When you are ready to start the second run, and take payment please post up to let us know. I can't wait to see these hitting the streets.
When you are ready to start the second run, and take payment please post up to let us know. I can't wait to see these hitting the streets.
When do you think these will start to ship?
I will send all the pairs showed in the first post list, then I will start a continous run. At monday will have with me the whites soles to start the GMs and Kashyyyks.
Hey Crow, there's at least one adress change over on Mando Mercs ;) Just so you know to check there!
Crow - Great job! It looks like you will almost have enough to fill-up a complete second run!!!
I've been happily patient. :) I know these wil be awesome, and done whenever they're done. I'm in no hurry, as these will be for a costume that's barely begun. My one concern is whether the work on these boots might interfere with other boot orders. I need the Royal Guard and Republic Commando boots before I leave for Celebration in August. ;)
Glad to hear you are okay now! Health always comes first. Just one question, I don't see my name on the list. Have you counted me in? Thanks!
Thanks a lot Gio! That's awesome. And I'm a US size 9.^^
You can count me in for that last slot for a US Size 11 Jango boot, thanks for the status updates.
Checking to see if you have shipping info on my size 11 boots. Thanks!
Do you know when the boots will start shipping?
I am making the run, may be take me a week more, I will send via Express Mail Service at not extra charge.
Have these started to ship yet?
May I please have a tracking number for my pair? Thanks in advance;)
Has anyone gotten boots yet?
Nope, tracking number would be highly appreciated.
I'm #9 on the first run of US11-12's, which I believe was the first run to fill up. I haven't received anything.
Even with the one week buffer Giovanni gave himself, these should have started shipping ten days ago. And no update. *sigh*
No tengo nada y necessito mis zappatos;(
Shipping info please. You have taken $ from 40 of us and NONE of us as far as I have heard have received the boots. I understand your surgeries set you back but I think I speak for all of us when I say "an update is needed'!
Agreed... I am number 3 on the list of 11&12s and I have not heard anything either.
Updates would be awesome.
hmmm, yeah $7960 received from us and now no updates... I am not the fastest with making props, but at least I respond most of the time when people ask.
I PM'd him and he replied promptly, stating that he was going to start shipping this Friday. I suggested that, as a group, we generally don't mind waiting IF there is good communication by the seller.
That having been said, I think everyone will feel much better when boots actually start arriving.
I started the delivery, thanks your patience
First 9 pairs sent this Friday, to the first 9 pp payments.
next week 10 pairs more until complete the run, molds, dies cut, lasts, all ready to take more orders now, is a continous run now!!
I sent you money two months ago and notice I am still not listed as being down for a pair of size 11US Jango boots. I would appreciate at least being shown on the list to know I have boots coming.
Gray soles for GMs and Kashyyyks received
All Jango boots will go painted as this:
Looking good! :)
I sent you money two months ago and notice I am still not listed as being down for a pair of size 9US Jango boots. I would appreciate at least being shown on the list to know I have boots coming.
Nope, and I am number 3
not, but have my tracking number, Im number 5
Well that's a start... I don't even have a tracking number.
check your spam folder... I got an email from him once and it was in my spam.
Crow an update is needed. According to your post you were going to send 10 pairs a week, as I understood, and you have not unpdated the list for 2 weeks. So.... if my math is correct 20 more pairs should have been shipped by now and tracking info provided. I have been very patient and believe an update is needed.
I am number 10 on the list and I also feel that an update is needed. Even better, how about you provide everyone with a tracking number. I don't want to wait another 3 months before I receive an update. I think i've waited long enough.
Guess what I had on my front porch when I got home from work today!!!! I will post pics when I get on the computer later, but I can tell you all that am very pleased.
They were shipped wrapped up in plastic, and there is some tape residue that I will need to clean off the soles, but they have arrived, finally! I am wearing them as I type, and they look awesome!
cool, I am ready to start seeing these on some people.
Yeah for Trout
Yeah I'm ready to hear something too. I think he's spread himself a bit thin with these boots, multiple clone versions, guard boots and now Havok Squad soft goods. It's been about 7-8 months now since I paid.
I sent him a PM on FB everyone should send him one and maybe we will find out what's up.
Today I went to pick up my boots in the mail, I hope that everyone will arrive soon
Giovanni responded to my FB PM and said he was making the white boots right now and would be shipping them in 8-10 days.
I think he was just trying to point out that Giovanni is still around and working and not disappeared into the wind.....I do not think he trying to say that it makes everything better or perfect for everyone.
just my 2 cents
and just so you know I am not down playing your frustration. I would be frustrated too.
I have learned over time in this hobby that timelines given by most suppliers fall short. Some, stretch out a very long time. Family, unforeseen problems, issues, errors, life, things happen. Since they are not a business with a set factory or workers it can take a very long time. Man, I'm still waiting for a few products after 2 years. You either get your money back or be patient and save yourself the high blood pressure. I advise that if you don't know the reputation of the maker and you send them your money then you are at their mercy. In this case as with most of my purchases, I feel confident that the items will be delivered. So I wait, and relax. All things will come in time guys...and if not, well as I stated before, for your own sanity either get your money back or make other backup plans for the items you're waiting for. We will all rock when we have these!
First we had no updates. Now we have updates with promises of shipping that apparently aren't being honored. That makes things worse. Don't ****ing promise a ship date unless you are sure you can follow through. It's that simple.
My prior experience with him was very smooth - good communication, prompt shipping, great product. I am seriously disappointed in how he's conducting himself on this run.
Crow we are ALL looking for an update! I know you cant see this or choose not to because you have not logged on to TDH since 8/28:(
I wonder if a bunch of PayPal complaints would help get things moving.....
Has anyone other than Trout and Abe received their boots?
I'm number 9 on the list and mine haven't arrived as yet.
I traveled early in the morning to my capital country (2 hours from here), I picked the packs were retained days ago, with the postal issue resolved I can resend now the boxes here in my local postal office, they will pickup in few minutes more.I am only showing the Jangos packs in the pic, three pairs are delivered and more Jangos will be sent inside this week:
John Jason Suerstedt: 1 Jango DELIVERED
Walter Santos: 1 Jango DELIVERED
Abraham Puente: 1 Jango DELIVERED
Arnaud Miralles: 2 pairs (1 Jango 1 RC) RR115706217EC
Matt Hayden: 2 pairs Jango RR115706225EC
Jeff Rodriquez: 1 pair Jango RR115706177EC
Tim Sternort: 1 pair Jango RR115706248EC
Nik Harvers: 1 pair Jango RR115706234EC
I have more Jangos and GMs finishing to send inside this week
We are making our best to update all the shippings, we are under pressure ourselve to finish the dispatches.
Love it. Not even sure if you're going to be able to get mine out soon but I have a troop on Oct 20 and would love to wear these new Jango boots. We'll see.
To be fair on Crow, he has a lot of work to get done on these boots, they are not simple things to make.
besides, it's not like he's taken two years to splash a bit of resin around in a mold.
Thank you for the updates Gio. Gracias
EITHER SHIP MY BOOTS OR REFUND MY MONEY!
I would like to either recieve my boots or refund me my money. You have made countless promises about delivery dates, etc. I am tired of the games. EITHER SHIP MY BOOTS OR REFUND MY MONEY. This is getting ridiculuous now. I don't want any more empty promises and false delivery dates. EITHER SHIP MY BOOTS OR REFUND MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I SENT YOU PRIVATE MESSAGES AND YOU HAVEN'T REPLIED. I POSTED SEVERAL TIMES HERE AND YOU HAVEN'T REPLIED. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE OF YOUR EXCUSES. REFUND MY MONEY OR SEND ME THE BOOTS. I'M TIRED OF ALL YOUR EXCUSES AND FALSE SHIPPING DATES AND PROMISES. IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING SURGERY, IF YOUR CAR DIDN'T BREAK DOWN, IF THE BOOT FACTORY IS NOT ON FIRE, SEND ME MY BOOTS OR REFUND MY MONEY. REFUND MY MONEY OR SHIP ME THE BOOTS!
Again, as a whole, this board is pretty accommodating when a seller has real-life issues that delay a run; note how we all took the "school shoe season" and "hospital" delays in stride and wished Giovanni well. However, I feel like those accommodations are being taken for granted.
Giovanni - seriously, man. You have all of our money. Is a short biweekly update - even if the update is "no new news to report" - really too much to ask?
Dude, I don't think posting a message up here everyday screaming at him to refund your money or send your boots is working at all in your favor. He obviously is not responding as quickly as you like and everyone gets it. You will get your boots eventually and if not then chalk it up as a learning experience and move on.
Hello again, you must to excuse my absence, I was working in the boots to dispatch ASAP, I show here the first pics for the GM and Kashyyyks:
and just taked a pic of my work table showing the advance, you will see some finished and another pairs in progress:
and finally I post the packs were sent this afternoon:
1 pair Galactic Marine to Dan Holliday : rr115706305ec
1 pair Jango to Rosanna Gioia GUINZO1975 (TDH): rr115706319ec
1 pair Jango to Robert Vashko SQUIRK (TDH): rr115706296ec
1 pair Kashyyyk to Marc Mosiman : rr115706322ec
2 pairs Jango 41eu to Alfred LIm : rr115706336ec
Please remember, I am full work in my workshop working for you, you can find me more easily in my msn email (check down my avatar)
Now is just matter of few days to finish the commitment run, I have all I need to conclude, please remember this project was elonged by cause of third parties or health issues, I said joking in various ocassions that this run has a curse, first the silicone moulds and boots were lost and found, then the soles factory cause the sizes send out of my country to make the CNCs matrix, then my 2 surgeries and finally a postal issue cause I upgraded my account to export, real life is this way, If we find an obstacle and give up, then is not a life, I know you send your money almost a year ago, but I can sit in my chair to make your boots only few weeks ago, before that I was waiting for previous stages in the developing, but we can overcome obstacles and keep going. Other projects came out faster as the havoc trooper soft parts, I made all the design and developing in less than a month (8 items boots included), so, I am making now that I know to make: make your boots, I keep working fellows, all is all right.
They look awesome, keep up the great work!!!
Received mine today! Many thanks :)
Hey Geo, Thanks for all the hard work!!! I also got mine today, and they are fantastic!! :thumbsup
If anyone here got a size 10 Jango that you no longer need, send me a PM. I will gladly take them off your hands and pay a little extra for your troubles.
Giovanni why are the soles on the white boots gray? In the beginning of this they were going to be tan soles. The CRL for Kashyyyk troopers lists Khaki or tan soles.
About color for GM´s, in the 501st GM´s official forum asked me make in this color even sent me the pantone color (400U), I think if you need reach other color is easy to make, the pantone 400U base color can be wheatered as usual with the armors to fit each individual scheme color armor.
I am finishing more boots and wil send this friday, I cant make ALL boots at same time and send ALL boots at same time, I am using the chronological payment order to make and send, I am finishing Jan and Feb, next week I will start with March and April and that is all commitment payments.
Here is an analysis pic sent to me by TB7076 for GMs before decide the 400U pantone color.
I think they decide the gray color cause can be painted as tan, but is more hard to paint a tan sole as gray
I showed here in the post number 132 after the GM´s soles arrived from the factory with the title "gray soles arrived..." and with not complaints then I keep moving in the stage productions, the soles are the color showed and are being used in 9 pairs of the commitment.
Both the Kashyyyk trooper and GM use the exact same boot it's plain to see in the pics you posted. Both are tan soles. The only reason I paid $200 for these boots was the correct tan sole. almost the entire boot is covered by armor so the details of that part really didnt matter if I have to paint the sole anyway I really feel like I've just thrown my money away.
I'm #3 on the list for Kashyyyk boots so with the 2 sets you show completed I assume my boots are next to be made and shipped? Is this correct.
Also since the original sale info states "TAN" soles and now the soles are gray when was the decison made to switch colors? Why was this change not posted?
Yes I saw the gray soles pic and should have said something then but even still I'M GETTING SOMETHING THAT ISNT WHAT I PAID FOR NOW..............
Just checking to see if all the Jan/Feb ones were made and shipped last Friday as promised? I am included in that list so should I be expecting them anytime soon?
I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY BOOTS...........TRACKING NUMBER SHOWS NOTHING
I paid for boots 1/30/2012 and today is 10/30/2012. Please respond of my PM.
I got my boots today and even though the wait time was very long the boots are great.
I received mine today. For the most part, they look great, just like in the pics. My one problem is that the painting of the silver on the soles is a little sloppy, IMHO, almost like it was rushed. That's OK, though, as I'd rather have boots in hand than not. My first point of business is to see if I can easily strip off the paint and re-do it to my liking.
That aside, I think this was money well-spent. I won't beat a dead horse re: communication, so let me just say that I'm very glad to finally have these, as they're probably the closest I'm ever going to get to a real pair of KC's.
I hope everyone else receives theirs in short order. I think you'll be pleased with the end product.
I am hoping everything will get smoothed out and running ok so that I can buy a set of these......I actually sat out of the first run because I fully expected some bumps and issues. I am just glad these paid items are starting to show up for everyone
Giovanni, I sent payment on Feb 5th 2011... you stated on Oct 17th 2012 that the boots ordered in Jan-Feb would be shipping... I would like an update as I (like many others) have been waiting for WAY too long, just to hear you say "I am shipping them on (INSERT DATE)" and then not deliver... you cannot pop in once a month and promise the same thing you did the month before!!
Bump for update...
Nothing from the tracking info Guinzo?.. if so, that is quite ridiculous.
9 months... and nothing. He said that several items was sent the October 22th (including mine)... no tracking number, no updates...
Maybe he's lying every time?
I'M STILL WAITING FOR MY BOOTS. ARE THEY SHIPPING FROM THE PLANET JUPITER? MAYBE I'LL RECEIVE THEM IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
Settle down guys you'll get your boots, he hasnt gone this far in the project just to turn around and rip everyone off.
In Crow I trust
That's the point. Although i'm number 18 or something like that in the list, it seems very strange, unless to the personal issues of crow. He told people that boots will be shipped 30 days after payment. Now i'm waiting for nearly 9 months. No responses on mails or PMs. That's not, how a merchant should act like. Many people were looking forward to receive their boots in time to finish their projects. This delay is ridiculous. We don't even get an update.
Yeah. I'm confident that I'll receive mine eventually, but the lack of info is frustrating. I was kinda expecting to be wearing them to C6 honestly. Yes there's all the health issues and I'm sympathetic to that, sure. I'm pretty sure Gio bit off a bit more than he could chew with this project... plus all the other ones he's got going on at present. Just a bunch of stuff that culminates with us all sitting here with no product yet and no realistic expectation of when we'll receive them.