Bruticus sales have dropped!!! Why???

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  1. shockwave_store

    shockwave_store DECEPTICON BADASS

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    i was just curious as to why bruticus sales have dropped? is it because of the encore? please let me know as i have sold 2 now for 86 apiece, complete, whereas i usually sell them for 120-160 apiece. any help will do. :confused: 
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Probably the Encore.

    Hell, I'd much rather have a brand new one than a vintage one.
     
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    Must be encore.

    Competition is good, no?
     
  4. Opticron Primal

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    probably cause this isn't the frist time the set was re-released. Bruticus has seen more re-releases/repaints then any other G1 combiner.
     
  5. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    I'm surprised the molds can even be used for an Encore run.
     
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    This and with the Encore coming out soon, anyone outside of just wanting an original from the '80s isn't buying one.
     
  7. shockwave_store

    shockwave_store DECEPTICON BADASS

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    well, i would rather have an original, and not one made in china
     
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    I sell some and sold 2 of those for 150.00 each about 9 months ago. I have really noticed the recession effects. In the last month and a half activity has slowed way up. I'm guess it's both the encore and the recession.
     
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    shockwave_store DECEPTICON BADASS

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    well the recession hasn't really effected my sales. sales have been great, its just that bruticus thing has got me puzzled. like i figured, its gotta be the encore. :( 
     
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    This. You can easily get three different versions of Ruination for under 70 bucks, and now an Encore release of the original Bruticus for around 85. The vintage figure has less and less appeal when the molds are very easy to come by.

    I've been meaning to pick up a new one, and it is nice to have a lot of options.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Yeah, I need a G1 Bruticus and i'm totally waiting for the Encore release.

    WIth encore, you get

    1. giftset box
    2. unused toys
    3. you apply the stickers
    4. no scratches!

    With vintage... you can only hope for the best.
     
  12. shockwave_store

    shockwave_store DECEPTICON BADASS

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    well my favorite besides the original is the snow camo, that fucker is bad ass :drool: 
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    The reissue comes new, in a nice display box, brand new off the assembly line. You've got your hardcore fans who want the original, but for everyone else, a reissue is acceptable to them. Perhaps even preferable.

    Also, for me, reuses in different colours would not interest me if I did not own a Bruticus - I'd want the original, in the original colours.

    Just the way things go. Reissues usually do reduce the demand for vintage.
     
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    shockwave_store DECEPTICON BADASS

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    and...... its made in china, so you can also hope for the best there too.
     
  15. Dinobot Nuva

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    Generation 2 > All.
     
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    I guess it's possible, but it could be just the economy in general...

    As long as they make reissues I don't have, I would choose it over an original. But there will always be a market for the orginals.
     
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    QFT.
     
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    They are all made in China? Whats the big deal. China or Tawian, they come off the sames lines that build Masterpiece, Movie TF's, Animated... etc.

    Probably the same lines that built G1 figures 25 years ago.
     
  19. Easterling Capt

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    tThere is one Bruticus item thaqt wont budge in value even with the Encore..That freaking GIg giftset is stil $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    lolwut? Where do you think the originals were made?
     

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