buriedbybricks wrote:Them being previews would defeat the purpose of them being SDCC Exclusives. I personally think it's nice to have the chance to get exclusives at events. Unfortunately, I can't always attend said events and even if I did it's a crap shoot.
buriedbybricks wrote:So, your solution to the problem (you perceive), is for LEGO to make enough for every one to be able to buy one. Making it less special and far less exclusive.
The numbers aren't done to spite anyone and they certainly aren't because LEGO can't afford the run. It's done to make it more special. It went from being rare last year to super rare this year. Next year they may make only a hundred and it'll be ultra rare.
buriedbybricks wrote:If you're a collector and one of only two people who have a certain item, you can't tell me you wouldn't feel lucky to have it. If you don't feel lucky in having something when the odds of that are incredibly slim, then you won't see how special the object really is.
buriedbybricks wrote:Then you do get it Ed, you're just not really separating the fact that it is rare from the fact that it is worth money.
It's worth more because it is rare, that's a side effect. It's more special because only a few have one. The more rare something is, the more special it is. Like a one of a kind sketch. Or whoever got the George Lucas minifigure.
If you're a collector and one of only two people who have a certain item, you can't tell me you wouldn't feel lucky to have it. If you don't feel lucky in having something when the odds of that are incredibly slim, then you won't see how special the object really is.
You can tell how much I care about the cash value of figs by the fact that I let my 5yo play with my Mr. Gold, but he's special to me because I felt lucky to find one.
If a friend makes you a gift and never makes another one, that makes it more special. They could make more, but they don't. It's just for you. You lucked out.
Of course, it mostly sounds like LEGO is trying to do something nice for a few people and it's just a big clusterfrak. Like when your mom knits a special ugly sweater just for you and it starts a big family fued.
gomek wrote:Chase variants are not made for the benefit of collectors, they are made at the expense of collectors. The collectable industry is not better for these things. Short term profiteering has disillusioned many a collector and these industries have suffered for it.
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