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NECA’s Portal Gun Still Coming

Posted by Luke Brown On March - 12 - 2012

UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM NECA.

Today, Joystiq reported on the presumed cancellation of NECA’s upcoming Portal gun replica. Fortunately, it appears all hope is not lost, as NECA recently gave a reason for the gun disappearing from retail sites as a pre-order item.

Update: NECA’s Randy Falk responds – “Too many retailers were soliciting preorders without having all the facts & we’re allotting who gets what. So many were taking orders & deposits for items they might never even get.

ASHPD is coming for May/June as planned & will be offered soon in an organized & fair manner so all have a fair chance at this great item.”

Joystiq’s story pointed to an customer inquiry to Entertainment Earth. In their response, Entertainment Earth stated “as of last Friday [NECA] has withdrawn the item” and NECA would “no longer planning on making it for the foreseeable future.” However, according to NECA’s Twitter account, run by Director of Product Development Randy Falk, NECA is still planning on making and selling the Portal gun later this year.

A fan asked Randy why the item had disappeared from the company’s own site, to which he responded: “it’s still coming! Too many sites were taking pre-orders too soon. We need to allot and offer fairly so all have a chance.” It would appear that there were just too many pre-orders being taken for this highly coveted item. So many in fact that NECA had to pull the item to rethink the production numbers of the item.

Until NECA offers a more official statement on the matter, we’re still going to assume the gun is coming, just at a later date then originally planned. We’ve reached out to NECA for a response, and will update you all as soon as we hear back.


11 Responses so far
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  11. Enoyls Said,

    How about they get rid of the stupid “5000″ limit and make them until demand dies off. They are creating this problem by being such selfish jerks about who can pre-sell/sell it. Just make the product and sell it w/o a limit and reap the profits already.

    Posted on May 2nd, 2012 at 10:32 PM

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