Is the 10:00am start time just a guess or is it fact? That would make it 1:00 my time and I might be able to have a shot at it.
It's just a ballpark figure - they're saying it'll be somewhere between 10 and noon when it starts.
Also, is Sideshow similiar to Master Replica so it's a few months down the road after you order an item before it ships?? (or in some cases almost a year!!)
Definitely. I pre-ordered my Darth Vader statue in February and it's only finally being released this month.
Here's the e-mail I received from Sideshow today:
PRIORITY PRE-ORDERS BEGIN THIS FRIDAY
Newsletter subscribers who qualify will be given an opportunity to 'Priority Pre-Order' the Obi-wan Exclusive 12-inch Figure from the movie 'Star Wars : Revenge of the Sith,' on January 6, 2006, from 10am to NOON (PST). This two hour pre-order window is only available to 'Priority Pre-Order' members.
TO QUALIFY YOU WILL NEED TO:
1. Be an active newsletter member Click Here
2. Be a SideshowCollectibles.com online user account holder Click Here
3. Your e-mail addresses must EXACTLY match in both accounts prior to 11:59 PM (PST), Thursday, January 5, 2006.
Once you are qualified for 'Priority Pre-Ordering,' simply go to the Sideshow Collectibles home page (www.SideshowCollectibles.com
) on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 10am (PST). You will be prompted to enter your Online User Account user name and password. If you successfully login and you are verified by the system as a Newsletter Account holder, you will be directed to the "Purchase" option for the Obi-wan Exclusive 12-inch Figure!
PRE-ORDER BY PHONE
Phone orders will be taken for qualified 'Priority Pre-Order' subscribers after 10 am (PST), however due to recent server upgrades, and website enhancements, we believe that your online ordering experience will be significantly faster then ordering via phone. We can not guarantee there will be items available for any customers waiting on hold, if the edition sells through online.
NEWSLETTER STATUS MESSAGES
This new area appears within your Online User Account to inform you whether you are qualified for the next Priority Pre-order opportunity. This message is updated manually, with the next updates at 6pm (PST) on 1/5/06 and 9am (PST) on 1/6/06. If you feel that you have qualified for the pre-ordering, but are not receiving the appropriate newsletter status message, please look for updated status after these times.
OTHER PRODUCT INFORMATION
There are a limited number of Obi-wan Exclusive 12-inch Figures being offered to our collectors. 'Priority Pre-Order' operates on a first come, first serve basis. Once the exclusive edition of this figure sells out, the regular edition will be available for pre-order.