Thursday, December 29, 2011

Elmore to retire



As the end of 2011 comes to an end so does the Elmore 2T head.



Yes, the 2T Elmore head will officially be retired as soon as we sell out the final 3 heads in stock. If you have an interest in making a figure using the Elmore head, my suggestion is to order now. Once they are sold out, the mold will be retired.



You can purchase Elmore on our website at http://www.braylu.com/head-2t-elmore/

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Partnership? What do you mean?

After our last blog entry about the redirection of Braylu, I received many emails wanting further clarification.

Many questions I received were wanting to know what we mean by "partnering" with figure builders.

To give a little background, Braylu has worked with most of the top figure makers in the world in one way or another. Some of these builders like us to keep their names private so we honor their request. Others are very generous and will post on their blogs that they are working closely with us to help them in their efforts. Regardless of their requests, we will continue to partner with these builders to supply them "custom" and sometimes proprietary parts. These parts may include custom legs, arms, hands and even custom molds and cast heads. We will continue to supply these builders for the coming years.

Others have asked, "I am a beginning builder and I depend on your parts to help me out with my hobby".

We feel we have played a major role in getting a large number of beginning figure makers into this craft. We enjoy this segment as well but we needed to come up with a strategy that works well for what we want to do and for those wanting to pursue this craft.

The best response we have is that we will continue to sell SOME of the parts on our website to hobby or beginning figure makers. These will be more of the common parts that we continue to keep in stock for some of the professional builders. If you don't see a part you need, then you should contact us. This may lead to developing one of the "partnerships" we are looking to establish with figure makers. We can discuss some of your needs and make the decision to develop traditional or custom parts for you.

This focus we call partnerships, will allow us to focus on some of the other things we have not had time to do in the past. These include; developing new innovative parts to help streamline figure building. Getting back to making finished figures for sale and to continue building relationships with figure makers throughout the world.

Thanks for all the support and the questions. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Winding down

We have made a significant decision last week. The decision is to re-focus Braylu Creations as we know it today.

Beginning in January of 2012, we will be winding down our part sales to the open public. The sales of parts will continue until we sell off existing inventory of specific items. Once we sell of specific items, they will no longer be available.

Our focus will change to the following.
1. Continue to service exisiting repeat customers and builders
2. Continue to do custom parts for the many builders we already service.
3. Focus on partnering with new and existing builders with special prodcuts and programs
4. Continue with our upgrade figures and get back to making professional, full size figures.
5. Expand the architectural restoration segment of our business.

As a result of this change, we will be closed from December 23rd 2011 through January 3rd 2012 for restructuring, inventory and shop maintenance.

If you are a builder and are interested in developing a partnership, I am open to discussing your ideas.

Thanks to all current and past customers and I look forward to the change.