|12-04-2009, 01:27 AM||#21|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
The main goal is money, nothing else. It matters not who buys them. But, they do gear some things towards one or the other but nothing matters more than money. And to prove this fact, when is the last time you seen Hasbro give out any of their product for free?
|12-04-2009, 01:29 AM||#22|
Join Date: Nov 2008
I'm just an old kid.. .21 isn't too old to play with action figures.... right...? >_>
|12-04-2009, 02:55 AM||#23|
Lexi Belle fan
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
even those Pokemon, Bakugan, and Ben 10 have exclusives right? it all depends on how kids want those "exclusive" items. and it all depends on their cash.... like if they are up to it.
|12-04-2009, 03:02 AM||#24|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Question is do the kiddies even care it's an exclusive. If mom only shops at Target then they never see the Walmart ones do they know they exist? What happens when Timmeh goes to Jon-Pauls house and sees his Walmart exclusive? Does timmeh go home and demand his mother stop being a soccer mom and become midnight neon spandex white trash and shop at Megalowmart so he can now compete with Jon-pauls collection?
And holy shit what happens when he learns of internet exclusives!
I am pretty certain kids don't give a 2 shits care in the wolrd about exclusives, its a toy just buy it for more I will scream rape all the way to the front door mother...
|12-04-2009, 03:16 AM||#25|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Secondly, how many kids are aware of stores getting exclusives? Maybe I'm naive in the age of the interwebs but I perceive collectors as the ones scouring websites and magazines to see which exclusive goes where.
And to elaborate as to a bit where my opinion comes from. At one time in the 90's, exclusives had the stigma as being somewhat limited edition, making it more appealing to collectors. I may be wrong in that mindset. Especially now, when exclusives flood the shelves.
On edit, yes, I agree exclusives are for the retailer, but I believe the target market is "often" collector based. In the 80's, not so much, which I am sure many examples can be made...nightforce etc. However, in the 00's collecting is much more widespread and companies do take note. The purpose of my original statement is that many say hasbro's target (with lines that have old school appeal) market is kids, not collectors. I'm not sure that is entirely true. I'd say it's about 60/40 in the boardroom. I could be entirely wrong there though...
Also, feel free to substitute the word fan for collector if it makes more sense to think that way.
Last edited by Breakerfan; 12-04-2009 at 03:23 AM..
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