|01-27-2009, 03:54 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Coast, US
You're comparing Hasbro having product available for a few years in the 80's to Mattel making product available for a month now?
I am not in favor of what Mattel is doing with the Masters of the Universe Classics line in many ways. There is no way those toys are worth $28 shipped. Mattel tries to be buddy-buddy in their press releases to those who support their toy lines but their actions do not match their words. If Mattel was fan friendly with the MotUC line then they would wouldn't short run the figures. I don't recall Mattel saying that the figures would only be available for a month or that they would only do one production run. After all of that they can't even get the figures to people in mint/near mint condition.
I think they hired some really good marketing people and they're trying to pull something comparable to the Nintendo Wii.
Hopefully Mattel will have their stuff together by Toy Fair...
|01-27-2009, 04:11 AM||#12|
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To keep figures cheap you have to produce a ton and hope to sell just as many (see any Star Wars character) because you're hoping to make 1,000,000 dimes of profit. If you want to have a very small limited run, the figures are going to be expensive (like the new He-man) to sell because you're hoping to making 10,000 $1's of profit.
There's no perfect medium. There's no psychics working for any toy company that can tell you a line or an individual figure is going to be a hit. So companies take the most calculated risk they can to hope they at least break even.
|01-27-2009, 04:53 AM||#13|
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