Pulse is actually annoying me now. I'm concerned it's just going to be a way of Hasbro UK making money directly, rather than having to sell through retailers. Given that they're currently monopolising the incoming stock and preventing other retailers from receiving their full allocation (why yes, I am miffed about ID not getting their full allocation of Studio Series figures), this certainly seems to be likely. What would really be nice would be a way to receive stuff that we really can't get over here, like the Amazon or Walgreen exclusives, but if it's just going to be another storefront for Hasbro UK, effectively, then what's even the point?
I don't think there's any reason to think these things are related unless the shops have actually said that's why? ID often get their allocation in parts, we're just used to seeing that mentioned as restocks as opposed to 'part 1 of x'. Like last year, the retro SW figures ID had came in three batches that were six months apart, but they set preorders up for the whole lot from the start.
You're probably right, they may very well not be related. It's more the developing possibility that Pulse UK still won't get access to the same stock as Pulse US which irritates. But we'll see, that may be something they'll fix over time. Given Hasbro, though, I do not remain hopeful.
Kapow Andy posted on TFW about it, Pulse sent retailers a tiny percentage of their orders and delayed the rest of Scourge until May and 2nd Hot Rod drop till April. Pulse also decided to sell off Kapow's allocation of Mavericks without telling them. Pulse will be my last resort and I'll be sticking with the lads that have supported my addictions for the last decade plus, but at least I know should I miss the boat on something, Pulse is there.
Kapow Andy posted on TFW about it, Pulse sent retailers a tiny percentage of their orders and delayed the rest of Scourge until May and 2nd Hot Rod drop till April. Pulse also decided to sell off Kapow's allocation of Mavericks without telling them.
It's Hasbro's online shop for the UK (except for Northern Island) with less stock and higher prices than other shops. They only ship via Yodel. If you give them £20 for premium service, shipping is free.
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2021 18:54:13 GMT by The Doctor
There doesn't even seem to be a financial incentive to buy from Hasbro: you'd think if it was coming direct from source it would be cheaper!
Speaking with my retailer hat on, I'm glad they're not cheaper. It can be quite galling at the best of times when a manufacturer cuts out the middle man (ie their customers, the retailers) and sells directly to consumers, let alone when they undercut the retailers.