Posted sizes vs. Actual sizes

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Posted sizes vs. Actual sizes

Research Research
Hey folks, I love Tantus toys and the brand in general and I've been slowly building up my collection but I have noticed some discrepancies in posted measurements of a few of these items. This is what I've found so far:

Tantus Ringo:
Eden measurement - 2.25" diameter
Tantus measurement - 2.5" diameter
Amazon measurement - 2.5" diameter

Tantus A-Bomb:
Eden measurement - 2.25" diameter
Tantus measurement - 2.25" diameter
Amazon measurement - Over 2" diameter

Tantus Tex:
Eden measurement - 3" diameter
Tantus measurement - 2.5" diameter
Amazon measurement - 2.75", 3", 3.25" diameter (from different sellers)

So I am a little confused now. I thought for sure the A-bomb was larger than the Ringo, and I know for certain the Tex is larger than both, but to have almost an entire inch of diameter variance on the same product from different stores makes it very difficult for me to make an informed decision on these. Could some of you who own one or more of these toys weigh in and give us your thoughts on sizing? I don't expect you to pull out the calipers and give us super fine measurements but if you have both the Ringo and A-bomb, it should be pretty clear which one is bigger!
01/06/2012
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Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Research
Hey folks, I love Tantus toys and the brand in general and I've been slowly building up my collection but I have noticed some discrepancies in posted measurements of a few of these items. This is what I've found so far:

Tantus ...
I think the issue is with rounding of measurements on the EF site. I know others have mentioned discrepancies before. I would definitely submit any discrepancies as a support ticket and ask for them to be corrected.
01/06/2012
Research Research
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Originally posted by Kindred
I think the issue is with rounding of measurements on the EF site. I know others have mentioned discrepancies before. I would definitely submit any discrepancies as a support ticket and ask for them to be corrected.
Sure, that would help everyone in the long run but the real question is which measurement is right? I would have thought the Tantus measurements would be the correct ones but I am having trouble believing the Tex is only 2.5 inches in diameter. I don't know who to believe!
01/06/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
This is a great topic. Just to weigh in: our toys are hand poured into molds that sometimes stretch over time. So there's often a slight variance. It gets slightly hard to quantify how much variance, though.

I'm not sure if that's why we're seeing this here, but I will endeavor to investigate
01/06/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
If you really want to know and none of the reviews on Eden mention their taken measurements, you can always message someone who owns it!
01/06/2012
Research Research
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
This is a great topic. Just to weigh in: our toys are hand poured into molds that sometimes stretch over time. So there's often a slight variance. It gets slightly hard to quantify how much variance, though.

I'm not sure if that's ...
That makes sense, I know all molded products have variances that occur based on the material temperature, chemical makeup, length of time in the mold, and a dozen other factors. I would love to get some accurate numbers before I buy my next toy though, I don't want to accidentally get something smaller than the last one.
01/06/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Research
That makes sense, I know all molded products have variances that occur based on the material temperature, chemical makeup, length of time in the mold, and a dozen other factors. I would love to get some accurate numbers before I buy my next toy ...
Totally agree. You are always welcome to email me directly at jclark@tantusinc.com. I have been known to actually run down to the warehouse in person to measure toys. I actually like it, because our shipper always has candy.

We also have run into some issues with, of all things, weather. All the years Tantus was in San Diego, the weather was mild and warm. Now we're in Reno, superhot summers, freezing winters, and zero humidity. It's monkeyed with some of the production. Plus, we didn't think that hey, in Nevada if you leave equipment outside it can freeze on you. THAT was a lesson learned.
01/06/2012
Antipova Antipova
I'd love some insight on this question too, if you're down at the warehouse with a caliper, Jenna!

link (circumference and diameter of T-Rex... Eden's listing is kinda... non-geometrically-poss ible. )

aaaand I feel like a fella on the forums named Entropy owns the Ringo and the A-Bomb... and judging by this thread he can take Ringo but not the A-Bomb, so there's that gross-scale estimate for you, Research!
01/06/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
Totally agree. You are always welcome to email me directly at jclark@tantusinc.com. I have been known to actually run down to the warehouse in person to measure toys. I actually like it, because our shipper always has candy.

We also have run ...
Do you guys have outdoor production??? Or was that just a storage solution? I've definitely left equipment out in the winters before... a little propane torch and it's good as new! (This is only possible when your equipment is made of steel and aluminum and frozen, wet oak, though---not so much if there are electronics involved.)
01/06/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Antipova
Do you guys have outdoor production??? Or was that just a storage solution? I've definitely left equipment out in the winters before... a little propane torch and it's good as new! (This is only possible when your equipment is made of steel ...
No, it was a compressor. I'm told part of it is inside, and part outside - although I have no idea what a compressor is, so I don't know more than that.

I do know that when you blow one it makes a terrifically superloud noise, though. You can hear it allll the way in the other side of the building, over your AC/DC cds. True story.
01/06/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
No, it was a compressor. I'm told part of it is inside, and part outside - although I have no idea what a compressor is, so I don't know more than that.

I do know that when you blow one it makes a terrifically superloud noise, though. ...
Aha! I could point you to the correct page in my thermodynamics book
01/06/2012
Research Research
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
Totally agree. You are always welcome to email me directly at jclark@tantusinc.com. I have been known to actually run down to the warehouse in person to measure toys. I actually like it, because our shipper always has candy.

We also have run ...
Wow no way! I do a lot of work in the Outdoors Industry and I end up in Reno a couple times a year. I had no idea you guys were so close to my favorite giant lake.
01/07/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Research
Wow no way! I do a lot of work in the Outdoors Industry and I end up in Reno a couple times a year. I had no idea you guys were so close to my favorite giant lake.
Yes indeed! We moved from California to Nevada in February 2010. Reno is a lot of fun, except there is no snow at the moment so the skiiers/snowboarders on staff are keeping fingers crossed that we get some good snow days soon. We also do some staff camping trips in the summer - families, boats, hiking, cooking up interesting stuff on the grill. Nevada was a good fit for the staff.
01/07/2012
PassionCpl PassionCpl
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
This is a great topic. Just to weigh in: our toys are hand poured into molds that sometimes stretch over time. So there's often a slight variance. It gets slightly hard to quantify how much variance, though.

I'm not sure if that's ...
Well there's the answer I was going to give - after getting it straight from the Jenna's mouth ourselves
01/08/2012
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