Hi everyone it is Gary Schaeffer. I do not frequent the boards that much as you all know but I wanted to address everyone and their questions about my new exclusive figures. I greatly appreciate everyone of you for your support and your patience. To those of you who have asked for refunds I was and still am happy to refund your money as the contract I forged with you all regarding timing has been broken. My Twitter campaign, FaceBook assaults and email blasts have been done in an effort to keep you all up to the minute informed about the progress of the figures. You have all been made aware by now the terrible delays in manufacturing and shipping. Now with some kind of Chinese shipping holiday in effect I am told that the figures will be in my hands on July 18th; almost 2 months late. As a gift for everyones patience and support you all should also know that I have decided to give you all for your past and current or new orders a free OSM coffee mug just to say a personal and heartfelt thanks. This brand which I have committed so much money to over the past 13 years is still a strong brand, even with what I believe to be a loss in fanbase members and their support due to timing, manufacturing, shipping and or the loss of the original forum whereby you all had a voice and shared your visions and opinions of the figures.
Now that this venue is up and running again I want you all to know that no matter what, I will make sure along with my wonderful partner Mel that the OSM continue to grow, thrive and blow away any and all other properties. The OSM are a timeless creation that attracts more and more fans each year. The official website is now over 67,000 registered fans on a global basis and is covering every continent, US territory, Island Nation like Tonga and every major city on the world map. I have been focussing on "Big Data" or the science of "predictive Analytics" which is one of the most important breakthroughs in Social Networking ever to illustrate to very serious film production company's the global clamoring for a full length OSM film.
10 years ago there were just about 200 baby boomers living in their moms basement eating the neighbors children who remotely remembered Alpha 7 or Colossus Rex. Today the OSM have exponentially become a major force attracting huge and varied audiences from Bangladesh to Bhutan. From Boston to Buenos Aires and every point inbetween.
Thank you all so much for your support and patience all of these long years in waiting for the newest releases of figures and thank you all so much for your continued interest. I hope to see all of you at NYCC this year. I will be there with another killer setup.
To answer the question of current Cosmic Creator Birnkrant sets. As of this morning there were 35 sets available. 2 sets had to be refunded last night however 2 sets sold between late last night to Australia and Chicago this morning so 35 is still the number. I have reserved 20 sets to take to NYCC and there are still 16 sets that have not been paid for; only reserved. I have sent emails to these people explaining that should my 35 remaining sets sell and an oversubscription occur that I will be bumping in order, those who have not paid for their sets for people who are willing to pay on the spot. It is not personal it is just business.
A special thanks to those 9 buyers who bought 10 or more sets. You are the gold standard that I seek out in the OSM universe. I will be including a set of the new L/E OSM Tee Shirts with your orders besides the coffee mugs as an extra added thankyou.
That is about it for now. Again I cannot thank you all enough for your patience and I promise you all that when you open the box with your new figures you will all say that it was worth the wait. And your coffee will taste out of this world as well.
Enjoy your summer, Gary.