The first wave of the Walmart exclusive WWE Decade of Domination figures were scheduled to ship by the end of this week. However, Walmart issued emails today saying the pre-order shipments have been delayed until September 30.
Pre-orders for the first wave of five figures — John Cena, Randy Orton, The Undertaker, Natalya and Mark Henry — first went up on April 2. Cena is the only figure in the first wave that hasn’t sold out.
Mattel WWE marketing manager Steve Ozer conducted an unboxing of the first wave over the weekend, leading to hope that pre-orders would soon be shipping. But that’s not the case.
Walmart isn’t the only major retailer to struggle with executing pre-orders.
WWE Legends Series 7 — featuring Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Razor Ramon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan — began showing up in brick-and-mortar Target stores before pre-orders began shipping.
Once those orders started shipping, some were incomplete. In other cases, pre-orders for Greg Valentine have either been canceled or pushed back multiple times, with the latest estimated arrival on August 31.