Jan 2014!

Ophies
£24 / $40 USD
Ophies Ampheritos are winged serpents that live in Arabia guarding the frankincense groves. The adults are dangerous to humans and can deliver a nasty bite, although they are not venomous. (Thankfully this is just a hatchling!) They migrate to Egypt in the summer, but many are eaten by ibises, which is why the Egyptians are said to have such a respect for ibises.

Ophies measure approximately 11" long and their wings vary in width. They have wire in their bodies to make them posable. (However the wings are not posable.) Colour choices are: body, mane & tail tuft, wings (primaries, secondaries), head, eyes and facial markings.

You will also need to let me know which breed you would prefer, you can see the choices in the following deviation:
 Ophae heads by Magweno

Gryphons
£150 / $247 USD
Gryphons measure approximately 8" tall and have real feather wings. (All feathers are sourced responsibly from happy, healthy birds.) They have steel shot in their bums for stability and are not posable.
You have a choice of tails, fox tail or a gryphon tail. Gryphon tails are like lion tails but with feathers at the end instead of fur. 
You also have a choice of ears. Fox ears or feather tuft ears.
Colour choices are: body, mane, scales & horns, head, facial markings, eyes, beak, and wings (primaries and secondaries).

Jackalope
£130 / $215 USD
Jackalopes measure approximately 8" tall and have cast resin antlers. They have steel shot in their bums for stability and are not posable.
Colour choices are: body, mane & tail, antlers, eyes, and facial markings.

Dragon Fox
£130 / $215 USD
Dragon foxes measure approximately 6" tall when sitting and have cast resin head, hands and feet. They have steel shot at the end of their limbs and in their bums for stability.
You have a choice of tails, a dragon tail (like a lions tail) or a fox tail.
Colour choices are: main body fur, tummy fur, paw-pad colour, scales colour, bow colour, eyes, facial markings and inner ear. You can see a list of in-stock furs here.

Dragon
£165 / $272 USD
Dragons measure approximately 8" tall and have rubber wings and ears. They have steel shot in their bums and tails for stability and are not posable.
Colour choices are: body, mane, scales, paw-pads, wings & ears.

Mofs
£108 / $178
Mofs measure approximately 5" tall and have machine stitched, cuddlesoft wings. They have a little bit of steel shot in their limbs and bum for stability. They are highly customisable. You can send me a photo or the name of your favourite species of moth and I can turn it into a Mof.
Colour choices are: body, tummy, paw-pads, proboscis, eyes, antennae, top wings, bottom wings and top & bottom wing markings.

Kirins
£155 / $255
Kirins measure approximately 7" tall and have cast resin feet, heads and antlers. Shown is Elemis, painted with golden enamels. As with the others, kirins have steel shot in their bums for stability.
Colour choices are: body, mane & tail tuft, scales, hooves, horns, eyes, facial markings.

All of these resin dolls excluding the ophies come with a tiny, wooden, signed Magweno tag (you will get either a leaf, acorn, bone, feather or butterfly wing), wrapped in a special box with care information and some other goodies. 

How to order

Ordering is easy and sending me an email inquiry is completely obligation free! You do not have to pay a dime to send me an email and I will not expect you to follow through with the order until I am 100% happy that you are 100% happy with the terms. :) You are not wasting my time by sending an email so please don't worry about it! I love getting emails. You can back out at any time and I will refund you all money paid.


Step 1
Read the above information and decide on which colours you would like for each part of your doll. You can draw a picture of it or send me a picture of your character and I can translate that design to suit the doll you have chosen. I can also take normal animals like roe deer or luna moths for example and use them as reference for your custom. Email your design to hello@magweno.com
Step 2
I will send you a photo of the materials I think suit your design best. You will say yes or no and we will go back and forth until we have found something you are happy with.
Step 3
When you are happy with the chosen materials and colours, I will check where you are based in the world so I can calculate shipping. I'll then let you know the total cost of your custom and send you the first invoice for 50%. 
Step 4
You pay the first invoice, and I will send you an email to confirm payment has been received and start work on your custom.
Step 5
Within 10 days your custom will be finished. I'll send you up to five high resolution photos of it from different angles to check you're completely happy.
Step 6
If you decide any changes need to be made, they will be made now. You will receive one or two photos of the changed doll to check the edit is to your expectations.
Step 7
The second invoice for the final 50% and shipping will now be sent.
Step 8
Once the second invoice has been paid I will package and ship your doll out, recorded delivery (domestic) or priority airmail (international). I will then get in touch with your tracking number. The next working day (domestic) or 5-21 days (international) later, your doll will arrive!
Step 9
You send me a review or some feedback of the process and your new doll and I will give you a coupon for 15% off your next order! Your review will be posted on my website and/or other social networking sites.
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Kazooooie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh I want them all <3
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residentalice Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Maybe i buy one, one day! :-) they are so cute
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw thanks so much!
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residentalice Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
:-D
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BlkHrt86 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Underpriced. Definitely.

Is there any way to order a custom creature? Say... A pair of fuu dogs?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes. I'm currently working on a first-come-first-served principle, if I have a space available and it suits you then you can have it.
I'm full for April and half of May, might be able to work on fuus over May/June... If you send me an email we can chat through there - I find it a lot easier than DA notes/comments :) Entirely bespoke work like that starts at £180 - just a heads-up!
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PENCIL-PRODUCTIONS Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist
oh gosh the cuteness Llama Emoji-47 (Pretty Please) [V2] i just wannaLlama Emoji 42 (Pinch Cheek) [V2] so cuteLlama-Emoji-13 (I'm Pretty) [V1] 
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kriscastle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My god, these are absolutely gorgeous. I had seen the post regarding the cost of your work, and I was honestly expecting something in the 4-500$ range. These are underpriced, if anything.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah gosh :hug: Thank you so much :)
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I think your price listing is both fair and well constructed.  There is always a gnat or two who want to ruin the punch, I hope he didn't get to you, so not worth the grief.  =)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, I worried more about whether my response was fair or not. 

I'm not concerned about my prices, I go through piles of spreadsheets and calculations to work them out and have hundreds of sales that prove that there is a market for them. Out of all the things I worry about pricing is not one of them lol!
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
More than fair I think =)
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Uw0 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Never feel like you need to lower your prices for these.  I wish you well in your business, these are beautiful.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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LunarBunnie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw gosh your work is amazing! I hope to commission a jackalope from your sometime :D
(btw your prices are just perfect for the stunning work you produce) :heart:
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you very much, I'm glad to hear you think so! :love:
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Xmaster1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
>.> These seem horrendously over priced for how big they are. Even with the level of detail to them. 
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well... as they say, it's not about how big it is ;)

How long would it take you to sculpt a rabbit? One that looked good. Then learn how to make a really good silicone mould for a complex sculpture like antlers? Then buy the equipment to keep bubbles out of the resin used to make the cast? How about buying an airbrush and learning how to use it to paint your carefully cast pieces? The cost of acrylic paint? Or do you use enamels… Better do some research as to which is best. How many hours have you put in now?

What about buying a sewing machine, learning how to use that, how long would that take you? Design a pattern and sew a batch of them - how long does that take you? One day? Two? Where would you buy your fabric? How much does it cost per meter? What do you stuff it with, what if it falls over, how do you balance it out? What if you want to add markings, how do you dye fur? Does it need to be varnished? Which varnish do you use? 

Okay so now you've made your piece. Post it in your gallery. How many people see it? Maybe not very many. So you need to network. Socialise, build up a client base. How long does that take to do? How long does it take to market your piece? What about packaging it? Do you need business cards? Who is going to design them? Do you need a website? Does it need an online shop, if so, who powers it and how much do they charge per sale? If you sell it and you get bad feedback, what do you do? Give them a refund? Send them another? What if the parcel gets lost? How do you get feedback and advertise it? 

Meanwhile you have to live, you have to eat and pay bills for all the electricity you're using making these things. What about rent for the space you're making these things in? How do you pay all these bills if you've spent all your money on equipment and materials and have no money left. You have to include overhead in the price of your piece.

What is the point of doing all this back breaking, sometimes stressful, labour intensive work that isolates you from everyone - from your family, your friends and your pets - if you're not going to get paid for your work? Why not just work in a supermarket and get paid minimum wage an hour, have regular hours and regular pay? You could go out at the weekend instead of sitting in a dark room painting tiny paws. 

What if you did all this work, all those years of research, put all that effort into your piece, carefully calculated the cost… only to be told some kid on the internet thinks it's "horrendously expensive". Bummer. 

There is a hell of a lot of work in these pieces, they are not mass produced in a factory in China, they have been hand made from start to finish and offer a quality of CUSTOM work that is very rare to find. Walk down your high street, how many shops do you see offering bespoke fantasy creature art dolls? I'd be astounded if you found one. Sure, DeviantArt may have a butt-load of aspiring art doll artists, but how do you know your custom doll won't fall apart when it arrives? You know you're getting quality work when you buy one of my pieces, you can be confident in the quality and that's because of the years of research gone into it. Could you say the same of your first art doll? And if not, how long would it take you to learn, and what price do you put on that knowledge? That's why they're "horrendously over priced". It's not a number I plucked out of my head.
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plexar37 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BOOM!!!  Good for you.  ART dolls are a treasure, not a toy!
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Xmaster1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Even so, I could see these going for no more than $50-$100 a pop. I'd much rather buy a PS4, than a doll. Consider the market, and where people are more willing to stick their money. If you can't go low, regardless of how much it hurts, then your customer base is going to be novelty shoppers only. 
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Meredies Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is a huge market for stuff like this- just because you yourself won't pay for it, doesn't mean the market is not there. I have some people on another site pay me $120 just for art, and not even physical art. I also have no trouble getting people to pay these amounts because the art market has expanded greatly. Magweno's dolls are cheaper then what i've seen most people charge. A large majority of merchants sell these kind of things for $300-$400 plus, and for good reason. It takes time to make these as well as a level of knowledge that your average person doesn't have. If you think you can make it for cheaper, sure, you can, but will you get the same quality? Most likely not. I'm guessing the supplies alone cost around $100, so how is someone to make profit? As for a ps4...remember that sony is a massive company. It roughly only costs around $381 for sony to  build each ps4 unit and they are selling it for $400. That means they only gain a profit of $19 per console sold to merchants, who do occasionally buy them at higher prices. This is a massive cooperation where even making a small profit off each item is a massive payout to them. Magweno however, is one person. One person making dolls. She doesn't have a massive employee base to build them for her- or people to find her supplies and have them shipped to her in mass. She is not a massive cooperation and it's absurd to compare her to that. If you'd rather buy a ps4 then that's your personal preference, but you are definitely getting more your money's worth when you buy a handmade one of a kind doll from a private merchant. Collectors make up a large percentage of today's population- some of these people spend thousands of dollars on comics, dolls, action figures, suits of their characters, art of their characters. Since you apparently have an Fa, you of all people should know that people like furries (especially) are willing to throw tons of money at artists. 
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks for sticking up for the cause hehe. Evidently this guy is nothing to take seriously.
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Meredies Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem - Artists deserve to make the amount of money they put into their work. Like i said, you're not a mass production company. It's not like making these are quick and easy, otherwise everyone would be doing it. 
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Xmaster1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I didn't need someone else butting in with a discussion that already ended. Thanks, but I'm not gonna read something that's either you screaming, or re-explaining what the artist said. Bye.
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Meredies Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could care less what you "need" Ha and well- post something public, get public replies. Next time be a coward and send an anon on tumblr or note.  Also, my apologies, how could I expect you to "read" 
 
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Xmaster1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My apologies. How could I expect you to go on? Just drop it. No need to keep going. 

How ever, if you continue to harass me, I will report it to the mods. 

Good day.
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Meredies Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha - not harrasing you, but alright. This hardly counts as Harassment as i am simply replying to messages your directing at me in a none threatening manner.  Though you continuously messaging people who sell art and dolls and telling them their prices are low is considered harassment, especially if you keep doing it to many users (which you have, indicating your just doing it to try and rile them up)  Also apparently your banned on Fa? Or at least that's what i've heard from other users who have encounter you. The admins made a "block option" for a reason - so they don't have to deal people like you who want to try and get someone punished for something as petty as this. 

But no worries, friend. I'll be blocking you- As i could really care less what more you have to say on any matter
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's fine, if you'd rather buy a PS4 then you're not the market I'm aiming for. :) There are plenty of buyers out there who will and DO pay these prices - and more. There is a whole collectors market out there you're obviously not aware of. Many other art doll artists make a living doing this too, I can think of five right off the bat, and they have been doing it for years. I have no worries about my customers, the market and the prices I charge, and my prices are not going to change any time soon.
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh nm, I blocked them. Don't need annoyances like that eventually prowling to my page :P
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
;)
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Miukii-Asu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dont you ever take criticism like that about your work to heart. Your prices are just right for the amount of time and effort your spend on these little dears. Dont ever stop b eing so fricking amazing because you're literally my biggest inspiration :D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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ZombieHun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god man, you blocked him! lol

     Very well crafted dolls that you buy in a boutique will never cost less than $100, and i say boutique because that is the only place you're ever likely to find something of this look. Hate to burst your bubble. You're buying uniqueness as well as quality when you choose to buy from a reputable artist. And if you're thinking wal-mart prices, which you are, you're going to get the walmart look. As Mags said, these are not mass produced in China nor would anything like this be found on the market because those companies are doing their own type of product research for a specific target audience.

Yes, you can buy your Ps4 because YOU think its worth your money that you worked for. That is your priority. Us out here, we are art collectors, we are the target market ;)
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Ketty-Mint Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again for the magnificent Jackalope you made me, and for all your kindness ♥

Kelly
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^ Not a problem at all Kelly, any time!
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CremexButter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 One day. //pets your Kirin dolls 
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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Torotix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
that mof omg I hope business is good for you ^^
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
January is always quiet ^_^ But it gives me time to catch up on adminy things like making price sheets!
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MarieBlack07 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I will be ordering one of those dragons! One of these days
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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KoltirasRip Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you decide the price on some of those larger/more elaborate critters you've made?  Such as the Kiwi figure you recently posted, or that big "Akuma Stalking" beastie?
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well when I get a bespoke doll request I take a look at the design and work out all the different materials needed and estimate how much time it will take to make. Then I chat to the customer about what expectations they have, like do they want a wire or plastic armature, do they want fully articulated wings or just plain wings and revise my estimate depending on the changes in materials or scale etc. It's basically an educated guess I take to determine how many hours it will take to make the doll, as labour is the biggest cost. I've got set suppliers for materials so I know how much each component costs individually and often I make a scale drawing of the doll to work out how much of each materials will be needed. Then I add on overhead which is a set price per day of work. I've been making these for so long usually my estimates are quite accurate, but sometimes I get them completely wrong! Akuma took WAY longer than I anticipated and I ended up using completely different materials than I thought I would :D But it's all a learning curve.
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KoltirasRip Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, very cool. I always grossley underestimate how long something till take <_< Some of my costumes, I anticipate needing only a week....3 months later, still not done...
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha yeah I know that feeling well! :D
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