|07-13-2009, 01:31 AM||#11|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Not impressed with any movie line, including G.I. Joe.
|07-13-2009, 01:55 AM||#12|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Normandy SR2
Hardly any toys are selling these days. Transformers aren't even moving very much.
As soon as the economy gets bad they raise the prices. Real smart move!
|07-13-2009, 02:29 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2008
It's not actually a bad plan, guys- think about it. If they put the toys on the shelves for say 4 times what should be the asking price, it's true they won't sell many of them at that price, but they will sell some. Wait a month to get through all the hardcore fans who were willing to pay top dollar, then drop the price by say 25%. You catch a few more... wait a month, lower it to half off and sell a TON of them- most of the product moves at this point- which is double the toy's realistic street value. Once the pegs are mostly empty, drop the price to 75% off- which is the toy's actual value- and the rest moves. Some may sit the pegs still in the clearance aisle, but so what- they might still sell at real price some day, and so much money was made at the higher price points that it's all icing on the cake anyway.
Now comes the REAL win- the toys suck and were crap, but it was just a movie line anyway so nobody expected it to have longevity... and most consumers won't recognize it was the same toy company when the next movie line comes along in it's fancy packaging to run the game again. You might even be able to resuse some of the toys in the new line...
We may hate the toys but really it's a business model that works....
Just don't buy the crap toys UNLESS you are such a fan that the quality issues don't dissuade you...
|07-13-2009, 02:51 AM||#14|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
|07-13-2009, 10:41 AM||#15|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central SD
I wish my stores had them so I could get them on clearance.
Gunzlingr's BST Thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ml#post1742979
|07-13-2009, 10:43 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
The joe line could make a cameo there.
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
|07-13-2009, 12:35 PM||#17|
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
I enjoyed the Galaxy line, and all but gawd, did they overproduce these!
As long as Series 2 comes out, I wouldn't mind the line phasing out until the next movie and then hopefully they are produced in a smaller quantity, and just maybe the Galaxy series because I don't think there's still enough support for a six inch line as well.
"Duke wasn't born. He was Government Issued."
|07-13-2009, 12:40 PM||#18|
Join Date: Nov 2008
target is clearing out the terminator stuff.
|07-13-2009, 12:53 PM||#19|
Join Date: Aug 2008
The Indy line was marketed wrong, distributed poorly, and didn't really have an audience, but the toys themselves were decent. And they were getting progressively better.
The Star Trek line is pure crap. I swear in some stores, they're clogging the shelves so much, it looks like they have literally sold none.
|07-13-2009, 12:59 PM||#20|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I still haven't found anywhere where Star Trek are on clearance.
Terminator, yes but only at Target. TRU still has them at retail price.
Article on future of Star Trek & Terminator:
Action Figure Insider – Best Toy News on the Web! Playmates Toys and The Future of Star Trek and Terminator
Speaking of Indiana Jones, do you think they will ressurect the line when the 5th movie comes out?
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