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Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011, 05:15 pm
Extra large Meekos available

t_h_squirrel has sent a Meeko and a husky (everyone should know what the classic Meeko looks like, but here is a shot of the husky) to a Chinese manufacturer (Joy Fay, from whom I bought a Remy knock-off I'm very happy with) who will copy the patterns and make over-sized versions of them. This costs money of course, but the more people who sign up for a given size, the cheaper it will be for all concerned. Myself and a friend are getting Meekos that will measure 91cm from rump to nose that will look straight ahead. Others are commissioning one that will be 152cm from nose to rump. Some are getting a husky that will be 183cm from nose to rump. How much they cost will depend on how many people commission a particular design and you will have to talk to Trigger, who is coordinating this, but you then pay Joy Fay directly rather than Trigger. As for how good these will be, I don't know. I am taking a chance on it myself. I'm just putting this out so other people can get in on this too if they want.

Further inquiries should be directed to Trigger:

Email/GTalk: triggerhappysquirrel@gmail.com
FA: triggerhappysquirrel
YIM: triggerhappysquirrel

Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
t_h_squirrel

I'm just a conduit to coordinate this and future projects. ;)

Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
dagz

i'd love a giant Meeko! ^-^

Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
porsupah

If I had money, I'd be tempted. ^_^ It might be a good idea, if possible, for the enlarged design to be reviewed - I recall when Farallon enlarged his Kimba (that just doesn't sound right, does it..), he had to tweak the pattern to make it look "right", after scaling it up.

I wonder if Disneyland still sells that "life-size" Brer Rabbit.. he was gorgeous. Something like 4' tall, standing pose, perfectly on model. Removable clothes, too. (I was just curious!)

Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
t_h_squirrel

I don't think D-Land sells Brer Rabbit that big anymore? I was there in the shops and never saw one. Only the 13" model. It would be kinda of expensive to have interchangeable clothes on a 4 foot model. I'm guessing it cost about over $1,000 for a set with the plush?

Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
helios_inferno

Interesting, thanks for sharing :)

I fear costs may be a bit too over my budget for now though..

Sat, Oct. 8th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
loranskunky

Tempting, depends on cost factor. Now, if you where doing a extra large Thumper, I be VERY intrested.

Sun, Oct. 9th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Funny you should say that. TH made some some sort of tantalising comment about an extra large floppy Thumper (I have the rigid kind but I much prefer the floppy) but then went quiet on me. The might be a possibility for a future run, but you will want to discuss that with TH.