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Old 08-14-2017, 11:13 PM   #201
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Two things...XM is not SS and vice versa.

Q&A section there was a post about the whole exclusive thing and the reasoning why they have them and it is to generate money so that more statues can be made..QUOTE]
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Dont get this part, XM does not charge more for EX do they?? so how would they make more money then regular XM statues? or do you say they will put them on Ebay like the flippers?? xD

I am not saying dont make XM Dark Phoenix a con ex, but why all of them just put 400-500 for SG con and the rest for the rest of the peeps. Dont feed the flippers!!
There are no distributors involved so all monies goes directly to XM. That's all it means.

In essence, that is what XM does. They always reserve some for the official PO on XM website, so those that were not able to attend any cons may still be able to get it. You also have to remember, if you are in the approved territories, a prestige member can go to their shop, or order online at anytime even before PO goes up.

Usually, when distributors buy a certain amount of a product to sell, its usually at a discounted rate from the producer because they are buying in bulk. For an exclusive, XM gets 100% more or less of the money, instead of maybe 85% or something like that as an example (just theoretically...I don't know what they actually make, etc.).
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:43 AM   #202
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There are no distributors involved so all monies goes directly to XM. That's all it means.

In essence, that is what XM does. They always reserve some for the official PO on XM website, so those that were not able to attend any cons may still be able to get it. You also have to remember, if you are in the approved territories, a prestige member can go to their shop, or order online at anytime even before PO goes up.

Usually, when distributors buy a certain amount of a product to sell, its usually at a discounted rate from the producer because they are buying in bulk. For an exclusive, XM gets 100% more or less of the money, instead of maybe 85% or something like that as an example (just theoretically...I don't know what they actually make, etc.).
thx for clearing that one up
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:12 AM   #203
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thx for clearing that one up
All the money goes to XM, that's right but they saved a little amount of pieces for the distributor who spread it to partner. Partner knows that EX are really wanted pieces so they are acting like flippers, that's a fact and then other flippers are doing their job as usual so everyone gets more money... that's the EX business
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:03 AM   #204
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If you don't get this when PO is up I am sure you will be able to get in on any of the FB forsale clubs, maybe for a little more than retail but there will be some available.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:11 PM   #205
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Thank you for that compliment. Even if you were not referring to my Cable I put up in the Facebook BST that sold in 1 minute, that statement is a compliment.

I could have gotten more but I have never believed in price gouging anyone. And anyone that has bought some of my statues in my collection at one point or other knows that about myself.
Dude you dumped your Cable? It's an iconic piece what happened, or did you have 2 and just selling one off?
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:42 PM   #206
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Dude you dumped your Cable? It's an iconic piece what happened, or did you have 2 and just selling one off?
I sold my Cable and Phoenix. Yes they are both phenomenal pieces Phoenix is maybe the second greatest statue I have ever owned, and Cable was amazing...but my collections change frequently.

I was planning on getting the entire XM X-Men line, but realized Transformers and XM Alien and Predator are going to eat up all my money. So along with my absolute favorite characters (Thor, Colossus, Beta Ray Bill) and cosmic characters (Lady Sif, Odin, Loki, etc.) I have to keep my collection at a minimum because TF is going to eat up the space and money. Not to mention the huge Predators (XM and Prime 1) and the super spectacular Alien line from XM, I had to make sacrifices...even though ideally I would like to keep all of my statues. My only keepers for now are Darkness, Thor, Black Bolt and Medusa. I hope XM decides to finish off the rest of the Inhuman characters. That would be a sweet display. I also received Electro yesterday and he is a darn near flawless statue...but I PO him prior to my collecting change...so he will be leaving sometime in the near future.

Sorry for the novel.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:48 PM   #207
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I sold my Cable and Phoenix. Yes they are both phenomenal pieces Phoenix is maybe the second greatest statue I have ever owned, and Cable was amazing...but my collections change frequently.

I was planning on getting the entire XM X-Men line, but realized Transformers and XM Alien and Predator are going to eat up all my money. So along with my absolute favorite characters (Thor, Colossus, Beta Ray Bill) and cosmic characters (Lady Sif, Odin, Loki, etc.) I have to keep my collection at a minimum because TF is going to eat up the space and money. Not to mention the huge Predators (XM and Prime 1) and the super spectacular Alien line from XM, I had to make sacrifices...even though ideally I would like to keep all of my statues. My only keepers for now are Darkness, Thor, Black Bolt and Medusa. I hope XM decides to finish off the rest of the Inhuman characters. That would be a sweet display. I also received Electro yesterday and he is a darn near flawless statue...but I PO him prior to my collecting change...so he will be leaving sometime in the near future.

Sorry for the novel.
it's really understandable with all the good pieces coming from every where done by great companies, all coming in the same time...


Have you already seen some stuff from the " super spectacular" XM Alien line ? Is this so good ? I'm really impressed by the dog from Prime 1/Coolprops by the way
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