|Zuse Wrote:If they've got 10k people looking to buy the thing why limit it to 350? Is the goal of commerce not to make money?|
Yes, but what they are doing is abusing and being extremely irresponsible with the concept of "assumed value" sort of like the OBEY brand. (Not the brand itself, but how Shepard Fairey "created" it)
Trust me, if it were mass produced in un-numbered quantity, the scalpers and ebayers would not give a damm, the public would be in no rush to purchase, and you would not have to pay more than $49.99 for one. The limited run was chosen specifically to sell every single one, as a safety mechanism. Granted SM effed themselves with they horrible way they did the TL toy line, this kind of marketing is selfish and in my eyes, the mark of a scared little company that wants to make big bucks at little risk and holds no regard or respect for the market or its consumers.
I say this after the fact, they could very well have made more units, they had 2 prior examples to learn from, instead they chose to the low road, live off the hype, instead of really trying to please their customers.
in other words. BRATTY ass marketing.
Like the child with a lemonade stand that starts to charge double, tripple, quadruple, once he sees that his line is getting longer. Eyes made of greed.
This kind of attitude will make you money faster, but is guarenteed to keep you in business for a shorter ammount of time. I hope their companies longevity is exactly like their poor marketing
This is not to say that i won't try to buy a red one if they produce it. But i sure as hell am not going to lose sleep on it, nor will i ever support their sales (after tron items of course)