WE ARE SOLD OUT. DUE TO A SURGE OF COVID IN ASIA, PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING OF NON-ESSENTIAL ITEMS HAVE BEEN DELAYED UNTIL 2022. OUR NEW BALLS PROBABLY WON'T ARRIVE UNTIL JUNE 2022 AT THE EARLIEST, BUT FOR NOW IT'S OUT OF OUR HANDS. ALSO, ANTICIPATED FREIGHT CHARGES HAVE CHANGED 4 TIMES SINCE WE PLACED THIS ORDER IN MAY. WE ARE BOTH DISAPPOINTED AND DISGUSTED.
Some backstory: we bought the original mold from eagle rubber in 2002 and spent the next 9 years trying to get the pimpleball sourced in the USA. No companies were interested. An agent got us into a factory in China and in late 2011 they produced a pimpleball for us and a company affiliated with 5 Below. This ball was produced a few times before 2011 and 2014 and that was it. We had a test ball produced in early 2020 by a company in India that we were very pleased with but unfortunately due to the pandemic in Inia the company is no longer in business. Our new ball is being produced in Hong Kong. RetroPhilly/RetroSportco are the sole producers of the pimpleball. Others have claimed to have a mold and/or the ball in production somewhere but that is untrue. We are the one and only. Companies that have been selling the ball online either bought from us or 5 Below in bulk years ago and resold it at wildly inflated prices. we will not be selling to them in the future. We will continue to update our sites as new details become available.