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James Woodcock
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Joined: 21 September 2007
Location: United Kingdom
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Posted: 30 July 2022 at 10:50pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

In all honesty Jason, Iím convinced this is a classic case of

a) expanding too far too fast

b) focussing too much on more expensive produce to the detriment of your
core line.



So we had loads of new lines, but they kept coming out @ the £50-60 price
point.

People just canít keep up with that. £10 a ship/figure is one thing, but it was
becoming too regular that one ship cost four times as much as the smaller
scale lines.

I would have loved to get into the Battlestar & Expanse lines. I didnít buy a
single one because I could not justify that cost to either me or my family.
Those were whole lines that I regularly would look @ to see what was being
released. Spent ages on the site. But didnít buy a single one.



Bad business model.

Iím seeing the same with Hasbro & itís Star Wars line @ the moment. The
black series figures are starting to push £30 & up to £50 each now - for a
line that was £20. By all accounts, the numbers being bought are not just
slowing, they hit a brick wall.

We can buy one of two expensive ticket items in a line, but not a whole line
@ that value (Hot Toys notwithstanding, although I have to admit to not
being able to figure out how they survive).
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Jason Scott
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Joined: 06 August 2012
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Posted: 31 July 2022 at 11:23am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Yeah, if that's what they're charging for ships now, I can see how it's all went wrong.
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William Roberge
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Posted: 01 August 2022 at 3:57pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

New addition to the Alpha Flight group of mini busts.
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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 01 August 2022 at 4:09pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ah, poor MarinaÖÖ
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Ryan Maxwell
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Location: United States
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Posted: 03 August 2022 at 8:58pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Bill and I are Plodex buddies now. 

Some fun new additions. I do like these Funko Soda figures a lot! And big Cap has been #1 on my list to find for a while. 

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John Byrne

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Posted: 07 August 2022 at 12:55pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Curious that the cut out on Capís mask has the right configuration on the box art, but not on the toy.

(I had to Google "Plodex". So long ago!)

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William Roberge
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Posted: 07 August 2022 at 2:39pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

A new mini bust foe for the Fantastic Four 

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 07 August 2022 at 3:11pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Perfection.
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