|08-04-2008, 05:15 AM||#101|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Edmonton, Canada
if anyone really wants to know how the economics of producing something work...
there are two types of costs, fixed costs and variable costs. Fixed costs would include the cost of sculpting and setting up the cost of making the mold, cost of setting up the factory to produce it, etc etc. These will stay the same no matter how many units you produce.
let's say that was $1, 000 just for the sake of argument. This will stay the same as long as the factory is set up like this.
Next is the variable cost, this would be the cost associated with the time and materials associated to make the actual figures once all the fixed costs are taken care of. So worker's wages, plastic and cardboard costs.
Let's say this worked out to .99 cents a figure as stated above.
What this means is to get the cost per figure your formula would be : ($1, 000 dollars + X*.99)/X so... 500 figures work out to 2.99 where as 900 would be 2.10 and so on, and so on.
Anyway... I really want to get these, I'm going to have to see if I can't get anyone in the US to pick them up for me.
Last edited by Imperial_Ozma; 08-04-2008 at 08:21 PM..
|08-04-2008, 09:06 AM||#102|
Mobile Missile Specialist
Join Date: Jan 2008
so has anyone found these in a store yet? unless I misread something, I was under the impression these were gathered from a source and not a store in the wild.
|08-04-2008, 10:26 AM||#103|
Join Date: Feb 2008
|08-04-2008, 10:56 AM||#104|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Just to clarify:
Back on topic, Even if hasbro overshoots its production and over saturates the market, they'll have saved on toy production, and they'll get exposure on the shelves, which is something Joes aren't getting right now. it wouldn't be an ideal situation, but I don't see how that can be worse than the current one.
|08-04-2008, 01:00 PM||#105|
Join Date: Mar 2008
It's always nice to see an opportunity to save money. I'll be passing on both of these.
I had ordered the CG set way back when they first showed up on TRU.com and they canceled it out of the blue. Well, they can keep 'em. I'm a big CG fan, but something about that silver just doesn't look right to me.
As for the FF/Greenshirts pack - I've officially sworn off supporting Hasbro and their use of those gorram Duke arms. It's time they get the message; there's no excuse for cheaping out with those things now that the line is up and running.
|08-04-2008, 02:06 PM||#106|
I collect stuff
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|08-04-2008, 02:15 PM||#107|
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Location: Dallas, TX
|08-04-2008, 02:57 PM||#108|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
yeah, even the much-overused snake-eyes or Cobra Trooper arms would be infinitely preferable. I'm passing on Falcon (one of my favorites) for the same reason (well, that and the deco sucks :p )...
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|08-04-2008, 06:26 PM||#109|
Her Boy Toy
Join Date: Feb 2008
These are yet to appear on Ebay. Hmmmmm . . .
|08-04-2008, 10:37 PM||#110|
Silent Weapons Master
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canton, MI
Who'd like to point out to me some differences in Firefly that comes with this set? I see comparisons for the CG's.
If I missed it, sorry.
Congrats on a good find BTW!
EDIT: Wonder why BBTS canceled the perorders on these, saying they were not going to be continued as planned?
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