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4 hours ago, themaninthesuitcase said:

I suspect the 501st probably doesn't even cover 50% of orders.  You can't always assume that we (the 501st or similar groups for other costumes) are the primary market for stuff like this. They are making a product for a market that doesn't want to have to muck about with Bondo and paint so they can look cool 2-3 times a year at costume parties/Halloween and conventions.

Well not now anyway, I know A LOT of members who pulled out and many signed up for these pre order kits before Anovos even started advertising, hence Anovos reaching out to anyone who had shown interest in the kits, looks like they'll have a few left over.

 

3 hours ago, ukswrath said:

Both Alpha and Beta kits were considerably inaccurate and required a lot of extra work to make them right. This latest version is no different. What's new? Despite Anovos's obvious shortcomings I'm not aware of a single FOTK armor supplier that has an "out of the box ready" product that only needs assembly without painting. Is there something new on the market?

Agreed but Anovos kept insisting "these kits will not require paint" well true if you don't want them 501st approved, seems strange they don't think about 501st approval when some of there team are ex 501st members, which brings me to when I read the Anovos Adventures in Thermoforming page yesterday I could have sworn it mentioned the team had been cosplayers and members of the 501st, when I went back today it looks like that has been removed :blink: Since they aimed their Alpha and Beta kits at 501st members you'd think they would think about 501st approvability with the new kits but seems not.

 

Also appears the forearms are going to need some work and paint too.

 

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Agreed but Anovos kept insisting "these kits will not require paint" well true if you don't want them 501st approved, seems strange they don't think about 501st approval when some of there team are ex 501st members, which brings me to when I read the Anovos Adventures in Thermoforming page yesterday I could have sworn it mentioned the team had been cosplayers and members of the 501st, when I went back today it looks like that has been removed :blink: Since they aimed their Alpha and Beta kits at 501st members you'd think they would think about 501st approvability with the new kits but seems not.
 
Also appears the forearms are going to need some work and paint too.
 
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Forearms are same as kb uses now just use bar magnets and trim to size

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15 minutes ago, heartstopper85 said:

Forearms are same as kb uses now just use bar magnets and trim to size

Yes you could as well as other methods, it's just not as accurate as it could be for a kit that is Darn near perfection :laugh1:

 

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Yes you could as well as other methods, it's just not as accurate as it could be for a kit that is Darn near perfection :laugh1:
 
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Oh yeah agree but for basic approval just adding that. Truly disappointing for time they spent working on this

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Hello everyone, 

 

Is anyone looking for a refund of their FOTK armor full kit + helmet pre-order or willing to give up their spot for $$? 

Do drop me a PM as I have dropped Anovos a msg and they are willing to assist in this transfer of ownership officially. :) 

 

Took me 2 months before they agreed to let me do so. 

Below is the Email exchange with them

 

Cheers!

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New sales technique. Interesting

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So basically if you order now, it’ll be easier to transfer it to your kid because you’ll probably be too old once it ships


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So basically if you order now, it’ll be easier to transfer it to your kid because you’ll probably be too old once it ships


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Hahahaha well looks like it lol.

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I missed the initial offering on these, then decided I wanted one and ordered from a place that fell apart THE DAY I ordered but was lucky enough to get my money back, then I got the email from ANOVOS as I put myself on the interest list forever ago when people were dropping out. I'm really hoping I get one of these and my TLJ helmet.  Im trying not to get too excited in case I end up on the next run which is a year out.

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If anyone is having problems with their refund, I would like to take over your slot. Im already in the queue, but would like another set. No problem with the wait for me. We get Anovos to transfer the name, and I’ll pay you directly. Win win for all parties.

So let me know via DM if interested. Thanks.

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Anyone "in the know" hear anything? We are (only a couple days) beyond the latest shipping window, but this armor wasn't the only thing in that window.

 

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It's not looking good my peeps.

 

I just inquired about my Kylo costume that was on a ship as of last week along with the FOTK kits and would would probably ship before the FOTK kits as of last week to be told today that they are pushed back to Summer 2019 with no explanation as to why other than that was what customer service was told.

 

Unfortunately something is going on at Anovos and it isn't good and customer service is either not being told or can't say anything. I have been waiting for months on In-stock items too that haven't shipped.

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26 minutes ago, mikidymac said:

It's not looking good my peeps.

 

I just inquired about my Kylo costume that was on a ship as of last week along with the FOTK kits and would would probably ship before the FOTK kits as of last week to be told today that they are pushed back to Summer 2019 with no explanation as to why other than that was what customer service was told.

 

Unfortunately something is going on at Anovos and it isn't good and customer service is either not being told or can't say anything. I have been waiting for months on In-stock items too that haven't shipped.

Brutal

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I contacted support about the First Order Kits and received this response.

 

Ryan: Thank you for reaching out and waiting! As per the last update, the FOTK kits will be finally shipping in waves starting in march and continue throughout the rest of the year. We here in customer service do not have access to nor are given any customer order lists though our fulfillment team will send them out in the order we got the orders in. Furthermore the teams will update you via email when they are headed to our warehouse and when they are shipping.

 

I asked about the date March 19th.

 

Ryan: The website was never updated since our last update a month ago sorry to say.

 

 

   
   
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4 hours ago, Trace said:
I contacted support about the First Order Kits and received this response.
 
Ryan: Thank you for reaching out and waiting! As per the last update, the FOTK kits will be finally shipping in waves starting in march and continue throughout the rest of the year. We here in customer service do not have access to nor are given any customer order lists though our fulfillment team will send them out in the order we got the orders in. Furthermore the teams will update you via email when they are headed to our warehouse and when they are shipping.
 
I asked about the date March 19th.
 
Ryan: The website was never updated since our last update a month ago sorry to say.


they actually said something interesting! But the real question is, can this be true or another lie bum bum bummmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! (Light flashes) (thundersound)


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10 hours ago, bear0902 said:


emoji33.png they actually said something interesting! But the real question is, can this be true or another lie bum bum bummmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! (Light flashes) (thundersound)


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I got he same canned response on the FOTK kits, but was told also that the TLJ helmets are delayed again so hopefully it is true. That being said they gave themselves the rest of the year to get them out........

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They still haven't updated the status on the page from the Sept 20th update either. 

 

I did notice today that their online customer support didn't seem to be up the hours they said.  

 

I ordered an in stock item almost two weeks ago and was going to ask about it. 

 

Last time I ordered an in stock flighsuit it was only 3-4 days to ship. 

 

I love the quality of their stuff, but their business practices are driving me away. 

 

I will be happy to get this FOTK and then stop paying attention to them ever again.

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21 hours ago, Trace said:

I contacted support about the First Order Kits and received this response.

 

Ryan: Thank you for reaching out and waiting! As per the last update, the FOTK kits will be finally shipping in waves starting in march and continue throughout the rest of the year. We here in customer service do not have access to nor are given any customer order lists though our fulfillment team will send them out in the order we got the orders in. Furthermore the teams will update you via email when they are headed to our warehouse and when they are shipping.

 

I asked about the date March 19th.

 

Ryan: The website was never updated since our last update a month ago sorry to say.

 

 

   
   

It’s already march 21 and that message says “starting in march”.  Also I checked the kylo ren ensemble updates and why is it saying completed production on more than one update?  The whole timeline for the kylo ren costume is incomprehensable.  Like I said before even with the new pics they sent (to most likely everyone and not just those who ordered) everything they said is old news.  They can talk about the molds all they want in their next updates and that doesn’t tell us any real indication that that the real fulfillment status has actually progressed anywhere since the end of 2017.  As for the kylo ren costume I’m seeing the same thing in how the updates are being handled (each update is just a rewording of the previous update).  This means that nothing is being done with these orders since the last 2 years and nobody really knows why.  

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It’s already march 21 and that message says “starting in march”.  Also I checked the kylo ren ensemble updates and why is it saying completed production on more than one update?  The whole timeline for the kylo ren costume is incomprehensable.  Like I said before even with the new pics they sent (to most likely everyone and not just those who ordered) everything they said is old news.  They can talk about the molds all they want in their next updates and that doesn’t tell us any real indication that that the real fulfillment status has actually progressed anywhere since the end of 2017.  As for the kylo ren costume I’m seeing the same thing in how the updates are being handled (each update is just a rewording of the previous update).  This means that nothing is being done with these orders since the last 2 years and nobody really knows why.  


I talked to them on the Kylo and they said it’s pushed back at least another season at minimum and didn’t know why but two weeks ago they said they were on the boat and would go out before the FOTK kits. So all we really know is customer service doesn’t know jack squat.

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11 hours ago, Tickle421 said:

I got he same canned response on the FOTK kits, but was told also that the TLJ helmets are delayed again so hopefully it is true. That being said they gave themselves the rest of the year to get them out........

After waiting this long I do feel it is a canned response but what does screaming in all caps on online chat help me?
I do know some things I have ordered have been quickly delivered.
I have seen things I did want to purchase from them but until this is cleared up I can't.

 

I can't order another thing knowing they have thousands of dollars of goods I have yet to receive and I think its a shame as they may have made more sales from me.

but going on 3 years leaves a very bad taste in my mouth, Yes I ordered multiple sets.

 

Just some plain honesty and clarity would help their case but I have failed to see it.

Afraid to block the "hey we got a new Boba Fett Blaster" in case I miss the your order is ready to ship email.

 

And I can't believe customer service doesn't get updates from the back office as I work for a large company and every customer whether 50 Million in Sales or 15 thousand gets treated with the same respect and gets their concerns answered.

 

These are not question's we are asking them they are concerns.

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So...it appears at least one person has received their kit before Celebration. But it’s not all good news....394e3a0c6b1fdbfd8db2a144868f49be.jpg


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19 minutes ago, JAFO said:

So...it appears at least one person has received their kit before Celebration. But it’s not all good news....394e3a0c6b1fdbfd8db2a144868f49be.jpg


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Show the armor, show the armor!:happyandcheerfulbirthday:

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Show the armor, show the armor!:happyandcheerfulbirthday:


It’s not my armour. It’s a picture from another group. Until we ACTUALLY see the armour these pics should be considered speculative


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