Saturday, February 4, 2023

Shipping update! and a THANK YOU!

As of today, all packages (except those for my friends in Canada) have shipped! We've been burning the morning and midnight oils over here to get the Manglors out to you as quickly as possible. Finally we have a modernized system so you all should have received tracking numbers. If you have not received one by now, shoot us a message!

Obviously, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who is here for the "second life" of Toyfinity. One of the sole benefits of the last few years being impacted by the pandemic was gaining some time away from the everyday grind of life. That time was used to really evaluate the Toyfinity portfolio and determine the future direction here. 

It was in the very early days of Toyfinity that Matt Doughty showed me the concept work for the new Manglord. We were very close to producing him back in 2014. As has happened so many times, life occurred and the Manglors remained confined to the sketchbooks of secret Onell designs. So many versions...there were versions with tons of parts, ultra classic versions, versions in Kenner style, even one which would have incorporated Nazgar in human form! We'll delve into this more in the coming days. For a number of reasons, it just never came to fruition. 

Now, we have the incredible reimagining of the Manglord from the combined minds of Matt Doughty and Erwin Papa, with further visualization of the Manglors universe through the paintings of Nathan Baertsch. It's been a true pleasure to work with these masters in creating a new vision of the concepts that Ken Kelly had made for Ideal way back in the 80s. The release would not have been possible without Marc Beaudette of the Onell team, bringing his technical expertise to our new, modernized store and reworked overall site. It is hard to thank them enough for all of their work on this project.

I would also be remiss if I didn't thank my extended family and friends for their support throughout this process, as well as all the past contributors to "Toyfinity" over the years. If anything, this has never been a one-man show (except in the shipping department) - I could not have done it without all of you.

2023 promises to be a very fun year from Toyfinity - keep your eyes peeled to our socials for more fun with the Manglors!

PS -Don't forget to warm the figures up before you start assembling and building! 

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