|02-08-2012, 01:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gainesville Florida
O I know this is a rehash of stuff maybe people have said before but I'd really like to hear others opinions and have Hasbro take a peak at what I/we have to say. Let's not complain here ok? lets just be helpful and have solutions PLEASE!!!!!
The one problem about the joe Figures is not so much what they look like but how they are put out or not put out for people to find.
I got a Ren. Storm Shadow but I had to order it with all the rest of the wave from BBTS. Then I've found all of the figures from that wave I ordered in retail at leased 8 or 9 times now except of course Storm Shadow. I know this is due to SS being only 1 in a case sort of thing. Then the whole Jinx figures being the exclusive for SDCC. Ehhh Come on now that's just bad PR for hasbro. I've not bought hasbro stuff this year nearly as much due to my fed up-ness with the company. I mean, I get it, it's a movie year so why not make uhhh duhhh maybe Gen. Joe Colton for the SDCC exclusive. One an original comic style and the other a Special Bruce Willis movie style. I know it sounds too crazy to make the actual GI Joe guy be the GI Joe exclusive for the GI Joe movie promotion at SDCC but it makes sense to me.
Yes what's done is done and all but seriously I know hasbro has some great people over there, I've spoke to them, but Hasbro please you really need to stop doing this elusiveness with your desired products. It's been done year after year and maybe you think it's creating a demand to drive up sales but really from many folks I've spoken to it's only turned your core fans off and now are buying less. I don't mean flood the market with nothing but Ren. Storm Shadows (although hasbro thinks flooding works with Snake Eyes and Duke, so go figure) but by putting out enough of certain desired toys to people that want them with out creating peg warmers is not too much to ask. The whole supply and demand thing is not the law with action figures most of the time. When supply goes down demand goes down too because people feel cheated. We buy year after year and put up with repaints and waste gas going all over hunting for Hasbro toys and all we get is the screw job so it seems. Now with almost all Joe figures being around $8 to $9 please know that by making core figures next to unobtainable to find you have pushed away a lot of buyers. I mean an army of us.
Hasbro you're smarter than this. If you're worried about over saturation and having retailers cancel on you do to inventory not selling there is a very simple solution. USE YOUR OWN HASBRO.COM site and sell all the Storm Shadows and Dreadnoks and new and exclusive figures all day and night. Storm Shadow costs the same as Snake Eyes to make so make it easy on your self and us. Use the online market much more and supply your retailers smarter. YOU will win and make much more money. That's why you make these little plastic things in the first place. It's a basic rule of marketing and business, keep the customer happy and you make more money. Raising the sticker price and limiting supply has not worked so far so. NOW YOU KNOW HASBRO AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE...GI JOE!
HASBRO Make a Road Pig and a Zandar pretty pretty please!!!
Oh and redo all the 25th figs with O-rings.
|02-08-2012, 01:40 PM||#2|
Scrap Iron's Sidearm
Join Date: Jan 2008
I just wish we knew what was going on. Especially when Hasbro has to know that we want more money bags destro, more Renegades SS and more abundant W4. All they have to do is check ebay.
Even I have paid more than my $8 plus tax ceiling to acquire some of these great Ren/30th figures. I do that at the risk of not getting them vs. seeing truck loads of them pop up at Family Dollar a year from now for $3 a piece (I always find that discouraging after I have paid more than double that for the figure).
So, I would love Hasbro just to answer one question (2 maybe): Can we expect to see any of these great late wave releases from POC and Ren/30th released as revision cases prior to or sprinkled in with the new movie assortments?
My guess is, if the answer is yes, they will be sprinkled in with the new movie figures.
Watching Freedom Die!
|02-08-2012, 02:12 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In the shadows
The ARAH styled Jinx had to be an exclusive or else we would never be getting her. Hasbro made her for us, the fans and core collectors. Just be thankful and grateful that we are getting her at all.
SDCC 2013: Baroness
POC/30th: Cobra Vipers
DG: Cobra Troopers: (need 9 more Black W1, and 9 more Blue W2)
Retaliation: Data Vipers
Doujou de naki senjou de warau. "Cry in the dojo - laugh on the battlefield"
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