Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:54 pm

They are consistently bad with most of my packages. They delivered my Logan/Xavier 2 pack to the wrong house, and I had to have Hasbro send me a new one. They have delayed everything I've bought over the last year by days, sometimes a week. And most of it has come in damaged boxes. I cringe every time I notice it's being shipped FedEx.

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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:09 pm

christianpyro wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:55 pm
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Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:34 pm
Do you have to pay to subscribe to Pulse to be able to make the best use of it?
Hasbro Pulse Premium is convenient, and they always fulfill my orders. But you sometimes have to wait longer than anyone else to get them. They also use Fedex, Which I find to be the worst major carrier in my area.
Thanks for that info. I’m Australian so I don’t get access to it, but I see a lot of people here having negative experiences with them and wondered what the benefit was.

Luckily for me (aside from having to wait longer) I get a relatively worry-free collecting experience because it’s not as cut-throat as it seems to be in North America. I get 90% of what I want from EB Games, while a few are what you’d call fan channel exclusives for our local specialist retailers and not super difficult to find. We only lose out on Pulse and Amazon exclusives as far as I can tell.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:46 pm

I know we all have been getting the Delay e-mails from Pulse. But, has anyone had them send the same message for the same figure multiple times lol. I swear, I have got like 4 e-mails each for the delay of both Bohdi Rook and Jyn Erso. Does this mean they are Super delayed until March 1? Like, everything Rogue One is delayed until march 1st, but Bohdi and Jyn are REALLY delayed.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:48 am

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I know we all have been getting the Delay e-mails from Pulse. But, has anyone had them send the same message for the same figure multiple times lol. I swear, I have got like 4 e-mails each for the delay of both Bohdi Rook and Jyn Erso. Does this mean they are Super delayed until March 1? Like, everything Rogue One is delayed until march 1st, but Bohdi and Jyn are REALLY delayed.
I got duplicate delay emails for Jyn and Bodhi too, but I know it's ridiculously easy to send the notification multiple times for something like this on the back end and just figured someone hit send one time too many.

I wonder how much harm these delays are doing to Pulse's bottom line. I'm not cancelling Star Wars preorders (and while Rogue One is my favorite SW film, I have the first run of the figures so I'm not stressed about the delays), but I popped onto Pulse tonight and saw that a bunch of previously sold out Marvel Legends figures are back in stock, mostly stuff that has been arriving at Gamestop, Amazon, Best Buy, even the indie vendors months early. On the one hand as a business you've got to be frustrated by that, but if your own product is hitting other stores four or five months early, it's hard to blame customers for buying in person what you've told them they won't get until after the holidays. Especially product that's tied into movies or TV shows.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:42 pm

So, Pulse just sent out an e-mail about Pulse Con. And on both the 22nd and 23rd Pulse Premium Members get early access to all pre orders and all SDCC Exclusives first at 4:00 PM EST...........except for all things Star Wars?

That kind of blows. It doesn't feel very Premium.

Don't get me wrong, with all the free shipping and early access to all the things we CAN have access to, Pulse premium is more than worth it to me. But still, Star Wars Black series is what I collect the most of. And what I enjoy the most. And they are excluding it from premium access.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:47 pm

They did the same thing last year I wonder why it’s always star wars
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:35 am

Because they make like 5 copies of the exclusive packaging, and then they get to work on the 20 regular release versions of whatever is in the exclusive packaging.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:49 am

That is the single biggest reason I am not re-upping my Hasbro Premium Membership next year. The "Free shipping" (actually costs $50) doesn't usually benefit my orders since I order multiple items at once and would qualify for free shipping anyway. And the times it doesn't I could just order from BBTS at their $2-3 upcharge and add it to my POL. It may be cheaper in the long run.

The only other premium benefit is early access to Exclusives, and the single most important Exclusives to me are Star Wars items, which don't qualify...
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:42 pm

Trunks3540 wrote:FedEx is the worst major carrier in all areas...

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I feel like the only person who has really good luck with FedEx.

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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:53 pm

So when do I have chance to order Trapper Wolf then? I don’t give a crud about the Cantina or throne room piece.

Hasbro, i won’t be a Premium member next year.

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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:25 pm

TheCollector1999 wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:47 pm
They did the same thing last year I wonder why it’s always star wars
I would guess it's some sort of stipulation by Lucasfilm.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:31 pm

Is it just the con exclusives going up next weekend, or might there be preorders for some things they reveal as well?
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:25 am

Ru_1977 wrote:
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Is it just the con exclusives going up next weekend, or might there be preorders for some things they reveal as well?
I feel like there will be some new non exclusive pre orders as well. That's not guaranteed, but last year I believe new product (non exclusive that is) went up for pre order during Pulse Con. I know there are some figures still scheduled to come out like Omega, Cobb Vanth, Dr. Evazana, Ponda Boba, Boba Fett (Mandalorian Season 2), Mayfeld, etc. So, maybe a Wave consisting some of those figures will go up.

Store Exclusives could potentially go up as well I suppose. it does feel weird if everything right now is delayed, to offer more pre orders. But, I expect them to do it.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:37 am

I would be surprised if Ponda and Evazan go up but I don't actually know if it's weird to offer those the same day as the Con version with the bar etc. I'd love if they offer some Mandalorian stuff. I will laugh some of my favorite anatomical parts off if they put up Cobb as a deluxe figure, but of course Boba will be a certainty depending on which of the three possible versions they do from Mandalorian. The deluxe ROTJ figure still leaves me with not a lot of optimism as far as how the helmet will look but I'm sure I'll order that either way.

Thank you for answering though!
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:40 am

I forgot about Ponda and Dr. Evazan being in the Exclusive Cantina set lol. So yeah, I'd say they wont go up for pre order until next year. I totally forgot about that Cantina set when typing my last post. I was just thinking of Trapper Wolf since that's the only one I need, I'll just be getting the figures from the exclusive Cantina set when they get individual releases next year or whenever.

I wish Hasbro would reveal some Sith or Jedi we haven't had yet at Pulse Con. I kind of feel like they won't, but just one of each would be nice. Like, Malak and Ki Adi Mundi or something. I feel like they might reveal Rosario Dawson Ahsoka, which is great and I want. But, we do have Ahsoka figures. I need to build my Sith and Jedi factions Hasbro! Stop holding back and give us some new, first timers to the Black Series line.

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