FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(...so I don't spend eight hours a day answering perfectly valid but repeat questions)
Q#1: What is the difference between a Booty Babe ART statue and Booty Babe VINYL figurine?
A: Honestly, on a purely visual basis, they look about the same. The vinyl figures are made with the same attention to details. They are about the same size. The VINYL figurines all have rooted doll hair and some have soft-goods clothing. The biggest differences are reflected in the manufacturing processes and the weight:
Classic BOOTY BABE ART statues are hand-cast with a solid porcelain / resin material, which makes them significantly heavier. BBA statues are made with silicone molds. This type of soft tooling only produces about 50 statues before it can no longer be used. (I make use of this fact by preparing some with larger breasts and some with sculpted details like corset on "Discipline" and sutures on "Franken Babe.") When the cold-cast porcelain Booty Babe Art statues come out of the two-part, silicone molds they invariably have flashing or parting lines which needs to be sanded smooth and primed for painting. The porcelain/resin material of BBA has no color, so the entire figure must then be hand painted.
BABE VINYL figurines on the other hand are roto-molded, usually with nickel or copper tooling and spun in a machine that is sort of like a centrifuge, with molten vinyl material. The up-front cost of tooling is more expensive but once the tooling is made - virtually all styles can be made from the same molds. The process yields a hollow result with no parting lines as the parts are pulled from the molds through a relatively small hole, while the material is still warm and soft. The vinyl figurine (parts) are cast in the skin color of the figure, so only the small details like eye brows and lips need to be painted. There is significantly less work involved and the materials are not as costly, therefore the prices are lower.
Q#2: Can you make a Custom piece like "Cupid's Mom" but with red hair and blue eye shadow, like "Bubble Gum" on a red base?
A: The short answer: I used to accept Custom requests but I am not accepting Custom requests at this time.
Q#3: "Can you make a custom doll that looks like my wife? And how much would it cost?"
A: Again, Sorry but I'm just not accepting Custom requests these days, in favor of putting my time into long over due NEW, limited edition production pieces, ...and spending more time with my family. (FYI - When I did accept Custom requests, it was $300 minimum for BASIC skin color and outfit / $1,000 for including sculpted likeness of face. And for an entirely new body type + pose to be sculpted you were looking at approximately $7,000.)
Q#4: What's up with the Contest? Is it going on now?
A: Nope. Never again. One too many complaints from girls that begged to be in the Contest, signed a detailed model release form and then changed their minds, later down the road and threatened to sue me if I didn't figure out how to get their images off the world-wide web "immediately." (In all fairness, 98% of the girls were SUPER sweet. There were just those inevitable few that drained all the fun out.)
Q#5: "Can I use your logo on my website, T-shirt, etc."
A: No. There are banners in my Miscellaneous section that are exclusively available to those wishing to use these banners to publish links to my web site. (At the risk of sounding like an ass hole) - I never thought that I would be teaching the masses about basic business practice: Unless otherwise noted, I am the owner and Copyright holder of all images, photographs and or graphic representations found on this website - Yes, that means the silhouette logo too. (The logo is a large part of the brand identity that I have worked very hard to create over more than a decade now.) "Booty Babes" and "Booty Babe Art," in words and as a graphic design, are Trademarks, Registered through The United States Patent and Trademark Office. If you would like to purchase licensing rights and negotiate a royalty agreement, feel free to contact me. If you would like to use my images without permission, to sell your own products / services, then you will likely be hearing from my corporate attorney.
Q#6: "I noticed that you are out of the one called 'Milk Chocolate.' When will you be making more?
A: The styles found in the "Affordable Art" section are limited edition. That means that they were created in limited quantities and are not going to be re-issued as cold-cast porcelain statues. Some of the newer styles were produced in quite small quantities so - if you REALLY like a particular style, I recommend you get 'em while you can, 'cause when they're gone, they're gone!
HAVING SAID THAT - Some years back I was approached by Japanese toy distributor Mamegyorai Inc. with a proposition to license some of the classic BOOTY BABE ART characters and reintroduce them as VINYL dolls. We did a very successful run, reinterpreting "Chocolate," "Free Spirit," and "Franken Babe" as 12" vinyl figurines.. Hopefully we can partner with Mamegyorai once again in the near future.
Q#7: "So how is "BOOTY BABE VINYL" different from "BOOTY BABE ART" again??
A: (See question #1 at the top of this page.)
Q#8: "Who was your model for these things!?"
A: For the basic poses and sculpting - I draw inspiration from many sources to create an individual sculpt. My wife plays a very important role as a willing participant in the process. I also take reference from fashion magazines, adult websites and magazines, classic pin-up art, and contemporary illustrators. That is to say, one particular model might have a great pair of thighs while I'm inspired by the way a certain comic book artist draws ankles... I take all of these references and cobble them together to create something new.
Q#9: I would love to start a collection of Booty Babes but where would I put them?
A: IKEA sells a glass cabinet for like $65 bucks. You can store about 16 statues in them. Click here to see a pic.
Q#10: I purchased the "Room Service" Babe. I was wondering, do you make Custom clothes for people who already own a Booty Babe like myself... I was thinking of a light blue mini skirt to match or any suggestions?
A: I do not take requests for custom clothes either. Sewing is my Kryptonite! What I suggest: Go to TARGET. Get over the embarrassment of being in the women's section (if you're a guy) and find the stockings, a.k.a. Panty Hose. They are SUPER stretchy and come in all sorts of colors. Pick out an XS pair in the color that suits your fancy. Now tuck it between the peanut M&M's and the Star Wars ACTION FIGURE that you plan to buy and proceed to the check-out. When you get home, find the most narrow section of the stockings; the ankles. Cut a straight, approximately two inch wide band. Congrats - you have just made a mini-skirt or a tube top for your "Room Service," customized by YOU.
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