September 2018, PetWORKs hosted the PetWORKsの仕事と野望 －All about PetWORKs event.
It was an event to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Fans who attended got a chance to see prototype of PetWORKs' 1/6 scale boys.
And from the many retweets and likes on Twitter, fans were very excited about about Eight & Nine.
PetWORKs had hoped to deliver the boys to fans by the Autumn of 2018 but changed the date to Spring of 2019.
But it looks like there's another date change.
On March 6, 2019, Momoko’s creator, Namie Manabe, shared the following news about the PetWORKs male line:
We're still looking for concept illustrations for the 1/6 scale boys, so we can't exactly predict what they're going to be like.
Management wise, we want any of the doll molds we invest in to sell well, but there is no way to know if they will until we get them out to the market.
Anyway, we'll put our very best into making attractive products.
For many customers, the world of playing with boy's dolls is something they don't have any idea about yet.Namie Manabe - Twitter (English Translation)
I know a lot of fans were eagerly awaiting the boys release and now must put their purchase on hold.
Sounds like designing a brand new doll from head to toe is a lot more challenging then most of us realize.
PetWORKs is a small company.
And I can only imagine the investment and worries they’re having to sort through.
They want a successful male line and us collectors, want it to be successful too but this is a whole new area for the company.
There’s no guarantee that either boy will be popular with collectors.
I hope PetWORKs doesn’t get discouraged and bail out of the male line.
But I also understand they have to do what’s best for PetWORKs & the future of the company.
Ugh, this was not the news I wanted to hear for Eight & Nine but at least we have some idea of what’s going on with the two fellows.
Good News: PetWORKs will attend Doll Show 55 Spring Asakusa and Eight & Nine will be on display.
As news about Eight & Nine continue to come in I’ll update this post, so please stay tuned!
Over to You
What do you think about the latest news on the production of Eight and Nine?
Are you surprised, worried or undisturbed by this latest PetWORKs Twitter post?
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See More Eight & Nine Pics & Info:
- Coming Soon From PetWORKs – Male Dolls Eight & Nine!
- Doll Show 54 Autumn Asakusa: PetWORKs Images
- Wonder Festival 2019 [Winter]: PetWORKs
Source: Namie Manabe (Twitter)