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Diamond Products Dream Team Wins Big!

Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company Recognized with Three XBIZ Awards

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Diamond Products’  success continued on Friday evening when Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company scored top honors at the 2016 XBIZ Awards. Billed as “the industry’s biggest night” of the year, each of Diamond’s brands was recognized with the following awards:

“We’re proud and honored to be recognized by the 2016 XBIZ Awards.  I want to thank XBIZ , our customers, and the growing Dream Team for these important awards,” explained Diamond Products Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We’ve worked very hard the last couple years to expand our range and continue to offer the best products at a fair price. To receive this triple honor keeps us motivated to remain the #1 pleasure products and sexual wellness company in the world!”

“It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers and the industry. This year was especially rewarding, as our entire team has put a lot of effort into launching new Jimmyjane items and incorporating Sir Richard’s into our family of brands. These awards are for the entire team, and for our retail and distribution partners who have supported us this past year,” stated Robert Rheaume, President of Jimmyjane.

 

Pipedream Celebrations Continue as Briana Honz is Honored with XBIZ Executive Award!

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Just days after the bustling success of this week’s ANME show, Pipedream’s celebrations continued at last night’s XBIZ Awards where Dream Team veteran Briana Honz was honored with the “Business Development Executive of the Year” award.

“What a wonderful surprise! I’m so proud and humbled to receive such high recognition by one of our top industry resources,” exclaimed Honz. “I want to thank XBIZ for the gracious honor, as well as Nick Orlandino and all of my amazing Pipedream colleagues—I couldn’t do what I do without their continuous love, encouragement, and support. Thank you!”

The Senior Sales Executive—who won against nine fellow industry representatives—came to Pipedream nearly five years ago with four years of merchandising and buying experience at Hustler, plus eight years prior in the mainstream fashion business where she served as Director of Merchandising and Buying.

“I am very proud of Briana for all of her hard work and dedication,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Our Dream Team consists only of best of the best, and this prestigious recognition of our staff proves one of the many reasons why Pipedream continues to be the #1 adult manufacturer in the world.”

Pipedream Celebrates Successful 20th Anniversary ANME Show!

US Mega-Manufacturer Reports Record-Breaking Sales

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – January 13, 2016 – Pipedream and sister brands Jimmyjane and Sir Richard’s Condom Company have returned from this week’s ANME convention. With three new brand extensions from King Cock, Anal Fantasy Collection, and Fetish Fantasy Series, the Pipedream booth also unveiled new items from best-selling lines Fetish Fantasy ExtremeWanachi,Pipedream Extreme Toyz, and assorted political novelties. Diamond Products crew continues to grow and the Dream Team’s newest hires— Patrick Lyons (VP Marketing, Jimmyjane), Miranda Doyle (Director of Development, Jimmyjane) and Thomas Schmidt (International Sales Exec, Pipedream)—also made their ANME debuts.

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“We’ve recently pared down our offerings to showcase only top-sellers,” said Pipedream VP of Sales Steve Sav. “With this type of product mix, our customers can rest assured that their Pipedream sales will continue to be strong.”

“We received very positive responses from everything in the booth,” explained Pipedream Senior Sales Executive Briana Honz. ”People couldn’t keep their hands off of the powerful Wanachi Mega Massager. And our new Fuck Me Silly Bubble Butt mega masturbators—the sounds of non-stop ass-smacking filled the booth!”

Along with record-breaking pre-sales, the Dream Team continued to celebrate ANME’s 20th consecutive year at the show’s Anniversary Party on Monday night, where Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino was honored by the ANME Founders with an award for his direction and management of the expo since its inception in 1996.

“I want to sincerely thank Susan, Ron, and Elliot for this tremendous honor. I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last 20 years,” said Orlandino. “I want to thank all of our customers, and our friends and associates in the industry for making ANME the #1 B2B pleasure products and novelty convention in the world!”

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Diamond Products Jump Starts 2016 with Second Addition to Sales Team!

Pipedream ProductsThomas Schmidt Appointed International Sales Executive for Pipedream’s Asian Market

Pipedream is already taking advantage of its prosperous New Year by welcoming Thomas Schmidt to the Dream Team, who will be responsible for all sales opportunities within Pipedream’s Asian marketplace.

“I’m absolutely excited to join the Pipedream team! There’s a lot of potential moving forward in the Asian market,” explained Schmidt. “And I look forward to bringing my knowledge to the table to advance this already best-selling brand alongside the best team in the industry.”

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Thomas relocated to Shanghai just a few years ago where he is now multi-lingual and speaks fluent Chinese. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, he spent three years working with Eurofins Scientific, the industry-leader in European third party certification and testing.

“We want to welcome Thomas to the team with open arms—having someone like Schmidt will help us protect the brand and make more of an impact on the Asian market,” said Diamond Products Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Thomas’ background in sales is just part of his unique skill set that will prove valuable for the Diamond Products family of brands.”

Diamond Products’ Family Grows as Miranda Doyle is Welcomed to the Jimmyjane Team!

headshot-mirandaDiamond Products, the global enterprise of best-selling brands including PipedreamJimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s Condom Company, has warmly welcomed Miranda Doyle to the Jimmyjane team where she has been appointed the position of Director of Development.

“I’m extremely excited to join the #1 brand in the world with the best team in the industry,” said Doyle. “Product Development for creative and visionary manufacturers like Jimmyjane and Sir Richard’s is an incredibly rewarding opportunity and I’m looking forward to it all.”

With over eight years of experience developing innovative consumer packaged goods from concept to reality with five global adult corporations, Miranda harbors a fiery passion for branding and development—and her impressive resume and ecstatic charisma especially demonstrates her immense value. After years of hard work as Marketing & Brand Manager (WSM Investment), Product Development Coordinator (NS Novelties), Director of Product Development (Glow Industries, Topco Sales), and General Manager (Hustler Hollywood), Miranda will now enjoy and flourish in her new position as Jimmyjane’s Director of Development.

“We’re proud to welcome Miranda to the Jimmyjane team. Her knowledge and product development experience makes her a perfect addition to the Diamond family,” said Chairman and CEO of Diamond Products, Nick Orlandino. “The sky’s the limit for Diamond Products as we continue to grow and attract top industry talent like Miranda. The Dream Team is looking forward to making 2016 the best year ever.”

Miranda is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet her new customers and industry fellows at next week’s highly-anticipated ANME trade show, where Pipedream, Jimmyjane, and Sir Richard’s will celebrate the initial debut of 75 spanking new products. For dates, location, and more details about ANME, please visit the expo’s official web site.

Pipedream Chairman & CEO Nick Orlandino Featured in Washington Post Redskins Coverage

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Pipedream has been the center of a media frenzy since news broke yesterday of the Redskins’ “comically vulgar” court filing in defense of their controversial trademark, citing a slew of other “offensive” trademarks including the manufacturer’s Edible Crotchless Gummy PantiesAnal Fantasy Collection, and Midget-Man. Today Pipedream enjoys the spotlight in the Washington Post’s “Reformed Whores band to Redskins: Your name is way more offensive than ours” by Dan Steinberg:

Some of the examples cited by the team are obviously outrageous, and many cannot even be published here. But some of them I didn’t get. Like Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties, for example. I mean, underwear is not possibly offensive. Neither is gummy candy — especially not the delectable peach flavor. So how is combining them into a trademarked item even remotely “startling,” to use the team’s word?

A passionate advocate for the Free Speech Coalition, Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino believes strongly in the freedom of the First Amendment and had much to say about the Redskins case.

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“I think Daniel Snyder’s the Trump of the NFL.” —Orlandino

“I’m still laughing about it. I think Daniel Snyder’s a lunatic. I think he’s the Trump of the NFL. Get your own house in order. What are you pulling us into this [mess] for? We sell a good product at a fair price. It’s got nothing to do with the Redskins… Out in public it might be offensive. To me, it’s [just] another widget.”

While he had him on the line, Steinberg couldn’t resist a Midget Man inquiry, learning a little-known fun fact about the brand — they’re not really intended for modestly endowed gentlemen. It’s just a gag gift and it was actually produced as an inside joke — the picture on the package is of Pipedream VP of Development Rob Phaneuf.

The Skins appeal has been petitioned by Native American activists, who have until January 14, 2016 to file their response. Customers are urged to contact their sales representatives now to ensure full stock of Pipedream’s best-selling trademarks as they continue to make waves in this case.

Pipedream’s Icicles sure do make Synergy magazine look gooooood!

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You know, our new Icicles Gold Edition makes you look real good, Synergy. Like, it really brings out your eyes… That’s right! We snagged this quarter’s cover of the Australian adult retail trade mag, plus tons of Pipedream coverage including news, reviews, art, and top-sellers. Ever wonder what the #1 selling cocks are? Well wonder no more!!!! Our Top 10 best-selling King Cocks arrreeee… *drum roll* 

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    Simultaneous soda-sized pleasure in BOTH holes?!?!! Umm, yes please!!!!

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  4. 7″ Cock w/ Balls
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  7. U-Shaped Medium Double Trouble
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Our umbrella company, Diamond Products, also caught a few glimmers of the Australian spotlight with an awesome Jimmyjane Form 5 review and an editorial introducing our latest acquisition of Sir Richard’s Condoms

Billed as “Pleasure Time Three,” Form 5 works for men, women, and couples. For women, the theory is that the fluttering wings caress the labia whilst the dome targets the clitoris, rather like combining a pebble vibrator with a bullet. You can also use the wings for on-point clitoral massage of a different sensation, or on nipples and other sensitive areas – for example, the temples and sinuses (no, not a sex thing, I just found it helped ease the pain.) —Mia More, journalist and reviewer, cliterati.co.uk

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STIMULATE ALL OF THE THINGS!!!!!!

Sir Richard’s Founder, Mathew Gerson, who in 2005 started online retailer Econscious Market, which sells eco-friendly products and donates up to 10% of the retail price of each sale to charity, was reading a book about Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health. He learned that condoms, which are cheap to produce and the most effective way to avoid HIV and other infections, were no readily available to those disadvantaged regions. So in 2009, Mathew founded Sir Richard’s Condoms. Its mission is to address a massive global shortage of condoms. To do this, the company has the unique philosophy of donating one condom to a developing nation for every one that they sell. To date, Sir Richard’s has donated over 2.2 million of them. With sexual wellness and reproductive health in mind, they chose to make Sir Richard’s Condoms of all-natural latex and silicone lubricant. They also left out a range of seriously unsexy chemicals (parabens, spermicide, or glycerin), common ingredients in some other brands’ products. —page 29, Synergy

Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Last Man On Earth Take Exclusive Pipedream Tour!

Besides sex toys, entertainment is probs the next big love of mine. I love music, I love movies, I love TV. As an only child, I spent all of my after school evenings and summertime afternoons with Ren and Stimpy, Bart and Lisa, Zim and Gir. And now, even as a “grown-up” with a nine to five, I still love cartoons, but now I’m just chilling with the likes of Finn and Jake, Beavis and Butt-head, and Tina, Gene, and Louise. So when the voice of Louise — Kristen Schall — name dropped Pipedream on Conan a few weeks ago, I basically lost my shit. Long story short, I tweeted her, connected with a rep for Last Man On Earth, and setup a Pipedream tour!

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You’d think the glitz and glam of Hollywood would keep our movie-making neighbors way too busy and entertained to make their way over to our side of Lassen Street, but it turns out that touring a dildo factory is an offer that no one can refuse. In fact, the LMOE rep had to contact us multiple times to increase the size of the tour because as word got around the LMOE office, everyone wanted in on the typically NSFW fun! So on Monday, October 26th around noon, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, and about 20 writers and crew members walked the few Chatsworth blocks from their studio to Pipedream headquarters for an exclusive tour.

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Serving as Master of Ceremonies was our VP of Development Rob Phaneuf (aka Midget Man!), who always gives the best, most in-depth and hilarious Pipedream tours whenever we host special guests. This dude has been with the company for ten years now, so he knows everything and anything you’d want to know about the history of Pipedream, the intricate details of development and business… and all of the sexual innuendos, of course. Our offices alone offered plenty of laughs, from walls lined with poster-sized porn stars and King Cocks to the 20-pound ass that ever-so-casually calls my desk its home. 

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Next stop was a swift walk through our ridickulously massive shipping department before catching a blast of the sweet aroma that is our lube manufacturing facility. This room seriously smells like a candy store and one of the crew members  commented, “It’s like the Willy Wonka factory of sex toys!” We took a peek at our multimedia studio, impressing even Hollywood’s best with our sweet production setup. But then finally came the moment everyone was waiting for… THE DILDO FACTORY!!!!

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We probably spent most of our time over at the toy manufacturing facility. Everyone was so enamored by every little detail – the molds, the pouring, the “baking”, the cooling, the quality control, the finishing touches by hand. I was especially surprised by Will Forte’s reaction – he was super intrigued by everything and there were plenty of times when he’d linger far behind the tour, watching and filming every process of manufacturing. My favorite part was watching him film our cooling mechanism – there was a cluster of brown King Cocks getting ready to plop from the conveyor belt, but they were moving sooooooooo slooooooowwwwwwww, and Will stood there filming the whooooooooole thiiiiiiiiiiiiiing! I laughed with a crew member about it and he was just like, “Well, that’s Will for ya. When he commits, he commits.”

So there you have it! Pipedream has the coolest neighbors and it turns out that no matter your industry – mainstream or adult – there’s one thing we can all agree on: sex toys are awesome, whether it’s for an orgasm or a laugh.

Pipedream Prepares for Biggest eroFame Ever!

Photo-4eroFame is less than a week away and we’re working hard to bring better business and even more fun to the European market. Hosted at the Hanover Fair Expo Fairgrounds from October 7-9, the B2B convention will enjoy a massive Pipedream booth packed with our newest and top-selling products. Best of all, customers will have a chance to get up-close and personal with the Dream Team at the booth’s open bar and snack station.

“We always look forward to seeing our international customers and friends,” said Sales Executive Raymond Houtenbos. “Our newest collections are already flying off the shelves, so we can’t wait to see them dominate the European market.”

eroFame will mark the European debut of our latest releases including Fantasy C-RingzIcicles Gold Edition,Pipedream Extreme Toyz Mega-Bators, and extensions to the best-selling Fetish Fantasy Series and Pump Worxcollections. Jimmyjane will also be in attendance, while Sir Richard’s Condoms will make their overseas debut as Diamond Products’ latest addition to their family of brands.

“It’s incredible to watch our rapid growth and success on a global level,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Our sales and recognition continue to grow with every show, and I’m confident that this year’s eroFame will be our best yet!”

Fallback Friday: Goldie as Icky

We had a blast shooting with the stunning Goldie for our Icky Love Doll. The petite bisexual adult starlet was perfect for bringing our latest Hollywood hottie to life, and we couldn’t be more proud of the finished product.

Find Goldie online at TwitterInstagram, and Tumblr.

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