Goof Troop Sold Out- Why?

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Goof Troop is sold out. In approximately 10 minutes. At 4 AM in the morning. (EST) During the 2 hour break I took for sleep.

From all reports it sounds like there was no limit to the amount you could purchase. And while this is an oversight on Disney’s part, let’s take a moment to account for something else. As far as I could tell, this set was not creating nearly the buzz that the other Disney Afternoon sets were. Yet for it to sell out this quick means that either people were buying huge numbers of these sets or a huge number of people waited til 4 AM to buy this set. Has vinylmation already been sold out to the hard core re-sellers? In less then 3 years has the fun collectables become so alluring to people who would buy sets only to resale that it might have destroyed the whole market? Or has the game gotten so big that a set of 1000 isn’t nearly big enough for the group of collectors?

How many people got theirs this morning? With a late release time it seems like it’s not possible that everyone was just there at the right time to get theirs. Can anyone else suggest a problem (as of right now, there’s only 2 on eBay, so I’m not sure about that theory). We shall see in the upcoming day.

It’s late, and I’m sleepy, so we’ll come back to this topic tomorrow morning, when I’m sure a lot more people will have a lot more to say.

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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Claudia
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Claudia

I ordered mine at 3:27am EST, and bought 2 sets (one for keeps and one for trade). I got an email confirmation with my goof troop purcahse, but when I checked my “order history” online, it showed $0 for those items. I believe that there are many more vinylmation collectors out there, and this was evident when the Bakery Series changed from limited edition to an open edition.

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artisticdoodle

To clarify about the ebay auctions, some of those auctions were put up before the sale. My mom was checking the day prior due to noticing a price spike in other Disney Afternoon sets…. One ebay auction had ten available “pre-sale” sets for sale and another listed one, I think. I’m suspicious that some of these pre-sale auctions that guarantee the set are either run by castmembers, those who have connections, or people who are very… confident in obtaining these vinyls. Honestly, I’m hoping that there was a database error or that the item was yanked due to the demand/crazy… Read more »

Evilos
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Evilos

I hate to say it but this is going to be bad….

underdog
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underdog

you’re right…it was.

Vinylmation Kingdom
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Vinylmation Kingdom

I don’t for a second think that 1000 of these legitimately flew off the shelves at 3:20 AM. They were long gone by 4. Either Ebay jerks bought the whole lot since Disney forgot to put a limit OR Disney realized their error and they froze the release. They better adjust every sell to no more than 2 and make this right for people.

Evilos
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Evilos

Im very confident that Disney Store will make this right, not right away, but over the next few days if not shortly. Im trying not to get caught up with the whole frenzy because it all comes down to human error, which we all have made a mistake at least once in our lives.

I’m very curious to know, Nick and MC take listen, how these are set up? Is there a program thats set at a certain time and a computer automatically updates the site OR does someone stay up and manually update the site (DS.com)

Josh
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Josh

Well I was only able to stay up to 1 a.m. central time. I was trying to win a couple of auctions for park 4 sealed boxes. I don’t have any park 4’s so I was super excited to win both auctions for around $16. I kept checking and no luck, but now I see it was much later in the “morning” that these were released. My guess is these will be on e-bay in the coming days and people bought multiple sets.

Lindsey Branch
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Lindsey Branch

I wasn’t in line waiting for these online this morning, but i must say 10 mintues sell out would have made my heart sink, i here there was no limit on them, i just hope for collectors sake that people were not over buying, like the Vinylmation Tader on facebook that had 10 Duck Tales and 12 Rescue Rangers when they were released. Hopefully Disney just put a few up at a time, Just after Villians 9″ were released it said sold out and a few days later appeared back on there.
I hope all collectors got their Disney Afternoon fix

underdog
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underdog

after being shut out of DuckTales and Rescue Rangers, i was lucky enough to get 2 Goof Troops ordered this morning. (hoping to trade 1 for a Rescue ranger). ita utterly amazazing to me that these are sold out already. it seems like Disney is doing everyhting it can to tick people off when it comes to collecting these things. hard to figure out?? unless these (so called) shortages help create such a buzz that others who wouldnt ordinarily buy vinyls are now jumping in with $$$ signs in their eyes..hoping to make a killing..its sad. :(

Josh
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Josh

I would hope that more people are getting into collecting, but I think it’s the other (money, money, money). I do agree that I don’t understand the reasoning that goes into releases. I go back to the bakery set, why only release 3 of them and not the other 3? I don’t think being in charge of this is that hard of a job. If disney is looking for someone to be in charge of the entire vinylmation line, I would quit my job, move to Florida and take that on for them!

Dave Waterworth
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Dave Waterworth

Hey Underdog, I’ll swap you a Rescue Rangers for a Goof Troop no problem.

The only downside is that I am based in the UK.

I’m back in florida in early Sept for the Vinylmation Showcase if you are around then to trade in person?

Dave

Austin Reed
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Austin Reed

underdog,
I have rescue rangers, if you want to trade i go to every trade event, let me know, Austin Reed on Facebook

–Austin Reed

Brian
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Brian

Underdog,

You better check your order status. I have many vinyl friends that had the order go through only to find it canceled when looking at the order status. Those same people have called Disney and found out that any order after 12:10 am PDT that gets through will be cancelled. I hoope that is not the case for you though. Good luck.

Konrad Neumann (@VinylKonrad)
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Konrad Neumann (@VinylKonrad)

Did it go through? cause mine went through and they STILL canceled my order. and i was done in minutes.

Claudia S
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Claudia S

My husband overslept and got up at 4am at that time they were sold out, we read in the forum they were gone in 10min like you guys said. We read and we don’t know if is true, that anybody that try to buy more than 2 had there order cancelled by disney, or something like that. I am up to date with all my series and we are sad we couldn’t get our set this time. I guess we will try to find somebody to trade.

Duck Vader
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Duck Vader

I hope Disney sort it out so the true collectors out there can get their vinyl. This goes on too much now, with pop concert tickets always being sold out very quickly & then appearing on ebay hours later!! Spare a thought for us overseas though, as we can not get any of these vinyls on line & only have urban & villians on the UK website. No Star Wars, Muppets, Tron etc etc for us. I would be happier if they did more open editions so they were accessable to more people & that would/should bring the prices down… Read more »

Duck Vader
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Josh
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Josh

SOLD OUT again!!

Zooey
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Zooey

People were buying them an hour earlier than when they showed up officially on the site, because you could purchase it from the direct link to the item on DS.com. Someone posted that direct link on some forums and everyone was using it.

The set is on sale again, so maybe DS.com just put an artificial halt on buying to make it easier for others.

Vitto
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Vitto

Seriously, I was up and refreshing every 5 mins or so because of the fact that there has been time that they don’t go up until way late. Just to find out that after I refresh my screen they were sold out. I am so beyond angry with this, but will be even more angry if they do put them back on sale because of the fact that I did go on and buy one on eBay before the prices go sky high. I still over paid but am so stunned by this. Disney has failed this time. Limit these… Read more »

Duck Vader
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Duck Vader

I was able to get one in my basket, but by the time I checked to see how much shipping would be to the UK ($20) it had come up with the same message!!

It’s not showing as sold out…

Duck Vader
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Duck Vader

Sorry… It’s “now” showing as sold out

Dev
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Dev

Highly dissapointed is an understandment, I sat up & was refreshing and the moment it hit I clicked over but I never saw anything other than Sold Out, it never even let me attempt to add to basket.

Brian
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Brian

For me personally, I didnt get any returns when searching “Goof Troop” until after it was sold out. I only managed to find it becuase some one posted the link on Vinylmationtraders.com. My order went through and I received a confirmation email. But my order status reflected a $0 total invoice amount. My invoice time atamp said 12:23:35. I think I was one of the last ones to get through. So with that time delay, they could could have sold out in the first minute. Something is screwy here.

Konrad Neumann (@VinylKonrad)
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Konrad Neumann (@VinylKonrad)

I bought mine. checked out. all was good. they were available for another 20 minutes. so i thought i was good to go. nope. they cancelled my order.

Diana
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Diana

yes and i just tried couple min ago and it showed up to add to basket but than says can not order :-( so not sure this happen also with the snowman last year and said SOLD OUT but couple days later it was up again so who knows

cesilie
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cesilie

I find it odd that the new 9″ Maoi is limited to 2 per person when you go to order that but Goof Troop was not? When I called in to tell disney about it this morning the gal just said “oh you are the first person to call in about this”. I KNOW I wasn’t the first to call in. She said they couldn’t fix what had happened so I told her when they sold their JR. cases for way under price they were VERY quick to fix that. I also told her I had a simple solution for… Read more »

underdog
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underdog

i agree!! this could be an easy fix for them!! lets hope they realize it and do the right thing!

underdog
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underdog

yeah i’m thinking i got the shaft too as now my order status is listed as closed. i’m getting very close to collecting anything besides vinylmation. i mean really disney..you’ve had plenty of time to get your act together as far as distrbution for these things.

Claudia
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Claudia

I placed my order, got my email confirmation, and now I got off the phone with Disney and they said that my order was cancelled because they sold out. They never did put a limit of 2 per person on the Goof Troop, like they usually do with limited releases, and now there are people who ordered 6-8-10 sets, and others were left with a “FALSE EMAIL ORDER CONFIRMATION.” This is why limited edition releases need to be left to D-Street ONLY.

Claudia
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Claudia

Now I am listening to “Bring on the Rain” by Joe Dee Messina in attempts to calm down after this whole “GOOF TROOP DISASTER.”