So Jack, in your experiences with Mattel did rehashes affect the formula at all? $22.50 still seems too high considering this is an old mold.
Not at all $20-23 sounds about right. They are getting killed on frieght and plastic (becuase of oil prices) Old molds help profit margins and occasionly help lower price after the tool/mold is paid off. Any Toy company for its the same in that matter. Once the tool is paid off its like printing money. But also if an item gets marked down say like EP1 stuff Hasbro has to credit the retailer back because it did not sell. There is risk for both retailer and manufacturer so they are not as evil as you think. After all its buisness.
Speaking of old tools, after so much use a tool wears down eventually. so if you look at the POTJ Chewie thats been used over a thousand times some details get lost or sloppy. They made there money back on that one 20 times over. So they should retire it, but alas they get another squeeze with the Marvel line............
Its nice to see the Shuttle for this price, its very fair. There is really not much to it afterall no electronics or sound.
By the way I worked at 2 different offices at Mattel. They transferred me to headquarters in CA (where action figures are done) The marketing guys killed the various lines. Manty of the designers, beleive it or not were on the same page as everyone else. The CA office was full of the biggest pricks that I ever met, its no wonder why the company is going down hill. Its why I left, the NJ ofice was awesome before the ***** closed it. I heard from old co-workers they fired most of the management its an all new crew. They still suck.