JoshWedin wrote:They were re-released a number of years ago, for a very brief period.
Yes, they did a run of this element about 10 years ago. It wasn't intended to be a limited item, but the mold didn't have much life left. I believe their exact words were either "the mold was shot out" or "the mold ran out of shots." The mold was then destroyed, and the trees sold out rather quickly. Seems like quite the goldmine for people who knew to stock up. I don't believe the mold getting used up was common knowledge until after the trees had sold out.
I recall that I kept putting off ordering Cypress Trees and one day it was gone. Sad. I had wanted one since the mid 80s, for they had already fallen out of use even when I was a child. Unfortunately, I don''t expect to see this element again. They hinted that there were problems with it, so they were unlikely to create a new mold.
Of course, pitchfork was given a redesign, so anything is possible.