normally period between creation of master models to their release in plastic is about 6 months.
As to availability with retailers, they usually place their orders in case if they have interest from their buyers.
Thank you Strelets for this information.
Can I still ask you a question? Your next batch of production do you estimate it on what date about? Of course it's personal, not to claim. And I understand the difficulties right now because I'm going through them in my profession.
The new lot has being marinated in Dover for over a week because of request of an import clerk to prove, that the products, that were classified as toys, are complying with the EU Toys Safety regulations, also adopted by the UK in 2011.
The state apparently is worried, that us, 40, 50 and 60+ y.o. consumers will choke with these figures, as, obviously, experience, that we gained in all our previous life, doesn't give us a sufficient guarantee for future.
So, now laboratories, depleted by COVID free helicopter money, urgently scramble their last reinforcements to point at all possible hazards, that we face when buying these figures.
Kindly note, that when we put "all going well" subject in our messages, that comes there for a good reason, not some kind of last resort excuse for our non-performance.