Monday, December 19, 2005

Jacq's Hats Sale

In case you didn't get an email we just wanted to let everyone know that our neighbour Jacqueline is also having a sale on Wednesday, the same hours as us: noon - 9pm. She's in the studio next to ours: suite 105.

Check out her selection of hats, scarves, mits, leg warmers and more:

Monster Confirmations Please

Just a reminder that for this Wednesday's Studio Sale we would like anyone who is looking for a specific monster to please call or email ahead to ensure that it will be in stock on Wednesday. We are running low on monsters and while we plan to have as many as possible on hand we recommend having one put aside so that they are not sold out before you get here. T-shirts are less of a problem; as of right now we have every style in every size (s-xl).

We are looking forwards to seeing everybody on Wednesday and would also like to thank everyone who dropped by on Saturday's and made that sale such a success.

p.s. the one monster won't be at the sale is Mr. Jefferson. We've run out of his tie material.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Studio Sale Reminder

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday December 17th, is the first day of our studio sale (it's a sale in the sense that things are for sale, rather than on sale). Please feel free to drop by from 12-6.

Holy Crap, We Have a New Website!

Okay, so it's not "fully functional" but it is a new website nonetheless. Nothing against the old site, we actually liked it quite a bit, but two years is a long time to go between updates (hopefully this means a reprieve from emails pointing this out). The site posted today was just a start to get things going. Coming soon will be a new store with all the monsters, t-shirts, buttons and everything else we come up with next year. Also we have a number of images for the gallery and we are going to start a regular blogging schedule. So all in all we are going to have a significant increase is web content for '06. We'll make it a resolution.

Something that would help us get going with this new era of website improvement would be if anyone who notices problems on our site could email us and let us know what the glitch is and what browser (including version) they are using. We are running OSX at the Factory and have tested the site in Safari and Firefox but we've not had a chance to run it on a Windows platform. This should happen soon but we are still busy with the Christmas season. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Monday, December 05, 2005

The One of a Kind Show has Finally Wrapped Up.

As of Sunday night, 6:00 pm, this year's One of a Kind Show is officially over. Thank Goodness. We are pleased to report that the show exceeded our expectations and can be qualified as a bona fide success. It was gratifing to see such a warm reception to our fifteen new monsters as well as the continued popularity of the older favourites. We would like to thank everyone who came by our booth to check out the monsters and we would like to especially thank those of you (and there were quite a few) who dropped by to say how much you still enjoy the monsters you bought last year. It was most touching to hear that the Monster Factory's creations are bringing children (and let's face it, adults) continued joy.

The Monster Factory should also take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who came looking for a specific monster only to find them sold out. As was clearly apparent we had some 'stock' issues throughout the show and tried our best to make as many monsters as possible (who knew Kyle would be sooooo popular). For those of you still wishing to get your hands on a particular monster please feel free to email or call us at our studio and I'm sure we can make an arrangement. Plus, the D.U.D.E. show and our Studio Sale are both on the horizon too. So hopefully no one will get left out.

To end off it only seems fitting to recount the Monster Factory Quote of the Show. As overheard last Wednesday at the One of a Kind.

A woman trying to direct her daughter's attention to our booth.

woman - oh quick, come here!

daugther (distracted) - what is it?

woman - it's... it's something!