BBTS cancels all figma Link pre-orders
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Pixel Dan
For anyone who pre-ordered the figma Legend of Zelda Link figure from BigBadToyStore.com, you should be receiving an e-mail notice letting you know that your order is unfortunately being cancelled.
While this is certainly terrible news, it’s worth noting that this is out of BBTS’ control. It appears that Diamond Comics Distribution has failed to secure the licensing needed to bring the figma Link to North America.
If you had your Link pre-ordered with BBTS, you may want to hurry up and start seeking alternate means of securing this figure. BBTS says they will keep all pre-orders open just in case they find an alternate way to fufill them, but point out that it does not look good. If figma Samus showed us anything, it’s that these Nintendo figma’s will sell out and then get pretty pricey on the after market. So don’t delay in finding another one to purchase before it’s too late!
Full announcement from BBTS after the jump.
Hi – Diamond Comics Distribution has just informed us that they have failed to secure the licensing needed to bring the Max Factory Link Figma into North America. Diamond has completely cancelled all orders for the Link Figma for all retailers and distributors in North America, including a massive order placed by BBTS. We are extremely upset with them because they are forcing us to disappoint you and so many other people on this item. Diamond officially solicited this item to us back in September and our orders have been in place with them for months, this news was shocking and extremely disappointing to us. Diamond apparently did not have the licensing deal fully worked out at the time of solicitation and in the past few months some sort of problem arose and the deal with Nintendo could not be worked out. We wanted to let you know about this as quickly as possible so you can try to secure an order with international/other vendors.
We have quickly checked with several distributors in Japan, and all of them are completely sold out, as is Max Factory. We are going to explore more options on possible supplies around the world, but at this point it honestly does not look good. We will leave all preorders open in the meantime in case we can find some sort of solution.
We again are extremely sorry about this, we did not expect Diamond to fail us on this item.
Sincerely, Joel Boblit President http://www.bigbadtoystore.com