mbd88prime wrote:oh I almost forgot F#@K you scalper B#&CHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My first thoughts after seeing this thread? MUTHA#@!@!$%!!! C#$KSU#@ERS!!!
Yotsuyasan wrote:Metroplex gone within half an hour? Not entirely unexpected, but damn, that's annoying. I've had the Hasbro website open in a tab for the last few days, refreshing a search for "Metroplex" every few (conscious) hours... And it still slipped through my fingers...
Ah well. Suppose I'll keep an eye on it just in case, and if no miracles happen, I'll settle for the retail version.
+1. And I think a lot of were doing this... I think the lesson is this: you blinked. That's how you f*cked up. Next time around? Stop blinking!
Maybe slow your heart rate down and move super-fast, too...
Yotsuyasan wrote:I never understand why they would make something like this with such a limited quantity, and without a definitely announced sale time. Seems like a formula for pissing off the fanbase. I mean, I know that they shouldn't make an overly excessive amount where they will be stuck with unsold stock... But for such a high demand item, wouldn't they rather have our money by having us buy a more expensive version direct from them? Now everyone that missed out on this will have to settle for the retail version... Which costs less, and is sold through other people... So less money for Hasbro.
So... I guess... Shut up and take less of my money? Okay... Since I have no choice... If you insist, Hasbro, you can have less of my money.
+1. I keep saying how the poachers (scalpers) are making waaaaaay more money on these than Hasbro. But remember: this is the same company that claimed "10-20%" of all their TF sales are from adult collectors.
1) You're a multi-billion dollar company and you don't know your exact customer demographics??? (i.e. "we know, but we don't want to admit adults buy our stuff more than kids"), and 2) Is 10-20% even remotely reasonable? As a lie or estimate?
(numbers taken from a Seibertron comment/recounting of Hasbro reps answering a question at a panel).
mbd88prime wrote:AND THEIR NOT REPAINTS AND WE ALL HAVE THE SAME SHOT AT OWNING THEM AND THEIR PRICED THE SAME AS THESE CRAPPY THRILLING THIRTY FIGURES!!!!!
In the past, it was all, "shut up. take it, b*tches!" But flash forward to present day: there are alternatives. Good alternatives, too (i.e. 3rd Party MP Shockwave). Hasbro is cutting jobs and doing a sh*t job releasing highly-sought after products - this is what circling the drain looks like!
I'm sure Hasbro will long outlive the TF brand, though!
MY LITTLE PONY!