Hobby-Lobby International Unveils ... Pink Fighter Jets?

Manufacturing snafu will benefit Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation



Feb 28, 2008, 00:00 ET from Hobby-Lobby International

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening the latest shipment
 from its favorite factory in China, the team at Hobby-Lobby International
 (http://www.hobby-lobby.com) was eagerly anticipating the brisk sales its
 new red-and-silver radio-controlled (RC) fighter jets would generate. Those
 hopes were temporarily suspended, however, when the first fighter emerged
 from the box. It wasn't red and silver. They couldn't even fudge and call
 it salmon.
 
     There were no two ways about it: Hobby-Lobby was in possession of
 hundreds of attractively pink F/A-18 "Viper" RC jet airplanes
 (http://www.hobby- lobby.com/pinkjet.htm).
 
     It didn't take long to realize there was a pink - er, silver - lining
 to the situation, though, said Hobby-Lobby president Jay Graves. The
 company decided to reduce the price of the planes and, at the same time,
 support a worthy cause. Hobby-Lobby International will donate a percentage
 of the sales of the "Pink Vipers" to the Nashville-based Minnie Pearl
 Cancer Foundation (http://www.minniepearl.org), which supports cancer
 research, education and patient and family services.
 
     "This type of thing is a common occurrence for many small businesses
 when first building relationships with Chinese suppliers," Graves stated.
 "The Chinese manufacturers are excellent, but there can be communications
 and cultural barriers. We figured we'd make the best of the situation and
 donate some money for every Pink Viper we sell. Our entire team here at
 Hobby-Lobby is enthusiastically on board with the idea."
 
     Aside from their unusual color, Hobby-Lobby's Pink Vipers offer the
 features Hobby-Lobby RC enthusiasts have come to expect. Each pre-painted
 plane is 37 inches long, with a 28-inch wingspan and a flying weight of
 19.75 ounces. The ready-to-fly (RTF) version includes a 72-MHz transmitter,
 six- channel receiver, ducted fan unit, brushless motor, 20-amp brushless
 speed controller and an 18C three-cell 1300 mAh Lipo battery pack. The
 almost-ready- to-fly (ARF) version comes with all of the above, minus the
 transmitter and six-channel receiver.
 
     In both the RTF and ARF versions, electronics come pre-installed with
 no soldering required. Hobby-Lobby recommends the Pink Viper for
 intermediate pilots. Customers who don't blush at the thought of the pink
 fighter jet will enjoy significant savings while supporting cancer research
 and education. Hobby-Lobby is offering $50.00 off the RTF version and
 $40.00 off the ARF version. Should customers want to repaint their pink
 jets, the company is including a set of decals with every plane.
 
     "The Pink Viper flies like a much larger jet and handles the wind
 well," explained Graves. "The jet has plenty of power for rolls, loops and
 inverted flight. Both versions come with steerable nose gear. Take-offs are
 short and landings are slow and easy. The only reason for the price
 discount is cosmetic."
 
     About Hobby-Lobby International
 
     Hobby-Lobby International is a 43-year-old Tennessee-based company
 providing high-quality RC airplanes, helicopters and boats. To learn more,
 or to order a Pink Viper, visit Hobby-Lobby at http://www.hobby-
 lobby.com/pinkjet.htm or call toll-free, 866-WE-FLY-RC.
 
 
Contact: Jay Graves Hobby-Lobby International 615-732-7222 jay.graves@hobby-lobby.com http://www.hobby-lobby.com http://www.hobby-lobby.com/pinkjet.htm This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

SOURCE Hobby-Lobby International
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening the latest shipment
 from its favorite factory in China, the team at Hobby-Lobby International
 (http://www.hobby-lobby.com) was eagerly anticipating the brisk sales its
 new red-and-silver radio-controlled (RC) fighter jets would generate. Those
 hopes were temporarily suspended, however, when the first fighter emerged
 from the box. It wasn't red and silver. They couldn't even fudge and call
 it salmon.
 
     There were no two ways about it: Hobby-Lobby was in possession of
 hundreds of attractively pink F/A-18 "Viper" RC jet airplanes
 (http://www.hobby- lobby.com/pinkjet.htm).
 
     It didn't take long to realize there was a pink - er, silver - lining
 to the situation, though, said Hobby-Lobby president Jay Graves. The
 company decided to reduce the price of the planes and, at the same time,
 support a worthy cause. Hobby-Lobby International will donate a percentage
 of the sales of the "Pink Vipers" to the Nashville-based Minnie Pearl
 Cancer Foundation (http://www.minniepearl.org), which supports cancer
 research, education and patient and family services.
 
     "This type of thing is a common occurrence for many small businesses
 when first building relationships with Chinese suppliers," Graves stated.
 "The Chinese manufacturers are excellent, but there can be communications
 and cultural barriers. We figured we'd make the best of the situation and
 donate some money for every Pink Viper we sell. Our entire team here at
 Hobby-Lobby is enthusiastically on board with the idea."
 
     Aside from their unusual color, Hobby-Lobby's Pink Vipers offer the
 features Hobby-Lobby RC enthusiasts have come to expect. Each pre-painted
 plane is 37 inches long, with a 28-inch wingspan and a flying weight of
 19.75 ounces. The ready-to-fly (RTF) version includes a 72-MHz transmitter,
 six- channel receiver, ducted fan unit, brushless motor, 20-amp brushless
 speed controller and an 18C three-cell 1300 mAh Lipo battery pack. The
 almost-ready- to-fly (ARF) version comes with all of the above, minus the
 transmitter and six-channel receiver.
 
     In both the RTF and ARF versions, electronics come pre-installed with
 no soldering required. Hobby-Lobby recommends the Pink Viper for
 intermediate pilots. Customers who don't blush at the thought of the pink
 fighter jet will enjoy significant savings while supporting cancer research
 and education. Hobby-Lobby is offering $50.00 off the RTF version and
 $40.00 off the ARF version. Should customers want to repaint their pink
 jets, the company is including a set of decals with every plane.
 
     "The Pink Viper flies like a much larger jet and handles the wind
 well," explained Graves. "The jet has plenty of power for rolls, loops and
 inverted flight. Both versions come with steerable nose gear. Take-offs are
 short and landings are slow and easy. The only reason for the price
 discount is cosmetic."
 
     About Hobby-Lobby International
 
     Hobby-Lobby International is a 43-year-old Tennessee-based company
 providing high-quality RC airplanes, helicopters and boats. To learn more,
 or to order a Pink Viper, visit Hobby-Lobby at http://www.hobby-
 lobby.com/pinkjet.htm or call toll-free, 866-WE-FLY-RC.
 
 
Contact: Jay Graves Hobby-Lobby International 615-732-7222 jay.graves@hobby-lobby.com http://www.hobby-lobby.com http://www.hobby-lobby.com/pinkjet.htm This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com. SOURCE Hobby-Lobby International