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Old 2007-10-15, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Lawson exclusive Voyager Blackout repaint

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/vbimgh...img&imgid=5682

Named "Blackout Ver.4500X", movie accurate deco, including a metallic version of the mini-Scorponok figure, and the Japanese Movie DVD, selling for 8990 Yen, exclusive to Lawson stores in Japan, available on December 19th.

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Old 2007-10-15, 04:57 PM   #2
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Kinda raises the question why metallic versions are being made as exclusives, when they'd likely sell more if the figures were more widely available like that in the first place...
 
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Old 2007-10-15, 05:21 PM   #3
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I guess because
1) metallic deco is more expensive, hence they have to sell it at a larger price than regular mass retail toys
2) they can sell the "simple" version first, with high demand because it's a movie toy period; and then offer the metallic redeco and have completists chase after it.

Releasing the non-metallic version first is therefore neither cost-efficient nor does it sell more units.
 
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Old 2007-10-15, 05:36 PM   #4
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It's not cost-efficient if sales aren't maximised during the first period because some people don't like the first releases; casual buyers don't follow exclusives.

Then again, Hasbro couldn't keep up with demand initially, so regardless of the deco the waves would have cleared.
 
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Old 2007-10-15, 08:13 PM   #5
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I guess because
1) metallic deco is more expensive, hence they have to sell it at a larger price than regular mass retail toys
If we go by this logic, we will never see anything like Transmetals I/II again, without a price hike.
 
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Old 2007-10-15, 08:19 PM   #6
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Beast Wars ending years ago could also be an economic stumbling block...
 
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Old 2007-10-17, 05:31 PM   #7
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Closeup!
http://tformers.com/DVD-Blackout-Ver...8551/news.html
 
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Old 2007-10-17, 05:59 PM   #8
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Beast Wars ending years ago could also be an economic stumbling block...
I was talking about vacuum-metallic plastic. Beast Wars would probably never come back (damn it.)

Hey, wasn't 4500X the copter's id number?
 
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Old 2007-10-22, 01:30 PM   #10
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Call me crazy, but in this case I actually prefer the standard release.

The pale 'metal' parts look rather out of place there. If the original release had the number on it, and grey hands (and a better painted Scorpy...), then it would be just grand. Except for the mold issues...
 
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