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Never thought this would happenNever thought this would happen

Tiamat26Tiamat261ヶ月前Diary
Never thought this would happen



After collecting for over 7 years now I never thought I would see the day when a figurine is actually cancelled. I am un accustom to this as when most figurines are in the pre-order stage I always believed that they were actually in production.



Maybe it is naïve of me to think that but I have never had proof of the contrary. To me when a company announces a product and it is the pre-order stage then I think that it is good to go.



Now I understand that there are prototypes and those are subject to not being even released to a pre-order faze. Are companies now testing the waters to make sure that the product that they want to bring out is going to fly? I understand this but could you imagine just how many prototypes could be created only to have them cancelled.



I wrote a blog a while back about a company that went bankrupt thus all of the prototypes obviously were cancelled.



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There would be many fans of certain figurines that would be upset at seeing a figurine announced only to have it cancelled. What brought this blog on was a cancellation of a pre-order.


Imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail this morning from Nippon-Yasan stating that Neko no Wakusei – Seisui Neko was announced as cancelled.




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Well I was like “What the hell” it’s not like I see a lot from this series but I have collected most of the figurines from it because I love Cat girls. It is a disappointment to see this little lovely go into the cancellation bin. I have never had this happen in 7 years. It was a surprise to me that this could even happen at this stage of the game with this figurine considering that she was pre-ordered.



Has anyone else ever had this happen where a pre-ordered item was cancelled just before release?
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19pt
Manufacturing an item is pretty much always cheaper the more of it you are making. If not enough people pre-order an item, manufacturing those pre-orders may not qualify for the higher quantity discounts, hence the price we pay may not cover the manufacturing of our individual figures, and they will be sold to us at a loss for the company. Sure the proto-type may cause a minor loss, but manufacturing hundreds (or more) figures at a higher price than they will receive from the consumer for them will cause a much bigger loss.

It sucks, and I've never had it happen to a figure I pre-ordered [yet], but economically it makes no sense for the company to produce a figure they can't break even off it, let alone make a profit.
1ヶ月前
18pt
Canceling things before they get out seems to be Di molto bene whole business plan
1ヶ月前
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1pt
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Never had it happen yet but sure sucks!

Tho some items i got i wish they were cancelled ^^; po regrets
27日前
1pt
tomocchi (29日前) #49381308Remembered another one.
This Sakura figure ITEM #721701 got cancelled 2 times even, lol.
First time when she was only an unpainted prototype. Then they showed her painted and revived her, just to cancel her again! x'D Sad times, because she looks amazing.


Aw man! I was planning on nabbing her too >.> Ah well it happens!
28日前
1pt
I made a preorder for a figure with Nippon Yassan and they just gave me one day notice for payment only one day , and I missed that day by a few hours and they cancelled my figures , this is due to no loyalty to customers and poor customer service . Figures hobbies is not a hobby any more it just a dam business . and these companies just increasing the cost of price sharply . I notice some figures realsed 7 years ago around 7000 JPY and after a few years the company decided to release again now the same figures and the same scale for over 15000 JPY .
28日前
3pt
I've seen a couple of figures make it to actual, final retail paintjob and get cancelled due to licensing. Now THAT is annoying :|
29日前
1pt
While it is sad, i would say that this behavior will be the standard of the smaller figure manufacturer, its seems very lickely that the preorder numbers of the figure werent as high as they think and maybe was better to cancel the figure (and possibly the whole line)

Its cheap to cancell and pay a small fee to the artist, and posibly distribuitors the troubles, than expect the aftersales were better than the preorders sales and eat all the cost pf manufacturing, distribuition and the warehouse to maintain the stock that dindt sale... even so, if the distribuitor preoder stimate wasnt fullfilled they could cancel the order (i dont think they want merchandise without sale) and ultimately trigger the cancelation of the figure

All in all, this move can make the small figure producers, keep enough funds to continue.
29日前
2pt
victorviper (1ヶ月前) #49281727Weird, considering that apparently they had a finished prototype. I'd think that getting the prototype made would be the toughest part of the production process.

That is what I thought.. with a finished prototype and actually going to the pre-order market I thought this was a done deal.

= (

Tia
29日前
1pt
Solarstormflare (1ヶ月前) #49284674I've been collecting for just over a year and it's already happened like 3+ times for me so yeah, it does happen for sure.

Wow 3 times that is really unlucky...

= (

Tia
29日前
1pt
IntoOpenWaters (1ヶ月前) #49284866Manufacturing an item is pretty much always cheaper the more of it you are making. If not enough people pre-order an item, manufacturing those pre-orders may not qualify for the higher quantity discounts, hence the price we pay may not cover the manufacturing of our individual figures, and they will be sold to us at a loss for the company. Sure the proto-type may cause a minor loss, but manufacturing hundreds (or more) figures at a higher price than they will receive from the consumer for them will cause a much bigger loss.
It sucks, and I've never had it happen to a figure I pre-ordered [yet], but economically it makes no sense for the company to produce a figure they can't break even off it, let alone make a profit.


Yeah I have a good grasp of the economics behind producing an item. So I understand what you are saying. A small producer like this cannot afford to make to many mistakes and survive. There are way to many small businesses that fall in the world because they do not follow market demand.

Regrettable though as Embrace Japan was often the company that brought us unique figurines. Not the mainstream Miku or Sabers.

Hope they are not about to close their doors.

Tia
29日前
1pt
tomocchi (29日前) #49381308Remembered another one.
This Sakura figure ITEM #721701 got cancelled 2 times even, lol.
First time when she was only an unpainted prototype. Then they showed her painted and revived her, just to cancel her again! x'D Sad times, because she looks amazing.


Wow cancelled 2 times that is even worse then this case. Sorry to hear that she was not produced for you.

Tia
29日前
8pt
tomocchi Superneko
Remembered another one.
This Sakura figure ITEM #721701 got cancelled 2 times even, lol.
First time when she was only an unpainted prototype. Then they showed her painted and revived her, just to cancel her again! x'D Sad times, because she looks amazing.
29日前
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