INSTINCTOY’s Important Notice Regarding Queue Discipline for Sales @ Tokyo Comic Con 2017 (Day 2-3)

So jelly of @takeakikadota’s INSTINCTOY-haul!

INSTINCTOY goes all out for their display booth at Tokyo Comic Con this year, alongside with products galore (check THIS impressive list of toy-goodness!) … but with tons of pre-show prep, fitting toys into paper-bags, even with the space planning of the booth itself, inevitably the crowd of folks queuing up for their goods on Day 1, Friday December 1st, got the better of circumstances.

And while I cannot, and am in no position to speak about the situation itself, the image (above-right / from “Kow Cow” on Facebook) shows a scene of the “queue”, more “insane” than what STGCC had experienced in September *so I am told by quite a few folks :p) - folks need to know that “we” are serious about our “toys”, and is a testament to the interest collectors have over INSTINCTOYS’ products! … and with that unfortunate situation unfolded, Hiroto Ohkubo of INSTINCTOY had since announced the following;

*An important notice regarding queue discipline at TCC sales*

〈東京コミコンINSTINCTOYブース12/2&3の販売自粛についてのお知らせ〉 初日販売にてお客様の殺到により、近隣ブース並びに運営事務局様に多大なるご迷惑をお掛け致しました。お客様にも大変ご迷惑をお掛けし誠に申し訳ありませんでした。深くお詫び申し上げます。 つきましては、事務局様と2日目以降の当社ブース運営につきまして協議致しました結果、ミニフィギュアの販売および事前メール抽選当選者への商品お引き渡し、オークション販売品を除く、当日販売分在庫の販売は中止とさせて頂きます。 大きな販売トラブルの無かったピンバッチおよびミニフィギュアの販売につきましては継続して2日目以降も在庫がある限り販売を継続いたします。 事前メール抽選当選者様への商品お引き渡しにつきましては、予定通り継続して受付ますのでご来場下さい。これ以上混乱を招かぬ様、キャンセル分は全ての在庫も持ち帰ります。会場での販売は有りませんのでご了承下さい。 オークションにつきましては、一部販売ルールを変更させて頂きます。詳細については12/2の終日中にお知らせ致します。オークションへご参加をご希望のお客様は情報更新にご注目下さい。 イベント残り2日間につきましては、これ以上混乱を招かぬ様徹底させて頂きます。 改めてまして、本日当社の運営によりご迷惑をお掛けした全てのお客様、関係者様に深くお詫び申し上げます。誠に申し訳有りませんでした。

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"Firstly, we sincerely apologize to our customers, the surrounding booths and the organizer of TCC for such congestion and crowdedness at our booth today. Please accept our deepest apologies for any trouble we caused.

We have had a meeting with the organizer about our sales method. The organizer has decided that we will not be able to sell any products besides the mini-sized figures and the custom King Korpse figures for our auction on the following days.

We will still be able to make all the transactions with the winners from our prior mail lottery. However we will not sell any items due to cancellation from the prior mail lottery as we wish to avoid causing more trouble to other convention booths and visitors.

As for the auction, we will update further with more information tomorrow. Please keep an eye out for our update, especially the customers who have already made their bids or those who are planning to bid on the following days.

We will take this seriously so as not to cause any trouble and inconvenience.
We apologize once again to all our customers for all the inconvenience and confusion. Thank you very much for reading."

*GAMBATTE, Hiroto-san! Gambatte, INSTINCTOY!*