Fantastic Toys brings out the antsy pants feeling of being a kid in a
toy store. Whether it may be just a smile or squeals of delight, they
make people happy. Inspired by Japanese kawaii crafts, Fantastic Toys is
the latest spin of the indie plush toy phenomenon. Some of the toys
available are handmade soft toys, printable paper crafts, sewing crafts
and other novelties. Always on top of the current trends; some of the
products themes include woodland animals, cupcakes, matryoshka dolls,
fairy tales and holidays.
Timothy Haugen, the creative mind
behind Fantastic Toys has been doodling and crafting from a young age.
He would spend hours cooped up inside drawing cartoons and making crafts
of all kinds. Not much has changed for him as an adult, he's still
drawing and crafting, except now his creations are being enjoyed around
the world. Tim began life as a toy maker creating dollhouse miniatures
but became quickly enamored with soft toy design. He started to lean
toward sculptural art which made the transition from illustration to
soft toys very easy. In turn, he started to design paper craft
printables, yet another extension of his illustration, design and
Tim's cute creations have been sold at fine Minneapolis establishments
such as Creative Kidstuff and the Walker Art Center Shop. He's
currently one of Etsy's Top 10 Toy sellers and occasionally you can find
him peddling his goods
at craft shows.