Nerdful Things 11/07/15

Let’s start this week’s Nerdful Things with the news of the Mystery Funko POP!  The option to buy a random Funko POP! from my in stock items (unless they sell out in which case I will order more random POP!s in) has been added to the store.  I’m still looking at other mystery box options (other manufacturers as well as bigger boxes packed with goodies).   As a bonus, the mystery box is being offered at a discounted price (cheaper than the cost of a regular POP!) for the first month.

Now, at this point I had intended on adding the other store additions here.  I had left it for today to update but yesterday a bombshell hit my e-mail.  A short and sweet e-mail with details of the SDCC Funko POP! pre-orders so I dropped everything.  After a rush to break the news I managed to get the store updated and also hit up eBay.  It’s taken a while in between my internet completely screwing up (I’ve rebooted my router countless times over the last 24 hours) as well as handling all the e-mails, messages and looking after 3 kids.  Considering my current state of health I haven’t done too bad!

Anyhoo, enough about my woes!  This week’s Nerdful things has now been hijacked by SDCC and I will to a bumper edition next week to cover what I was going to do originally!

You can view/pre-order the SDCC POP!s here.

I’ve submitted my figures to the distributor and hope to fulfill each and every order.  In the event I can’t, full/partial refunds (where applicable) will be issued.  Last year was less of a rush, considering I’d only been in operation for about 3 months.  More warning was given regarding the available items but it came with the drawback that items were staggered from August to November and saw some MAJOR delays and turned into some cancellations.  This year has seen a whirlwind tear through but the plus side is that the items are scheduled to drop much, much sooner.  Most are scheduled for later this month with a couple in August and one in September/October.  Details of estimated dates are on each product page.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the various announcements and news coming from San Diego and if you’re actually there or have been…well. I’m sure you’re feeling victorious after some epic hauls and signings etc!

 

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RUSH ORDER 09/07/15 – Deadline: 16:30 10/07/15

Hey folks!  That time again where I put together items that are in with my supplier and I need to confirm numbers to finalise my order.  Some pretty awesome items this week (as always)!

So, here’s what’s available:

American Horror Story: Coven

Cordelia Foxx (No Eyes) Limited Edition

Fiona Goode (Bloody) Limited Edition

 

The Book of Life

Manolo Remembered

 

Lilo & Stitch

Stitch 626

 

Star Wars

Figrin D’An Exclusive

K-3PO Limited Edition

 

The X-Files

Fox Mulder

 

 

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Nerdful Things 04/07/15

Welcome to this week’s Nerdful Things!  I’m going to break stride for a sec and congratulate the winner of the 1,000 likes competition for the awesome Play Arts Kai Harley Quinn Variant.   So, congratulations goes to Shona aka Ellie Jayden!  It feels good to offer up some awesomeness but especially when the person shows true appreciation – her Twitter reaction says it all.  As disappointed as I was with the small number of entries, I am glad I had people put some effort in as a prize like this should go to someone who makes an effort and not just a lazy like, share and that’s it.  Below is the winning entry:

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I really want that Joker doll…

Before I delve into some of the awesomeness available, I also wanted to announce the integration of a new scheme on the store: certain pre-order items will have discounts applied within a certain window of time before they revert to the regular price.  To qualify for the discount, all you have to do is order within that time – the price will show as discounted on the respective product page/in your cart/at checkout.  Simple.  Bear in mind that this is not on ALL pre-orders and the window of time may be a few days to a week or two so if you want to save a little bit of cash then get in there quick!

So, that being said, here is the first (and only item at the time of writing this) item available at a discounted price.  This GITD Vaultboy from the newly announce Fallout series from Funko!  This guy has clearly been hanging out with The Glowing One.  Or he’s been wandering around the Wasteland without the correct gear and has a stupidly high RAD reading.

Next up, we have the American Horror Story: Freakshow POP!s.   I posted a RUSH ORDER towards the end of last week and a lot of the items are (thankfully) still available to order in, including this series.  Elsa Mars & Ma Petite seem especially popular (4 times more than any of the others)!  Also available are: Bette & Dot (Tattler Twins), Pepper & Twisty The Clown.

How awesome are these newly announced Doctor Who POP!s?

4th Doctor with Jelly Beans

11th Doctor with Fez & Mop

12th Doctor with Spoon

 

And finally, here is the last of my picks – the Star Wars Jawa re-release!

That’s just a taster of some of the goodies added this week.  For more, check the store homepage.

 

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RUSH ORDER 24/06/15 – DEADLINE: 26/06/15

It’s that time again where Facebook and Twitter get a hammering with updates in lieu of my next shipment.  There’s a lot of exciting items that are available and I need to confirm what numbers I need to finalise it.  The deadline is to be confirmed.   The deadline is Friday, June 26th so the shipment would be expected to reach me around the end of next week or start of the following week.

So, in case you missed the various posts that I tried to space out using the scheduling features, here’s what’s available to get in.

Adventure Time

Marceline

Lemongrab
American Horror Story

Twisty The Clown
Batman

Batman Eclipse Light

Batman POP! Vinyl Keychain
Penguins of Madagascar

Short Fuse

Dogma

Buddy Christ Plush Doll
Dragonball Z

Limited Edition Metallic Vegeta

Family Guy

Peter

Brian
Guardians of the Galaxy

Yondu
My Little Pony

Princess Celestia

Spider-Man

Spider-Man 2099 Exclusive
Star Wars

Chewbacca Snow Drift Exclusive

R2-B1 Exclusive

Slave Leia
The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead POP! Tin

 

I’ll update this post with the cut off date but in the meantime, if you are interested in any of the above items, click the respective links and place your order via the store, order via eBay or drop me a message on the Facebook page with your PayPal details and what item(s) you want and I can raise an invoice.

 

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Nerdful Things 21/06/15

Oh, hello!  A slightly later post this week…you can thank The Elder Scrolls Online for that.  I am hooked.  5 days in and I’m addicted majorly!

But that doesn’t mean there’s been no store updates!  So what are the picks this week?  Stick around and I shall tell thee.

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Dogma Plush Figure Buddy Christ

From the fantastic Kevin Smith flick, Dogma, comes the Buddy Christ!  ‘Christ didn’t come to Earth to give us the willies.  He came to help us out!’  Available to pre-order now.

 

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Star Wars POP! Vinyl Bobble-Head Gamorrean Guard Black Box Re-Issue

[Insert grunts and snorts here].  ’nuff said really.  This awesome Funko POP! is available for pre-order now!

 

Minion USB Flash Drives

These awesome Minion flash drives can help you take over the world.  Or at least carry your files and any other important digital content with you!  Hit the store for more details!

 

DC Comics ARTFX+ PVC 1/10 Batman: Arkham Knight statues

No weekly update would be complete without some Batman items and considering how big next week is gonna be, it seems fitting to have some Arkham Knight products!  Both Batman and the Arkham Knight are available to pre-order (sold separately).

So, those are my picks for this past week.  Check out the store for more new items!

 

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Nerdful Things 12/06/15

It’s been a pretty big one this past week and I’m sure, on the run up to SDCC, it’s gonna be that way for a good few weeks to come.  Picking the coolest items has been difficult this time around and there are lots of other awesome items newly added to the store that you can check out too!

First up this week, we have the awesome Hanna Barbera POP!s and POP! Ride.

The series includes: Mean Machine & Muttley, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, Secret Squirrel, Morocco Mole & Lil Gruesome and are available to pre-order now.

 

Next, there’s these awesome new additions to the Vinyl Idolz range:

The Walking Dead – Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon & Michonne.

Hot Fuzz –Danny Butterman & Nicholas Angel.

All of these are available to pre-order now.

Then we move onto these awesome Little Big Planet Sackboy statues crossing over into The Order 1886 and Infamous: Second Son which are both available to pre-order now.

 

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Now, so far I have managed to avoid any DC related items.  I continue that trend here with the limited edition Wolverine (Brown Costume).  Available to pre-order now.

 

Speaking of limited edition – these American Horror Story: Coven Cordelia Foxx and Fiona Goode POP!s are available to pre-order.

 

Finally, I just wanted to reiterate the RUSH ORDER post by saying these awesome Punisher, Spider-Man (Black Suit) and Venom Exclusive POP!s are IN STOCK with my supplier NOW and I need to have my confirmed numbers in by the end of TODAY.  Completed orders will be in my shipment next week and out to you on the same/following day of them coming in!

Check out the original post here to see other items also available!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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RUSH ORDERS: DEADLINE 12/06/15

A number of items have dropped in with my supplier and I need to get confirmed numbers into them by Friday.  Listed below are the items and they range from Marvel Exclusives to Gold Smaug!

The items are linked to their respective pages on the store so you can order with ease.  These items will be in my next shipment and will be expected to be in with me by the end of next week.

 

You can also check out my eBay as below for these and may, many more!

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Deathstroke – The Fatal Blow

It’s some kind of cosmic joke, really.  I was updating this weeks Nerdful Things post (due out at the end of the week) with the newly announced  SDCC 2015 Jim Lee pencil Batman figure  and I thought to myself, “some folks will think I have some cheek announcing THIS years SDCC items and they’re still waiting on items from LAST year!”

And then, I got the e-mail.  The SDCC 2014 Unmasked Deathstroke POP! Vinyl (that I have been taking a lot of flak for due to it being so delayed and handling, at times, some really irate and rude individuals) cannot be supplied.  This is after being assured that my order would be fine a short while ago.

Highly disappointing as some folks have been waiting a very long time and, in a few cases, have had other items held back pending it’s inclusion in their shipment.  Thankfully, most people have been admirably patient and understanding and will be utterly disappointed with the news.

So what happens now?  Well, I will be going through all the affected orders as and when I can and e-mailing affected individuals.  Shipments being held that can be released based on this news will be shipped as soon as possible.

As for refunds, I will say it here as well as in the e-mails, if you locate your transaction on PayPal (if applicable) and you will have an option to say you have not received your items and open a case (provided your order isn’t older than 6 months).  If you are having diffuclty with this, please check the support section on PayPal. Once I have been notified of the case being opened I will respond as soon as I can and have the refund arranged.

If your order has only been partially affected, then I can either send a partial refund or you are free to choose another item of the same value from the store to replace it.  You can, of course, choose an item of greater value and pay the difference – email me at help@nerdgazzum.co.uk with your details and what you wish to do.  This is only if part of your order is affected.

If your order was placed over 6 months ago, then please email me at help@nerdgazzum.co.uk with details of this and if you would like to choose another item as outlined above, then please mention this also.

I hate the fact that this has happened, I have never had a situation like this before and whilst a few people have gotten rather frustrated over this; no one has been more frustrated than myself.  But, the best way to deal with this situation is be as open and honest as possible – especially as a relatively new business to the game.  There will always be problems but it’s how it’s handled that matters.

I only wish that I had known this sooner (much sooner) but I want to thank you very much for your time and understanding.

 

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Nerdful Things 30/05/15

I’ve been slacking on the blog front – finding time to concentrate to write something of substance has been a bit of a battle due to a variety of factors.  Not knowing what to write about has been a major one, mind!

Hopefully this can become a regular feature and, I’m pretty chuffed with the image I rattled up in Photoshop in an homage to my favourite author.  Ever.

So what is’Nerdful Things’ about?  Well, in a nutshell, it’s a showcase of the items you NEED in your life.  From Batman to My Little Pony, I felt that amidst the plethora of updates that go out, it’s easy to miss some killer items I have for sale.  Think of it as my very own ICYMI (in case you missed it).

Along with that, you can of course subscribe to the RSS feed for the store to keep up with any updates!

Anyhoo, let’s crack on with this weeks Nerdful Things (apologies for the bias towards DC)!

First up…

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I was able to get 5 of these awesome Mezco Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 12:1 action figures in.  2 have sold and I figured I’d keep one for myself as the prices elsewhere (provided it’s in stock) absurd and they’re only going to get more expensive over time I’m sure!

Next up, these awesome Hello Kitty DC Wonder Woman, Super Woman and Batwoman Plush dolls!  I’ve sold quite a few of these already – oddly enough, most have been to folks over in the States/Canada!  Everywhere else has these listed as available at the end of June but, fortunately for me, I have access to them super early.  I’m ordering them in per order so if you want to grab these at a super price (Forbidden Planet is listing them for £22.99 and then their shipping fees on top) then head on over to the store!

Next, we have this super cool Dark Knight Rises Nendoroid action figure.  This awesome figure seems pretty popular too (also decided to have one for myself)!

Surprise, surprise – another item I have ordered for myself (the Batman one).  Another popular range (Flash seems especially popular – the colours are awesome).  These Batman, The Flash and Superman mesh jerseys are a must have for DC fanboys and girls!

Moving away from DC (what?  I can’t help loving DC!) there’s the fantastic Jaws Funko ReAction figures.  Can you believe Jaws celebrates its 40th anniversary soon?  Can you also believe that folks STILL think the shark’s name is Jaws?  You can pre-order them now!  Items available:

Continuing with the Funko ReAction retro vibe…they’re baaaaack!  Yes!  These awesome Gremlins figures are available to pre-order.  Another staple of my childhood and many others’ – if these don’t constitute as Nerdful Things then I do not know what will!  Re-enact some of your favourite scenes with these little buggers!  Items available:

There are many more coll items on the store (the front page has up to 99 of the newest listed items) and of course there is the RSS feed as I mentioned above!

If you don’t already, then like my page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and Instagram!

Also, check out my items on eBay!

 

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Delayed Items

[As of 30/09/15]

Seeing as there are a number of items I have on order with my suppliers and, in some cases, some are suffering extreme delays so I figured it’d be a good idea to have this post as a means of giving real-time updates on the status of said items.

Now, I have had a number of e-mails and communications with customers – some polite and understanding.  Others not so.  I have even had the accusation of running a false store front (despite the fantastic feedback on eBay, the Facebook page and the store itself…) so I thought this would also be a good idea in the name of transparency and to build an element of trust for customers who have never bought from me before and these form their first purchase or they may have heard of such issues.

As much as I’d love to be able to dictate to Funko and/or my suppliers what’s what in the world of distribution, I can’t.  I have no control over such matters and can only pass the information on.

I have had some issues with customers demanding refunds and, due to the nature of their purchase(s) this is not possible (as per the terms and conditions that they agree to upon completion of the checkout process)

I understand how frustrating delays can be.  Trust me, I know from both sides of it being a consumer and a retailer.  So, without further ado, here is the latest I have on the items subject to delays:

First up, and the biggest thorn in my side is the SDCC 2014 Unmasked Deathstroke.  There is no ETA on him at the moment but I have been assured he will be coming in.  He’s the biggest pain for me due to the fact a large number of folks are awaiting him…including myself for my own personal collection!

EDIT: Deathstroke orders cannot be fulfilled as stock cannot be acquired.  Please read this post for more details.

SDCC 2015 Grinning Ultron is incoming and should be here this week.

Rapunzel (with Frying Pan) is continuously being chased.

Ghostbusters Vinyl Idolz are unavailable – all affected customers have been contacted and refunded.

Next up: Winged Castiel.  I had a batch in a while back and, since then, he seems to have grown even more popular meaning that there’s a few I am waiting for to fulfil a number of orders.  More were expected by the end of April but I am awaiting an update on this as, obviously, we’re past that point now.

Dancing Groot and Gold Smaug have also suffered delays since the last batches were in.  As with Castiel, above, they were expected by the end of April and are pending an update.

I will sticky this post so it’s easy to navigate to and update it as and when I have further info!

 

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