Monster Hunter Nation

Series II Challenge Coins: Update 6 (The Shippening)

Jack Wylder here, with your (now) weekly update on the progress of the coins.
(I would have put this up a while back but I wanted to leave Larry’s post about those Awesome MHI Lower and then his most recent thoughts on gun control on the top for a few days…) First let me get this out of the way: the website is not being attacked. We are aware that Larry’s recent temerity in posting once again about gun control has broken the internet and we are taking steps to fix it. (My goodness are we aware- it took me at least 15minutes to get this to post!) Accordingly, Weds night after midnight the site might be even more troubled than usual but it should be short lived and will hopefully once again take care of things for another 6 months at least. (If the ILoH would quit irreparably damaging his career maybe we wouldn’t have to worry about his personal servers STILL not being enough to keep up with the traffic…) My predecessor, Jack Wylder the XVII has been properly disciplined and I will be sure to get it working again promptly. Thank you.

Now on to coins… the lovely Mrs Wylder and the CorreiaTech Mamma Packing Brigade (assisted by myself, of course) have been burning through the packing and we are finally making some serious headway. At this point we have hundreds and hundreds of orders packaged (and filling the dining hall of CorreiaTech’s Texas Embassy.) Most of you should have received your tracking number emails- if you haven’t gotten yours yet, we’re getting to you just as quickly as we can. Keep in mind, though, that even if you got the email your package might not yet be on its way- I still have to drive these to the local PO. (I should be able to get at least one batch delivered tomorrow after work. Maybe two. My jeep can only handle so many boxes at once…) At this point we have three different sets of eyes reviewing each order so there shouldn’t be any mistakes in what is delivered and we are taping these boxes nine ways to Sunday so there shouldn’t be any empty boxes delivered this time. We’re not done yet, but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel now. I’m still not comfortable guaranteeing delivery before Christmas (but it IS still the goal and at this point it looks possible.)

This last weekend was for me just a perfect example of why I am a devout Capitalist. The CorreiaTech MPB worked hard and got a huge amount of orders packed, making our Customers happy, they were very well paid for their work (don’t tell anyone, but the ILoH is actually an incredibly generous dread overlord and these are all incredibly deserving ladies whose children will now have a much merrier Christmas/Happier Chanukah), the lovely Mrs Wylder is one step closer to having that half of her house back, yours truly is one step closer to being able to take a breath before plunging into the next CorreiaTech Special Project we have planned (that I am SO excited about), and Larry is one step closer to getting HIS coins (since he has decreed that, like last time, his is the last order shipped.) Win-win-win-win-win. Yay Capitalism!

Since the last post threatening to start cancelling orders I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive support and thanks coming in from the Monster Hunter Nation- thank you all so much! You’re the reason we do this to ourselves.

Ok on to the FAQ:

Q: Why can’t I order patches? I wanted them for Christmas!

A: That sucks and we are truly sorry. As stated before, when you find yourself in a hole the first step is to stop digging. We will get the store re-stored (heh) as quickly as we can but we have to fulfill our current obligations before taking on any new ones.

Q: I live overseas and still haven’t gotten my coins!

A: Again, I am very sorry about that. I’ve had to triage these orders to get as many out as quickly as possible and unfortunately with all of the customs declaration paperwork that goes with export orders I’ve had to push the domestic orders to the front. I will get your orders headed out as quickly as I can.

That’s all I can think of right now- I still have about 400 more packages to get into boxes and time is short so I’m going to wrap this up. Any other Q&A s I missed, just put ‘em in the comments and I’ll get to them as soon as I can. Thank you all again for your patience and support- you are all amazing and we appreciate you very much. I’ll update again next week and let you know where we stand.

 

 

Dave H
Guest

Thanks Jack. Please also give Mrs. W and the Brigade my thanks. Doing a job like that this close to Christmas is real dedication, even if the Mammas are getting paid.

I’m not surprised the ILoH pays well. Considering the typical life expectancy of any dread overlord’s minions, there’s got to be more than just a kick-ass dental plan to attract candidates.

Big Will Manley
Guest

Do you have any static cling stickers (or white outline window stickers) I can purchase to slap on my truck? I’m tired of all the pansy ass “Salt Life” and FSU stickers bouncing around north Florida.

Wombat-socho
Guest

I got my shipping notice today, Jack. God bless you and the ladies, and Happy Hanukkah to all y’all.

Cadeyrn
Guest

Thank you for all the hard work and effort in making this happen.

Now, on a different topic, here’s what I want from the ILOH for Christmas: an update on the various pending projects and maybe even a “secret” announcement from Santa. Thank you and happy holidays to all!

DeTroyes
Guest

For what its worth, Monster Hunter Grunge is now listed at Amazon. The description sounds fun, but I’m more interested in when the next “main story” MHI book comes out.

Hopefully we’ll get another visit from the Christmas Noun soon, tho. 🙂

The Phantom
Guest

I hope you guys make a million dollars out of this.

Jonathan R
Guest

Thanks for taking the time for the comprehensive update particularly on the deliveries to damned foreigners like myself. 🙂
All the best for Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

Stan
Guest
The USPS has me wanting to pull my hair out… While it appears that Jack printed out the mailing label (and got a shipping number assigned) a week before actually getting it to the post office, that’s understandable the assembly line for packing the coins works much faster if you don’t have to stop to print individual labels/postage, but have them pre-printed. After all, even the IRS only sends out refunds checks once a week, despite most of them are direct deposit. On the other hand, the tracking on the USPS has been spotty. The whole point of having electronic… Read more »
Kevin
Guest

Speaking of Challenge Coins… have you talked to Benchmade about making an Infidel with the Switchblade Four inscription? =D

Austin
Guest

I would pay good money for one of those!

NukemHill
Guest

Well, I apparently just got my coins, with no tracking email before hand. Whatevs. It’s cool.

My wife opened the package, though, and is a bit peeved with me. She’s not a member of MHI, yet….

Midwest Chick
Guest

You should have gotten her a Women of MHI coin…

David S.
Guest

Received your shipping notice on the 6th. Can’t wait to get my Provisional PUFF tag so I don’t have to hide from Hunters anymore 🙂

David S.
Guest

Oh, and thanks for all the effort you and the MPB have put into this.

David S.
Guest

My tag arrived last night (Dec. 9th). I’m really impressed with the quality, and starting to wish I had ordered some of the other coins.

Ygolonac
Guest

CLANK

Today’s mail brought a package, the contents shiny and chrome… well, shiny, anyway!

Now I need a bigger bag – the original STFU coin seems to have chewed holes in the cheapo velvet bag I’d been carrying everything in. (Everything *barely* fits in it now, anyway. My PUFF Exemption is still on my convention lanyard, but my Lucky 38 Platinum Chip is holding a spot for it.)

JackWylder
Guest

Thanks guys! We had a full on code Wylder at the local PO today. All packaged orders are in route 😀

LittleRed1
Guest

Mine arrived last week. Many, many thanks! Not sure if I want to give away the one I got to give as a Christmas gift, though . . .

Austin
Guest

Nice thing about living in Houston is it’s conveniently close to the CorrieaTech Texan Embassy. Got my package earlier today! They look awesome!

Carol C
Guest

Jack thank you for all of your hard work. My swag arrived today and is amazing!

Old NFO
Guest

Got mine yesterday, thanks!

Will
Guest

I love the coins and the Wendell patch. An excellent job to everyone involved from the conception of the coins up to the sorting packing of the coins . Thank you.

Jonathan
Guest

got my coins and they are beautiful. love em! any chance of a MHI challenge coin display of book in the future?

Andy B
Guest

Got mine today. Kicking myself VERY HARD for not buying the full set.

Mike W.
Guest

Got my shipping notification yesterday, with nifty pictures, thanks!

Joshua Hager
Guest

I did not get into MHI till to late hopefully they have some extras

Dave H
Guest

Order arrived today. That PUFF exemption tag is HEAVY! You should be able to earn your permanent exemption just for hauling that thing around for two years.

Heh. It’s tag #511. I know just where I’m going to keep it – in the 5.11 tactical bag I use as a briefcase.

IAmDevinThomas
Guest

” yours truly is one step closer to being able to take a breath before plunging into the next CorreiaTech Special Project we have planned (that I am SO excited about)”

….Don’t tease me, bro…

JackWylder
Guest

That’s Special Project N that Larry teased months ago. (I can’t say anything about Special Project [REDACTED] but that’s reaaaallllly the big one.) You already now know about Special Projects JP & CC
All in good time, my friend.. Alllllll in good time…

correia45
Admin

Special Project Redacted is nuts. The hard part there is finding the time to do the research in between writing all these books.

Bob in Houston
Guest

HOOOOOOOOOOON!!! they have arrived, wow!, NONE! of the pictures do these things justice. And wow!, these things are like depleted uranium heavy!

correia45
Admin

Wait… Is depleted uranium bad? Because we got a hell of a good deal.

Murgy
Guest

Oh, joy. Only the ILOH would make *his own minions* glow in the dark!

SJW 1: “See those glowing green people? They’re coming for us.”
SJW 2: “Safe space, safe space! I’m triggered! Gun Control! Gun control!” “Are they still coming?”
SJW 1: “More vitriol! More vitriol! ?”

(My coins are “in the mail”. Takes DAYS to get out of Texas!) 😀

Bob in Houston, PPE#00167
Guest
Bob in Houston, PPE#00167

Nuke em til they glow so you can shoot em in the dark!

Bob in Houston, PPE#00167
Guest
Bob in Houston, PPE#00167

Oh hell no, and it makes for great projectiles towards anything that walks, crawls, slithers or flies!

Bubba Man
Guest

I just wanted to say that I got *BOTH* my orders in and they were perfect and I could not be more pleased with the work of the highly competent minions of the ILoH!

Drive On, Brothers and Sisters, Drive On!

Will
Guest

Interesting note: when I click on the shopify link, I get the following message:
“Checkout system disabled. Checkout is disabled because the active subscription is dormant.” Just thought that you should know. No worries though as the usps site allows me to track the shipment.

correia45
Admin

Yep, we closed the page until we get all the challenge coin orders out the door. If we took new orders now there would be no way Jack could get them out in a timely manner, so coins first. Once that’s caught up, then we’ll open it up again.

dan neely
Guest
I’m posting because my coins almost escaped, and figure it’s probably easier to ID where the packing was failing from that than from any empty boxes that someone else might’ve gotten. I’d just like to say thanks for the heavy taping you did since it was the only thing that kept my coins from escaping the box. It was a fairly near run thing though. If the rip they battered in the bottom of the box had been much larger, the bag with the coins could’ve fallen through, unrolled and dumped its contents. Only one edge of the bag was… Read more »
Surculus
Guest

This begs the question: why are these shipping in a P-mail box instead of one of the Tyvek P-mail envelopes? A rectangle of bubble wrap cut to 2x size of the inside of the envelope, baggie of coins taped to one side of bubble wrap, double over stuff in envelope & ship. EZ-PZ and can’t be battered open [can’t be torn open either, IME, only cut.] Just an idea for next time.

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