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UPDATE: Amazon Exclusive TIE Interceptor Under Review

TIE Interceptor

It looks like the shipping condition woes that plagued Slave I have been prevalent enough for the TIE Interceptor that it has been temporarily taken offline as well and is “Under Review” as evidenced by the below message on their site:

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

Thanks to AaylaSecurasMan for the heads up.

Update (10:35 am EST): It is now back up for ordering

  • studlydudly

    I got mine on Wednesday with only very minor corner scuffing

    it was packed in a big brown box with plenty of bubble wrap, but there was no white mailer box
    I saw all the ERGs teasing me through the bubble wrap

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    All these issues may be having Amazon wondering if Star Wars exclusives are even worth their time. I think the lesson here is if it’s something that collectors are going expect to have AFA grade packaging, it’s better for these to be at retail so potential buyers can inspect the boxes in person.

    • Chuck McMenamin

      I don’t expect a perfect AFA worthy specimen…I do expect them to put my item in a box to ship it, not slap a shipping label on the product packaging.
      The toy comes from Hasbro in a white mailer, probably for added protection during shipping. Some Amazon shipping locations, for reasons unexplained, are removing this mailer, leading to razor blade slices on the packaging. If it were small dings or some normal shelfwear, I don’t think people would be throwing fits. It’s the other issues people are having a problem with.

      • Rykrof_Enloe

        Excessive damage and poor decisions on Amazon’s part are one thing – they should do better. I just know some people really are sticklers for packaging being pristine. I know a guy locally that received his Slave One with an ever so slightest scratch, and returned it. I was shocked, but that’s just how some people are, I guess.

        • FireFox91

          In Amazon’s defense, they aren’t the ones that created the problem of having mailer boxes with no barcodes. They obviously have to maintain inventory and that can’t be done effectively without a barcode. Of course there is no defending mailing these things without a box at all. But some hassle was put on them from the get go.

          • Rykrof_Enloe

            Exactly – not that they are free of blame, but they have to be quite frustrated with all of this too!

      • http://jeditemplearchives.com/ Bombadgungan

        I have read speculation that Amazon is removing these from their white mailers because there is no barcode on the outer packaging. So some distribution centers have been removing them to scan them in/scan them out and/or keep inventory of their stock.

  • Adam

    I wonder if this is why the platinum predaking isn’t being offered by amazon…similar shipping problems and its an amazon “exclusive”

  • sybeck1

    After all is said and done, next year we will probably have one less way to get Star Wars toys.

  • http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/ paul@jeditemplearchives.com

    If Hasbro is going to give a huge online shop like Amazon.com a collector-focused exclusive, they need to preface the offer that the packaging Is likely more important than the product inside. But why Amazon didn’t learn from the Slave I debacle is beyond my comprehension.

    • http://jeditemplearchives.com/ Bombadgungan

      Amen!