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TheCanadiandrome 02-22-2018 05:41 PM

well anyone who got this book good luck, I wish i'd have scooped it up

wpugh2424 02-22-2018 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by TheCanadiandrome (Post 1748169)
well anyone who got this book good luck, I wish i'd have scooped it up

Me too bruhman

RaphaelinSTL 02-23-2018 05:06 PM

New update went out this afternoon ...

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Hello everyone. I apologize for the late update. I will address each of your questions and concerns over the weekend directly. As far as he next update, that will come Monday or Tuesday of next week.

I'm not sure if any of you are familiar with Chinese New Year, but it's a massive holiday. It is unlike any national holiday of ours here in the states. China is a huge country by population and has complex travel roads /routes roads due to mountains.

Chinese New year for one is celebrated for weeks to a month (3-6 weeks) by most. The factories usually shut down a few weeks prior to the holiday to allow time for travel. Another thing is that it has no set date. Last year it was celebrated in January and this year it is February. I've attached photos and information about the holiday straight from Google. I've also posted an article that explains the holiday.

I will have an update for everyone Monday or Tuesday since we are on opposite time zones. I will also answer all questions and emails sent this weekend directly by Monday of next week. Trust, the book will be worth the wait.
https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/039...8838367439.jpg

Toitlefan 02-23-2018 06:41 PM

I received that email also. Was the whole Chinese New Year thing supposed to be some kind of excuse why it’s late? I didn’t have a good feeling while reading that. It felt like a distraction although supposedly next week we should get a proper update.

DonnieLaForge 02-25-2018 09:45 AM

It's why he has no new information, he must be using a Chinese factory for part of this. I have experience with this and can tell you it's true. If you have work in the pipeline with a Chinese factory, then for what feels like almost an entire month each year they do literally ALL shut down and there is nobody to answer any inquires whatsoever. Then one day they all magically come to life again as if nothing happened. I think that day is actually going to be tomorrow this year, or soon anyway. They've been shut down for most of February.

Still, that doesn't explain why there was no update in January. If I ran this project I'd be sending an update at LEAST once a month, even if there was no news to report, because the fact that I wasn't dead or running off to the Turks and Caicos with all my Kickstarter money would itself be an update.

RaphaelinSTL 03-02-2018 09:33 AM

Welp ... a full week with no new information. Ugh.

oldmanwinters 03-02-2018 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by RaphaelinSTL (Post 1749453)
Welp ... a full week with no new information. Ugh.

I'm a backer of the TMNT Blood Brothers fan film. It often goes dark, information-wise. And it doesn't bother me at all.

Lordmylar06 03-09-2018 11:12 AM

I got an email with a new update this morning:

"Instead of the traditional update, I wanted to email everyone directly. In my last update, I explained about the delay in the shipment, mainly due to the Chinese New Year holiday schedule, which itself is a month long holiday where everything is shut down. The books did not make the sail cut-off date as posted in the last update. This was due to a multitude of issues from shipment scheduling to a packaging issue. Originally I wanted to use a blister packaging, but in the end, it would have delayed the books even further. There was another delay with the molds and transporting them to the manufacturer. Therefore, I made the conscious decision and opted for a foil-like packaging that is often used with trading cards and blind box vinyl. It is still unique. It consists of a simple heat seal and looks amazing.

No one is more upset about the delays than I am. As upset as I am, it does not change the issue at hand. I did not want to give an update without concrete confirmation. I had to personally make sure that there were no further delays before updating you this time. So here it is.

I do have confirmation now that they will be shipped this week. Mailing the books by air is not feasible, the weight of the books and price would cost more than the amount raised. So now it is again a waiting game. However, I ensure you that there will not be any other shipment delays from overseas. Shipment to the US will be 6-7 weeks (roughly two months) after which they will be processed by customs.

The proper unveiling of the book is also finally upon us with the proper packaging. Again, it will be by one of the biggest YouTube vloggers. I will be doing a final review of the extras and the packaging in about three weeks, maybe sooner.

I think I have addressed everything here. However, my contact number is below for anyone who feels the need to reach out. The purpose of the number is for the same purpose of the personal email. I could have done a general update, but I am emailing directly. This is by far my most rigorous project to date. Mainly due to the pressure that I put on myself. There will be a many execs awaiting the book. So I created something that both your and Nickelodeon would be proud of. This book, especially this version will never be available again. I could not be happier with the final project and soon you will appreciate it as well.

Finally, I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding through this situation which will hopefully be resolved soon

Best Regards,"

I'm not including his number, but I did want to share the new information.

Panther10 03-09-2018 12:04 PM

Christ, at this rate we wont see the book until June or July....

eastlos217 05-15-2018 03:18 PM

well i hope you all get it soon. i missed out, but definitely want a copy of it too =/ as soon as someone gets it please post. curious on how it came out.

DonnieLaForge 06-12-2018 01:41 PM

I don't know what to make of the current situation with this. Anybody?

RaphaelinSTL 06-12-2018 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by DonnieLaForge (Post 1764465)
I don't know what to make of the current situation with this. Anybody?

Hell, the last I heard update nearly a month ago ... it's a little obnoxious that we're nearly a full year almost.

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Backers, I apologize for the late update. It has been a long week. I did not make it home in time for a proper update with photos. There will be two important updates over the next week or two. This week, I will post an update on spreads and photos that outline the entire book. The following update will be photos of the physical book. I know that everyone is anxious and many may have concerns about the book, but trust it will be worth the wait.

There have hundreds of emails about obtaining a copy or extra copy of the book. There may be less than 40-50 books leftover. Many books have been promised to individuals that helped with the project. The other remaining copies will be made available to current backers and individuals who emailed shortly after the campaign. I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding. Trust, the final book will be worth the wait. More photos of the spreads are coming this week.
^^^ This was on May 20th.

Who knows if they'll drop this summer, I'm not even holding my breath for this fall either.

tmntman 06-12-2018 06:14 PM

I got an email from Jay last week saying that he should have books in hand in 9-10 days. So hopefully we will see progress shortly.

wpugh2424 06-12-2018 09:28 PM

I really want one of these books ��

I Crave Pizza No More 06-13-2018 12:28 PM

I don't mind the wait, but the poor/often misleading communication has been frustrating. Hopefully the book lives up to its potential.

DonnieLaForge 06-14-2018 08:52 PM

Well, the book pics came out in an update today. Finally! Looking good to me...nice embossed slipcase with NECA 1990 Raph face on the front and shell on the back! Sad to see they are only the samples though...makes me think we could be waiting a lot longer.

I Crave Pizza No More 06-14-2018 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by DonnieLaForge (Post 1764940)
Well, the book pics came out in an update today. Finally! Looking good to me...nice embossed slipcase with NECA 1990 Raph face on the front and shell on the back! Sad to see they are only the samples though...makes me think we could be waiting a lot longer.

If they're samples, then perhaps it means they're ready to do the mass printing. I have no idea how long that sort of thing happens, but I'm hopeful that we'll get these by the end of the summer.

tmntman 06-14-2018 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by I Crave Pizza No More (Post 1764954)
If they're samples, then perhaps it means they're ready to do the mass printing. I have no idea how long that sort of thing happens, but I'm hopeful that we'll get these by the end of the summer.

My understanding is that the books have been printed. These were samples from that production run which would have been shipped out by a faster method to be used for promotion. (There would be no reason to produce 30 copies if it were only a test print.) So the rest should already be en route. Though it's hard to guess how long it might be before they actually arrive to be processed and shipped.

easyemoney 06-15-2018 01:46 AM

pictures looked good to me, and I even saw my name on the backer page

Dragnskull 06-17-2018 04:55 AM

for anyone interested I ordered 2 of these and have been considering selling one. Not 100% sure if I will or not, but if you missed out shoot me an offer and I'll take it into consideration


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