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Here's a question.

Do lot's of variants of subjects increase or decrease sales overall, e.g the Do-335 in this particular discussion?

If you had just one choice with a couple of variant selections included within it, would it be the best choice for a manufacturer to save on decal and packaging costs and advertising overall, thus making it more probable to decrease retail prices?

Yes, maximise the potential to recover the tooling costs but it could be a disincentive to purchase on first release if it's not your favourite?

It would be interesting to find out! B)

 

 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Royboy said:

Here's a question.

Do lot's of variants of subjects increase or decrease sales overall, e.g the Do-335 in this particular discussion?

If you had just one choice with a couple of variant selections included within it, would it be the best choice for a manufacturer to save on decal and packaging costs and advertising overall, thus making it more probable to decrease retail prices?

Yes, maximise the potential to recover the tooling costs but it could be a disincentive to purchase on first release if it's not your favourite?

It would be interesting to find out! B)

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t think all versions in one box would be better for a number of reasons.  For the Do-335, the boxes would have to be heavier and possible larger, since you’d have to include all of the sprues, especially separate sprues for both the single seater and twin seater.  Also, individual boxings would have more decal options, unless you make a giant decal sheet to provide as many options as four individual boxing’s (not so much of a problem for the Do-335, but more so for other aircraft).  Also, more unused parts, which seems wasteful.  Finally, some people buy the first release even if it’s not their favorite version to get a look at the kit, and then later on get their favorite boxing, so you might have fewer sales if everything was in one box.

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3 hours ago, Royboy said:

Here's a question.

Do lot's of variants of subjects increase or decrease sales overall, e.g the Do-335 in this particular discussion?

If you had just one choice with a couple of variant selections included within it, would it be the best choice for a manufacturer to save on decal and packaging costs and advertising overall, thus making it more probable to decrease retail prices?

Yes, maximise the potential to recover the tooling costs but it could be a disincentive to purchase on first release if it's not your favourite?

It would be interesting to find out! B)

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple boxings with the Phantom pleeze, so that the first comes out quicker.

 

Still haven't heard what the non-LSP September release is.

 

Tony 

Edited by Tony T
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Just announced!!!!!!!!

 

For anyone who is sick of the raised panel lines from the Revell and Monogram B-17, this is for you.

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=33418&mode=thread&order=0

It looks like they just shrank the 1/32.  Hopefully they will do the E/F also.

Edited by 32scalelover

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8 hours ago, 32scalelover said:

It looks like they just shrank the 1/32.

 

No, they didn't - they actually corrected most of the errors found on the 1/32 kit, so it's technically a more accurate kit than its larger predecessor.

 

Kev

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8 hours ago, 32scalelover said:

 

It looks like they just shrank the 1/32.  Hopefully they will do the E/F also.

 

Not at all.  For one, you can't just take 1/32 CAD files and shrink them down, contrary to the belief of most modelers.  Literally everything except the exterior skin shapes of the parts has to be modified to go from one scale to another.  And for another, HK was well aware of the problems with the 1/32 kit, and corrected them on this design.

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