|07-23-2009, 05:35 PM||#51|
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But you make a good point about the market as a whole. Zefram is very right about female figures as collectibles, but the bulk of the market (and the target of Hasbro's marketing) are moms buying toys for their kids. To sell in the kind of significant numbers we're talking about, those are who you have to go after.
Seems simple enough, but I remember being 8 years old and going to buy Teela so He-Man didn't have to run around in his bearskin undies alone, and my Mom trying to talk me out of it. She didn't comprehend the viability of Teela as a character in the world I wanted to play in. See just saw a scaled-down Barbie doll with a staff and a cobra armor suit.
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|07-23-2009, 05:46 PM||#52|
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After reading the thread and seeing there was a figure of Doc's niece. I want one!
I wanted to pick one of those "Tank for the Memories" box set but saw it for $350. Yikes! How much was it at the con?
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|07-23-2009, 06:00 PM||#53|
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I don't know if it's customizers buying multiples or what, but decent female figures seem to do really well here.
Hell, even the goddamn attrocious RoC Scarlet and Cover Girl are outselling their brothers in arms, and Marvel Universe Ms Marvel actually sold faster than her collectible varient!
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