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As of 8 January 2020 our store will no longer be offering customers to pay via PayPal. What happened? As most of you who have purchased items from me know, a significant amount (about 40-50%) of my business relies on made-to-order products or so-called “pre-orders”, where a part of the customers' payments are used to finance the projects. I have so far had a clean track record with very few returns and have had only 2 claims in 2019 (both were settled by me - one was filed only one day after the purchase was made). On 4 January 2020...

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You have snagged one of the extra-squishy Dirty Bird inflatable orcas? Congratulations! (If you haven't, then hurry up - the pre-order contingent is nearly gone!). It will take a while until the actual thing(s) reach you - probably around June/July this year. This news section will be, amongst other channels like Twitter, Facebook and the store newletters, the place to go for information and updates. If you were amongst those who ordered the first 50 orcas, then you will receive one free blue whale for every orca whale that you ordered. This means: if your order number is anywhere between...

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An eventful 2019 is coming to an end. Looking back, a lot of stuff has happened and much of it would not have been possible without the help of many talented people who have turned my ideas into practice.... Hopefully I will be working with all - or most - again in 2020!

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So, main concern seems to be: is this orca shape robust? I would say it is. All body seams are flat-welded seams backed by a textured 2cm wide vinyl strip holding together panels of very flexible 0.4mm vinyl. This is the same material and same kind of welding most will have seen on PuffyPaws and Phenod toys until recently - and made by the same factory. There are some complex and intersecting seams on the tail, where the entire tail assembly meets both the logitudinal seams and a horizonal seam on both sides that holds the internal baffles, which give...

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Thar she blows! is the new set of inflatable whales brought to you exclusively by Horseplay Inflatables in 2020. The two designs reflect both innovation and tradition of inflatable pooltoys. Dirty Bird's massive, 2.2m orca with it's dramatically swept up tail will be an entry level-priced custom toy, made from well-known extra-soft 0.4mm vinyl to complement its squishy looks. The classic 1990s blue whale - a sought after rare pooltoy these days, is an almost exact replica of the original that faded from the market in the late 1990s when first more garish and then "realistic" printing patterns became the...

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