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Old 06-15-2019, 07:36 PM   #301
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Really hope sideshow never carries prime 1 pieces again.

The less power those guys have the better.

They’re Nuts!
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:53 AM   #302
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Yeah, but why is P1 setting up a US and EU warehouse? Why offer more reward points and economy shipping? It's obvious P1 is breaking away from SSC in order to be more porfitable.

I don't know, anything we talk about is speculation. It's possible that it was a response to a disagreement with Sideshow. Whether it be an existing plan brought forward, or just quick thinking to resume some of their international sales. Or maybe Sideshow carried on as normal and this was all Prime 1's plan to stop using them (Although you'd assume they would have gotten it all in place before cutting ties with their western distributor and losing many sales in such a case)

Who knows? All that matters really is that it's eventually resolved by either Sideshow picking them up again, or Prime 1 becoming more easily accessible (more affordable) To more parts of the planet. So long as either of these things happen before the EX City Hunter sells out, I'll be happy.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:51 PM   #303
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Talked with a source of mine that mentioned a Singapore distributor had some major issues with Prime 1 several months ago which resulted in canceled orders. So this issue goes beyond Sideshow and it sounds like it's more of a Prime 1 thing.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:48 PM   #304
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I've always leaned more to Prime 1 being at fault. My guess is a premature renegotiation of distributing terms.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:42 PM   #305
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I see Berserk items on Sideshow's preview page. Any chance they are negotiating contracts one license at a time?
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:49 PM   #306
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I believe those statues have been on that page for quite a long time. They just never take them down. Kind of like how P1 still has the Hush Nightwing on their "Coming Soon" page.

Basically, business-type details are not these companies strong suits. P1 has had a bit of a rocky start with their US Economy Shipping, and I imagine if they don't get that squared away they may end up going back to Sideshow.

I've said it for years, I just think they overextend themselves. I mean they're my favorite statue maker, they make amazing stuff. But they tease/make so many statues, it's kind of amazing to me they even pull a profit considering the business model.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:35 PM   #307
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I'm shocked that Prime 1 didn't work this out by now.

To not be at SDCC at all is crazy IMO.

There is no other comic gathering in the US with as much press and exposure as SDCC. I think they're really mislead to not think their presence at these shows was a tremendous promotion for their product.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #308
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They may change things in the future if the arrangement stays the same, but I understand what you're saying.

I believe they do go to NYCC though.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:18 PM   #309
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I get the feeling that Prime 1 genuinely does want to improve its business situation, but their PO overextension and their apparent arrogance might have caught up to them, and they're currently righting the ship. The fact that they did have a US economy shipping plan proves that they do care about the US market. They know they're leaving money on the table if they do nothing. I bet they haven't ruled out making up with Sideshow.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:23 PM   #310
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It appears to be a case of horrible timing. P1 seemingly staking out their independence, setting up economy shipping, matching Sideshow's rewards program, only to be thwarted by a 25% tariff.
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