Clueless Marketing Drones

Is it just me, or are the marketing drones with the various model companies just totally clueless? We KNOW that Italeri/Rev-Germany bought out the Matchbox and ERTL/
ESCI/AMT kits. Even though thaty hav brought the big kits back in piece meal (Tu-22, Tu-26, Victor) we're still being subjected to the 'heh heh heh, make them wait for it!' attitude of common sense things like the Valkyrie! I've been watch ebay and seen XB-70's and KC-135's go for as high as $100+ bucks. This is outright insanity, the molds STILL EXIST! They can be repopped if the owners decide to do it, we just have to wait until they get around to it. Of course, the dollar signs are what drive when they decide to repop the kits...
It's all so damned frustrating!
We want the kits, they have the molds. JUST MAKE THEM! Alright already!?!?!?!? The Atomic Annie Cannon, the KC-135's, all of those old kits that we spend big buck$ on on Ebay, just make the damned things!
Just my $.02 (US) ((For whatever an AMERICAN dollar is worth these days!!!)).
-andyh
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want the lindberg b-70? just write, the boss will answer.
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Drew Hill wrote:

They have repopped them, and are selling them one at a time on E-bay?
(Yeah, smiley, but I have wondered what price would make that worthwhile to a large corporation.)
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-Jack


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Sure, but how many people trying to buy the kits on eBay? A dozen? Two dozen? Let's be wildly optimistic and say "hundreds" of people are trying to buy them on eBay and prepared to spend big bucks to get them.
Now compare that to the thousands that Revell would need to manufacture and sell to recoup costs. Is there actually a real market, not an eBay market, that Revell can rely on?
It's not that it's impossible that they'll be produced, the real market may well exist. It's just that eBay demand is not the same as real-world demand; don't confuse them.
Bruce Melbourne, Australia
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Yea, I wouldn't mind having another Valkyrie. The one I had (AMT) I bough for $4 at an outlet center toy store in Iowa about '98 or '99--Didn' realize how big it would be even in 1/72. I sold it to a guy in Belgiu about 3 yrs ago for $20 I think. Now that I have some room....
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