S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:17 pm

The idea is that these were supposed to be offered at SDCC and any other potential in-person events. These figures are already made, this is not a preorder. Leaving it open for days wouldn't mean anything if they still sell out on the first night.

That's what people don't seem to get. This isn't like P-Bandai exclusives where they leave it open for months while they gauge how many people want the product and then produce that amount. These event exclusives were made weeks or months ago and there is a fixed amount available.
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:56 pm

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:17 pm
The idea is that these were supposed to be offered at SDCC and any other potential in-person events. These figures are already made, this is not a preorder. Leaving it open for days wouldn't mean anything if they still sell out on the first night.

That's what people don't seem to get. This isn't like P-Bandai exclusives where they leave it open for months while they gauge how many people want the product and then produce that amount. These event exclusives were made weeks or months ago and there is a fixed amount available.
People get it, they just don't like it.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:12 pm

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:25 pm
It’s not Collectable if everyone can get one!!!! Lolol

I do not understand the mentality, but there are apparently a lot of collectors who feel that way, and for some reason, companies (examples neca and super7) cater to that audience.
Honestly, one of the worst parts of this limited collectibility is that it puts pressure on the collector to... not actually open and play with the toy.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:04 pm

It’s not even the limited nature that bugs people the most — it’s that the site cant handle the traffic.

It’s 2021. Bandai knows how popular this stuff is. They mentioned multiple times after last year that this wouldn’t happen again.

NECA, Mattel, Bluefin, even Mezco this year had zero major problems with their SDCC site and offering. I was in and out of each site in under 5 minutes.

After three hours yesterday with Bandai, I ended up with nothing.

It’s 2021. They had a year to prepare. They knew how popular these figures would be.
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:32 pm

Launch is apparently almost out in Japan, plus the dinner set came out a few days ago.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:33 pm

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:04 pm
It’s not even the limited nature that bugs people the most — it’s that the site cant handle the traffic.

It’s 2021. Bandai knows how popular this stuff is. They mentioned multiple times after last year that this wouldn’t happen again.

NECA, Mattel, Bluefin, even Mezco this year had zero major problems with their SDCC site and offering. I was in and out of each site in under 5 minutes.

After three hours yesterday with Bandai, I ended up with nothing.

It’s 2021. They had a year to prepare. They knew how popular these figures would be.
Did Hasbro do their thing yrr we t? It was very smooth last year. This year, I have only done pbandai and Neca. Few hiccups at neca’s store, but nothing too bad.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:00 pm

Crashed right at 10 am on the dot.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:09 pm

citysushi wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:33 pm
Roufuss wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:04 pm
It’s not even the limited nature that bugs people the most — it’s that the site cant handle the traffic.

It’s 2021. Bandai knows how popular this stuff is. They mentioned multiple times after last year that this wouldn’t happen again.

NECA, Mattel, Bluefin, even Mezco this year had zero major problems with their SDCC site and offering. I was in and out of each site in under 5 minutes.

After three hours yesterday with Bandai, I ended up with nothing.

It’s 2021. They had a year to prepare. They knew how popular these figures would be.
Did Hasbro do their thing yrr we t? It was very smooth last year. This year, I have only done pbandai and Neca. Few hiccups at neca’s store, but nothing too bad.
No, they're doing their own Pulse Con in the fall.

Part of Bandai's problem is simply making the URL for their stuff available weeks in advance. Waiting to reveal that right when the item goes up does a lot to moderate the traffic. It's pretty crazy they can't figure that out, or maybe they don't care since this stuff will sell anyway.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:14 pm

Reinanigans wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:17 pm
The idea is that these were supposed to be offered at SDCC and any other potential in-person events. These figures are already made, this is not a preorder. Leaving it open for days wouldn't mean anything if they still sell out on the first night.

That's what people don't seem to get. This isn't like P-Bandai exclusives where they leave it open for months while they gauge how many people want the product and then produce that amount. These event exclusives were made weeks or months ago and there is a fixed amount available.
Pretty sure this only goes for the stock last night, which didn't even seem to sell out. Today's session doesn't have a closing time, it is probably for pre orders much further down the line like they did last year.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:29 pm

No, tonight is just them selling the remaining online alotted inventory (they also plan to sell at physical cons). It'll be open until the units allotted for online sales are gone.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:32 pm

Oh snap, reveals coming in hot!

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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:53 pm

That Zarbon is glorious.

Checkout crashing hard for an hour.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:54 pm

citysushi wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:32 pm
Oh snap, reveals coming in hot!

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Where are the reveals being shown?
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:57 pm

Yo. wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:53 pm
That Zarbon is glorious.

Checkout crashing hard for an hour.
It's actually worse than it was yesterday. I can't even get to the Checkout screen today.
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Re: S.H.Figuarts Thread v2

Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:00 pm

Threash wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:54 pm
citysushi wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:32 pm
Oh snap, reveals coming in hot!

ToP Roshi
LSS2 Kefla
Zarbon
Dodoria
Krillin 2.0!
Where are the reveals being shown?

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