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 Post subject: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:41 am 
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Anyone know when the SDCC exclusives will go on sale online? I think last year they went on sale 1 week after SDCC on that Monday. Is this how it's going to happen again this year? I want to grab the Shazam and the Superman / Zod set. Thanks for any info any of you might be able to provide!


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:06 am 
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They will have the SDCC items sale on 8/5


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:19 am 
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The early access sale is today and their store is down with a 503 error.
Did we break it with too much traffic?


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:30 am 
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You just have to keep refreshing the page (over and over and over and over and over). 49 minutes later I have three orders placed... I think I prefer the WSOD to this...


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:43 am 
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Thanks Jim,
I did figure that out eventually. I had to search for the sign in page so that I could order the early access items.

Anyway, I am done ordering. 2 Shazams on the way.
I figure that 1 can be repainted as Black Adam easy enough.


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:53 am 
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Outside of the refresh issue, the biggest problem I had was on the last order I was trying to get the Shazam and MOS set and when I finally got the checkout page back it was still one of each but both were priced at $250 each, so I had a cart for $500 with only 2 items in it so that took forever getting that straightened out with all the refresh issues.


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:58 am 
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That was not fun :(

Initially, most of the items showed up as Sold Out, with a few being in-stock. I kept refreshing anyway (I could not believe that much had sold out already) and eventually I was able to place two separate orders for Webarella and Batusi Batman. It cost me $9.45 extra, but I really needed the Webarella and didn't want to chance missing it to save on shipping.

Webarella is now Sold Out.


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:07 am 
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TRDouble wrote:
Webarella is now Sold Out.


At least she took, what, 40 minutes to sell out?... Though I expect that she was the reason for all the traffic problems this morning.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:42 am 
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Was able to get Batusi around noon. Frustrating. But a bit exciting too, in a way. Got my collector juices buzzing.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:07 pm 
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After much refreshing, got to the end & got an error. Repeated this process. In the midst of a third try I got two e-mails indicating both those previous attempts actually went through, so now I have a duplicate order.

THIS IS A MAJOR REASON WHY YOUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE IS FAILING!


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Proof that Early Access isn't worth a damn to most subscribers. Either there's nothing else they care to order when the day comes, or they can't get what they want due to a horrible website that can't handle the traffic.

I wanted Shazam and maybe Batusi. I wasn't able to get either. I expect this will repeat on Monday with equal disappointment. Thanks for nothing, Mattel.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:47 pm 
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My hypothesis is that Batusi is causing the crash. Batman fans are probably one of the biggest collector demos. Plus there were shortages at SDCC, rigth?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
TRDouble wrote:
Webarella is now Sold Out.


At least she took, what, 40 minutes to sell out?... Though I expect that she was the reason for all the traffic problems this morning.

She lasted much longer than I expected. I could have gotten my orders together, but could not chance it. $9 and some change was worth peace of mind... although I still don't have a confirmation for Webarella, only the online invoice that I printed out, just in case.


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:54 pm 
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They've fixed the price on the MOS set now. I still don't have my confirmation e-mail about that order so I have to wonder if it will still go through for the $25 or not... All three orders show up in my order history so I'm not quite so worried, but I'll feel a lot better about it once I get my confirmation e-mail and the shipping notices.


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 Post subject: Re: SDCC exclusives online sale?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:21 am 
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The regular sale started more than three hours ago, and everything is still available, except for the Monster High doll, which sold out last week in the early-access sale.

The MOTU Classics figures, Rokkon and Stonedar, seem to be popular. They are marked Almost Gone, and they are selling for about $90 on eBay.

I can understand the Man of Steel Movie Masters set hanging around, because it's priced to high, but I thought the MOTU mini figures would have sold out quickly.


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