I’m sure that was the plan as per his follow up post. He posted that and set it to “coming soon” however it reverted to available and even he didn’t know they were live. Those monkeys were available for hours after he made that post. I’m guessing the original plan was to get everything mailed out and do the drop after (usually hits on sundays) so hopefully everyone gets what they have been waiting for. Honestly and I’m not making excuses because I know what it’s like to wait and wait for something and while I haven’t had “no contact after sending emails happen to me personally ( I haven’t ordered from ummikko in over a year. Most recent was the slime and he said it wouldn’t go out till end of dec. / jan. So waiting a bit is whatever) this guy isn’t in Japan so I wonder if it’s an issue with getting the vinyl in or painting issues. Either way I grabbed this new beauty and in the description states they won’t go out till after March at least so if it takes 3 months....... it takes 3 months. I’ll be stoked when I get a surprise in the mail. Sucks to wait but I’m sure he will take care of those who did in the long run.