I appreciate all the positive feedback so far.
Mykltron wrote:You need to set up a business meeting with Hasbro. You'd probably need a more thorough business plan but this all seems like good stuff.
I'd actually love to. I've written a few successful business plans before for small businesses, but for a larger company I'd definitely need more concrete data than what I have available.
Mykltron wrote:You should also throw in something about improving distribution to other companies instead of improving it for one country to the detriment of the others that use to be well supplied.
While I pull examples from NA stores, these actions could be readily implemented anywhere on Earth. I wanted to avoid saying the words 'North', 'America', or some combination of the two; if only because of the diversity of Seibertron.com's forum members. Canada, Australia, and the various consumers in the continents of Europe and Asia should have access to such a system. Maybe GDO Wheelie would have seen a wider release?
RhA wrote:Not bad. I like how you use Bumblebee as an example.
He's a quintessential example: Overpacked, shelfwarming, very bright and noticeable on the shelves, released multiple times (regular and Shadow), and released across multiple sizes (Legion, Revealer, and now Weaponizer). At some point in time a store representative has to say "There's too much of this character not selling anywhere".
I do think some lesson has been learned by Hasbro - the wave revisions involving later Revealer cases (woot two vehicons!) and the Bruticus + Op, Jazz and Shock wave revision is a huge step in the right direction.
Again, I appreciate the positive feedback so far. Thank you.