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What sprites should I try selling as a magnet or bag tag?

 
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Gamerfaith
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:05 am    Post subject: What sprites should I try selling as a magnet or bag tag? Reply with quote

I sell bead sprites on etsy.com as magnets, keychains and bag tags and I'm curious what everyone here thinks would be a great sprite to sell next.

All the items I have on sale already are available here @ Pixelated Creations

Check them out and tell me what else you would like to see.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea, and have been considering doing something similar, though I can't understand how these fragile things make good keychains. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to iron them more than usual to fuse the beads better. They're stronger than way
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the European Hama Mini beads would make better keychains, since they'll be so much smaller...

I'm making a Glow-in-the-Dark Pac-Man set I would think that would make a fun keychain cuz if you lose it, just turn out the lights and it will appear!

And I see you've made the Dragon Warrior NES slime sprites. You should make the super nintendo one, it has more detail and it doesn't take up much more space. Perler makes enough shades of blue for it, I think.

Also on your Shadow sprite, are you using Parrot Green by Perler? It looks good...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, parrot green, but I might try redoing him in different colours. The green looks weird.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, hi- you're the person who got me started on this whole Perler/Hama beads craze in the first place. I distinctly remember bumming around Etsy (I have an account, but haven't sold anything on it yet), and discovering your page, and getting super-excited because "THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!" and zooming out to Walmart the next day to purchase a bucket of beads and sort it, and things sort of went downhill from there.

So, yeah, thanks for inspiring me. I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: What sprites should I try selling as a magnet or bag tag Reply with quote

faithdtoid wrote:
I sell bead sprites on etsy.com as magnets, keychains and bag tags and I'm curious what everyone here thinks would be a great sprite to sell next.

All the items I have on sale already are available here @ Pixelated Creations

Check them out and tell me what else you would like to see.



I only sell these things at shows I go to, haven't gotten on the online market yet...but I've found that collectables (items from a game, character sets and the such) sell the best. It's that whole 'collect em all' thing that gets people. They see one they want and suddenly they want them all. Plus, if you have a crazy big sprite for sale that no one will buy cause it's too expensive, but so cool they still want it, they will probably get something else instead so they don't feel like they're leaving empty handed (this might only work at shows but you never know with the online market).

Also, magnets seem more practical to me. Everyone's got a fridge that always has room for more magnets but a lot of people already have some keychain they're attached to and wont want to give up for perler beads. As awesome as they are, they really don't hold up as keychains in the long run. Magnets, def the way to go. I did a set of items from A Link To The Past which come in 'blind packaging'.

I'm going to be posting them in my thread soon. Just gotta sort out the pictures on my domain first.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any legal issues involving selling these things?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One_Winged_Angel wrote:
Are there any legal issues involving selling these things?


I'm sure that there are, yes. But the big companies aren't going to waste their time with something small, such as an individual selling crafts based on game character likenesses. Worst case scenario, you'd get a cease-and-desist.

I figure as you keep things low-key and don't go 'mass-market' with your idea, there's no problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, my one roomate was contacted by FOX about downloading movies from a torrent site. All they did was tell him to stop. You'll be alright selling them on Etsy or at art shows. Or you could do custom sprites like a lot of people on Etsy do. I've seen custom food sprites and stuff like that, but whats the point? Cute magnets, that's all those are...I mean, they're neat...but not as neat as a Shadow sprite magnet.
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