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TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby necr0blivion » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:57 pm

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Just checked out the Official Transformers Collector's Club homepage and was greeted with the following:

"We apologize that it has taken so long to get back to all of you concerning the first ship date, but we have been waiting on our confirmation. There was an internal issue at Hasbro that has caused the figures' ship date to slip a fair amount. As of this week, Hasbro is telling us to expect the figures in late April/early May. We are sorry for the delay. Please know that we are pushing as hard as we can to get them here.

We will keep you updated and appreciate your patience!"
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby LiKwid » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:13 pm

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At least their consistent...right?....right? LOL
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:19 pm

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For those of you who were hoping to get your Transformers Collectors' Club subscription figures soon have a little longer to wait. A message posted on the front page of the club states the first figure is pushed back to late April/early May due to an internal issue at Hasbro.

We apologize that it has taken so long to get back to all of you concerning the first ship date, but we have been waiting on our confirmation. There was an internal issue at Hasbro that has caused the figures' ship date to slip a fair amount. As of this week, Hasbro is telling us to expect the figures in late April/early May. We are sorry for the delay. Please know that we are pushing as hard as we can to get them here.

We will keep you updated and appreciate your patience!
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby RAcast » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:29 pm

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LiKwid wrote:At least their consistent...right?....right? LOL

My first thought as well. :lol:
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:35 pm

I'm on the installment plan and need more time to save up, so this is actually good news to me...

...UNLESS the issue with Hasbro involves them having to scrap a character's likeness or something, though I don't see what that could be. I remained as active a fan as I could throughout the '90s and therefore know GREAT patience, so as long as we get 'em eventually...
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby UltraPrimal » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:36 pm

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Slag! I was hoping to get them much much sooner. :-x
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Mkall » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:53 pm

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*grumble grumble*
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:17 pm

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I mean, you know...

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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Micronautsdeep » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:34 pm

Is ANYONE on this forum surprised? >:oP
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby joevill » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:06 pm

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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby xyl360 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:09 pm

That's it, they're going to have to give us free toys for this!!!

Just kidding :P.

It's no biggie, I can wait :).
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby STngAR » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:20 pm

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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Mkall » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:53 pm

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I'm now extremely curious as to what this "internal issue" is with Hasbro.

Legit issue, or FunPub passing the buck?
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Nutimus Prime » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:00 am

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I wish this delay would mean they will reopen subscriptions for additional customers. I had some major stuff to take care of when they first announced it and had to say oh well. But now I could pay for it in one payment. :/

I am NOT paying the crazy stupid prices for these figures on BBTS, ebay, etc. Eff that lol.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Burn » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:13 am

Mkall wrote:I'm now extremely curious as to what this "internal issue" is with Hasbro.

Legit issue, or FunPub passing the buck?


Knowing FunPub, passing the buck.

That being said ... "internal issue" = Hasbro debating whether or not to cut the licensing agreement with them sooner rather than later.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Henry921 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:22 am

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Probably the number of units exceeding/failing to meet expectations. If FunPub announces the club subscription figures as available elsewhere (like BotCon or as retailer exclusives) later on, they may have had more extra stock than Hasbro was counting on.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Micronautsdeep » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:30 am

Totally weird considering these are just retools/redecos of existing molds.

Not to mention the prices were already off the chart. Most of them are pretty cool, but not cool enough to justify the club prices, much less the BBTS prices.

Until this issue yesterday I was somewhat regretting not buying them with the subscription. Now, with all the 3d Party awesomeness in the last few weeks I am really glad that I didn't bother with them.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby osubreeze » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:08 am

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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby AutobotMR2 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:20 am

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TFCC....delaying something...AND passing blame??!! :BOOM: :BOOM:

My mind can't comprehend this, they are so trustworthy. LOL good thing I didn't pre-order any of these, and I feel bad for the people that did because now the slippery slope starts.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby alldarker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:57 am

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Ask yourself... is it REALLY a delay when everyone was probably already expecting these to be delayed, anyhow, given TFCC's track record of incompetence? With this announcement, TFCC is just catching up to everyone's expectation.

Seems pretty much par for the course for TFCC, as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:21 am

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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:24 am

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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby datguy86 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:32 am

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Burn wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'm now extremely curious as to what this "internal issue" is with Hasbro.

Legit issue, or FunPub passing the buck?


Knowing FunPub, passing the buck.

That being said ... "internal issue" = Hasbro debating whether or not to cut the licensing agreement with them sooner rather than later.


That's... really bad. We will not see a refund for a long time (if ever), and there's no telling what would happen to the yet unreceived Blaster/Soundwave SG set that is already paid in full.

If Hasbro does cancel the contract, then getting us refunds/toys damn well better be part of the settlement agreement.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby QBKiller94 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:56 pm

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I joined TFCC last February, had my credit card info compromised and wasn't impressed with the club benefits. I chose not to re-up and haven't regretted it for a second. This delay just cements my opinion.
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Re: TCC/FunPub announce toy subscription delays

Postby Micronautsdeep » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:31 pm

I got a club subscription for the first time....only to realize once the ridiculously priced redeco's came out that it was a total waste of money. The comics are nice, but obviously not worth the price. I basically paid for an opportunity to pay ridiculous prices for decent but not great figures that I might not have even gotten at retail. Then, as it turns out, thank goodness I didn't because now they are behind schedule anyway.

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