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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »

cool,  I like this line up.  Looks like I'll be in on this  subscription too
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2013, 08:16:32 PM »

Official Email blast is out today. The price went up from $294 to $306 but who knows what shipping will be. Pete and I split an order of wave 1 and I'm keeping all the shipping boxes so I can keep tabs on this.

Here's the official email:

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Hello Everyone!

Today is the start of the order period for the next round of the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service -FSS 2.0!

Over the next week, we will be showcasing all of the figure mock-ups for FSS 2.0, please keep in mind that these are photoshop comp images and the final versions will vary. There still could be some changes in accessories and figure bodies as well.
The FSS 2.0 subscription set will consist of twelve different carded 3 3/4" figures.  You will receive six shipments starting in approximately September/October of two figures each month.  Figures will be shipped in a surprise sequence (figure pairs will be the same for everyone each month).  It will be a surprise each month as to which figure pair you receive!   Your last shipment (6th shipment) will include your mystery carded 13th figure!

The limited edition GIJCC Figure Subscription Service contains a variety of fan requested characters from all eras of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe A Real American Hero collection. The assortment includes 25th Anniversary style figures of characters from the classic 80's, 90's, new-sculpt, foreign editions, and unreleased 25th Anniversary characters as well.

 

Each single carded action figure features the highly articulated modern era sculpts with weapons and accessories to accomplish any mission.

Here are the 12 figures in the subscription service in random sequence, please note that colors, accessories and body styles are subject to change.  We will be filling in all pictures before the subscription period ends:

OKTOBER GUARD FLAMETHROWER: DRAGONSKY
Includes: removable helmet, flamethrower, flame burst, connection hose with backpack, assault rifle, and figure stand.

COBRA RANGE-VIPER COMMANDER: SKULL BUSTER
Includes: removable mask, machine gun with bi-pod, ammo strip attachment, grenade launcher, spear, bolas, pistol, backpack, and figure stand.

G.I. JOE TIGER FORCE RADIATION TROOPER: AIRTIGHT
Includes: removable helmet, sniffer rifle, connection hose with backpack, tactical
rifle, and figure stand.

G.I. JOE NIGHT FORCE COMMANDER: LT. FALCON
Includes: removable beret, automatic shotgun, backpack, radio, knife, tactical rifle,
and figure stand.

G.I. JOE COMBAT ENGINEER: TOLLBOOTH
Includes: pistol, sledge hammer, pick axe, wire spool, work cones, and figure stand.

G.I. JOE TIGER FORCE SAILOR: SHIPWRECK
Includes: pistol, assault rifle, spear gun, boarding hook, satchel bag, Polly (parrot),
and figure stand.

COBRA DESERT ASSAULT TROOPER: DESERT SCORPION
Includes: assault rifle, knife, spear hook, robotic scorpion, backpack, and figure stand.

G.I. JOE S.W.A.T. SPECIALIST: WIDE SCOPE
Includes: removable hat, gas-mask, radio, assault rifle, tactical shield, scoped rifle with bi-pod, Lamont (K-9) with leash, and figure stand.

S.A.F. EXPERIMENTAL WEAPONS: BOMBARDIER
Includes: two assault rifles, robotic tank, and figure stand.

COBRA INDUSTRIES C.E.O.: CESSPOOL
Includes: alternate helmeted head, chemical sprayer, connection hose with backpack.
injector weapon, briefcase with cash bundles, and figure stand.

OKTOBER GUARD ANTI-TANK SPECIALIST: BIG BEAR
Includes: two assault rifles, rocket launcher, and figure stand.

G.I. JOE ADMIRAL: KEEL HAUL
Includes: pistol, binoculars, flare gun, coffee mug, CVN 99 flag with pole, and figure stand.

The cost of the 12 figure subscription service is $306 (+ shipping for 6 shipments).  You can pay all at once or in three installments of $102 (billed to your credit card). When you subscribe and choose pay by Installment, you will be billed for the first two month's shipments.  Then sometime during the second month of shipping (October/November), you will be billed for the 3rd and 4th months' shipments and sometime during the 4th month of shipping (December/January) you will be billed for the final 2 months' shipments.

Please note that for the installment payment option there is a $4 service charge per billing while the pay in full option has one $4 service charge.  Please also note that for installment buyers, there is an additional charge each time a billing is attempted if your card is not approved.  If your card has been declined and we have to rebill, we will only be able to retry your billing three (3) times before your subscription is cancelled. 

Each retry has an additional fee added to your total charge (please see the Terms and Conditions.) For example when the second and third installments are billed, if your card fails, the first time we retry will carry a $4 service fee, the second time will carry an $8 service fee and the third time will carry a $12 service fee.  If it fails at that point, we will cancel the subscription.

We have found that the majority of the problems is because the billing address entered doesn't match your credit card statement.  Please check your statement and enter your billing address exactly the same as your statement, even if you don't agree that this is your correct address.

This Figure Subscription Service is a "build to order process" so you can order as many as you like, until the order period closes. At that time, we will not process anymore subscriptions and we may/may not have additional figures in the club store at a higher per figure price. 

The order period is from May 1 through May 22nd.  You can check out the pictures and order link at GIJoeClub.com.  If you have any questions, please let us know and we will answer them in the FAQs at GIJoeClub.com.

Enjoy!

Brian
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2013, 08:27:42 PM »

Mock up images are already showing up:

http://www.gijoeclub.com/FSS2exclusives.cfm
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013, 08:44:13 PM »

Shipping rates:

For 1:
   Total Shipping   Per Shipment
   Post Office Express Mail International   $254.40   $42.40
   Post Office Priority Mail International   $189.60   $31.60
   First-Class Package International Service**   $102.90   $17.15
                
   add Insurance to order ($25.50) Insurance includes delivery confirmation and signature required if available.
For 2:
   Total Shipping   Per Shipment
   Post Office Express Mail International   $303.00   $50.50
   Post Office Priority Mail International   $217.80   $36.30
   First-Class Package International Service**   $170.10   $28.35
                
   add Insurance to order ($30.00) Insurance includes delivery confirmation and signature required if available.

For 3:
   Total Shipping   Per Shipment
   Post Office Express Mail International   $353.10   $58.85
   Post Office Priority Mail International   $246.00   $41.00
                
   add Insurance to order ($34.50) Insurance includes delivery confirmation and signature required if available.       
        Total Shipping   Per Shipment
   Post Office Express Mail International   $404.70   $67.45
   Post Office Priority Mail International   $274.20   $45.70
                
   add Insurance to order ($39.00) Insurance includes delivery confirmation and signature required if available.

Something seems wrong with the shipping rates. I get the wave 1 FSS shipped to my house and I know for a fact that each order (2 sets) costs $12.xx per order with insurance.
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2013, 11:21:43 PM »

I'm going to order my figures this week. I'm not keeping them all, so if anyone in the Toronto area wants to acquire a Big Bear, Skull Buster, Tiger Force Shipwreck or Wide Scope, I'm selling them at cost (1/12 of total cost + shipping)
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2013, 06:55:08 AM »

No need to rush the order Jon. You've got a few weeks.

And if you don't want Big Bear I wouldn't find having a spare to open so I can put it with last years con set.
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2013, 07:18:39 AM »

No need to rush the order Jon. You've got a few weeks.

And if you don't want Big Bear I wouldn't find having a spare to open so I can put it with last years con set.

mind having a spare. Not "find" having a spare. Gah.

I'll take your Big Bear Jon.
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2013, 06:53:05 PM »

Just ordered my set, the cost of shipping total (the show per shipment) didnt hit me untill I added up what 17x6 was, now I kind of wish they ship out in groups of 3 or 4 or something :/
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2013, 03:59:56 PM »

Just ordered my set, the cost of shipping total (the show per shipment) didnt hit me untill I added up what 17x6 was, now I kind of wish they ship out in groups of 3 or 4 or something :/

I'm trying to work with them on the shipping. I've emailed them and if I didn't feel like crap today I'd be on the phone.

My advise is keep your receipt and your shipping boxes when they come in. For 2 sets the true shipping rate is $12.02. Trust me on that. Then contact them when it's over and demand a refund of the difference. Wave one shipping with insurance cost about $90, not $130.
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 07:31:42 AM »

How much does the FSS 2.0 cost. I have been thinking about joining the club. I know the subscription ends on may 22 so if any one can help with a speedy reply that would be awesome
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 07:33:40 AM »

Nevermind that I didn't realise that there was 2 pages to this forum.
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Re: FSS 2.0 figures announced
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2013, 07:23:02 PM »

Excellent news for Canadians! I've been in touch with the club on and off for a few weeks now questioning the high rates to ship to Canada and providing hard numbers to back my questions.

I called to ask about where my last months issue was and had to tell Angie my name. She immediately recognized my name from my emails and she opened the dialog for the shipping concerns I've had for FFS 2. I wanted to buy two sets but $170 seemed to high. The real number is $111.30. They are changing the rates on the web site AND they are going to contact Canadian members who have already purchased and offer refunds on the difference.

There are other numbers in the cost like $4.00 handling per order but I'm fine with that number.

The good news is the price is dropping and refunds are coming.

I always say it doesn't hurt to ask. This is one of those situations where it all worked out.  ;D
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