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#51 Magic 8 Ball

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 04:17 PM

If I was running a toy company (I'm not, nor am I qualified to), and I had to pick between selling to the masses vs. collectors. I'm going with the masses, apeasing collectors is IMPOSSIBLE.

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#52 pesatyel

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:46 PM

Hasbro IMO will always be putting out new versions (repaints) of the same characters over and over, as it makes the most sense for them. We are getting new characters inserted into the waves and I am gratefull for it. They seem to be taking care of the mass markets and the collectors at once, which shows (to me anyway) that they do care about us. If I was running a toy company (I'm not, nor am I qualified to), and I had to pick between selling to the masses vs. collectors. I'm going with the masses, apeasing collectors is more trouble than it's worth.


That's just it, it doesn't take a lot to apease collectors. They can do it with just a new head in a lot of cases. Take, for example, the Oktober Guard. Except for Horror Show, ALL of them were reused bodies with new heads. Who wasn't thrilled? Same can be said for Kwinn.

Or, probably the best example, is ZAP who came out in comic pack 4 in 2004. We have yet to get the character (excpet the suppoed "omega" version). All he would take would be a new head and fans would be happy (well, as happy as fans normally get).


I believe it has more to do with getting the most out of a mold. That's fine. But why does it have to be the same CHARACTERS we already got?

Crank case was a surprise and he used NO new parts (same for Cutter), but they could have both used new heads.

Every figure in those packs (except, maybe Deep Six) could be a NEW character, if they really wanted to. And, even if they did, they would NOT run out of characters or versions of characters.

#53 FlyingFigg

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:50 PM

Was she really that memorable from the cartoon or comic book? I remember seeing her mentioned in a cartoon when I was a kid and thinking, "Who the Heck is that?" When I got a Covergirl from a garage sale I just called her "Scarlett". Give us a Jinx first, please! Though a blonde Covergirl from MASS Device would be cool, I suppose.


Funny... I want a Covergirl and couldn't care less about Jinx, I guess, you just can't please everyone.


This was posted on Raving toy maniac's October '08 Q&A:


2. It's been mentioned in the past that making an updated Cover Girl provides a problem due to her codename and trademark issues. However, fans still keep requesting her. Given that the black-suited Storm Shadow and the blue/white pilot Scarlet are on shelves or on their way, bringing fans the "International" versions of these characters, is it at all possible that a Courtney Krieger figure in the new tooling could be brought to retail under the "Sparta" codename that her sculpt used in South American releases back in the 80's?
Answer: Thanks for the suggestion. If we do another Cover Girl we will most likely use the name Courtney "Cover Girl" Krieger for legal reasons. Sit tight and one day you will see the return of Cover Girl.



I take that as we'll get her!

#54 FlyingFigg

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 04:11 PM

That's just it, it doesn't take a lot to apease collectors. They can do it with just a new head in a lot of cases. Take, for example, the Oktober Guard. Except for Horror Show, ALL of them were reused bodies with new heads. Who wasn't thrilled? Same can be said for Kwinn.


Not to get in a fight with you or anything, but holy poop on a stick do I disagree with that first statement!

A new head on a repaint body may be enough to apease you, me and a whole bunch of others out there (and why not as long as it works?), but since we are all collectors then we all also get grouped together as collectors. There are a whole lot of us with insane expectations, and many who really seem to just hate the hobby when their expectations being met.

'Why are they in the hobby then?' you ask? 'Good question.' I reply.

I'm not saying they're right or wrong for wanting the world in a plastic bubble for under $10.00 ($5.00 really). I'm saying that there is no pleasing the collector community as a whole.

I'm not going to dig for any quotes but I bet if I looked for collectors who were not satisfied with the examples you listed I'd find them.

Again, if I was selling toys (and yet again I'm not, so I'm no expert by any means), I wouldn't even try to do (as 8ball so eloquently put it) the impossible.




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