HHT Blog - July 2023 Update

We hope you had an amazing Pride Month -- it's hard to believe it's already July!
June was crazy busy and we just didn't have the time to keep up on socials. So, here’s a month's worth of updates all at once!

Let's start at the beginning of the month, and don't miss the details about our upcoming giveaway further down this update!
We out here

White Center Pride!

On June 3rd, HHT participated in our very first in-person event as a vendor, White Center Pride! White Center is just south of West Seattle but feels like another Seattle neighborhood.

The event took over two blocks of the main drag and included several stages, restaurants and gay bars with beer gardens extending into the street, and several vendors selling more common wares including art, plants, and clothes… and there we were selling DILDOS and BUTT PLUGS! 

"Glowy Hole" Glory!

You know how much we love UV-reactive and glow-in-the-dark toys, but demonstrating these features on a sunny June afternoon presented a challenge.

Well, this event gave us the opportunity to finally bring the "Glowy Hole" to life! We've been sitting on this idea for the past couple of years and we were so excited to make it happen!

Model: Tyler Richards of TYMIRA

"Step right up, don't be shy!"

We painted the inside of the Glowy Hole black, installed a foot-pedal activated blacklight, and stocked it with several UV-reactive and glow in the dark toys.

Customers would approach the box and peer in, seeing only darkness at first. Then, activating the foot pedal, the blacklight would illuminate the toys within! They'd crack the biggest smile before rocking the pedal back and forth, toggling the UV brilliance. Once they'd seen enough of the UV, they'd remove their foot and the glow in the dark toys shone with all their glory!

We had an amazing time on what was truly an unforgettable day! It was so much fun meeting everyone who came out, and a huge, XXL-sized "THANK YOU!" to everyone who stopped by our stall. We really enjoyed chatting with neighbors about our company and our toys, and of course spreading the good word about Platinum Silicone!

What other events do you think we should be a vendor at?? Bonus points for local in the PNW!

New, pretty colors

UV-Sparkle Color Collection

It's not Pride without rainbows! Our new UV-Sparkle Collection is vibrant and UV-reactive with a dash of mica. These made their official debut at White Center Pride at new, lower prices, and now they’re available online!

Choose an inventory toy for faster fulfillment, or go Made-to-Order (MTO) to create your perfect toy! Inventory toys are available on our store, or continue reading for more about MTO toys!

Platinum Silicone is an expensive raw material, and we believe these single-color pours, at a lower cost and excellent value, are an important addition to our lineup that increase accessibility to body-safe, non-porous dildos and butt plugs!

That said, let’s discuss prices…

New Prices

Boy how time flies! It’s been a little over two years since we launched (more on that later – foreshadowing!) and while so much has changed, our prices have remained the same. 

With our new UV Sparkle colors, we are introducing a two-tier pricing model: 

  • Premium Pours: Each Premium Pour toy is unique and will likely be UV-reactive AND glow in the dark, such as our three signature colorways: Opalescent Rainbow, Seacock, and Stormy Seas. These will only be available as Inventory Toys as each Premium Pour toy is photographed and listed in our store in drops so you can hunt for that perfect pour. (New to drops? Read more!)
  • Standard Pours: Usually will be single-color and may include mica. We have two collections to choose from: the fun, new UV-Sparkle colors, and our more muted Natural Series that you may have seen in our store. While the mica will swirl a bit, these all generally look the same which allows us to use stock photos on our store listings, greatly reducing time spent on photos.

Why two tiers?

Like many pretty things, Premium Pours are kinda high-maintenance!

They take 4x as long to pour, require 3x as many supplies (cups, mixing sticks, etc...), and have a higher failure rate. Then, since each toy is unique, they all must be individually photographed and listed on our site, and they have higher inventory management costs!

After two years with unchanged prices but increasing costs, some of our margins on Premium Pours had become pretty unsustainable.

Adding Standard Pours -- most at prices LOWER than our old Premium Pour prices -- allows us to fix those Premium Pour margins while making our toys more approachable and providing you with an amazing value!

How much more/less?

We are thrilled to offer over 80% of our toys as Standard Pours for LESS than they were priced as Premium Pours! This includes our most popular models, such as Sasquatch Medium which decreased from $75 to $70 and Pride Plug 6” now starts at just $30, down from $40.

Premium Pour prices have increased, however 70% of model/size combinations only increased by $5 or $10, had no price change, and one even decreased! For example, Sasquatch Medium increased from $75 to $85 and Axol Large went from $110 to $120. 

Price increases are never fun, but this was necessary to ensure HHT can continue to add models and deliver beautiful, high-quality toys, and we appreciate your understanding. We think you’re going to love our Standard Pours, still handmade in Seattle with Platinum Cured Silicone, at new, lower prices that will make your wallet as happy as your hole!

Upcoming Giveaway!

Free Stuff

We’re celebrating our 2-year anniversary and our new Standard Pour Colors with a giveaway (and a pre-giveaway giveaway!)

The toy giveaway is coming soon, but in the meantime sign up for our pre-giveaway giveaway for a $25-off promo code!

Pre-giveaway giveaway?

Yes! Since we've been a bit quiet on socials, we'd love your help with engagement to get our toy giveaway going on Twitter, Instagram, and Threads! Follow these instructions to be entered to win a $25-off promo code:

  1. Submit your social media handle to this Airtable form.
  2. We’ll slide into your DM's with a 24-hour heads-up before we post our giveaway. 
  3. Once the giveaway is posted, engage with the post per instructions below given the platform you're on.
  4. Reply to our DM with the screenshot requested below, and you're entered!

On all the platforms? Triple your chances of winning by doing all three! Please submit three responses to the Airtable form.

[Do we want to do all 3 platforms? It feels like a lot, both to manage and in giveaway, but we have a lot of UV Sparkle toys made, and I kinda feel like we should be diversifying from Twitter]

Platform instructions:

Complete the following within the first 48 hours of our giveaway going live:

  • Instagram: Like and comment our post! Screenshot your like & comment and DM that back to us! (BONUS entry: Tag a friend in your comment!)
  • Threads: Like and comment on our post! Screenshot your like & comment and DM that back to us! (BONUS entry: Repost our Thread!)
  • Twitter: Like and RT our post! Screenshot once you've done both and DM that back to us! (BONUS entry: Comment on our post!)
What's this?


A new friend was recently printed and is curing!

We still lots of smoothing/finishing to do so there’s not much to say yet, except that it’s a part of the PNW Collection, it fills an obvious hole in our lineup of fantasy-themed toys, and it was designed by the amazing @/Ultraohwormhole!

Made to Order

We’ve mentioned it a couple times, but just to recap: Made to Order (MTO) toys are here!

[almost here! First= blog, next = MTO launch a few days later, last = giveaway).

Available in both of our Standard Pour color collections, UV Shimmer and Natural Series, MTO toys allow you to customize your ideal toy’s model, size, color, and firmness. 

[[[Images of both color collections]]]

[allow up to 2 weeks but we'll try for 5 business days]

MTO toys will generally ship within two weeks of purchase, but as a small business this may change. Please see our Shipping Status page for current production status and expected lead time!  [REVISIT guidelines]

That's it!

You've finally reached the end of our update!

June was a busy month, and Seattle -- you kept us busy pouring toys to keep Doghouse Leathers stocked with toys for Pride month activities!! They recently started carrying select colors from our Natural Series! Drop in to see our toys for yourself, you just might find your new favorite!