Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Next Gen Giant Icehouse

  • FromKristin Looney <customer-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 05 Apr 2006 10:18:29 -0400
--On March 19, 2006 Ryan McGuire and Kerry Breitenbach <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx> wrote:

I just went looking for the email or WWN that mentioned the
discontinuation of the cardboard Giant Icehosue pyramids in favor of the
next generation but couldn't find it.

What are they going to be, plastic?  I've seen three-layer corrugated
plasic, basically plastic cardboard.  Is that the stuff?

yes, the plan has been to make them with this corrugated plastic...

BUT I'm thinking that may never happen. corrugated plastic comes in several thicknesses, and the standard thicker version is too thick to fold well into pyramids, while the special thinner (and more expensive) version does work, but it is much harder to find in good colors unless you make a custom run in huge quantities - and this material still presents a bunch of challenges for manufacturing and assembly.

the GOOD news - is that the cutting die I used years ago to make the cardboard ones that we have since run out of STILL EXISTS! I was not sure of this... but I tracked it down (long story on why that was hard) so we do have the option of making more corrugated cardboard ones.

I make no promises on how soon I will make more... trust me when I say my to-do list is out of control, and this does not fall very high on the priority list. But there are several very vocal stores who are begging for more giant pyramids - so sure hope this will happen sometime this year...

so that's the giant pyramid update...  Thanks for playing with pyramids!

-Kristin (aka she who manufactures pyramids)