How we do photos and size comparisons

Why photograph yourself?
For all the different toys, we do our own photos.
This has a simple reaon. We aggregate lots of very different manufacturers. All of them do their photos differently. Some even don’t do their own photos. Some have a black background. Some a gradient. Some don’t show the specific colour variation we stock in their photos. Some leave a lot of white space around the toy, some crop very tightly. Some include some random object for a size comparison.
So to have all of them integrate nicely with the shop and have them look similar (especially when watching a shop category that is selected not by manufacturer but by species or size), we do our own photographing.

How we choose to do size comparisons.
Comparing sizes online is surprisingly difficult.

But… soda cans?
Some manufacturers and dealers include a sode can as a reference. While it may sound reasonable, it actually doesn’t work. While in your particular area only 2 or 3 sizes seem to be around and you are tempted to think that this is how big a soda can is, it isn’t. In every part of this world they are sized differently. Not just metric vs. imperial. In Europe you can see this when crossing a border to France, Poland or the Netherlands. 0.2L, 0.25L, 0.33L or 0.5L? Same volume but wide or slim? Slighly undersized at the airport to look bigger then it actually is?
This applies to any household item. We we choose not do go this way.

How about a ruler then?
We already take our own meassurements and post all length, diameter and circumfence values in standard metric and converted to imperial as product attributes. They can be searched, filtered and sorted.
It just makes no sense to do mug shots in front of some kind of metric+imperial ruler or striped background here. (Also any lens distortion would make this misleadingif the background is not right behind the shaft. A thing that is often prevented by the base of the toy.)

So what then?
What we do is to compare toys to other, common toys.
We think this is the most meaningful comparison for people. They already own one toy and can relate to how that length, knot or shape feels. If you see another toy depicted right next to the one you already know, perfect.
However… we can’t photograph every toy with every other toys we have access to.
So what do we do?
A long time ago, we selected a number of very common and distinctive toys and set one of each aside for just this reason. One of the most prominent ones being the Akita, Foxcoon and the Tiny. We have since retired the Tiny as it’s no longer as popular as it was many years ago as a first toy for many people.
We have added new toys to our collection whenever we could. Usually when we got hold of a slightly defective one. As overseas manufacturers will make very, very sure never to send anything with small defecs all across the globe, this means that we have more toys from FurryStyle then anyone else for this. We never favour any manfacturer over another and try to be perfectly fair, so I hope you accept this explanation.
From these we try to select toys of a similar shape and size that make for a meaningful comparison. If you want to compare 2 toys, chances are good both have been photographed next to the same compasiron toy and you can use both these photos along with the stated meassurements to make your decision.

Perfection?

When new deliveries come in, it’s a busy time. When these include new toys that shall be for sale as soon as possible, even more so.
Doing a dozen photographs for each one of >300 toys over many years and even a generations of photography equipment is work. Post processing every single one of them is even harder.
So while we do want to have absolutely stunning and perfectly photos, this is not practical. The reality is that we are a dealer, not an art galery and photos are but one part. Without size meassurements, weight, description, price calculation, technical details for reordering, customs and keeping up with currency fluctuations, finding and organizing the storage space for the new toy all have to be done at the same busy time. The toys need to be unpacked, cleaned, dried, new packaging printed (product safety regulations) and a lot of heavy lifting done.
So we had to come up with a style that looks good, shows off the shape, size, texture and colour of each toy very well yet can be repeated 2000 times even when in a hurry.
In the end we came up with a fixed light setup and fixed light and camera settings that can accomoate deep black, white and slightly reflective toys as well as anything from a tiny to an enourmous toy, size compasisons of two toys and group photos.

Reshoot?
We would like to come back and reshoot some of the older photos.
But running a business is hard work and this work never stops.
And the toy needs to be available, prepared hours in advances (to dry after cleaning) and be packaged and returned to the inventory later.
So the reality is that we don’t get around to actually do this very often. Sorry.

Delivery of Zetacreations toys on it’s way

A new delivery of Dildos by Zetacreations (English / German) is on it’s way.

Impatient?
You can track the shipment if you like.

ETA
As usual, we expect it to arrive in about 10 business days (including customs). Then we just have to count, label and sort it for the new stock to be available in our shop (English Shop / German Shop). When that happend, we’ll report here again, so you can place your orders on items that are curretly still out of stock.  

Custom dildos
As always with this manufacturer, we do not offer custom orders to be included in the next shipment because if the long lead-time.

(Yes, postings in the category „Disturbing Dildo Deliveries“ are basically copy&pasted.
There is just nothing original to write about such a thing but many people are waiting
for toys of a specific manufacturer to come in, so it’s important we post these.)

3 new toys by Twin Tails

We already announce 2 of them on our Twitter account but didn’t post here yet. Simply because we had to re-shoot all the product photos of the 3rd toy and didn’t want to publish an incomplete posting.

Preamble
So… we added new toys to our shop. They are in stock already. and the front page shows them as „new products“ for a few weeks.
Photos are made. Including side-by-side size comparisons with the usual toys we keep around for just that reason and whatever toys we had at hand.
Descriptions are… well… it’s hard to come up with something original and translations of cheesy texts from the manufacturer with lots of play-of-words are hard. But you are here for the toys and not to read a novel, are you?

Mocha the Dragon (Mini

Mocha the Dragon (Mini)

This is a smaller version of the „Mocha the Dragon (Small)“. You liked the small one quite a lot, so we added an additional size to choose from. As with all toys we have in multiple sizes, we don’t give them the same colours. Both, so you have a choice and so we can easily tell them apart when things get busy. (You don’t want to accidentally get the wrong size delivered, do you?)

Mantis the Drone (Small)

Mantis the Drone (small)

Now this one has just incredible colours. The photos hardly do it’s base justice.

Dante the Anubite (Medium)

Dante the Anubite (Medium)

Okay, it’s a canine. We have lots of these already in all kinds of sizes. This one is very well modelled and made. The surface texture is very nice and it has enough features to make it interesting.
With so many toys in „Small“ and „Mini“ size, we added this one „Medium“ sized.
We think there are a lot of toys for size queens out there and not enough enjoyable sizes. For people who don’t make it a competition or sport (sometimes an extreme sport). That’s why we rather concentrate on medium and slightly smaller toys. But of cause we want to give people a choice, so this one is one step larger.

Feedback (please)

Since we do stock all the toys in the shop for immediate shipment, it’s obviously impossible to have every size and every variation. While we do offer to order along your custom variations with most of our bulk orders, choices have to be made.
The issue with choices is: We don’t get much feedback what toys, sizes, colours, textures (polished, silky, highly detailed?), features (suction cup? XRector System?) you would like to see in our shop. What things are actually not important to you (any colour will do? Never used the suction cup?). So we have to do a lot of educated guessing based on what people buy, what custom toys get ordered and what feedback we get in person when we are in the Dealers Den of conventions.
So if you have any suggestions, approvals, feedback on toys you already have, please, please contact us (best by email because then we have an individual subject line instead of just „message from the conact form“)


New: Wolf Cum big bottle and smaller Horse wearable

First things first:

Wolf Cum 200ml and Wolf Lube 150ml are back in stock!

Not only that. We are now also offering Wolf Cum in a large 1000ml bottle (German Shop/English Shop).

Any in related news: We are now offering a tighter size (English Shop/German Shop) for the „Hack Horse – Pony“ wearable.

While the original one has a strechable 16cm hole, the new version (in black and without cum effect, to tell them apart) has the same size on the outside but a tighter 14cm strechable hole.

New delivery by Exotic Erotics arrived

The announced delivey of Dildos by Exotic Erotics (English / German) arrived.


Not all Exotic Erotics dildos are back in stock but most of them are.

 For just a few days after this delivery arrived and before we place our next order right away, it will be possible to order custom variation again. Just contact us via email, stating all the details like colour and firmnes. Then we’ll provide you with a custom product that can be ordered exactly 1 time via the regular ordering process. The only  difference is that it obviously takes longer to ship and we require it to be fully payed right away. Also for custom made products there is no 14 day return period.

(Yes, postings in the category „Disturbing Dildo Deliveries“ are basically copy&pasted.
There is just nothing original to write about such a thing but many people are waiting
for toys of a specific manufacturer to come in, so it’s important we post these.)

FurryStyle Goliath back in stock

It’s a rather rare occurence for any toys made by FurryStyle to run out of stock but for a few weeks this actually happened to the larges one.

The Goliath

Fortunitely this situation has now been resolved and it is back in stock.

FurryStyle IS fighting hard to keep up with the orders for the Foxcoon and the Duke II but so far FurryStyle is still ahead of you guys 😉 .