Is it just me who sees the scale tilting towards the wrong side?
I understand that a box or package can have something to do with the value of the product inside
but nowadays even a tube of toothpaste can somethimes be called 'limited edition' ,just for the hype of it
for me it counts what;s inside..like with the Otto's i've shown ..those boxes are all identical except for a small sticker on the side stating the make and model inside
frankly ..for me that's enough..
nice to have a huge promotional 'photo of said car with barely dressed women at a beach' on it ,but if the model doesn't even come close to the real thing....they mind as well keep it...
in the past a onetime 'run' of any product could lead to insane high value for collectors afterwards..
now however manufacturers seem to reissue everything every couple of years
for example..Erlt/Greenlight made a 1/18 diecast of K.i.t.t back in early 2000's..(you know the talking firebird,driven by some curlyhead lifeguard with a alcohol issue)...prices on euro Ebay reached up to 200 euro's for one
and guess what....it's now available again..for around 65 euro's..sure it's not a 2001 ..but nobody would know any different ..
also by reissuing a kit over and over and over again ,one would think that the cost for a new issue would shrink drastically?
like i said at the beginning ,at least what i'm trying to say..if tooling and design is so steep..like many have said before...than why would a modelcompany throw expensive box art on top of all that
can't be no fun in that..
and if designing (3d or not)..is so expensive..why is anyone making or selling transkits or resin models at reasonable pricing?
have i lost the point along the way?