THE THUNDERDOG REPORT

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THE THUNDERDOG REPORT

Post by BIG TRIS » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:52 am

Hello hello everyone.

I know a lot of you have been awaiting some info from us, so low and behold here it is.

None of our intentions have changed for our upcoming releases (Billy Bananas, Thundermutts etc.), it's just taken a long long time. We've always followed through on our word and always will - but when things take a long time, I know it makes people angry, impatient and all of that. So I formally and sincerely apologize for the inconveniences our delays have caused. We love all of you guys and love making toys and don't ever want that to change. Plus, we're not going anywhere so don't expect us to fall off the face of the earth or not come through on our end of the bargain.

That being said, we have had some pretty hard luck with our toy production over the last 1.5 years - delays, factory errors etc. and it's taken some time to recover, regroup and re-energize. Last year basically SUCKED for us on many accounts. But things have been kick *ss internally for Tdog this year and our ducks are auspiciously in a row and we're psyched to finally come through with the goods.

First: BILLY BANANAS

I'm sooo happy to hear all the great feedback, I love this little guy and can't wait to get him here.
Our factory is shooting to deliver them for SDCC (fingers crossed). There will also be a New York release.
And, they are NOT blind boxed. There are 5 colorways, 300 pcs of each - yet there are BLIND accessories.
There are 3 accessories (40oz, Dice and Anvil). 300 pcs of each accessory, randomly assorted through out the total run of 1500pcs.

There will be another Glow edition exclusive to ToyQube (and yes it will glow!). The details of which are being worked out now and will hopefully be available at the same time as the rest. For those of you who bought the original 'psyche' glow, Toyqube and I will announce the terms soon. It will be discounted for you with extra goodies and well worth your wait. Please stay tuned for the final info on this. (Also, to clarify - the original factory error was not ToyQube's responsibility, and fingers shouldn't be pointed at them. They've been awesome in this process and we're working together to make everyone happy campers.)

Second: THUNDERMUTT & THE MUTT CLUB!

Lots of goodness to report here. Thanks again to all the MUTT CLUBBERS who have been so patient, I know it's been a long while. The next batch of MUTTS (Black and Silver 14.5 and the MUTT CLUB EXCLUSIVE Black & Silver FILTH MUTT) - is scheduled to arrive mid-May.

This whole series will have some awesome, chase, hand made artworks hidden in the heads. Yet MUTT CLUBBERS will bet getting full sets with all hidden items, Plus an extra item only found inside the FILTH MUTT.

And, for your amazing patience Thunderdog will be giving all MUTT CLUB members this whole set of 5 - Free of Charge - plus the bonus goodies. Including shipping god damn it. This is the least we can do and again, my sincere apologies for the delay.

THUNDERMUTT 3.0 is also in queue for production, I assume we'll have our hands on it end of summer, which would be great. Each one comes with a numbered, metal silk screen print.

All I ask, is that you keep your eyes on your mail boxes and 'believe it when you see it'.

Anyway, that's the majority of the info I have for now. I can't help the fact that some of you are pissed off at the delays, but we're coming through on our promises as best as possible and doing the best we can! Thanks to all of you who have been so kind and patient with us.

I'll be on line for the next few hours to answer any questions...and for all the haters out there...flame on!

Big up!

BIG TRIS.

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Post by AznSoFTii » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:56 am

WOOO! Good news! i cant wait for the TMutss to drop! \:D/
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Post by Misterine » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:57 am

make more dunnys tristan lol~!!!
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Post by BIG TRIS » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:58 am

YUP!

The rest of the Black & Silver Mutts will be going to Wholesale, so you can get them at a store near you.

Word.

[ Added: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:00 am ]
More Dunnys? Ha ha. We'll see about that...I think they're booked for the next ten years probably! Wouldn't mind dropping another 20" tho that's for sure...

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Post by AznSoFTii » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:02 am

how do you become a muttclubber?! i want that filth exclusive. thanks for any info
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Post by BIG TRIS » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:05 am

Well, we're going to finish taking care of the current CLUB members before we consider opening it up again. But I'm sure a few clubbers will be puttin em up on the bay...

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Post by AznSoFTii » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:10 am

alright =D hahaha hopefully the prices wont be too outrageous. just curious is it like a blog kinda thing or is it like a subscriber kinda thing? thanks! really appreciate the info straight from the artist!
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Post by liveordunny » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:14 am

Is there any vinyl Runts in the works, that would be dope. Favorite plush of all time
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Post by BIG TRIS » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:16 am

I'll answer the RUNT question in a couple of months (wink).

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Post by liveordunny » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:17 am

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Post by zonnie5 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:17 am

It's really cool to read an artist that truly is looking out for his fans. That's some great customer service! :prayer:
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Post by BIG TRIS » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:25 am

zonnie5 wrote:It's really cool to read an artist that truly is looking out for his fans. That's some great customer service! :prayer:


Thanks. We are guilty of being a little too quite on the radio frequency from time to time for sure...small team = work overload = communication delays. We're working on it!

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Post by zonnie5 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:46 am

BIG TRIS wrote:
zonnie5 wrote:It's really cool to read an artist that truly is looking out for his fans. That's some great customer service! :prayer:


Thanks. We are guilty of being a little too quite on the radio frequency from time to time for sure...small team = work overload = communication delays. We're working on it!


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Post by MeatB^G » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:54 am

ok you twisted my arm... all take 'em :P Wuz wonderin about those black/silver mutts. Can't wait to see 'em up close.

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Post by BIG TRIS » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:20 am

Yeah, the black and silvers came out reeeeally nice. I'm trying to make every Thudnerdog toy in those colors. Raiders style!

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Post by echobanzai » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:42 am

i have been faithful to the mutts since day 1!!!

once i saw the reason the mutts were delayed, i was ok with waiting. PLUS, our membership was extended, so i always figured, tristan was going to come thru.

and then they hit the HOMERUN with this news!

its gonna be awesome. i LOVE the mutts.

and i will be joining again, if they have another round of memberships.
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Post by trikstir99 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:24 am

:prayer:

Tris.... any plans for a large TM release party like you did with the first 5 TM14 in NY...

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Post by BIG TRIS » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:50 am

Hmmm.

The only MUTT party I've thought about was maybe doing something in Portland with FILTH (who just moved there).

Could be cool!

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Post by sindekat » Sat May 03, 2008 5:49 am

what about the D? we miss you out here

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Post by BIG TRIS » Sat May 03, 2008 7:27 am

Gave the D this little piece of love a few weeks ago...cover of Real Detroit

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Post by Sissay » Sat May 03, 2008 7:29 am

BIG TRIS wrote:Gave the D this little piece of love a few weeks ago...cover of Real Detroit

No crime? :D

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Post by Misterine » Sat May 03, 2008 7:32 am

i swore i saw you in some events sissay
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Post by mazdiggle » Sat May 03, 2008 8:54 am

Forgive me if this has been covered in this thread or somewhere else (link please if so).....

I saw a pic of you awhile back (possibly at Skets opening a lil bit ago) with what appeared to be a 3D tag in vinyl??? like a big version of a MadVandal throwie.....what was that? is it going to be produced?? when???

any info any might have is appreciated.... i'll see if i can find the pic in question

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Post by sindekat » Sat May 03, 2008 9:34 am

BIG TRIS wrote:Gave the D this little piece of love a few weeks ago...cover of Real Detroit

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i saw that, but i missed the sneaker show and the fringe fest. what did you put up there?

also congrats on the scion campaign .. wanna customize my tC?

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Post by Misterine » Sat May 03, 2008 10:11 am

lol tristan! that PB dunny with teh rump eh lolol! \:D/
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