What Happened to the DC Direct Arrivals Updates?
May 2009 - For years now, we have been posting a "DC Direct Arrivals Update" each week to let you know which DC Direct action figures and collectibles were shipping to comic book stores. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to continue to post these updates.
We would get the shipping date information out of the weekly "Direct Channel" newsletter that DC would email to retailers and various media. For reasons not clear to us, DC has chosen to no longer include the media on their Direct Channel distribution list. (We do still get the monthly solicitations, so at least we'll still have the pretty pictures to post once a month for you!)
When we asked DC about this, as part of their reply they directed us to their "The Source" blog on the official DC web site. They have some interesting stuff posted there, and maybe if you ask nicely, they'll start posting shipping dates?
On a personal level, we will miss these updates. Bobbi is easily amused, so it was fun for her to see each week which pieces were delayed or moved up, or were shipping precisely on time. ("Posters are always early!") Rob is a huge fan of DC characters, so as a DC Direct collector, he found the shipping information quite useful.
Your local comic book store (or your favorite online store) should still be getting the Direct Channel newsletter, though, so you can always keep in touch with them to find out major delays or movements in the shipping schedule.