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Kricky The Alien Frog – Released!

Finally! After many delays and more than a few setbacks, my toy label GENSHI:TOY is proud to announce the release of my second toy Kricky The Alien Frog!

A couple of days ago I visited my distributor’s warehouse (DKE Toys) where we had just received my inventory of “Kricky Frogs” (which is how the Hong Kong manufacturer, ThreeZero, labeled the cases) and a very big smile quickly grew upon my face.

Stack Of Krickys

Stack Of Krickys

I want to take this opportunity to thank a few people that helped to make this all possible, starting with my new business partners Shirley and Howard, a.k.a. the Chi-Lees, for their support and for making this project happen; Matt Manos for is invaluable work on the packaging design; Dov of DKE Toys as always for his support, advice and Jedi-like distribution skills; ThreeZero for their professionalism in manufacturing; and last but not least, Visnja Zelenika for her invaluable moral support, patience and inspiration (as well as making the “Krick, Krick” noise when explaining how Croatian frogs sound like… which is what inspired Kricky’s name!)

Details about the toy:

Kricky will initially be available in 3 varieties; the original two-toned Green Kricky at $29.95, the Glow-In-The-Dark Kricky at $29.95 (limited to 100 pieces) and for those of you that love to customize your vinyl toys, a Blank White Kricky at $24.95 (which will be sold through Kricky’s site exclusively, starting within the next couple of weeks!)

Please contact your favorite vinyl toy retailer and ask for “Kricky The Alien Frog” by name!

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Kricky The Alien Frog – Shipping!

Though delayed by a couple of weeks, Kricky The Alien Frog is finally on the ship from the manufacturer and headed to the Port of Long Beach! It should arrive on October 3rd and then after clearing U.S. Customs (anywhere from 3 to 7 days) it will be trucked on over to my distributor, DKE Toys.

My excellent freight company provided me with all the details of the shipping process including the name of the cargo ship and the port of arrival. With this information, I found a site that allows me to actually track the ship on google maps… you know, in case of pirate attacks! 😉

Kricky's Ship - The OOCL Tianjin

Kricky's Ship - The OOCL Tianjin

Tracking Kricky

Tracking Kricky

UPDATE as of 10/02/2009: Kricky is getting closer…

Tracking Kricky 10/02/2009

Tracking Kricky 10/02/2009

UPDATE as of 10/03/2009: Day of arrival…

Tracking Kricky 03

Tracking Kricky 03


Kricky The Alien Frog – Finished!

That’s right folks, my next toy “Kricky The Alien Frog” is officially out of manufacturing. My manufacturer, ThreeZero, sent me the email last night along with a few photos of Kricky fresh off the factory floor! (see below)

The cases of Krickys will be put on a ship from Hong Kong next week and should arrive at my distributor’s door step in a couple of weeks after that. More information will be forthcoming on how you can purchase your very own limited edition Kricky The Alien Frog!


Kricky The Alien Frog – Packaging Design

After a furious 4 days of back and forth design edits last week, I present to you, the final packaging design for Kricky The Alien Frog! A very big thank you goes out to my new packaging designer Matthew Manos for all of his hard work and for putting up with the pressure of an insane deadline (and a slightly insane Art Director like me!) You really pulled through Matt!

Kricky Final Packaging

Kricky Final Packaging

The design of the packaging is now in the hands of my manufacturer ThreeZero and in exchange, they have sent me the finalized production prototype of Kricky The Alien Frog! It should be arriving in the next couple of days, so I will be posting pictures of it once I get it in my hands.

They did, however, also send me a photo of this finished prototype, but I am not showing it yet… but lets just say, it really is an alien frog! We have enhanced the colors a bit and altered the design slightly so it really stands out and catches your eye while still keeping with the simple and clean original design.

(ooh I want to show the picture they sent me so bad! But I just have to wait until I get it in my hands and take pictures of it myself. Patience Craigery, patience.)