When Violet Studios Opened back in 2009, I have always had close friends and fellow builders working with me in collaboration.
One of the oldest of these business partners was theDandelion, owner of Hanabi Worxx.
Sadly earlier this year, she decided to leave the grid, partly to focus more on her commercial artwork, and partly for reasons outside of her control.
As you may have noticed a few weeks back, the Hanabi Worxx store closed down and Violet Cybernetics moved up there however the plan was never to completely close the store down.
In our last conversation outside of SL, Dande transferred the rights to her store to me, and gave me licence to recreate her products and at the time I had decided to bring back a small number of her best sellers.
Recreating Hanabi Worxx is however a far more complex and convoluted task than it may sound. The Hanabi Worxx product lines were by todays standards very old, if still brilliant.
The process of recreation has taken me longer than I thought.
The first job really was to take a look at the complete store and its products, and which products should be recreated and which should go.
After a great deal of deliberating, I can confirm that all mesh outfits, Clothing, a number of avatars and other the Hanabi VSX items sadly will not be coming back. However there are many products that are.
Introducing Hanabi Worxx 2.0
Hanabi Worxx 2.0 takes the original spirit of Dande’s store, and bring it in to the modern mesh era.
This initial release features many products you will be familiar with, but with a whole new twist to them.
As this is a PG blog, I cant show you everything picture wise, but I can give you a breakdown.
Moon Stomper 2.0 take what was a classic design from Hanabi and utterly turns it on its head. The original versions were prim and sculpt. The new ones are single piece fitted mesh. Featuring complete Violet Studios Texture reworks built from scratch, they include full materials support too, as well as Unlimited 3 Cyber integration.
Price is 500L$
Bulge String 2.0 at first glance is almost the same as the original, but that is just skin deep. Again, this new Version come in 4 piece mesh, with easy manual adjustment for the side belts now included. Unlike the original “multi vendor” options, you get all 11 Basic strings in one pack with Unlimited 3 control, plus you get 8 new Rubber textures for the bulge.
Price is 300.
Nightmare Tail 2.0 -This tail should be very familiar as it is just a straight conversion, however where it is different is the fact you now get full Headmaster 4 textures with 72 different tail hair textures on offer. At 300, this is very neat.
Hanabi Insanity Make up Line – As with all Hanabi Worxx skins, they came with integrated make ups in the skin, however I have recreated 5 of Dande’s best make ups in the new ADV2 Make up style.
Price is 150 each or 500 for the fat pack.
Drenai Avatars – I loved these original avatars. The updated 2.0 Avatar brings all new tech. First you get all 3 primary avatars (Tiger, Panther and Leopard) in one box, you get ears, horns and tail as per the original. Hooves now include the Skizma Fitted Mesh hooves, with clothing layers. You also get hair, eyes, shapefile too. Most important though, these are ADV2 Spec. That means you get implant appliers for Tangos, vString, Icon and Ecorp. You also get ADV2 mesh body appliers with Materials support, and as per ADV2 specs, these are compatible with Omega Advanced. Price is 1600.
Just need the skin update for the Drenai? Then that is available too. You get the same ADV2 specs, with the skin (including the reworked and improved face) – price is 600 for all 3 and will bring your Drenais up to date.
Skunky 2.0 – Refreshed and reinvigorated, Skunky 2.0 features the upgraded Skunky skin, with again Full ADV2 specs (implants, mesh body and omega advanced), Mesh Ears, a recreated Mesh Skunky Tail, and the Fusion Anthro Heavy Legs. Price is 1200 or if you just want the skin only update with the same ADV2 specs, that comes in at 400.
Tattoo – With reworking, I have released the refreshed versions of the Cumoflage and Star Tattoos. These come in full tattoo layer SL body styles, and you also get ADV spec Tattoo layer appliers, which are also via the Violet Studios Omega Bridge compatible with Omega too. Priced at 150 Each these are excellent Value.
These refreshed products are in the original Hanabi Worxx store now. Customers do need to note that these are not updates. They are for the most part completely refreshed products and sadly I wont be doing update for existing customers.
Coming next is the Woolie’s Spagetti project which should appear in store soon. This has been probably the biggest headache of the Hanabi 2.0 project but are nearing completion now.
Also the Partner to the Moon Stompers is coming with a massive style update – the Star Cat Armour.
There will also be a hand full of other items such as her hats etc.
I am hoping to have the first parts of these project out within the next day or two.
I hope you like these fresh looks at Hanabi Worxx.