#4969915
That’s what attracted me to it in the first place, getting parts as they come out, spread out the cost. It’s too bad that conditions have slowed the pace so much. It’s not their fault, but I really don’t want to be still waiting for parts three years from now, either.
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#4969917
Ghostguy66 wrote: May 16th, 2022, 11:01 am I really don’t want to be still waiting for parts three years from now...
That's probably an overly optimistic timeline; I think they just took on way more than they could handle. Probably should have saved the legacy run for after they got the kinks worked out of production on the idealized version.

Once the Haslab packs start shipping next year, I imagine the waitlist for Mack's will thin out substantially.
#4969918
Not really spreading the cost. You're adding hundreds in shipping. It be cheaper to buy at once and put it on a credit card. That being said , it was nice to get a a few small parts to see the quality. It's not beneficial to mack factory either, if I was sitting on their shell for a few years I'd probably finish it with someone else's parts.
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By Q-man
#4970050
ccv66 wrote: May 16th, 2022, 3:54 pm Not really spreading the cost. You're adding hundreds in shipping. It be cheaper to buy at once and put it on a credit card. That being said , it was nice to get a a few small parts to see the quality. It's not beneficial to mack factory either, if I was sitting on their shell for a few years I'd probably finish it with someone else's parts.
I'm worried that is the case. If everyone had the shell today most of us have some if not all the other parts to finish it, but we are all buying what we can to at least have something from them. Like why's the motherboard still not available it's very easy to reproduce. frustration got all are minds wondering for answers.
#4970055
Q-man wrote: May 22nd, 2022, 12:53 am I'm worried that is the case. If everyone had the shell today most of us have some if not all the other parts to finish it, but we are all buying what we can to at least have something from them. Like why's the motherboard still not available it's very easy to reproduce. frustration got all are minds wondering for answers.
I believe as Mack's is doing an electronics kit too, he's working out all the mounting points so the mobo can be installed with no additional drilling etc needed, so until that's nailed down I guess the mobo won't come out.
#4970189
Anyone hear anything from these guys? I've asked a few times over on their facebook group about progress on the shells to no response. At this point, I am not buying anything else until my shell becomes available. It's crazy how long it's taking at this point.
#4970872
I’m seriously doubting that they will ever put out all the parts they’ve promised. We haven’t heard a peep from them in months, and when we did, it was just a lot of excuses as to why they can’t get anything out. The last item was announced on February 16th. It’s been crickets since. I get that there are supply chain issues, but it’s about to tip into Anovos level bullsh*t really soon if they keep this up. Maybe Sony needs to reevaluate their license with them. At least we haven’t prepaid for any of this stuff. I really hope they get moving soon, or at least communicate with us more. I’m not jumping ship yet, but I’m certainly eyeing up the lifeboats.
#4970876
Ghostguy66 wrote: June 19th, 2022, 4:03 pm I’m seriously doubting that they will ever put out all the parts they’ve promised. We haven’t heard a peep from them in months, and when we did, it was just a lot of excuses as to why they can’t get anything out. The last item was announced on February 16th. It’s been crickets since. I get that there are supply chain issues, but it’s about to tip into Anovos level bullsh*t really soon if they keep this up. Maybe Sony needs to reevaluate their license with them. At least we haven’t prepaid for any of this stuff. I really hope they get moving soon, or at least communicate with us more. I’m not jumping ship yet, but I’m certainly eyeing up the lifeboats.
There was a huge announcement at the end of March regarding the Legacy items, including the gun. They are dedicating insane amounts of time and energy into these items, and I know that Aaron and his team are doing their best. Parts are cast in small batches to preserve detail in the molds and they are building stock so when parts are released there will enough to fill orders.
#4970889
ANOVOS not only took money and delayed pre-oders but the final product was Shoddy. Mack's Factory has released quality stuff that could still be used on other builds.

I don't get people throwing their arms up in the air saying "they're done" then selling the parts they've already required? The Bellows alone is the most accurate replica to date.
#4970891
Aaron and his team have always been top notch, I got a label kit and a bellow from them before they became official vendors and they are top quality. Then more recently, I got their official decal/dry transfer kit, which is top quality too and was fast delivered (I'm located in France).
I also got to contact Aaron a few times by email and he always has been super responsive and of great help.
Personally I don't mind waiting for the parts as I know how complicated it can be to produce on such a large scale.
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#4971690
Mack's Factory doesn't really owe us updates. They've laid out their plans and what they will offer, they hold the Ghostbusters license, and are moving forward (obviously at a pace some are frustrated with). The fact is that this is a large endeavour, and we've seen time and time again that even the smallest of projects take time, much of the time with luxury items like this more time than anticipated.

They've taken no one's money upfront, and everything they've produced has been top quality and compatible with any other proton pack of quality. Honestly the rate at which so many folks grow impatient and throw their hands up I'm surprised anyone wants to produce anything of quality for the Ghostbusters prop community.
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#4971691
Really? Impatient? I pre-ordered the shell well over a year ago and remain at 86th on the list...still nothing. Meanwhile I've spent a lot of money on the other items expecting the shell would follow soon yet still nothing.

I'm currently out hundreds of dollars and at this rate by the time all the parts are ready I'll be too old to use the darn thing.
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By ccv66
#4971695
I'm not mad, but I'am frustrated and impatient. Especially after seeing how awesome they're other stuff is. I already have a couple packs, but if this was your first pack I could see people pulling their hair out. It seems like I've been drooling over their legacy pack for a very long time. What can you do? Where else are you going to get a laser scanned or direct casting shell?

They don't owe us anything. However they are holding the licence preventing other companies from producing shells. People have already invested in their parts. They really should at the least give us monthly updates. As long as they keep giving us quality parts I'll try not to complain

Hasbro is a huge company and they took money for a pack that is a year out.

Anovos straight up liars and thieves.
#4971696
Agreed. I'm not mad, just disappointed. However I do feel they owe us rutine updates as we've already invested money on a promise of a unique bolt together option that even a first time builder like me would be proud to build and own. I have thought many times about cutting my losses and trying to recoup some of the money spent by selling off what have already purchased but I keep buying the damg parts hoping tthey'll get their act together and start releasing some product soon.

What really sucks is that they've been silent on any updates via their site or customer contacts. What little information they have released is via faxebook to which I can't access as I don't do social media. Upates whether good news or bad are always better than not knowing at all.
#4971697
kahuna900 wrote: July 29th, 2022, 10:41 pm Really? Impatient? I pre-ordered the shell well over a year ago and remain at 86th on the list...still nothing.
Yes, impatient. Also, please clarify, did you pre-order or get on the interest list? As they're two very different things.

I'm number 4 on his interest list, at least for the idealized shell and passed up the opportunity to purchase one. Additionally, quality takes time. Whereas many of Mack's metal parts are being factory made, and are easier to push out, the resin and fiberglass items are being hand laid to an absurd degree of precision and quality.

I waited well over a year for my first shell after actual payment, it's normal for a wait time for a luxury item like this - And he hasn't kept anyone from making shells. I believe Proton Props offers an exceptional line of shells that would be 100% compatible with the parts you've already ordered and received.

As for updates only being available through social media? So... Bookmark the page. Is it not public? You can get your updates and still not sign up for social media.

Part of building a proton pack is problem solving and patience, fellas. Pull back on the ol' hyperbolic lever, relax, get what you can and when you can.

And if it's too much, sell off your bits and make way. Simple as that, but making a big to-do about it won't change anything - Including Mack's release windows.
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