Shout Factory Delays TF Japan collection:

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Victorysabre, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    According to an email I just received from SF, all pre-orders for the Takara trilogy have been cancelled due to a delay of 8-10 weeks on the upcoming set. They'll email people who'd pre-ordered when they have a new release date so we can re-pre-order.
     
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  2. Avolow

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    Found this in my e-mail just now.

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    Dear Shout! Factory Customer & Transformers Fan,

    We are sorry to report that we have had a production delay in bringing you The Transformers Japanese Collection box set. We anticipate an 8-10 week wait as we strive to bring you the best-quality product possible. Because of the delay, we will need to cancel the preorders currently in our system. However, you will be among the first to know when we have a new date scheduled to ship the DVD set. We will email you notification of a new date and ability to preorder the product in the next few weeks. At that time, you will need to come back to our site and place your order again. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need additional information, please visit this FAQ.

    Thanks,

    Melissa Boag
    VP, Marketing

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    WEAK SAUCE!

    I dont see why they just could have let the preorders ride for the time it is going to take?

    Avolow.
     
  3. ShadowDragon

    ShadowDragon R to the D to the D yo.

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    Dangit, I just got this too. :( 
     
  4. j3

    j3 Kiefer is my Big Boss TFW2005 Supporter

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    Me too, and here I just finally got around to ordering this yesterday.
     
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    ShadowDragon R to the D to the D yo.

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    Well, now I know why they cancelled rather than pushing it out indefinately.

    Shout! Factory Games - Pucca Pursuit

     
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    Hm.... This could be good. Maybe they're going to go through them with a fine tooth comb and fix all of the errors that were found in Headmasters AND what could have been in Masterforce and Victory. Either way, it means I have more time... I'd much rather buy the boxed set with all three to go with my Complete US G1 box.
     
  7. Mospeada

    Mospeada Since '84

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    Well, I'm still buying the separate Headmasters regardless. I hope by the time this set is ready, at least Master Force may be ready for a separate release on its own. But I just don't think Headmasters will sell enough to warrant the single releases any time soon.
     
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    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Well that sucks, I was looking forward to this.
     
  9. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    Lame sauce, hope my money is refunded, I've already been billed.
     
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    I got the email too. Did anyone else get charged for it already as well?
     
  11. Jaicen

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    My guess is that they're going to increase the price, that's the only reason I can see for cancelling all those pre-orders.
     
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    That is too bad.
     
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    The email states that it will stay $99.99 with 10% off. I just hope I get the charge refunded since it got delayed.
     
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    They better give me my money back or give me a pre-order!
     
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    Where was the pre-order for this? I could only find the Headmasters series on the Shout Factory website?
     
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    I'm inclined to wonder whether or not they're holding off to see just how Headmasters actually sells. I always thought soliciting a full box of all three series of such a niche, limited-appeal nature before even seeing how one of them sold on its own was kinda odd.
     
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    This reminds me of the Star Wars movie where that one character had a bad feeling about that thing.
     
  19. Cracka J

    Cracka J TURD PARTY DUMPSTERPIECE TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol 
    As in every character from every sw movie haha...

    Doesn't really bother me too much as long as it releases eventually. Hopefully it isn't anything big that's causing the delay.
     
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    I did not even know Victory and Starforce were due for release.

    Why is only Headmasters getting a individual release?
     

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