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Old 04-04-2021, 07:20 PM   #241
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You know, after looking through my Handbook of the Marvel Universe Omni, I noticed a lot of characters that need to be done in mini bust form: Baron Mordo, Brothers Grim, Brother Voodoo, Corsair, Darkstar...he needs to come back.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:17 AM   #242
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You know, after looking through my Handbook of the Marvel Universe Omni, I noticed a lot of characters that need to be done in mini bust form: Baron Mordo, Brothers Grim, Brother Voodoo, Corsair, Darkstar...he needs to come back.
Licenses and factory contracts cost way more now than they did when BD was pumping out $40-$50 busts in the thousands around fifteen years ago. What kind of numbers do you think BD would get now for Corsair and Baron Mordo and Brothers Grimm? Do you find that a significant number of fans still campaign for busts? I wonder how many bust collectors from the year 2002 are still buying product.

While I imagine lots of fans would be thrilled to see BD open up shop again, they may be surprised to learn what prices need to be set up at today to turn a decent profit, especially with the edition sizes we currently see from MTO companies.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:30 AM   #243
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Are companies still even producing busts in the same scale that Bowen did?
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:33 AM   #244
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Are companies still even producing busts in the same scale that Bowen did?
Lol....last bust i bought was that custom sideshow Powergirl head stand by vince vell some years ago
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:44 AM   #245
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Are companies still even producing busts in the same scale that Bowen did?
closest you'll find is GG and Diamond Select as far as I know.
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:44 PM   #246
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Licenses and factory contracts cost way more now than they did when BD was pumping out $40-$50 busts in the thousands around fifteen years ago. What kind of numbers do you think BD would get now for Corsair and Baron Mordo and Brothers Grimm? Do you find that a significant number of fans still campaign for busts? I wonder how many bust collectors from the year 2002 are still buying product.

While I imagine lots of fans would be thrilled to see BD open up shop again, they may be surprised to learn what prices need to be set up at today to turn a decent profit, especially with the edition sizes we currently see from MTO companies.
Well, he's hinted at working for someone else so the license stuff he wouldn't have to worry about. Just because something isn't currently being done now doesn't mean that it can't be done. If GG is putting out busts then I think busts are popular enough. Not saying that he will come back and do what he did before but he could do a variation if he wanted. I would never count him out, it all kind of depends on his desire to do it. I'm just saying that I hope he has that desire.
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:53 PM   #247
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Licenses and factory contracts cost way more now than they did when BD was pumping out $40-$50 busts in the thousands around fifteen years ago....

While I imagine lots of fans would be thrilled to see BD open up shop again, they may be surprised to learn what prices need to be set up at today to turn a decent profit, especially with the edition sizes we currently see from MTO companies.
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Well, he's hinted at working for someone else so the license stuff he wouldn't have to worry about. Just because something isn't currently being done now doesn't mean that it can't be done. If GG is putting out busts then I think busts are popular enough. Not saying that he will come back and do what he did before but he could do a variation if he wanted. I would never count him out, it all kind of depends on his desire to do it. I'm just saying that I hope he has that desire.
I think it is his desire relative to the current industry conditions. He's been through a lot the past 5 years but if things were the same as before from how he's sounded in interviews he would likely have already returned as before. Competition, everything is just a different game now.

For me his greatest value is in art direction and managing talent as many of my favorite Bowens were not sculpted by him. Hard to actualize that value in any role other than ownership.
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