Quoted from frolic:
Still no LEs delivered to customers to seems. Very odd this delay.
Delay? Was there a release date Stern missed? They are on the line. My distributor told me I would have it within 2 weeks. Nothing is odd here.
I think it's safe to say there will be ghosted inserts on GB playfields, LE's included. Stern is not going to be able to fix the problem, the games have already been built / on the line and I think insert ghosting falls within their "acceptable" range of QC. A shame but not sure what options people have other than to pass on buying until they change playfield manufacturing process.
Quoted from jar155:
The were export machines, and those still haven't shipped.
Interesting. So there's a huge amount of built pins that Stern now has to decide on fixing or shipping. I just can't see Gary Stern redoing all of those machines over ghosted inserts. That's the only issue here, correct?
Quoted from txstargazer3:
Even if Stern doesn't want to tell us the cause of the delay, I wish they would share when the EUs, the LEs, the Pros and the Premiums would each likely begin shipping.
If history has taught the anything, putting a date out there would only hurt them, not help them. If people were canceling orders, then maybe. But we all know that's not the case.
Quoted from Rarehero:
People always say this, but it's always wrong. They always have a portfolio of games in production at any given time. Every game has the possibility of being in production for 3 years. New titles don't "hurt" previous titles...previous titles don't hurt new titles. They're ALL for sale, they all have an audience.
Edit: Just looked on their website...they currently have TEN titles in production!!!! That's an amazing amount of choice for potential customers. There's something for everyone.
Also unlike every other company out there, Stern has multiple teams / designers / coders working on different titles simultaneously. If GB slips a month, it's not like Star Wars is going to slip too. Everyone else, Heighway, Dutch, JJP, Spooky have just one team focused on one game at a time.
Quoted from AliciaC:
Never thought I would receive my Hobbit before GBLE. With that said, would not mind waiting until August if the GBLE early concerns are ironed out. Would you rather have multiple threads griping about quality issues or wait 4 more weeks and have an awesome game out of the box?
This made me chuckle. The wait for Hobbit was in years. The wait for GB LE is in months. By August, everyone will be flipping and loving their GB LE's.
Quoted from frolic:
I did a bit of reviewing to compare the wait for GBLE against some past Stern releases.
Since I've been fortunate to be the first LE to land for a couple of releases, here are the dates.
TWD. Game announced Sept 9, 2014. Pros start delivering a few weeks later. My LE was in my hands Nov 2.
GOT. Game announced Sept 4, 2015. My LE was in my hands Dec 2.
GB announced March 10, 2016. So we're already beyond the 3 months GOTLE took, and we're not even sure when the LEs might arrive.
Are you getting an GB LE? Anyone else feel Stern may have announced GB before they wanted to with all the leaks? Maybe not. One thing is for sure, with the movie in theater in 2 weeks, they definitely want to be shipping by then. Have to imagine Stern will want some nice LE's at the film events coming up.
Quoted from flynnibus:
Till the next 48hrs...
Certain Stern could do more... but nothing would appease this community fully. Look at JJP.. he tried.. until the news was more negative then positive and he couldn't face the barrage of followup scrutiny.
Every update of detail would be followed by 10 fold more questions for more detail or followup.
Correct. However, Stern shouldn't punt the question to distributor's knowing they have told the distributors nothing. In the end, silence has worked well for Stern in the past and all things considered, why change now?
Quoted from indypinhead:
Just got the call from the shipper. My LE is sitting in their terminal, 15 minutes from me. I'll be picking it up in a couple hours.
Please share photos / initial thoughts. So excited for you! What a July 4th weekend treat. Where are all those people saying August?
Gorgeous. All she needs now is green t-molding around the backbox. Not sure I'd change the coin door color. Maybe to green, but that might make it too much green. Definitely not silver.
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