Small number compared to sub sales in 2012. He could have sold out faster or sold more units, or both.
Day of sales is the only measurable thing since all else is equal (subscriptions sold). So he could only be talking about day of sales.
People got up in arms when they thought day of sales Frosta was a test to see how POP performs. It's not irrelevant, especially since everyone here follows how fast a day of sales figure sells out every month.
Last edited by SCB; October 6, 2012 at 05:46am.
The day of sales thing is old news...we already know that Spector outsold Slush Head, who peg-warmed. All TG is doing in that quote is reinforcing the unpopularity of NA, and I'm not sure why anyone would try and argue that. The org voted Icarius as the worst figure of the year, or whatever.
If day of is such a "tiny tiny portion", just the "icing on the cake", I just don't see it being a big deal if the numbers are so low - so if one sold 150, one sold 200, it's still just a smattering.
So, if what he says about Day-Of in the first place is true (and he just repeated it again very recently), then it's nothing to brag about or of any consequence. If what he says is true.
This is also why I don't buy the "we don't know about 2014 yet" stuff. The sub numbers are the #1 indicator, the bulk of the line - so the few hundred figures they may sell on sale day shouldn't tip that boat much either way. They should have all the real data they need. Sure, fans like to compare sell-outs, but that's kind of silly in and of itself as we all know the sell-outs are generally artificial to begin with.
It's a tiny portion in how much money they were making to keep the line going for 2012. This was a response to a fan asking if they were worried a certain figure took too long to sell out. Them not being worried and Spector selling better than Slushy are two separate things.
However, it's still a measuring stick to see how each figure and faction is performing. If they are sitting on 5,000 Gy-Gors, a Battle Armor Gy-Gor will most likely not be marketed in the future. If Frosta takes 6 weeks to sell out, it's not good.
As far as 2014, they won't announce anything til SDCC 2013, so it's pointless to keep interrogating them about it whether they know or not.
Last edited by SCB; October 6, 2012 at 06:07am.
I think we can expect a monthly expectation reset now until it's all over with.
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has anybody thought the main reason of the recent crisis (especially black platic)is simply a sign that 2014 sub is just a chimera?
I believe Scott said they won't get to Chimera before Stridor.
Mine both look like that.
But that isn't how it is supposed to look.
The ball of the neck joint should be flush with the inner curve of the underside of the head, just like most of the male heads...
If you stand Teela next to BG Teela, the latter looks like a "no-neck," but only because Teela 1.0 has a giraffe neck due to the neck peg not being able to fit deeply enough into the head.
It's subtle, but it is ugly and impedes her head's range of motion.
I'm surprised that more people aren't seeing this. I think what helps hide it is her collar. If she didn't have the collar, I bet everyone would see it.
Another way to check is to put the BG Teela head in her. It fits correctly. And that isn't because of the hair.
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I think I see what you're saying now... that's why I was asking.
I do have a version of Teela with the BG head on it. When you compare the two, it does help. I can see that the curve of the top of the neck is SLIGHTLY visible when it should flow upward straight into her head. To be honest, it still doesn't bother me, personally (I actually like the slightly longer neck, it makes her a bit more elegant-looking, I think). Not enough that I'd want another one for that reason. But I wouldn't mind a Teela 2.0 in general with better articulation for more action poses. Teela is probably still the best female figure in the line looks-wise, but she's pretty limited in movement.
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I'm definitely in favour of a 2.0 version, especially as the gold paint on my Teela is slowly turning green.
Her peg hole was not only too small but much shallower than Marlena's as well. However, the snake armor head of mine seems to be perfectly fine... Just weird to me.
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I forget ... did we know about the Spectre body re-use for UK Horde Prime by day of sales or did that come after?
It is a struggle to think of a good reason why Spector would sell more DOS quicker than Slushhead (and most folk know what I think of NA ...)
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I was 99% confident that the $200 price they threw out was not going to be the final price. The first price they throw out never seems to be the final price. I'm still in for $250, but I wish they would just not throw out their "low-ball" price if they know that isn't going to be the final price. I would much rather them say it's going to be about $300 and then when it's said and done say it will actually be $250.