The guys at GTP-Toys were kind enough to pass along an update... in short, after some delays, the 3.75" walls are ready and will be shipping immediately - with shipping ramping up next week (I actually received a shipping notice today)!
As for the delays, when they get samples on the 3.75" walls, the samples have been great.... but after the samples, they have had some problems. These guys have their customers' product in their interest and are very dedicated to quality control. While they could have shipped product earlier, it did not meet the standards that they believe their customers deserve.
Hence the delays... there were times when some of the product appeared warped, discolored, marks on some panels here and there that shouldn't be there, etc. And they just didn't want to disappoint the people who had paid them for the product. So they push back on the factory as needed, and have personally inspected the product before green lighting shipments. As you can see, this is a very drawn out process and they invest a ton of time and $$ into this... so we need to all keep that mind when considering what we are paying - this doesn't come cheap or easy for them...
To cut it short, these guys care. Here's a handful of images they passed along...
^ Boxes ready to be stuffed with 3.75" walls!
^ Some sort of schematic showing design on the "tabs" to connect the 3.75" walls.
^ Illustrating some sort of problem on 3.75" light panels... not bad in my opinion, but these guys are perfectionists!
^ 3.75" lighting panels after passing quality inspection.
^ Production of walls, and painting... these are 6" walls that are curved, and will be up for order before long... hopefully they make these in 3.75" too!
^ Inspection of 6" curved walls that are coming soon, and a closer look at them.
All in all, amazing stuff that their existing 6" customers can attest to... and now the 3.75" wait is almost over.
Thanks again to the great guys at GTP-Toys for keeping us in the loop and providing this amazing product to the community.
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You really should.