Final Update: All orders shipped + Mars Launch + Future updates
2 months ago
– Tue, May 08, 2018 at 07:42:30 PM
This will be the final update for the Mercury Kickstarter. If you would like to receive notification about the launch dates/times for the rest of the series as well as other Vanda products and news, please sign up for our email list at http://vandacards.com
At this point, all orders (except for full sets of the planets series) have shipped out. USA backers should have received decks by now and international backers should receive your decks in the next couple weeks, depending on where you are. If you have any questions about your order, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a backer of a full SE or LE+SE set, you will receive a BackerKit invite after the final Neptune campaign ends. Through BackerKit you will be able to add on any additional items including extra SE decks, a special Pluto surprise, and any other add-ons announced during the Neptune campaign.
The Mars Kickstarter campaign will launch this Saturday, May 12th at 3pm PST. You can preview the campaign by clicking here. Happy backing!
Good news: LE decks now shipping!
3 months ago
– Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:44:44 AM
Hello my patient friends,
I'm happy to announce that the Mercury LE decks are finally shipping! They will be en route either today or tomorrow and USA backers should receive an email with tracking information. The decks for international backers have been sent to Keen Hong where they will then be dispersed to all of you even-more-patient people.
Again, I apologize for the extended delay and hope that you'll find the results to be worth the wait.
In other news, the Venus decks are being assembled currently (including LE decks) and I expect them to be shipping in a couple weeks and the Earth decks won't be far behind!
Thank you all for your support and enjoy these wonderful Mercury decks! -David
Update: LE decks
3 months ago
– Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 12:54:36 AM
Please don't shoot me—there's one more delay on getting the LE deck orders shipped out. I just heard that the LE decks were inadvertently cello wrapped without their seals so they're carefully unwrapping, sealing, and rewrapping right now.
Fortunately, Mercury's retrograde just ended so I'm hoping there won't be any further communication problems from this point forward. As of now, the rewrapped decks should be completed later this week and fulfillment will commence next week. I'll post any new information as soon as I have it.
Thank you once again for your ongoing patience...this entire process has been as frustrating for me as for you and I promise you won't be disappointed with the final results.
The good news is that now that we've tackled a number of issues with the Mercury deck, the rest of the series should go much smoother. In fact, I already have tuckboxes printed for Venus, Earth, and Mars, and the other 4 planet boxes will be done soon. And the Venus and Earth decks have already been completed by USPC and Mars is on the production schedule so we're way ahead of timeline for the future!
Earth launch minutes away! + LE decks shipping
3 months ago
– Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 10:37:43 PM
Just a reminder that the Kickstarter campaign for planet Earth launches today in just over 30 minutes from now. Hope to see you all there!
Also, the Mercury LE orders should be shipping this week (I realize I keep saying that, but I think it's true this time). I apologize again for the long delay in getting these decks sent out. Unfortunately it's been completely beyond my control and these delays do happen but the good news is that the rest of the series will not have the same issues with delayed rewards. Venus is on track for delivery by the expected timeline and the other planets are ahead of schedule already.
That's all for now but I will share the awesome new artwork for Mars and Jupiter with you very soon.
SE decks shipping + LE foil update
5 months ago
– Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 09:38:39 PM
All good news today, folks...
Mercury SE decks are shipping
We finally got the SE decks completed and over to fulfillment and US orders are shipping out today! If your order contains only SE decks (and not LE decks), then you should receive an email with your tracking number soon (if you haven't already received it). The SE decks for international orders are shipping out to our international fulfillment center as those orders will start shipping out once the decks arrive there and get processed.
LE Deck foil fixed (I hope)
I heard from Clove Street today and they received a new batch of foil today and tested it out. Apparently it is not having the same flaking issues as before and I should receive the test print in a couple days. So, if this solves the problem, which it sounds like it will, then printing of the LE decks will commence very soon.
Venus 300% funded!
In case you missed it, the Venus Kickstarter campaign launched 2 days ago and is now 300% funded! I will be posting more updates on that campaign and probably very few new updates on this campaign so as not to overload inboxes of those who are backing multiple campaigns.
That's all for now...hope you start receiving your Mercury decks soon and that you're happy with the results!