Sold out in seconds....missed out after sitting and watching it ALL DAY
Sold out in less than ten minutes. Absolutely ridiculous. Good job Niantic in screwing things up again.
insane.. 600 packs sold out in less then 10 minutes.. yikes
Will be there second run? Bigger one? 600 pieces was just insane... You know you have players that wanna buy them right?
So many people waiting for something exciting about the game they love. Everything gone immediately. This is really unfair. They could have at least limited the amount of packs per purchase or something to control potential scalping.
@NianticBrian I am sincerely begging please, will there be more packs made available? Many of us waited since last night hoping to get one..
This is massively disappointing. Poorly communicated on go live time and then I can't even get one within 5mins. I want to buy this and live in the USA. Why didn't they have limits on how many people could get?
No actual announcement?
Uh, what was the thought process on that one?
What do you need an announcement for, when you know it's going to sell out no matter what?
Niantic is just dumping leftover stock. Making a big announcement would have just made more people disappointed.
I really hope so the same, since kits sold out in 10 minutes :(
These must have been scooped up by a bot for flipping on eBay. Niantic should know better, since Covid hit this is the new game stores have to play.
Edit i stand corrected, a large EU group order of 325 wiped the stock out.
There is no announcements for the sale, I guess communication here is bad from Niantic to agent, or Brand fuel to agent or maybe Niantic to Brand fuel also? I was up entire night here due to different timezone to refreshing the page, aaaand the pack stock is gone in minutes lol.
I really hope there is digital version of this NL pack on Ingress store. I am sure it will be huge in sale for sure. Or, make it on another store with bigger number, Please @NianticBrian. Thank you
@NianticBrian , I'm from Florida!!!
And my 30th anniversary birthday celebration was actually September 7th, 2021!!
Cause I'm almost turned into 30 years old and that was the 30th anniversary magical celebration of MY birthday party, since 1991!!!! And that's why I saw a vision of the future about a sneak peek of Ingress Prime's upcoming events!!!
I don't know why I expected more from Niantic .
Sold out within 10 minutes. We all want our badgers.
What a BUMMER. I'd say I was disappointed, but you'd have to be a complete fkn moron at this point to expect Niantic WOULDN'T do it this way.
What did y'all expect from Niantic? I haven't even tried to buy the pack. After such a poor decision of making 600 stock, there should be another terrible decision of not making more packs, so that Niantic stays very Niantic.
Bad..They sold the moment I gave up..
The Brazilian community is left wondering: why do they never participate in anything? what happened to the kits? we spent the day entering the store, sending e-mail with doubts, but no one answered now, they say the kits were limited and they ran out. I don't know why I think this is not legal to sell only to some users. Well the same thing in the event of the day of the mamoradoa announced global event, until now I have not seen any image of Brazil. Well, that is just an outburst. I felt mesmerized with some things sold only to a part of players .. I don't really know what the company's objective is, but I believe that a greater quantity of products should be made available. I know that it doesn’t influence anything, but that’s my opinion and that of some players from Brazil I have contact with…
As I don't live in US, I understand that shipping is expensive outside of the country, but I would have appreciated to be able to buy the virtual medals in the ingame shop
I miss the days where characters had to be collected in person at anomaly sites :)
There were 600 units only? I mean, are they hand-made or something? I don't even know companies at my place printing companies allowing you to order less than 1K units of a model!
I don't know about production times, but these kind of problems have been solved years ago by pre-ordering.
Old stock of all but NL cards,
How do you know this? Are you in contact with someone at Ninatic or someone behind the production of the kits? Even if there were only x number of the character cards from 2019, there's still zero excuse to only have 600 kits. They could still sell the sticker sheet, the pins, the patches and the retro VR load out cards, along with the recent NL-1331 2021 fleet card and medal code.
Don't cover for Ninatic dropping the ball on this loot release. You aren't going to get any brownie points for doing so.
I don't even think those cards are really new stock, because an "NL-1331X fleet medal" was announced as part of the cancelled 2020 NL-1331 tour. For example: https://events.ingress.com/NL1331/Brussels2020
I think at least half of the birthday kit is stuff Niantic had made for 2020 events that didn't happen, so it's been taking up storage space for a year. Some of the other stuff in that kit is even older -- that's the old loadout card, and the 2018 tour envelope.
I doubt there's any really "new" merchandise created just for the "birthday celebration." This looks like Niantic was trying to quietly clear out a lot of small stock -- somebody looked the piles of cards, envelopes, pins, etc., that they already had, designed the best kit they could, and built kits until they ran out of supplies.
Whatever the total amount of kits was, the limit was set by whichever component Niantic had the least of sitting around -- maybe it was cards, maybe it was pins, maybe it the envelopes. Who knows?
Cards are cheap to print. If Niantic wants to offer more kits and not overextend themselves, they should consider going back to "all paper" kits (which was an NL-1331 option at times) -- an envelope with some cards and stickers.
It was mentioned by Brian I think, like a year ago, that they had a bunch of extra swag packs.
I didn't realize until now, that it was likely the NL1331 swag paks
Didn't even know this was coming out, looks like it's sold out too. No indication of being unavailable, just no button to buy. Pretty trash handling of the situation.
The "blackmarket" price for these set's will be enourmes. I just do not understand why they don't team up with companies that do this for a living and have them to run a merchandise site for Niantic? it seems that it is not "core business" for Niantic run a site with merchandise. Okay... then it make as a franchise and get some cash from that. I know firm's that can and will do this... Get going and have the cash flow in without doing anything else than provide the graphic file for it and decide if it sould be a pin, a sticker, a patch or whatever....
Edit: Got caught in the word filtering :-)