It’s been a tricky year so far and Cult-Stuff have without doubt had more than a few setbacks. We have had some major problems with our release schedule and our offices/equipment/technology and art. With the flooding and the need to recommission artwork we were left in a major hole. After restructuring our plans for the next few years we have been slowly building up to getting on a schedule and getting caught up. It seems we have missed several orders for 1914, and having just this weekend gone over all our records I can see now that we have 6 retail customers with missing sets, and several dealers and customers waiting for redemption sketch cards and artifacts. The good news is we now know where all of these items are as they have been unpacked back into some sort of order, and we are processing these now. They may be very late but they are coming folks.
Civil War Chronicles Vol. II is also now complete. We made the conscious decision not to offer this for presale until we had everything back and in hand. This was in order to guarantee the product would be ready to ship as it was ordered. I am pleased we did this, it has cost us a lot in lost revenue but we don’t like taking money from people and then delaying the product. We have had to recommission a lot of the art from this set for a number of reasons and we have now cut it to less than 100 cases available. This has now all but sold out to dealers and we have kept a small amount back for retail sales. You will find a lot more about this set later today as the product is going to be added to the website and the limited stock we have available will be available to order.
The good news is we are now on course to have a great second half to 2015. You will see in some of the photos below we have been putting in a lot of work to get good cards put together and ready to ship. We will be shipping Civil War Chronicles Volume II from next week, these cards are done, the inserts are complete and the cases are being packed into boxes now.
The new Adventures into the Unknown is also printed and will be out as soon as the final inserts are back, we expect that to be out for September or sooner. Sherlock Holmes the Long Stories Volume 1 is going to be out in August and we will be taking orders for that in July. This will be one of the best Sherlock sets yet and we will for the first time be offering a very limited edition Sherlock binder to keep your growing collection in. The War Illustrated 1915 will be out this year and follows on directly from the 1914 set. We are still planning to release Fell’s Belles be the end of the year but that is very dependant on Aly’s workload once the set is printed and approved.
Let me say once again to those with missing cards or sets, we are sorry about the delays and problems in getting your products out to you, but we will make sure you get everything, and thanks so much to all the folks who have emailed and sent good wishes, thanks for sticking with us and I hope you enjoy the sets coming out, they have taken a lot more time and work than we anticipated but things are looking up for the rest of the year! We are cutting print runs and increasing the quality so stay tuned for more announcements soon and the big Civil War update later today!