People--like me--say it because it's absolutely true.minitaur wrote: ↑Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:24 pmI find it amusing when people say Hasbro making X did not prevent them making Y, as if Hasbro has unlimited factory capability and as if unlimited shipping containers can traverse the Pacific Ocean and if unlimited port workers can unload the unlimited containers to the unlimited supply of truck drivers waiting to pick them up. Meanwhile toilet paper is starting to become unobtainable, again.
It's not about "unlimited factory capability." Hasbro has significantly increased their output of Marvel Legends figures over the years. This mentality of "the character I want didn't get made, but this other character did. That character stole my character's spot!" is absurd. Hasbro could have made Banshee if they wanted to. They chose not to. Their decision *to* make MODOK did not prevent them from making Banshee. They have internal discussions about what characters they're going to make that very likely involve myriad factors we can only guess at, but it's just not the case that whatever random niche/obscure character is the reason you didn't get a character you'd rather have. That's not how it works.
That is always true; not every figure is a home run. The cost of those misses gets passed along already and always has. It will get spread out over the multitude of their lines, just like it always has.The real big kicker here is that if Elvis MODOK doesn’t sell out, and it won’t, then the costs of producing this unsold toy will be added to future figures. Much like the cost of shoplifting result in higher prices for paying consumers.
This is facile. MODOK is one product out of THOUSANDS that Hasbro produces. Not every product is going to sell out in a matter of days, nor should they. It's not "poor business" to have a product that is widely available to customers for more than five minutes, and it's not going to leave their employees sitting around wondering if they're getting paid. *Slow* sales are not necessarily a *loss*. It's possible that they over-produced this particular set, but there's an awful lot of doom and gloom over a set being available for more than a day. "If this doesn't sell out, then people aren't going to get paid!" is delusional.Hasbro has bills to pay. They have to pay factories, shipping containers, employee staff, etc. Their employees aren’t going to say “oh we didn’t sell enough MODOKs, don’t worry about this weeks paycheck, I’ll accept skipping getting paid”