Clouds disappear to give way to the sun, revealing at the same time the latest news from the Prod Update of May!
As indicated in our last article “Global Transport & Production News”, the Chinese authorities had decreed on March 13 the immediate lockdown of several provinces due to an outbreak of covid-19 cases in the country. This was particularly the case in the cities where our factories are concentrated. Following this, all production activity had to cease and the availability of containers had been limited. Note that the factories were finally able to reopen at the end of March to resume their cruising speed in mid-April. Also, several consecutive or simultaneous cases of force majeure having impacted the production and shipment process recently, its deadlines have been extended accordingly.
Here is the latest news on current shipments.
Shipments from the mighty United States of Smash HQS, Athena HQS+, Ichigo MUB, and Saitama MUB will last through Q3 2022, as will those from the talented Kojiro Hyuga: Tiger Shot HQS and top enemies Naruto & Kyubi HQS and Sasuke Uchiha HQS.
The journey of the Emperors Shanks HQS and Boa Hancock HQS+ should continue until the fourth quarter of 2022 to finally moor at their port of arrival. Sailor Moon HQS will follow them closely with deliveries also scheduled until the fourth quarter of 2022.
The deliveries of the Toad Sage Jiraiya: One Last Heartbeat HQS and the reckless Saint Pegasus Seiya HQS+ should last until the first quarter of 2023.
Respected pirates Oden Ikigai and Zoro (Wano) Ikigai will continue shipping through Q4 2022, as will inseparable ninjas Naruto Ikigai and Sasuke Ikigai.
Regarding the Tony Tony Chopper HQS, Aquarius Camus HQS, Batman HQS+, Gemini Saga Ikigai and Dubhe Alpha Siegfried Ikigai statues, their deliveries are delayed due to a fire that occurred several days earlier in their production factory.
Indeed, concerning Tony Tony Chopper HQS, the remaining stock of statues to be delivered (a little less than 3% of production) was completely destroyed as well as their moulds. Also, we are sorry to have to cancel the last salvo, the customers concerned having already been contacted for this purpose. Deliveries of this statue should therefore end at the end of the second quarter of 2022. Concerning Aquarius Camus HQS, also in production in this factory, the 400 statues which were on site were also destroyed. Shipments are therefore shifted by a quarter to produce them again, with deliveries scheduled until the end of the year 2022 as well.
Regarding Batman HQS+, deliveries will be able to start from the third quarter of 2022. The packaging of the statue having been destroyed in the fire, this has therefore slightly delayed the shipments, these having to last an additional quarter and therefore being planned until the end of the year 2022 as well.
Finally, regarding Gemini Saga Ikigai and Dubhe Alpha Siegfried Ikigai, shipments are also delayed by one quarter, their production planned in the same factory being impacted by the previous delayed productions mentioned above. Deliveries should therefore take place from the third quarter of 2022 to the first quarter of 2023. In addition, concerning Gemini Saga Ikigai, the hand effect being extremely difficult to achieve in resin, we find ourselves forced to use PVC for technical reasons. The final result is however of a much higher quality and above all constant (the new effect is on the right in the photo below). To conclude on this subject, the factory is currently undergoing a two-week closure in order to be able to carry out the safety audit as well as the cleaning and restoration of the premises in order to be able to work there again.
Here is now the latest news on the shipments that are starting or will start.
As for the intergalactic warriors Goku Kaio-ken HQS and Vegeta Galick Gun HQS, deliveries will begin from the third quarter of 2022, still being scheduled until the second quarter of 2023. For the most curious ones, know that the prod samples are visible at the Tsume Store Paris, Tsume Store Barcelona and at the Cinephil store in Namur.
Concerning our Gajeel & Wendy HQS+ mages and our Haku & Zabuza HQS ninjas, the deliveries of these two statues will begin from the third quarter of 2022, being always planned until the first quarter of 2023. Always for the most curious ones, the prod samples of these statues are also visible at the Tsume Store Paris, Tsume Store Barcelona and at the Cinephil store in Namur.
Regarding the Cygnus Hyoga HQS Saint, deliveries will start from the third quarter of 2022 to last until the second quarter of 2023.
Finally, here is the latest news about the products whose delivery will follow.
As for the powerful mage Natsu MUB, its T2 is currently being adjusted, especially at the level of the electronic part. Regarding the estimated delivery period, please refer to the product sheet.
Regarding Frieza 4th form HQS+, we have received its T1 and are generally satisfied with it. We are working on the electronics and improving certain elements like the grass nesting, the sculpt and the shape of the waves, the spikes of the energy ball, the neck and the head. Regarding its estimated delivery period, please refer to the product sheet.
Regarding Perona Ikigai and Usopp (Dressrosa) Ikigai, their T2s are also being adjusted, with a revision of nesting and an improvement in the packaging. Regarding their estimated delivery period, refer to their product sheet.
Regarding the heroes Shoto and Endeavor Ikigai, we are currently carrying out character checks for better consistency of the range on this license. We will be able to give news once the T1s are ready. Regarding their estimated delivery period, continue to refer to the product sheet.
As for the deities Hades and Poseidon Ikigai, we have received their T1s which are in the process of general adjustment. Regarding their estimated delivery period, continue to refer to the product sheet.
Finally, regarding the face of justice Kuzan Ikigai, we received its T2 which is being adjusted, mainly for nesting. Regarding its estimated delivery period, continue to refer to the product sheet.
Concerning all the other statues not mentioned, from the HQS or Ikigai ranges, it is necessary to refer to the estimated delivery periods announced on their product sheet.
So here is the latest news regarding the production and shipment of your statues by Tsume, the estimated delivery periods of the latter being available in the table below. Of course, we would like to remind you that a risk of lockdown still hangs over our factories due to the Covid situation in China, although the area where they are located seems to be under control for the moment. Transport, containers and boats availability or even accessibility to ports, are also factors that can still change depending on the global geopolitical and health situation, although the latter has recovered a little. So by consulting the next articles, you will be able to stay well informed on the evolution of events and estimated delivery periods for your statues.
Thank you for your attention and see you soon on social medias!
The Tsume Team