We have a couple of updates on the shipping schedule for our October and November products.
Some of you may not be aware that there has been a major west coast port issue affecting all imported goods coming into the country. As such, many of our products destined for North and South America have been moving through the system slower than usual. European product, imported by Esdevium Games, should be unaffected by any delays and the release dates will be confirmed on both Esdevium’s and WizKids’ websites.
For those of you that wish to know the extent of the issue we’ve been wrestling with for months, you can go here to read about the situation.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Despite our effort to adjust our schedules to account for unforeseen logistics issues, the magnitude of the problem at the port ate up all of our slack time and has resulted in the delays outlined below.
The vast majority of the product has arrived, but the last couple of containers destined for the west coast are sitting on a dock at the port (Los Angeles) waiting for a chassis so they can be transported to the west & southwest warehouses. Unfortunately, we cannot launch until these containers have been delivered to the respective western warehouses.
We’ve held out as long as possible, hoping for a favorable resolution, but as of this morning we’ve determined that we are not going to hit the October 22nd release date. We’re moving the Marvel Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men release date to October 29th.
Some Diamond stores have already shipped to arrive next week. We are notifying those stores to hold the goods until the new release date. We’ll consider any release of product a violation of our release date policy and issue appropriate actions to deal with the situation.
HeroClix: War of Light OP Kit 6
The War of Light OP kit 6 may encounter a slight delay as follows:
US (Alliance) Release:
71208 War of Light OP Kit 6 NO CHANGE
Diamond/Canada/S. America/Mexico Release:
71208 War of Light OP Kit 6 11/05/14
Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons
D&D Attack Wing shipped a couple weeks earlier. Even so, we’re going to have to make adjustments. The Starter and all expansions will release on 10/29/14, one week later than originally scheduled. (Diamond customers will only receive SKUs 71587, 71589, and 71593 for 10/29/14. The balance of SKUs to be received for the following week release.) Canada, Mexico and Latin America will trail the US release by approximately a week, releasing on 11/5/14. Please see below:
US Release (Diamond customers only SKUs 71587, 71589, and 71593)
71587,D&D Attack Wing Miniatures Game,10/29/14
71589,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Green Dragon Expansion Pack,10/29/14
71593,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Hobgoblin Troop Expansion Pack,10/29/14
71591,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Frost Giant Expansion Pack,10/29/14
71590,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Sun Elf Wizard Expansion Pack,10/29/14
71592,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Sun Elf Guard Troop Expansion Pack,10/29/14
71594,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Ballista Expansion Pack,10/29/14
71595,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Wraith Expansion Pack,10/29/14
Canada/S. America/Mexico Release
(Diamond customers SKUs 71591, 71590, 71592, 71594 and 71595 for 11/5)
71587,D&D Attack Wing Miniatures Game,11/5/14
71589,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Green Dragon Expansion Pack,11/5/14
71593,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Hobgoblin Troop Expansion Pack,11/5/14
71591,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Frost Giant Expansion Pack,11/5/14
71590,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Sun Elf Wizard Expansion Pack,11/5/14
71592,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Sun Elf Guard Troop Expansion Pack,11/5/14
71594,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Ballista Expansion Pack,11/5/14
71595,D&D Attack Wing Wave One Wraith Expansion Pack,11/5/14
Attack Wing: Dungeons and Dragons Storyline OP Kit 1
D&D Attack Wing Storyline OP Kit 1 will have the following delay:
US/Canada/S. America/Mexico Release:
71596 D&D Attack Wing Storyline OP Kit 1 11/12/14