25-inch Mako Shark a few weeks ago.
This should be plenty of heads up notice for those that still wish to order one before we end the edition. It well surpassed all of our goals for the run back in December and we feel it is time to move on from this original design of ours.
Due to our extremely heavy order load I reluctantly report today that we are only running on time instead of our normal of running well ahead of schedule.
Try as we might our build times still remain between 30 and 60 days depending on the shark and complexity of order. It simply takes us time to make everything from scratch. All vendor orders are also of course running on time as well. But we are working extra hours to try and knock this down where we can as we prefer to surprise customers with earlier delivery when possible. I know that I hate to wait myself. Even though having an actual SPFX Artist custom build you something in a working FX shop is the uniqueness we offer, waiting is still not the funnest thing. So we are working to reduce wait times.
My dear friend Chuck has been gone for a few years now but one of the things he gave me has really been on my mind this year. He was the artist that made and sold those really nice sets of Bruce Shark teeth years ago.
His last month of life we had some seriously good talks and in one of the last ones he told me that he had sent me out a large giftbox and told me to do whatever I wanted with it. His hope was that it would help me to provide for my family. We got it delivered just before he passed but he was in no condition to thank like I wanted to. He was a great guy and my cherished friend.
Although I have kept these precious momentous to myself since then I am now considering filling Chuck's wish. I have plans of releasing a set of 7 Bruce Shark teeth in memory of Chuck. The set that he mailed me was far superior to any other teeth I had ever collected previously.
I also have a few different teeth of my own to add to the collection including a Bruce 3 and original Bruce 4 tooth. With this post I am seeking interest level from the community for whether my family should invest into cleaning these up, arranging them, molding them and offering them for sale?
Let me know what you think.
For me obtaining The Bruce Shark Teeth directly from the exact same stone molds used in Jaws and Jaws 2 were the Rosetta Stone to helping me measure accurately to produce our first Bruce Shark replicas.
They are pure treasure in my eyes and the Crown Jewels in my collection. Do you feel the same and would you like to own your own if produced afford-ably?
Thank you all again for your friendships, your encouragements, for sticking up for us and for sharing our incredible shark builds!☺