On Flickr, Ultron32 wrote:MY THOUGHTS:
Spiderman - Cool but I don't need one. If they have these at NYCC and I get one, I might sell it (though the collector part of me might not want me to) Thinking about it, seeing that there's a movie version Spiderman now, does anyone else think there might be a chance of getting Rhino/Electro next year for AMS 2? It wouldn't surprise me.
Spider-Woman - This is awesome. I love this figure. My favorite of the bunch.
Green Arrow - same as I said about Spidey. The only part of this that I really love is the torso, though I might keep it if I were to get it, simply so I would have the REAL Green Arrow fig.
Black suit Superman(?) - Exclusive parts count...three (Torso, arms). Though I admit they're some cool parts. I did the same with my normal MoS figure using the Series 10 Sea Captains arms. I wish they had put these arms on Zod/Faora/Tor-An so they would be a little more common/usable. I mean, nobody's gonna take these arms off. Anyone else think it would have been cooler to get the energy suit Superman? Y'know, the blue & white one? I think that would be cool. Especially now that they can apparently make trans-blue arms...
dWhisper wrote:Um... yeah, a bit of an overreaction?
dWhisper wrote:Um... yeah, a bit of an overreaction? While I'm no fan of this (and even working on an article / post about it), the simple fact is LEGO has no reason to cater to any individual customer. I'm willing to accept these a lot more than I was in the ones two years ago, where they had Green Lantern as an exclusive figure and never released him. I don't mind the marginal or B-listers all that much showing up in exclusives, but I'm not sure why you'd expect every figure to be catered to specific buyers.
dWhisper wrote:And it's not as if LEGO is doing something that is unique here. Don't complain about LEGO, complain about the whole idea of the SDCC exclusive. All of the manufacturers do it, and continue to do it. This is one among many for toys most of us will never see.
gomek wrote:(And yes, Lego does control price; they control the supply, and know the demand, thus they set the price directly. To think otherwise is to not understand simple economics).
onions wrote: but a promotion is a promotion and it's designed to build hype and excitement around the brand.
Mister Ed wrote:onions wrote: but a promotion is a promotion and it's designed to build hype and excitement around the brand.
I'm just not seeing the chain of events leading from these sorts of exclusives to increased revenue for LEGO.
i don't think we have the same understanding on economics.
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