Electric Tiki Design was founded in 2001, by Tracy M. Lee. "After 13 years in feature animation, I had lost interest in the medium. I was burned out.......I just didn't have the passion for it any longer. I needed to find a new creative outlet. I have always been a big collector of fantasy statues and toys so that seemed to be a logical choice. It's not as if the country needed another collectibles company, but I had always wanted to create things that weren't out there. Or if it was out there I was usually disappointed in it in some way. If I liked the character, I didn't like the sculpt. If I liked the sculpt, I didn't like the paint applications. The pose could be better, the details are lacking, the paint is sloppy etc. I know so many brilliant sculptors and knew they could do great work if given the opportunity." Having mostly a 2-D background, Tracy will concentrate on Art Direction and Design. "I'm pretty much designing the pieces. I've been working on the sculpting part but it's such a painstaking process. I'd much rather relinquish that task to people that are more qualified. I'm still heavily involved as you will see in the "Methods of Madness" section." Electric Tiki will, as most companies do, start out small and will hopefully remain small. "I don't want things to get out of hand. I'm very picky about the quality of product I want to produce." Edition sizes will remain fairly small as well. "At this early stage it would be silly to over produce product. We will be keeping a close eye on edition sizes. Of course we want to sell items to everyone who wants them, but we don't want a warehouse full of overstock. Judging this will involve some trial and error so we ask consumers to bear with us." In closing, if you have any suggestions or questions, or just want to show support, we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@electrictiki.com.

Tracy M. Lee-President/Creative Director. Tracy has been in feature animation for 13 years. Having won an internship with Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida in 1989, he went on to a supervisory position within two years. While in Florida he worked on such features as "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", and "Pocahontas". In 1995 he relocated to LA where he contributed to such films as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Tarzan", "Atlantis:The Lost Empire", "Treasure Planet", "Loony Tunes: Back in Action", "Fat Albert", "Enchanted" and "The Princess and the Frog". For more information on Tracy, visit his personal website at www.tdog-art.com.