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WDT Wave 3 delayed until May

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#1 of 105 OFFLINE   Brian_N



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Posted November 07 2003 - 03:02 PM

From Ultimatedisney.com: The big bad news today is that Disney is apparently moving Wave 3 of the Walt Disney Treasures, scheduled for release in just 3 1/2 weeks, all the way back to May 2004. This move is technically unconfirmed, highly unusual, and without a specified reason. Huge bummer, it would seem. Did not yet see this posted. Anyone have any more info?

#2 of 105 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted November 07 2003 - 03:13 PM

If this is true, I would guess it's because the holiday season is pretty darn crowded already--not just with new releases, but also with major releases that came out earlier this year that will be vying for gift-giving dollars. Look at all the TV shows alone. (Boxed sets are always big holiday sellers.) Disney's own big releases, Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean, will be major players this year, and it probably wants to throw its promotional muscles behind those rather than add even more big titles that might get lost in the shuffle. Just my thoughts...
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Posted November 07 2003 - 03:42 PM

God, I hope this is a delayed April fools' joke. Posted Image

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Posted November 07 2003 - 04:22 PM

good news for me. too much too buy on dvd in dec.

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Posted November 07 2003 - 06:03 PM

Nooooooooooo...... I will be horribly horribly depressed if this is true, these sets I've been looking forward to all year, I preordered back in JULY! (considers going to amazon to up to two day shipping in the hopes I'll still get them...)

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Posted November 07 2003 - 06:13 PM

I'd be somewhat disappointed, but man, my wallet sure wouldn't argue with the break. 12/2 is going to be expenisve enough as it is, even without the disney treasures.

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Posted November 07 2003 - 06:28 PM

If this is true this is terrible news. I too am buying a good deal of stuff this December but this was going to be the highlight. I'll keep my fingers crossed this is misinformation.
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Posted November 07 2003 - 07:48 PM

Shoot! I hope not. I have been waiting since this summer for these. They should be great!

Let's just hope Walt Disney didn't decide to go all PC on us and hack up the On The Frontlines to get rid of anything that could be considered "offensive" to the overly-sensitive in this world...

UltimateDisney is usually a very reliable source for Disney info... but I hope it is wrong this time!
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#9 of 105 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted November 08 2003 - 12:13 AM

Like others have stated, this is disappointing news if true, but my limited financial situation right now could use a bit of a break.

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Posted November 08 2003 - 12:18 AM

I recently bought the 7 previous WDT sets at Costco and on the box it says to look for the new ones on Dec 2nd.

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Posted November 08 2003 - 01:43 AM

I would be very disappointed if this is true. It would suck having to wait an additional 5 months, and I'd spend that time worrying that the reason for the delay was that they chickened out and decided to remove something that they worried would offend somebody. Posted Image
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Posted November 08 2003 - 02:30 AM

[quote] move is technically unconfirmed, highly unusual, and without a specified reason. [quote] Don't dispair until you hear something official. However, I don't know if you could ever order it from Disney.com, but you can't now. I'll admit, I would be dissapointed if it were delayed, after just doing the Costco deal this week (Thanks, Patrick!)

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Posted November 08 2003 - 02:51 AM

[quote] Disney's own big releases, Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean, will be major players this year, and it probably wants to throw its promotional muscles behind those rather than add even more big titles that might get lost in the shuffle. [quote]

Seems like apples and oranges. Nemo is selling millions, as will Pirates. The "Treasures" are limited to what, 150,000 copies? They don't really need promotion, as they'll sell fine anyway. I can't imagine Disney would delay such a small-scale release because of promotional issues when they don't require much help as it is. Plus, past sets have competed with other major releases, so I don't see what would be different for this one...
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Posted November 08 2003 - 03:47 AM

I hope we hear some official word from Disney SOON. If this is true, I won't be needing the tins I ordered and intended as gifts.

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Posted November 08 2003 - 05:35 AM


still show it for Dec2

I hope they still come out at thatday as I have already preodered mine and also paid for them.

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#16 of 105 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted November 08 2003 - 05:39 AM

Either way, it's good. This last quarter is so dense with releases... a May release would allow everyone's wallets to stop burning for a short time.

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Posted November 08 2003 - 05:46 AM

The next Mickey set is supposed to include Mickey's Christmas Carol though- I'd like to be able to see that before Christmas instead of in May!
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#18 of 105 OFFLINE   Adam_S



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Posted November 08 2003 - 05:54 AM

My Wallet won't be burning because my dvd purchases have been limited to the Warners Legends Collection, loony Tunes Golden Collection, and the four Walt Disney Treasures for the fall. The treasures themselves represent more than half of my dvd budget! I did update my amazon order to two day shipping, I'm hoping a Duel like situation will arise!

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Posted November 08 2003 - 06:01 AM

If this news is accurate, then it is bad news. Forum members have been writing and reading about these releases since wave 2 came out last December. As stated above, these titles (in their limited numbers) sell! Within weeks to a few months no retailer will have copies and the silly prices on auction sites will start to appear. I suspect a lot of forum members like myself have all the other tins and would buy the next wave of 4 come what may. If something had to go because of expense then it wouldn't be the Walt Disney tins. I am sure Disney knows this and I too wonder whether there is another reason for their delay. After all who knows what competition there will be next May (maybe the original Star Wars titles will be out or wave 2 of the Looney Tunes)?

#20 of 105 OFFLINE   Jeff Swearingen

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Posted November 08 2003 - 07:06 AM

I have been waiting years to see Victory through Air Power and Der Fuehrer's Face. I'm not going to allow myself to believe this until something official gets released. Of course I also won't allow myself to believe that Song of the South will never be visited on the Treasures series...call me optimistic, bull-headed or just plain stupid.

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