Armorvor mania has shaken things up, drawing an all new section of collectors to our site on drop night. Many of these new orders are only for the Armorvor, from names that have never shown up before. This is awesome, but also pretty challenging when it comes like a freight train in the night through your house. Getting the right amount of stock is always a roll of the dice, and the last three Armorvor styles were all actually ordered at the same time. Only the red version made it out for the debut, and the two from last night were pushed to this drop. I knew the amount would go quickly based on the first Armorvor sale, but I could not increase the amount we had ordered, as they had already been completed and shipped. In hindsight I should have made the limit two instead of three.
An assortment is planned months in advance, with the entire year roughly mapped out. Decisions are not made out of left field, and we gamble with each new toy we make. Product sometimes get pushed around due to circumstances beyond our control and we have to scramble to stay on track. I honestly did not expect the Armorvor to be so intense of an item.
The Armorvor is extremely popular right now, and will be for a bit based on the activity that we're all seeing, so the production numbers are being bumped up. The assortment planned for October consists of three all new styles of Armorvor as well as few small surprises and that's it. Late November will see a larger drop which will close out the year, with the next scheduled release taking place sometime in January 2013. We generally do six proper releases per year, with a little thing or two wedged in between. It's been this way for a while and will stay this way for the foreseeable future. We know times are tight, and not really looking like they are going to improve without more bumps, so every time you guys come out and support what we are doing we are truly grateful.
Things will most likely continue to sell out when they are brand new, and then eventually cool down. It's been the pattern for literally every new mold we've put out. In time the Armorvor will find a steadier pace and I will do everything I can within the realm of reason to speed that process along.
To wrap up, October's three new Armorvors will probably go quick, as they are already near completion and the numbers are only slightly higher than last night's tally (I should have boosted them higher). The limit will be dialed down to 2 per customer for October so that the odds are better for everyone to get what they are after. I have already jacked the amount of Armorvors up for November to uncomfortably high levels, with the intention of satisfying the demand. The Travelers will also have increased production numbers in November.
My apologies to all of you who were frustrated last night, I accept full responsibility for the pain and I'm working to remedy the situation.
On a positive note, at least we're still alive! After five years of doing this without a net, I'm just thankful to even have the opportunity to continue making stuff. I hope you each understand how much you have changed my family's lives for the better. Thank you so much for still being there even with the hard turns, and I promise to always give Glyos everything I've got for as long as I'm still ticking.