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« on: July 1, 2003, 12:23 PM »
Has anyone here preordered this case from New Force Comics?

I'm wondering if anyone's heard any news on these. They'll really be some of my first 2003 product, so I'm getting really impatient. Any news?
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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #1 on: July 1, 2003, 02:01 PM »
I just got an email from Rick yesterday.  He doesn't have that case as of yet from Hasbro (or wave 15 either).  He's holding my three unleashed to combine into a mighty big box when that case assortment arrives.  

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #2 on: July 1, 2003, 04:09 PM »
I preordered from Rick also.  It seems some 'other' e-tailers are just getting these in, so maybe it won't be so long for Rick to get his.   ;D

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #3 on: July 1, 2003, 04:24 PM »
I didn't order this from NewForce, but I did from Entertainment Earth. They've given me periodic status updates, and the latest was from June 30. Its not in stock yet, but their new expected date is July. (They have kept pushing this date back, just like everyone else.) I don't think its in anyone's hands yet.

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #4 on: July 2, 2003, 12:08 PM »
I think you mught be getting them real soon. Today at Target I picked up the New Jedi Luke, Darth Vader, and Snowtrooper. I passed on the repacked C-3P0 and Jango Fett. Since this wave is showing oup at Targets here in Indy I think the online stores will be getting them in any day now.

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #5 on: July 3, 2003, 12:41 AM »
Rick updated tonight to say he got a very small supply of Wave 13/15 and expects more next week.  Can't wait.

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #6 on: July 3, 2003, 12:44 AM »
Oh, please let him ship to me before the mail strike. :-[ >:(

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #7 on: July 3, 2003, 01:11 AM »
Yep, I ordered them too Lando.

Is it me, or has newforce been a little slower than usual lately?

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #8 on: July 3, 2003, 11:49 AM »
Is it Newforce or is it Hasbro's distribution system?  I admit to being surprised that Newforce doesn't have waves 13/15 yet, given that the stuff is showing up on store shelves/pegs but they were pretty quick with the unleashed, at least for US customers.  I bear them no ill will though, if they want to save me money on shipping, I'm all for it.  
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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #9 on: July 3, 2003, 11:53 AM »
I haven't preordered a case since POTJ, so I haven't noticed anything different. I'm just a kid at heart, so I'm getting impatient. And its an excellent case, too! :D
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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #10 on: July 3, 2003, 02:29 PM »
Hi,

Yesterday, I saw this news at NewForce that they received a limited amount of Waves 13 AND 15 on Tuesday Jul-01 (very limited):

"Star Wars wave 13 and 15 update
July 1, 2003 | 9:17 PM | newforce

Today we received a very, very small quantity of wave 13 and 15 cases...we will start shipping out preorders as they were submitted (FIFO, except where we tried to combine a seperate wave 13 and 15 preorder to save shipping...)...We hope to receive more product or allocations from Hasbro next week, and will update here (our email update list is temp out of commission)...all preorders that can be filled, have processed at this point..."

Then today, I received a UPS ship notification e-mail today!

The orders are being filled FIFO, so depending on when you pre-order, it may not be much longer wait!

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #11 on: July 3, 2003, 08:56 PM »
Can't recall if the Hoth Han is in 13 or 15, but does anyone know if this is scheduled to be the Blue coat again, or is it now the brown?  If it's the latter, I need to get a blue (my preference) :)
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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #12 on: July 7, 2003, 05:51 PM »
hello all...
Just wanted to chime in....Mass retailers will always get new cases before us (or any online account that orders from Hasbro direct)...simple as that....for the past 2003 waves, it has "seemed" like we were getting them "quicker" because the mass stores were not ordering them in any quantity...but, now that they are starting to take cases again, we (all accounts) will lag behind them (sometimes a day, sometimes a month)...it is totally up to Hasbro...I have no control except that I place the order and "wait" like everyone else...I realize waiting is not fun, especially when you don't know "when", but that is how it has always been, and likely how it will continue ...at least until our orders are larger than TRU's :)
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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #13 on: July 7, 2003, 09:03 PM »
Thanks for chiming in Rick!  Sounds like more cases will be here this week...do you expect a full allocation?

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Re: Anyone preorder the wave 13 case from NFC?
« Reply #14 on: July 7, 2003, 11:57 PM »
Heh, cool.  Thanks Rick.  Always happy to see someone taking the time to take care of their customers.  I confess to being very happy with Newforce. ;D
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