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How long do you like pre-order to release periods to be?How long do you like pre-order to release periods to be?

musicravemusicrave13 days agoAsk MFC
Hey, MFC.

What is your ideal waiting time between when a pre-order opens to when it's released/ready to ship?


(This quetion is mainly about figures, but it can also apply to stuff like merch sets/boxes, plushies, etc)

(This ask was inspired by my budget planning for figures. So far none of my pre-orders are coming into in my collection until July 2019. May change,though.)
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How long do you like pre-order periods to release to be?

  • 18%0-3 Months
  • 51%3-6 Months
  • 20%6-9 Months
  • 6%9-12 Months
  • 5%1 Year+
  • 250 votes

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11pt
6 months or less. I know some time needed for quality control and meeting the quota, but waiting 9 months plus is a joke. The constant delays are annoying as hell, and it completely kills my interest. I even forget the figure exists and made an order sometimes.
What's worse is companies delaying figures for no reason other than to "generate hype"
12 days ago
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3pt
Jenthehen Otaku at Law
I wish it was faster! It's frustrating when a figure is 100% complete and looking beautiful and yet the release date is a year away (and then ends up delayed month ... after month ...)
11 days ago
2pt
absolutely 0-3 Months!! 3-6 is also ok... including delays its really annoying.. i remembered ITEM #78623 it was announced 2011... i preorder her on the pre order begin April 2016... and with all the delays it was realesed December 2017!! 1 Month later it was on Sale on NY..
11 days ago
5pt
The sooner the better I just really dont like waiting once i made a sure decision, theres times im here on the daily checking a figure thats 6 to indefinite months away from release and boi its frustrating.

If i was on the fence or needed to plan my finances i could always buy it after the figure is released.
11 days ago
2pt
I like playing the long game. It gives me time to save up while also allowing me to knock off a few aftermarket or pre-owned figures from my wish list while I wait.
11 days ago
2pt
I'd rather a less than a year wait, but still a few months to make sure I have some savings set aside. So a 3-6 window is pretty nice for me of the options.
12 days ago
3pt
I like anywhere from 6-12 months, it's easier to plan my finances to where I can get everything I really want. It drives me nuts when things pop up for like 1-4 months away and I can't get them because I already have other preorders and can't pile on too many things at once. Azone only gives like 1-2 months, it's way too short
12 days ago
6pt
S-Dawg (12 days ago) #38543495The wait between pre-order and release is an awful thing for me, 50% of the time I regret buying/ pre-ordering figures because by time they get there I don`t even care about them anymore...sucks the joy out of collecting for me.

relatable
12 days ago
5pt
The wait between pre-order and release is an awful thing for me, 50% of the time I regret buying/ pre-ordering figures because by time they get there I don`t even care about them anymore...sucks the joy out of collecting for me.
12 days ago
2pt
I like a longer period to sort out my pre orders however So many figures come up way to close to the month of its release when I will already have stuff pre ordered for the month, so it makes it so hard to figure out priorities because how was I meant know the figure i REALLY wanted the most was going to come out the same month as like 3 others I already have on pre order ;_;
12 days ago
1pt
a year would be ideal for me. Also would be nice if the figures I wanted were released 1 month apart instead of all in one month, which is what's going to be happening in September until December.
12 days ago
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