Source: Chronicle Collectibles

Texas-based Chronicle Collectibles has essentially gone MIA.

Chronicle, which was producing a variety of licensed collectibles inspired by Star Trek, Outlander, Stargate, Fallout, the Terminator, and more was touting the launch of a Jurassic World Kickstarter project as recently as last July.

Following numerous reports on social media regarding vastly delayed products and unfulfilled preorders, the company and its owner, Clay Brown, began a social media retreat in October, locking down profiles as rumors of its impending demise began swirling despite no formal bankruptcy filing or closure notice.

Last month, the Toy Book reached out to attorney Clayton Everett of Norred Law for more information in regard to an October letter posted to the Chronicle Collectibles Facebook page that stated that Norred had stepped in as the company sought “breathing room to put its financial house in order.”

Source: Norred Law/Chronicle Collectibles

“Norred Law represents the organization, but it has not filed bankruptcy,” Everett said via email. “We are exploring options regarding the company’s future, but no decision has yet been made. That’s all I can say at this time.”

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As of this week, the Chronicle Collectibles website has ceased to exist, sans a Shopify set-up page, as hundreds of collectors continue to chime in on the possibility of being out hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars from orders placed that Chronicle never shipped.

Alternately, many Facebook commenters have reported that their payment plans for Chronicle Collectibles items have been canceled and refunded, but without any updates or communication from the company. At this time, it does appear that some in-stock items are being shipped by Sideshow acting as a distributor.

We will update this story as more information surfaces.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.