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Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby mtma » Thu May 09, 2013 9:58 pm

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Well, I've noticed that both triple changers are a little late on getting into online stores like bbts and tfsource. Is it possible that they're fixing the current issues with the blitzwing mold before getting it to mass release?
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Mkall » Thu May 09, 2013 10:38 pm

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It's not that they're late, it's that the first shipment has already come and gone. For those who were quick on the draw, these voyagers are already either on their way to us, or sitting in our piles of loot.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Nutimus Prime » Thu May 09, 2013 10:40 pm

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I just want to ask because of the way you worded your post. It looks like it implies BBTS and TFsource are "mass release" websites. Why would you think BBTS and TFsource qualify as mass release but enormous retailers like Target, Kmart and Walmart, all of which have had Springer and Blitzwing sightings, do not?

Anyway, no, I do not believe there will be a major change. The figures are made and packaged already, not to mention currently sold out at many brick and mortar stores. My entire Target district is 0ed out on them.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby mtma » Thu May 09, 2013 11:12 pm

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Mkall wrote:It's not that they're late, it's that the first shipment has already come and gone. For those who were quick on the draw, these voyagers are already either on their way to us, or sitting in our piles of loot.


It still lists as pre-order on bbts and I've had them on reserve at least since march...
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Mkall » Thu May 09, 2013 11:21 pm

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mtma wrote:
Mkall wrote:It's not that they're late, it's that the first shipment has already come and gone. For those who were quick on the draw, these voyagers are already either on their way to us, or sitting in our piles of loot.


It still lists as pre-order on bbts and I've had them on reserve at least since march...

That just means there are those who were faster than you. I pre-ordered the minute I saw them (and I check very frequently). They're in my Pile of Loot right now. Looking through my emails, the preorders went live late February, so if you've had them since march...

It's not like they can magically satisfy every order right away, especially with extremely popular items, such as these two. Most likely they ordered what stock was offered to them (shipment 1) then one of two things happened:
1) Shipment 1 was split up, becoming Shipment 1a and 1b. 1a has arrived and 1b is still in transit somewhere.
2) While ordering shipment 1, they also ordered shipment 2, which would ship from the manufacturer at a later date. Knowing that they had secured Shipment 1 and 2, they offered the full numbers for preorder. Shipment 1 would be offered to those who ordered first, and Shipment 2 would be offered to those who weren't as fast on the draw.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no magic fix coming. Online sellers got a lot of preorders for these guys and had to deal with them accordingly.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Cyber Bishop » Fri May 10, 2013 6:36 am

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Maybe you should add a question mark to your post title as not to cause any more confusion.

And they are taking their good sweet time making it down here too.. I am chomping at the bit to get a Springer.. Blitzwing would be nice but I really want Springer.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri May 10, 2013 7:21 am

If anyone got them from BBTS, could you tell us when you preordered them? I preordered mine on Feb 28.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Doubledealer93 » Fri May 10, 2013 7:44 am

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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri May 10, 2013 7:59 am

Doubledealer93 wrote:how od you see whats in your pile of loot?


Go to My Account and scroll to the bottom, to Recent Orders. If there's anything in your PoL, it will be listed there with "Pile of loot" as the Status (instead of "Shipped").
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Arctorro » Fri May 10, 2013 8:20 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:If anyone got them from BBTS, could you tell us when you preordered them? I preordered mine on Feb 28.
I pre-ordered the first day they were up and they are in my PoL atm.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby mooncake623 » Fri May 10, 2013 8:55 am

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I pre-ordered mine on Feb 28 as well. And it hasn't dropped in my POL. I thought 2/28 was when preorders went up. I could be wrong though.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri May 10, 2013 9:07 am

I know I preordered the day that the news was posted that BBTS had preorders up. I would assume the news was posted the same day that BBTS sent out their newsletter announcing the preorders.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Mkall » Fri May 10, 2013 9:40 am

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mooncake623 wrote:I pre-ordered mine on Feb 28 as well. And it hasn't dropped in my POL. I thought 2/28 was when preorders went up. I could be wrong though.

The news was sent to Sponsors on Feb 27, around 3pm (Pacific Time). I was lucky enough to put the preorder in around 3:45. They are in my PoL at this time. So either a LOT of people put in a preorder, or this lends credence to my split-shipment hypothesis.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby mooncake623 » Fri May 10, 2013 10:52 am

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Mkall wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:I pre-ordered mine on Feb 28 as well. And it hasn't dropped in my POL. I thought 2/28 was when preorders went up. I could be wrong though.

The news was sent to Sponsors on Feb 27, around 3pm (Pacific Time). I was lucky enough to put the preorder in around 3:45. They are in my PoL at this time. So either a LOT of people put in a preorder, or this lends credence to my split-shipment hypothesis.


I see. Thought I had it the first day. Oh well, hope the other shipment gets here soon.
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Re: Blitzwing and Springer delay

Postby Ballistic90 » Fri May 10, 2013 7:05 pm

I put in my order on the 28th too, but they showed up at a nearby KMart. My order from BBTS was cancelled on the spot.
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