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Old 09-13-2021, 12:19 PM   #4901
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There is a lot more to having a Pile of Loot than just simply having a website that can keep track of it.

That website has to have behind it a solid integration into whatever their ERP system of choice is, dealing with all of the logistics of inventory, distribution, etc. To make sure that your loot doesn't actually get picked and shipped to someone else while you are sitting on it, and that they have accurate inventory.
And behind THAT must be robust physical real-world logistics, such as how they plan to manage to keep all that stock across multiple products stored indefinitely until the moment at which you decide to ship it, and how they will make sure it remains easily locatable and ready to go on that day. And even that is an oversimplification.

So...actually when you think about it it's pretty impressive that BBTS does it at all, and not at all surprising that NECA can't be bothered to do so. Just be glad that they're even letting us buy them this way now... One step at a time.
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:42 PM   #4902
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There is a lot more to having a Pile of Loot than just simply having a website that can keep track of it.

That website has to have behind it a solid integration into whatever their ERP system of choice is, dealing with all of the logistics of inventory, distribution, etc. To make sure that your loot doesn't actually get picked and shipped to someone else while you are sitting on it, and that they have accurate inventory.
And behind THAT must be robust physical real-world logistics, such as how they plan to manage to keep all that stock across multiple products stored indefinitely until the moment at which you decide to ship it, and how they will make sure it remains easily locatable and ready to go on that day. And even that is an oversimplification.

So...actually when you think about it it's pretty impressive that BBTS does it at all, and not at all surprising that NECA can't be bothered to do so. Just be glad that they're even letting us buy them this way now... One step at a time.
Not untrue, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. In it's simplest form you could have a pile of loot with a handwritten filing system and some basic warehousing with alphabetic totes. It could be done in computer with 20 year old AS400 systems.

A Pile of Loot function doesn't have to be cutting edge to work at all. It's only record keeping and warehousing.
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Old 09-13-2021, 04:52 PM   #4903
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There is a lot more to having a Pile of Loot than just simply having a website that can keep track of it.

That website has to have behind it a solid integration into whatever their ERP system of choice is, dealing with all of the logistics of inventory, distribution, etc. To make sure that your loot doesn't actually get picked and shipped to someone else while you are sitting on it, and that they have accurate inventory.
And behind THAT must be robust physical real-world logistics, such as how they plan to manage to keep all that stock across multiple products stored indefinitely until the moment at which you decide to ship it, and how they will make sure it remains easily locatable and ready to go on that day. And even that is an oversimplification.

So...actually when you think about it it's pretty impressive that BBTS does it at all, and not at all surprising that NECA can't be bothered to do so. Just be glad that they're even letting us buy them this way now... One step at a time.
For the record…BBTS employee count is less than 50 last I checked (wanted to work there after closing my store) NECA can and SHOULD do better. Don’t apologize for their shortcomings of which there are many.
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:12 PM   #4904
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i've got the turtles in time sets in my loot pile since may, i keep waiting for that $250 email bill to pop up.
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Old 09-13-2021, 07:37 PM   #4905
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i've got the turtles in time sets in my loot pile since may, i keep waiting for that $250 email bill to pop up.
There is a timer on Pile of Loot so eventually it's going to ship. And I think you've already paid for the box set - once it's in POL you only pay for tax and shipping....
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Old 09-13-2021, 07:44 PM   #4906
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There is a timer on Pile of Loot so eventually it's going to ship. And I think you've already paid for the box set - once it's in POL you only pay for tax and shipping....
technically their still in preorder but i've been waiting for them to come in but they keep getting pushed back, i expected them to be charged in may but their still waiting.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:46 PM   #4907
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In case anyone was worried about getting Chromedome from NECA well after it's been available at Target, I got a shipping notification tonight.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:11 PM   #4908
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technically their still in preorder but i've been waiting for them to come in but they keep getting pushed back, i expected them to be charged in may but their still waiting.

They dont hit your pile of loot until they arrive and are charged. You then pay $4 per shipment. Pre-orders arent in the loot pile yet. BBTS site has a seperate section for pile of loot and pre-orders.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:05 AM   #4909
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technically their still in preorder but i've been waiting for them to come in but they keep getting pushed back, i expected them to be charged in may but their still waiting.
Preorders are not the same as pile of loot. You will be charged when it comes in. You will be charged for shipping and tax when it ships out. They use the shipping address to calculate tax. You have 90 days to ship your item once it arrives. I believe if you fail to ship it in 90 days it goes back into inventory and you get a store credit. But I could be off on that last part since I have never failed to ship my pile in time.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:24 AM   #4910
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Preorders are not the same as pile of loot. You will be charged when it comes in. You will be charged for shipping and tax when it ships out. They use the shipping address to calculate tax. You have 90 days to ship your item once it arrives. I believe if you fail to ship it in 90 days it goes back into inventory and you get a store credit. But I could be off on that last part since I have never failed to ship my pile in time.
They keep pushing it back, I thought i'd be paying it in june, but the only one that ever came in was time Baxter
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:53 AM   #4911
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In case anyone was worried about getting Chromedome from NECA well after it's been available at Target, I got a shipping notification tonight.
I did too.... Good for NECA on the quick shipping of this one.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:37 PM   #4912
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When more of these figures and including Chrome Dome, Channel 6 pack come out, will they be at Target or will they not be seen on the shelves despite they are supposed to be there!!
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:38 PM   #4913
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[QUOTE=King Kahn;1904322]Yoshi /Saki movie packs are hitting. They have been showing up in Nashville today.[/QUOTE

I haven't seen them yet! My nearest Walmart is 3 miles from me in Gilford NH.
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:46 AM   #4914
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Chromedome Video Review and Photos by Outsiders: https://toynewsi.com/139-40172
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:04 PM   #4915
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I just got my email notice that my NECAStore shipment of Chrome Dome and Goliath have shipped. I haven't felt into venturing out to any local Targets, so that makes me very happy.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:31 AM   #4916
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I received the Chrome Dome from the NECA store in one of those critically acclaimed bubble wraps. That was fast!
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:43 AM   #4917
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any one else finding crome domes gun not wanting to fit/stay on the belt? i don't want to force it and snap off the rubber peg.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:43 AM   #4918
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My Chrome Dome just landed as well.... holy $#!( he's huge. He is also more "white" than "silver".... hmmm.....

It's going to be a while before I take him out of the box. But wow. He's big.
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:15 AM   #4919
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Wasn't much of a review, more like of an unpacking
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:05 PM   #4920
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Daniel Elson is the artist/painter commissioned to create the VHS-style box art for the NECA cartoon line. He has posted some higher-resolution art on his Tumblr:
https://danielelson.tumblr.com/

He also shared some surprising insights on Reddit:
*The "Ninja Pizza" reference could not be used on the "Turtles in Disguise" box for vague legal reasons.
*He can't find the toys in stores either!
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