Well, not to echo the haters too much, but here are some details:
- I forget who said it, so take these thoughts with a pinch of salt, but Fox is apparently in favour of a simultaneous release for KS and Retail versions.
- It's not unheard of for items to be sent to stockists early so they can be on the shelf day 1.
- It's very likely to take the lads a few weeks to send out all the individual packages, in order the pledges were made as opposed to (I assume) distributors sending bulk shipments to retailers.
- Then a lot of backers will have to wait for international shipping, and I'm not sure about other countries but I'm quite likely going to have to pay import taxes to actually get at my stuff (even if it's split into two waves), which means waiting for customs to inform me they've got my toys too.
Absolutely nothing against Prodos, it's just that with the challenges involved I can definitely see this happening.