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TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 10:45 AM
Figuered we could start early with the countdown under 20 minutes. :cool:

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 10:47 AM
I got mine!!!

:joy :joy :joy

wicket87
01-06-2006, 10:51 AM
Is the preorder going to work like the Lurtz last week? Or will we have to go throught the newsletter link?

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 10:52 AM
The preorder had a link for anakin in the sideshow account page.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 10:57 AM
And with that, the site is frozen... Good luck, everybody!

"Cannot find server..."

wicket87
01-06-2006, 10:58 AM
Yah...I'm getting nothing.

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 10:58 AM
Are you ready guys? O.k., here we go!

adrijami
01-06-2006, 10:59 AM
The site is dead...again:sick :sick

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:01 AM
Here we go again.....

PsychoCenobite
01-06-2006, 11:01 AM
Site is dead for me too! :sick

PsychoCenobite :horror

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 11:01 AM
Ooooo, what a pretty white screen.

JohnyBoo
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
Rats!!!!!!

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
And it worked so well for the Lurtz preorder.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
I guess that Lurtz wasnt as popular as Obi Wan. Looks like another Anakin debacle only worse this time. Last time I actually managed to load the SideShow site. Thank god I liquered up before trying to get online. Better a happy drunk than an angry collector :duff :o

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
Slowwwwwwwwwwwwww

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
Anybody have any luck? I did get the log in screen, but that took me to the white server error page.

PsychoCenobite
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
I want to leave work!!!!

PsychoCenobite :horror

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 11:02 AM
haha worked for Lurtz, but could not handle the power of the Dark Side!

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:03 AM
Nope Obi-Wan is kicking the servers butt right now. LOL

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly.
Return to the Login Screen

Interesting- this bad, and it's not even up yet!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
And it worked so well for the Lurtz preorder.

That's what I heard, I was so hopeful for this to be the case today.

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
I'm scared hold me! :horror

bluesparrow
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
Well, let's wait and see, it's only the first minutes. As long as it doesn't take 50 minutes for me this time I'll see it as progress.

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
The only page I've been able to load is the newsletter page, and it didn't have a link to the preorder.

SolidLiquidFox
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
Here we go again...SW definitely more popular than LOTR it seems...

oxbeard
01-06-2006, 11:04 AM
Interesting- this bad, and it's not even up yet!

I got the same message and now back to nothing

Michael Crawford
01-06-2006, 11:05 AM
Well, it doesn't look like they've turned on the 'streamlining' yet - search functions, etc. are still available. It's probably because people are hammering it LOOKING for it to be up, but it isn't quite yet.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:05 AM
Still cant get on.... This means WAR!! Or time for more beer :duff

Shai
01-06-2006, 11:06 AM
obi-wan..dont play hard to get.... please not another Sideshow fiasco!!!!

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:06 AM
I'm scared hold me! :horror

Isn't that Fub's job?:wacky

PsychoCenobite
01-06-2006, 11:06 AM
I'm meant to be in the pub by now! Come on! :o

PC :horror

adrijami
01-06-2006, 11:07 AM
I think I got it:banana :banana :banana

Spiff
01-06-2006, 11:07 AM
Ordered! Slow, but finally got through :banana

Unique Soul
01-06-2006, 11:07 AM
I think I can see something...


...nope false alarm.

Shai
01-06-2006, 11:07 AM
Just prove that Star Wars is still the #1 in the collectors market...

oxbeard
01-06-2006, 11:07 AM
I got a search result page with Obi at $49.99. Now just to get him in the cart and checkout

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 11:08 AM
Steadyyyy... steady..... yes... it's coming, it's coming...

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:08 AM
Where did you find it? I can load the newsletter page, but there's no link to order on it. I still haven't been able to load the home page.

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:08 AM
I got part of the streamline front page then I got a page cannot be displayed.

show73
01-06-2006, 11:08 AM
Very slow but I was successful :banana :banana

Mutant Enemy
01-06-2006, 11:08 AM
Is the link no longer in the newsletter section? Why did they chage the system already? Any help on where to find the order page now???

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:08 AM
NOTHING... You're all killing me!!!

SolidLiquidFox
01-06-2006, 11:09 AM
When I click on "MY ACCOUNT" I get a page with just this:

This item is currently being pre-ordered to Newsletter Members. If you do not qualify, or would like order other Sideshow Merchandise, Click Here.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:09 AM
I can't even get on sideshow's homepage now. Well as Anakin said " I suggest patience." :D

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Hey you! Yes you! Stop that "page refresh" thing right now, you hear me!!! (remember?)

PsychoCenobite
01-06-2006, 11:09 AM
I'm getting nothing! :sick

mlarsen
01-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Got mine!!!

goliath
01-06-2006, 11:10 AM
I've got one! :banana

...and that was using a slow dial-up connection from New Zealand! :horror

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:10 AM
Now all I'm getting are HTTP 500 Internal Server Errors.

Spiff
01-06-2006, 11:10 AM
Looks like limited Edition of 1750. And General Grievous' blaster is definitely the exclusive ..

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:10 AM
Blankety Blank Blank. Thats all I'm getting. That and booze :duff I gotta do this more often!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:10 AM
cannot find server....:horror

aurea23
01-06-2006, 11:11 AM
me too only page cannot be displayed for me

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 11:11 AM
Done! :banana

I got my email before I got my order number on their site. :google

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:11 AM
Stop saying you've got one!!! There's nothing but a blank screen!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 11:11 AM
Tada! Got it! Took me 10 min., exactly!

akamonrg
01-06-2006, 11:12 AM
same thing cannot find server.
Sideshow server crash down.:D :D
+

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 11:12 AM
Blank on mine too. Quick, does anyone know the number to 9-1-1?

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:12 AM
It makes me laugh someone on dial up can get through fine.

:D

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:12 AM
cannot find page

....Great....I am always on a fast computer and I can never get one of these ordered quickly....Lurtz was a fluke!

316what
01-06-2006, 11:12 AM
11 minutes later and mine has been ordered. What happened to their servers since the Lurtz went up for sale??

mlarsen
01-06-2006, 11:13 AM
Done! :banana

I got my email before I got my order number on their site. :google

Same here.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:13 AM
It makes me laugh someone on dial up can get through fine.

:D

Yup - so much for high speed DSL and cable

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 11:13 AM
Got mine :joy :joy :joy

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:13 AM
Oooh...I'm getting something now. Just very, very slow.

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 11:14 AM
Anybody dared to check the exclusive? Post the pix!

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 11:14 AM
11 minutes later and mine has been ordered. What happened to their servers since the Lurtz went up for sale??

The ordering process looked a little different, but the main thing is Lurtz was $350 and Obi-Wan is $50.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:14 AM
Pretty weird that some people can get their orders in quite easily and others cant even load the site.

PsychoCenobite
01-06-2006, 11:14 AM
Got one! :banana

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 11:14 AM
Anybody dared to check the exclusive? Post the pix!

There's another thread on this board with pictures. :)

pitchin
01-06-2006, 11:15 AM
all i've seen is a blank screen.........10mb connection

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:15 AM
....still nothing.....

*sigh*

Aerosmith
01-06-2006, 11:15 AM
I can't even get a call through to pre-order him. :(

Lembas Eater
01-06-2006, 11:16 AM
Got Him! A little bumpier than Lurtz but still, Big Bubbles, No Troubles!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:16 AM
I signed in to the newsletter and there is no link to pre-order? What's going on ?

adrijami
01-06-2006, 11:16 AM
Their site is dead,"cannot find server":(
I have no idea,what I ordered:wacky :wacky :wacky

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:16 AM
.....Not very streamlined.




:banghead

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:17 AM
So far, I have gotten to the log in screen twice. Both times, it got me nowhere...

Spiff
01-06-2006, 11:17 AM
Well the pics didn't show up for me, but as mentioned earlier, they are posted in another thread.



Obi-Wan Kenobi - Sideshow Exclusive
Star Wars 12-inch Figures
12-inch Figure (Item No. 21171)

Limited Edition of 1750
Est. to ship 2nd Qtr 2006


SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE EDITION
The Sideshow Exclusive version of the 12-inch Obi-Wan figure includes an additional accessory available nowhere else, the blaster used to defeat General Grievous!

The 12-inch Obi-Wan figure includes:

Authentic likeness of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Fully articulated male body with 30+ points of articulation
Authentic costume including:

Undershirt
Vest
Tunic
Pants
Sash
Hooded Jedi Robe
Boots
Accessories including:

Detailed belt w/ opening pouches and lightsaber clip
Jedi Aqua Breather
Jedi Food Capsules
Jedi Holoprojector
Jedi Communicator
Electro-binoculars
Lightsaber hilt
Lightsaber hilt w/ ignited blade
Interchangeable hands:

Saber Grip right hand
Saber Grip left hand
Pistol grip right hand
Force wield left hand
SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE - General Grievous' blaster
12-Inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo

adrijami
01-06-2006, 11:17 AM
It is on main page

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 11:17 AM
SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE EDITION
The Sideshow Exclusive version of the 12-inch Obi-Wan figure includes an additional accessory available nowhere else, the blaster used to defeat General Grievous!

Which is correct, it is NOT Grievous blaster, he got it from that big wheeled thing.

goliath
01-06-2006, 11:18 AM
http://www.goliath.li/forums/Obi.jpg

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:18 AM
...................

:banghead

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:18 AM
I've got to the login page, but still haven't been able to log in.

Gruff Old Bear
01-06-2006, 11:18 AM
Whew. Got it. Actually took about ten minutes to get through to the SS home page, then only about four or five minutes to complete. But in modern internet time...I feel like I just got off Space Mountain.:google

FlyAndFight
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
Shades of the Luke fiasco...:banghead

oxbeard
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
Got mine. Not as quick as Lurtz, but still much quicker than Anakin.

Now, I can go back to work :D

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
I hate you guys.... :cool:

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
It is on main page

Thanks! I 'll give that a try.

hairlesswookiee
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
sweet if finally got mine!!! didnt have so many problems as some other people, but i still think they need to get some more servers straightened out for this. i ordered the lurtz last week without any problems.... but this star wars business is a problem.

SolidLiquidFox
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
I got one from clicking MY ACCOUNT from the main page. If you logged in before it should display this message:

This item is currently being pre-ordered to Newsletter Members. If you do not qualify, or would like order other Sideshow Merchandise, Click Here.

If you get that and the browser is still loading then you should see the Obi-Wan purchase info come up shortly thereafter right below it.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
That page looks remarkably similar to the page I'm trying to surf to :o

TheObsoleteMan
01-06-2006, 11:19 AM
Nothing but a barrage fo website not responding screens for the last fifteen minutes here.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:20 AM
"Cannot find server..."

Shai
01-06-2006, 11:20 AM
got obi !!!!!!!!!

bluesparrow
01-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Got mine. Thanks Sideshow, it was easier this time.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Oh the pain....

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:20 AM
So far, I have gotten to the log in screen twice. Both times, it got me nowhere...

That's been my luck so far.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:20 AM
I got one from clicking MY ACCOUNT from the main page. If you logged in before it should display this message:

This item is currently being pre-ordered to Newsletter Members. If you do not qualify, or would like order other Sideshow Merchandise, Click Here.

If you get that and the browser is still loading then you should see the Obi-Wan purchase info come up shortly thereafter right below it.

But some of us are getting that message, and then are being directed to a server error page...

mlarsen
01-06-2006, 11:21 AM
New record set for most people being in this board at one time.

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:21 AM
Now I can't even get to the site!

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:22 AM
There has absolutely GOT to be a better way of doing this....

pitchin
01-06-2006, 11:23 AM
and the traffic is only gonna get worse come the sith lords

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:23 AM
I got to put my name and password in before gettin a page cannot be displayed this time. LOL

aurea23
01-06-2006, 11:23 AM
twice i have started to finally get a glipmse of even a website in 22 mins but still page time outs....

SpenK
01-06-2006, 11:23 AM
My order of the jedi is complete.........For Now................

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:23 AM
.....OK....So where exactly does the streamline part fit into this? :confused:

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:23 AM
Now I can't even get to the site!

You mean you actually GOT to the site? Amazing!! I got half an hour's worth of blank screen :angelsmil

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:24 AM
and the traffic is only gonna get worse come the sith lords

That's going to be unreal.

pitchin
01-06-2006, 11:24 AM
got a feeling it has sold out as i got thought login to see nothing availble on next page

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:24 AM
How about every one who got one....gt off the SS site...any little bit helps!

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:24 AM
Hey guess what? I found out that drinking before ordering isnt a good idea. I kinda forgot what my login name is....STUPIP BOOZZE!!

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:25 AM
"This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly."

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:25 AM
got a feeling it has sold out as i got thought login to see nothing availble on next page

That would piss me off as I know it would lots of others.

aurea23
01-06-2006, 11:25 AM
i have a bad feeling i may miss out,,,,,

Gruff Old Bear
01-06-2006, 11:25 AM
Be patient while a page is loading, no matter what it says, unless it actually says "Error."

That disclaimer about needing to be on the pre-order list is visible to you even if you're on the list, and it comes up first. The page eventually loads order info.

Don't hit refresh.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:25 AM
OMG now I am just shaming myself. 3 times and I still havent guessed my own account name!

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:26 AM
"This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly."

Been getting that as well!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:26 AM
What the hell.. streamlining not set up for it...whats the point of waiting for that??

ichabod
01-06-2006, 11:26 AM
Bloody Hell!

Well, I scored one (if order confirmation numbers are to be believed). Now I'm 2 for 3 on the SW exclusives (darn that pesky Anakin!)

Strange experience, though. I just hit the "refresh" on the sideshow homepage at 12:55 EST and the whole thing went higgily-piggly. Took me straight to the OWK log-in order window but then said "item not found". So I had to start over from scratch. Guess I just hit the server at a delicate time...

Pretty edge-of-your seat stuff for a doll! :D

aurea23
01-06-2006, 11:26 AM
im not refeshing until i see the page cant be displayed error....

But i think its saying no matches now.......

scrub that.... page came up saying not available to order yet ?

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:27 AM
:confused:

:banghead

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:27 AM
Now I just got the streamlining for this item hasn't begun yet screen. LOL:wacky

pitchin
01-06-2006, 11:27 AM
can anyone from SS confirm this has sold out!!!

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:28 AM
BWAHAHAHAHA!!! LoL after 5 times I can guess my own account name and now it says I cant streamline order it and if I'd like to check in later :D
God this is funny man...

SolidLiquidFox
01-06-2006, 11:28 AM
Be patient while a page is loading, no matter what it says, unless it actually says "Error."

That disclaimer about needing to be on the pre-order list is visible to you even if you're on the list, and it comes up first. The page eventually loads order info.

Don't hit refresh.

THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I SAID :naughty

People are just impatient I guess. Do not click refresh if it gives you this message:

This item is currently being pre-ordered to Newsletter Members. If you do not qualify, or would like order other Sideshow Merchandise, Click Here.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:28 AM
got the log in screen...

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:29 AM
Fantastic got to put my name and password in again only to get a page cannot be displayed screen AGAIN.:banghead

TheObsoleteMan
01-06-2006, 11:29 AM
25 minutes of website not responding screens.

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:29 AM
How can this sell out so fast if no one can get on the damn page???

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:29 AM
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I SAID :naughty

People are just impatient I guess. Do not click refresh if it gives you this message:

This item is currently being pre-ordered to Newsletter Members. If you do not qualify, or would like order other Sideshow Merchandise, Click Here.

I'm not refreshing unless I get a page cannot be displayed screen.

JohnyBoo
01-06-2006, 11:29 AM
Got mine by phone and my order number. Whew!!!!
Go to the phones guys, in the background you hear a lot of voices, probably have the janitor on the phones too. LOL

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:31 AM
I got to the product page...now waiting for it to add to my cart.

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Call em and ask if they have a obi one figure!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:31 AM
This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly.
Return to the Login Screen

WHAT?!?!?!?!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:31 AM
lol, am logged in, nothing showing on my accountt page... it says "back to streamline ordering"...
LOGIN AGAIN...
No page to display.
thats crazy

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly.
Return to the Login Screen

WHAT?!?!?!?!

Got that as well. Kind of funny if ya ask me.

Customikey
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
While I tried to upload with one hand, with the other hand, I was speed-dialing.
After 30 minutes of this, I finally talked to Michael in customer service. They're getting slammed of course, but he took my order.

Major thanks to Mike in CS.

Not easier. Definitely not easier, but I got mine. Finally.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
So ehhh....is it sold out or isnt it? I can login just fine, even though its going slow, but I keep getting the message where it says its not up for pre-order.

Vonhahn
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
I keep getting "this item not available for pre-ordering. THIS IS INSANE! Sideshow...Please fix your servers. There is no excuse to set up an ordering process for newsletter subscribers like then and then leave them in the lurch like this.

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
lol, am logged in, nothing showing on my accountt page... it says "back to streamline ordering"...
LOGIN AGAIN...
No page to display.
thats crazy
Yep.
Yes.
uh huh!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
and the link brings me back to cannot find server error! :banghead

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:32 AM
Got mine by phone and my order number. Whew!!!!
Go to the phones guys, in the background you hear a lot of voices, probably have the janitor on the phones too. LOL

I'm about to do that JB.

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 11:33 AM
I had that 10 minutes ago Winged Shadows, and havent able to get back on since.

SolidLiquidFox
01-06-2006, 11:33 AM
Got mine by phone and my order number. Whew!!!!
Go to the phones guys, in the background you hear a lot of voices, probably have the janitor on the phones too. LOL

LOL...I would not be surprised if this sells out quicker than the last two.

Obi-Wan is a more popular character than Anakin at least. Although you do need Anakin for sure.

Vonhahn
01-06-2006, 11:33 AM
While I tried to upload with one hand, with the other hand, I was speed-dialing.
After 30 minutes of this, I finally talked to Michael in customer service. They're getting slammed of course, but he took my order.

Major thanks to Mike in CS.

Not easier. Definitely not easier, but I got mine. Finally.

Whats the phone number?

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:34 AM
Again, how can 1750 orders be in when hardly anyone can access the page???

....Master Replicas doesn't even have this trouble and they SUCK!

Gruff Old Bear
01-06-2006, 11:34 AM
This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly.
Return to the Login Screen

WHAT?!?!?!?!

Keep waiting and don't hit refresh. The order info will appear below that message eventually. You're at the right place. Don't hit refresh.

Whoever asked those of us who've ordered to get off the site...good point. I just closed that tab. I can stare at the photos later.

wicket87
01-06-2006, 11:34 AM
Yowza. Finally got it ordered. Good luck to everyone.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:35 AM
Somebody PM me the phone number... The number I called isn't working. THanks!!!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:35 AM
Ohhh guys use this link, it works, if your logged in:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=21171


I got through finally, and the order went thru in a flash.... totallyyy strange experience!

aurea23
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
after 35 mins i got my order in.,..... Worth the pain of only 4 hours sleep....

5:35 AM Here in Australia......

Keep trying friends.... the patient will get one...... :peace

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
Keep waiting and don't hit refresh. The order info will appear below that message eventually. You're at the right place. Don't hit refresh.

.

So I should stay on this page? There are no green bars at the bottom of teh page to indicate anything is loading. This is so confusiing...

Unique Soul
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
Finally got him! :banana :banana

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
Keep waiting and don't hit refresh. The order info will appear below that message eventually. You're at the right place. Don't hit refresh.

Are you sure bear? Will it refresh when a spot opens up?

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
I cannot believe I am not goign to get this...I am on vacation in another country and have been waiting for this all week....I skipped events on my itinerary to get to an Internet Cafe and order this damn thign! :banghead

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 11:36 AM
(800) 474-3746

just let the page load, do not keep hitting refresh or else you start right back at the begining. Took anakin 2 hours to sell out so have some faith.

SolidLiquidFox
01-06-2006, 11:37 AM
....Master Replicas doesn't even have this trouble and they SUCK!

Okay, let's not get carried away Tristram :D

You are right though. MR has improved on their servers not crashing like Sideshow's.

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:38 AM
Don't worry it hasn't sold out yet!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=21171

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:38 AM
Okay, let's not get carried away Tristram :D

You are right though. MR has improved on their servers not crashing like Sideshow's.
Oh, you know it's true though! They're servers were nightmarish....but nothign compared this!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:39 AM
I'm on hold with Aimee at sideshow....

aurea23
01-06-2006, 11:39 AM
website appears to still have available....

Im getting off the sideshow website now in a hope someone else can get on.....

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:39 AM
WINGED SHADOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!! Everytime I logged in, I was just being told that it was not up for order yet. Then I went through your link and got straight to it. Thank you for rescuing me from a heart attack!! Looks like the new system has some bugs...

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 11:39 AM
I cannot believe I am not goign to get this...I am on vacation in another country and have been waiting for this all week....I skipped events on my itinerary to get to an Internet Cafe and order this damn thign! :banghead

So where are you right now?

Vonhahn
01-06-2006, 11:39 AM
(800) 474-3746

just let the page load, do not keep hitting refresh or else you start right back at the begining. Took anakin 2 hours to sell out so have some faith.

This isn't the number. Can someone please post the phone number?

The Josh
01-06-2006, 11:40 AM
Got mine finally. Though the screen had 40million red "x" on it.

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:40 AM
Thank you tomandshell, glad to help!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=21171

VanHelscwing
01-06-2006, 11:41 AM
Got him!Took a whole 2 min. The Force was strong with me.:joy

Sir Tristram
01-06-2006, 11:41 AM
So where are you right now?
London....Usually in New York

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 11:41 AM
I'm on hold with Aimee at sideshow....
Give her my regards!

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 11:41 AM
London....Usually in New York

Very cool!

Hells of Iron
01-06-2006, 11:42 AM
Ohhh guys use this link, it works, if your logged in:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=21171


I got through finally, and the order went thru in a flash.... totallyyy strange experience!

Worked like a charm! Thanks! :cool:

Bannister
01-06-2006, 11:42 AM
finally it went through. its funny once you get to the actual page to order, everything goes smooth. it just getting there that is the problem.

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:43 AM
I'm getting kinda tired from all this. When am I gonna get through already!?!

Blake
01-06-2006, 11:43 AM
Finally got it. For those of you who see the whole "Not available for streamlined ordering" bit, keep at it. I got that message four times, and got in on the fifth. I think there are still plenty left.

wetayourself
01-06-2006, 11:43 AM
Ohhh guys use this link, it works, if your logged in:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/c...cgi?item=21171


I got through finally, and the order went thru in a flash.... totallyyy strange experience


WORKS!!!!!
Thank you

praxitas
01-06-2006, 11:44 AM
I finally got mine. This one was by far the worse for me to try to order. I had no real problems with luke or anakin.....

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 11:44 AM
I feel like Mother Theresa.

:peace

Ironman1188
01-06-2006, 11:44 AM
I keep getting a "service interrupted" message on both my home and cell phone!!! Can't get thru to the website for 45 minutes!!

Vonhahn
01-06-2006, 11:44 AM
IS THERE NOONE WITH A PHONE NUMBER FOR THESE PEOPLE?

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:44 AM
Finally got it. For those of you who see the whole "Not available for streamlined ordering" bit, keep at it. I got that message four times, and got in on the fifth. I think there are still plenty left.

But why is it telling us this? I hope somebody from SS can address this. I was going insane for a little bit. I think I threw up in my mouth. What's the point of the streamlined log in screen if it doesn't log you in once the product goes on sale?

pickard
01-06-2006, 11:45 AM
I just got through, and it went very quickly.

I had been trying for 10+ minutes, having gotten a late start because of work.

Then the site just seemed to speed up and I got the order in quickly.

Good luck!

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:45 AM
Well whaddayaknow!!! WingShadows's link worked like a charm!! If you have logged in at the SideShow site, but keep getting the streamline not available for pre-order thing, just click this link:
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=21171
It works perfectly! Got my order in! Let me celebrate by more beer :duff

pitchin
01-06-2006, 11:45 AM
don't give up guys........I just got mine!!!!

Darklord Dave
01-06-2006, 11:46 AM
FYI - the numbers are in the FAQ:

CS number within U.S. - 1-800-474-3746
Outside U.S. - 1-805-418-1940

But after 30 minutes and then the "not available yet" screen, it went straight through on my next try.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 11:47 AM
For those still struggling- Forget the faulty log in system and use the direct link provided by Winged Shadows. It will work!


CS number within U.S. - 1-800-474-3746
I couldn't get through with this number...

Vonhahn
01-06-2006, 11:47 AM
Finally after 46 min. I got it and a confirmation number.

akamonrg
01-06-2006, 11:47 AM
got mine after 45minute and that's too much time spending for a 12" SW.
Hope sideshow will buy server!!!!!!
+:banghead

B-Electronic
01-06-2006, 11:48 AM
May the force be with you
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/2117_press06-001.jpg

Customikey
01-06-2006, 11:48 AM
Just keep trying witht the number. Eventually, you get through.

Bonehead15
01-06-2006, 11:49 AM
Got mine!!! :banana

Use the direct link to the item page. I did and everything went great!!!

Andy's sculpt is awesome!! :bow

I don't think Obi-Wan will last an hour. :horror

Welsh Wizard
01-06-2006, 11:49 AM
AT LAST

ORDERED


:banana :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana :banana


WW :Wizard

jaffakitkat
01-06-2006, 11:51 AM
Hey, worked for me too! Thank you, Winged Shadows. It was a total no-go until I tried that link. :)

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:51 AM
Thanks whoever posted the phone number. Sorry I am too mentally exhausted to go back and check. I did get my order in with Lodi by phone. It rang maybe six times. Aimee (or Amy I think there are two at sideshow) asked me to hold very politely, came back on about 15 seconds later and apologized for the delay, and then I put in my order quickly and easily with Lodi in a few minutes. Sounds like they are aware of the difficulty and were very very nice. I hope no one that gets through on the phone lights them up for this whole web fiasco. I can't strees how easy it was by phone - go figure.

So much for streamlined ordering by web.

praxitas
01-06-2006, 11:52 AM
If the servers were running good I would say it will sell out in an hour, but no way with them like this...

Michael Crawford
01-06-2006, 11:52 AM
Finally got mine in on the web. Unfortunately, somehow I ended up with a Skinner in my shopping cart, which I'd already ordered earlier today. With the streamline ordering, there is no way to update your cart, and I couldn't place the order for Obi-wan until I got that damn Skinner out of there!

Fortunately I made it back to the regular page which let me into the normal shopping cart and I managed to get the order placed. *whew*

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 11:52 AM
Alas, my order is in! :rock

Ironman1188
01-06-2006, 11:53 AM
Finally got thru to the 800 number only to get a recording telling me they don't want to keep me on hold and disconnected me!!!!!
:banghead :banghead :banghead

Customikey
01-06-2006, 11:54 AM
Sounds like they are aware of the difficulty and were very very nice. I hope no one that gets through on the phone lights them up for this whole web fiasco. I can't strees how easy it was by phone - go figure.

So much for streamlined ordering by web.

The guys at CS were awesome. Be very, very nice to them.

Seaward
01-06-2006, 11:55 AM
It took a while to load, and I though I had all of my bases covered by opening the newsletter page earlier today. The streamline page loaded a few times, but crapped out. It finally went through, though! I just don't want to have to do this once a week between Star Wars and Lord of The Rings Pre-Orders! I hope Sideshow could set up a service whereby those completists amoung us could "subscribe" to an entire 12-inch line, as it would certainly soothe my jangled nerves:google

JohnyBoo
01-06-2006, 11:56 AM
After ordering Lurtz I thought this was going to be easy. I got mine by phone thankfully after I thought I had one in my cart but the page froze and then went cannot find server crap. Wayyyyyy stressful. But I have one finally.

88th division
01-06-2006, 11:58 AM
It took 47 minutes, but I finally got him! I hate to imagine what it will be like for Boba Fett and Darth Maul. Good luck to everyone on Obi Wan!

ffl1940
01-06-2006, 11:59 AM
totally blanked on the pre-order today but just remembered, went to my email link, entered my log in info and had the order completed in less than two minutes! :banana

gil-galad
01-06-2006, 11:59 AM
woohoo
finaly after 55mins of trying i finally got one:banana :banana :banana

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 12:00 PM
IS THERE NOONE WITH A PHONE NUMBER FOR THESE PEOPLE?

I found this:

SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
733 Lakefield Rd., Unit B
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 418-1940
[Sideshowcollectibles.com]

TheObsoleteMan
01-06-2006, 12:01 PM
Success! :joy

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:01 PM
Got my order in at 1:40. My friend got hers in about 15 mins later, in that time 850 pieces went...WOW.....

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 12:01 PM
After the very smooth and positive experience with Lurtz, we know that this new system can work great. However, with the insane amount of traffic that a less expensive 12" figure creates, there appear to be some glitches that are popping up in the streamlined ordering system.

Waiting a long time for the page to load is not their fault. When you finally get to log in after minutes of (im)patiently wating, only to be told that the item is not available for sale yet--when others are reporting successful orders--something is wrong with the system. Let's see if that can be fixed before Boba Fett goes up...


I found this:

SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
733 Lakefield Rd., Unit B
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 418-1940
[Sideshowcollectibles.com]

By the way, I called that number too, from the shipping label on a box. Couldn't get through with that one, either. Thanks again to Winged Shadows for the link!!!

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:02 PM
70 left!!!!!

chamildav
01-06-2006, 12:03 PM
Over a half an hour this time including a couple "cannot locate page" and having to re-login. I've never had it take quite so long before. Maybe they set a new record again for fast sellout time on an exclusive. I'm thinking eventually these exclusives go in like an hour. Of course it takes like four or five days before the complete regular edition is sold through so you do have a shot at getting your figure one way or another.
Anybody else think Star Wars 12" could be a very big product line for Sideshow?

Hey, on a positive note, I'm not planning on being a LotR 12" completist so I should save not only cash but be able to dedicate a significant portion of my workday on Fridays to earning a living instead of doll collecting! Yea for me.

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:03 PM
Now 60 left!!!!

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:03 PM
50
left!!!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:03 PM
50 left! runnnnn people

The Josh
01-06-2006, 12:03 PM
70 left!!!!!

Damn:wacky

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:04 PM
40.. left.. !!!

lcummins
01-06-2006, 12:04 PM
Ok, this is funny! I got my order in about 15 minutes ago (after a long 45 minutes of the site telling me it wasn't available for pre-order yet)! Just now, I went back to the site to check to make sure the order was in my account, so I clicked on the link to bypass priority pre-order to get to the main page. There was a banner (the big square one) on the main page for Obi, so just out of curiosity, I clicked on it, and it lead me to the order page. I thought this was only available for priority pre-order at the moment? I didn't actually click on the purchase button, so maybe it would have stopped me there, but I wasn't logged on so how did I get to the product page?

And, by the way, I was only there about 10 seconds, then quickly checked my account and logged off to give others a chance.

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:04 PM
40 left!!!

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:04 PM
only 30 left HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:05 PM
30 left now.

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:05 PM
20.........

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:05 PM
20 the end is near!!!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
15.........

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
10 ..........

The Josh
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
Looks like about 5 left.

dasciutto
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
Only 10 left

SKARY
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
BYE BYE!!!!!!!

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
bout 5 left now....

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:06 PM
ALL SOLD OUT!!!

LOL @ This item has not yet become available for
STREAMLINE PRE-ORDERING
It will be available for pre-order shortly.

dasciutto
01-06-2006, 12:07 PM
Wow that's fast

gil-galad
01-06-2006, 12:07 PM
all gone...

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 12:07 PM
WOW, beat Anakins sell out by about a hour.

The Josh
01-06-2006, 12:07 PM
It appears to be sold out

JohnyBoo
01-06-2006, 12:07 PM
That is just crazy!!!! So glad I got one. Get on the waitlist fast for those who couldn't.

Winged Shadows
01-06-2006, 12:08 PM
1750 sold in 67 mins, not too bad.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 12:08 PM
At sideshow's home page:

News Temporarily Suspended
Due to our current pre-ordering period, our news system has been temporarily suspended. News posting will resume shortly. Thank you for your patience.


Guess the servers really are taking a beating. Diverting power to streamlined pre-order LOL

lcummins
01-06-2006, 12:09 PM
Each time a new pre-order sells out faster than the last, it will only increase demand and bring more people to the next pre-order! This is only gonna get worse people!

dasciutto
01-06-2006, 12:09 PM
The regular edition is online

mlarsen
01-06-2006, 12:09 PM
It will be interesting to see how Aragorn orders go.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 12:09 PM
WOW, beat Anakins sell out by about a hour.

I'm not surprised. I actually thought we might see a higher exclusive ES due to the popularity of Obi Wan.

Vonhahn
01-06-2006, 12:10 PM
I found this:

SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES
733 Lakefield Rd., Unit B
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 418-1940
[Sideshowcollectibles.com]

Thanks so much for providing the info!:D

bluesparrow
01-06-2006, 12:10 PM
Congrats to everyone else who got one, sorry to those who didn't, hope you have better luck next time out.


I wonder who will be the first figure to not sell out really quickly.

The Josh
01-06-2006, 12:10 PM
1750 sold in 67 mins, not too bad.

Yup, even more impressive than Lurtz last week.


At sideshow's home page:

News Temporarily Suspended
Due to our current pre-ordering period, our news system has been temporarily suspended. News posting will resume shortly. Thank you for your patience.


Guess the servers really are taking a beating. Diverting power to streamlined pre-order LOL

It actually said this last week as well with Lurtz. I went to the main SS page to look at it for just a second. So they have to basically shut the site down in order to get this done. That's what happens though with us nutty collectors.

The Josh
01-06-2006, 12:11 PM
It will be interesting to see how Aragorn orders go.

Should be pretty crazy. Not sure if it will be as crazy as this because so many dislike the look of the Aragorn piece though.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 12:11 PM
I wonder who will be the first figure to not sell out really quickly.

Jar Jar?:D

EVILFACE
01-06-2006, 12:12 PM
$87500 in one hour

lcummins
01-06-2006, 12:13 PM
Danny! Really good guess on the thread page count! Can you fortell the future too?

Alice Adrenochrome
01-06-2006, 12:13 PM
70 left!!!!!
Where can you see this information?

wyrmn3500
01-06-2006, 12:13 PM
wow, guess i got one of the last ones -- 2:05 was when i got my confirm e-mail -- i guess the streamlined thing was better, but i think it took me about the same time to order anakin & the gnashing of teeth while waiting for the pages to load was familiar. . . read that someone preordered by phone in 30 minutes. . . maybe that's the way to go? that, or every star wars figure release will be like this -- it seemed from the pf lurtz thread that everyone was able to get in and out pretty quick.

bluesparrow
01-06-2006, 12:15 PM
I don't think the PF Lurtz is really a good measuring stick for performance, that's a high end, uber-expensive item that appeals to a lot less people.