Raises handAnd speaking of the Tantive IV, I wonder how many people used it for their ROTS dio, compared to the OT. I think I probably have a good idea that the majority favored one over the over.
This was so me. I'm devastated.I had zero idea there was a deadline by which you had to order this until I stumbled upon someone mentioning that way back in this thread somewhere. Granted I ordered mine the first chance I got, but still, I consider myself to be very on top of this stuff, and if I didn’t know about the deadline, I can only imagine a large percentage of collectors didn’t know that either. And unlike a haslab that gets updates and stuff and a dedicated site so it’s in your face, this was just okay it’s up to order aaaaand now it’s not.
I don’t know how they can continue on as a company with a lot of the decisions I see them making lately.
So I think if it were a haslab it would have gotten much more publicity and would have sold more and I think a lot of people are going to be caught off guard and be like wait, since it wasn’t a haslab I thought I could just order it whenever I want to like every single other product they make, except for a haslab, which this wink wink wasn’t.
Odds are that there will be some cancellations between now and then, and I'm sure they'll produce more than the quantity pre-ordered to cover possible lost in the mail type situations. They might even make extras with the intent of putting more up for sale at a later date. Either way, I recommend keeping an eye out on this thread for updates on when it starts shipping and also on Pulse in case it comes back in stock. There might not be a lot of them, but I'd be really surprised if it doesn't reappear at some point.This was so me. I'm devastated.
I specialize in everything Leia (of course) but also Jabba's Palace - I have spent years amassing a pretty respectable collection of Jabba and his cohorts in 3.75", 6", and 1/6 scale (I just finally was able to afford the big Sideshow piece this year) and am spending a good chunk of time this winter finally creating my Jabba-mega display (I'm going to have all the scales in different but attached displays). I have Rancors, skiffs, so many little bits I've been collecting as I've literally planning this for years (close to a decade, actually).
So I was incredibly elated when I saw they were doing this - the perfect centerpiece to my 3.75" display. I've even been measuring and designing a trap door system for the cave below it. This was to be the finishing touch.
The only reason I didn't preorder before was because I knew I would be changing credit cards, and they wouldn't let me do a pre-order with ApplePay on the app without charging me now when I went to do it awhile back. So I was just waiting until I got my new card to do it. When I got around to doing it tonight, I was gutted to see it sold out. Obviously, I hadn't checked in a bit (life has been insane this fall) but there was no indication last time I looked that this was going to be cut-off, it wasn't Haslab, and given that it's a year out - I just had no idea that I would be too late.
Obviously, I will get one somehow - but I was so ready to lock it in, so I don't spend the next year anxious about it - and of course feeling stupid that I missed out, and who knows how much money I'll have to spend. I feel so dumb, because I literally have been thinking about this piece every day - I just had no idea they would shut off preorders so quickly like this. I mean, I get like 3 or 4 emails a week from them - one would think they would have given a heads-up that this was going out.
but the thing is it is a pre-order and hasbro does not collect any funds or pre-auths until it ships, (heck unlike most sites, they will send you a notice about a week b4 shipment for you to review payment info for errors, updates, cancelation if desired, etc.), and they allow you to update info if needed w/o hassle at any time between preorder and shipping time. Even if it had no posted deadline like most other preorders, there's always risk of preorder allotment amount running out. The speeder bike pre-sold out quickly on pulse. So, there's that to consider as well.LOL, well I just described that very scenario above.
The product doesn’t come out for a year, there was no indication that it was a limited time (I don’t know when the 10/7 date went up, but it was not there the last time I checked before that - like August), it was not a Haslab item, and I don’t think there is a product in the history of that site that this has happened to.
I still think there is a chance it'll suprise release MUCH earlier like many recent products. September may be the latest it'll ship and its just taking possible shipping delays into consideration.I don't understand why there's such a long lead time for this item. It should have been available this Fall, not next September. By that time it will have been a year and a half since announcement.
I can relaye, I really want a Barge but it wasn't in the cards when announced. Now its gated behind INSANE aftermarket prices. Though, with this, chances are very high it'll go back on sale near or after releaseYes, I messed up. Aware of that.
That said, I’m also irritated that Hasbro emails me multiple times a week and when they stealth inserted that deadline that they didn’t let everyone know.
Both can be true - which is why when I posted, I said I was very mad at myself. But Hasbro also was shady about this for some unknown reason. I read every email they send specifically so I don’t miss out, and this wasn’t a “we ran out” it was a “we are artificially adding a deadline”.
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I can relaye, I really want a Barge but it wasn't in the cards when announced. Now its gated behind INSANE aftermarket prices. Though, with this, chances are very high it'll go back on sale near or after release
same can/could be said about the Barge considering huge market areas were denied a shot at itI wouldn't give up hope just yet, surely, they'll want to capitalize on the ROTJ anniversary next year and sell another batch of them. They'd be fools not to offer it again and profit off what will likely be significant demand for anything related to the movie. We've seen them bring back other items when demand warranted it - the original Jabba's Palace playset sold out and then they had to do a second production run to meet demand from both WM and consumers. If they left this release to the numbers from this year, their profit margin will be smaller, and it reduces the chances of seeing a huge item like this again outside of a Haslab. In all actuality, 10k isn't a big number compared to the number of potential consumers there are for this brand, especially globally.
While I agree with you somewhat, the deadline was possibly only known to those who frequent the right thread on RS. Anyone that only pops in from time to time could have missed this bit of info. Also, some people might not have thought if it's so far in the future why preorder now twelve months early? One might have thought they'd just wait till it's only six months out.
Yeah, this is a bit different than the skiff. They were way up front and broadcasted far and wide all the deadlines/etc for that. This one was much more quiet.
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Sure, there was plenty of time to order, but there was no statement in the beginning that it was a limited window, either. It is almost like they expected a certain amount to sell and call it a sell out, and when that didn't happen they panicked and put the cap on order time instead. I don't know if this means they are making less than they originally projected or what, but it is just a weird situation that they decided to quit taking preorders. And as was said, if the preorder window closing was meant to induce FOMO, then why didn't they better publicize it? Why not just keep selling them and make the order they planned to make at the start so they could fill all the orders, or when they have truly met the sales numbers, then close orders and say "SOLD OUT." It's so, so weird.I don’t know, I still think that there was plenty of time to preorder this one. But again, it’s just me.
There was, for people like you and I who visit frequently. We no doubt had plenty of time from the day we learned of it being listed till the final day. My point was that not everyone visits this place as much as we do, and there are a few logistical things some people have to consider before placing such an order.I don’t know, I still think that there was plenty of time to preorder this one. But again, it’s just me.