I got the face-up previews for the new samples! Hopefully they’ll be ready soon!
Sorry for the delay on the Mini-Machina open orders! The casting studio is backed up
and there were more delays than I expected!
(pictures are my personal casts I sent off for procast in January!)
Pre-orders for Delta and the new head, Blip, will open up at the
end of April for certain.
I should have the samples with me at the Korean Ball Jointed Doll Show
in LA! It’s April 24-26th at the Westin Hotel.
(I wasn’t going to be able to go, but I got some help and now I can!)
You’ll be able to see Orpheus and St. George in person as well as some other goodies!
<3 <3 <3 <3
Additionally, if you want a Gamma, please get one soon! There’s only a couple left.
I will actually be adding my few remaining stock of gray Gamma and Epsilons up for grabs.
Once they’re gone they’re gone.
It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll be doing another
release of the machina boys any time soon!
Wow! Well, getting these two done has been a wild ride! Between mold problems at home and abroad, shipping fiascos and some personal strife, all culminating in these two arriving the day before I flew out for the holidays, they’re finally ready for pre-order!
Pre-order period is now extended till Febuary 15th! :D
Please welcome them home!
So I had originally planned to have these two out in October. Let me tell you a story.
It’s a story about how the best laid plans can go all wrong. And oh how wrong they went.
The short story is that we had a lot of trouble getting these guys through production. The normal turn around time is one month, however, there were mold problems, a head melted on the way to the casting studio, and all kinds of other shenanigans that I hope never happen again. Meanwhile back stateside, the lid to my pressure pot broke(the handle actually) and had to go in for repairs. :/ And some internet harassment, recasting emergencies, and classes I’m taking for my day job(that I had committed to before all this happened).
If I knew it was going to take this long, I’d have scheduled all this very differently!
As is, I’m going to still HOPE to have these two ready for pre-order by Christmas.
The next mini-machina release, however, is going to be pushed back to February. Besides the reasoning that I can’t handle doing two orders at once, I am still working on a new head! I have two I’ve done and are in non-pressurized molds now to do test casts and test face-ups. I’ve also got the cat ears, which will replace the helmet, curing on my desk right now!
So that’s where things stand now! The next Mini will be either pink or gray and she’ll run the same $325 as the previous run.
I’ll update here when I get the samples of the boys in! I am so sorry for how long this has taken and I hope there’s still interest in them when they come out!
Well, technically two since there are two faces to choose from but I’m still working on the second face!
Orpheus, the face seen here, is the first large scale doll I’ve done in years. YEARS.
I’ve been limiting myself to the more cost and space effective region of 42cm and smaller…
but I really wanted to make a larger boy. So here he is! I’m super excited about him.
I won’t have an exact price or color selection until closer to October when I get the quote from the casting company for him.
Since he’s a new size I’m not sure how expensive production will be for him. I’m estimating in the $500-600 range.
Palest pale is a go, but I’m debating on natural or gray as the alternative color! Depending on the interest in him, I may only do a small run of 30.
If you’re interested in him, please chime in and let me know!
Wow, guys! I was overwhelmed by the response to the first batch of Mini-Machinas! They’re the first doll I’ve ever sold out of! As a result, here’s the first renewed pre-order!
Blue is the alternative color offered at this time! Teal is sold out.
Pstt~~ At the time of this post, I have three unclaimed white minis left over from the waitlist! So the first three white minis paid in full will be shipped out immediately. :D
Finally! After two or three years of waiting the boys are being cast and are ready for pre-order!! :D
Find out more about purchasing one on their individual pages:
I’ll post more pictures as I have time. Hope to have lots of pics for you all! Thanks for visiting!
*edited to add* Just got word today that they will ship the samples out tomorrow via EMS. It should be about 3-5 days before they arrive so I’ll have photos and official pre-order starting next week! thanks everyone!! :D
Prototype photos! :D I was going to save it as a surprise, but since the photos show Epsilon on the body, the cat’s out of the bag! You will be able to choose the color, but also the which head you want! Gamma and Epsilon will both be available. You’ll be able to order both heads if you like as well. :3
I will keep early bird orders open for another week before I close them. Remember, early bird orders get a free face-up if they choose! You can find more info about early bird ordering here!
I will also be offering line painting, adding lines to the face-up, and doing custom paint jobs on a limited basis. I can only do a few of those a month, so I’ll take them on a case-by-case basis. More info and pricing when the samples get here and I can get some pictures and examples!
In other news, Machina and Lagoon are in Dolls Magazine’s December issue!
You can check out the issue here! Pg 29 and 33!
The Lagoons are also now in stock!
When you order the doll will ship in a matter of days, no waiting!
There are two face-ups available(shown above), or you can buy her blank.