I want to disassemble my blank soft vinyl toy, but it is not coming apart easily. What do I do? DO NOT FORCE IT! Before attempting to remove any appendages, heat the area with a heat gun or blow dryer until soft and pliable. Keep the heat gun moving in a circular motion to prevent burning or warping. You can also place the blank figure in a cardboard box or paper bag. Connect a hair dryer through a cut out hole to blow in hot air. This will circulate around the figure and soften the vinyl, making the joints easier to disassemble. Tiny appendages such as Hagopuss mandibles are strongly advised not to be removed once attached.
I wish to custom paint my blank soft vinyl toy. How should I prepare? First, clean off the mold release. You can scrub and spray the figure with isopropyl alcohol. You can also submerge the pieces in a large pot, or in a clean plugged up sink, filled with freshly boiled water (Do not actually boil them in a pot). Cover it with a lid for 2 to 3 minutes, and then remove the pieces from the water with tongs. Run them one more time under the faucet with hot water, and set them out to dry in a dish rack. Make sure they are completely dry before you paint them. When choosing your paint, I recommend vinyl paints like V Color. You will need to thin them with vinyl thinner for airbrushing. Always work in a ventilated area and wear a full face respirator when airbrushing vinyl paints, and wear extra thick latex gloves when handling vinyl thinner, since it can cause dermatitis. Vinyl thinner is made of methyl isobutyl ketone and xylene, both of which have been proven to cause permanent brain and nervous system damage through prolonged occupational exposure.
The figure I wanted sold out before I could purchase one. Will it ever be available again? I release multiple colorways of my original figures, but if the figure has disappeared from the STORE and moved to the ARCHIVE, that means the beast has most likely been fixed and no future colorways will be issued. The time/date of my shop drops are always announced through my email newsletter, which you can sign up for on the contact page.
What is the return policy? All sales are final, but your satisfaction is important to me. I do not offer refunds or exchanges, but if the piece you purchased arrives damaged, send me an email and I'll work with you to make it right. In the extremely rare event that your item does arrive damaged, notify me via email within 3 days of delivery, and please include a picture of the damaged toy. Regarding postal delivery problems, I can not be held responsible for mistakes made by the postal service, but I will do everything in my power to help matters. All packages do come with tracking.
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I'm having nightmares about your creations. What should I do? Stay calm. This is a completely normal side effect my toys seem to have on certain sensitive types. Next time they enter your dreams, try interacting with the creatures instead of running from them. Offer them sweets, or ask them if they'd like to play hide'n'seek with you. Befriend the monsters. Love the monsters. For you are a member of the human race and a monster yourself.
If lucid dreaming isn't something you're accustomed to, try drinking a strong brew of blue lotus tea occasionally before bed. Keeping a dream journal can also help immensely.