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Old 04-30-2019, 09:20 AM   #141
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Super easy (2 part) answer and it has nothing to do with the execution of this statue, which at this point is a rock solid release in the MM line.

1) PCS reputation blows. Nuff said.

2) Statue Collecting (in its current state) now blows. You may find people who’ll spend $750.00 on Cable or $1,350.00 on Hulk, but we’re way past the threshold of what the niche market of Street Fighter collectors are going to pay. Especially for tiny 1:4 females. She’s like $450.00 right?

Guaranteed P1 Street Fighter isn’t running long either.
#1 totally, they are a bunch of lying thieves. They have destroyed their reputation.

Pay the people back what you owe them so this dark cloud has a chance to dissipate.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:49 AM   #142
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I think another factor in Sakura’s slow sales has to be the choice of exclusive: an art print. Extra switch-out parts help sell Exclusives, but I just don’t believe that an art print is enough of an incentive to make someone jump for a $450 Statue.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:39 PM   #143
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I think another factor in Sakura’s slow sales has to be the choice of exclusive: an art print. Extra switch-out parts help sell Exclusives, but I just don’t believe that an art print is enough of an incentive to make someone jump for a $450 Statue.
I have to admit, the Art print should ship with all pieces. EX should only apply to extra's such as portraits.

Given the basic nature of the piece, and simple base $450 should possibly be $400. $450 is only $50 short of $500 and $500 pieces normally have a more meaningful base design.

Will Sideshow slash $150 of Sakura? as they tend to price reduce PCS pieces rapidly. The Kessler Wolf had something like $100 knocked off it's price, while those who had pre_order were waiting for their pieces to arrive.
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:18 PM   #144
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While these are all good valid points, y'all are thinking too hard.

Nobody wants to pay for this, that's it.

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I think another factor in Sakura’s slow sales has to be the choice of exclusive: an art print. Extra switch-out parts help sell Exclusives, but I just don’t believe that an art print is enough of an incentive to make someone jump for a $450 Statue.
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I have to admit, the Art print should ship with all pieces. EX should only apply to extra's such as portraits.

Given the basic nature of the piece, and simple base $450 should possibly be $400. $450 is only $50 short of $500 and $500 pieces normally have a more meaningful base design.

Will Sideshow slash $150 of Sakura? as they tend to price reduce PCS pieces rapidly. The Kessler Wolf had something like $100 knocked off it's price, while those who had pre_order were waiting for their pieces to arrive.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:57 PM   #145
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I have to admit, the Art print should ship with all pieces. EX should only apply to extra's such as portraits.

Given the basic nature of the piece, and simple base $450 should possibly be $400. $450 is only $50 short of $500 and $500 pieces normally have a more meaningful base design.

Will Sideshow slash $150 of Sakura? as they tend to price reduce PCS pieces rapidly. The Kessler Wolf had something like $100 knocked off it's price, while those who had pre_order were waiting for their pieces to arrive.
She will probably be had for massive discount free shipping at some point unfortunately. Look at what ss is pricing zangief ultra truly sad.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:54 PM   #146
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All those PCS Street Fighters go for barely 200 Euro on Ebay, why buy now? Even those with low ES like the Blue Oro, Pilgrim or blue Alex. If they at least would keep 3/4 of their retail, but they don't. Also for international buyers it's an additional 200 USD for shipping and import fees. That makes 650 USD in total.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:38 AM   #147
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Wonderful statue, woulda been perfect at 350.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:26 AM   #148
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All those PCS Street Fighters go for barely 200 Euro on Ebay, why buy now? Even those with low ES like the Blue Oro, Pilgrim or blue Alex. If they at least would keep 3/4 of their retail, but they don't. Also for international buyers it's an additional 200 USD for shipping and import fees. That makes 650 USD in total.
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I bet Sakura has been snapped up by fans of the character, as they've been making requests for ages. Who knows if the piece will become waitlisted or price dropped?

I know when Street Fighter - Laura goes up for pre_order, i'm in
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:32 PM   #149
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I ordered it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:09 PM   #150
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The final prototype of this turned out really good. I really like the size of the eyes with the smiling portrait and hope we get some sweet pictures from those who buy her.
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