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One of my good intentions for 2024 was to post more relevant news - in time. It didn't start well, but here you go. We started off the year with the delivery of the Lizet hyenas and Jack Darlington, and with Sofi by AyGee. At the same time we had got the Lizet cats (pre-orders from 2023) into production. These batches are made by two different factories - the first one makes the bulk of our standard toys, and the second one makes the more sophisticated ink-jet printed toys with thicker, softer vinyl, and flat seams on the bodies.  Even...

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Please be aware that we will not accept AI-generated artwork for printing on our inflatable pillows, airbeds, dakis etc.Reason: at this point, there is no evidence that artists, whose artworks have been used to "teach" AI, are receiving compensation. In many cases consent for the use of their art was also lacking. Therefore, we'll treat AI-art as being in contravention to our position on only accepting art for custom prints for which permission by the artist exists, or that have been specifically commissioned for the purpose of being printed on our products.AI-art may be used to illustrate concepts or ideas,...

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We now have confirmed sailing dates for the ships taking the hyenas, Sofis, & Jack Darlingtons to the US and to Germany. Unfortunately, despite of our best effort to secure fast passages, they will be in port just around Christmas. This means: we won't be able to send them out until the middle of January 2024.The destinations served from Germany will be sent out slightly ahead of those being served from the US, where the vessel will be in port a little later. However, we will have a dedicated shipping effort in both Germany and the US to ensure that...

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Our position on using our (and by extension: our artists') art & imagery. Because this seems to have come up in other channels, and we're hopelessly backed-up adding formal policies and guidance to our store website. So, this serves as a heads-up and temporary policy on the subject:1) We are ok with any derivative artworks being made of our toys & artwork, as long as they don't fall in the main categories of products that we have: pooltoys, dakis, blankets, T-shirts. Credits, tagging etc. would be nice but we don't insist on it. (Both CC-0 and CC-BY uses are acceptable;...

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Lizet's two playful cats, inspired by Barados, were a success that overwhelmed us, especially since the production had a few hiccups that resulted in us not getting as many of them made as we originally planned. The snep and the cougar sold out in record time. Starting on 1 October 2023 we will open a new round of pre-orders for these in addition to a larger pair of cats - Sundara, the tigress, and Laini, the lioness, also drawn by Lizet. You'll find ALL pre-order information on the respective product page for each cat. We will endeavour to maintain this...

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