Roleplay and fantasy are a huge part of kink and BDSM culture – whether you are engaging in acts of edgeplay from the darker side of play, or enjoying littlespace and venturing into diapers, there is a little bit of something for everyone! With a many kinksters, their different headspaces and kinks overlap.
Sometimes a masochistic streak finds new expression in pet play, and sometimes littles enjoy being playful cute baby versions of more adult and developed pet spaces.
There is no limit to how many headspaces you can enjoy at once! But this article is for those who enjoy a bit of petplay – whether you have a fully developed petplay headspace or are just getting introduced to the idea, a fantasy sex toy may be just what you need to fully emerge yourself into your pet space.
What are fantasy or exotic toys, you may ask? They are unconventionally shaped toys that are based on certain fantasies, fandoms, and headspaces that may not be completely human.
You may find dildos with knots to give a bit of canine thrust into your sexual play, or masturbators shaped like the nuzzles of wolves or dragons.
If you’ve ever played kinky Dungeons and Dragons and found yourself at the mercy of a hoard dragon, and enjoyed it, you might enjoy enhancing your sexytime with a little bit of dungeon crawling roleplay.
Here to tell us more about the wide world of wonderful exotic toys and their fantastic shop is Fantasticocks!
LSL: I want to start by saying thank you for this interview.
Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your shop?
FC: We are an indie sex toy company that specializes in fantasy toys and toys that appeal to a variety of individuals and fetishes.
LSL: How many people make up the team that puts together these curious creations?
FC: Two. But we’ve known each other for so long it’s sometimes like we share a mind.
LSL: I remember the first toy I spied of yours was the Magnate.
I am still in love with the fanciful design.
As a robot fetishist it really spoke to me because I had never seen anything like it before.
I felt it was inspired. So I have to ask, what inspired you to start your business?
FC: We’ve always been creative people, with a love of halloween and various fandoms.
One day we were talking about how big the sex industry is in general and how we should start making dildos.
It was said more as a joke but quickly became a reality.
We rushed out to get clay to start sculpting our first toys and Fanasticocks was born.
LSL: Your designs are so detailed and show a great variety of creatures already!
How do you come up with different concepts and shapes?
FC: A lot of the designs are born out of our love of sci-fi and horror, but really inspiration can come from anywhere.
We really enjoy getting feedback from our customers and potential customers, for instance we kept getting a lot of requests for a sergal inspired dildo and Zion was born shortly after.
The Kraken Eggs were actually inspired by a lamp we saw in the store.
LSL: How do you know when a shape is good or bad?
What is your design process from concept to creation and sale?
FC: Usually we can tell if a design is good or bad by stroking it (this usually happens when we are cleaning a model before the molding process).
If our hand gets hung up somewhere then chances are the same thing will happen with the final product when someone is using it.
Before we get to that point we think about 4 key things, size, curvature, girth and texture.
Once we figure out what size we want to create, how thick it should be and how should it curve to best suit people we then focus on the look of the plain toy before deciding on what it’s final form will be and what textures we want to add to increase customer satisfaction.
After that we 3D print the model, make the mold and pour the first toy in a color scheme that fits it’s story.
LSL: Do you make custom or commissioned orders?
If so, how do you price these unique customs?
Do you release them to your shop or do they end up being one-time creations?
FC: Magnate was actually a commissioned toy from the very beginning of our shop, however over the past year as sales have increased we have had to stop taking commissions as they pull us away from the shop and our main goal is to get orders out in a timely fashion and with most of our orders being custom color choices we spend a great deal of our day pouring orders to fulfill them on time.
We are however always open to suggestions from customers or potential customers on what they would like to see on the shop and if it’s been requested a lot, really cool, or completely weird we add to our list of things to make.
LSL: How do you quality test your products?
FC: A lot of times if it’s for a particular fandom we’ve sent them out to loyal customers to get their feedback before it hits the shop.
After awhile though you start to learn what is going to work and what isn’t.
We recently redesigned one of our older toys to put them back on the shop and as soon as we unmolded them we knew it was going to be too flimsy to use so it went back to the drawing board.
Besides that we have lit them on fire (they don’t burn), picked up bowling balls with some of our suction cups (Clithulu really sucks) and have stuck them to a car window by the suction cup at 60mph (they didn’t move, video to come).
LSL: That is amazing!
Which of your toys would you suggest for a first time user – both vaginally and anally?
And what would you suggest for a seasoned pro?
FC: First time user vaginally I would say Mako, he’s not super long and girthy but he’s got plenty of texture.
Anally first time maybe Edon, he’s also not super long and girthy but he does have a knot for people to work up to.
He’s a best seller for a reason.
Season pro vaginally, Pon.
He’s thick, he’s got fairly large protruding ribs and definitely would be worth the ride.
Forlax as well would be great for a seasoned pro both vaginally and anally due to his immense size and shape.
For seasoned pro anally, Clithulu, he’s girthy and long with a great taper.
LSL: Do you have any toys that might cater to those who enjoy something that is sizable?
FC: Forlax, Clithulu, Theo and Mier are our biggest toys.
Theo is the longest toy, Forlax, Mier and Clithulu are all long and girthy.
LSL: Do you get compared to Bad Dragon a lot?
How would you say you are different?
FC: We do and we don’t.
Most people don’t say that we remind them of Bad Dragon perse, but they do mention that we have a quicker shipping speed and more reasonable prices for the same quality.
People also mention how it’s much easier to contact us and we respond in a timely fashion.
A lot of these comparisons come down to size we’re sure.
Bad Dragon is doing way more sales per day than us, which allows us to ship faster and communicate quicker with our customers.
But we are also hustlers by nature and us getting toys to people in a timely fashion is really important to us on top of us both having many years of customer service experience, so providing a positive customer experience is also a top priority.
LSL: Customer service is so important. It definitely helps keep the customers coming back for more!
Why exotic fantasy toys and not the usual run of the mill dildos?
FC: Run of the mill dildos are boring.
Why be a normal dildo when you can be an alien?
LSL: That’s true. There is so much diversity in what fantasy has to offer.
What is your favourite creature to make?
FC: Aliens and other exterrestrial beings give us the most freedom in designs.
Aliens don’t have to look like anything in particular and they can be as wild and crazy as we like.
We can’t make a dragon with tentacles… but then again we could.
LSL: What is the strangest dildo you have in your current stock?
FC: Crux, we’re still not sure how people use him.
LSL: Hopefully with big smiles!
Which toy is your favourite and why?
FC: Pon and Theo.
Pon is kind of a simple design but he is easily a favorite, and Theo was our first big toy and was sculpted out of clay so we spent a lot of time on him working on his feathers and different details.
LSL: Do you have any new designs in the works that you would like to tell us about?
FC: We are getting ready to release a direwolf and are in the initial design stages on a new genie inspired toy.
LSL: just in time for Game of Thrones!
How often do you come out with new designs?
FC: Not as often as we would like, but we are trying to release or re-release old toys that have been redesigned around once or twice a month.
LSL: Is there a creature you don’t have represented amongst your designs that you would like to do?
FC: Yes. We really want to release a sasquatch toy as well as some plant based alien toys.
LSL: I know you have one male masturbator, the Singularity (which I think is clever as heck).
Will you be making more?
LSL: Great! I can’t wait to see what others you come up with.
Do you think you will ever delve into toys that are geared more towards the LGBTQ+ community?
How will you approach this?
Do you have any designs in the works?
FC: Absolutely. We don’t want to get into specifics but we are developing an entire line of toys for the trans community.
We know that they are very underrepresented in the fantasy toy market and being an all inclusive toy maker is very important to us.
We’ve been talking to many individuals in the community to get their input on the size and design of these toys so that they suit their needs.
We also run sales and have speciality pride based pours that we run in the months leading up to and after pride.
LSL: Inclusivity and representation is so so important across gender identity, sexuality and kink.
I know you have egg toys.
Would you suggest them for use in oviposition?
Will you be making egg toys for this type of kink?
FC: Of course they can be used with ovipositing but people need to remember that our toys are silicone based so care needs to be used when using them for this purpose.
We don’t want eggs getting lost for lack of a better term.
We hope to release an ovipositor sometime this year as well, we are just still working on the logistics.
LSL: Some other sex toys come with a cumtube for those with a breeding kink.
Is this something you might do with your own designs in the future?
FC: Yes, obviously we have a lot of ideas that we haven’t gotten to do yet.
We’ve experimented with this in the past but haven’t been able to work on this quite awhile as we work to to keep up with demand.
LSL: Are your toys strap-on friendly?
Which ones would you suggest for strap-on use?
FC: We know that Edon, Alpha, Indra and Dante can all accomodate a metal o-ring, however we have had customers in the past who have gotten creative with toys like Theo and created their own harnesses out of bondage rope.
LSL: Do you think you will venture into using other materials?
FC: Anything is possible.
LSL: Sex toys can be really expensive, especially those that are considered more “specialty” items like exotic dildos, how do you manage to keep the cost low on your toys?
FC: We’re a two person team that is busting our ass.
By not having to hire employees we’re able to keep some of the cost down, but also we’re not greedy.
We think that everyone should have access to toys that make them feel good.
LSL: Do you sell your toys to toy retailers or distributors?
Or can your toys only be found on Etsy?
FC: Currently our toys can only be found on Etsy but we hope to have a website in the future.
We’ve talked about possibly distributing our toys to shops but we also don’t want to lose the customizable aspect of our business by doing this either.
LSL: What firmness are your toys?
Do you provide a range?
Can the customer customize firmness?
Do you offer toys with a split firmness?
FC: Currently we only offer one firmness of toys.
All of the dildos and eggs come in one firmness Shore A 00-50, while Axa comes in Shore A 00-20.
We’re really limited in the options we can provide on Etsy.
When we launch the website we are hoping to be able to launch split firmness toys, however we don’t know if we will offer a range of firmness options yet.
People who were on the fence about our toys due to the super soft shore rating have come back to tell us how much they love the firmness and squish of our toys.
Our toys are firm enough to stand on their own but soft and squishy enough to be comfortable.
The term super soft is really misleading.
LSL: What aspects of your toys can a customer customize?
FC: Customers can pick their colors, the pour style (fade or marble) and are able to have a suction cup base included at no extra cost.
Etsy will allow them to pick to their two colors, however if they want a specific pour style they need to include a note with their order.
LSL: Why platinum cure silicone?
What makes it better than the rest?
FC: Platinum cure is non-porous, extremely durable and easy to clean.
Because we use platinum cure silicone our toys will last longer and won’t become brittle and are skin safe.
Some of the cheaper toys can leach chemicals over time but platinum silicone won’t do that so you know they’re safe for years to come.
LSL: Are there any downsides to using this material?
FC: Platinum cure silicone can be really finicky.
It doesn’t like latex or other silicones so customers, as well as ourselves need to be careful when handling and storing these products.
Platinum silicones also have shorter pot life so we need to work quickly when pouring our toys so the silicone doesn’t start to set up before we can get it poured.
LSL: We would love to get a little peek inside, past the store and products and get to know the person behind the toys.
What started you on this journey?
Is this a hobby, career or lifestyle for you?
FC: This has quickly become a career for us.
It started out as just a way for us to experiment, be creative and make a little extra money but over the course of the year we have decided to dedicate our time to exclusively making fantasy toys.
LSL: That is a dream come true!
There are so many polarized opinions regarding sex work.
Where do you stand?
What are your views?
FC: We are all for people doing what makes them happy.
We just want people to be smart and safe about it and know that they are in control of what happens to and with their body.
LSL: Now, just because you make fantasy sex toys, doesn’t necessarily mean that you use them.
So, are you involved in the kink or fetish scene at all? In what ways?
FC: As a gay male and straight female team we have had different experiences within the fetish communities.
One of us is into pup play and the other has dabbled in voyeurism and domming.
We are however all for exploring new and exciting things and we often live by the phrase “Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it”.
LSL: As we are predominantly a DDLG and BDSM blog, can you tell me what you know about DDLG?
Do you have an opinion on it?
FC: We know that DDLG stands for Daddy Dom, Little Girl, we know that the relationship is not always sexual in nature.
Once again, we don’t judge anyone for doing what brings them happiness or pleasure in life.
LSL: Do you personally use any of the toys from your own line?
If so, which is your favourite?
FC: Argus, a recently discontinued Zandril, and an Axa.
Argus is great with all of his textures and Axa also feels amazing.
LSL: And your favourite from another toymaker?
FC: We actually don’t own any toys from other toymakers of this nature.
While we appreciate them from afar we want to assure that ideas we have for new toys remain our own and are not influenced by their designs.
LSL: You must get asked some strange questions.
What would you say is the strangest question you’ve ever received? How did you answer it?
FC: We take all questions we receive really seriously but also when we say we love the weird we weren’t kidding.
We recently got asked if we would consider making set of worms for people with symbiote fantasies and it was actually a really exciting question for us to receive and hopefully we can accomodate the request soon!
It opened our eyes to a whole different fantasy that people have that we weren’t necessarily aware of before.
LSL: Are you an ally of the LGBTQ+ community?
Why and how do you relate to the community?
What does your allyship look like?
Do you mind telling our readers a little bit about your own sexuality and how it affects your creative process?
FC: 100%. As one of the founding members of the company is a gay male himself we are not only allies but also part of the community.
We have made it one of our missions to make sure no one feels unsafe or unwelcomed at our shop.
Our personal sexuality really doesn’t affect our creative process as much as it aids it.
We use this knowledge to help us in designing toys that everyone can use, they way that they want to use them.
LSL: What kind of credentials do you have to be doing what you do?
FC: We both have science and design backgrounds of various natures that have helped us along the way, as well as we both understand what feels good to both women and men and anything we are not sure of we don’t hesitate to do research or ask people who may have a better understanding than us.
LSL: Can you tell us three important things people should pay attention to when they are purchasing a sex toy?
FC: Size, Materials, and Design.
We often hear from people who don’t pay close enough attention to the size of the toys.
Photos can be deceiving and we don’t want people to purchase toys that may be too big for them and could potentially hurt them.
Paying attention to the materials used will ensure that they are body safe and won’t possibly leach toxins.
And with design it kind of loops back to size, making sure that a knot isn’t too big, that the texture is conducive to your likes/dislikes and this will also let them know how easy it is to clean afterwards.
Our number one piece of advice after purchasing a toy is always listen to your body, if it’s telling you not to do something it’s probably for your own safety.
LSL: Do you have any questions for me?
FC: What type of fantasy inspired toys would you like to see more of on the market?
LSL: That’s a great question! I would love to see more fantasy-inspired masturbators for penis-having humans. My Daddy loves the concept of a masturbator with a fox/kitsune design muzzle, but we do not see many like that!
I want to thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions!
Do you have any last words for our readers?
FC: Be safe, have fun, and fuck your fantasy!
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