Post by dmikester on Sept 20, 2016 14:34:49 GMT -5
Wow, wow, wow! This is the coolest looking thing I've seen in a long time. This has been a brutal year for my wallet with discovering MPC, a large number of very long-in-development video games being released (my other major entertainment vice), and now this! But hey, it's all about supporting art, right? I also have a feeling that my students (I'm a head administrator at a high school) will LOVE this.
Post by helenahandbasket on Sept 20, 2016 22:58:34 GMT -5
What's good about Armchair detective is that they said they'd include instructions for resetting the puzzle and also extra supplies for stuff that gets used up. I was really happy to hear that, since it's good to have the opportunity to share them with people as fresh as when you first open them.
Post by helenahandbasket on Sept 30, 2016 20:07:42 GMT -5
These are some very nice people, it's such a pleasure to get messages from someone whose work I have admired for a long time. I can't wait until 'whenever' in 2017, I expect the products to be truly memorable!
Post by distantsmoke on Oct 2, 2016 8:23:03 GMT -5
Well, I just sent a message to Robert Sabuda & Shelby Arnold pointing out that the long silence from them is starting to cause a little worry among some of their backers. I personally think an update once a month on how things are moving along is not too much to ask for. Just saying.
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Post by helenahandbasket on Oct 3, 2016 11:33:08 GMT -5
In fairness to them, often when you order something from their website, there is a really long lead time. They probably just aren't used to people expecting regular updates.
I ordered holiday cards in April this year. The website said delivery in October and that was the only communication about them. It's like that every year. If there had been a delay, I'm sure they would have sent something out to the people who had ordered them. Same goes for upcoming releases, whether new books or reprints, the lead time can be very long.
Getting a little worried about this project as there has been no communication (even a "thanks everyone for ordering!") in 4 months. I sprung for all three cases and would like to remain excited about receiving them. Dropping us all a note is such an easy thing to do...
Post by helenahandbasket on Oct 24, 2016 13:35:51 GMT -5
Well, keep in mind that Robert Sabuda is not anonymous in the least -- Robert Sabuda has quite a reputation and a nice business. I'm sure he doesn't want to damage his reputation or his existing business.
I doubt there's anything to worry about, I' guessing they're just not used to having to give updates. I've ordered stuff from them for several years now. You order in April, it delivers in October. Six months, no updates. And you get something fabulous.
Maybe they could have done slightly better than "2017" as a delivery date and maybe they aren't quite acknowledging how expensive the Armchair Detective is vs. other stuff they sell. But, take my word for it, these guys aren't deadbeats. The only unknown is whether or not the mystery/puzzle piece will be on a par with the paper engineering. I'm hoping it will be, of course, but for me that (and not delivery) is the unknown here.
At the end of the day, though, I agree with you -- they could stand to make an exception for the pricetags on these boxes and give the occasional update.
Post by helenahandbasket on Oct 24, 2016 14:15:42 GMT -5
I think it should be more than 'somewhat' reassuring, especially around here.
I understand the concern. Then again, people plowed more money than that in Century Beast Kickstarter, communication went off the rails, and the delays were measured in months. And at least a few of us haven't received our final mailings from The Kickstarter Campaign. Let me repeat that. At least a few of us haven't received our final mailings from the Kickstarter campaign 15 months ago.
I think I trust someone with a name on the line, like Robert Sabuda, much more than I trust the nameless Curator of The Mysterious Package Company. What's the worst that happens to the Curator if the business is run into the ground? I guess he's free to start back up as The Custodian with other offerings, ykwim?
wow, I had no idea about the Century Beast. that's a little scary (and not in a good way!) hopefully you've received better communication from them. The Filigree in Shadow project sounds really exciting and they certainly had plenty of people backing it. I hope they are working on continual improvement. It's a cool concept and their marketing is GREAT.
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