I just found this report at The Private Universe.....
Hasbro UK are really starting to make my blood boil. They cancelled the orders and then only ship enough to satisfy half the country. Talk about shooting the UK in the face! Jeez that makes me so angry.SW AotC preview wave UK shipment allocated.
MaTTriX [Sub Editor] Monday, March 18th 2002 - 09:19:09 PM
Last month DIAMOND COMICS had orders of the AotC Preview wave cancelled by Hasbro UK. I enquired to Diamond and to Hasbro UK but no news from either source until today in todays update I get this news...
Star Wars Attack Of The Clones Previews Figures: Hasbro UK will now be supplying the following previously cancelled figures. However only a limited quantity has been made available to the UK and Diamond will not be receive total quantities ordered. We will have to allocate to approximately 65% of initial orders.
The figures that have been reinstated are
SWAC Preview Figure Jango Fett
SWAC Preview Figure Trooper
SWAC Preview Figure Droid
SWAC Preview Figure Zam Wessel
Better than nothing I spose, but I expect this allocation is not just to Diamond accounts, most probably across the board to all UK retail outlets? We will know soon enough when they arrive in the next week or so if there are enough to supply the demand.
No doubt we can expect the same crappy attitude with the main release of the figures. Thanks for nothing Hasbro you utter, utter bastards!
And I'm not angry for myself, I already have the preview figures i want. I'm seething with anger that all the other UK citizens who haven't got theirs yet will be denied a chance if scalpers close in like I suspect they will now that there's a shortage in supply. I'm frankly totally disgusted to the point of puking. What a vile company hasbro are.