Unauthorized Presales Land NECA's Awesome Portal Gun Replica on Indefinite HoldS

You know that awesome Portal gun NECA was working on? The one everyone was excited about buying? As it turns out, folks were excited about selling it as well, and that excitement might have just gotten the amazing replica cancelled.

Kotaku reader Will passed along an email on Friday that he had received from online retailer Urban Collector regarding his preorder for the pretty portal-shooter. According to the message to the retailer from NECA, sellers jumping the gun on selling the gun have caused it to be delayed indefinitely.

We have received numerous reports of the Portal Device being presold, and in some cases, even wholesaled, even though allotments have not been announced or confirmed. Due to these circumstances, this item is delayed indefinitely.

The message further clarifies, "There is no release date and this item may never come to market ever."

Don't lose hope. This doesn't necessarily mean the Portal gun will never make an appearance; indeed it proves that demand is extremely high. I'm hoping it'll return again someday, with allotments strictly controlled and retail partners limited.

We've reached out to NECA for comment on the situation and will update the post should we receive further information.

For those curious, here is the NECA message in its entirety:

We have received numerous reports of the Portal Device being presold, and in some cases, even wholesaled, even though allotments have not been announced or confirmed. Due to these circumstances, this item is delayed indefinitely.

Please note that all orders for the Portal Device are being canceled and we are not taking orders at this time.

We will announce in the future when/if the item becomes available

Please consider your order canceled at this time if you have previously placed an order.

What does this mean? There is no release date and this item may never come to market ever. We have no further information than this.

If you wish to cancel, there is not preorder deposit penalty for cancelling, just reply to this email that you wish to cancel.

Thank you for your order and we will keep you informed of any new information on this replica as we receive it.

Update:According to NECA's Twitter, the doomy gloomy tone of the email may have been a bit much. The gun is still coming, the company just needs time to allot them fairly.