Another company won’t be operating as usual due to the coronavirus. Some Good Smile Company figures, toys, and other products will see delays in 2020. As a result of the disease, some of the products it makes could end up being delayed by at least two months.
The announcement was made via the Good Smile Company website. Here is its statement explaining the situation.
Thank you for your continued support of Good Smile Company products.
This notice is to inform you that due to the ongoing 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, it has been determined that all products distributed by Good Smile Company being manufactured in China may be subject to delays of 2 to 3 months or more.
We will notify you regarding release dates and delays as they are determined for each product.
We will be monitoring the situation closely and will strive to release products with as little delay as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and hope for your understanding in this matter.
It is important to note that not all Good Smile Company products are manufactured in China. Back in 2014, it opened a factory Tottori, Japan. Figures like Nendoroids are created, hand-painted, and assembled there.
A few web exclusive items have been delayed. The Longrider Stories cycling gloves, jackets, jerseys, pants, shorts, and tights have all been delayed from February 2020 to March 12, 2020.
Some upcoming Good Smile Company figures include the Monster Hunter Female Nargacuga Alpha Set Nendoroid, Bloodborne Hunter Nendoroid, and a rerun of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Pyra and Mythra figures.