|10-08-2008, 12:05 AM||#11|
Laser Rifle Trooper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: So. San Francisco
Crazy fun time. Here's a bunch of unsupported opinions...
Run now if you want to avoid the insane wall of text!
Secondly, they will charge what you pay. Which is why Nike's can cost $100+ when they only cost $2.05 to make and distribute.
Other trouble times are post holidays and pre-inventory periods for stores.
Example: Back when I ordered videos for a gov't training program, a 15 minute videotape could cost $500. Something that people would watch once. Ok, more mainstream - A really crappy Rob Schneider movie would cost $100. A popular Disney movie would be like $12. Why? Because tons of people will buy that disney movie and nobody wanted "The Animal." But rental stores still had to buy it, even if not very many.
So Disney made a lot more money with volume. Where-as Columbia pictures had to make just as much money with a small percentage of the business - thus the much higher price.
Even as a fan, I'm not interested in a $200+ Terror Drome. Have you seen that $100 Cloverfield monster toy? Never sold out. Never heard of anyone even owning it (anyone here have it? Just curious).
Also, I'm a bit unsure of just how much appeal the "later" Joes actually have as a nostalgic product.
It can be very, very cool to have them lined up. It's impressive. I had a huge Star Wars shelf that displayed the arrival of the Emperor on Death Star II. All the imperial troops, lines up with Darth and the Old Man (with guards) walking in front of them. Everyone loved it. I would say it was close to 200 figures.
I have 3' shelf with foam board steps that holds 6 rows of 13 and then half an acrylic box on top of those that hold another 6 rows of 13. That's 156 figures (on their joe stands). In total a 3' shelf, 10" deep, with a 12" tall acrylic cover = 156 figures. Personally, I keep my "troop builds" to squads of 5 (2 squads of the ordinary cobra troops).
|10-08-2008, 11:02 AM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Terre Haute, IN
What Cobra stuff was neon in 1987? Golobulus' arm? Techno-Viper was purple but so was Dr. Mindbender. And it wasn't a neon shade of purple.
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