Friday, February 8, 2013

How To Make A Cube: Episode IX: Return of the Cube

TL;DR Send $35 ($40 if international) to nekonariko at g mail(put that address back together...) dot com via PayPal for a Companion Cube Plushy Pattern!

I’m back!

So, Reddit has posted my “Nap Time For Chell” picture for the... fourth time.1

I don't know how you could have not seen the picture yet.

And people are asking where to buy one again!2 I don’t really have time to make more cubes,3 so I’ve often talked about making the pattern, and I even promised that I would in my post from....16 months ago...4

Well, confession time, I finished the pattern months ago... but I’ve been too busy to try and sell it.5 I’ve also been debating on if I should sell the CAD file, or the paper pattern. I could just sell the CAD file, but unless you have access to a drafting printer, you are gonna have a hard time printing it.

This image is too big for your printer.

Well, I do have access to a drafting printer, and I can print at pretty reasonable rates.6 So at the risk of spending the rest of my night several nights printing companion cubes, I’m going to sell the paper patterns. It’s not free for me to print them,7 and I put a lot of work into this project, and so after much deliberation, and conference with my cats, I’ve decided to sell the paper pattern for $35 if you are in the USA, and $40 if you are international. (If you want it sent faster than USPS Priority in the USA, or 1st class mail international, please contact me before purchasing).

So, instructions! If you would like to purchase an Aperture Science Weighted Companion Cube Plushy Pattern (1:1 Scale), please PayPal nekonariko at g mail(put that address back together...) dot com the correct sum ($35 or $40, I’m sure you can pick the right one.) Make sure there is an address attached to your PayPal account, as this is where I will be sending the pattern.8

This pattern is untested on Human Subjects, so if you have any questions, feedback, or comments, please either e-mail me, or post a comment here. I promise to try and respond as quickly and as helpfully as GLaDOS would ;).9Good luck everyone! I can't wait to see how they turn out!

1 At least that I know of.
2 It’s like people think a plush, game-accurate cube is awesome or something... ;)
3 And even if I did, they’d be so expensive... Maybe I’ll donate one to the Child’s Play auction. *Maybe.*
4 Gosh I’ve been busy...or at least distracted...
5 I’ll admit that I’m a bit worried about how many of these I’ll sell. I’m guess only 5 or over 9000!
6 FedEx would probably gouge you
7 even with my membership at Tech Shop
8 I need to weed out all those people hacking PayPal for free Companion Cube patterns.
9 I kid... I'd actually love to help you and not send your to a dramatic death in a furance!