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One thing they really dropped the ball on this time around is getting pictures of actual minis into the pledge manager before they shut it down. Renders are fine and all, but there's a world of difference in seeing the real thing.

 

ETA: or maybe more of them were in than I thought. Stuff looked funny this time around though, idk.

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15 minutes ago, turbocooler said:

 

The container is on land.  It is on some queue to be shipped.  They have been in contact with their shipper but the port ultimately decides what gets released when.

 

good to know, not like ive been able to find that information anywhere in their kickstarter updates or here

 

8 minutes ago, AussieAusborn said:

I'm pretty sure that in one of the more recent update videos, they said that it has been sitting in the port, awaiting inspection. Though, given that my shipment isn't one being delayed, I didn't pay as close attention during that part of the update.

 

of course, one of their videos. one of their many many videos full of stuff i dont' care about with just tiny kernals of actual useful information snuck in there where i'll never find them because i don't want to sit through hour plus of random chatter /sigh

 

be nice if that sort of thing was included in, i dunno, the kickstarter update ya know?

 

at least it's on land and not the bottom of the sea or somewhere out in the ocean, so thats at least a plus

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I saw somewhere that it's in the U.S. and customs has waived the need for the long-delay-inspections that would risk dragging it out.

 

So it's likely waiting for transport from the port to Texas. Which would normally be really quick, but there's a potential for it to take as long as several weeks, given current logistics delays nationwide.

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19 minutes ago, AussieAusborn said:

I'm pretty sure that in one of the more recent update videos, they said that it has been sitting in the port, awaiting inspection. Though, given that my shipment isn't one being delayed, I didn't pay as close attention during that part of the update.

Inspection was waived.  It is literally sitting on a pile with other containers waiting to be put on some train, ship or other transport vehicle.  

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I think Reaper is doing the order fulfillment counter site for Bones 5, but I have searched for the links for any of the feed for packing or the order fulfillment counters, but not finding any. If someone has it, could they please post it here. Thanks in advance.

 

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1 hour ago, Sirithiliel said:

not to ruin all the joyous celebration of those of you who have your shipment already or a tracking email, but i'm still concerned

 

we have no idea where the container is, right? or am i wrong?

Is it stuck in port? On the water?

has it been washed overboard to the bottom of the sea?

Are we looking at days? Weeks? Months? over a year?

 

that's my worry. we don't have any inkling of those of us that are delayed will get our things, we are told to 'pipe down' and 'be patient' and 'they're just toys', but we are looking at possible months or more of nothing because we hae no idea where the container is, right?

I dunno. just bothers me, taht we dont even know WHEN we could expect our things, if ever. For that matter we could see our missing items hit retail before we get our kickstarter packages, since they apparently already have the retail versions


They mentioned in Update 123 that the second container is in Long Beach awaiting shipment to DFW. 
 

I too am anxiously awaiting word on the final container. Very excited to finally have the figures!

 

Edit: meant to include the quote for the update

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1 hour ago, Chris Palmer said:

The Core, a couple of the Expansion Boxes, and paint box are all partially crushed, but doesn’t look bad enough to have damaged contents. I will need to eventually check everything to be sure. 

 

 

Wow.  Glad you got your stuff, but maybe Reaper should see those pics of what condition it was in when it arrived.  I'd be ashamed to have product arrive looking like that, especially after all the work they did on the art for the boxes. 

 

 

53 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:

of course, one of their videos. one of their many many videos full of stuff i dont' care about with just tiny kernals of actual useful information snuck in there where i'll never find them because i don't want to sit through hour plus of random chatter /sigh

 

 

Yeah, that's annoying, but I've been trying to keep up with some of it and share when we find out something. 

 

I asked on stream today, Justin (I think) confirmed they will not be doing fulfillment over the weekend, and Monday is a Federal Holiday. 

 

31 minutes ago, golldan said:

I think Reaper is doing the order fulfillment counter site for Bones 5, but I have searched for the links for any of the feed for packing or the order fulfillment counters, but not finding any. If someone has it, could they please post it here. Thanks in advance.

 

 

There's no counter, only a running total of orders fulfilled in the past 24 hours.  It goes up and down during the day as the pace of packaging changes.  When they were doing small pledges with just Core Sets it went pretty fast. While they were shipping orders with ships (non-glow) this morning it slowed considerably.  Generally it looks like they move faster in the morning when it is cooler and everyone is fresh, and it slows in the heat of the afternoon. No surprise there.   I think we'll get a total to date this evening, which will mean nothing by tomorrow. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

B A L L I S T A !!

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Actually it is a bolt thrower not a ballista. Ballistae hurl spherical ammunition, hence the name (Ballista).

 

Material Notes: This model is the squashy bendy grey bones material. Sadly, this makes it hard? to assemble. It is not completely put together. It may need to be trimmed in places.  The tabs are very very shallow, the box frame area is out of square, this may need pinning. 

 

Ya’ll have fun figuring out the name-numbers of the figures I used to show the scale. (One of them is Rictur…he built my wet palette)

 

NERD FIGHT!

 

Sorry gotta correct you on that: ballistae can hurl either stones or bolts, so this mini is still correctly named. And the ball in ballista doesn’t derive from the English word but from the Greek βαλλίστρα (ballistra) and that from βάλλω (ballō), which means "throw"

 

Sauce: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista

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5 hours ago, amuller33 said:

Yup I mostly agree with you ... BUT the waves unintentionally or not  re a marketing tool for people to buy in early (and not forget or change ones mind) there is no discount so the only benefit is  being first in line. OK business reasons.. sound business reasons... and the waves just mean you are ahead of similar orders. I think they have a reason to be disappointed  and the comments on KS is the place to rant. Myself ?  I'm happy someone else is getting stuff. No Shcadenfreude here. I'll wait without complaint... what else can I do? 

 

But maybe just maybe, after 2 KS in a row... we need to rethink "the earlier you pledge, the earlier you receive". Not Reaper... US, as consumers.

 

AJ

 

They need to do the shipping reverse alphabetical, just to be fair

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2 hours ago, Smokestack said:

Ha! From the bones 3 thread

 

   On 5/18/2017 at 7:42 PM,  Pezler the Polychromatic said: 

Me, I'm going to make victory bacon in anticipation of my notice.

 

are you going to make victory bacon this time too?

 

 

“I will share with you the recipe for Maple & Coffee Glazed Bacon. The two powers that fuel this universe.”

 

you never did share this!

That is correct, back then it was determined that the world was not yet ready for that kind of power, and so the secrets of coffee and bacon combined was kept away from them.

 

 

It still isn't ready, but I'm bored and we need to shake things up a bit. Here is the recipe from way back then: https://www.theworktop.com/breakfast-brunch-recipes/maple-coffee-glazed-bacon/

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