|04-10-2008, 08:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Here's a message I received from BBTS regarding preorder of wave 9:
Hi - We unfortunately just received some bad news from Hasbro this morning. It appears that their product planning & marketing departments decided to bring in a tiny amount of the 'internet exclusive' Wave 9 - Revision 2 case assortment .0221 that you have ordered from us.
We pre-sold every case of this assortment that we had on order by early this morning, and hours later we received an email from Hasbro stating that there would be massive shortages on this wave - due to Hasbro's internal decisions. We never would have listed so many of these for sale if we had been alerted of the problem in a timely fashion, but Hasbro unfortunately did not contact us until it was too late.
There are two other Wave 9 assortments that will fill normally, and will be used as substitutions for the shorted Revision 2 assortement. Each of these cases contains 1 of each of the 6 new figures in wave 9, as well as two figures from previous waves, so you will get the same full set of figures, but the extra BAT and Snow Serpent are replaced by previous releases.
We estimate that all orders placed after 3:00 AM, Central Time on Wednesday April 9th, will be filled with a substitution case. Hasbro has not confirmed how many cases we will receive, so this is an estimate, but it is unlikely that orders placed later on Wednesday, or on Thursday will fill with the original assortment.
We recommend cancelling your preorder for the Revision 2 assortment, and ordering one of the other Wave 9 assortments found on the links below. If you leave your preorder as-is for Revision 2, we will fill as many Revision 2 orders as we can, and the rest will be filled with the substitution cases found on the links below.
Sorry again for the problems caused by Hasbro on this wave, we presented all the logical arguments to them about why they should make more, but the decision had already been made, and all vendors will be shorted on this assortment.
|04-10-2008, 09:41 PM||#2|
Sunsword = Fabulous!
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, ME
I'm more confidence with BBTS than I am with Hasbro on this.
My B/S/T = http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ale-trade.html
|04-10-2008, 09:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Castle, Delaware
Everyone who ordered those cases received this message, I think. I know I got in under the deadline. Anyway, BBTS wants to sell you stuff...so does Hasbro...so it isn't just about a bait and switch or ripping you off. Hasbro has shorted them in the past, it'll happen again in the future.
|04-10-2008, 09:50 PM||#4|
CG Immortal Commander
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
I got that message too. I switched my order to the case with one of each, Major Bludd and Flash.
|04-10-2008, 09:51 PM||#5|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
I am confident with both, these kinda things happen...
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|04-10-2008, 09:53 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I got in a whole day before the deadline they set. sucks for everyone else though. We have no choice but to trust both of them. If online has shortages, imagine when they actually hit store shelves?
|04-10-2008, 09:54 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord WA
I cussed for a second and then switched to that case also, though I have no need for another Flash. I'm not a customizer or a MOC collector so some kid's gonna get a cool gift.
|04-10-2008, 10:01 PM||#8|
SEND THE BOOKS!
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: San Jose
I'm confident with Big Bad Toy Store. Been using them for my online toy shopping for 6 years, and have not had any problems with them at all.
Hasbro on the other hand, worries me. They consistently do things which boggle the mind!
Let's take last years San Diego Comic Con exclusive figures as a big example.
We all know the big joke that turned out to be.
They had means to offer them to everyone, and what do they do? They sell them them on their dtc site, but only AFA graded and at eBay toy terrorist prices!
Just because there is going to be a shortage, doesn't mean we should start getting out the pitchforks and torches.
The main thing here is this, they are not going to be offering up as many of the internet exclusive cases as they thought they were.
So, don't freak out, they have two other cases of wave 9 that you can choose from, they just won't have doubles of the army builder figures.
It's not like they just said, OH TEH NOES NO WAVE 9 FOR JOO!!!!!!!!.
And it's not like you are missing out if you order the other two wave 9 cases, you will still be getting all of wave 9.
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