ANOVOS issues (ANOVOS ONLY discussion)

ggriffaw

Sr Member
We will need to see how the efx PCR Mando helmet turns out, but if it is painted well it may be better than their fiberglass version. It wasn't unusual for theirs to have defects in the mohawk lines and cracks.
 

Metaphysics

Member
I am happy to see that Denuo still plans on releasing an FOTK Helmet. A TLJ/TROS version of this helmet has been hard to get for a long time (with the Black Series version not being accurate enough for my liking, and Anovos' version being a Galaxy's Edge exclusive.
 

drftfan

Sr Member
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$550 to $600 for a plastic helmet. Seems like a lot.
I will say this... I can't disagree but they clearly have to recoup some of their expense. They are paying out by fulfilling outstanding orders they didn't collect for.
That's one point. Second is the cost of everything has simply gone up. It just cost me $63.00 to ship something coast to coast that USED to cost me around $35 less than two years ago. If I want to keep making things I am going to have to raise my prices. Otherwise it is simply not worth it.
 

Jamesfett

Sr Member
I will say this... I can't disagree but they clearly have to recoup some of their expense. They are paying out by fulfilling outstanding orders they didn't collect for.
That's one point. Second is the cost of everything has simply gone up. It just cost me $63.00 to ship something coast to coast that USED to cost me around $35 less than two years ago. If I want to keep making things I am going to have to raise my prices. Otherwise it is simply not worth it.


Can argue with any of that but dang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Hasbro or RS would just be a better option but I hear ya and appreciate what they are trying to do.
 

ggriffaw

Sr Member
An update on my xcoser orders.

December 27, 2021 - I sent an email to xcoser requesting to cancel the order. The Cancel buttons on their website didn't seem to work.
January 2, 2022 - I received no response from xcoser so I filed a case with Paypal.
January 10, 2022 - I received the below email from xcoser.

Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing our products, as we have no products in stock we will give you a full refund, finally I am sorry that the transaction was not successful we will look forward to the next transaction with you.
If you have questions you can contact us by email or through Facebook Xcoser International Cosplay Costume Ltd.

On the same day I received an email from Paypal that the case was ruled in my favor.

As of January 10th Xcoser STAR WARS Jango Fett Cosplay Helmet still shows the below.
xcoser Jango Fett.JPG
 

AnthonyD2199

Active Member
I asked for an update from Denuo Novo on mt orders, and they sent me the following:

Coming in early 2022:
Luke Skywalker Rebel Pilot Helmet
Rey Salvaged X-wing Helmet
General Merrick (Blue Leader) Helmet
Rogue One Gold Leader Helmet
Red Leader Rebel Pilot Helmet
Inferno Squad Commander Helmet
TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet
TIE Victor Helmet
Director Krennic Cape
Rogue One Imperial Admiral Tunic
First Order Stormtrooper Armor Kit
Imperial Officer Uniforms (Black and Olive/Gray)

Sometime in 2022:
Rogue One Death Trooper Specialist Helmet
TLJ Stormtrooper Executioner Helmet
Poe Dameron Blue X-wing Helmet (The Force Awakens)
Poe Dameron Black X-wing Helmet (The Last Jedi)
TLJ First Order Stormtrooper Helmet
Clone Trooper Phase II Helmet
Kylo Ren Helmet
That's Good, I was hoping to get an Imperial officer uniform at some point, does anyone know if they'll be doing Premier and Standard versions or just one?
 

drftfan

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
So I was considering picking up one of the Mandalorian helmets. I am making my own currently to wear but wanted a display with real lineage in one form or another. I am trying to figure out why their shipping is $100 here in the states. That is crazy talk.
 

ggriffaw

Sr Member
So I was considering picking up one of the Mandalorian helmets. I am making my own currently to wear but wanted a display with real lineage in one form or another. I am trying to figure out why their shipping is $100 here in the states. That is crazy talk.
The shipping cost varies by product. The X-Wing pilot helmets are $50 for shipping in the US. I can see the heavier/larger helmets being more but double seems too high.

At least Denuo Novo doesn't charge for shipping and a handling charge like Anovos did. I placed orders for several Anovos helmets in 2019. They charged $12 handling plus shipping. The fiberglass helmets were around $45 for shipping and the X-Wing pilot helmets were around $35 for shipping.
 

ggriffaw

Sr Member
Handling charges should just be part of the product price. The only reason to have it separate is to make people think they are getting a better deal than they actually are. TV ads where you buy an item and get a second "free" if you pay for the second handling charge are a good example. The second isn't free, it's just discounted when compared to the first.

It always annoyed me to have a $12 handling charge on a $600 helmet.

It's hard to say if Denuo Novo includes it in the item price or the shipping. It doesn't really matter. The only way to know what you will actually pay for many items online is to add it to your cart and have it calculate shipping and any other charges.
 

drftfan

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
FYI to order the EFX helmet from Sideshow is under $40 in shipping. Same rough distance to my house. I sent an email asking what other options there are.
 

darthjones

Sr Member
Amazing - the Kylo Ren costume is the elephant in the room and the only response I get so far is "we don't have a timeline yet."

Which is a pretty Anovos response. It's not like they haven't assessed the situation.

That's pretty lame, with or without any "understanding" I can muster. I literally just emailed them to ask if they thought it might be too hard to do.

Or if they are trying to stall so that more and more customers opt for store credit as time goes on.
 

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