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November 23, 2022
It's that time again! November has come and it's almost time for the biggest sale of the year! I wanted to put together a little guide to our sale this year. We've got new things, updated things, restocked things, and more!
The sale starts on Friday 11/25 at 10AM CST with all inventory toys at 20% off! This sale will run through Sunday at midnight CST. There will be a Cyber Monday sale on remaining inventory, but that info will come later.
On Saturday 11/26 at 10 AM CST we will open up special Friend Request listings! These will not be discounted! Friend Requests will be open at least through Sunday midnight. If we aren't too swamped with them we may keep them open through Monday evening.
There are some items in the shop that will NOT have the sale applied to them! These include: Helping Hands, Group Dates, Mystery Dates, Blind Bag Enamel Pins, Blind Bag Little Fellas Keychains, cotton toy bags, Basic Buddies, and (as mentioned already) Friend Requests.
We have some awesome new things for you all this Black Friday! Here's a list of the awesome new things we busted our little butts to bring you!
First up we have 3 new grinder designs being released on Friday! Our newest monster is called Xymon and you can find his info page over here. These gorgeous designs were sculpted for us by the amazing team at Monster Smash!
We have a bunch of inventory ready to roll and we'll also have Xymon available as Friend Requests!
Next up we have our updated Fornax 4.0! This model got an upgrade to help correct some mold issues and just improve the overall design. Details have been made more prominent! The surface is smoother than before! Small upgrades have been made to the head and stem to improve mold life! And the large Fornax is finally back in action!
There will be a good handful of these available in the Black Friday drop, as well as the last of the Fornax 3.0s. After all of those are sold there will be no more Fornax 3.0s. Fornax 4.0 will be available for Friend Requests!
The Tyv line-up has finally been fully updated! Our newly finished Noble (XL) and Royal (XXL) Tyvs are ready to roll! Sadly, we didn't get them finished in time to be in the drop (except one mishap Noble Tyv), but they'll be available as Friend Requests!
It's important to note that there are some small surface imperfections on both of these versions. They are minor cosmetic issues and hard to spot. They will not negatively impact use of the toy or need any extra care when cleaning. We intend to update the surface in the next couple of months once we have time, but we really wanted to get these big lads back in circulation!
New enamel pins! We have a new set of 3 enamel pin designs available in 2 variants! The art for these pins was created by the awesome Stablercake and I love them to bits! The regular version of these pins will stay available in our shop as a regular item, but the Black Friday versions will not be restocked. They're special just for this year, so if you like them grab them now! They came out AMAZING!
We also have a handful of special items for this drop! Let's see what goodies we have!
First up is one final edition of special Helping Hands for the year. These Black Friday Edition Helping Hands are clear black hands with either red or green glitter. They're washed with sparkly black ink and painted with metallic acrylic paints. There are 2 large sets and 2 small sets. This may be the last we make of these for a good while, so if you like these go ahead and grab them!
More info on these art pieces can be found on this blog post.
Next up we have a strange little treat! We made a good handful of Helping Hands this year, and whenever we did there was overflow resin. That resin went into some old Little Fella molds we had laying around. We ended up with over 100 of these little guys and thought "what if we made these into keychains?"
It's important to note that these little keychains are handmade and they were not pressure cast so they are FULL of bubbles and scuffs and holes and such. They're not professional quality, which is why we're going to be selling them in a Blind Bag edition for $6 each. There will be a limit of 3 per customer because we don't have a ton of them and we want as many people to get them as we can. The colors and models will be random! Just a fun little way to make use of scrap materials.
Speaking of blind bags, we're also going to be listing a run of enamel pin mishap blind bags! I had a big pile of mishap pins laying around and I thought it might be fun to sell them off as a blind bag edition for much cheaper than usual. These will be $5 a pin with a limit to 4 per customer. I've got fewer than 80 available, so I want to spread them around.
And if you like shiny things, we have an edition of toy bags with shimmery logos! There are 3 different toy bag designs that will have shiny variations. Oh, and we'll have some large size bags with a new logo on them! I wasn't able to make too many of those, though. But toy bags will be restocked and one of the designs got a little change up that I think looks nicer :)
We've also got some Qarl! No, he's not back proper, we just had some leftovers from the last time he was offered for Friend Requests and we thought it might be fun to save them for Black Friday. There are 38 Qarls of different sizes and firmnesses that will be available in the Black Friday drop! Sadly, Qarl will NOT be offered for Friend Requests. But he'll be back next June, i expect ;)
Oh, and it's worth mentioning that Wende will be returning with this drop! Wende one size toys and W Toppers will be on the menu and available as Friend Requests for the next 3 months :D Welcome back, winter friend!
Oh! We also have Group Dates! These are bundles of toys sold together at a slight discount. They're great gift ideas or fun for folks just getting into collecting. All the toys match and come with a nice bag for storage. We have 10 Group Date bundles available, including a set featuring the new Xymon grinders!
Hey, let's talk about firm toys! I know there are a lot of people out there who enjoy firm toys and we just don't make firm toys very often. But one a year, as a treat, we cast aside the health of our wrists and pour out some firm toys! This is that time!
We've got a couple of different options for firm toys. One is just regular inventory toys. We poured a good handful of them and you'll be able to see them in the drop. It's mostly small and medium toys because anything bigger would destroy our hands.
But we've also got a couple of extra options available for a discount! Basic Buddies (above) are made with the leftover molding silicone we use. A majority of our molds are made with DragonSkin 10 silicone (still platinum cure), which is the same silicone we use for firm toys. So we just make some extra UV orange toys when we mix up too much silicone so as not to waste it. Basic Buddies are all some shade of UV orange, sometimes have bubbles on the base, and are half the price of the regular models. Because these are already discounted the Black Friday discounts won't apply to them.
Another option for firm toys is our last batch of Mystery Dates. These are ALL mishaps, but the type of mishap is labeled and you can choose which you want to buy. The colors are a surprise, but you can choose your model and mishap type. These are ALL firm silicone and are being sold at a discount from the regular Aelit and Deelit prices, so the sale will not apply to them. Just one more way to get firm toys :)
Okay, last thing on the agenda: Friend Requests! This year we're going to be offering 4 colors and a surprise option for Black Friday Friend Requests. If you're not sure what Friend Requests are, they're made to order toys and you can read more about them over here.
Friend Request listings will go live at 10 AM CST on Saturday 11/26. Try not to rush! There's plenty to go around and we will NOT alter orders. If you pick the wrong things you'll have to cancel your order and place it again. TAKE YOUR TIME!
Here are the color options for this year's sale:
I will be listing these Friend Requests with a 4 to 8 week wait time! I'm going to be out of town right before the holidays, which will slow us down a little. That wait time may go down depending on how many orders are placed.
There are no restrictions on orders except for the Royal Tyv and Batou! We will have a smaller number of those slots available because they're a lot of work to make and we have a limited number of molds.
My intention is also to offer a special ticket for Dreamy Drips. For $5 extra (per toy) you can choose what color drip you want between white and pink. If you're not picky about your drip colors, just ignore the ticket option.
As mentioned above, Friend Requests will NOT BE DISCOUNTED! They're all available at regular listed prices on the site. We do not charge extra for Friend Requests above regular list prices. I had wanted to offer Group Date Friend Requests, but I haven't had the time to put those listings together, so they're not going to be included. Our new Xymon grinders WILL be available, though it's important to note that Dreamy Drip and Neon Nights will look different on them since it's very difficult to achieve anything similar to a fade on those toys due to their shapes. Those options will have drips and most likely a marble of the glow colors.
I think that's it! I'll add more info if it comes to me, but that's the sale! LOTS of new stuff! We pulled out all the stops to bring you awesome goodies this holiday! As usual, we'll have freebies available in the form of stickers, postcards, Steve Cubes, and squishy treats. And orders that spend over $150 will get a random freebie item tossed in! I've got a bin full of packs of Little Fellas, Mini Emme Eggs, Tenta Buddies, and Little Beasties for those lucky folks :D
I hope to see y'all at the sale! And if you celebrate Thanksgiving, have a good one!
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