Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Small update

Well, keeping up the blog has been less than successful! Certainly the problems with production on Dida Displays have slowed my momentum down as far as public announcements.

I'm still awaiting the final prototypes of my parts. I'm anxious to see how the Phone Booth and consoles turned out, as well as the elevator tower and a special box I've made. I'm hoping against hope that I will have everything in the next 10 days. I have to attend a wedding in Washington DC on May 23rd and will be travelling on the East Coast up until Mego Meet, so I really need to have everything together and mailed to the Toy Museum in Wheeling WV before I leave. That's not much time!

Whatever will be will be.

In the meantime I've been trying to make art for various sets to show at the Meet. It's been a little overwhelming the amount of art that has to be generated for each set and I am admittedly divided between doing so many different sets. I have some Super Hero stuff in progress, a nice Pirate display, some western town images.

I have quotes in to various manufacturers. Finding someone else to do this is not a problem, but it's a matter of finding the right price and the right level of capability. Alas, things move slowly---waiting for call backs and emails, trying to get things right. I actually met in person with one manufacturer and it was a very positive experience, but the price may not be right. Still, it was rewarding to see the machines used to do this kind of work and talk directly with experts about how to do things.

I hope I'll have good news soon.