Horseplay Toys

Tarni - Inflatable Sand Shark by Kittell Fox

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  • Regular price 229.00€
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This is a project information page for a future pre-order item.

Please read this carefully if you plan to pre-order this item. Updates will be posted regularly. Please also follow us on Twitter for more.

Let's move beyond angry-looking sharks, or sharks with toothy grins for this one... Tarni will be the friendly shark girl, based on the anthro sand shark girl design by Kittell Fox. Our shark design is an attempt to blend her female appeal with the looks of a classic inflatable pool shark.

Tarni will be approximately 2.5 m long (8'4") and be a single-chamber design. She will be designed as a companion toy for our large orca whale. The intention is to have a gradient ink-jet printing to reflect the anthro Tarni's original pattern. This would be the "high-end" solution, including a relatively thick (but hopefully soft) 0.4mm vinyl with a flat body seam and flattened seams on the two dorsal fins. An "economy" screen-printed version with half-tone colours is a possible back-up plan. The screen-printed product would be finished with mostly pinch seams, since the overall shape is unproblematic for this kind of seam and there will be no white edges on the body seam flash.

The first set of photos you are seeing in the gallery right now are of mostly of the pre-final prototype, which has somewhat duller colour tones than the final version. The lighter/brighter version at the end of the gallery and is the "high-end" version with flat seams and with untrimmed seam flash (in the factory photos). Tarni is still "WIP" and details may change slightly until when pre-orders open.

Watch the walk-around video for the pre-final proto:

 

The price given is tentative and for the digitally printed high-end version only. It may increase due to the current global increases in transportation and material costs.

Pre-orders are expected to open in late 2022.

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FAQs

  1. Will this be a limited run? Of course. Every run is limited by the amount of money that's available. When they're gone, they're gone.
  2. Will I be able to pay in installments? Yes. Choose the Splitit option at checkout, when you pay by credit card.
  3. Will this toy be available with SPH mod? If there is an economy version, then this will be considered. The high-end version will not have an SPH option.
  4. How big is Tarni? She is bigger than an Intex shark but smaller than the 3m IW shark, which we think makes her an ideal size for riding, without being overly bulky. The inflated size is ca. 2.5m
  5. Do you ship to my place? I ship to anywhere where there is a postal system. Email us if you experience problems at checkout.
  6. Can I get exchanges or refunds for defective items? Yes, within reason: please see our refund policy.
  7. How long will this take for delivery? At this time we cannot anticipate the time frame between the start of pre-orders and delivery, but in the current economic environment severe delays may occur without notice. We will try to keep you updated as best as we can. Please follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Update version: 21 May 2022