Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 17th, 2012
Design Toscano is offering “free shipment” this weekend. But apparently not on the one item most of us want.
Their site notes the following:
*FREE STANDARD SHIPPING WITH MINIMUM $75 PURCHASE IS VALID THROUGH MARCH 18th, 2012 ONLY.
*Free Standard Shipping requires a purchase of $75 or more.
*Free Standard Shipping is not valid with any other offer, coupon, discount, previous orders or Trade Orders.
*Available only in the contiguous United states. Not available in Alaska, Hawaii.
*Does not include oversized or freight surcharges. Valid on Standard Shipping Only
*Discount taken at checkout.
So, I would assume this means NOT their Giant Bigfoot! Darn it.
Not the greatest copy to sell this item, but here’s what Design Toscano says about their “Bigfoot the Giant Life-size Yeti Statue” (yes, that’s their title, not mine):
Bigfoot the Giant Life-size Yeti Statue
Tribal cultures have spotted giant Bigfoot-Yeti creatures for over five hundred years, describing the mysterious beast as ape-like hairy men; creatures of the dark forest. Is it possible that reclusive, mythical giant hairy ape-like Yeti creatures inhabit our planet? Design Toscano has captured the mythical giant Bigfoot in a breathtaking life-size 6-foot quality designer resin statue, hand-painted for startling Sasquatch realism. The Giant Garden Yeti Statue will have guests doing a double take and then running to get a camera to record the occasion! Taking over four months to research, sculpt and cast, the Giant Garden Yeti sculpture commands a unique presence in home or garden.
45″Wx38″Dx72″H. 147 lbs.
Put in your order now. They ship on the 30th.
The asking price: $1995 + $39 shipping.
BTW, designers and copyeditors at Design Toscano, the Yetis/Abominable Snowmen are much more pongid and apelike (look at the feet, below, for example) than the allegedly more human-like Bigfoot/Sasquatch! Just a heads up. We still all love your stuff!!
Harry Trumbore’s drawing of an Abominable Snowman in The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.