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Old 04-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Re-decos are NOT cheaper

It's been stated here time and time again about re-paints / re-decos about being cost cutters, and that' why we have so many and why people shuld quit whining about them. But from the panel...

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Interesting point - repaints are not as easy as they seem. They still have to go through the same QC and packaging stuff so not as much of a saving as you'd think
Borrowed molds might save some cash, BUT they may not be the quick buck everyone thought they were.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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But they still make crappy bb repaints?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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But they still make crappy bb repaints?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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well in a sense they are cheaper because they dont have to spend the effort and money to build and engineer a new mold

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #5
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So the whole "they have to redeco everything to make the money to make new stuff" canard has been thrown out the window. Good to know for future battles with white knights.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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I thought it was a given that the toys have to go through QC and packaging no matter what. I never imagined repaints save HasTak heaps of money.
Then again considering how they seem to be using the same mould over and over again until the mould wear shows on the toy, I wonder how much they are saving by not making a new mould for producing those repaints.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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So the whole "they have to redeco everything to make the money to make new stuff" canard has been thrown out the window. Good to know for future battles with white knights.
No.

Redecoes recoup costs for the moulds, but they still cost money to produce and subject to QC and safety tests.

Redecoes are not as expensive as whole new toys, but they're by no means "cheap." Basically all they lack from production is the tooling of the actual moulds, which you'd be surprised how little that goes towards the overall cost of a toy.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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IIRC the question was asked in the context of "could we get more exclusive repaints like you guys did for Dragstrip, Overkill, etc. a few years ago?". I believe the answer was given so that people didn't think repaints were something you just slapped together on a whim and were thus a "no-brainer". The process to put out a product is an expensive and risky proposition, even for a repaint.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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They're still cheaper than making entirely new designs.
Allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #10
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Nothing new here.

Thread title is misleading.

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