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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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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* 

  1. 7″ Cock 

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

  2. 6″ Cock
  3. 8″ Cock
  4. 7″ Cock w/ Balls
  5. 8″ Cock w/ Balls
  6. 9″ Cock
  7. U-Shaped Medium Double Trouble
  8. U-Shaped Small Double Trouble
  9. 9″ Cock w/ Balls
  10. Double Penetrator

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!”

Tales From The Road: Work Hard. Shenanigan Harder.

“Work hard, play hard.” There’s no more fitting place for this old mantra than the pleasure products industry. Fitting in some casual hang-time with your customers and fellow vendors isn’t just a post-trade show option; it’s practically a requirement! I have yet to attend a single event that didn’t involve an after-hours fancy dinner, cocktail party, or other sort of fun activity. Despite our under-eye bags and sore feet, everyone manages to zip downstairs to the hotel lobby to await the evening’s activities.

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Good eats and good times are how this industry gives back to its customers and brings them closer as friends. Quality time develops our relationships beyond sales numbers, which is just one of the perks of working in a tight-knit business that functions more like a community. There is rarely a dull moment in our laid-back atmosphere. Once we’ve shut down our event booths for the day, shenanigans are bound to happen somewhere!

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During my last trip to the Philadelphia area, our distributor customer took the entire collective of retailers and manufacturers to a local bowling alley. Though I had only planned on a quick pop-in with my co-worker, we were quickly whisked to an alley to play a round with some vendor friends. A fellow sales rep, disgusted by the thought of putting on those always-lovely, musty shoes, refused to lace up for her turn on the lane. My co-worker followed, repulsed by the 70′s color scheme and thousands of prior bowlers who had donned the shoes. In my tired, post-event state, I decided to rebel and follow my shoe-less bowling team’s lead. The staff were less than pleased. We spent the rest of the game trying to avoid the alley’s employee spies, which we called the “Shoe Sheriff,” the “Bowl Patrol,” and another, less savory name I won’t mention here. At one point, one of our team members even jokingly tried to bribe an alley staff member with $50 to turn a blind eye to our rebellious team. Instead of just playing a typical round, our bowling night turned into a hilarious game of “Dodge The Shoe Guys” as we roared with laughter every time another player got in trouble for wearing street shoes. The evening ended when one of the more humored staff members decided to allow me one last shot at the pins before he pulled the plug on our shenanigans.

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 As far as misbehaving on the job goes, refusing to wear bowling shoes is probably my worst offense yet, but at least I avoided having permanently-smelly feet at the trade show the following morning.

Pipedream and Jimmyjane Score 7 ETO Awards Nods!

pr-eto-nodsPipedream and Jimmyjane have swept another ballot this week with 7 total ETO Awards nods in the following categories:

  • Best New Female Product, Jimmyjane Form 5
  • Best New Couples Product, Fetish Fantasy Series Inflatable Lube Wrestling Ring
  • Best Fetish Products Brand, Fetish Fantasy Series
  • Best Pleasure Products Brand, Pipedream
  • Best Luxury Brand, Jimmyjane
  • Most Innovative Brand, Jimmyjane
  • Most Innovative Brand, Pipedream

“We’re honored to have so many nominations in so many categories,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We’ve worked hard to make our brands stand out among the crowd of choices in stores. Having that hard work recognized with seven nominations makes it all worthwhile.”

The 11th annual ETO Awards will be hosted amidst the ETO trade show on Sunday, June 28th. Voting is now open to registered users of erotictradeonly.com and will close on Thursday, June 11th. Vote now at erotictradeonly.com/eto-awards.

Pipedream Wins Big at AdultEx!

ADULTEX_Award_2015_2We’ve returned from the AdultEx expo with two more accolades, scoring the Best Fetish/Alternative Product Range for the Bonnie Rotten Collection, as well as the coveted Manufacturer of the Year award.

AdultEx, which is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gathering of adult industry manufacturers and retailers, has been vital to our rapid Australian growth. Our massive booth was booming with customers consistently throughout the three-day event, and we left the eleventh annual trade show with more orders than ever.

“The most important part of business is to keep products flying off of shelves. Proven sales are just as important as innovation, and that’s why brand loyalty to Pipedream in Australia is so strong,” said Visual Merchandiser Briana Honz. “Pipedream sales are skyrocketing in Australia and the Cal Vista team is a big part of our success!”

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“I want to thank Roger Sheldon-Collins and his entire crew for putting together another incredible show and recognizing us as Manufacturer of the Year,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “I’m very proud of how we continue to expand our brand presence throughout Australia and New Zealand – Pipedream is and will continue to be the number one brand down under!”

We Rocked Scandinavia’s First Erotic Expo!

20150414_173322_resized_zpskuwcjnqvWe’ve returned from another global adventure after an ultra-successful Nordic Erotic Expo. Hosted at the Aarhus Firma Sport center from April 15th through the 17th, it was the first B2B event of its kind in Scandanavia. Attendees flocked to our booth to get their hands on our latest offerings including King Cock, Crush, iSex, and Fetish Fantasy Series Shock Therapy.

“We were so proud to take part in this debut show,” said Sales Exec Raymond Houtenbos. “Pipedream was the absolute standout! Customers were ecstatic about our new slat wall skins and latest collections, and can’t wait to get them into their stores.”

Our booth was constantly overflowing with activity and for many attendees, it was their first opportunity to meet the Dream Team and see our award-winning lines. Sales staff were constantly busy writing orders, strengthening international business relationships new and old alike.

With iSex currently shipping, customers are urged to contact their sales exec to place their orders while supplies last. Catalogs are available by request or online in multiple formats. Brand and product demo videos can be found on PDTV and Vimeo for in-store and online merchandising.