Way to be, I.J.! I should be getting some birthday money this month and will probably preorder as soon as I know how much money I'll get. I'm so looking forward to it!
I've had good luck with Miniature Market too. Their pre-order prices are competitive and service is fast.
Greetings everyone, New to this forum (my very first post here), and glad to be getting a new SW game. There are some video links previewing the game over at boardgamegeek.com in case you haven't seen them (from GenCon last year… not sure if it ended up exactly the same in the end).
You can also buy the starter for about $26 at miniaturemarket.com, which doesn't seem too bad. The expansions are also less, but still expensive for one ship and a few cards (about $10). I just ordered 2 starters, and 1 of each expansion to get more ships, dice, and game pieces for a bit less money. Very excited to give the game a try.
:>o<: vs. [-o-]
4 X-Wing 3 Y-Wing 2 A-Wing 1 YT-1300
7 TIE Fighter 2 TIE Advanced X1 3 TIE Interceptor 2 Firespray-31
EDIT: LESS good news, however, after a Google search for misc. preorders, is that two sites placed the Release Date as July 2012.
My online game store of choice here in the UK, 13th floor, has had the core set as coming out in July 2012 for a good two months now, maybe longer, so I don't know how accurate that is. Especially when the same store has the LCG as coming in August 2012.
I'm hoping it'll be sooner just because I really need to know if this game is worth getting all the extra bits!