Valaverse: Action Force

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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:17 pm

BAT wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:24 pm
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mrboshek wrote:
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The Female wave (Series 3) isn't coming in until after Christmas, what's coming into stock now are the Redeployment Series, the male Steel Brigade is what's heading your way.

My RD Steel Brigade and Infantry Commandos are also shipping from Dorkside right now.
I don't believe this nonsense from DS. So I wasn't going insane, she is wave 3. Check this out.
Here is a current screenshot of my email viewed on my phone. The picture is squished right now, but was a full picture earlier today of the female SB:
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Currently viewing on my laptop, no picture:
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My shipped orders page on DS. I didn't even order this figure and I don't see the female SB anywhere on their site.
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They now have two different pictures of the male figure. One listed as a new arrival and one as a preorder. What did they try to break the link to original picture to say the buyer bought the wrong figure? Btw, BBTS and Vala both designate the male as a "reissue". BBTS calls the female "version 2". Dorkside does neither.

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Update: posters on the hisstank are having the same issue.

Slightly amusing, I've heard Bobby Vala state many times his site would always ship first, but here's DS shipping while valaverse.com's figures are "coming soon".
Same story here, down to the replacement of the female brigade picture in my order history with that of the male. I checked my order history (replaced picture) and email (broken thumbnail) and thought it was my mistake as a result. That is shady.
I mentioned this on the Marvel board, but I think they should've sent everyone an email notifying them of the mistake. They probably could've put some info on their site if they didn't want to go the email route. I plan on keeping the figure since I didn't have this version. I have the BBTS exclusive, which I like, so it's not a big issue for me personally. I'm more annoyed that it feels like they didn't try to be more proactive. I don't know if it was intentional, but whatever changes they made to their listings does make it look like they were trying to cover up their mistake.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:28 pm

I decided to check my Action Force preorders at Dorkside. They appear to still be there with no evidence of shenanigans. Call me crazy but I'm going to stick with Dorkside. I figure they're going to still get a shipment from Valaverse so they have no reason not to sell their inventory. Worse case scenario is that the company goes under and we, the consumer, might benefit from a fire sale.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:18 pm

Is the Eclipse wave confirmed for post Christmas now? Or is there a chaaaance?
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:36 pm

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Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:17 pm
I don't know if it was intentional, but whatever changes they made to their listings does make it look like they were trying to cover up their mistake.
The whole thing is weird. At first I thought the change in listing was intentional, after they realized what they'd done, but the more I think about it, the more likely I think it is that the listings got screwed up ahead of the figures being shipped.

I hope that's the case anyway, because otherwise it would be super shady.

I received my incorrect Steel Brigade yesterday and contacted Dorkside, but haven't heard anything back yet.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:57 pm

MollyMillions wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:18 pm
Is the Eclipse wave confirmed for post Christmas now? Or is there a chaaaance?
I'd say definitely post Christmas going by Bobby's last comments. 3POA podcast has a live YouTube stream planned tonight. They usually chat about Valaverse updates.

Update: I watched the replay and didn't hear anything new.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:24 am



Another re-release coming, with a different helmet?

I dig the fact Vala keeps re-releasing stuff to let people catch up with the line easily.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:37 am

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Another re-release coming, with a different helmet?

I dig the fact Vala keeps re-releasing stuff to let people catch up with the line easily.
I wish he'd re-release the riot gear set. My basic troopers look naked without vests and helmets.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:47 pm

Ugh, this order is turning into a headache. Not only is it the wrong item, it's also taking 8 days to move 3.5 hrs from NJ to CT. No tracking update since departure on 11/21. And that's another thing, I've paid for Priority or FedEx, but I'm still getting Pitney Bowes.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:40 pm

Dorkside took down all their pre-orders. Does not bode well.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:44 pm

That's a shame. I'm complaining now, but I'm sad to see them go and I wish them the best of luck to pull out of this situation. My first order from them was through eBay. I'm not sure they had an actual site yet.
I started making some other arrangements for the X-Men retro wave. I probably should do the same with upcoming Joes like CoverGirl, Falcon, etc. I canceled all my Mezcos last week.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:27 pm

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Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:40 pm
Dorkside took down all their pre-orders. Does not bode well.
Dorkside took down all AF figures
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:30 am

The rumors about Dorkside sound more and more true everyday.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:30 am

Maybe Vala will opine about them on his streams.
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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:59 am

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decon wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:40 pm
Dorkside took down all their pre-orders. Does not bode well.
Dorkside took down all AF figures
Dang. I was going to buy their exclusive this weekend too.

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Re: Valaverse: Action Force

Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:16 am

PatientMental wrote:
decon wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:40 pm
Dorkside took down all their pre-orders. Does not bode well.
Dorkside took down all AF figures
Weird. Like I wrote, I just got some Action Force figures from them, including the Dorkside exclusive.


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