indeed. most manufacturers want the items on the shelves for whats called the "movie break", and the ONLY reason that they dont do so is that its physically impossible, or the studio wont allow it.^^ Unfortunately for R2 they have to deal with the fact that the model should have been released 6 months ago.
Not Round 2's fault, but the reality of the situation.
well sometimes things take longer than we expect.I praise Round 2 for the effort they have made so far.I said this awhile ago that we are lucky someone has taken an interest in the Star Trek model kits like Round 2 has.I in addition am greatful that Round 2 is making the same kits that I loved as a kid and continue too and they have brought back some great memories.I understand your point.But these things take time to get out and sometimes things occur that delay them and its not Round 2s fault.And they have gotten a nice amount of kits out at this time..Well Playmates made the effort to have toys in the stores when the movie was in theaters, so it can be done. Most major movies that have merchandise potential have top secret pre-screenings of rough-cuts so that merchandise companies can decide if they want to get on board or not. I think it was more a case of R2 waiting to see if the movie and the ship designs would be well received or not.
And I have to agree with others that if R2 is saying second half of 2010, we'll be lucky to see it by Christmas. We were promised the 1/1000 Refit by Christmas 2009. Not happening. Then we were assured we'd at least get the Vulcan Shuttle repop for Christmas 2009. Not happening. R2 is great at some things, but punctuality ain't one of them.
AND we were promised the Akira - class, which has nowAnd I have to agree with others that if R2 is saying second half of 2010, we'll be lucky to see it by Christmas. We were promised the 1/1000 Refit by Christmas 2009. Not happening. Then we were assured we'd at least get the Vulcan Shuttle repop for Christmas 2009.
Are you doing the ocean-going vessels, too?I'm on a quest to build all ships Enterprise