TFCC Subscription fig update - Delayed until April/may
|01-29-2013, 04:55 PM||#141|
WITH NO SURVIVORS!
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Collection Count: More than few but less than all of them
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|01-29-2013, 04:58 PM||#142|
Herald of Unicron
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Scotland - Edinburgh
Collection Count: 1000+
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Like other people, I've just got the email explaining this same situation. No mention about the next payment though. I think Pete will clear that one up once he's had a chat with Brian about it.My site and collection pics.
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|01-29-2013, 06:16 PM||#143|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Kind of wish that I had been able to pay in full already, as it is now, the next payment's could hit right around the same time as Fort Max. But more time to save up I guess.
|01-29-2013, 06:48 PM||#144|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ZombieLand of the USA!
All i gotta say is i cant wait for that Scourge and Ultra Mammoth!Feed http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/junkio...-feedback.html
|01-29-2013, 07:10 PM||#145|
Join Date: Feb 2004
News Credits: 9
My two cents.Curator of The Unofficial Convention and Club Exclusive data pages (now with a new URL thanks to Captured Prey).
I'm not particularly interested in whose fault the delay is. I don't particularly blame TCC. It has been pointed out that we've seen a number of toys from Takara get delayed recently (Fort Max being, to me, the most prominent example). As has been said, delays happen.
I'm just getting tired of seeing it happen so often. TCC puts out so few toys per year (especially if you're not including BotCon-specific merchandise, which to the best of my knowledge has never failed to be there at the time of the convention) that any delay becomes immediately noticeable, and as the delays pile up year after year, it just gets frustrating.
But, for me, it's far more of a "*sigh*, again?" frustration than a "AGAIN? *rage!*" kind of frustration. I just want to see the problems fixed such that delays start to appear more the exception (again, for non-BotCon toys) rather than the rule.
I'm also a bit scared that the delays will push the next set of subscription figures back, such that we end up skipping a year between sets. But, to be fair, even though that threatened to be the case back in the early days of the club (we kind of lost 2009 in regard to the "annual" pair of figures to order from the club site), they've more than kept pace since then, so we've actually averaged our "annual" pair of figures with less than a year's worth of wait on average since then. (Just double-checked with the relevant data page to be sure)
That gives me hope.
|01-30-2013, 06:26 AM||#146|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Collection Count: Significantly less since I sold them (LOL)
Factor in the cost of some these great 3rd Party offerings on the horizon, plus whatever Toy Fair shows us in a few weeks, we're either going to be dancing on poles for extra money, or robbing banks as our new hobby. Does all of this play into the decision making process of renewing regardless of if you are a collector or not? Yes.
|01-30-2013, 11:12 AM||#147|
Join Date: Oct 2006
News Credits: 7
I think part of the problem is that the Club only really makes themselves relevant only a few times a year. People are generally happy with the Club when Botcon is announced, when it Botcon is happening, when the Membership figure is announced/released, when the FSS figures are announced/released and also whenever there's a cool e-Hobby tie-in. So if something negative happens, whether it's their fault or not, there just isn't enough good news or offerings by the Club to counter the negative things.
Like GB said, there are delays as we've seen with Fort Max and people kinda glossed over it since it was a delay in forking over a decent amount of money. But the fact T/T has announced more Masterpieces (among other things) only help people get excited about what's happening as opposed to dwelling on delays or other "negative" things. The Club really just needs to make itself relevant throughout the whole year as opposed to just a handful - even if those handful of events are generally big announcements.
And no I dont think the magazine satisfies as helping the Club stay relevant. It's nice. But it also gets outdated pretty fast. Now if they offered coupons from those who put ads in it then that would be start. Or monthly contests or showcasing collectors/customs/art/etc on their website instead of just in the mag would be nice. I know it would be a big task but starting up local (or area) "Official" club meetings to help fans gather would make things interesting. I just see so much potential for what an "Official" club could offer that would need little oversight from Hasbro.
|01-30-2013, 12:22 PM||#148|
Comic Ink - Dublin, CA
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
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|01-31-2013, 10:26 AM||#149|
Join Date: Jun 2011
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|01-31-2013, 11:30 AM||#150|
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Isn't Chinese New Year soon too? That could be partially responsible with the delay, as they shut down for a decent amount of time, if I understand correctly. Of course, that could just be me speculating.
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