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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kambei wrote:
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The figures have ben selling well the problem is the cse packing to shops. Some of the more popular figures are only packed 1 to a case and others eg Laszlo are multi-packed. Crazy


That is called marketing. When a firm packs the popular figures fewer to a case, they instantly become 'chase figures'. This means that unless a collector is willing to pay over the odds, they are going to have to hunt the figure they want down. In the meantime, said company is hoping that the collector will pick up the other figures packed more to a case as they are more prominantly displayed. They know these lesser collectibles will be hard to shift otherwise.
Also a reason why some people go to work for firms like Toys R Us. They get first dibs when a new case is opened, buy the harder to get figures on their staff discount, and list them as 'rare' on Ebay teh same day for up to triple the RRP. Collectors will shell out extortionate amounts of money because they can't find them anywhere else and 'have to have this' to complete their collection.
Indeed, which explains why B saw so many Laszlos, a renowned peg-warmer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think the cheapest bit of cack I've seen from the new series range was a 'Destroyed Cassandra'. It's just the Cassandra figure...with no Cassandra.
That was a Woolies exclusive which explains a lot perhaps.

Really? Didn't know that. Cheers for letting me know anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I saw that Cassandra figure, they can't give them away
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather ironic that Woolworths should be exclusive stockists of that figure, bearing in mind their own abrupt dematerialisation last week.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
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Mike wrote:
I think the cheapest bit of cack I've seen from the new series range was a 'Destroyed Cassandra'. It's just the Cassandra figure...with no Cassandra.
That was a Woolies exclusive which explains a lot perhaps.

Really? Didn't know that. Cheers for letting me know anyway.
Yeh, there was a whole wave called the "tweaked wave" by fans which had Capt Jack with a cap, Rose with an Ice Gun etc. Bit of a cash in really. Or not as the case may be.
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