Unauthorized Presales Land NECA's Awesome Portal Gun Replica On Indefinite Hold

You know that awesome Portal gun NECA was working on? The one everyone was excited about buying? As it turns out, folks were excited about selling it as well, and that excitement might have just gotten the amazing replica cancelled.

Kotaku reader Will passed along an email on Friday that he had received from online retailer Urban Collector regarding his preorder for the pretty portal-shooter. According to the message to the retailer from NECA, sellers jumping the gun on selling the gun have caused it to be delayed indefinitely.

We have received numerous reports of the Portal Device being presold, and in some cases, even wholesaled, even though allotments have not been announced or confirmed. Due to these circumstances, this item is delayed indefinitely.

The message further clarifies, "There is no release date and this item may never come to market ever."

Don't lose hope. This doesn't necessarily mean the Portal gun will never make an appearance; indeed it proves that demand is extremely high. I'm hoping it'll return again someday, with allotments strictly controlled and retail partners limited.

We've reached out to NECA for comment on the situation and will update the post should we receive further information.

For those curious, here is the NECA message in its entirety:

We have received numerous reports of the Portal Device being presold, and in some cases, even wholesaled, even though allotments have not been announced or confirmed. Due to these circumstances, this item is delayed indefinitely.

Please note that all orders for the Portal Device are being canceled and we are not taking orders at this time.

We will announce in the future when/if the item becomes available

Please consider your order canceled at this time if you have previously placed an order.

What does this mean? There is no release date and this item may never come to market ever. We have no further information than this.

If you wish to cancel, there is not preorder deposit penalty for cancelling, just reply to this email that you wish to cancel.

Thank you for your order and we will keep you informed of any new information on this replica as we receive it.


Comments

    What?

    SO many people want to buy our Portal Gun. Oh well. Can't have that. Better cancel production on it!

      True why did they have to cancel it i so want a Portal Gun so badly ^_^

    So wait, because lots of people pre-ordered it, they can't release it any more? How the hell does that make any sense? I get the feeling we're missing some information.

      Valve realised that it ha the number 3 written on it somewhere.

    Stores were offering pre orders when they never had any deal in place to actually get shipments of them in. What has happened is perfectly fair.
    It's like offering pre-orders on GTA6 or GT6 right now.

      True, but why does this mean the manufacturer needs to cancel production altogether? Shouldn't they be like "sorry guys, but you can't let people place pre-orders, since we haven't even started making them and have no idea how many we're making."

        they haven't cancelled production, they just don't want companies taking pre-orders on them if they cannot guarantee the company will be sent stock of that item. This is the easiest way of ensuring that remains the case, just cancel all orders for now until the details have been worked out properly

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