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Unread 03-21-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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i developed "Naruto" key organizer, where to sell it?

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I developed a key organizer for the anime Naruto, The prototype is finished but i don't know where to advertise for it, i contacted EZcosplay.com to see if they are interested in selling it.
The product is not just a key organizer, it's for different stuff with unique shape.

Please suggest me a partner or selling plan.

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Unread 03-21-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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Etsy.
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Unread 03-21-2015, 06:01 PM   #3
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Etsy.
Thanks for reply, To make my point clear, i only have the prototype not many, so i need a partner to make mass producuing of it.
Esty is for items that are ready to ship.
i was planning to start a crowdfunding campaign but since ezcosplay requested more details and seemed interested i held back and wait for their answer.

is there any Anime/cosplay online store bigger than ezcosplay ?
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others ? pls post here.

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Unread 03-22-2015, 09:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for reply, Mangochutney. the thing is that i only have one piece which is the prototype, i'm looking for partner like ezcosplay or other cosplay store to make bulk production.
ezcosplay seemed somehow interested in knowing my product...
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Unread 03-22-2015, 09:18 AM   #5
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I'm not an expert, but for me this sounds like it could very well cross the line in terms of copyright laws.
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Unread 03-22-2015, 09:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for reply, Syon. it could be, but since people make cosplay freely i think it can be telorated. plus, i made two versions, one for the anime Naruto and another one is the official version which is fashionable and for non-anime fans.
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Unread 03-22-2015, 10:03 AM   #7
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Also, if Ezcosplay was interested in your product, they've already got what they need to make it and it'll happen without you. A company with access to copyright-free mass-production facilities will just tell one of those facilities: hey. Here's a picture of a thing somebody sent us, make twenty thousand of these. And it'll happen. Your name won't even come up.

Sounds gloomy but this does happen routinely, so if you're hoping to make money from this your best bet is to focus on more customized work in small batches.
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Unread 03-22-2015, 10:19 AM   #8
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Thanks alot Mangochutney, as ezcosplay is china based i'm afraid that they make thousands of my product and sell it without my permission. That's why i made two versions in the first place.
i need advice from experts ...
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Unread 03-22-2015, 01:17 PM   #9
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Well..Can you show us what this thing even is? Key organizer is kinda vague. Is it a wall mount to organize your keys on? is it a personal keychain style will multiple rings? what is it? People won't buy it if you don't show them what it is.

And no company is going to take any item you want, and sell it for you.All these places that sell anime and cosplay goods (as in things you can grab at an anime store you walk into, or at a con dealers hall) are getting their merch from a company that is very well known and not any one single person. It sucks, but it's how the world works. You will make more money selling them yourself and getting 100% of the profits. But like said above, now that you have showed the item to the online store, they can easily just rip you off and make their own now becasue you don't own naruto so you can't copyright your item.
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I think sites like EZCosplay that have licensed anime merch are distributors. This means they got the anime merch from a different company, and are selling it to you. They don't own it.

You're either going to have to contact the company that owns the licensed anime merch, (usually the anime company itself) or just settle for selling on Etsy/eBay, or in the AA at cons. Also, before selling, you should make sure it's okay for you to be selling that. If it looks too close to an actual product or any property they own, (i.e. logos) you could get in trouble with copyright infringement. I'd personally call it something like "Naruto-inspired key organizer" or "Fanmade Naruto key organizer" if I put it on an Etsy or eBay store. That way it's obvious to the owners of Naruto that you are not claiming their product as your own.
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Unread 03-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #11
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Jei-Cos, Thanks for reply it's really helpful And i did not show the product to anyone by the way.

EvilLittleKiss, Thanks alot for the info, i loved the "Naruto-inspired key organizer" idea !

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