Frisky Beast just posted their announcement about the TTC purchase:
http://frisky-beast.tumblr.com/post/167 ... nouncement
Hey there folks,
Some of you may have already heard, as of November 1st, Frisky Beast Enterprises has been acquired by Twin Tail Creations. I’m sure you have a lot of questions regarding this change, so first I’ll try to answer a few of the obvious ones to the best of my ability.
To start off, all existing orders will be completed. Having a finish line in sight makes this a bit easier for us to organize and work through, and we are expecting to have the last of the old orders out no later than the first of the year. If this expected time-frame changes, you will be notified. The original Frisky Beast website will be in a limited color mode while certain models make their exit to the TTC shop, starting with the Kaiju Island lineup. A new Frisky Beast storefront under TTC ownership will be made, where certain FB original items will remain until further notice.
Next, you may be curious as to what lead to this decision. Honestly, I’m not at all fond of discussing personal matters on a public platform such as this, but I will do my best to summarize. I apologize for the confusion my silence may have caused during this time.
Early in 2017, a health issue that I put on the backburner for years pushed itself to the forefront of my daily life. I worked through it and made adjustments where possible to accommodate. The good days allowed us to make progress and catch up, but the bad put us behind again. The longer the issue went on, the worse it became, and after several months the really bad days outnumbered the good ones. Production (along with my mental health) suffered as a result, and soon ‘manageable backlog’ became overwhelming.
At the advice of my doctor, my partner and my staff, we made the decision to begin stepping back, and start looking for someone to take over the company. We screened a number of potential candidates, trying to find someone who had the experience, the work space, and the drive to conquer this enormous task. We also wanted to find someone who we were confident would correct issues we never managed to overcome.
The interviews lasted til early fall, and after careful consideration, we decided to offer the company to Twin Tail Creations. They have proven their ability to produce and deliver a quality product in a reasonable amount of time, and we feel comfortable leaving our creations in their hands. Frisky Beast Enterprises is extremely grateful to them for stepping up to this task, and by extension, granting me the much needed time to focus on my health for awhile. I will still be around behind the scenes on staff, but I will be no longer holding the reins.
I want to say how much I appreciate the patronage and patience you’ve given me over the past four years. I am truly sorry for the order issues and long wait times that prolonging this choice has caused, and the effects it has had on you all as customers and community members. I sincerely believe you all will be happier with the coming changes, and I hope that those turned away from our products by the actions of the past will now be able to get the toys they’ve always wanted.
Thanks for everything,
I'm a bit relieved that they're going to complete the existing orders and not just toss them to the wind, but I also wonder... will they be receiving help? Because if the issues that caused them to sell in the first place are that bad, I can't imagine trying to complete all existing backlog orders before January 1st would be very manageable.