The whale ahead....
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 #1563-HT and #1610-HT, then you will receive one or several free blue whales.
If you have ordered a blue whale (or several) in addition to the orca(s), then our default option will be to add an extra blue whale to your total shipment. Should you wish to have one from your order discounted instead, then you'll need to let us know.
If you placed your order later, but within the pre-order period which ends on 9 February, then you will participate in a raffle in which you can win one of three Dirty Bird inflatable orca-themed T-shirts.
Please do not ask for free blue whales or discounts, if your order is not within those given above.
While I will try to provide you with accurate updates on the progress of the project, please be aware that timelines in international logistics can change at short notice. At the moment, the production for the orcas and blue whales is scheduled for early April. The goods should then be loaded onto container ships bound for Hamburg (Germany) and Miami (US) respectively by mid-April. Depending on the vessel schedules, the delivery dates to the German and US warehouses may be as much as 4 weeks apart. Accurate estimates of the delivery date(s) can only be made after the goods have cleared customs.
Your orca(s) and blue whale(s) will be shipped together. If you have ordered anything else from the in-stock catalogue, then those items will be shipped along at the same date. If you wish to receive those items before, then I will have to charge you extra for the split shipment.
If you have any questions, please email us.