Terms & FAQ

My Designs

As an experienced designer with over 30 models sold, I make printable 3D sex toy models that stand out from the thousands of others on the indie market. They fulfill fantasies; they work well in use, with knots designed to lock and curves designed for G-spot stimulation; and they're crafted with efficiency in mind, minimizing material needed and reducing costly flaws like air bubbles.

A one-time purchase of the commercial rights to a unique and beautiful model can pull in a new audience, bring back returning customers, and save you from the headaches caused by flops, all while providing years worth of value. If one of my models can bring in many times its value within a single year—before even considering the long term—that investment more than pays for itself.

Payment

Payment

I request payment upfront for the agreed upon amount, paid by invoice, with any toy copies owed to be shipped to me after the model is in production. Payment plans may be discussed for models over $700, but may only be approved for established shops. Prices may be negotiable. 

Payment is due within 30 days of invoicing. Extensions may be considered. If payment is not made within the expected timeframe, the invoice may be cancelled. If the buyer still wishes to purchase after cancellation, I may, at my discretion, refuse to reinvoice, or reinvoice with an additional 10% convenience fee and a due date within 7 days.

If your shop prefers to pay royalties, we may discuss how to approach this. If your shop sells over 10,000 items per year or makes over $1 million USD in yearly revenue, I may request royalties, payable at least quarterly, with the percentage and advance to be discussed.

Publicly posted sketches/WIPs may be prepurchased.

Permissions

Transactions purchase the right to make and sell physical items using the 3D model.

Any renders or color mock-ups that I create may be displayed in place of products on shop sites only until physical products are created. For continued use of these assets in advertising, for use of my lineart, or for use of these assets as printed items (such as stickers or prints), please get in touch to discuss fees and terms.

Individuals are permitted to reshare/repost my rendered images for non-marketing purposes as long as those images include my logo and are not misrepresented as someone else's work. Do not use my images or models for AI training, AI databases, or AI generation.

Credit

Please credit me on the model page as Frost, preferably with a link to (or text mention of) 3DFrost.com. All models that I design or sculpt will be displayed on my site unless I decide to remove them from my site.

Edits

I will provide minor edits and production edits as needed for at least two months. After two months, edits depend on my availability and if we have maintained a positive working relationship.

Larger edits may be available for a fee at any time. I am willing to touch up or revamp a model later on, such as to further optimize the base.

Shops are permitted to make minor edits themselves, such as extending or shortening the base, or cleaning up a small area that traps air bubbles. Please do not stretch or warp the model. I ask that any edits beyond minor ones like these be brought up with me first so that we can ensure the edits respect my artistic vision and do not misrepresent my work.

I am able to create alternate versions of some models (such as a grinder based on a penetrable model) for a fee. I may approve some shops to sculpt alternate versions themselves, but please check with me first. In either case, I may request a custom silicone copy of the alternate version.

Toy Copies

For each purchased or commissioned model, I request at least one custom copy of the final silicone product in the size, colors, and firmness of my choosing.

If the model is a personal model that will not go up for public sale, alternatives to my copy may be discussed.

Cancellation and Refunds

I do not offer refunds after model files have been shared. I may assist with advertising for resale. Please refer to the Resale section of my FAQ.

I may offer a partial refund of up to 50% for cancelled commissions if the model files have not yet been shared. I reserve the right to complete and sell the model publicly. If it was based on an existing design concept owned by the commissioner, then if I complete the model, I will make notable changes from the concept in the version that I complete and sell.

Commission Process

I can work with various levels of artistic freedom. This can be anything from "here's a 2D design with all the details laid out from multiple angles" to "I want a fantasy knotted dildo." Payment is required upfront after a quote for the model is determined. Price is based on model complexity and the amount of design work required. The expected price range is $500-800 + 1 copy

For models that need more design work, I work out the details with the shop at the start, which can include discussion, sketches, and early sculpting. I may charge $50 upfront before a quote is determined. This charge does not grant any rights to the concepts. This charge would count as partial payment towards the final invoice if the commissioner decides to move forward with the commission.

For all models, I check in as needed to get input on details, proportions, and overall design. Multiple edits and changes can be made along the way.

I'm happy to work with both new and established shops, but will limit the amount of models/commissions sold to unopened shops.

Terms

Requirements

Any shops making soft toys must use platinum cure silicone; use a vacuum chamber to degas their silicone; and use mold release if working with silicone molds. I will sell to shops that have not yet opened as long as they plan to do all three of those, but I will not sell to shops that do not yet own a vacuum chamber. I may limit the amount of sales to unopened shops.

Shops that do not use 3D printers may also purchase my designs. We can discuss expectations, such as replicating the model with a clay positive or using the model as a template for glass toys.

I will not sculpt non-fantasy animal toys and will not work with shops that carry a large amount of such models. I may decline to work with shops who knowingly use generative AI for their marketing, logo, site materials, product descriptions, or other areas related to the business. I reserve the right to decline service for any other legal reason at my discretion.

Premade Terms

This section is added to the TOS on premade invoices and may be edited depending on the situation.

Purchase of a premade 3D model. Artist will provide edits as needed for the purpose of production optimization for at least 2 months after delivery of relevant files at no additional charge. Any copies of the final product owed to the artist are to be created and shipped within 3 months of the first time the customer lists products in the desired size(s) for public sale unless an extension is discussed and agreed upon by both parties. 

Artist reserves the right to create, display, and share images utilizing the digital file on social media and personal sites as their own work. Customer has the exclusive right to create and sell physical products utilizing the final 3D sculpt and has the right to resell or otherwise transfer exclusive rights for this same use of the design. Customer may do the following without violating this section: contract services to produce physical products utilizing the final 3D sculpt; sell physical products through a third-party marketplace; supply physical products to a third-party retailer who then sells them; and permit creation or sale of physical products by another entity on a very limited basis (such as a one-time event).

Refunds will not be provided except in the case of complete failure to deliver the relevant 3D file(s). Chargebacks will be treated as forfeiture by the customer of any rights to the design. In case of failure by the customer to provide any or all owed copies of the final product, the artist may opt to instead charge the USD equivalent of the final product for the first copy and/or charge the discount amount from the invoice for subsequent owed copies (if applicable). 

Commission Terms

This section is added to the TOS on commission invoices and may be edited depending on the situation.

Art commission to be completed within 3 months unless an extension is discussed and agreed upon by both parties. Artist will provide edits as needed for the purpose of production optimization for at least 2 months after delivery of relevant files at no additional charge. Any copies of the final product owed to the artist are to be created and shipped within 3 months of the first time the customer lists products in the desired size(s) for public sale unless an extension is discussed and agreed upon by both parties. 

Artist reserves the right to create, display, and share images utilizing the digital file on social media and personal sites as their own work. Customer has the exclusive right to create and sell physical products utilizing the final 3D sculpt and has the right to resell or otherwise transfer exclusive rights for this same use of the design. Customer may do the following without violating this section: contract services to produce physical products utilizing the final 3D sculpt; sell physical products through a third-party marketplace; supply physical products to a third-party retailer who then sells them; and permit creation or sale of physical products by another entity on a very limited basis (such as a one-time event).

Refunds will not be provided except in the case of complete failure to deliver the relevant 3D file(s). Chargebacks will be treated as forfeiture by the customer of any rights to the design. In case of failure by the customer to provide any or all owed copies of the final product, the artist may opt to instead charge the USD equivalent of the final product for the first copy and/or charge the discount amount from the invoice for subsequent owed copies (if applicable). 

Usage Permissions

I reserve the right to display and share images of any models I design or sculpt on social media and personal sites as my own work. This may include renders of the toy model, renders of 3D character models utilizing the toy model, or drawings of the model. I will not resell any 3D model files of the model.

"The exclusive right to create and sell physical products" is in my terms so that I will not resell the model and so that the buyer will not mass distribute the model (like a 3D model download site). Contracting services for production assistance, such as hiring someone to print the model or partnering with another shop for a temporary mold swap, is permitted.

Exclusive rights mean that only one shop may create and sell physical silicone products using the model at any given time. I have absolutely no problem with small-scale exchanges, like mold swap events, though I would recommend that the shop who owns the rights be the one to sell the toys for purposes of shop image and consistency. For something larger scale, like two shops simultaneously carrying the same model for more than one drop, please get in touch so that we may review and amend the TOS as needed. (I do not guarantee that I would give my permission; there are a few factors I would consider.) Shops may partner with retailers to sell physical silicone products.

Resale

If a shop shuts down or is no longer interested in producing a model I created, and if the model was purchased upfront without a royalties plan, they may resell/transfer the exclusive rights (either as written in the invoice TOS or as written on my site at time of sale) to another shop or individual at whatever price they determine is fair, or they may return the rights to me at no charge to myself, at which point I may relist the model for sale. Please inform the buyer of my involvement in the model and inform me of the transfer. If you do not have a buyer and are looking to resell, I may be able to assist in facilitating resale.

The obligation to provide my owed copies may not be transferred without first consulting me. As written into my TOS, I may opt to charge the original customer the USD equivalent of any owed copies upon failure to provide them. If this obligation is transferred and I agree to the transferred obligation, the new buyer must be made aware of this obligation.

Anyone knowingly purchasing a model from me with intent to resell to a shop or individual that I refuse to work with will be blacklisted.

Purchases by Individuals

I generally sell models of my own design directly to shops. However, I may also accept design and/or sculpt commissions from non-shop-affiliated individuals. I ask that a shop already be on board so I can confirm that the final result will be of appropriate quality to represent my work.

Individuals may sponsor existing designs by purchasing a design on behalf of a shop. The sponsor would need to cover the design fee (paid to me), the cost of my desired copy as determined by the shop (paid to the shop), and the cost of their own copy/copies and/or production fees as determined by the shop (paid to the shop). The shop may waive or lower their own fees. The sponsor does not need to cover 100% of the design fee if the shop is able to cover it. Payment would only be processed once details are sorted out with the shop and all payments are agreed upon.

The sponsor may coordinate beforehand with a shop, or may reach out to me so that I can find a shop to work with.

Support

Want to support me, but you're not a shop and not looking to sponsor a model?

Ripoffs & Design Theft

Unfortunately, in this industry, there are some companies that steal designs, selling exact copies or ripoffs. These shops are unethical at best and, in some cases, are hostile towards creators or use dangerous/toxic materials. I ask that consumers not buy ripoffs of my designs or others' designs for both ethical reasons and your own health.

Refer to my Sold page for approved manufacturers of my models. Most sell exclusively through their own storefront or a marketplace like Etsy, though some may additionally sell products through a third-party retailer. When in doubt, check with the producer.

At this time, I am not aware of any unsold models being reproduced by unauthorized manufacturers.

Thanks

I want to give a huge shout-out to the collaborative fantasy toy community and all those who have supported me. I wouldn't be here without all the support and info that's out there, including resources like the OnlyGoblins wiki, info shared by designers and makers, feedback from reviewers and collectors, and the community as a whole.

Logo

Credit for my 3D Frost logo goes to Whitefox Designs!