So...Kid Robot closed their NY store

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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Surprise! this was done on Skullbrain plenty as well. Not just towards Super7 but towards just about everyone from 2007-2012ish


    Also, an no offense at all, but what questions were answered? All they said was they were hiking prices.

    The news I was referring to has changed a little bit. I wish I could blow the top off of it but it's not my place. Let's just say that it's not business as usual for them. Look for a VARIETY of products being sold at the SF store soon though. Goodbye to LA,NY and wherever else they had stores.
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Question 1) What the heck is going on??

    Question 2) So what the heck is going on??
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Ok so I'm not at work now & I can answer your question properly.. The main discussion was about the price increase which looks like it will be 20% for licensed figures. Apparently these series have gone from $10 to $12 recently: Futurama S2, Marvel Labbit, Wandering Misfits, Simpsons S2/THOH, Street Fighter.

    I guess that's fair enough because I'm sure most companies are raising their licensing fees annually or with each new series. If the previous set were successful enough to warrant a new series then I guess the suits would realize that they could ask KR for more money. Pretty shitty but that's how the world works.

    Turns out KR are looking at packaging more figure series with window packaging, eliminating the blind box format. Maybe that would spike sales in the short term for people who don't "get" blind box purchases.. Definitely a lot of the casual customers and walk-ins would appreciate being able to see what they buy. I know at work (I'm in a big bookstore chain) we introduced some of the Marvel, Simpsons KR stuff and even after explaining to people that they are just like buying trading cards etc. they are hesitant to buy something where they can't see which character is in there. And most of these people have never bought them before so I don't see why they care so much.. It's not as if they would be getting doubles. Thankfully you get people coming in maybe once every few days who get it and are excited by the blind box concept,, and if you're lucky they appreciate vinyl toy culture.

    The last bit of news that I picked up from the thread was that there is a plan laid out for a new KR store in NYC roughly 18 months from now. I guess that makes sense if it sounds like they are redefining what kinds of stock they will be carrying in their stores. Sounds like it's a period of transition and re-branding for these guys.
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Still confused as to why is this discussion even relevant on Skullbrain?

    If you're so OCD for information, maybe you should post on the KR forum and join all in the inane fanboy diatribe!
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Nah the people there annoy me after looking at that thread.. I'll end up turning into the Scary Andy of the KR forums and that would just be horrible for everybody!

    I can act cool and neglect the fact that I own a couple of KR toys and only claim that I've been into hardcore sofubi forever, but like many people here buying KR was part of the growing process from buying TMNT at Target to collecting the hand crafted toys that we love today. I don't touch KR these days but I am intrigued about what's going on because like it or not this story is relevant to our interests.

    People are complaining about re-selling doubles, the value of toys being ruined in the future etc over at the KR forums so I'm not even going to bother talking about business over there. It's being discussed here because we can actually talk about the real issues behind these closures and have an intelligent discussion about it at Skullbrain.
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    If that was the case this thread should have been stomped on 5 pages/30 days ago...

    Back to constructive discussion!!
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Don't mind Andy, he's just so bored he stalks threads he finds annoying. :D
     
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    Corrected! ;)
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    :lol: :lol:
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    I realized a few days ago that Budnitz is the guy behind Ello, which is already panned as a disaster... Would explain why he is devoting a lot less time (and money) to KR.
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    People keep saying its a disaster because of the venture capital thing, but i think its still better to get away from facebook until the next thing is made.
    I doubt their will ever be a perfect social network.
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    I think Paul left KR several years ago.. I can't remember exactly when but the flood of licensed products started after he left.
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    He changed his role, but he didn't leave. I mean, their HQ left for Boulder partly because he moved there, and the Simpsons series started in what, 2008, 9?
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    So he stopped trying to sell those $5000+ bicycles?
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Ah! I mean I credit the guy for wanting to do stuff, but Ello is his what, 10th company in 10 different fields? Concentrate on something and do it well, maybe?
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Couldn't agree with this statement more, it's a good lesson to remember in life... for just about anything. :lol:
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    +

    Has me confused. Isn't it a contradiction
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    Well, something like that (s7 advertising on kr) was the source of the Luke / Brian confrontation some time back. Something that was expunged from sb...
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    When Paul moved the company to Boulder, he parted ways with KR within the first year of the move. I believe he left in 2009/2010..
     
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    It's my understanding that there are a lot of things that magically get expunged from the boards relating to S7
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    dude you are THIS CLOSE to getting Bansheebot'd =P

    I think what separates the old guard here from the nubs comes down to a single question: what happened to Alice?
     
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    So...Kid Robot closed their NY store
    I don't really mind that if it's true, since it's by their grace and dime we are able to run our mouths and generally have a good ol' time. Don't bite hand that feeds your addiction :razz:

    Awww shit. Evabody knows she took too many hits a acid and started kickin' it too hard with them spider monkeys. IM THA JUGGANAUT BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch
     
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    She's a he.
     

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