Friday, March 02, 2007

First shots off the production line are in…

We are now in full production and as promised the first official image of the first 3 production shots off the line is loaded. Wow! I wasn't sure what to say when I opened the box. I thought holding the prototypes was amazing but the feel of the full on weighted (650g) 7" tall vinyl pieces has once again left me without words…

So without further ado, from left to right (and sporting a tweaked logo) DCTO: Emperor’s Yellow, Temple Red, and Sumi-e Black.




PS. Hmmmm…Did I forget to mention that there are 2 additional colourways around somewhere? I’ll have to remember to show you at some point in the near future. (hehe)

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Next update: Final packaging +

9 comments:

neil said...

These are looking fantastic. can't wait to get my hands on em. keep up the excellent work...ww

tyr said...

brilliant! I cannot wait either. any idea when they'll be available?

saya said...

Now I'm little bit worried if I can draw nice pupils...! I don't wanna make your pretty babies ugly:-(

dls said...

NICE JOB bro!!! Those are wicked. I want I want!

CHOCOLATE SOOP said...

Hey guys thanks…

Neil: Glad you like. Just to let you know, I hired WW to do the original sculpt last year and they did an awesome job. But I realized that it would have ended up just under 5" in the final production version. And since I've taken on the manufacturing and distribution myself, I wanted to put it out there at a size that would make people, and me of course happy when they held it. So I had DCTO re-sculpted at the factory I’m working with in China. That's why they are now just over 7" which makes it oh so huggable.

tyr: Now that production has begun, the target is for DCTO to be in stores for June. You guys will be the first to know the exact date I promise. There will be a lot of DCTO related happens starting up very soon. Hang in there…

Saya: Don’t worry. I’m sure you can make beautiful eyes for DCTO. Start practicing ;)

dls: Thanks! They’re coming, They’re coming. LOL

more soon

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SKILLA said...

Dude.. these are sick!!.. Can't wait to get my hands on these babies. Great job on the design and detail.

Ruriko said...

はじめまして。
これまで何度か覗いていました。
日本語でコメントできるとは知りませんでした。
今日は DCTO の出来上がりを見させてもらいました。
コロンっとしていて、かわいらしいですね。
昔ながらの日本の達磨と日本の色を合わせているのに、とても新鮮に目に映りました。
これからも楽しみにしています。

Chad said...

These are looking incredible! I bugged every vinyl shop on the net about the release date. You can go ahead and count on me for one (or two) of each! I like that you decided to go bigger with them, they deserve it. I think the DCTO is the most promising design out and the only one I really get something out of. Are you going to have quantity limits, though? I've raved about the DCTO to everyone I know and I want to at least give one to my sister.

Klim said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE em!!!1

can't wait to see them in person