I think you’re talking about the kuduvoodoo potion bottles.
fck buddied croc has been out for a while now
Sorry to go back to it! I just wanted to say that no, I meant the snout. The artist talked over the summer about how their business partners had passed the snout design on to them for development, but that the Fck Buddies snout had just come out so they were going to have to do more thinking about the design.
The potion thing is kinda complicated - the circumstances definitely made it obvious from the inside-ish perspective that they were both designed independently and that they both had been working on it. However, some feelings were hurt, which was the big thing, so (as I understand) the artist for TTC tried to preempt things by giving them a shout out so that people wouldn't think that KV had actually copied the design from them
, since they had posted an almost finished sculpt of a potion squishy/toy first... but then it seemed to me like it was used as an opportunity to attack TTC, instead. It left a bad taste in my mouth for the opposite reason. :/
I get the impression that Stripe is maybe just not the optimal kind of personality for CS and other outreach, or is just otherwise inexperienced and maybe overly optimistic about ~stuff~?? I myself had kind of a confusing CS experience with TTC, even though we talk pretty regularly. But, I also know that I'm unusually forgiving of blunt Germanic people.
I guess what I'm trying to say is just that, while I don't speak for them by any means and I don't really feel like talking about it further, I don't think there's really any intent
from TTC's side, and I wouldn't be surprised if these designs turn out to be a lot different than the sketches (or don't end up happening at all).