Check out Bad_Syntax's Robotech RPG Tactics unboxing videos. As you recall, the board game was the result of an overwhelmingly successful Palladium Books Kickstarter. The 1/285th scale game pieces may be used as in conjunction with the Robotech RPG. The package features 34 game pieces, 40 game cards, 12 UEDF faction dice, 12 Zentraedi faction dice, and a full-color, 90+ page, softcover rulebook.
Part II of the unboxing.
If you didn't know, there was a huge snag with United States Customs:
The container was flagged for random inspection. Our customs broker tells us that in his experience, this usually takes 7-14 business days. That means that, unless we get a small miracle, we will NOT have Robotech® RPG Tactics™ product to sell at Gen Con. In fact, it won’t arrive at our warehouse until after we return, and possibly not until the week of August 25, but probably more like August 20. Whenever it is, we’ll likely need a day or two to get things sorted, then we’ll start shipping to backers.
If we DO get a small miracle, we might have product for Saturday and Sunday of Gen Con. We have a contingency plan in case the container is released earlier than expected. If we can get it by next Friday, August 15, we’ll have Jeff and a one-way rental truck standing by to drive some down for the weekend, and the guys back home can start shipping the next week, but all of that is very unlikely.
Needless to say, we were all devastated by the news. We’ll have a few copies with us at Gen Con to display and run demos with, but we know a lot of people were counting on us having it there, and we just weren't able to do it, despite all our efforts. We always knew that this was a possibility, but to have it happen this way just stinks. We’re very sorry to disappoint those who were hoping to pick up the game at Gen Con, and that shipping to backers will be delayed at least a few days, but there’s nothing we can do at this point but hope Customs does their inspection quickly.
We will be taking pre-orders at Gen Con, but of course those won’t be shipped until after the Wave One backer rewards have been shipped.
We hope that the issues with the random custom search get resolves and people can get their products quickly!