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Moebius9
08-19-2005, 06:27 PM
I can finally get this fantastic piece...I think I can fit 4 Buffy figures on that thing if i try....Kinderstodt reaching around the furnace for Buffy, Willow sitting on the steps and Vamp Spike crouching on the top of the furnace ready to come to Buffy's rescue!!!!

Furnace while it lasts! (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=6606&source=081905news)

Gorthaur The Cruel One
08-19-2005, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Todd. I, too have been wanting this. I even got on the waitlist early last month but have never been notified so I just cancelled the waitlist and ordered it directly just now. Funny that SSC would not go thru the waitlist before making it available to order again on their site. Guess mostly the waitlist works, but sometimes....

Thanks again!

Mike

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creecher
08-19-2005, 07:10 PM
This item has always been available quite readily here in Australia. If you can afford the shipping, and you really need it, try figuremania.com.au

direct link (http://www.figuremania.com.au/Pages/Sideshow/ProductPages/sideshownightmareonelmstfurnaceenvironment.htm)

dstephan
08-19-2005, 07:11 PM
It really is a great piece. I wish they'd do more items like this, especially for Buffy.

dr2red
08-19-2005, 07:16 PM
I had no idea they had stuff like that.
I think it would be great for the Buffy figures
and the stone wall as well.

Cool

lcummins
08-19-2005, 07:22 PM
I've wanted this for a while also; I'm so on this, order placed!

Gorthaur, I think they recalled the wait list on this some time back; if you only got on last month, it may have been after they recalled it. Just a guess. :dunno

Gorthaur The Cruel One
08-19-2005, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the update Lonnie. :bow

BTW, I just got the NL (posted in LOTR section) and it would lead one to believe that this item was only available to EU customers. Whereas it does say on the website that a limited amount are available in US and it did take my order. hhhmmm......keeping my fingers crossed that it does go through.

Cheers!

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lcummins
08-19-2005, 08:43 PM
No, they were available to all as a Newsletter special. I think you were reading the SDCC exclusives that were available, and they only ship from the US warehouse, but the other three items don't mention that. :dunno

Gorthaur The Cruel One
08-19-2005, 08:52 PM
Lonnie,

I think it was just a mistake in the text form of the NL since my HTML NL did not have that listed.

Here's what my text based NL said (sans links):

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FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
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We have had some small quantities of SOLD OUT items become available for purchase to our collectors. (Wait lists have been contacted and closed for these items.) Remember - first come, first serve, while supplies last!


- LOTR: Wounded Orc bust
- Monsters: SSE Vampyre -
- Environments: Furnace - #6606 (EU ONLY)

In my HTML NL, it does not list it as EU only. So it must be a mistake, hopefully. (whew!!)

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lcummins
08-19-2005, 08:55 PM
Ah! That would explaine why I was confused; I only get the HTML version, and didn't bother to read the text version that was posted because I had already read mine. :bonk

Oxbeard
08-20-2005, 03:04 AM
This one threw me for a loop as well. First, I'm still on the waitlist for this one and have never been contacted. Second, I was disappointed when the newsletter mentioned EU only. Check out the page anyway and gave it a try. So mine is ordered as well.

Migwit
08-20-2005, 05:12 PM
Yay! Got me a furnace, too! And to think I almost paid $80+ for it on eBay! Wonder where these "sold out" items have been hiding? :dance
:dunno
Hmmm, think I'll go sign up for a few more "wait list" items... :lol

I, too, will use this for some Buffy figures. Got the trench wall environment also for Buffy figures, right now Angelus and Buffy are standing on it, holding their respective weapons. The trench wall is a great "substitute" for a sewer, dungeon, or something underneath a mausoleum, etc. (sandbags notwithstanding).

LOVE the environment display pieces! Wish they made more!!

Bonehead15
08-20-2005, 05:23 PM
Entertainment Earth has the Trench Enviroment on clearance for only $20 right now. It's part of their Super Summer Clearance sale. I picked up two myself.:rock

Migwit
08-20-2005, 05:25 PM
Looks like EE is already sold out of those trench environments! Good for you Bonehead, that you got them before they were all gone! :banana

screamingmetal
08-20-2005, 05:58 PM
Looks like EE is already sold out of those trench environments
NO! :bang

Bonehead15
08-20-2005, 06:02 PM
I also picked up the SS Hellbaby statue for only $82. :banana :ted

Oxbeard
08-20-2005, 06:11 PM
Yeah, they had some great deals. I picked up some double dungeon bases for under $5.

Oxbeard
08-22-2005, 04:37 PM
No luck this time!!


Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you very much for placing your order with Sideshow Collectibles. Unfortunately, the product you have ordered, item 6606 Furnace Environment, was offered as a second chance opportunity and available in limited stock only in our European Warehouse. Due to various tax and customs issues Sideshow is unable to fulfill any domestic orders from the stock in our UK warehouse, and as such we have had to cancel your order for this item. To avoid any confusion in the future, please note that our web site product page and Newsletter include an U.S. and European Warehouse stock specification if applicable.



Please be assured that we have not charged your credit card for item 6606 Furnace Environment. Also note that any other in-stock products that may be pending on your order will be fulfilled as usual.



Thank you for understanding and we apologize for this misunderstanding and any inconvenience it may cause.

Just received this email. Looks like the text version of the newsletter was right and the HTML version was wrong. Really wish the action web page for the item had specified EU only.

Oh well, maybe they'll make some more cool environments in the future.

Moebius9
08-22-2005, 05:21 PM
Yeah, I just got that as well. I didn't see any mention of EU only in the newsletter or on the web site. Oh well!

screamingmetal
08-22-2005, 05:21 PM
You know what kind of sucks, EU customers can order from both the EU warehouse and the US warehouse with the additional shipping factored in. But US customers can only order from the US warehouse, not even when US customers are willing to spend more on shipping from the EU warehouse.
:dunno

FrankenFan
08-22-2005, 07:55 PM
Yeah, it's listed as as a "Web Exclusive" on the site. No mention of EU-only in the HTML newsletter, either. The bummer of the summer!

Seems to me, environments have "cash cow" written all over them, with lots of crossover potential among licenses.

http://www.kurtgoldzung.com/MB/brgbffy.gif

Migwit
08-23-2005, 02:46 PM
Got same email, what a disappointment! Did I miss that it was EU only, or did it seem like it was available to the U.S. as well? :dunno

Oxbeard
08-23-2005, 03:51 PM
No it was definitely unclear Migwit. The TEXT only newsletter did say EU only, but the HTML version did not specify. Since the web page did not say EU only, we all figured the HTML newsletter was right and it was fair game.

Maybe all of the orders they had to cancel will entice them to bring back the environments though. I can only hope :clap

Chicky
08-24-2005, 10:16 AM
We apologize for the confusion. There were a few untis left in the EU that we did not have a wait list for, thus we offered them to EU newsletter people first and were specific int he text newsletter. This info should have been translated to the html newsletter as well. We will be closing the furnace wait list shortly as we have almost fulfilled all the remaining stock.

best,
Chicky

elwood49
08-24-2005, 11:29 AM
You know what kind of sucks, EU customers can order from both the EU warehouse and the US warehouse with the additional shipping factored in. But US customers can only order from the US warehouse, not even when US customers are willing to spend more on shipping from the EU warehouse.

You know, I've always wondered this myself. Chicky, why is it not possible for U.S. customers to pay the extra shipping fees to ship items from the EU Warehouse? I know there were tons of Wait List items that were still being shipped from the EU Warehouse after I had been on the US Wait List for 8 months or more.

BTW, did anyone notice that the Furnace artist is "Darth Rimmer"??!! Is that a joke, or does someone at Sideshow actually have that name? :lol

SideshowDusty
08-24-2005, 01:49 PM
:lol Yes, that's his real name (his parents were geeks and he was born right after A New Hope came out in '77) - here's his bio from the Ministry:

www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-b...62504darth (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=062504darth)

That's a very good question about why US customers can't have something shipped from the EU if they choose to pay the extra shipping - I have often wondered that myself :p

Chicky
08-25-2005, 04:24 PM
Yes, Darth is his actual name. Uncanny now that we have the Star Wars license, people think we gave him a nick name.

There are import fees and VAT taxes that are paid on all products going into the EU warehouse. Once the item is there, it is incredibly expensive and time consuming to send it back to the US. The import and vat fees as well as the US shipping costs and import fees, to get it back into the US, can be almost 3 times the price of the item. This is the reason why US customers are restricted from ordering any product from the EU warehouse.

Hope this helps!

Chicky
:bliss