How would you save the 5" line?

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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by skifflebits » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:14 pm

I only ask because I've noticed these crowdfunded toys tend to be big-ticket items, not smaller things like TARDISES. And that's probably the price point they'd be asking for a play set if they followed a Hasbro Labs or Matty Collector model.

Jaba's sail barge was something like $500, and the Castle Grayskull set was... I forget. $200? $300? Nice sets if you can afford them.

I figured $500 was better spent than that. And I also figured I had no idea where I'd put a giant sail barge unless I turned it into a coffee table.
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by Danoftardis » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:16 am

It's a fair point skiffle, certainly if it were only big expensive sets I wouldn't go in for it. £20 plus P&P would really be my limit, unless it's something so amazing like a Jamie, then I might just force myself to £30. Back in the days when I could get these sets as gifts for xmas or something it would be easier, why waste my money when I could waste someone else's ;) . But now I'm much more tight on prices of these figures.
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by Bundesrat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:42 am

Some funds are for single figures like this https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ge ... n%20figure

I have no idea though what is actually involved in crowdfunding and wonder if there could be a lot of potential pitfalls that a company would want to avoid, hence dealing directly with a big concern like B&M?

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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by SJF » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:02 pm

I’d invent a machine that can emit radiation that makes everyone in the world love Laszlo.

Imagine it - A wave of assorted Laszlo Action Figures, B&M Laszlo Three packs, an RC Laszlo, Laszlo’s sewer house playset and of course The Thirteen Laszlos set!
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by Deborah J » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:18 pm

SJF wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:02 pm
The Thirteen Laszlos set!
I'd buy that!
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by skifflebits » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:24 pm

Bundesrat wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:42 am
Some funds are for single figures like this https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ge ... n%20figure

I have no idea though what is actually involved in crowdfunding and wonder if there could be a lot of potential pitfalls that a company would want to avoid, hence dealing directly with a big concern like B&M?
That's interesting. It says "Glyos compatible," so I had to look up what Glyos was. I'd seen those figures before but hadn't realized what they were.

I think it's the uncertainty that scares most companies off. You have a deal with a retailer, you know how much money is coming in up front, how big the lot will be, etc. With a kickstarter, you never know, and you still have to put a bunch of employee resources toward setting it up and monitoring it.

It's also probably easier to tell a factory to make 5,000 of something than it is to make, say, 8,810 of something.

All speculation on my part, 'course.
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by BilliePiperFan » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:32 pm

Deborah J wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:18 pm
SJF wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:02 pm
The Thirteen Laszlos set!
I'd buy that!
So would everyone. It would sell out within a day.
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by Whovastron » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:57 am

Can’t someone here just learn mind control powers, find a millionaire who can fun the production of new figures, and boom bada boom there we go?

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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by BilliePiperFan » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:22 pm

How about a partially destroyed Cassandra (mid-destruction). ;)
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Re: How would you save the 5" line?

Post by Danoftardis » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:10 pm

BilliePiperFan wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:22 pm
How about a partially destroyed Cassandra (mid-destruction). ;)
This would lead to a Cassandra three pack 'The Life Stages of Cassandra' an instant best seller.
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