|05-29-2009, 06:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Marysville, ca
ok so hear me out. what if this "midnight figure production" from china isnt what we think it is.
what if it really is hasbro testing the waters on new figures to see how much in demand they are in and how well they sell?
case in point all thoes alley vipers recently. if hasbro was behind that to guage it then they learned:
1. there is a demand for thoes figures
2. people will pay more money they current price (7 bucks a fig) for it.
and the 200+ dollar figure that hit recently showed also the popularity and hasbro made a nice profit on that.
so what if this whole china fiasco from way back when has really been hasbro marketing testing the waters this whole time?
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|05-29-2009, 06:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Good theory. Crazy but good. Anything is possible I guess.
|05-29-2009, 06:43 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2008
hasbro knows about those guys who takes figures out and sell on ebay.. but they do nothing.. dont know why...but nice theory.
|05-29-2009, 06:44 PM||#4|
The Mic Ruler
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Next Door To Carl......
I think it's more complicated than that man.................;>)
|05-29-2009, 06:50 PM||#5|
"A Real American Hero"
Join Date: Jul 2007
Oh I think he's on to something!
|05-29-2009, 06:54 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2009
this takes too much strategy on hasbro's part to make sense.
|05-29-2009, 07:00 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: In the Land that Time Forgot
Hasbro is part of the Illuminati
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|05-29-2009, 07:09 PM||#8|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Where indeed?
This leads me to believe that somewhere in China there's this big factory with thousands of Joes that were ready to hit the stores months ago. It is guarded by a blind old Chinese man. Not the kind that knows Kung Fu and stop thieves.
|05-29-2009, 07:11 PM||#9|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
Well that is interesting but I don't believe Hasbro is behind it. There are far better ways for them to do research than to sell figures on E-bay. I believe the real truth is that Hasbro knows about the China stuff but lets is powerless to stop it. I also believe that there are more than one person behind the China E-bay sellers and it wouldn't surprise me to hear that it is a family or group of people who live in one house. People have got to make a living somehow, people have got to eat. No mystery just some people trying to get by.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|05-29-2009, 07:15 PM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
It's almost impossible to track down and nail an international seller like that, even for a big company, and the volume is low enough it's probably not worth pursuing.
My guess is they're taking "whatever" approach and figuring these small numbers of leaked figures are not really resulting in any major loss of business for them and are only stimulating demand down the road.
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