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NEW Eduard P-40E (Hasegawa rebox) - BFC activation model


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56 minutes ago, thierry laurent said:

I guess this probably demonstrates the sales of the initial kit were too low to get rid of all the kits purchased from Hasegawa... Otherwise they would have released the K. 

 

I have three of the original kits.  What more can I  or anyone else do to help them "rid" themselves of the kits?

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1 hour ago, thierry laurent said:

I guess this probably demonstrates the sales of the initial kit were too low to get rid of all the kits purchased from Hasegawa... Otherwise they would have released the K. 

 

Eduard released the Hasegawa P-40E?

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38 minutes ago, Rick Griewski said:

A "bunny club" member?  Why does one need this?

 

The whole “bunny” thing stemmed from the kerfluffle over their 1/48 MiG-21bis back in 2012.  Frankly, it was created to make fun of people who took them to task for not doing what they had said they were going to do (creating a new fuselage for the ‘bis’ version), and basically insulting them as being “rivet counters” and using the bunny to make fun of them.  I thought then, and I still think now that it was extremely low class of them.  And they keep doubling down on it.

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6 hours ago, Rick Griewski said:

 

I have three of the original kits.  What more can I  or anyone else do to help them "rid" themselves of the kits?

Nothing because the kits were overpriced for people not interested in the gimmick add-ons. 

For such special editions by other companies, Hasegawa typically sell them a multiple of 500 bagged kits (quite often 1000,1500 or even 2000). Even if they are heavily discounted, this is an excellent operation for the molds owner: zero marketing cost and an immediate revenue for what is already an old kit. Obviously the situation is different for the other company as they must find a way to convince customers that they should pay more for a model they possibly have already purchased! However, as they do not have to invest in mold cutting, this is often seen as a win-win approach. I think the problem of that logic is the average cost of large scale kits. First, the customer base is far lower. Second, as the large scale kits are already among the most expensive ones, many modellers will look for good prices and avoid any additional cost. I think this explains why such special releases are less attractive in large scale. Marginally, the additional cost is heavier than the one for a 1/48th kit such as a special edition of the Me 109. Conclusion: if your special edition strategy is not that effective, you must find another way to get rid of such bagged kits in another way while spending a minimal amount of money and here emerges the 'Bunny club' solution... 

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