How likely do 3rd Parties Reissue their Figures?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by calubin175, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. calubin175

    calubin175 Well-Known Member

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    I am not talking about multiple batches that were intended as part of the initial run, but reissues that are at least 3 months apart.
     
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    Depends on the company and demand. Some have reissued while others havent. IF its entirely sold out (fairly quickly) and there is a lot of demand, there may be another run. If sold out in 6-8mos than I wouldnt expect to see another run. Maybe, but the etailers are the ones placing orders and they might not want to take stock in a figure that may have another competitive version coming out. The way the 3MP Market is right now, I wouldnt expect any reissues after 3 months.
     
  3. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    Fanstoys seems to be reissuing their stuff. How often that will happen though is yet to be seen.
     
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    Badcube seemed to be pretty quick with their Sunsurge reissue
     
  5. Haydenite

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    Personally, I'd like some repaints before reissues !!
    But having said that, l missed Cubex Huff and that's probably the one figure I really want !!!
     
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    FT Shockwave and Dinos went through re-issues. KFC Blaster has had at least 3 issues (2 metallic one plain red). XTB Apollyon had I think 2 re-issues. Toyworld Devastator had G1, then G2 and is going for a re-issue of G1. MMC has reissued a few of their IDW's.
    Almost guaranteed that MMC will do a 2nd run of Tarn. Badcube Sunstreaker is due for re-issue and they're talking about Brawn and Huffer.
    As mentioned, it does happen with reasonable frequency but it really depends on the popularity of the figure.
    You also have upgraded/changed versions like XTB Ollie (and probably the above mentioned plain red Blaster) BC Warpath etc.
    I wouldn't expect re-issues of the Trailbreakers or Springers due to the sheer number of alternatives. And I think we've seen the last of 3P Megatron re-issues for the same reason.
     
  7. Bountyan

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    Seems relatively common for stuff people actually want.

    The days of paying $500+ for Quakewave are gone.
     
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    That was the biggest mistake ever in my opinion, to reissue Quakewave. Was the hottest figure around now turned to a shelf warmer. I don't even care about the value, it's the fact the internet exaggerated the demand and now etailers are clearancing the figure.
     
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    quakeblast got several reissues but not a single repaint, i could go for a purple translucent at the price
     
  10. LazyAza

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    Depends on the company, costs, limited run status or not etc. On average figures get between 2 to 4 runs total. The worse they sell the fewer runs they get, supply n demand and so on. But even popular stuff sometimes just doesn't get a second run either because it would be too costly to do more or the company has a very busy schedule and has to move on lest they slow down the production of a future product.

    Aka their isn't really a singular answer, it can get quite circumstantial. I honestly can't think of any figures I've had trouble getting that weren't initially super limited though. So with those if I really really want them I always make sure to get them the second they go for order. MMC Kultur I knew wouldn't be around for long, so snagged him asap. Everything mt sells on their webstore gotta grab that as quick as possible too.