This post has been a long time coming and I know I'm going to receive some flack for saying this, but I think the collab that everyone wants to see is a collab between Heath and a machine shop. I'm tired of this idea train that leads to nothing.
Health, I get that you're busy, but come on, either put out some concrete information about release dates or stop making threads like this. I was extremely unimpressed at how you handled your eBay charity stuff and if you want to be taken seriously by prospective buyers, other manufacturers, and old arrogant fools like me, you should start by not hiding behind lots of excuses for failed attempts at mystery bags, scrapped prototypes, releases, and etc. Don't keep using ambiguous words when describing release dates. What the heck does potential mean and why would you even make a thread with that as a tagline? You didn't know this about me, but potentially I will have millions of dollars. I don't yet, but I have the potential to win a lottery. You can't inspire confidence in your brand with that kind of talk.
Oh and don't think that I don't have love for VsNewton--I do. I once owned a first run Skywalker, which had noticeable vibe, that I liked a lot. I thought your hand written note inside was a great idea. What a personal dude. What a champ. I'm not trying to beat you up or make you feel like crap. You've not lost me as a fan, I just think you need to set boundaries for the type of online presence that you have. You're exploding with ideas, but i can't string an idea, an idea needs to be machined to be worth my time and my money.
Basically, my main point is this: I think that you should practice not getting the crowd charged up unless you have a box full of freshly anodized yoyos in your car, ready to be taken to the post office. Please just try that. It won't hurt, I promise.