MollyMillions wrote: ↑Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:55 amI didn't watch the stream. What did they say?christianpyro wrote: ↑Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:08 pmI have questions for Hasbro, about their "no pre-order" statements. Do they really mean no pre-orders? Or will there be a pre-order announced at a later date?
How exactly is this supposed to work? BBTS and other online stores will have them in stock one day and it's a free for all? Do they expect that model to work better?
Is it in response to several online retailers struggling with Hasbro's completely wrong release dates and having to pay for product unexpectedly (lots of product released at once and way earlier than announced). Something that was speculated to have contributed to several online retailers going out of business? If so, I don't see how this changes much, unless the release dates they share with retailers are more accurate.
Is it in response to customers suddenly having to pay for pre-orders unexpectedly? Again because the in stock dates were so off, and product came out 6 months early. Or is it more nefarious, so they don't have to announce a new MSRP, or can change the MSRP later?
It's got me giving Hasbro a fever skeptical look.
They didn't really say anything. They just said "this isn't going up for pre-order" several times. On PC if you go to the video, click the three dots icon (...), and select "Show Transcript", you can do a Control + Find (CTRL and the F key at the same time), and use that to search for the term "order".
7:37 : "like all the items revealing today it will be reveal only so no pre-orders to announce so definitely definitely look for them as a show up on shelf."
15:02: "figures will not be available for pre-order "
16:56: (this is in regards to the Walmart Excluisve Arc Trooper Jesse) "this one uh will actually have a pre-order for the us as you might have heard Walmart collector con is happening March 16th through the 17th and this item will be pre-ordered at their event on March 16th at 10 A.M Eastern Standard"
21:44: "And he's got no pre-order but he will be available on shelves summer of 2023."