|12-03-2009, 07:06 PM||#31|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Altus, OK
I haven't seen a Paris Pursuit Snake eyes ONCE since release. And after a few SEs popped up around the DVD release, once the line hit $5, I can't find a Snake eyes figure around here and Storm Shadows are hard to find.
I will readily admit that FOR COLLECTORS, most of the recent case ratios aren't great. But for retailers who primarily sell TO KIDS, these are fine case assortments.
Considering how much hate and complaints I see across the Joe fandom, apparently either collectors are once again blowing smoke out their asses and buying RoC, or it got a bunch of kids involved who are buying this stuff because I DO see it move. It isn't flying off the shelves, but it IS selling.
|12-03-2009, 07:12 PM||#32|
EMPEROR, DARTH NAJA
Join Date: Dec 2008
First, you have to take matters in your own hands!!! Buy all the peg warmers (don't care how many are left buy them all), then return them to another store in the next county. And do so until you get new figures.
"THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE COBRA TO RISE UP AND REVEAL HIMSELF"
SERPENTOR ARMY PICS!!!
|12-03-2009, 07:21 PM||#33|
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Altus, OK
In their "infinite wisdom" retailers have decided that they want new product at LEAST once a quarter, and not only that, must include "identifiable characters". So not only does the toy maker have to ensure that the star characters are available, but have new versions 4-5 times a year. Preferably more often then that because new stuff= more often people will come to the store to get it. So not only that, but they also must try and make new an exciting products for collectors AND kids in addition to the core characters.
And to an extent, collectors are partly to blame in regards to the current wave system. Collectors CRAVE new product, especially in lines they like. How often during the 25th have collectors hit stores multiple times a week for the newest wave? How often were the boards filled with "When is the next wave hitting?" And every time a collector goes to a store, what ELSE might they buy when there? The impulse purchase is a powerful thing (I know from experience)
For all the complaints about Hasbro's current case ratios, they have NOTHING on Mattel circa 2002. In a year's time, they managed to kill a regular, non cartoon Batman line (keep in mind Batman, under Kenner/Hasbro, had been on retail shelves for over a decade) but they also killed a Masters of the Universe revamp (one of THE biggest lines of the 80s) with bad case ratios.
And of all the RoC figures out right, which is the hottest among collectors?
Another fucking Snake Eyes.
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