Useful notes on MTO toys
If you are looking to buy a Made-To-Order toy and are unfamiliar with the pouring methods and pigments used in handmade silicone fantasy toys, here are some tips and useful information when choosing from the various options.
Under the gallery of images on each Made-To-Order toy page, there is a table of dimensions for both the metric and imperial measurements of each size level of the toy.
There is more information on choosing a silicone softness level in the FAQs section here.
- SIGNATURE: This style is unique to each different toy model. The colours will be placed in position as shown in the 'signature' image for each toy model. Refer to the product description to clarify where each colour option is placed in the pour. Where the signature pour for a toy contains two colours and not three, select 'no colour' as the third colour choice since it will be dismissed.
- MARBLE FADE: Three colours are poured in such a way as to create light blending between them but some contrast may be maintained. Colour one is the top colour, colour two is in the middle and colour three is at the bottom. Depending on the colours chosen, it may be necessary to use less pigment to assist the fade and reduce the presence of opaque hard lines between colours as much as is possible. Darker richer colours will likely be a bit lighter in appearance to make the fade possible.
- MARBLE SPIRAL: Three colours are poured from the same container, so there will be some light blending between them but contrast is largely maintained. Colour one and two are the dominant colours, and colour three is an accent colour interwoven between the other two. The mould is turned whilst pouring to create a spiral effect.
- RIBBONS: Three colours are kept divided as they pour, so there is a sharper contrast between them and they fold together in random 'ribbon' patterns. Equal amounts of the three colours are poured, and the weaving of the colours is beautifully unpredictable.
FLAT COLOURS: These are a liquid pigment which forms a solid colour, and they are usually fairly opaque so are often good for strong contrast.
- MICA PEARL: These are cosmetic-grade shimmery powders which tend to look metallic or sparkly, and each powder is made up of different colours which creates swirls and depth. They create less of a hard line between colours than flat colours, though sometimes it may be deemed necessary to back up a mica colour with an appropriate shade of flat colour to make it "pop" (such as yellow behind mica gold).
- UV COLOURS: As the name suggests, these colour react to UV light, though the strength of reaction varies from colour to colour, with blue and purple reacting the weakest. They are somewhat translucent on their own. As a result, sometimes it may be necessary to back them up with a little white liquid pigment, or a matching mica powder to maintain contrast in a particular pour.
PLEASE NOTE: Made-to-order toys will not be re-poured and exchanged unless a mistake has been made by Tentickle with regards to the size, softness or colours used. All attempts are made to represent the colours correctly in the palette, but please be aware that there may be some variations on different monitors or screens due to brightness settings or quality.