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TheImp wrote:Oliver wrote:That said I would like to see a breakdown of what the $60 pledge has in it.
What you see is what you get. The $100 deal adds 37 more pieces, plus all of the stretch goals. I have a feeling that its going to turn into a massive deal.
Khurasanminiatures wrote:Ironically, the only things I feel I'd need it for are the things it seems worst suited for -- large and risky investments. As I mentioned in previous posts in this thread, I'd like to use it to feel out the market for big kits that would cause me to lose a pantload if I invested in them and no one bought them.
But those items to not seem to be the type that fuel the excitement of a kickstarter. You get people to invest a relatively modest amount, then keep enticing them to order more and more with gradual add-ons. That's not really the case with a kickstarter to invest in a $100 monster tank. Maybe the add-ons could be things like additional drives (my Siler tank can be upgraded as a low-rider grav tank) or weapons swaps (maybe a railgun instead of the plasma gun) but the big initial investment would I think put a lot of people off.
On the other hand I have a new 15mm multi-species alien army coming up that will have a full range of support weapons and vehicles, and I don't really feel the need to sell them at a discount and give over a % to Kickstarter -- I think they will sell extremely well, so why bother? I guess the feeding frenzy effect of Kickstarter would sell more of them, but I can't really quantify if the additional sales would compensate for the discount you need to sell them at, and the fee to kickstarter (and perhaps other fees -- amazon too, I think?).
Still back and forth on whether to kickstart my big tank in 28mm though.
Delusional cunt wrote:67 models for $100 looks great, but shipping is a bit high at $25 for anyone outside of USA and Canada.
Oliver wrote:Apart from the fact that the picture is tiny and only about half of it can actually be guessed at. Yeah my eyesight is that bad ever since I lost my glasses in the bloody wood...
Khurasanminiatures wrote:Ironically, the only things I feel I'd need it for are the things it seems worst suited for -- large and risky investments. .
On the other hand I have a new 15mm multi-species alien army coming up that will have a full range of support weapons and vehicles, and I don't really feel the need to sell them at a discount and give over a % to Kickstarter -- I think they will sell extremely well, so why bother?
Black Hat wrote:The thing about Kickstarter is that it works extremely well for companies who pricing model includes retailer and distributor discounts. They can provide figures and goodies to the end user at what looks like a large discount but which actually works out more than they would receive by selling the same items into the retail chain.
As you aren't priced to use retailers it is going to be a problem for you.
Khurasanminiatures wrote:Although as an interesting footnote, I know that CMON use outside casters as well. I know this because we use the same caster here in the States, and they have once or twice screwed up and sent me CMON models by accident.
However they are always 28s, and the markup on 28s is vastly higher than on 15s.
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