MattyCollector has posted their January 2013 sale update with information about Early Access:http://news.mattycollector.com/blog/201 ... hach-more/
NEW! Early Access
As a benefit of your subscription, you’re entitled to our all-new Early Access program that gives you the chance to purchase additional products before they’re made available to the general public. Early Access will generally take place a couple of days before the regular monthly sale so dates will change each month depending on which day of the week the regular sale happens. We’ll send you an email each month letting you know the dates.
Remember, if a product is released through any one of our 2013 subscriptions then it will not be offered through Early Access. For January, that means you’ll have the chance to pick up Icarius™ and Snout Spout™. Neither of them are included with 2013 Club Eternia® subscriptions and if they sell out during Early Access they will NOT be available on January 15th. (Please note that these products are completely separate from the subscription so shipping can’t be combined.)
As we already knew, Early Access is just going to be for items that are not part of either Club Eternia, Club BlackFreighter, or Club Infinite Earths. However, now we know that we must use the new "Subscriptions Portal" to order Early Access items AND shipping will NOT be combined with our subscriptions.
Interesting that they are starting off with Icarius and Snout Spout to test Early Access. These are figures they didn't unload at $13.09 (with BlackFriday/CyberMonday discounts) and half off shipping. I wonder how many they will sell to subscribers at $27.00 and new higher cost shipping?