Not much more to say than what is in the title :)
Please, if you have moved locations since we started our project, please log in to Backerkit and adjust your address. I am locking it down tonight so that I can begin shipping.
OK PEOPLE! As of this morning, the status from my vendor is that these babies SHIPPPPPPED! Tracking numbers claim 70 pounds of shirts will be at my office by Wednesday night. Eeep... good thing I have been working out!
If they do in fact arrive on Wednesday, I will start shipping on Thursday.
Yours In Metal,
Here is a quick status update, as we wait for the shirts to arrive in their full glory.
Sizes S - 2XL
These are the original, all-over print shirts that kicked-off this project. As of today, they are still in production. Since the prototype came so quickly, I did not expect a wait this long for the full order. It is possible that the large order is taking the vendor more time than thought. I reached out to them recently and the shirts are in fact in production. I hope to see these shirts any day, and anxiously visit my mailroom every day with fingers crossed.
These are the shirts that were added late-stage, at the request of some hopeful backers who were looking for larger sizes. This is a total of 7 shirts. As you may recall, I was not able to use the same vendor or printing technique for these shirts. There was also no time to order prototypes and still make shirts available for the campaign. I decided to use another vendor that I have had success with in the past, and grilled them extensively (in chat) about what I could expect. These shirts are now in my hands.
There are two concerns that I have with these 7 shirts.
1) The printed area is smaller than it was in the vendor's template. It may be fine for the backers that ordered these sizes and I will be reaching out to you directly about this to see if you are OK with this print size. I will include pictures.
2) Most of the shirts have subtle printing errors. I am in a constant back and forth with this vendor. Currently, they have agreed to take these back and re-print. I need to document each shirt separately in order to get them re-printed.
I wish that this was the "They Are Here and Shipping Tomorrow" Update, but for now we are still in a waiting period.
More news as soon as I have it!
As you may have seen in the Comments section, the shirts and Posters were ordered and should be in any day now! I know that some of you are hoping to get these shirts in time for the Maiden tour this summer, or perhaps another convention. While I plan on shipping all items ASAP and en masse, it is possible that they will go out over the course of a few days (since there are about 150 packages to mail).
If you are one of those people, please let me know by commenting to this Update, mentioning the date that you hope to have the shirt by.
While I cannot promise to get anything to anyone by any specific date right now (since I do not have the shirts), I can promise that I will ship shirts as soon as I get them, and prioritize those that have time-sensitive deadlines. The difference between first and last may just be a couple of days, but I would like to accommodate those that want it for a special occasion.
Cheers, and speak to you all soon.