Well it's shaping up to be a great 2012 with many projects underway already. I'll be cutting more G5 Roid Prybabies soon for a late winter/early spring timeframe. The G2 Roid Keytons will be coming along in a month or so once I get off my lazy butt and resume working on them again. G2 titanium Keytons are being cut this week so those will be coming in a few weeks as well. And some of my older customers might remember a slender and hefty pry bar tool called the Wedgie...the Wedgies will be returning very soon but this time in super thick titanium. There may be a few other suprises in store too that I am not yet ready to reveal. ;)
The big news right now though is the return of that bodacious drinking tool, the BigShot. I revisited the design and gave it a facelift so that it now shares the same DNA as my Tippler shot cups. The new BigShots are the same size as the older BigShots with a 3 fluid ounce capacity but they now closely resemble the Tipplers in outward appearance. These gorgeous cups are made of passivated 303 stainless steel and they weigh in at a whopping 7.3 ounces, so nearly 1/2 lb each! They are truly awesome vessels.
The way the production cycle for the BigShots is going to work, I will be able to get about a week of machine time per month for much of the year. So approximately every month or so I'll be able to get a batch of these going. In this way I should be able to have multiple sales throughout the year for BigShots and so will be able to keep them coming. In addition, I'll also be making some in aluminum with hardcoat anodizing and perhaps some design variations may come along in time as well, we'll see how it goes. No titanium ones will be made.
So, today I have the first wave of stainless steel BigShots ready. Material costs have increased since the earlier batches two years ago so these are going to be $75 each plus shipping. Due to weight and value, international shipping will be via Express Mail only. This first wave is not huge and since many many more are coming very soon I'm going to limit these to two pieces per customer for now. As always, thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate it.
First wave is gone, thank you so much! Next ones will be up probably end of next week or early the following week.
Next to the Tippler!