Firstly, I would like to thank you for all your kind wishes and interest on the previous post on April Fool's Day. I am really touched and happy to receive the response from you guys... It is hard for me to break the following news to you that the entry was an April Fool's joke.
However NOT all that was in that entry was a Joke. There is some truth in it.
Having a mascot is REAL. This mascot was conceptualised when I started my blog. Although I designed OTTi (which was named after OpenTheToy plus an i), I have not really put it up for the public. I was shy...No, I was afraid that people may laugh at the concept...What if people don't like it? What if they laugh at it? I don't think I can take that kind of rejection...*CRYING* Okay that was way too far. The real reason why I never put OTTi out was because I am still not quite happy with the design. Since April was coming, I decided to have OTTi to go public to test the reaction and improve the design in some ways.
Since I want to make it an April Fool's joke, I need something convincing as a physical toy. I remember Super talented TengChia.
I bet many have fallen for this picture (including myself) of the prototype design of OTTi. It was the talented TengChia who produced this convincing 3D render of OTTi. If you do not know TengChia, his work was featured in one of my entries of the Perfect Goku figure. So that is how it happened.
I hope everyone took it well. I sincerely apologise if anyone is affected or disappointed in any way.
But disappoint NOT for I will go back and refine OTTi. With your support, OTTi might go into production some day. OTTi design will be taken as a on going project here. I hope to get more inputs and support from you guys.
Can I still count on you guys? :)