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What Happened to Charles’ Creature Cabinet?

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Unfortunately, in the designer toy business, companies come and go at a rather breakneck pace. One that we haven't heard from since December 2009 is Charles' Creature Cabinet. Looking at the site, it looks like everything just stopped on December 7th 2009.

After not receiving any responses to my emails to artist Charles Stephan, I decided to do some investigating. Maybe something happened...I thought. Well, his last Tweet was from February 11th 2010, and he continues to update his Facebook page. Then I found multiple sites with loads of instances of customers complaining about ordering and paying for dolls and not receiving them.

On the CCC Flickr page. A 22 page long (And growing) Den of Angels Forum page. And a Facebook page dedicated to bringing buyers dolls home.

Charles' work was some of the best handmade craftsmanship I've seen in the designer/doll realm. So what happened? I guess we'll just have to wait to find out...

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GaryGepetto
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@plasticandplush Nice Sherlocking skills. Sad to read fans were treated so poorly.

Aussiegrrl
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I ordered a princess Kaba from Charles in January and I am still waiting for her. Some people have been waiting over a year for dolls. Some of these had custom faceups and were previewed by the customers upon completion.
Charles had a marriage breakdown and since has neglected his business and his customers. About $14000 worth of orders are still outstanding and Charles refuses to comunicate with anyone.

Hollic
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Charles Stephan’s works are currently banned from Den of Angels. People waited over a year for their items. this is bad buisness to ‘start afresh’ before aknowledging the people he still owes.

MuJa
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If you read the latest DOA messages about the dolls of Charles Stephan, you can read also that almost all the dolls are sent by me. I am MuJa on DOA.

I frequently asked the people to contact me if they still owe a doll. Only one reacted and Charles is already busy to sort it out.

A lot of people who received the dolls are the costumers of the newest piggy Belle. No hard feelings any more among them. It seem to me that the people have nothing to do with this matter, not owing one single doll of CCC are the ones who are still angry and criticizing him.

Murjani

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