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Meet Kyle. Kyle has remarkable computational abilities and is a bit of a hypochondriac. Meet Doyle. When giving Doyle directions it's probably best to draw a map, no matter how short the trip.
Ronan had trouble remembering Doyle's name. He called him 'Donnie', 'Donald', 'Dan', or 'Don'. Constantly, he would ask Doyle, 'what's your name again?'
Despite their differences, they bonded. Doyle took the place of Ducky, Ronan's faithful plush toy from infancy, and slept beside Ronan in his bed. Ronan even drew Doyle a map of our house in case he lost his way. Kiarra's entourage who accompanies her everywhere (Dora and Boots to be exact) now includes Kyle. Doyle and Kyle in the course of an evening became part of our circus.
In time for Halloween, Monster Factory launched two new zombie limited edition monsters - Bianca and Lewis. According to the Monster Factory blog, Bianca and Lewis caused havoc in the Monster Factory studio. They were unruly. They were restless. So, the Monster Factory team took them to the Toronto Zombie Walk hoping it would let them blow off some of that unbridled zombie steam.
Similar to the story found on the Monster Factory blog surrounding Bianca and Lewis, numerous images and stories involving the monsters from Monster Factory can be found on their page on facebook and twitter account. These visual stories are offered by creators and fans alike. And fan engagement is precisely how the Monster Factory distinguishes itself from other plush toy creators. Monster Factory successfully acquires and maintains a huge following by constructing stories around their monsters and encouraging monster fans to do the same. Rhya explains, "one of the things we like to encourage via our monsters is story telling and taking photos of your monsters is a great way to tell a visual story". Encouraging imaginative play with their monsters ensures fan involvement which further strengthens the appeal of owning one. For Ronan, Monster Factory's description of Doyle helped him get started on imagining what Doyle would say and do in certain situations. Unlike his other plush toys which are stored in his closet collecting dust, Ronan has decided to keep Doyle around simply because Doyle feels more 'real' to him. And seriously, when it comes right down to it, just look at their monsters, how can you not want to hug one??
Monster Factory Blog
Monster Factory page on Facebook
Monster Factory twitter page
Photos on this page courtesy of Monster Factory