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Update #77 Finally, the Light at the end of the Tunnel


  Hey Everybody,

   OK I just got off the phone with Ed. He was on his way to the PO with what shoudl be the last box of stuff. He said that there were a lot of extras in there to make sure that we have enough of everything. Due to a miscommunication between he and his help though it appears that i have a LOT of sorting to do. :P 

No big deal, I can handle that. Knowing that we are this close to the end makes me giddy.

  So in the next 3 or 4 days I should receive a package from Ed containing the last bit of everything I nee dot finish fulfillment.....except the horses. This has become a sticking issue. We cannot afford the time ( or money ) to remake the horse molds now. We want to make this offer everything it should have been but it is just no longer feasible. Ed and I have both lost on this deal and really hurt for it to come as far as it has. Now we just need to be done with it.

  As of now we are out of horses. In the interest of resolving out issues I can only offer a dollar for dollar trade in credit good for use with any existing RBG product that is in the store. So that means that you can trade your horses in for $16.00 worth of store credit per horse for any product currently in the RBG store at the time the credit is confirmed ( this way I have time to get the extras - see below- into the store. )

 OR I can order the remaining horses needed to cover your rewards from Ed to be spun from the existing molds.

  I do not how long that will take to be delivered upon and I do not want to hold orders any longer. So whatever cannot be fulfilled in the next 2 weeks will have to go into a separate shipment. Any split shipments made after the horses are delivered will have to be paid for by the backer receiving them. I wish there was a better way but I honestly cannot find a better resolution.

   Now, Ed also informs me that he has a LOT of perfectly good castings of several items that had to be spun in order to complete my orders for product. Most of these are Gynnade Krigare. These figures are just as good as any figure I would other wise approve of and being that there is no sense letting them go to waste we will be offering them in the RBG store. I have not yet figured out the price and I do not yet know which figures there are extras of but as soon as I have the box I can figure out both of these and will post an update to this KS letting everyone know what is available to buy.

    Now this brings me to the last remaining issue. I do not have the money needed to ship every remaining rewards package out the door today. I am only able to ship what I can as I can. I am currently working on 2 commissions that will cover the expected balance remaining needed to cover shipping. This means that I will ship the least expensive orders first ( Domestic and smaller International ) and the more expensive orders last. Again i can only apologize. It is the best i can do.

   All told I am hoping that I can finish delivery of the rewards ( riders and any restocks of existing figures needed to cover store credit not withstanding ) for this kickstarter this month and by the end of February at the latest for any other outstanding issues.

   This has been a very long and frustrating road for everyone involved and I truly cannot express profoundly enough my appreciation for your patience and forebearance and continued support with us thus far. Ed and company have worked very hard and my Wife Kristy and I have worked very hard. There have been angry words made by both sides in this but in the end Ed and I are friends and the importance of that cannot be overestimated. We both wanted desperately for this to be everything we originally promised it would be but mistakes were made from beginning to end and thusly those promises could never be. We both very humbly apologize for the frustration and disappointment and do wish very deeply we could make it up to each and everyone of you.

   So at last I ask you to please comment here in whether you want store credit or you wish to have a split shipment for what is on hand now and take the Riders as they come in. 



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      Kevin M on January 22, 2014

      I would prefer to wait to the horses come in and also not split the shipment. I can wait for my models until everything is ready, no rush.


    2. Ed Kowalczewski
      on January 19, 2014

      I can wait till horses come in, no split needed. If that's an option.

    3. Ewan Richards on January 18, 2014

      I'd like to wait for horses thanks Tre :)

    4. Rascarcapac on January 17, 2014

      I'll pay for the extra shipping for the horses to be sent in a second wave. Way to good to be lost. I hope Sjatte pledges will soon be delivered.

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      Alexander Schaberg on January 17, 2014

      I prefer waiting over a second shipment, if somehow possible. Shipping costs to Germany are way to high, not even concidering tolls...Would be fine with store credit as well, if my prefered Option aint possible. As long as there is just one shipment!

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      Andrew Maxwell on January 17, 2014

      I also prefer to wait for the horses, and one shipment is also better for me.

    7. EvilLego
      on January 15, 2014

      I'm in it for the horsemen...

      My preference is to wait for the horses to be finished. And if possible, hold it all for one shipment.

    8. tre manor 13-time creator on January 14, 2014

      I am making notes of your responses everyone and will be postign an update on the current status today or tomorrow morning,

    9. Leif Olson on January 14, 2014


      I will take the store credit. Thank you.

    10. davrion
      on January 13, 2014

      I'm happy to wait for the horses

    11. Chris D'Amico on January 13, 2014

      Hi Tre,

      I'll wait for the horses as well. Thanks!

    12. CaitSidhe on January 13, 2014

      I don't know what to say to be honest... I pretty much got in on this Kickstarter for the horsemen but I have no intention of paying double shipping and, potentially, double customs charges. I guess I can wait, a few months doesn't make a difference at this point.

    13. Jez
      on January 13, 2014

      I'll wait for the horses/riders to come in. I would also strongly prefer to wait for everything to be shipped in one single package. I am not in any great hurry and postage to Oz is not cheap...

      On that issue, if the shipping provided in the pledge (for the single package) no longer covers actual postage costs please send me a Kickstarter message and I'll be happy to PayPal you the difference.


    14. Roberto Zaghis on January 13, 2014

      Store Credit please.

    15. Rob on January 13, 2014

      After thinking over it for a few days I am going to go for Store Credit. Let me know if I can help out on the postage to Australia.

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      Yuan-Gur on January 13, 2014

      I want the horses and I can wait to get everything in one shipment

    17. Jeff Freeman on January 13, 2014

      Well,store credit I guess so we can move on and get this done. I hope the riders and horses make it into your online store at some point so I can come back and get them. Cheers.

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      niels jacob jensen on January 12, 2014

      Hi trey,

      I´s there any way to make sure i get my order in ONE package? - it doesn´t matter to me if i pick riders or store credit!
      Every package cost me more than 30 bucks in fees on the import - and that´s WITHOUT paying the taxeswhich is up to 30%

      -So let me know how to get all my stuff in 1 package, and thats what I choose!

    19. tre manor 13-time creator on January 12, 2014

      Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding. It is greatly appreciated.

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      Michael Kruley on January 12, 2014

      Send me what you have in stock for now. I want the horses and will pay the additional shipping for the horses when they are done. PM me for details if needed.

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      on January 12, 2014

      I'll take the horses and pay shipping if need be

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      Tom C on January 12, 2014

      Store credit please.

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      Tobias Hastrup Petersen on January 12, 2014

      Left a comment earlier. Forgot to write that I wanted the horses.

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      Michael Banta on January 11, 2014

      Is there any change for those of us still waiting that did not order horsemen?

    25. Benjamin Spaulding on January 11, 2014

      Store credit please Tre. Good luck getting everything out the door mate. The end is in sight!

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      Blacksmith on January 11, 2014

      I don't want store credit as I will never ever order anything else from you. Refund all MY money and in case not just send me those horses and I will pay P&P for them.

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      Odysseus King
      on January 10, 2014

      I've refrained from commenting on this whole debacle because I know it is painful for all involved, but after waiting this long, this "solution" is sand in the wound.

      Store credit I guess...

    28. Wendell W. Neeley II on January 10, 2014

      I guess store credit. I don't particularly think that asking for more money for shipping if we want the horses is at all ethical, Tre. But, that's where we are I guess.

    29. shiprib on January 10, 2014

      I'll take the store credit please. Any chance that any of the Njornan footmen, Dvergr footmen, Ymir's band or the Brynjar will be available then? Thanks!

    30. Björn Floderus on January 10, 2014

      I take store credit please.

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      Kent Hinkson on January 10, 2014

      I left for Afghanistan and Riyadh hoping that it would be taken care of by the time I got back, but alas, it seems this is still a nightmare.

      At this point, I'll take partial fulfillment with store credit, or just a complete refund. Never have I seen something handled so sloppily. I was SO excited, loved your work... nothing like a cold slap to wake you up.

      I wish you the best Tre... but I'd just like compensated and be able to move on.

    32. Jo Bain on January 10, 2014

      Horses for me. The riders looked too good to pass on, and doubt other horses would fit.

      Would rather wait so it can all be one package, but if they need to be separate then I can pay for the extra shipping.

    33. Jonathan Lucas
      on January 10, 2014

      I'll take the store credit. I would also gladly pay the shipping costs for my order as well.

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      Christopher Kwasneski on January 10, 2014

      I'll wait for the horses and pay for the shipping.

    35. Norb on January 10, 2014

      Hi Tre, Bring on the horses! Thanks!!

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      Robert Månsson on January 10, 2014

      Hi Tre,
      I'm sorry but running out of horses for the last backers to get their shipments simply sound like bad planing/counting at this point. And for that you ask us to pay extra shipping instead of simply waiting..?

      I have absolutely no problem waiting and have not at any point so doing like that simply sounds unfair.

      Having that said I want the horses so if that is they way you are gonna have it I'll shell out for the shipping.


    37. Torsten Pieper
      on January 10, 2014

      Hi Tre,
      I want the horses. I'll pay the separate shipping if necessary.

      I'm very glad that you're joining the Darklands sculp team ;)

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      brian wilk
      on January 10, 2014

      store credit is fine with me.

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      Christopher Blais on January 10, 2014

      I'll take store credit vice the horses.

    40. Czak on January 10, 2014

      Can you split my two pledges. Ill take the regular minis now and I'll wait for the horses and pay the separate shipping when they come in.

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      Thomas Stauber on January 10, 2014

      I sympathize and want this Kickstarter end so you can move on. But, I also want the Horsemen.

      As I said previous, I will take store credit.

      Allow me to order the Horses when they are available on a separate transaction. I will pay you the additional $16 per horseman and shipping. Please advise if this is acceptable.

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      Fearbe on January 10, 2014

      Hi there!. I can afford waiting for the horses and paying the extra shipment whenever they will be available. If you could please send the package only with the riders (and the rest of the items of course) that will be ok for me.

    43. Michael Campbell on January 10, 2014

      I am happy to wait for my horses. I would also be happy to wait for one package.

    44. Ben Brownlie on January 10, 2014

      I ordered one of the RoCD but if you have rider's in stock and no horses then I'd be happy to have the rider only and swap the horse for Gynnade Krigare. If you have no riders either then I'll wait for them and the horses (RoCD #2 was the best concept in the KS ;) ). Let me know, thanks. Ben.

    45. Ulrik Lolk on January 10, 2014

      I would like the horses with my order please. I am a backer of your 2 other kickstarters and if its more easy for you, you can just send them all in one package.
      I will cover any additional postage ofcourse.

    46. Jan Turck on January 10, 2014

      I will wait for the horses. I would also prefer to receive everything in a single shipment. I am also willing to pay the difference between the $15 pledge and actual shipping if that would help.

    47. ray bans
      on January 10, 2014

      I want the horses please. and happy to wait as long as it takes as I have discussed with you in the past.

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      David Overton on January 10, 2014

      I will wait for the horses. I would also prefer to receive everything in a single shipment.