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LLP Tan Sample arrived and we have a problem

So, as I mentioned below, the sample of tan arrived today (I need to email the tan clients but I will do it tomorrow because I am dead and I need to do a lot of calculations and lists to prepare the next steps QUICKLY).

The tan sample is made with opaque resin and thus can’t be sanded. As mentioned this happened without my consent, because they can’t use the resin I was originally promised. I can use the dolls they have made for *something* but I don’t think they are suitable for those who have ordered tan resin and expect a certain quality and well… colour.

Therefor I think it’s best to move direct to the new factory, which is incidentally moving to a new location, but will try to squeeze in a rush order before they do. So tomorrow I need to run the numbers for a new set of molds for all the parts, and the price difference between the old and new factory, and give them a list of exactly what we need. Once they have completed the move, I hope we can start taking orders again.

As previously mentioned, I will not be passing these costs onto my clients for this past order, and that is going to be difficult, not for lack of will but for feasibility, but its the only fair thing I can do at this point.

Far as I know, although I don’t have a response yet, the old factory will still be doing the pink dolls, and presumably the teal, but I need to get them to confirm that. Its Friday night, if I write them tonight or even tomorrow morning they are not going to respond until Monday at the earliest.

I also still need to send tracking numbers to those of you whose dolls I shipped, I assume because they were admitted before 2pm they would have gone out and will not sit in the office all weekend…

Still have some dolls to pack, weigh, sand etc etc, but the stuff I need to do for the upcoming production change needs to take priority. All will get done, don’t worry. PM me for specific questions or comment here, but again, to get the most urgent things done, may be a little slower to respond. Damn, I need a clone…..


  • Nicole Wiekierak
    Posted at 20:57h, 27 May Reply

    Maybe offer the screwball tans as project kits? I’m sure you don’t have the time to one off them because you already need a clone as it stands and better to make some money off of them versus just have them sit.

    Either way I hope you catch a break soon. That’s a lot of stress to be dealing with all at once.

  • Liz Ives
    Posted at 22:54h, 27 May Reply

    I’d love one of the screwball tans (with a head would be great, without is fine) to use as a model to make custom clothing for them. A mannequin really. I’m not even sure I would even paint her.

  • Denise Cuconato
    Posted at 23:35h, 27 May Reply

    I think that the idea of selling the tan dolls as starter kit is a good idea, at least you will earn some money from the loss that the old fabric caused to you, hope it makes sense. I bet that buyers that ordered the tanned doll would be happy to wait a little more to get a perfect doll, these are my two cents of course.

  • Maria Cuconato
    Posted at 23:37h, 27 May Reply

    I agree that is a great idea to offer the tanned dolls disocunted in price as started kit, unassembled. In that way those who would like to get into heavy customization projects could have a chance to work on your dolls. I agree that priority is to check with people that have paid already these dolls. On my side i have no rush for my vivid order, i can wait ^_^

  • Abby DeRenzo
    Posted at 23:50h, 27 May Reply

    I agree with everything above, if people paid up front for them as well that would help you manage the cost of the tan dolls for the other company. Quick question, why can’t that resin be sanded? Is it because it changes the surface color?

  • Lauren King
    Posted at 04:29h, 28 May Reply

    I think the idea of offering the opaque tan dolls either as discounted “screwball” unfinished kits or as finished and customized one-offs (or a combination, depending on how many your have) is a great option. It may be that some of the preorder/layaway customers who ordered tan would be open to getting the opaque resin rather than waiting for the new castings, so perhaps run it by them first, but if they want to wait for the resin in the intended color and quality, then I don’t feel that they have any claim on these dolls.

    As a side note, could I be included in the emailed updates on the status of the tan dolls? I haven’t gotten anything on them. I’m assuming this is because I’m in the teal dolls batch (so I didn’t buy a tan doll), but my order actually includes a number of tan parts, as well, so this change impacts me. It’s not a huge issue, and you’ve been doing a great job of keeping everyone updated with the general information in these announcements, but now that there’s some more concrete info available, I’d appreciate getting the emails for the tan doll layaway group even though I’m only partially in it.

  • Sandy Nickel
    Posted at 14:11h, 28 May Reply

    I have no problem waiting for my tan girl a little longer. I am interested in sanding/sueding and Winterdeer FU.

  • Jessiy Stanley
    Posted at 23:26h, 30 May Reply

    You can do it!!! <3

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