Me too! I was also going to add: I’m not going to bother with the standard Quintesson and Alicon releases, because I’ll just get the versions from the Pit set. But then I realised that that’s most likely why the Pit isn’t up for order now - with Wave 2 (presumably) released later than originally planned, Hasbro won’t want too many people doing that and will allow the single releases to have some shelf life first.
Unlikely to be anything to do with Wave 2. According to the Fan First Friday streams, the Pit and other Hasbro SDCC releases will be available on Pulse in September. They are all set for the same time, whatever line they are from.
But if they had been SDCC exclusives they would have been released by now, because... well... SDCC has already happened. Although I assume that, as you suggest, there is no actual plan to do with sales, it's just a case of production having been delayed across the board.
Our shops have said they're getting it, so hopefully they'll plan ahead properly. But for them there's no win now. If they give a time, the sites will go down under the weight of the panic, and if they don't, everyone will moan about not knowing when they go up.
I would like to see a system where an order is spread out, ie x units can be pre-ordered at 6pm, y units can be pre-ordered at 8pm or wherever. Putting it all up at once makes sites fall over. If I knew there were different times I would just log on once to order at the time that suited me.
Well maybe Kapow and ID will also have the Pit on sale on the 23rd. We can hope...
...well, kind of hope. Because I'll be on the road at that point. ARGH.
They have pretty much said as much. Might not be until the weekend rather than midweek, but it'll be there. Star have also said 'We'll have all convention exclusives'.
Also, it's pretty clear now that Takara are doing all these exclusives too, so if we can't get them in the first instance and our shops see the demand is still there, they'll get them from China/Japan.
I'm not terribly interested in the pit itself. I don't have space to display cardboard tat. I really like it as a concept, but I know it won't last long here, so I have kinda switched off my interest. Bailiffs and Prosecutors and that, I'd get them singularly, but...