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Its official - Hogwarts Express on full release Options
delboy271155
#1 Posted : 12 October 2020 14:38:00

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Hi All, BigGrin

I emailed Hachette C/S to see if this was a full release or still a test and this is the reply I received:






Hi Derek,

Thank you for your email.

If you wish to subscribe to this collection please follow the link below. I can confirm that this is fully available with an estimated 120 issues.

www.hachettepartworks.com/HogwartsExpress


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get back in touch.

Kind regards



Charlie



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#2 Posted : 12 October 2020 15:29:03

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Derek

How strange (i guess the Hogwarts Magic) that they did a test and then straight to a launch.

I wonder if this will be subscription only as there is nothing on the national title file to give any indication of when it will be in the shops.

I am still holding out for that “must have” :-) not sure what, or even if at all, that will be but wanting to hold back the “pennies” now that i have reduced my subscriptions.

2 more harley, a few more months worth of the lambourgini, halfway through the bismarck (but that is turning to a collection rather than a build) and 84 more spitfire editions to go.

Sure this hogwarts build will be popular as the whole thing looks nice you you go for the premium sub snd get the station platform.

I will be interested to see this one being built.

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#3 Posted : 12 October 2020 17:05:14

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Excellent news. I do hope that if/when DeAg or someone else decides to bring it to the US they will still offer the Platform 9 3/4. If my calculations are right this will cost £1278.83 / US $1671.33. Note to self - start saving.
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#4 Posted : 12 October 2020 18:16:23

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Excellent news. I do hope that if/when DeAg or someone else decides to bring it to the US they will still offer the Platform 9 3/4. If my calculations are right this will cost £1278.83 / US $1671.33. Note to self - start saving.


I fear you may have a long wait for this in the US as Hachette say this is only available in the UK/ROI. Crying


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#5 Posted : 12 October 2020 19:00:12

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You are absolutely right. For some reason Hatchette has a dislike(?) for the US. For subject variety, especially 1/8 scale subjects, Hatchette is the leader.
But I will remain positive that the Hogwarts Express will eventually be made available elsewhere. Making it available only in the UK/ROI just doesn't make sense economically. And the Harry Potter fan base is huge world wide.
Fingers crossed.
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#6 Posted : 13 October 2020 16:24:32

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Its also official that I have gone the whole 9 yards/chocolate frogs and hit the Premium Subscription button.

May just need an invisibility cloak to avoid SWMBO when the first pack arrives.

LOL Flapper LOL Flapper LOL


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mwb
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Rub it in Derek. Glare

Actually, congrats!BigGrin You could use your Room of Requirement. You have one, don't you?

I'm going to have to brush up on my "Accio" spell.

wyatt
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#8 Posted : 13 October 2020 17:22:10

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mwb wrote:
Rub it in Derek. Glare

Actually, congrats!BigGrin You could use your Room of Requirement. You have one, don't you?

I'm going to have to brush up on my "Accio" spell.

wyatt


Ooops, sorryCrying


I`ve got a large room of model building requirements that SWMBO won`t enter for fear of damaging anything, but I secretly think she wants me to build this one as she keeps mentioning it.Confused

I`ll find out soon enough.Blink Blink If I hear screaming when postie comes I`ll know to duck before the crack round the ear happens. LOL LOL LOL

Never know, it may cure my failing hearing.LOL


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#9 Posted : 13 October 2020 18:53:42

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You could try

Confundo - Causes confusions and makes others easily susceptible to influence

BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

Still making up my mind about this one. Will wait to see the first build diary

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#10 Posted : 13 October 2020 18:57:59

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GilShapley wrote:
You could try

Confundo - Causes confusions and makes others easily susceptible to influence

BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

Still making up my mind about this one. Will wait to see the first build diary

Gil


Hi Gil, BigGrin

Just awaiting the first delivery. (Up to 28 days)
Then I`ll see what I can do. Blink

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#11 Posted : 13 October 2020 19:05:35

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delboy271155 wrote:

Just awaiting the first delivery. (Up to 28 days)
Then I`ll see what I can do. Blink




I hope the information you received is correct - I signed up for this on the 1st September and haven't received anything yet. I'm also building the Spitfire and when I check my account, the Hogwarts Express is showing as active, but is completely blank.
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mickeyflinn wrote:
delboy271155 wrote:

Just awaiting the first delivery. (Up to 28 days)
Then I`ll see what I can do. Blink




I hope the information you received is correct - I signed up for this on the 1st September and haven't received anything yet. I'm also building the Spitfire and when I check my account, the Hogwarts Express is showing as active, but is completely blank.


Hi Mickey

The info I posted in post #1 was from Hachette CS, so should be good.

I have also received a confirmation email that states "Subscription Confirmed".

In your situation I`d give Hachette CS a ring and question what`s occurring. It may be that your application got caught up between the switch from "Trial" to "Full Release" or if it was still a test when you applied you may have been out of the test area. Tests are not usually nationwide.

Hope this helps.


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mickeyflinn
#13 Posted : 13 October 2020 20:48:10

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Just sent their CS an email. I'll let you know the outcome (hopefully positive).
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#14 Posted : 14 October 2020 13:06:29

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Its just a pity Hachette don't let you delay starting a build from issue 1 for a few months, that frustrated me with their Bismarck build and I'm waiting on Agora to announce their options on that.

That's what's so good about DeAgostini's business model, letting you ogle other peoples builds in here for a few months before you decide to dive in yourself. This forum is their best marketing tool for new sales of older model stock.

With three builds on the go currently at £ 130 a month between them and eight months to go to finish the first of them I'm under the ever present gaze of SWMBO so sneaking an extra £45 notes in right now for this is a complete no go.

Well jell for those that do have the funds to go for this one right now.

I'm looking forward to some rather excellent build diaries in here and the to be expected WorldOfWayne YouTube build porn when he finds out.
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#15 Posted : 15 October 2020 18:11:19

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Derek, I think you're right. Just had this reply from Hachette CS about my Hogwarts Express subscription and it's non-appearance;

"Thank you for your message.

I do apologise about this.

I can confirm your subscription is active and running fine for yourself from issue 1.

Unfortunately we have had a stock delay with the issues in the collection and are currently waiting on a further update so we can then get the issues out to you.

Usually orders are processed and dispatched within 28 days of setting up the subscription however due to this delay, the timeframe may be slightly longer.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you require any further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.
"

Don't know when we'll receive the issues though.
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mickeyflinn wrote:
Derek, I think you're right. Just had this reply from Hachette CS about my Hogwarts Express subscription and it's non-appearance;

"Thank you for your message.

I do apologise about this.

I can confirm your subscription is active and running fine for yourself from issue 1.

Unfortunately we have had a stock delay with the issues in the collection and are currently waiting on a further update so we can then get the issues out to you.

Usually orders are processed and dispatched within 28 days of setting up the subscription however due to this delay, the timeframe may be slightly longer.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you require any further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.
"

Don't know when we'll receive the issues though.



Well that`s good news of sorts.Blink

I`ve had the "up to 28 days for delivery", but I`m guessing they have been inundated with orders and its a lot more than they expected.

I`m happy to wait.

When I told SWMBO that I had registered for a subscription, I quote " I knew you would" and she denied having any interestConfused . I just kept quiet at that point.LOL


Just a waiting game now.


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mickeyflinn
#17 Posted : 26 October 2020 12:06:14

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Just checked my Hachette account, and apparently they sent me an invoice on the 23rd October (not received at time of writing this) and it contains a charge of £0.00 for "Hogwarts Gift 1" and "End Test Letter". I get the impression that this won't be happening just yet Sad
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mickeyflinn wrote:
Just checked my Hachette account, and apparently they sent me an invoice on the 23rd October (not received at time of writing this) and it contains a charge of £0.00 for "Hogwarts Gift 1" and "End Test Letter". I get the impression that this won't be happening just yet Sad


Hi Mickey, BigGrin

Never say never.

All it seems they have done is closed down the test and given you the first freebie as a thankyou for taking part.

Seems to me that with most tests the parts issued have slight changes made so they are no good for the real item when released. Hence why I never buy early issues from ebay, normally parts 1-4 just after any test has finished.

Personally, my sub still has 14 days left of the up to 28 day delivery stated.

I`ll wait and see, but it will be a great shame if this is not released. Especially when their CS said via email it is on full release.

We`ll see. Blink Blink


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