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Title: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on January 12, 2019, 06:57:07 PM
https://twitter.com/ThePowerCon/status/1084274002485485569

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The location of @ThePowerCon 2019 has been revealed by @PixelDan! And it is Anaheim, California! Find out details about the location and what it has to offer: http://www.thepower-con.com/2019/01/2019-location-revealed/ …

https://youtu.be/Xqtd9uD5XXU

https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-anaheim-SNAAHHH/index.html
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on January 18, 2019, 09:46:54 AM
http://www.thepower-con.com/2019/01/preliminary-info/

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The plan is to start pre-sales of tickets and exclusives on Saturday, March 9th at 12:00pm Eastern Time (UTC -5).
Prices to be announced in the near future.
Prices are in USD.

This year’s main focus is on the 30th anniversary of the New Adventures of He-Man cartoon and toy line, and the brand new She-Ra: Princesses of Power cartoon currently on Netflix! And we’ll have a few other things mixed in here or there for MOTU and POP fans.
For She-Ra fans, we’re not going to go too heavy on the new She-Ra for 2019 just because 2020 is the 35th anniversary of the 80s She-Ra. Because of that, we plan to have a She-Ra extravaganza in 2020 celebrating both the vintage and the new She-Ra. But we still wanted to have some awesome guests and programming centered around the new She-Ra cartoon at the 2019 convention as its important to celebrate this brand new era of POP awesomeness!

Hotel reservations will start soon. We have a discounted room block. We expect it to fill up fast.
Discounted rates will be $ 169.00 for a standard room with a king bed, or two queen beds, plus fees & taxes. By comparison, it was $ 147.00 per night at the Torrance Marriott in 2018. So not a huge increase considering the hotel, what it offers, and its location.
Like in previous years, in order to keep people from sitting on rooms because they aren’t sure if they will attend, the first night’s room charge will occur when you make your reservation and it is non-refundable.
Also, if we sell out of our discounted room block, we will try to expand the block a second time. But there’s no guarantees this can happen.

We will be reaching out to prior year exhibitors soon for early reservation on tables and booths.
Then we will open up table and booth registration to new exhibitors the same time Attendee pre-orders go live.

We hope to have Volunteer and Press registration go live the same time as Attendee pre-orders.
Volunteers and Press need to buy their Attendee passes ahead of time. Like last year, Press who have approved applications will have their Attendee pass purchase refunded. And, Volunteers who complete their schedules will receive reimbursements based on our hourly credit rate.

The cosplay contest will return, and we will have $ 1000.00 worth of cash prizes; possibly an increase in the total value amount as well as the number of cash prizes. If you are a cosplayer planning to attend the show, start planning your outfits now! They must be based on the He-Man and She-Ra universe. All current and past canons are acceptable source material. Mash-up concepts are welcome as long as they are one-part MOTU or POP. All costumes must be all-ages friendly.

Power-Con is a harassment-free show. Don’t make us send the Royal Guard after you, because we won’t hesitate to do so. “Be excellent to each other!”

At this time, there are three exclusive items.
1. a MOTUC Collector’s Choice 3-pack. The price will be $ 165.00
2. a MOTUC Collector’s Choice single figure release. The price will be $ 55.00
3. a special collectible figure item (not MOTUC CC or CG). The price will be $ 50.00
• Exact details on what these figures are will be revealed in the near future.
• A couple other items might be announced. If they are not for pre-sale, then they will be for sale at the show, and probably only available at Power-Con.
• All Collector’s Choice figures will be repaints (no new sculpting or tooling), with some soft goods items here or there.

We realize the pricing on exclusives will be a sticking point for some of you, which we completely understand. So to address some of those concerns now:
• Yes, the price has gone up on the figures. The main reason for the price bump is a lower production quantity. As a result, that means a higher production cost.
• Also, there will be a fixed quantity this year, hence the lower production quantity. Meaning, it’s not made-to-order. The main reason for this is because we’re so close to the show dates that we had to set a quantity so the factory could slot them in for production. As a result, these items will be made available for pre-order to Attendees first. Then, once the Attendee pre-sale window ends, the balance will be made available for pre-order to Non-Attendees through our resale partners. This is similar to Power-Con 2016. We do not know the length of the pre-sale window at this time, but we should know it soon.
• Attendees should not count on these being available at the show so they should pre-order any desired items.
• Payment for Attendees is due in full at the time the pre-order is made, as in prior years.
• Payment for Attendee pre-orders will be accepted in the form of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). We will not accept PayPal, eCheck, or any other form of payment for pre-orders.

If you plan to come, and want things that might go quickly (like a hotel room, or a Power Pass, etc), and don’t want to miss out on times, dates, links, etc, then we encourage you all to sign up to our mailing list if you have not done so already! This will be the best way to get notices and important info that you don’t want to miss.

Click here to subscribe to the mailing list.

We hope to see you at Power-Con 2019!

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thepowercon Power-Con tickets and exclusives go on sale on March 9 at 12:00pm Eastern! Plan ahead to get the passes and exclusives you want!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BswUm6YHJaZ/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on January 27, 2019, 09:03:37 AM
https://mailchi.mp/thepower-con/preliminary-info-1474973

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Hotel room reservations start Saturday, February 2nd!

The discounted Power-Con hotel block at the Hilton Anaheim, the location of Power-Con, opens to Attendees on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern.

On that day and time, we will post the reservation link on our website. We expect it to sell out quickly so do NOT delay in reserving your room!

IMPORTANT: In order to make sure people do not sit on discounted hotel rooms, the first night’s stay will be charged to the cards of those who reserve discounted rooms for Power-Con 2019. This charge is non-refundable. So be sure you plan to attend the show before you reserve your room in the discounted hotel block!

For those of you who are not 100% certain you will be attending, we will also post links to other nearby hotel options. In addition, you will have the option of reserving via Hilton Anaheim’s website at their regular room rates which gives you the option to cancel a reservation at a later date, per their cancellation policy.

Power-Con 2019 celebrates all things He-Man and She-Ra, and will have a focus on the new She-Ra and the Princessess of Power cartoon, and the 30th anniversary of the New Adventures of He-Man cartoon and toy line. We’re excited to bring you more news soon. Please spread the word about Power-Con to anyone you know who loves Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power. It’s always better to celebrate He-Man and She-Ra with other fans! Thank you so much for your interest and support of Power-Con.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtJV_eunyoJ/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on February 01, 2019, 11:41:52 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtW1nrInJLb/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on February 16, 2019, 01:49:56 PM
https://twitter.com/ThePowerCon/status/1096863848928346114

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The 2019 exclusives have been revealed for @ThePowerCon! Click here to see images and learn more info: http://www.thepower-con.com/2019/02/exclusives-revealed/ … #powercon #powercon2019 #2019powercon #motu #shera #heman

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9JiwEnTMJ/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: SamTurtledove on February 17, 2019, 05:12:41 PM
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https://twitter.com/ThePowerCon/status/1096863848928346114

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12″ Starburst She-Ra $50.00


more info on non-attendee ordering and availability concerns from  He-man.org forum (http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/showthread.php?274524-Power-Con-2019-August-17-amp-18-in-Anaheim-California-Exclusives-revealed&p=3824549&viewfull=1#post3824549)

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So let's talk availability. We're not setup to handle Non-Attendee shipping in the most efficient manner. I know a number of fans are patient and don't mind us taking as long as necessary to save some money, but there are also a lot of fans who do not want to wait and want their product as fast as possible. So it made much more sense to let experienced resellers tackle those orders. And since these are not made-to-order, we have to let Attendees have the first shot at pre-ordering.

If part of your concern is missing out, the numbers produced on these aren't drastically reduced from prior years. Similar to what I've said earlier in this thread, I think nearly everyone who wants these during the Attendee & Non-Attendee pre-sale will get these items. But I can't guarantee everyone who wants them will be able to get them during pre-order.

As far as price goes, I am sure they will cost more at BBTS and S.P.A.C.E. because they need to make a profit for their services. But on the plus side, they charge far less on shipping and handling than we ever could at Power-Con. So hopefully there is a balance in final cost.



from the designer

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"For the Honor of Grayskull it’s Starburst She-Ra! She is a Powercon Exvlusive so if you want her, check out @thepowercon for more details!! So happy I got to design a second 12” She-Ra!!"

"this gives people a chance who didn’t get the first one a chance to have a She-Ra. Also, she has all new make up and a different blonde color to her hair, so she isn’t the exact same doll."


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9J6QAA9lz/


Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 05, 2019, 10:24:00 AM



http://www.thepower-con.com/2019/03/shera-art/

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thepowercon We’re proud to reveal our 2019 Power-Con souvenir t-shirts, illustrated by the talented @natebaertsch Shirts are available to Attendees for pre-order starting March 9th. Each is also available in black. For more info visit thepower-con.com Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bumdb8jHXQL/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 06, 2019, 11:02:28 PM
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thepowercon Pre-sale of Power-Con attendee tickets and exclusives begins Saturday, March 9th at 9am Pacific time and end Sunday, April 7th.

www.thepower-con.com

Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bur2EHWnury/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 08, 2019, 08:07:57 PM
http://www.thepower-con.com/2019/03/wrapping-paper/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuwkKG9HiGY/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 09, 2019, 08:45:55 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuykF_PHWWS/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on April 06, 2019, 08:31:31 AM
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thepowercon Time is running out for Attendees (fans going to Power-Con) to pre-order this year’s exclusives! Pre-sales END this Sunday, April 7th at 11:59pm Pacific.
www.thepower-con.com (http://www.thepower-con.com)
Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv5oF3cHpkZ/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on April 10, 2019, 10:30:19 AM
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thepowercon Non-Attendee stock is selling fast for the 2019 #HeMan & #SheRa exclusives! Red shows what still remains for each #MOTU item. Get yours before they are gone! www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwCwhrNHEpB/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on May 09, 2019, 01:23:38 PM
From http://www.thepower-con.com/volunteers/
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POWER-CON gladly welcomes some good volunteers to help in this year’s convention expo. If you are motivated, up-beat individual who is flexible and wants to meet a lot of new people then volunteering is right for you!

July 5, 2019 is the last day to register as a Volunteer for Power-Con. Keep in mind that volunteer positions fill up quickly so do not delay in applying!

Volunteers must work at least 4 hours worth of shifts, and will earn credit to put towards your pass or exclusives. For example, one 4 hour shift would cover a weekend pass and provide you additional credit that you can collect or put towards previously purchased exclusive(s) or additional pass(es).

IMPORTANT: All Volunteers must pre-purchase a pass to the convention. If you already purchased an Attendee pass to insure you would get the Power-Con exclusives, be sure to include your order number when you contact us. Approved Volunteer applicants, who also perform their volunteer duties at the show, will be credited within 60 days after the convention has ended. More info will be provided during the application process.

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thepowercon For MOTU/POP fans, every day is #throwbackthursday
Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA
www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxPv1Z_gHkA/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on May 28, 2019, 10:06:29 PM
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thepowercon The 2019 Power-Con program cover is being illustrated by @tonywashingtonart This rough sketch is a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA www.thepower-con.com (http://www.thepower-con.com)

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBcTCnAGt8/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on June 07, 2019, 11:49:49 PM
http://www.thepower-con.com/2019/06/francis-moss/

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Power-Con is proud to announce Francis Moss will be attending Power-Con! Moss has worked on She-Ra: Princess of Power, Iron Man, Ducktales, and many of the top animated shows of the 80s, 90s and 2000s. This includes a four-year stint on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For He-Man fans, he was a story editor on Jetlag’s The New Adventures of He-Man and wrote several episodes of the series.

Come meet this amazing guest at Power-Con this August 17 & 18 in Anaheim, California! Tickets and exclusives are up for pre-sale right now. We hope to see you there!

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tonywashingtonart Super excited to announce that I’ve been given the huge opportunity to design the program cover for the 2019 @thepowercon !!!! Thanks so much to the team for the honor. I’ve included the sketch here in this post and a few of the previous pieces that I’ve done for #powercon as soon as it’s completed I’ll post it for sure though. If your interested in a powercon commission, please feel to reach out through DM or email to [email protected] Thanks to everyone who reached out for comic con commissions, they’re all completed and are on the way to you all now.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByBp7DdhYHS/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on June 29, 2019, 12:14:22 PM
https://thepower-con.com/2019/06/program-cover-final/

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tonywashingtonart I’m beyond honored to share the official program cover for @thepowercon 2019! Stop by my booth for all new exclusives along with a print of this cover. More to come soon!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzRgcbnh4ao/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on July 13, 2019, 03:55:10 PM
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thepowercon Power-Con is proud to announce @dreamworksanimation will be exhibiting at Power-Con! DreamWorks reimagined She-Ra with a Netflix original series @dreamworksshera that has developed a passionate following. Stop by their booth for some fun kid-friendly activities and giveaways all weekend, and stay tuned for more information about some special guests making their way to Anaheim! Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz32H-9gxYM/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on July 25, 2019, 07:12:25 PM
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thepowercon Power-Con is proud to announce @super7 will be exhibiting at Power-Con! Super7 has produced some awesome He-Man and She-Ra items over the years, and will have cool collectibles for sale. Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0WcbOLn4nj/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 02, 2019, 12:04:54 PM
https://twitter.com/ThePowerCon/status/1157365543273410560

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The @ThePowerCon 2019 programming schedule has been posted! Click here to check it out: https://thepower-con.com/programming-schedule/ (https://thepower-con.com/programming-schedule/)

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thepowercon Power-Con is proud to announce @brockotter will be attending #powercon! Otterbacher is the Creative Director of Toys/Collectibles at @mondonews. He has been the mind behind the new 1:6 scale MOTU action figure line, which combines elements from multiple canons to bring fans unique collectibles from the world of He-Man. Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0q8ASxATIp/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 06, 2019, 10:52:04 AM
https://twitter.com/ThePowerCon/status/1158568775765102592

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Advance @ThePowerCon ticket sales end this Friday, August 9th! Weekend passes are only available online. Day passes are $5.00 off online. Save money on admission while you still can! https://thepower-con.com/tickets/ 

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thepowercon Power-Con is proud to announce Robert Rudman will be attending #powercon! Rudman is a Senior Copywriter at Mattel where he has created captivating copy and story for many of Mattel's brands, including the WWE, Hot Wheels, and the DC Universe. Rudman is currently helping to bring the story to life in the new MOTU Origins toy line. Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/B01BjPwHnZD/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 12, 2019, 01:18:52 PM
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thepowercon Something you didn’t see coming… The baron of the big screen @thatkevinsmith will be interviewing Rob David from Mattel at Power-Con Sunday Aug 18th in the panel room at 1:30pm! Don’t miss out! Power-Con 2019: The He-Man and She-Ra Fan Convention – August 17 & 18, 2019, Anaheim, CA
www.thepower-con.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1EkOcOgWFN/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 16, 2019, 03:07:55 AM
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thepowercon #Repost @theminifigureguy ・・・ This Princess of Power will be with us this weekend. Come by #theMinifigureGuy #booth906 @thepowercon for all your favorite #minifigs at the lowest prices of the show. Special #motu set available for this weekend!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1NsqbDAx8T/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 16, 2019, 12:00:40 PM
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hancholodesigns Going to Power Con this weekend? Come say hi and pick up our exclusive Gold 3D Castle Grayskull Pin and Silver Power Sword Pin! We will be at Booth 102 - You have the power!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1OqyDDgwPd/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 18, 2019, 04:18:48 PM
https://deadline.com/2019/08/kevin-smith-masters-of-the-universe-revelation-netflix-anime-series-he-man-1202670904/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1UgS_dAG1r/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 19, 2019, 10:13:35 AM
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masters We came. We saw. We @thepowercon’ed. What was your favorite part of the #MOTU weekend?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1UvKZ5gesw/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on August 28, 2019, 11:04:37 AM
https://super7.com/collections/m-o-t-u/products/masters-of-the-universe-reaction-figure-mantenna-toy-variant

https://super7.com/collections/m-o-t-u/products/masters-of-the-universe-reaction-figure-grizzlor-toy-variant

https://super7.com/collections/m-o-t-u/products/masters-of-the-universe-reaction-figure-modulok-d

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super7 Earlier this month Super7 attended Power-Con 2019 and brought some exclusive Masters of the Universe ReAction Figures with us: New Grizzlor and Mantenna figures based on the original 80's toys and a new 4-legged version of Modulok! We are now offering the remaining stock of these releases while supplies last. Collect them by tapping the image here or at the Shop icon in our profile.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1rpSUTgFlX/
Title: Re: Power-Con: August 17-18, 2019 at Hilton Anaheim
Post by: AzT on September 14, 2019, 10:37:29 AM
https://mailchi.mp/thepower-con/cs-stock-1539065

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Customer Service stock on sale soon!

CS stock is typically a small quantity of extra product to cover defects for items claimed at Power-Con. Due to that, it has not been cost effective in previous years to setup a new sales event to sell a limited number of CS items, and instead has been sold off to resellers. But for 2019, we're going to give this a shot and offer CS stock up to fans. This is an experiment to see if this is a viable option for future Power-Con events. If it ends up being cost prohibitive due to lack of interest and/or expense, it won't be something we can continue to offer.

There's also one big caveat about offering the CS stock for 2019, and that's the payment for shipping. A shipping calculator feature is not currently available through our ticket vendor. So if you plan to purchase any of our CS stock, payment for shipping will:
• have to be made after the initial purchase of exclusives
• have to be made via PayPal using the Friend/Family option so we do not get hit with PayPal fees, as we are not adding anything extra to the cost of shipping. No other option other than PayPal can be used, so you have to have that available to you in order to pay shipping costs
• cover shipping through USPS for all domestic and international shipments
• have to include extra for insurance. We are making this mandatory for both your and our protection against damages that might happen during shipping
• be the amount of whatever the total shipping and insurance charge comes to, as we won't know the cost of shipping until your items are packaged, weighed and the price calculated for your destination. Do not order the exclusives if you are not comfortable accepting a yet-to-be-determined shipping cost

Here are some examples of the average domestic USA costs of exclusives shipped via USPS. These may vary depending on your location inside the USA:
• Horde Zombie He-Man x1 = $10.23
• Horde Zombie He-Man x2 = $13.10
• Slamurai & Snake Trooper 3-Pack x1 = $15.59
• Slamurai & Snake Trooper 3-Pack x2 = $25.95
• Horde Zombie He-Man x1, Slamurai & Snake Trooper 3-Pack x1 = $22.70
• 12" Starburst She-Ra x1 = $48.75 priority or $19.75 ground
• Horde Zombie He-Man x1, Slamurai & Snake Trooper 3-Pack x1, 12" Starburst She-Ra x1 = $60.10 priority or $24.97 ground
• Shadow Weaver vs She-Ra 2-Pack x1 =  $45.15 priority or $19.70 ground
• Mega Construx Battle Bones x1 = $45.15 priority or $14.32 ground

International shipping is going to be what it is: very expensive. We wish we could do more about that, but we're at the mercy of whatever the USPS charges.

We'll have prices of the figures and the sale date posted next week.
Please note that the figures will be offered at our day-of-sale prices from this past Power-Con. Given the already slim profit margins of the exclusives, we should be adding extra to the cost of each figure in order to cover the labor for packing and shipping. But we're going to absorb that cost for this experiment just to see what happens.

Keep an eye out for more information next week!