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Still waiting. Correction my last message should have said Erik, not Eric.
I am still waiting for mine. I live in Honolulu, Hawaii and have heard nothing nor received anything from Eric.
My small group of grade 6 students loved the magnetic comics. It was a good tool to teach them how to tell their stories and contain their ideas in just three panels.
Eric, I guess the thing that bothers me is that I was one of your biggest advocates for over a year, but despite comments and messages, haven't heard from you since year one. I'm still waiting; are others?
Congrats! If only I could be so lucky.
Today received the Magnet Comics, there are wonderful.
My first kickstarter pledge arrived today at my home. Now I prepare the custom characters, draw the first comic and give my wife her long promised christmas present ;)
Thank you very much Erik. It is a very nice result, it could not have been better. You will now help me to let my wife smile (not only because of your product but also because of my drawing abilities to finish the comic strip...)
I'm so happy to have finally received mine today! Most wonderful! Thanks for the great custom characters too!
I'm still waiting on mine...Where can i go to find tracking information?
Congrats bicyclefish! How many others are still waiting? *raises hand*
Erik found my returned package, which he'd addressed with the wrong zip code. It arrived this week in excellent condition. The frame is well made, and my magnets aren't excessively curled, but the magnets are rather weak and tend to fall off.
I have no thank yous, however, as this was a long, frustrating process that could've been avoided had my many comments and messages asking for an update and informing Erik I've not received anything not been ignored. Instead my package sat among a "handful of returned shipments" for nearly a year.
At least it's over. Best of luck to the rest of you. I can only suggest you try sending a message to the character art email in the last update. Perhaps your reward sits upon the returns shelf too.
I received my tracking link yesterday. So finally, my first Kickstarter pledge is on its way home :)
After endless emails and pestering Erik finally informed me my reward was shipped "almost a year ago" -- no actual date provided -- and I "should have received an email with shipping confirmation at the time" which I didn't ever get. But had he checked his email, these comments or my many update requests via Kickstarter messages this allegedly lost package probably would have been caught long ago. So unless Erik offers a replacement or refund, I'm basically out my donation with nothing to show for it. Amazing.
Sick of waiting, and waiting
I received mine in Vancouver Canada. Thanks Erik.
Very grateful to have received my magnetic comic this week (in Ontario, Canada). Merci.
*still waiting in California* - just the basic one, not custom characters
Mine arrived yesterday. International shipment to Germany.
I’m not even mad. That the arrived after such a long time is amazing.
Still nothing in St Louis and no responses to the messages I sent.
Just got mine in Australia with my custom characters! All good things take time...now I have to cut those suckers out.
2 years and 3 months late but mine really did just arrive here in Austria, including my additional characters drawn by myself. Looks very nice.
Mine arrived yesterday (UK) it's pretty good shame it has taken so long but at least it got here in the end
Well, let's just see if the rest of us get our things first.
Received mine today, in France. Glad to see this project finally over. Beyond the delays, the manufacturing problems and the lack of communication, this is a great object, nicely crafted and really fun. I sincerely hope you'll find somehow an efficient way to produce more stuff for it after all the backers are served.
Would have been nice to have gotten an e-mail tW0 years ago abut not having my pictures. And Now that the person, my Mother to whom I was going to use this with has passed away Leaves me more pissed off. And to make it our fault you don't have them is in poor taste Erik
Mine came in today as well. Custom art included. Yay!!
Just got it today @fr.
Got mine today!!!
HAHA!! Erik, You magnificent bastard, I knew you'd come through!!!!
@Keith & Emily - in the comments of Update 29, Erik said the custom packs would ship separately as they were completed.
Just got my Magnet Comic in the mail and I'm super excited! However, my custom characters that I paid for are nowhere to be found. Hoping it was a separate shipment. The custom characters were the real draw to this project. Trying to get this message to Erik via twitter, kickstarter, and any other avenues, so that I will hopefully be able to get this figured out.
@Augustin can you let us know if the status moves beyond "mailing label created"?
It's a little slow, however I've just received a tracking number for my shipment. Thanks Erik. Look forward to receiving it.
Erik posted in the comments section of his last update three days ago - there doesn't appear to be any acknowledgment that no one has gotten anything from his final shipment that supposedly went out a month ago.
I spoke to Boston Children's Hospital Child Life Services, which handles non monetary donations. The gentleman who has handled all donations since 2014 didn't recognize Erik's name nor the item I described -- a plastic or wooden framed white board divided into 3 panels with magnetic comic characters. Granted, he conceded the items may have been donated before he took on the position, and there is no record of non monetary donators, but he didn't recall seeing any such product around. While this isn't definite proof one way or the other, It does make me suspicious.
On a related topic: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/11/the-ftcs-first-crowdfunding-enforcement-is-over-a-failed-board-game-on-kickstarter/
Sure makes you think twice about Kickstarter.
Come on Erik 2 years of waiting any word How about a response?
I truly, sincerely hope so.
Does anyone know if Erik honored stretch goal #3 to donate plastic versions to various hospitals? Way back during the fundraising he claimed "I've started talking to the Boston Children's Hospital to see how I can make this a reality."If he hasn't, that's really really low of him to not honor a promise to give to charity.
Still waiting here... Was really hoping this would be here for a birthday this June as it missed the last 2 years as a bday gift.
Has anyone gotten anything yet?
*Looks at below comment* *blinks*
Now officially 2 years late. Worse than watching paint dry. At least paint responds when you talk to it.
He messaged me about it. I then got the email from shipstation. I messaged him that it's still stuck. But no response.
where are you finding the "shipping label created" information? all I've seen is his update on May 10 that the last 178 are set to go out May 15 or 16. still nothing in St Louis and he hasn't responded to any of my messages. still haven't seen a picture of the received product.
It shows he logged in yesterday. Did anyone get a response? I didn't. I messaged him telling him my package supposedly sent out May 10 still is stuck with "Shipping Label Created". The company he is using, shipstation.com seems to suck really bad. Meanwhile I ordered something from England that day. Came in last week. Seriously.
Nothing in Connecticut
Nothing in California. His last login is still listed at May 10th, the day he wrote the update.
I haven't received anything either. I'm wondering if my package was one of those caught in customs and would love an update as a result at this point.
Still nothing in the mail for me. Any news?
Nope. Still says "shipping label created"
Here is what scares me. He posts that an update asking last call for address changes on May 10th. Looking at his profile it shows last login ... May 10th. God I hope the mobile apps don't track last logins or this will mean he has not checked his messages since posting.