Exactly. Like.. there's no way a Danny figure released alone wouldn't sell.Misfit wrote: The way I see it, the extra “garbage” just helps to get less desirable figures out that probably wouldn’t get a chance otherwise. Of course, the flip-side to that argument is this brand is so hot right now it’s hard to come up with a figure that wouldn’t sell.
Besides.. remember when that was the two-pack argument? Can't sell Danny alone? Put him with unmasked Casey in a two-pack.
Of course, that also used to be the argument for boxed sets -- boxed sets let us get figures they otherwise couldn't make.
At least with boxed sets and two-packs (which I still don't find preferable), toy collectors are buying sets of toys. Not sets of random nonsense that has nothing to do with toy collecting or action figures at all.
I think it's pretty obvious that the figures, in this case, are being used to drive sales on the big boxes of cheap junk, rather than 'they couldn't sell this figure any other way.' No way that Danny figure is being carried by all the people that actually only wanted to spend 50 dollars on 12 dollars worth of stickers, fridge magnets, and socks.
I literally can't even do it. The market for figures where I live basically doesn't exist. The market in Canada, in general, is fairly small - so even selling on eBay and stuff is a losing battle. And no one in the US wants to buy figures from Canada because shipping is so expensive. I'm watching Kickstarter Spawns selling on eBay for 200 USD and I can't sell mine locally for 100 CDN.Ash Talon wrote: but I'm a bit lazy when it comes to flipping stuff I don't want. While it's not a ton of work, it just seems like an effort.
So I'm at the point where anything that requires me to buy 'extra' figures I don't want just -has- to be a 'no.' There's no way I ever come out even on those deals.