Update on Anniversary Dinos

Earlier in the spring, we ran a donations campaign providing a ‘last chance’ to receive a Mozilla dino plushie. We were recently notified by the manufacturer of a small issue in the production, which I wanted to explain here.

Due to the positioning of the seam between the neck and the body, the last ‘fin’ on the dino is lower than in the original design. See the photo below.

dino

We got together, talked it through, and decided not to redo the production run for a few reasons:

  1. It doesn’t have a substantive impact on the look of the dino. (Some of us think it actually looks cooler.)
  2. Condemning 2,000+ plushies into landfill is not a good idea.
  3. We were able to negotiate a 50% discount from the supplier, which means more of your donation will be going to serve the Mozilla mission.

I hope you’ll agree that this was the right call and continue to give your dino all the love it deserves when it arrives.

And on that note, the last of the dinos will ship Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The manufacturing issue caused a delay beyond the original schedule of 10 weeks, for which I apologize.

The anniversary campaign was one of our most successful ever and I’m hugely grateful for everyone’s support. If you have any remaining questions or concerns, you can e-mail donate@mozilla.org or reach me directly on Twitter at @taliesan.


Update on the Update: People have started to receive them! A number landed last week and over the weekend. Dino love showing up on Twitter.

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