We have today received the following email from Hornby…
We are now three months into 2012 and what a year this promises to be. First we have Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and then the XXX Modern Olympic Summer Games followed by the XIV Paralympic Games and Hornby will be there celebrating these fantastic and memorable occasions with a range of collectable items. For the Diamond Jubilee we have the Limited Edition Diamond Jubilee Train Set and in respect of the Olympics an amazing array of models, toys and souvenirs all destined to be in great demand prior, during and of course straight after the Games.
Our area sales representatives have put all the orders for the Hornby 2012 range into our system, and as a company we have reviewed the forecasted sales by item. It is clear as it is every year that some items in the range appear more popular than others, and in a bid to respond to customers more effectively we are going to make the tough calls now as opposed to waiting until later in the year.
It is therefore necessary to confirm to you a number of changes to the Hornby 2012 range. This is due to the response to preview, and direct customer feedback. These items will be repositioned in response to the feedback for inclusion in 2013 if the customer feedback merits this, this will mean any customer order currently in our system will be removed with immediate effect requiring new order placement should the items be included in 2013. We do regret this action but can assure you and the Hornby consumer that we do this to protect, and enhance the Hornby experience.
Click HERE for the list of postponed items