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Toothless Plush #6: Lightning and Destiny by Super3dcow Toothless Plush #6: Lightning and Destiny by Super3dcow
I have been working on and off on this Toothless plush since August 2012. I wanted this one to be, by far, my best one yet. Countless hours (I’m talking hundreds!) were spent, taking chances sewing and resewing mistakes to make this as perfect as possible. The image is super big, so click on it a couple times to see it in full size and detail.

Some of you may have heard that the next Toothless plush I was making was not for sale, as I had very Special plans for it, and this is him!

I am sending this Toothless to Dreamworks, for free. It will be accompanied with a very extensive letter, including my story I wrote on DA about how I found How to Train Your Dragon, and how it changed my life [link] . The big reason I’m doing this is, because soooooooo many people message me, asking to make them a plush, and it hurts to continually turn them down. You all love this movie as much as I do, and everyone who wants a plush that represents the dragon we know and love, deserves it. I’m hoping that by sending this Toothless to Dreamworks, they will see that fans don’t want a bunch of angry, fierce looking toys, because that’s not what made us love those dragons. We just want at least one, big, cute, cuddly version of our favorite dragon.
I know I’m taking a huge risk. Really, almost anything can happen, but I would be shocked if they don’t make some sort of response. I plan on mailing this plush some day this week, as hard as that will be. If you want to know what happens, I will be posting Journal entries for when I send it, and when they send a response and whatnot, so add me to watch to see those updates when they happen. Thank you!

I love this plush so much, everything just kept coming out perfect. Saying goodbye to this little guy is going to be harder than any of the others I’ve made, but I know, he is destined for greatness.

Now, onto the details.
As you can immediately see, his eyes aren’t made of clay this time! This is the first plush to feature hand cast clear resin eyes. Now, I’m not kidding when I say this, but those eyes took almost as long to make, as the rest of the entire dragon.

Here’s a rundown of the steps it took to make them.
First, I had to make the eyes out of clay: flatten some clay out, mold it over a small ball, bake in the oven, then sand for hours until smooth and shaped right.

Then, pressed those eyes into some more clay to make molds(there’s a ton of issues involved in this step that made it take a couple days to get it right), and baked them. Then get some expensive resin, cause there’s no such thing as good cheap resin(and it was out of stock everywhere, and took 5 weeks for it to be mailed in), and pour it in the molds, and wait a few days to dry. I practically broke one of my molds trying to pry one of the eyes out. Then I spent days sanding them into shape. Luckily we had a dremel, so hollowing out the very thick back “only” took a couple hours. Next was sanding them to a smooth surface, and then polish and buff them. This was the hardest step, because nothing I do could ever get rid of all the scratches, and took many weeks until I was satisfied (still not perfect like I wanted :/ )

Painting them only took a day, but painting on the back side in reverse, and on plastic, was pretty challenging. This was my first time doing any of this, so I guess they are quite good how they came out.

As for other changes I did, I made the head an inch longer. The past ones were kind of stubby, and I felt making it a bit longer looked much more accurate. All the spikes around his ears were done differently, and look MUCH better than they do on my plush. I basically did the same thing that I do to the arm spikes, which also came out a lot better because of a different technique I used.

He's just as big as usual, measuring about 4 feet long, with a 5 and half foot wingspan.

All of his horns look the best they’ve ever looked. I tried hard this time to imitate the shape of his in the movie. I guess none of the images show them off very well.
His wings have all six thingys like he does in the movie, and basically look the same as previous plushes I made.

The head was borderline a nightmare. That head is actually the 2nd one. Yes, I made TWO heads. After spending days making the horn spikes(24 total), the head spikes, and sewing everything together, then resewing multiple things trying to get the shape right, I ultimately just scrapped it, all because the head spikes were off center a little. The second head was also giving centering troubles, but with other parts of the head. I ended up having to replace the whole jaw with a different shaped one(and opening up seams at all with this fabric is very dangerous, because it frays and tares easier than cotton candy.) But, somehow, I got it to work well.

I got his back claws to be longer than his front ones. Can’t totally remember if that’s accurate, but it’s a subtle difference I wanted to do, to make the plush more dynamic. All feet have beads in them to weigh them down, so he can stand well on his own, and giving great weight to him.

This is the first time I’ve uploaded a picture of a Toothless with the fish. My plush (#4) has the magnetic fish as well, but wasn’t made early on.

So yeah, that’s basically it. Hundreds of hours, for an adorable Toothless. Please leave feedback on what you think. If you like him, share him with your friends. Let's see if we can make it to the front page of DA!
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FursuitLover101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Is this for sale?😁🙈
emiibabaa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
very sweet ! I also want to make the order and abroad ?
Xoxotique Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is amazingly selfless! Thank you for your hard work and vision. Hopefully DW will feel similiarly. : )
speedwe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
how did you get the beads in the foot to stay in the foot?
Toothless521 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love it!
Wolfgirl072 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SO CUTE!!! :iconastridlaplz:
vinczetom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
How much for one of these? I will pay anything for it because that Toothless is so darn cute! I love it!
littleshopofdragons Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
His name shouldn't be toothless, it should be cuteness!!!!!!!
cloudlakes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is awesome!  Best of luck to you and toothless!
KitiiCone23 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is the real toothless?
KitiiCone23 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is amazing!
TheDeadlyDragon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW ! This is amazing ! I tryied to make my own Toothless plush (because my mom don't let me buy one) and it is a dezaster, I think. xD It is 30 cm long and it have a  45 cm wingspan. Bonus, it have the saddle. But now I'm working at my second ever made plush, a big Toothless. It is 1,10 meters long and it have a 1,2 meters wingspan. I'll make the saddle too. It's still headless and I start working on it an year ago!!! Except his rider, Hiccup, I think I'll never make an other plush again...
 But your plush is perfect!!! I can't say anything else... It's amazing!!!
WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SSherlockE Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
never mind i just read the description.
SSherlockE Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
HOW MUCH? PLZ I WANT 1 SO BADLY BUT sadly i only have a limit of up to 50 or so dollars. T_T its hard to convince my mom
JustKidding16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I agree with RunawaySpirit on this one. These are really swell.
lunarProtector Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your Toothless plushies were really good, but this one is definitely *perfect*. I really hope DreamWorks goes through with producing it, it'd be totally worth their time and money.
animalawesome4242 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I want it so bad!!!
Queen-Toph Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Artist
i love everything about it. And i really really want one T_T
i can't find anyone good to make me a toothless plush. And anyone who has good ones don't have commissions open TT_TT ugh.. *throws money at you* make me one XD lol
AsheronAddiction Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Any word yet?
Super3dcow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have been talking to people and making preparations for sending it. I am preparing to send him real soon if there are no more interruptions, heheh.
vesrom Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
this is amazing man toothless would be proud, dream works will be proud, hopefully i can get my hands on one of those plushies
Biokatt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Absolutely amazing! The hard work really shows!
P6mmuke Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Love this plushie !
Raven-Halloween Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
thank you so much. The mail idea is fantastic, i would have done it myself. I would spend a lot of words for my admiration but I have not the necessary knowledge of the language :/
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thank you so much.
Fragsey Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, for a plush to come out looking quite acurate in the face is a great feat. Superb :)
ShariIsLikeWHOA Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I know *Contraltissimo has sent things in the past and always seems to get a positive response =] they seem pretty great over there in the dragonverse!

You are unrivaled in the Toothless plush making my friend =] we can only hope they are smart enough to do something with it!!! It must be hard to have something be such a big part of your life for so long and then just send it out into the wild, I commend you! It's a noble endeavor =] I wish you all the luck in the world, although you won't need it! :giggle:

and that magnetic fish, omg! That is just so much charm! :squee: I can't even! :hug:

Keep us posted!!!
legarsraide Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I followed the development of your plush since almost the begin. You improved it without any doubts, making it on of the best Toothy plush on DA. You made a really daring choice by sending it to Dreamworks, because i'm mixed about what it could give. In fact, because there's this bullshit ugly official Toothy plush, they could be asses and cause you problems, or warn you. On the other hand, on the good one, they could simply thanks you for this fan gift, and just say they can't produce it etc etc ( I alas think that's what you're going to have as reply, even if i don't wish that to you). On the best, if you're a lucky guy, they could ask you to send them the pattern. In that case, it will be particular. You know as well as me the huuuuuuge freaking number of Toothy fantard over the world, and the huge amount of money Dreamworks could win with your work. You will have to make a wise choice: giving them for free your pattern and techniques, selling them for a cheque with at least five 0, or better, renting them the pattern with receveing a % of the sells. Do your choice, but make a wise one Super3dcow ^^.

For the rest, well, I hope in the future you will be able to take some commission to make plush, and not only Toothless one, because i'm sure you could make other animation movies characters too^^ .

Keep us in touch to know what Dreamworks will reply to you, and good luck for the upcoming things =D
Pupkim-Project Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Well, actually, the dragons design was the only part I actively disliked about the movie >:/. With the exception of Night Fury, I really don't like the rest and don't appeal to me at all.
xX-ToxicxMod-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
D'aww this one is defiantly my favorite, so cute! x3 it's a shame you're sending him off to them, I mean I know he may do something great and give opportunity for everyone to enjoy him and really cool since they'll probably put him on somewhat of a toothless pedistle but it still somewhat saddens me a tad to think he most likely wont get the plushy snuggles he's so perfectly designed for ): it's so bitter-sweet.
FemmjowGrimmKitty Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is indeed, quite adorable! Very impressive work! I love how detailed his eyes are!
jillbobill Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm not sure if this is negative or not but.... This took you many hours to make and you worked hard and it's great as any plush I've seen on dA and you're really sad to see him go all 'message in a bottle' style and you HOPE that maybe some day there might be more plush'es of 'proper' and 'nice' Toothless'es out there in the world and everyone loves him so much soooo.... why not SHARE the pattern? I mean, why not? Why lament his loss but sit on the 'secret' of his creation? Why not publish your wonderful pattern with other dissatisfied, but devoted fans and SHARE? As someone who has willingly and gratefully shared patterns of my own invention, I can tell you that sharing the pattern will do no damage to the original. It won't make it less brilliant, it won't make it uglier or less original, there will never be another plush made with the same care and understanding. There will just be many other people enjoying a great pattern.
Super3dcow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well another possible outcome is that dreamworks will like the plush so much, that they will want to buy the pattern from me so it could be mass produced. It's unlikely, I'm not expecting it just so I don't get my hopes up, but who knows. Also, most people don't want to take the time to make the plush, they would prefer just buying a finished product. It's surprisingly time consuming to upload all the patterns and then digitally recreate them so they will be easy to understand and come out the same size when reprinted elsewhere. We shall see in the future though. It is an option.
jillbobill Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Artist
No offense, but I would be shocked if they bought the pattern. Odds are, if they wanted to recreate it they would start by taking the plush apart, copying the pattern and then tweaking it to suit mass production (thereby circumventing you and your pattern entirely).
Super3dcow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, but a huge reputable company wouldn't do something that messed up. You'd have to be pretty heartless to take a gift from one of your biggest fans, and turn it into selfish profit.
jillbobill Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artist




And here's a whole blog about it [link]

All found within 3-5 minutes of googling. So while I wish you the best of luck with all that cute hopefulness, you might want to consider that companies like the one that made this movie and the ones listed above are, ultimately, driven by the bottom line and they won't think twice to step perhaps not ON you, but certainly OVER. Seriously, good luck.
Super3dcow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well all of those are clothing stores, which is probably the most competitive market out there. Dreamworks creates films to entertain people. Making knockoff clothes to beat competitors is one thing, stealing work from your own beloved fans of your work is totally different.
Yes, it clearly happens, but I feel the odds of it happening in this situation are so low, that it's not even worth mentioning. Just creates unnecessary doubt and extra stress for me.
Naomi-Bee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
You should post a link on the HtTYD, Chris Sanders, or the Dreamworks Facebook pages and notify us on DA to like it there and share it everywhere and maybe they will see how many people want it and buy it from you... I bet they wouldn't make it as beautiful as the one you made though... Could they copyright it?

Or maybe you'd get more if you have some pattern printing company mass produce your pattern and people all over the world will buy it from you. Me included XD Plus send the original to Dreamworks.

Good luck though! I can't wait to hear what happens in the end!
AikoBaker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so well done ^u^
i hope in the future you can be able to sell plushies like these
UnoleSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too adorable for words! I so hope they make a design like yours for sales!
Rainwolfy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! :love:

I just looked at the official toothless plush and I'll choose yours over theirs any day. We want Toothless to be seen as an adowable little dragon! Yeah I'll buy that plush if it comes to local stores, even if it costs me $50.

I'm really hoping dreamworks agrees. I'll be watching you for responses from them :)
shadowryuu13 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is awesome and I <3 it so much! You did a really wonderful job!
Space-Out-Scout Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Jelly I will never be able to cuddle with your masterpiece D:
Tespeon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
THIS NEEDS TO BE MASS MARKET, CUZ I WANT ONE! Absolutely adorable and positively glorious :D
Aridax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good luck!
Kissable-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Your plushies just keep getting better. :D
As always your eyes are amazing. I was really looking forward to seeing how you would fare with resin and it looks like you did an awesome job. ^^ Now I'd really like to see how you'd do with resin claws.
I hope Dreamworks really takes this into consideration. Wish I had something I could contribute. =/
Good luck!
Super3dcow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heheh, thank you so much!
TVIggyKins Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing Toothless plush, and you've seriously helped keep me motivated when making mine for my upcoming Hiccup cosplay! All of your plushes are extremely detailed and eye catching. I must say, the eyes are what keep my attention the most! I hope everything goes well when sending him to Dreamworks and I'm sure he'll make an impact!
ixneedxaxlife Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, I hope all goes well when sending him to Dreamworks.
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