We had been working on a few different plush concepts over the past 2 years.
Like most enfu products, we use the cons as a great way to market test the products. At Sakuracon and Emerald City Comicon this year we had an earlier prototype for sale with the plush in a range of colors, and their anatomy had not been finalized, nor the differentiation been fully finished. After many many iterations, the silhouette of each animal we feel is different enough, and we also felt that white offered more needed contrast. In the end the stark contrast between 80% blank simplified shapes and spaces to 20% colorful and busy patterns offered just the right amount of visual interest.
I'm in the process of trying to come up with good names for this series, if you feel like you have good suggestions comment here. These plush will be debuting at San Diego Comicon this year at Booth 1729! More info coming soon!