Wave 2 is on the way and reward fulfillment completes this month!
Deluxe Raptors: Wave 2 is in transit now!
The long awaited deluxe raptors wave 2 are currently en route to their USA destination in Lakewood, NJ. (To be exact, as of this writing, they are in the Mediterranean Sea.) They are expected to arrive at the warehouse within the next two weeks and thus reward and pre-order fulfillment for Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series will conclude before the end of this month!
Final photos from China
Before the raptors were sent away on their ocean journey my contact in China, Stefan Folkins, was kind enough to do a random case inspection for each figure type. Here are some photos he took from that inspection.
Velociraptor osmolskae (blue- Kickstarter exclusive)
For more on this, check out the full post on my Facebook page here.
So all seemed be very good and well worth the extra time needed to finish these, but then there was an obvious paint issue with the Fans Choice Saurornitholestes langstoni. Can you spot it?
If you said 'the thigh', you are correct. Since the rest of the figure turned out so well, some may not have minded the harsh color break on the leg, but I personally felt that this was unacceptable and immediately asked them to fix it on all of the figures that had this mistake.The tricky thing was that these had already been packed and boxed in their cases for transport so asking them to fix this at such a late stage would've normally ended up not being done or at the very least delayed the shipment. However after respectfully expressing my disappointment about the matter to the production manager, he not only agreed to fix all of the affected figures, but committed to work all weekend in an effort to meet the scheduled shipping date. Here are some photos of the figures after they'd been fixed.
Thankfully it was a simple adjustment, but no doubt time-consuming. I am extremely grateful to the factory for going the extra mile and correcting this problem. For more on this topic, click here.
Finalizing your shipping address and unpaid or unanswered surveys
Now is the time to check your shipping address
With the previous raptor wave shipments, there were some people who missed the opportunity to change their shipping address in time before their items went out. Luckily, most of those situations have now been successfully resolved, but in an effort to avoid this moving forward, please be sure to check your address on BackerKit especially if you have moved within the past two years. If you can not find your BackerKit order, please use this link and enter your email address: https://beasts-of-the-mesozoic-raptor-series-action-figure.backerkit.com/
If you need additional assistance, please message me.
Unpaid and incomplete surveys
As of this writing, there are still 51 incomplete Kickstarter surveys and 7 unpaid orders. Please know that if your BackerKit survey is incomplete or if your order is not paid in full, your items will not ship. (Again, you may use the link above to view the status of your order.) Most likely, the 51 people who's surveys have not been completed have long forgotten about this project and I wouldn't expect to hear from them at this point so they will have to miss out on the early reduced pricing. As for the seven unpaid orders, here are the first names and last initials of those who's orders could not be charged:
Daniel A. M.
If you think this may be you, please contact me as soon as possible so we can get your order squared away.
BackerKit store to close as of May 28th
Just a heads up for those who still are considering taking advanatge of the pre-order prices on the BackerKit store- the store will be closing on May 28th and at that time all of my personal inventory will be sold through creative-beast.com. I currently have all wave 1 raptors as well as the Accessory Packs, Nestlings, Build-a-Raptors, and post cards available on my creative-beast.com site and wave 2 will be added as soon as it's in-stock.
For all Kickstarter and BackerKit customers still awaiting their orders
The progression of this project has been a bit unorthodox to say the least, which has made it easy for some backers to lose track of it at times. So it's no surprise that the shipping of the two deluxe raptor waves has caused a bit of confusion, especially if you happened to miss a Kickstarter update or two.
Basically, for those with orders containing any of the wave 2 raptors, all of your items will ship together this month once the entire order is in-stock. So if you're seeing others post their wave 1 raptor figures and wonder 'where's my order', it is very likely that there's at least one wave 2 raptor holding up your order and it will be shipping in a few weeks. If you are unsure of what items you ordered, please feel free to message me, or follow this link: https://beasts-of-the-mesozoic-raptor-series-action-figure.backerkit.com/
Pixel Dan deluxe raptors video review
And before I go, be sure to check out the latest Beasts of the Mesozoic review by the one and only Pixel Dan, right here! In this video, Dan takes a detailed look at Balaur, Velociraptor, and Linheraptor!
And that'll do it for now. I will follow up soon once the new raptors are at the warehouse safe and sound along with a reminder to change your shipping address if you need to. And as always, I encourage everyone to follow this project as well as progress on my Ceratopsians series via my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.