KO Battle Tanker in the works

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by jerminator, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    rofl... umm.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I got the dragonzord when I was younger too, but I got a KO version (a good QC KO) that didn't have the electrics but have chrome on the lights instead xD


    Sorry, it was too funny and amusing since we are in a KO topics talking about this and you brought it up...

    I think without the electronics is a plus for me.
     
  2. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Logic would say yes. Oddly the complete opposite works. I have to know proper marketing and not speculative marketing for what I do. It was a great tip gleemed to me from a musician.

    When his band sold cds for 5.99 they would barely sell. They decided to mark them up to full price, 12.99 and they sold out. It's consumer psychology. Like I said, goes against logic but it works.
     
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    Manufacturing costs are directly proportional to # of parts (# of molds, assembly hours), size (# of molds, raw material amount), paint apps, etc. IMO, FP insecticons are more complex in design compared to a MT constructicon.

    There are other factors to consider though:
    - Currency fluctuations (Yen/USD has been sucking)
    - Negotiation skills (these 3rd parties are outsourcing with job shops)
    - Distributor margins

    Of course I don't know their margins. That's a highly guarded secret. But my guess is an educated one and I don't subscribe to the thinking that 3rd parties are running on razor thin margins (<= 10%) or using the most efficient manufacturing processes (efficiencies are discovered over time and never reach the ideal state).



    $5.99 is the price for the clearance bin, stuff that is considered not good ... until a 3rd party upgrade comes along. :) 
     
  4. dougc73dac

    dougc73dac Well-Known Member

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    maybe this will make 3rd party company get those prices down!!!!if you look at it they are all stealing from the transfomers line!!!!! so what ever if one steals from the other one whoo cares becuse!!!
     
  5. mtmte586

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    With the BBTS sale, MT Battle Tanker is now priced right. Unit count is down to the 70's now.
     
  6. matas420

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    I Agree, just from one from them.
     
  7. CodeXCDM

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    Just learned about this today... figured it'd be worth BUMP'ing this as a warning.

    Chimungmung has the KO Tanker listed for 45$ at the moment, and apparently ships sometime this month. So you may want to be very careful about grabbing Tankers off eBay or similar sites.

    I'd say get the Tanker from BBTS as it was on sale for 70$... but they're sold out and not even showing on their webpage anymore!

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    From the looks of this small picture... the KO Tanker sports a similar color sheme.
     

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    I wish it had blue hands as it would hide the original hands much better then.
     
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    wow that head.... that... head.... good thing each official battle tanker comes with 2 heads doesn't it.
     
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    Wow, really?.....scum
     

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