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BrandonJF

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#14479101 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 20 May 2022 - 07:01 PM

It allows companies who don't really want to provide customer service, like Right Stuf and LRG, to pass the buck to another company if your package gets lost or damaged. Oh, and you get to pay for it too.

And the other option is to not pay it and LRG is still on the hook.  It made no sense to me.  I haven't seen where LRG is going to stop accepting returns for damaged items.  If the selling point is "quicker", if anyone cared about speed they wouldn't be buying from LRG in the first place.




#14477852 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 12 May 2022 - 08:35 PM

There are apparently people into those cards.  Now I'm thinking I could sell mine for $1000.




#14468301 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 15 March 2022 - 12:42 PM

So was the Scott Pilgrim KO shipping post a hoax? It's been like 3 weeks since they said 1 week to shipping. I don't know why i'm suprised at LRG at this point but eh. I just want my last game from them so I can be out of their "in production" hell forever

 

Mine arrived last week.




#14457862 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 20 January 2022 - 05:42 PM

Over-under on LRG somehow including NFTs this year?

Definitely.  I can't wait to see how much the "Physical Forever" NFT goes for.




#14444644 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 02 December 2021 - 10:08 PM

When I first saw that I wasn't sure if that was the actual name of the game or if LRG is finally starting to issue warnings ahead of time.




#14429181 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 15 October 2021 - 12:29 PM

So they are finally selling the steelbook separate it looks like and that will piss off people

They are selling the steelbook separate for the game they didn't sell/distribute themselves (Crysis 1).  That does not look to be the case for Crysis 2.




#14419377 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 01 September 2021 - 02:45 PM

Wow.  Really amazing.  That takes some HUGE balls for the "Forever Physical" company to sell a physical game, find out they couldn't actually ship it, then ship a box without the physical game.  I think anyone else would have just cancelled the release and refunded the customers.  They must really think "shhhh.... they'll never open it".  




#14414774 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by BrandonJF on 08 August 2021 - 04:17 AM

Don't view it as a price increase. Instead, view it as a larger discount opportunity for when you snag X-Men at $175.

Walmart would have to carry it in store in order for that to happen.  And even then, you'd have to be near one of the stores that clearances them.   There have been plenty of A1UP cabs that haven't seen much of a discount (if any).   I don't think Golden Axe has ever seen anything lower than it's initial pricing.




#14414495 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 06 August 2021 - 01:54 PM

From LRG's side, those are extremely high mark-up items. You can print art cards, soundtrack CDs, a poster, and an outerbox for $5 easily and it can be marked up $40+.

Oh, I am well aware of why LRG chooses to throw in Chuck-E-Cheese trinkets into their CEs.  The part I don't get is how art cards with mostly the same art as the other stuff in the CE, folded posters, pins, and standees appeal to anyone buying the CEs.  I understand that people are into different things - if it has a soundtrack and an art book, I am usually sold, and I really like the mini box repros in the Castlevania set that I'm sure some don't get, but.... pins?  Are the people buying these CEs hanging those folded posters on their walls?  

Not that videogame CEs filled with cheap crap is unique to LRG - that's what almost all of them do.  Low cost junk that they make a ton on.  Look at that last Namco Tales CE.  Wow.  Not that there isn't the occasional good CE (and I am hoping LRG's Monkey Island/Castlevania CEs fall into that category).   But, people buy them, so....

And I'm sure they would disagree with you on the cost of at least some of the boxes.  I remember when Doug and/or Josh used to post in here and they'd be adamant that the box production was not cheap and really seemed to be what they'd sell as driving up the cost.  In some cases, that box is the best part of the CE.  




#14414396 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 05 August 2021 - 07:47 PM

A book with a fake repro cart for $70 is interesting to people? What am I missing?

I'm missing the appeal of most of LRG's CE items.  I'll see people respond with enthusiasm on Twitter, so I guess there are people out there who just love double-sided posters, pins, and carts that don't do anything.  A repro-cart that actually plays a game is one thing, but throwing in a fake cart for a game that was never on a cartridge or - and this is the best - a book?  

 

It also seems like when LRG licenses something, the licensor basically says "Here - you can have these three pieces of key art" and then LRG just sees how much mileage they can get from that small amount of art.  The art cards usually have the same art as the double-sided poster.  And the same art is probably on the cover.  Konami must have been really generous with "Castlevania" (luckily for me).




#14413089 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 29 July 2021 - 09:51 PM

It is nice that both Shantae games overlap and you can order them together, but I would not if you are getting the Collector's editions. LRG is gonna stack both boxes on top of each other and wrap some flimsy bubble wrapping around, stick them in cardboard box that is only marginally thicker than cardstock and hope it doesn't get crushed in transit. Happened to my No More Heroes boxes.

I really like how NIS packs each collector's box in its own box, and it's free shipping about $75. Sorry for the rant.

Glad I'm not the only one to notice.  I dread the arrival of a few of my pending CEs.  It amazes me how LRG targets the collector and does a little above the minimum when it comes to packaging.  They've been ok with sending replacements or replacement parts, but when I tried to get the Streets of Rage CE box without any damage they'd just send the replacement exactly the same.  I think the CS person put a note on the 2nd replacement asking to double wrap it.  It came the same way.  The CS rep tried to blame the carrier, but I pointed out that these were shipped in thin boxes with one layer of bubble wrap (and I don't think it even covered the whole box).  The best part about that Streets of Rage CE is when I ultimately wanted to give up and get a refund, they refused because of that steam code they sent out.  So, because they sent me something I didn't ask for (and never used), I was ineligible for a refund when they could not figure out how to send it without it taking damage.  The CS rep did not care that I didn't use the code.

 




#14407355 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by BrandonJF on 02 July 2021 - 12:12 AM

Good luck to A1Up on that $650 price point for Turtles in Time.  I know there's a stool in the mix, but geeze....  




#14406446 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 28 June 2021 - 02:38 PM

Even worse that the steelbook is tied to only that edition. Such bull

That steelbook is the only thing about it that I don't like.  That is one weird steelbook - I can't think of when else a steelbook has been sabotaged to that degree.  The huge "C"s on the front and back just ruin the whole thing.  




#14400638 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by BrandonJF on 02 June 2021 - 06:23 PM

I've been trying to order a Midway Legends since it was announced. The day they went live they immediately showed as 'sold out' at Best Buy. For some reason today it doesn't even show up in a search in their site. I was able to order the shitty WalMart version for store pick up from a store about 30 mins away from me. The next day they email me saying the order was canceled because it was OOS. Fuck off, WalMart.

I didn't even know Wal-Mart had those Legacy cabs with no riser or lit marquee.  The risers should have been included with all of these since day one since I doubt A1UP's target market was ever toddlers.  

I did grab the Midway cab from Gamestop when it briefly popped back up a month or so ago.




#14393997 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by BrandonJF on 29 April 2021 - 07:19 PM

So much extra garbage IMHO in that ultimate edition. I think I got both that and the Contra Collection for $5 digitally...kind of gets me to want to play them though. Good games for sure though.

One of the rare LRG CEs where I don't consider the extra stuff "garbage".   In fact, if I could have designed my "dream" CE for this release, they pretty much nailed it exactly.  Box replicas?  Finally.   For a company that seems to have been against replicating original box designs (see - Star Wars CEs), I can't believe they went all-in on my most wanted release. 

 

Tomorrow is going to be an expensive day.