Bleacher Creatures, the innovative licensing manufacturer which is best known for their 10-inch plush figures of famous athletes like Boston Celtics’ Larry Bird, Cleveland’s Lebron James, New York Red Bulls’ Thierry Henry and the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, partnered with another famous athlete – Connor Barwin of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Together, they are looking to raise money for Barwin’s “Make the World Better” Foundation. The objective of the foundation is to provide safe, clean, and fun playgrounds and ‘spaces’ for young people and their families to play and be creative.
Barwin and Bleacher Creatures will be using Soldsie to sell a realistic 10-inch-tall plush version of Barwin on both his Facebook page as well as on Instagram. Soldsie allows both of these social networks to be shoppable – followers simply need to comment “Sold” on either a Facebook or Instagram post. This will trigger an invoice to be sent to the email address of the fan who can then complete the purchase at their leisure.
A portion of each sale goes to the foundation. The sale will begin today, June 02 which will allow it to arrive just in time for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Connor and Soldsie as we give Connor’s fans the chance to hang out with Connor—well, his 10-inch-tall plush version!—and make an important contribution to his foundation,” says Matthew Hoffman, founder and CEO of Bleacher Creatures.
“Connor’s plush is the best-selling sports superstar in our online store, and he was a huge hit when he appeared live at our booth at Toy Fair. You can see why he’s so popular: He’s not only a great athlete, he’s a truly great guy.”
“The minute I saw this plush, I said, ‘This is awesome—they got the hair right!’” says Barwin.