|06-01-2009, 05:37 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Nov 2008
With all these Alley Vipers being sold from individuals in China, and there seem to be quite a lot of them on ebay, is there going to be any left for Hasbro actually ship for retail sales?
I mean if they can't even get to the packaging stage at the factory due to all these employees helping themselves to them off the assembly line by the truck load, how is this going to affect numbers when it comes to getting them packaged for retail.
Are we going to see a shortage of packs in the end because of the Chinese sales or does it really have no effect in the end?
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|06-01-2009, 05:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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I wonder that as well.
|06-01-2009, 05:54 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Sep 2008
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That is a very good question. Does any one have an answer?
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|06-01-2009, 05:54 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
I doubt it. The ones that are being sold were probably never destined to be packaged. They're make-readys, one-offs, pre-runs, "disposable", tests... whatever you want to call them. It's also likely these are what was left over of the Alley Vipers from the actual cancelled wave 15(16?), and not the 7-pack run.
Either way, I wouldn't worry about it.
|06-01-2009, 06:05 PM||#5|
Never Say Die
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Western PA
I'll add the factory error possibillity to your list. I just got an Alley Viper and the paint apps are off in certain places the shield is missing the black Cobra logo paint apps that I have seen on other AV's. Just a few things that are off on the figure, but even with some small errors he is still cool as hell.
|06-01-2009, 06:25 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2008
If they aren't mistakes... maybe .. just MAYBE... Hasbro is waiting for the results of the movie and if THE MOVIE BOMBS... then they will not put out the 7-packs and then we are what you may say ..... SCREWED!
|06-01-2009, 06:32 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: quad cities
What's come out of china is a drop in the bucket compared to the actual production numbers.
|06-01-2009, 06:50 PM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2007
There are many reasons that these exist and have no impact on Hasbro's orders. On the up and up you have sample runs, QC runs, and paint app test runs. The figures you see could be extras from those runs. They have a certain amount they will make to justify running the machines. Hasbro gets a case of samples (loose) and towards the end of the process will get packaged cases. The "leftovers" are the ones they don't send to Hasbro. On the flip side, they could make "midnight" runs, but I don't think that's really the case, since that would mean they would be using up the plastic, paint, and causing wear on the tooling, all of which cost the factory / Hasbro money. If that were the case, it would be pretty obvious and people would lose their jobs. The only way I can think of that wouldn't result in anyone finding out, would be Hasbro's order vs the amount of material in bulk. For example, Hasbro places an order for X amount of a figure, which would require Y amount of material. The material is bought in Z quantity, which might be more than the required amount. Hasbro already paid for it, and it would otherwise go to waste, so why not use it?
Point is, this in NO WAY impacts the amount found in retail.
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|06-01-2009, 07:00 PM||#9|
Join Date: Oct 2007
its common sense really, for example if hasbro has an order for 20,000 cases with the chinese manufacterer, then they will get 20,000 cases, simple as that. the chinese manufacterer will ship out '20,000 cases'
the plant will obviously produce more than 20,000 cases to cover the QC, test figures, errors, etc. but hasbro will get whatever they ordered so there is no cause for concern for us folk who want to buy it at reatil and from legit online outlets.
|06-01-2009, 10:38 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Yeah, that's really not much of an issue, the factory's gotta produce x-amount to fill its quota for Hasbro otherwise they'll have to answer for it.
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