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In Which We Celebrate 2 Months

Posted in Contests, Shows, Soapmaking , on April 24, 2010 ,

Only two months?! Yesterday, April 23, was the 2-months-in-business anniversary for GEEKSOAP; it’s hard to believe with as much growth and business as we’ve had that it’s only been two short months since the very first bar of GEEKSOAP was sold. (It was one of the Cthulhu soaps, the first design version, by the way, over on Etsy.) GEEKSOAP exploded, thanks to fans like YOU, in such a small amount of time, and we are loving it!

Some of the newer readers may not know it, but The Pink Toque has been around since October 30, 2006 selling hand sewn bags (at first) and knit and crochet items (later), and also giving away freebie digital scrapbooking designs along the way. I’ve come a long way. It was late May/early June 2009 when I made my very first geeky soap – a Batman design to give as a gift to my friend Michelle for her birthday. At the time it was just a one-off and not something I was going to continue with, but about 8 months later I was crocheting yet another of my Cthulhu toques and suddenly had the idea to make Cthulhu soap… and so I put together what I learned about making that Batman soap and started creating Cthulhu soap. And then suddenly the flood gates opened and it seemed like the sky was the limit. The rest is history; in a short month or so there were over a dozen GEEKSOAP designs with more on the horizon, and then I released the biggies: the D20 Soap on a Rope (March 29) which was even mentioned & linked on the Wizards of the Coast website (THE DnD site, for those not in the know) and the Game Cartridge soaps. (April 16). You know the rest!

But seriously, I need to thank the fans and customers; I’d not be here if it weren’t for you! In celebration, please use the discount code 2MONTHS for 10% off of every single item in the store at http://www.geeksoap.net for the next week! Early customers with the original designs in the 3oz bars will be happy to see that in the short 2 months we’ve been around that GEEKSOAP has grown not only as a business, but the soaps have grown, too. New designs, bigger bars (without a bigger price!) and all kinds of upgrades to GEEKSOAP in general because we learned from early business. A very special thank you to the earliest customers who bought the old school designs from what now seems like a tiny brand-spankin’-new, inexperienced business that had a lot to learn. We never dreamed we’d be as big as we are now and the demand helped us grow as a company to better serve YOU. Because at the end of the day, it really is all about the customer. Your happiness is the most important aspect of what I do; I want you to love GEEKSOAP as much as I do!  Thank you all so very much <3

So what’s next? Well GEEKSOAP will be at Gen Con Indy this summer, from August 5 – 8. When we signed up, we were only about two weeks old as a company, and we chose an Art Show booth to be safe, as we had no idea how huge we would get so quickly.  The Art Show booths aren’t very big, but we truly feel like we’ve got something unique that the masses are going to love and we’re going to bring plenty of stock; we don’t need a ton of space to sell it. Had we known how big GEEKSOAP would become in such a short time, perhaps we would’ve gone as exhibitors instead. *shrug* I don’t mind; next year we’ll look into exhibitor booths, but this year with GEEKSOAP being a brand new infant of a company, I’m just excited to be participating at all.  I know our sales will be awesome and I am really looking forward to meeting and chatting with fellow gamer geeks. Please be sure to stop by and say hi in the Art Show Hall! Free hugs and super amazingly geeky soap to be had by all!

I mentioned the Game Cartridge soaps earlier in this post, but I have yet to formally “announce” them here on the blog. In case you missed them, check out my Game Cartridge GEEKSOAPs over on my portfolio; I created molds of classic, retro gaming cartridges that just about anyone can easily recognize. So far, they come in 8-bit, 16-bit, and 64-bit varieties, with other varieties coming soon. As a natural companion to the bigger cartridge bars, I also have created an 8-bit Handheld Game Cartridge Guest Soap variety that looks like little Gameboy cartridges. They’re perfect for travel or sitting on the sink in your guest bathroom. I’m currently working on a large set of the Handhelds as wedding favors for an engaged pair of GEEKSOAP fans out there – so exciting! In the past 24 hours, my Game Cartridge soaps have been featured on over 10 different websites, so welcome to all of the new fans who are dropping in for the first time! <3 Want to win some Game Cartridge soap? Stop by and see my friends at Nerd Approved & enter their contest to win a large cartridge of your choice, which comes with a free Handheld version, too! :D

Oh, and don’t forget to fan us on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @geeksoap, and let me know if you have any questions – I’d love to accommodate geeky special requests for you. <3 Have a great weekend!

Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP Geek Soap

Posted in Showcase, Soap , on April 16, 2010 ,

Relive your favorite classic gaming adventures in the tub with my Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP! This series of gaming cartridge soap packs 8-bit, 16-bit, or 64-bit power in every shower! Its natural companion is the Handheld Game Cartridge Guest Soap… the mini 8-Bit version that’s perfect for travel or your guest bathroom sink.

NEW in the series: Retro 2600 Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars… a parody replica rom cartridge of our favorite 1977 console.

NEWER in the series: Classic SG 16-Bit Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars. The 16-bit equivalent from that other console.

Bonus: you won’t need to blow on these cartridges to get them to work.

GEEKSOAP Game Cartridge bars are handmade one-at-a-time from all natural ingredients enriched with aloe and vitamin E. The grey bars are generously scented with an incredibly refreshing lime mint fragrance while the black bars are scented with a sultry unisex black amber musk fragrance, and all bars come shrink-wrapped to seal in freshness and allow you to keep the soap on display until you’re ready to use it. GEEKSOAP is vegan friendly!

The molds were custom designed and created by me so you can be sure that your soap is lovingly handmade and 100% one-of-a-kind. You won’t find soap like it anywhere else!

The 64-Bit Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars weigh a touch over 5 ounces and have the dimensions of 4″x3″x1.1″.

The 8-Bit Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars weigh a little over 9 ounces (That’s nearly double all of my other GEEKSOAP bars!) with the dimensions of 4.25″x5.5″x0.75″. These are HUGE!

The 16-Bit Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars weigh around 8 ounces (That’s pretty darn big!) with the dimensions of 5.25″x3.5″x0.75″. That’s like 2 of my D20 Soap on a Rope bars!

The Handheld Game Cartridge Guest Soap bars weigh approximately 1.5 ounces and have the dimensions of 2.25″x2.5″x0.75″.

The Retro 2600 Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars weigh around 5 ounces with the dimensions of 4″x3.25″x0.75″.

The SG 16-Bit Game Cartridge GEEKSOAP bars weigh approximately 5 ounces with the dimensions of 4.25″x3.25″x0.75″.

These bars are 100% solid soap through and through, which means the soap versions weigh more than the real thing… but good luck telling the difference between the soap and the real cartridges!

This is just one series design of many in my GEEKSOAP line. Check out the Soap category for more. My fun soaps are available for purchase at http://www.geeksoap.net

Please Note: No company names are used on any of these products, they are simply parody replicas and not meant to confuse or mislead customers, or infringe on design patents. (Which they do not.) Not endorsed or licensed merchandise.

GEEKSOAP is geek soap for the internet. Soap for geeks; just pure geeky soap!