< Piro >
Monday - September 12, 2005
First the good news. The Megagear store is now open. Please head on over and check out some of the new gear, including the new Ping Beta Tester t-shirt, the Cave of Evil logo t-shirt, our new B4k4 hoodie, six new sticker designs, a Megatokyo wrist band our new Click Wisely mousepad. Seraphim and I had a lot of fun pulling all of this together, and we hope you like the new items.
Now the bad news. There is one item that we could not put up today... If you attended Otakon or had read news of my announcements there, you probably knew about the Boo plushie that we've been working on. Today was the big day our shipment of Boos was to arrive, and we were very much looking forward to it .
Unfortunately, after the shipment came and we opened the boxes we discovered to our dismay that there were serious problems with the finished product. The manufacturing errors are serious, and we do not feel that we could offer these to our customers. They do not in any way meet our quality expectations, based on the prototypes and samples we had seen, and as such we will not be selling them.
We are working with the manufacturer to find out what went wrong, and to get the order redone properly and as soon as possible. Hopefully we can manage to get the manufacturing problems worked out and have boo in our store before Christmas. The prototype and subsequent production samples looked great, and i was very happy with the way things were looking, which is part of why i am so disappointed. Lets hope that the manufacturer can make them the way they should be - we won't sell you anything less.
If you were looking forward to picking up your very own boo plushie, we apologize for not being able to offer them to you at this time. No one is more disappointed about this than Sarah and I are,
but we not about to loose a bunch of defective boos into the world. The poor guy has enough problems as it is :)