Time for a little bit of news . . .
One thing after another has delayed the 2017 CollectA figures from entering the North American marketplace, but that will (hopefully) be changing in two to three weeks. The supplier in Europe will be sending some 570 figures to DeJankins within the next week or two. This shipment will contain all of the new 2017 figures with four exceptions, the Basilosaurus, the Mini set of Marine Reptiles, the Deluxe Dimorphodon and Uintatherium. As soon as the shipping charge has been finalized, we will update the prices for the new figures in the CollectA store on this website.
We have also found a supplier for Mojö figures and have placed an order for the newest three figures (Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurs). We hope to see these figures arrive soon though an estimated shipping date has not yet been provided.
Papo's Polacanthus is supposed to arrive at the US distributors location next week, and so we hope to have it here at DeJankins about the same time as the CollectA and Mojö figures arrive. We have asked Papo for new expected availability dates for the remaining 2017 figures and we'll update the Papo store with that information when we receive it.
There are new items which Kinto Favorite has released which have not yet been imported into the United States. My last update from the importer was that they hoped to place their order later in the spring. I will strongly urge that they bring in the brand new figures (swimming Spinosaurus and new Archaeopteryx) along with those from last year (Dimetrodon, Archelon, and Megalodon) but we will have to see what they actually get. The DeJankins Kinto Favorite Collection store will be updated just as soon as we know what items will be available.
July is when the two 2017 Bullyland figures are expected to be available. They are their new sculpts of Triceratops and Archaeopteryx. Also in July, the remainder of the 2017 Schleich and CollectA dinosaurs should begin shipping. The GeoWorld "Pre-Dino" figures (Deinosuchus, Postosuchus, Dimetrodon, Diplocaulus, Moschops, and Scutosaurus) are not expected until sometime in late summer or fall.
Lastly, the folks at Recur have recently had a change in policy, presumably to increase their market presence in the west. When I contacted them (at the recommendation of a customer) last year, their minimum order quantity per item was 480 pieces! That immediately removed them from the list of potential DeJankins offerings. They have since relaxed their order requirements and have approved us to order a "sampling" quantity of figures. Within the next couple of weeks, we should have available here a number of each of the prehistoric figures which they produce, currently about 40 different figures. We will be setting up a new "Recur Store" on this site shortly. Please communicate to us your thoughts about their figures and if you had intended to get some of their products, please consider doing so from DeJankins. Whether or not we continue with their product line will be directly related to the movement we see in their products from our inventory. Thanks for your understanding and help with this.