Sellers: Fort Max's impact on Trypticon

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by RKillian, Dec 28, 2016.

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Fort Max vs Trypticon

  1. new, going all in on Trypticon

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. new, ordering some Trypicons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. new, not touching Trypticom

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. passed on Fort Max, going all in on Trypticon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. passed on Fort Max, ordering some Trypticons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. passed on Fort Max, not touching Trypticon

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  7. ordered Fort Max, ordering more Trypticons

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  8. ordered Fort Max, ordering equivalent Trypticons

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. ordered Fort Max, ordering fewer Trypticons

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  10. ordered Fort Max, not touching Trypticon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. RKillian

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    This is a question for sellers. I'd like to keep it limited to those with a wholesale account and a physical shop, ecommerce presence, or regular convention schedule. The input of folks flipping trades/closeouts is outside of the scope of this question. This poll is marked private so I'd appreciate a vote but don't comment if you don't feel comfortable doing so.

    Smaller sellers saw Fort Max not even solicited for preorder and missed that window. We all saw this $150 toy sell for $100 with free shipping on Amazon. If you were an EE client, you saw them undercut you even further with $75 and free shipping. We're now seeing it drop to an impossible $55 at Ross and some TRUs not even 6 months after it was released.

    How does this color your perception of a future Titans Return Trypticon solicitation?

    Disclaimer: I have no stake in this beyond morbid curiosity at this point.
     
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    Interesting breakdown so far; one up, one down, and me not touching it with a 10-foot pole.

    The parallel poll...too bad I couldn't lock out comments. 10% are sitting it out entirely. Less than 20% are preordering. Another 40% say they're in without a major discount. And the remaining 30% are going to be on eBay sending Best Offers of $25 with free shipping. That's actually (assuming the follow through is there) relatively positive...although I expect a shift when Toy Fair rolls around and there's a $179.99 or higher price tag attached.
     
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