Holy moly! It appears inflatableworld.de is working on a 3 meters/9.8 feet/118 inches long whale. According to the image, it might be available in early 2012. A member in our forum said he was told to look for new toys in their lineup in January. (The plural is interesting, wonder what else is coming!) There’s no information on a price yet but it looks like two different versions will be available, opaque/matte and transparent/shiny.
Image source: IYRU
I’m curious as to what this will do to people’s profitable eBay sales of the old-style 84″ Intex Whale of similar design. I have a hunch if people continue to sell them that the price won’t be impacted too much, considering it’s pretty much a rare/collectible item now.
One good thing about the design is the Intex blue whale has a bit of a dip in the “chest” region that was really prone to seam-splits and judging by the pictures from inflatableworld.de, their model does not seem to have that fault point. This is something to look forward to!