Update [Fri 5th May, 2023 12:00 BST]: Strictly Limited Games revealed yesterday on Twitter that the Turrican Ultra Collector's Edition has finally started shipping to those who pre-ordered.
The news comes two years after pre-orders originally opened for the special collector's edition version of the games, and will likely prompt a sigh of relief from those who have had to put up with the various delays. You can see the full tweet from Strictly Limited Games below:
Original Article [Wed 23rd Nov, 2022 13:30 GMT]:Earlier this month, those who ordered the Turrican Ultra Collector's Edition w/ figurine noticed that the shipping date had moved to May 26th, 2023 without any comment or explanation on social media from the online retailer.
Flash forward a couple of days and now it appears that Strictly Limited Games has finally issued a public statement, in order to try and better explain the reasons for this decision and the issues that have caused this delay.
The statement - posted from the Strictly Limited Games Twitter account - states that because the company was "aiming to get the best possible result", it took "way longer than expected" to ship. It also says that after receiving an early prototype, it "didn't catch the vibe just right", so the company had to revise it.
In the same statement, Strictly Limited Games also blames "the global situation" in part for the delays, as well as the lack of a buffer in their initial planning.
For those unfamiliar, Strictly Limited Games announced the products - featuring a collection of Turrican titles from across various platforms - all the way back in 2020 (as covered on Nintendo Life). It later went on sale in two special editions, including a Collector's Edition, and the Ultra Collector's Edition.
The Collector's Edition started making its way out to customers earlier this year, but those who bought the Ultra Collector's Edition are still having to wait for their orders to ship.
To try and restore confidence, the company has revealed a new image of the figurine in question, which is made out of resin, individually hand-colored, and measures 21cm (8.3 inches) in height. It also confirmed the new date with customers and said that this would be the latest that the figurines will be shipping.