About two weeks or so ago I went to the Stone Ponys website (part of Stone Horses/Peter Stone) with the intention of doing a basic Design A Horse, but just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger and actually do it. I did, however, look around and found a nice model in the "bargain bin" section. I don't usually spend that much on a model, but with the way the Breyer prices keep creeping up, it won't be long before that is the standard price for a Traditional size model. I had the option of having him left matte or made glossy and I stuck with matte. He's sort of considered a One of a Kind since they only made 6 of him. Anyway, the website said he would be shipped within 6 weeks of purchase so I sat back and waited for a shipping notice.
It never came.
Yesterday my mom and I were watching the news when my brother's African Grey parrot shrieked real loud...a sound she usually reserves for the UPS truck. I didn't see any shadows go by the window so figured it was for next door or something. I did hear the truck start up and drive away, but again didn't give it much thought. A short while later I got up to go do something and decided to look outside, just for sh!ts and grins, and I saw two packages in the carport by the door. One was a soft package and one was a white box. The box was the right size to ship a model in, but since I hadn't gotten a shipping notice and I hadn't participated in the April Pay It Forward, I knew it couldn't be a horse. How wrong I was. I picked it up and turned it over to see who it was addressed to and immediately saw the Stone Horses logo. Yay! So, here is Speckled Jelly Bean. Yeah, I know. Bad name, especially since it's a stallion! I'll have to try to come up with something more fitting, but I'm so out of practice when it comes to naming models. hahaha
What have I gotten myself into?