PPAI Magazine September 2023

Mascot/Character Product GOLD WINNER Artistic Toys & Promotions PPAI 110753, S5 Nazareth, Pennsylvania The Demogorgon is the nickname of the otherwise unnamed monster and one of the main antagonists in the first season of the Netflix series Stranger Things. The plush Demogorgon was constructed of Velboa faux fur and brushed terry fabric. Each piece was hand-sewn and stuffed with polyester fiber and plastic pellets. The unique design of the face required intricately printing the details directly onto the fabric, and the ink had to be flash cured to both ensure no bleed-through and allow the print to be bright and vibrant. Artistic Toys & Promotions affixed a woven label bearing the embroidered Stranger Things and Netflix logos on the bottom of each Demogorgon’s foot. The plush toy was safety tested and met all ASTM, Prop 65 and CPSIA standards for children of all ages. 2023 Pyramid Awards | Supplier Decorating | Must Read Now EQP Sale Priced Valid thru 12/31/23 Minimum 100 pieces FREE Gift Box! BL407 Pentel has developed “pink” products in cooperation with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every purchase of qualifying products will help us contribute to this lifesaving organization to help fund breast cancer research. Pentelimprint.com PPAI/113818 SAGE/56440 PPAI • SEPTEMBER 2023 • 75