Happy New Year! Shipping update!
Hey backers! Happy new year!!! I hope that you're all having an amazing 2019! I had a super fun holiday with my family and friends - ate so much good food, and played so many great games!
It's good to be alive, and I can't wait for all the fun adventures we're going to have this year! :)
Ok! Here's the overview picture at a glance, with details below for each region:
Asia / Brazil
Currently shipping! If you haven't gotten a tracking # yet please don't worry - VFI Asia is using drop-shipments for the following regions:
- Singapore (some regions)
- South Africa
So if you haven't gotten your tracking #'s yet and you're in those regions, please don't worry! :) I do want to apologize because I didn't realize just how busy VFI Asia was when we got into their queue - I thought that everything would have been shipped within a shorter time-frame, so I'm sorry for not having better information for you on this earlier!
Australia / New Zealand
Our good ship the OOCL ITALY has arrived in Sydney and our cargo was unloaded and is currently clearing customs. It should be shipped a short 25 minute truck ride to Aetherworks - hopefully within the week!
I'm waiting to hear back from them on their shipping queue timeline (since they just got back) and I'll let you know when I hear from them!!
Canada / United States
Canada: Our ship the OOCL ANTWERP was delayed from the original ETA of Dec 26th. Because of high congestion on the west coast the ship only made port a few days ago. According to Justin at OTX Logistics the shipment should be at the Vancouver Container Freight Station Warehouse with an ETA at Starlit Citadel this week. Again, that depends on how things go with customs. I'll keep you updated as we make progress! :)
United States: Our ship the RHL CONSTANTIA made port and unloaded our copies in Vancouver, BC! They are currently awaiting a train to Detroit, MI. It's taking longer than expected because of a "railyard chassis shortage" and high congestion on the west coast. Once loaded onto a train, they will make their their way to Detroit, MI where they will clear customs. After that they will be loaded on a semi truck and head to Amazon's warehouse for fulfillment!
Our valiant vessel CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT has made port in Southampton! We have a truck delivery appointment to Spiral Galaxy Games on Jan 10th! I'm waiting to hear back about their estimated fulfillment timeline, and I'll let you guys know when I hear back from them! We have 2,336 orders going out through their warehouse, so we'll do our best to be patient as the games are shipping out! :)
There's a few countries that David and I are fulfilling from our office here in Lincoln City, Oregon:
- French Polynesia
We will get you tracking #'s as we ship out copies! :)
Russia: Our orders to Russia were scheduled to go out from Spiral Galaxy Games - however they've let me know that recently they've been unable to get packages through, so we're investigating our best route to fulfillment for these! Please feel free to contact us if you're in Russia and have any ideas! I'm looking into possibly just shipping from here in the US.
Bonus - Look Back
Just for fun I wanted to show you a bit of the original Xia prototype. I started making Xia as a hobby, something to do in my spare time. One of my favorite things was making tiny spaceship models from scratch. Here's some of the original ships made mainly from bass wood and plastic bits!
Each one of these ships was re-made by our digital artist Steve Tyler - see if you can guess the names of each ship in the comments below! :D
OK! That's all I've got for you today! We're getting so close to you wonderful people getting your hands on all the sweet sweet Xia goodness, and I can't wait!! As always, feel free to leave comments below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!! :)
Until next time, I'll see you starside!!
P.S. Into the Spider-Verse is AMAZING! I can't believe how much fun it was - it was absolutely drenched in style and flare! Superb!