Just a question for those of you who have gotten the delay notice: have your checks already been cashed? Not to be nitpicky, but if they cashed the check and THEN sent out the delay notice, isn't that a little bit shady, or am I being a little too paranoid?
Also, isn't the very idea of a "sneak preview" figure supposed to be that you have it well before the actual main line hits? If they're waiting until the last week of July to send this out, it's going to be hitting just as or immediately after the rest of the stuff hits, thus making the entire thing pretty pointless.
My checks have all cashed. From the sound of it, I think Hasbro planned to be sending them out sooner, but there was some sort of production delay. If they're like most big corporations, finance and production don't interact much, so its likely that finance just went ahead with business as usual, thinking these would ship on time.