John and Phyllis Parkins are the owners of Boss Kut and Boss Kut Designs. They have been in manufacturing for the past 30 years. Their first company was The Collectables, Inc., which manufactured porcelain and vinyl dolls. The Collectables was one of the largest collectable doll companies for over 25 years. Phyllis sculpted and designed all of the original dolls and John ran the production. A play doll line was also developed for the Toy Industry and manufactured in China. These dolls were sold in all 50 states and several international countries. Phyllis traveled to many stores where she would meet with her Collectors and sign their dolls. She even traveled as far as Australia to do a doll signing. She made an edition of 250 dolls for Disney World and also attended their doll show where her one of a kind was auctioned for over $ 2500.00 on the final night. The Collectables was commissioned by The White House in 1990 to produce fifty 30 inch dolls which were in the theme of the Nut Cracker Suite which was used to decorate the main Christmas tree of The White House.
In 2002 The Collectables was phased out and Boss Kut was founded. In 2003 and 2004 the machine and dies were researched and developed. In the fall of 2005 Boss Kut started shipping their products. Boss Kut has some of the most unique and artistic dies in the market. In 2006 they introduced their picture dies which shows the image of the die on the back. Their machine is a single press machine which cuts three inch wide dies accurately and quickly.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011