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This weblog is based on emails I write with other ScoonimDoll enthousiasts. Of course I only publish an email or a part of it with permission of my respondent.

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Subject: ScoonimDoll transcends erotics

Hello Jim,

Interesting difference between Europe and the US you mentioned.
Given the fact that 90% of the erotics on the internet, in magazines DVD's and TV series like Baywatch, Sexcetera and Playboy TV Sex Court have their origin in the US, it strikes me as very odd that rather innocent public erotics like partly-nudes on billboards are no-go in the US. Here in the Netherlands this is indeed hardly an issue. Of course there are also people here who feel offended by these billboards and commercials, but in general it is very well accepted.
At this moment we have quite a lot of billboards with stunning beauties showing lingerie. Rather funny considering that by now everybody is wearing wintercoats. I guess it is because of upcoming Chrismas sales. And given the fact that with a few exceptions the lingerie shown will be bought by women only, I think it is fair to presume that the billboards are supposed to interest women mainly. I guess when these billboards were supposed to merely attract men, they would perhaps have chosen to display beauties with bigger breasts and butts. But I have this feeling that these kind of pics on billboards may cross the line. Which again would be rather odd because it would categorize all women with bigger breasts or butts than the 'perfect' models as erotic lust objects. When considering that 'perfect' models tend to be rather thin...

It makes me wonder: When developing the first ScoonimDoll model I was convinced that ScoonimDoll would cross the line of general acceptance and would be regarded as purely an erotic toy. My entire development and publicity was focussed on that. But the new model, eventhough almost similar styled and as erotic as the first series, feels like it transcends the erotics. The new model is more realistic and me inspires to a different kind of use. The action series I have added in gallery 2 (climbing the chair) and the pics in this blog of Stellai meeting my youngest daughter illustrate what I mean.

When this new ScoonimDoll model really transcends my original intentions, than that would be really something. I do not know to which this will lead, but when I think of it, the new ScoonimDoll model may be an even greater innovation than just technical.
It may even help convincing your fiance... (just joking).

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Subject: Re: ScoonimDolls and taboos
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011

Hi Koen,
I understand completely about the barbie/scoonim comparisons. Too much realism I guess could be considered a "bad" thing, depending on one's perspective. Americans in general seem to be pretty closed-minded when it comes to sex, etc. when I got married ( the first time) and went to france for our honeymoon, I could not believe the difference in sexual attitudes between the French and Americans ! I mean, I saw advertising signs along the streets in Paris showing a naked woman sitting in a bathtub, with her breasts out of the water, advertising soap! I even saw a cartoon type thing on tv showing a girl naked swimming. and then there was the advertisement on tv for levi jeans, showing a man and a woman dancing in jeans--TOPLESS ! NEVER happen in America...

Personally, I am very open-minded about sex. maybe it's my swedish heritage...

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Subject: ScoonimDolls and taboos
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011

Hello Jim,
Sorry for not replying instantly. I have been out for work. Because of that I also had to stay overnight at a friends place. They know about my ScoonimDoll project, but only from the sideline. I noticed that in their perception ScoonimDolls were sex toys, so I had to clarify. I think they now understand, but it was obvious that any subject related to erotic was not much appreciated, eventhough they are very modern and open people. So even in my own surroundings I guess there still is a lot of taboo. For me that is interesting. It is possible to open mind-broadening discussions with a subject like ScoonimDolls. For example: A ScoonimDoll with clothes on is a truely naked doll with clothes on, which is looked upon, as it turns out, very much different than an ordinary doll like for example Barbie. In fact it is much closer to a real woman with clothes on. Now this is hardly surprising. But whereas there is little discussion about the sensual woman beneath the clothes, there is a lot of discussion when you are talking about ScoonimDolls. And then there is the Art-aspect which by definition must be accepted, including erotic aspects. This makes it especially for people with erotic taboos on this matter very confusing. Which I think is good, for it urges them to think and hopefully broaden their mind.

Regards,
Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Subject: RE: About telling your fiance (2)

Of course you're correct, Koen. Secrets are bad and have no place in a relationship, especially since we are getting married soon. I have been giving this a lot of deep thought lately, and will find a way to deal with this interesting dilemma. ScoonimDolls ARE an art form, something to be apprecaited for their design, technical aspects and appearance. They just also happen to be erotic!

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Subject: About telling your fiance (2)
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011

Hi Jim,
I have not yet been to the USA and thus also not to the southern part, so I do not know how people there look upon things like ScoonimDolls or Playboy Magazines. But I find it hard to believe that they all, or even a vast majority truely would oppose. My guess is that there is a minor majority (or even a minority that just makes a lot of noise) that opposes to this kind of erotic and that except for some, the rest just does not care enough to really oppose against this. As for your fiance, of course you know endlessly better than I do how she will response.
Since you clearly have no intention of giving up your idea of getting your own ScoonimDoll that easy, it is needless to say that I am very very curious how you are going to handle this. I really think you have no choice then to be more open to your fiance about your interests, because you will do yourself (and her!) no just if you keep it hidden within you relation. And this kind of secrets have the nasty habit to come out sooner or later.
Perhaps you can come to an agreement with her in which your ScoonimDoll will always be dressed when posing. A great part of the fun of a ScoonimDoll is that she can do everything, but the ample fact that she can, can be enough. Like riding a Ferrari. You can speed up to more than 250 km/h, but you can be sure that you will be fined when you do. The thought of the possibility being able to ride that fast is generally enough to enjoy the car.
I have pretty much the same kind of understanding with my wife. She has no desire that I would display a ScoonimDoll in any erotic pose when she is present. Of course I have a great number of explicit erotic shots from ScoonimDolls on my computer, and of course she knows this, because I always show her. But her interest in it, and frankly speaking, for quite some years now also mine, is solely in the esthetics.

I have added some of the decent pics.
Kind regards,

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Subject: RE: About telling your fiance

Koen, Koen, Koen...thank you ( and your wife ! ) for the very insightful reply to my questions. My fiance, lived for a time down in the southern United States, which are very strict regarding religion and sex. So she is conservative by nature. She would not appreciate something erotic as say, a Playboy magazine. I do not think she would understand the desire of a Scoonim doll. She is clearly NOT the type to visit an erotic fair !! I think it's fantastic art, and very creative. I will give this more thought. It would be great fun to share a Scoonim with my fiance, and create different poses, etc, for fun, but...

I still intend to purchase one, or hopefully 2.

I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures soon !!!!

Jim

From: Koen
To: Jim
Subject: ScoonimDolls are like bolides
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011

Hi Jim,
Your question about how to inform your fiance has led me to do some considerable thinking. And I also have consulted my wife about it. Because she has seen the development from the very first beginning her acceptance was a natural process. So we discussed it as a hypothetical case in which I would quite suddenly come up with the idea of buying a ScoonimDoll. My wife is not at all the type to get very enthousiastic about erotic products, so I was very curious about her response. She told me that when my enthousiasm was true and not a whim, she would not have much problems with it. Especially because the erotic aspect of ScoonimDoll is largely compensated by the fact that the dolls are unique pieces of art, true masterpieces of handcraft and they are not sex toys.

You can compare ScoonimDolls to sportcars, bolides. Beautiful models filled with technics for men to play with. The erotic aspect comes as an extra.

A lot will depend on how your fiance looks upon the erotic aspect. If you have no idea about this I have tought of a simple kind of test: Find out if she is offensive towards (you buying) Playboy Magazine. If that is not the case, I think it is safe to tell her about your enthousiasm for my ScoonimDolls.

Let me tell you about beautiful women, motorcycles, and ScoonimDolls. They are connected, you know. I used to work as designer for a Japanese motorcycle giant. This was before I decided to set up a company of my own. Nowadays I am specialized in designing motorcycle accessories.

A ScoonimDoll combines the beautiful shaping of women with advanced technics, much the same as motorcycles or sportscars do, which is an irresistable combination for us men. For me ScoonimDolls fulfill a substantial part of my life which has to do with thrill and erotics, but nothing with intimacy. I guess this is why my wife has no problems with ScoonimDolls. For Harley Davidson , Ferrari, and Playboy Cover girls (etc.) they are the ultimate dream toys for men, but as long as they are no match for the intimacy your partner can offer, she does not mind.

As for womens opinion about ScoonimDolls in general* I can tell you that on more than one occasion I have presented ScoonimDolls on an erotic(!) fair. By far the most interest and (without exception positive) responses I received from women! The fact that I do not have women customers till now is because in the end it is a men’s toy.

Interesting for you to know is that at these fairs womens response to the male figure was that he was unquestionably wellshaped designed, perfect and so on, but...

*95% of the women that have visited an erotic fair are really just ordinary people. The only difference wih the women that would never visit such a fair is that they have and the others have not.

I think you should not wait to tell your fiance about your interest in ScoonimDolls. I even recommend you offer her to read our emails. It will keep your relation open, which is the most important. It is not unthinkable that she may become even more enthousiastic than you are!

Cheers,

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Subject: How to inform my partner about ScoonimDolls
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011

Hi Koen,
Thanks again for the very useful information regarding water/moisture etc. I'll be sure to get them dry should they decide to get wet.

I appreciated your comments about "human" attraction, and I agree 100%.

Now, with respect to the models...

As well as being a perfectionist and having a "never give up" attitude, my other "issue" is that I NEVER settle for second best. If I am going to get a Scoonim ( which I am, 2 hopefully) then I am going to go all out and get all the options and accessories that are available. When I bought my Harley motorcycle, I bought a great bike but then customized it the way I wanted it. I was not satisfied with just a "stock" bike. Also, Scoonims seem to be like horses; they appear to be social critters that need a play friend. Which is why I would like to order two. ( Too bad the male figure is not available...)

Lastly, I have not told my wife-to-be about my nascent interest in Scoonims or like figures, for fear that she may believe I suffer from sort of a deranged psychosis ( which is another topic for another day ! ). How did/does your wife handle this ? How did /does she react to your interest ? What are her thoughts? I would really be intersted in hearing her opinions on the subject.

Take care,

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Subject: Re: ScoonimDolls in a hot tub
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011

Hello Jim,
No apologies needed. I think your remarks and questions are very much justified.

Putting a ScoonimDoll in a hot tub is not something I would recommend. The rubber will have no problem with the water, but the top colorlayer is made of dry powder that I seal with a special rubbercompound. This layer is very very thin and can easily be damaged when you rub it with warm water and soap. Also when you heat up the ScoonimDoll the stiffness of the joints in the chest and pelvis, which are Poly-urethane castings, will decrease. As mentioned before you will be able to adjust these joints again later on (special bolts inside the chest and pelvis that you can reach from the outside), but it is better to minimize the number of these kind of adjustments because of the risk of breaking the chest and pelvis joint socket. So if your models should get 'overly rambunctious', use cold water*, pose them before they jump into the tub, do not put stress on the skin once they are wet and blow-dry them when they want out. Moisture you can best remove using a soft brush, if neccessary combined with cold water (and as a last resort some soft soap) . Once the skin is dry it is likely that it will be a bit sticky. Use talk powder to smoothen.

*If you want to to create a foamy bath, prepair the foam in another tub and put some on top of the clean cold water you use to put your ScoonimDolls in. The amount of soap moisture is then of such a kind that, when handled with care, it will not have much risk.

I agree that being a perfectionist is a burden. On top of that I have developed a pitbull mentality which makes sure that once I have committed myself to an assignment, I will get the job done. Luckily I have the kind of work that others only can afford to do for a hobby, otherwise stress would have killed me. I have my company now for almost 20 years. In the first years I remember having worked far too hard at times, but nowadays somehow I manage to balance.

When Stellai that closely resembles your fiance's looks you may be indeed a very lucky guy. However for us humans it is not the looks, but the personalities that keep us together. Eventhough I absolutely do not complain about the looks of my wife, I once dated a truely gorgeous girl. But every guy we met I felt like my adversary and the fear of losing her made me so jealous that it was not to last. She is still one of my best friends, but luckily no more than that.

Kind regards,

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Subject: ScoonimDolls in a hot tub

Hello Koen,
Thank you again for your detailed answer to my questions. Sorry to be such a pest ! In your reply, you intimated that you are a perfectionist. In my opinion, being a perfectionist is a curse. Non-perfectionists do not understand. Perhaps you can relate, but sometimes I envy non-perfectionists.

Anyway...I must tell you, the "model" with the long redish/brown hair in your web site VERY closely resembles my fiance ! The same hair color, large breasts, and well-rounded butt ! It's actually pretty amazing.

So, one last question: if my models get overly rambunctious and "pose" in the hot tub ( my bathroom sink ) will the water/moisture cause them to be damaged ?

Thank you again for your prompt reply, Koen.

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Subject: ScoonimDoll durability
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011

Hi Jim,
Thank you so much for your commends. And no, you have not offended me al all. And yes ( of course!), you are still on my waiting list.

Concerning the durability.

Given the fact that due to the soft skin it is not possible to make any repair fully without traces, one of my my main focusses in development has been to avoid any possible weakness in the skeleton. This is why the skeleton has been by far the most timeconsuming in development. Eventhough to some extend it is still fragile, when properly handled 90 % of the joints should endure endless movements before breakage. The remaining 10% are the parts like fingers that are too small to have genuine joints. When handled with the proper care (!) and not constantly pushed to the extreme and keep it in such a position for longer time, the skin will endure at least the same number of movements. The pressure you have to add to move a part varies. It is based on the size of the joint and type of usage. I test and adjust every joint to its usage before I cast the skeleton into the body. For the balljoints in the chest to move the arms I have made special provisions so you will be able to adjust the stiffness yourself. Also the joints in the pelvis you can adjust yourself if neccessary.

As for the keeping of the pose indefinitely. This I cannot guarantee. There are simlpy too many joints for this. Eventhough I test all genuine joints at least a 100 times and use where-ever possible multilayered hinges, it is possible (and honestly speaking : even likely!) that some of them will loose some stiffness over time. It is highly unlikely that they will ever break, but the more you use a joint the bigger the chance of loosing its stiffness.

As for the video idea, I fully agree with you. I already had planned to make instruction videos. Likely I will place them on Youtube, because there seems to be more than one DVD format.

As for the naming. I agree to some extent. The name does not (yet) have the smell of exclusivity. But given the fact that the dolls are already known for more than 4 years (within a relatively small group, I have not yet made any serious effort to present the dollsto the world), changing the name is tricky. And there are some serious advantages to the word scoonim. It is a non-existing word (well..., almost) which makes sure that the doll will not be mistaken for anything else. Furthermore the meaning of the word scoonim is very particular and directly related. It is a contraction of Sculptured Goo Animation. It says precisely what the purpose of the doll is and consequently including what not the purpose is.

I am considering to name the new dolls with an original name (this I will do in consultation with its first owner). Because the making of each doll is a project in itself not one doll will be fully alike. Naming each of them is therefore not strange for many pieces of art have names. I think this might fill the gap.

By the way, yesterday evening I think I finally have made the break-through invention which will likely lead to really getting the hands and mouth quality fully up to my standard. At this time I will not bore you with its details. It is purely technical (chemical actually), but for me it means the world and I am very much thrilled about it.

Kind regards,

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen

Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Subject: RE: ScoonimDoll coloring

Hi Koen,
The "tan line" process sounds difficult, but worth it ! I have given your "models" some thought, and here's a few questions that I have:
First, how much pressure does one have to exert in order to actually pose the figure ? Does it take two manly hands to move an appendage or does the figure pose easily ? Also, with regard to durability, if I move an arm 10 times, will it break on the 11th time ? It seems that some poses can be "extreme". Will the model hold a pose indefinatley ?
What would really help people like me (buyers of your product) is a video showing how the model moves, especially the eyes, facial expressions, arms etc. I saw one of these types of videos for a seamless figure doll at a wb site called "Atdoll.com" or "Lovely Doll". Check it out. It shows the doll being moved in various poses and how soft, etc the "skin" is. It's a 24 inch, 60cm seamless doll. Anyway, you may want to consider having some type of similar video. it would sure assist buyers like me that have many questions.
One last thing, Koen, it appears that of all the different types of dolls on the market (ball joint, seamless, different sizes, etc.), yours is by far the most technically advanced ( life-like, skin texture, facial expressions, eyes, mouth, etc ) yet your name, "scoonims" does not seem to fit the product. PLEASE. THIS IS JUST MY OWN OPINION !!!!!!!! I certainly DO NOT mean any disrespect !!!! And I hope I have not offended you !!! But have you ever considered having a different name for your company/models ?? In my opinion ONLY, the name does not do your girls justice. Scoonims is a "cute" name, but your models are so much more than merely cute...

As always, please keep me posted.

And if I have offended you by being pretentious, please accept my apology. ( Am I still on your waiting list ??? )

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Sent: Wednesday, November 02
Subject: ScoonimDoll coloring

Hello Jim,
It is very nice to receive response from enthousiasts like you. So I do not mind answering. The only tricky part in answering is that it costs me relatively a lot of time. Being perfectionist in my work, I also have this urge in making my responses, which makes them very timeconsuming to make (I read my mail at least 3 times over again and make an endless amount of small text-improvements before I send it).

The tan lines are just a matter of coloring. Each Scoonimdoll I color completely with great precision. The difference of the uncolored pink doll and the colored one is huge. Coloring moves the doll from a piece of pink soft rubber to an actual little person. Wether I add tan lines or not does not have much influence on the difficulty.

If you would like more thing to wonder about, consider the ScoonimDoll hands and mouth. These parts are really tricky and have taken by far the most time to develop. (And perfect as they are, they are still not fully up to my standard). As for making your ScoonimDolls asap, well, of course I will do my best. But as I wrote before you will have to practise in having a lot of patience.

Kind regards,

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen

Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Subject: RE: ScoonimDoll breasts

Hi Koen,
I'm glad my info may have helped you out. It seems that "seamless figure doll" are the key words.

Interesting stuff about the breast "gravity" technology. I'll tell you what else I find appealling is the skin color, or "tan lines" some seem to have. How on earth did you acomplish that. No need to explain; keep working ! I want to get my ScoonimDolls as soon as possible !

Take care,

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Sent: Wednesday, November 02
Subject: ScoonimDoll breasts

Hello Jim,
Thank you so much for your response. I will certainly add 'Seamless figure doll' as keyword to my website (I have a section in the HTML code that is specially for this purpose).
I admit that also one of my main reasons to develop ScoonimDolls was the idea of being able to create a really attractive adult toy. My basic idea was to use ScoonimDolls to model in scaled lifelike adult photosessions. For this purpose they can be fully equiped. Combined with a animation method I developed based upon Supergoo software (its a program to deform pictures, but you can also have the program animate the deforming process) it is possible to make very realistic looking adult scenes without the need of special knowledge, skills, equipment, high costs, studio, etc. All you need is a couple of dolls, an ordinary photocamera, your computer and SuperGoo (and it is handy to have a copy of my instruction book which is unfortunately only available in Dutch).
I had hoped to create a community in making scoonims (thats how I call the animation movies you make with this method), but it was too costly to push it to a success. The website however is still online, but it is now a bit hard to find because I have redirected the main page to my ScoonimDolls website. The following link will lead you to the homepage: http://www.scoonim.com/home.php . Please be advised that some of the visual material in this website is pornographic. Eventhough this website is already several years unchanged, it still has quite a lot of hits, but my guess is that these come mainly from porn-surfers and frankly it is not anymore the direction I like to be associated with. So as soon as I can spare some time I will ether bend the content, or make a full redirect to my ScoonimDoll website.

As for the posable breasts of ScoonimDoll. This is my newest invention. Making the breasts respond to gravity was in fact the very first thing I made tests for 8-9 years ago. This was even before the existance of ScoonimDolls! But I did not succeed. Breasts of the size of a thumb, eventhough looking like melons do not respond to gravity unless you fully fill them with quicksilver. In the new posable breasts I make a special construction which is basically a spring made of copper wire that you can push, pull and bend aside. Technically you force them into the direction you want. When forced down it will look like as if the breasts are hanging. The bending you can do by hand. For the pushing and pulling you need a special tool, but that comes with the option.

Kind regards,

Koen

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From: Jim
To: Koen

Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Subject: Re: ScoonimDoll ordering info (3)

I certainly don't mind the question, Koen. Frankly, I don't recall exactly what I was looking up. One of my daughters is in to anime type of stuff, and I was researching "dolls" in general, as I had for about a month. I ended up ordering one for her (it's a 1/3 scale "BJD" I located on ebay). I was also checking into various accessories, etc for her ( it's a Christmas gift) and sort of stumbled onto your site. The whole "doll" thing is sort of fascinating to me. I discovered that there's an entire group of people that collect dolls/figures for various reasons; some clothing is rather erotic and risque while some is the usual tame genre. The adult stuff is rather appealing to be honest with you. ( God forbid my fiance finds out ! ).
Anyway, I found various sites for the ball-joint dolls type and some "seamless" figures, which are much more "realisitic" if you know what I mean...

That does not really answer your question, I know. I think that if you had some sort of a web page delineating the "seamless figure doll" aspect of your product, you might get a huge response. If one Googles "seamless figure dolls", a number of sites come up, but NOT yours.

PLease keep me a "breast" ( pun intended) of your progress.

Thanks, Jim

by the way, how do you make a scoonim breast "posable????? Wow.

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Sent: tuesday, November 01, 2011
Subject: ScoonimDoll ordering info (3)

Dear Jim,
Because the new model I have just finished I do not have a catalog for options and accessories available yet . Eventhough a number of items will be the same as for the old model I prefer to wait launching the new catalog untill all parts that need to be adjusted are ready. As soon as I have the catalog ready I will of course email one to you.

May I ask how you came across ScoonimDolls? If you feel embarrassed about this question, of course you do not need to answer. But it helps me to figure out in which direction I could consider to do some advertising in the future.

Kind regards,

Koen
ScoonimDolls Animated

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Subject: RE: ScoonimDoll ordering info (2)

Fantastic !
Please keep me posted.

Also, do you have a catalog showing the various options/accessories/costs that are available as well. if so, please forward one to me in an email. I would appreciate it.

As always, thank you.

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Sent: tuesday, November 01, 2011
Subject: ScoonimDoll ordering info (2)

Hello Jim,
I have added your name to my waiting list.

The male figure is indeed not available yet. I have made a prototype, but there still needs to be done a lot of development on this model. But because there is little request for this model, it currently does not have enough priority to get it into production. But I have added your request for this model to my list and I will let you know when I intent to pick up this project.

Kind regards,

Koen
ScoonimDolls Animated

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011
Subject: RE: ScoonimDoll ordering info

Thank you very much for your reply. I appreciate it. Please put me on the official waiting list. Actually, I am interested in purchasing two of the figures, including various options available. Frankly, I am also interested in purchasing a male figure as well. However, it does not appear that that figure is available at this juncture.

Please keep me posted on your progress. Clearly, you have developed a very unique product.

Thanks again,

Jim

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From: Koen
To: Jim
Sent: Monday, 31 Oct 2011
Subject: ScoonimDoll ordering info

Hello Jim,
Thank for your email and interest in ScoonimDolls. To be put on my waiting list is quite simple. I will just add your name. There are no costs involved or downpayments.

I very recently finished the development of new type ScoonimDoll, which will replace the old one. In ScoonimDolls gallery 2 (special features, section 2-3-4 and 5 (this I will add this week)) you will find pictures of this new model.
You will find that when you study more closely ScoonimDoll is beyond compare in the doll world. Even in its standard version which only has the fully posable skeleton and posable eyes and eyelids (for specifications see ScoonimDolls info section). In the standard version you can choose from a number of options to customize. For example: hairstyle and color, eye-color, skin color. In order to make ScoonimDoll financially a bit more accessable I have decided to offer some timeconsuming parts in the making of a ScoonimDoll as options. These are for example: posable face, posable breasts, posable big toes and sideway posable hands.

I am still working on the pricing of the new version, but as you already pointed out, they are not cheap. But at this moment they are still very much affordable*. Because you are on my list I 'soon' will inform you about my pricing.

*Given the exclusivity of ScoonimDoll and current response I think it is likely that within a number of years the dolls will become peaces of Art worth to invest in. When that happens the dolls will likely cost 3-5 times of my original pricing.

Because of the high quality demands, the huge complexity and low quantity 99% of all parts of a ScoonimDoll are neccessarily handmade by myself. But given the fact that my other design work may be less fun, but is still better paid, my time for making ScoonimDolls is limited. I try to produce 10-15 ScoonimDolls per year, but to what extent this is a realistic goal, I have truely no idea. The new model has been improved in just about every way, with exception of the production.

At this moment there are 12 people on my waiting list, so you may have to wait a year, maybe even 2 years. But when many people pass once I contact them (I advised a lot of them to wait for the new model, but it took much more time to develop it than I expected, so some of them may have lost interest), it also may be sooner.

Kind regards,

Koen
ScoonimDolls Animated

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From: Jim
To: Koen
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011
Subject: ordering info

dear Koen: Neat product. expensive, but cool nonetheless. How does one get on your waiting list ?

Please advise.

Thank you,

Jim

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