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Thursday, 31 August 2017 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Not a lot of news this month besides a healthy number of new designs! The only thing we want to announce today is that we have decided to adjust the estimated shipping window from the 15th to 20th of each month to the 20th to 25th. While most of our orders are completed and sent before the 20th of each month, orders that end up with products that fail our quality control process take slightly longer, due to the requisite reprinting. Really, this update is just in the vein of expectation management and doesn’t represent any changes on our end. Moving on to the fun stuff…

This month, we are updating our store with the following eight designs:

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

All of the designs in our store can also be viewed in this imgur album.

And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

Additionally, the premium P80 2-Way Roika versions of most of our new character designs from this month will be available for pre-order on Sakura-Palace. We will also being offering the All Ages versions of Elizabeth, Aoba, and Orchid, in addition to their R-18 counterparts. We are also doing a re-print of shuffle’s Jibril and Brora’s Tamamo for those who might have missed out on their original runs!

Per usual, we have a lot of projects upcoming that we hope you’ll enjoy. Currently, we can announce the following artists are working on these projects:

As always, thanks for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus.

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 / Published in Sketches
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 / Published in Sketches
Thursday, 03 August 2017 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Let’s start this month off with the bit of good news before we get into all the cuddly stuff. If you’ve visited our site in the past week, you’ll have noticed that all our glorious anime boobies have returned to the storefront. This is because we have recently acquired a merchant account with a new payment processor that has cleared our store for use on their platform! Unfortunately, this new payment processor, at the present time, can only accept payments in EUR. As such, all purchases from the United States and Japan will still be processed with Stripe, while payments from any country outside those two will be processed in EUR with Mollie. This is, however, subject to change at any time.

Onto the updates that you can cuddle with, this month we are updating our website with the following 10 designs:

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can purchase these and all of our past designs from our storefront here!

Additionally, the premium P80 2-Way Roika versions of most of our new character designs from this month, including our old Papi design, will be available for pre-order on Sakura-Palace. The All Ages versions of Anzu, Zooey, Astolfo, and Momoka will also be available on Sakura-Palace, in addition to their R-18 counterparts.

As per usual, we have a lot of projects upcoming that we hope you’ll enjoy. Currently, we can announce the following artists are working on these projects:

As always, thanks for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus.

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Thursday, 20 July 2017 / Published in Sketches
Thursday, 20 July 2017 / Published in Sketches
Sunday, 02 July 2017 / Published in Sketches
Sunday, 02 July 2017 / Published in Sketches
Sunday, 02 July 2017 / Published in Sketches
Friday, 30 June 2017 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Let’s start this month off with the bit of bad news before we get into all the fun stuff. If you visited our site in the last three weeks, you probably noticed the message that our PayPal account was terminated. There’s not much else I can say about this because we, too, know very little about the reason why. All we know is that our funds were frozen, PayPal stated they would never work with us again, and we were given no chance at appeal. Fantastic! In order to return to processing orders as quickly as possible, we implemented a temporary payment method with the folks over at Stripe. However, since Stripe’s policy includes a blanket ban of all adult goods, we made the decision to hide the R-18 products from our website.

We are still working hard to find some solution to the payment method crisis though. There’s no need for me to bore you all with the details, but the short of it is that any store that sells adult products is considered to be “high-risk” by the financial world. Thus, essentially all of the common payment processors include blanket bans of merchants who sell these kinds of products. While there are several payment processors that accept adult goods, they (a) typically have a long-ish approval process and (b) have subtantially higher processing fees than the normal guys. Unfortunately, this means that if and when we find a new payment processor, there is a non-trivial chance that we will need to increase the prices of our products marginally (~$5) in order to make up for the increase in our fees. We want to appologize ahead of time if we have to do this, and hope you understand.

Onto the good news…

This month we are updating our website with the following 7 designs:

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can purchase these and all of our past designs from our storefront here!

This month, we’ve also decided to begin offering an easy and convenient way to order our designs in either a 160cm or 150cm flavor. Just select your desired length when adding the product to your cart. This option is not available for all covers, most covers after Saber Nero, and a select few preceding it, were drawn in such a way that allows us to crop them to 150cm without losing a substantial amount of the top and bottom. However, all future products should have no problem going between 160cm and 150cm.

Additionally, the premium P80 2-Way Roika versions of most of our new character designs from this month, including our old Hanekawa Tsubasa and Mystia Lorelei designs, will be available for pre-order on Sakura-Palace. As an added bonus, we’ve heard your request for P80 All Ages covers and beginning in this month we are running a trial of offering both the All Ages variant and R-18 variant for select covers (Elf, Shimakaze & Amatsukaze, and Tsukihi Araragi). Depending on how well these All Ages variants sell over there, we may expand or contract our All Ages offerings on Sakura-Palace.

As per usual, we have a lot of projects upcoming that we hope you’ll enjoy. Currently, we can announce the following artists are working on these projects:

Additionally, we have a few unannounced projects as well we’re hoping you will enjoy.

Oh, and while it may not impact many of you here, Cuddly Octopus will have a presence at a few anime conventions in Taiwan and Hong Kong over the next few months where we’ll be selling a few of our covers and some tapestries of select designs. If you’re planning on attending any of these, be on the lookout for our partners manning the Cuddly Octopus booth!

As always, thanks for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus.

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

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