BeastProwl wrote:Well, I don't have any pictures but I do do this. Example: Transform Blurr's hip doors up onto his back, and fold his shoulder kibble straight up. Now, him and Drift look TOTALLY different.
I also don't have a Blurr. But I've done it with Drift before. Anyone with both figs is welcome to test it.
#2. Chivas Regal: If We Jack Up the Price, They'll Assume It's Good
Despite having a pretty-good-tasting whiskey, and selling it at a bargain, Chivas Regal's sales kind of sucked. Simple market math says in that situation you need to cut prices, or improve the product, or pour millions into advertising. Ideally via The Flintstones.
"Gee, Barn, I just feel like unfiltered Camels better deliver the slow release I crave from this torturous life."
But there is something unique about the liquor market that makes it different from selling other beverages. Perception is everything. But how do you change people's perception of your product?
The Deviously Simple Plan:
Leave the product exactly the same, and massively raise the price. And we're talking about charging far more than any of the major competitors.
"Johnnie Walker? Oh I'm sorry, I thought you wanted scotch, not oak-matured goat piss."
Suddenly, people started buying it.
Yeah, it turns out that most people don't know anything about alcohol, or what makes for good-tasting scotch. You can't blame them -- besides looking at proof, there is no objective way to measure the quality of alcohol. So, in situations where there really isn't anything tangible to consider, people look at the price. People automatically assume that if the company charges more for a product, it must be worth more. And get this: They continue thinking that even after they drink it.
If you don't spend a lot of money, how will anyone know how much to hate you?
Scientists actually tested this: At the California Institute of Technology, they did an experiment where they stuck people inside an MRI and gave them a couple glasses of wine. Although the glasses were both from the same bottle, the people were told that one glass contained regular table wine, and the other contained an incredibly expensive vintage. As the subjects drank from each glass, the part of the brain that controls taste behaved the same, but the brain's pleasure center went off like crazy on the "more expensive" glass.
And if you're thinking that you'd never fall for a cheap trick like what Chivas Regal tried to pull, well, guess what: That's why it works.
This thread started about making alternate looks for characters who share the same basic moulding, it's strange that we're now onto the bashing of repaints.
craggy wrote:I don't mind Lucky Draws. Usually they look pretty horrible anyway, so the ridiculous price doesn't bother me.
-Kanrabat- wrote:craggy wrote:I don't mind Lucky Draws. Usually they look pretty horrible anyway, so the ridiculous price doesn't bother me.
I'll dont mind... having one either... Then I'd sell it and pay off some depts...
Who I am kidding! I'd buy even more Transformers!