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Inflatable Balto Color Prototype! by Silverwolf-1ofmany Inflatable Balto Color Prototype! by Silverwolf-1ofmany
(This news is a few weeks late. x3)

Well, here he is! This is our very first look at my Inflatable Balto toy! :boogie: This is the first full color prototype made by the factory, fresh off the presses. Some things will be changed, such as the sharp points on the tips of his ears, but this is largely what he will look like.

Here are some additional angles:

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Tech Specs:

About five feet long, with tail
Single air chamber
One #3 (large) air valve on right butt cheek (heehee)
Fully lapped (flat) seams, for durability and appearance

We are expecting delivery in late July or August. Stay tuned! :3
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:iconforrinwolf:
Forrinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
How is it listed on ebay.
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Forrinwolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I need to know when you get these in , I want one. Forrinwolf@yahoo.com
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:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Filmographer
Awesome! :) so you made this?
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep yep, this photo shows the very first prototype, before all the bugs were worked out, and tweaking finished!
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:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Filmographer
Cool. :)
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm still overjoyed that he made it to market. ^^
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:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Filmographer
Cool. :) So what are you working on now?
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Our next project is my own fursona, Mac, as a toy ^^
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:iconkodimarto:
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Filmographer
Cool. :)
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:icondrake-starfire:
Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Awesome wolf! Maybe he could be Fenris' little brother! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They were made by the same factory, so kinda :3
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:icondragonvoltare:
dragonvoltare Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome I love it.can I buy it?
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The only way to get one now is on eBay. D:
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:iconbalto96:
Balto96 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you still have any more of these guys??? Major want!!!
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the lateness, I lost access to my account! The Baltos are sporadically being listed on eBay. :3
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:iconbalto96:
Balto96 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, okay. Thanks for the feedback! :)
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome ^^
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:iconwolfdogbalto:
WolfDogBalto Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
How much would one cost? He's adorable :clap:
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The finished toys were preordered for $230 each. :3
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:icontimberwolfhusky:
TImberwolfhusky Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey silverwolf, nice to hear about balto again! U can't believe that I haven't stumbled with this post before! I am willing to get my hands on beautiful balto, I have been saving since I saw the design up, indeed the idea of a balto like this has been in my mind since I first saw the movie back in 2002 when I was 7! Plz tell me, if you can, how many of this beauties will hit eBay just to have an idea of how the auction is going to catapult :D
Many THANKS.
Greetings from TX! Daniel Timberwolf...
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I expect around ten or so to be listed on eBay, but it will be quite a while until they actually make it on there. :)
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TImberwolfhusky Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TY for you reply, I'd love to have a Balto for my own as i don't have anything on him, and owning such a beautiful masterpiece would be heavenly. So far I've got 20 bucks......I hope It takes quite awhile for them to be up....
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:iconhorselandloverforeva:
horselandloverforeva Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
this is awesome!!!! when these come out< PUT 1 ON HOLD FOR MEH!
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish I could! D: There will be a few for sale on eBay later on, though!
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:iconcrazdude:
Crazdude Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so awesome! Looks just like Balto! :la: :heart:

How did you get the opportunity to design AND create this? I was starting to think I'd have to hot-seal a bunch of cutouts from beach balls and inner-tubes together to make anything close to this! xDDD
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your kind words! :D Balto as an inflatable was an idea in the back of my mind for a long time...only recently (~2 years ago) did I find a company who could help me make it reality...it was simple, actually. Get enough buyers and the idea pays for itself! ^^
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:iconcrazdude:
Crazdude Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes, I saw your design illustrations shortly after you had posted them (feels like forever ago!) :D I remember seeing it and never thinking that it was so easy to find a company to do this for you! :heart:

What's the name of the company that's doing this for you and how did you find them? Have you ordered a set amount to be created or will they keep the design for future production should the demand go up? (I'm in the printing biz but I'm used to big snack-food and frozen food companies ordering thousands of bags at a time -- That would be a lot of Baltos! lol -- but they can also ask for reprints once they run out from their previous order.)
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How it usually works is a preorder period is opened and runs for a set time. (usually 1-2 months) A required minimum number of orders must be met to greenlight the inflatable toy; this number depends on the size and cost of the toy itself. (Our order minimum was 20 units; we reached over 50!) Once the minimum order number is reached, the toys can all be paid for without overage, and an order deadline is set. Once the deadline passes, orders are closed and the money is sent to the manufacturer, who then builds and ships out the inflatables. :3 The company I went through for distribution is called G&G Inflatables...however, I have formulated my own company called 'The Toy Train', and will be doing all further ideas through myself! I'll be working with Jet Creations Inc. for the manufacturing. :) My next idea is opening for preorder soon--an anthro Anubis, the ancient Egyptian jackal god! :D
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:iconhexatyphlosion:
HexaTyphlosion Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
An inflatable Anubis? Do tell me more! I would love to see one of those.
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry my reply is SOOO late! I lost access to my account! Anyway, my company plans to release a six-foot-tall anthro Anubis inflatable toy sometime in the future. :3 Any questions, just note me ^^
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:iconhexatyphlosion:
HexaTyphlosion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Will do. I'm still eager to see it.
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome ^^
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:iconcrazdude:
Crazdude Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg that's awesome! :la: I guess generic is the way to go with those guys then; i.e. not designing a single person's character/fursona for that (unless they want 20+ inflatables of their fursona! xDDDDD)

Oh Coooool! Good luck with the Anubis design, bub! :hug:
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :iconnewhugplz:

Yes, exactly! It's a good idea to create a design that's appealing to a wide range of people, so you can get more orders. Though, if your fursona is generic enough (or attractive enough, LOL) to garner a lot of interest, that could work, too. :D I plan to eventually release to the public a six-foot-tall inflatable of my fursona! I wanna cuddle him in bed ;)
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01Spyro10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Awesome!!! :D
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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:iconhansemist:
hansemist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
IWANNAWANNAWANNA!
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There will be some on eBay later on! ;)
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:iconkerl-of-fox-county:
Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool, looks like you've hit the proportions right :-)
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much ^^ I can't wait to get mine! I'll be hugging him all night <3
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:iconkerl-of-fox-county:
Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*hugs Balto* :heart:
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:icontereuswolf46:
tereuswolf46 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
Wow
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that a good 'wow'? :XD:
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:icontereuswolf46:
tereuswolf46 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Artist
Yes :3
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:iconsilverwolf-1ofmany:
Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay 8D
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:icontereuswolf46:
tereuswolf46 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Artist
X3
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Towble Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks great! And the size is good. Won't take up too much space, but still good for a snuggle. Is the valve on the but a #3? It looks huge compared to the size of the toy! But it makes sense with it being all one chamber.
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Silverwolf-1ofmany Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, the valve is a #3, and I signed off on that at the last minute, after realizing that a #2 would negate my original goal of fast inflation and deflation times for travel. And yes, Balto will be the perfect size for cuddling in bed! <3
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Towble Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I like the fact that all the chambers on Carwyn are #3 valves. They are a hell of a lot faster than #2. Maxwell has #2s on the legs and a #3 on the body.
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