« on: May 5, 2016, 11:46 AM »
That is crummy if you're not used to it. I collect Transformers Masterpiece figures, most of which come from smaller third party outfits. It's actually the standard in that world for them to throw out a date, then miss it by several months due to factory delays, shipping problems, design changes, etc. If they say April, you can almost certainly plan for August.
With some sites you have to pay up front, others you don't pay until it ships. I get the complaints with pre-paying, but it's a minor issue for me as I'm spending it either way. May as well lock it in now and now worry that I won't have it when the product is finally available. I've actually gotten to the point where I have so much stuff back ordered or pre ordered that I'm getting a regular stream of new stuff coming in to offset stuff that won't be available for weeks or months down the road.