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AEW Unrivaled Pre-Orders Delayed; Shipments to U.S. Begin from Hong Kong

AEW Unrivaled Series 2 pre-orders from Ringside Collectibles have been delayed.

Ringside sent some customers notices this week that the manufacturer had delayed shipments. The largest online retailer of wrestling toys said it would receive “staggered shipments” of the second wave of figures — Penta El Zero M, Rey Fenix, Jon Moxley, MJF, Dustin Rhodes and Hangman Adam Page — and orders would be “fulfilled on a first come, first served basis based on” order date.

UPDATE: Ringside Collectibles, on its message board, said those who ordered the set on day one of the pre-orders should be receiving a shipping notice sometime next week. However, it’ll be a “small batch.”

Jazwares partner Jeremy Padawer addressed the delays in a Twitter thread Saturday, noting that wave 2 shipments had begun from Hong Kong, and the third wave of figures (the Young Bucks, Riho, Darby Allin, Pac and Orange Cassidy) would ship by the end of November, likely hitting store shelves about two months later.

If the 45-60 day window holds, wave 2 orders may not be fulfilled until late December or January 2021, and wave 3 may not reach consumers until late January or February 2021.

On a more hopeful note, the third series and beyond of the AEW Unrivaled line will be available in more brick-and-mortar stores than just Walmart. Given the production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the high demand for the figures, none of this is surprising.

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