This article will continually update this article as we receive news about the tags.
July 18, 2020 Update:
All tag pre-orders have officially been shipped today!
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July 16, 2020 Update:
All tags have now officially arrived!
I will be working very hard today & tomorrow to engrave & pack all the current open orders! Because they arrived a little (Thursday instead of Wednesday) they will be shipping out first thing on Saturday morning.
Thank you so much for your continued patience!
July 15, 2020 Update:
The package got stuck in Japan for a few days, so it got delayed a bit, but it's finally in California and will be delivered tomorrow.
I'll post a photo once I receive the tags and will immediately begin engraving tags for orders. I already went through and put aside all of the collars that were part of orders with tags, so as soon as tags are engraved they will be ready to ship.
Orders will be packaged by Friday and dropped off at the post office on Saturday morning!
July 13, 2020 Update:
As I've suspected, the Cherry Blossom & Magical Pet tags are still in transit. The "Scheduled Delivery" date is automated by FedEx based on Pre-COVID estimates.
If this shipment follows the same pattern as the last shipment, it will be delivered on Wednesday. The next update I'll make will be when the tags are delivered!
With the Fishcakes I was able to complete the engravings a lot quicker because I've already done Fishcakes in the past - these are all new, so once I do receive them I need to create engraving jigs and whatnot.
My estimate for shipping these tags out is Friday/Saturday (as long as they get delivered to me on Wednesday).
July 9, 10:30 PM 2020 Update:
Great news! The Cherry Blossom & Magical Pet tags are now officially on their way! I was going to wait until the weekend to contact my manufacturer (so I don't bug them too much), but they reached out to me today informing that they have shipped the tags!
ETA says Monday, but I think it's safe to possibly assume it might not arrive until Wednesday.
Here's the preview photo my manufacturer sent me of the Magical Pet tags. The photos aren't the highest resolution, but it at least gives you an idea of what it looks like!
I'm not going to update this page until Monday with news of either the tags being delivered or the updated delivery date.
July 9, 2:00 PM 2020 Update:
FISHCAKES & D20 TAGS HAVE ARRIVED! I will be working overtime to engrave these as quickly as possible for everyone - starting from the oldest orders moving to the newest orders.
IF YOU PLACED AN ORDER FOR A FISHCAKE BEFORE THERE WERE SIZE OPTIONS AND YOU WANTED THE TAG FOR A CAT/XS DOG, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN SWITCH IT TO THE SMALLER TAG!
I will be contacting my manufacturer for updates regarding the Cherry Blossom & Magical Pet tags over the weekend. I believe they should be shipping those to me on Monday.
Thank you everyone for your continued patience!
July 8, 2020 Update:
Gotta love COVID-19 shipping times. Pre-COVID this shipment would have easily arrived by now with a direct flight from the origin to the destination facility, but this time around it had to go from the origin to Japan, to Hawaii, and finally to Ontario.
It still says it's scheduled for delivery today, but that's just their automated "estimate". I'm assuming it will be delivered tomorrow (hopefully).
July 7, 2020 2:30 PM Update:
Good news! The tracking updated and it's now in Hawaii! The scheduled delivery date changed to Wednesday by 10:30 AM, which is much more realistic. Now that it's within the United States, there's less chances of it getting lost as well.
July 7, 2020 12:00 PM Update:
So unfortunately, as I suspected, it did not make it to Los Angeles today. The good news though is the package is still showing movement. Normally when I order from this manufacturer the transit is direct between the manufacturer's origin to Los Angeles, but because of limited flights currently I'm assuming they had to switch to the first available transport option.
The package is currently in Japan (layover). I'll continue to closely monitor the tracking and I'm still very much hoping that it will be delivered this week! (It's always silly how the "Scheduled Delivery" dates are so automated, there's no way it's still going to make it here today from Japan - especially during COVID-19).
I have already prepared all of the collars that go along with these tags so that once the tags arrive I can go straight to engraving and packaging!
Thank you again for your continued patience! Once I get updates regarding the Magical Pet & Sakura tags from the manufacturer I will also add updates about those.
July 6, 2020 Update:
So far so good, the package is in transit. I'll update later today if the package makes it to Los Angeles tonight (for a morning delivery tomorrow).
July 5, 2020 11:30 PM Update:
The Fishcake & D20 Tags have officially been shipped. Current "scheduled" delivery date is Tuesday 07/07 by 10:30 am, here's hoping that the transit goes smoothly considering I paid a hefty amount for shipping these.
If they do get delivered on time on Tuesday, then I will spend that entire day engraving tags and preparing orders for shipment. I have some shipping material scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, so as long as that's on time as well I'll be able to have a good chunk of orders shipped out on Thursday morning.
Unfortunately I got an update that the Cherry Blossom tags also need to be re-made, so they will be shipped with the Magical Pet tags in a week (hopefully).
I think what happened with the Cherry Blossoms is the colors got mixed incorrectly and a lot of the tags ended up as slightly different shades of pink. My manufacturer did not expand on what "went wrong", he just said their production department said they were going to rush to re-make them.
July 5, 2020 7:00 PM Update:
Current Status: my manufacturer is going to ship all currently complete tags on Monday (July 6).
Complete Tags: Fishcake (Small & Large), C̶h̶e̶r̶r̶y̶ ̶B̶l̶o̶s̶s̶o̶m̶ ̶(̶S̶m̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶&̶ ̶L̶a̶r̶g̶e̶)̶, All D20 Colors (Small & Large).
Unfortunately the Magical Pet Dog Tag is experiencing some issues still, and those have to be redone again, but they are offering to ship out the currently complete tags today and ship the Magical Pet tag at a later time.
Here's a photo showing the Magical Pet Tag's progress, this is already their second time re-doing this piece, so I'm trying to be relatively patient with them and give them the extra time that they need.
I'm assuming the Magical Pet tag will take one additional week for completion.
I will be going over all the orders for Dog Tags and contacting anyone who does not have engraving information, as well as those who might ordered both a Fishcake and a cat/XS Ninja collar and offer the option to switch to the smaller tag. I will also be contacting everyone who pre-ordered the Magical Pet tag to inform them of the additional delay.
July 2, 2020 Update:
I have an update from my manufacturer that the tags will be shipping out on Monday (July 6) or Tuesday (July 7).
So far I have photos of the Fishcake dog tag in sizes large and small, as well as photos of all of the new D20 tags (but those weren't a part of the pre-order so I won't include them here).
The reason the tags got delayed one more week is there was a plating error with some of the tags and they're rush re-doing that part of the order. Once I have photos of more of the tags I will update this post furthermore.
Current Timeline: If the tags ship on Monday or Tuesday, I should receive them by the end of the week, and I will work overtime to get all the tags engraved as quickly as possible to hopefully have all the orders shipped out within a week.
June 3, 2020 Update:
Production has been delayed/backed up with a new scheduled estimate of late June or early July.