TKOM / Takahiro Komuro Sculptures & Toys

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  1. shincartoon

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    No no no, the problem was that in 2017 TAG released 7 blank non painted doublethinks
    brown
    green
    Pearlescent grey green
    Pearlescent White
    dark blue
    red
    lavender

    some of these did not even come with the chain.

    flooding the market with blank sculpts in that short of time kills any sculpt.
     
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    What do you mean by 'kills' here? Like they're sitting on the site unsold? I never really followed Doublethink so I'm curious
     
  3. shincartoon

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    kills as in market saturation. When I tried to buy TkoM stuff in 2016, doublethink was not that expensive, but not that easy to come by either, both painted versions and blanks were scarce. The only blanks were yellow, GID, bubble gum, and clear frost, once the blank colors started to pop up once a month at various toy shows, flippers who did not want it just bought them up and tried flipping them. when you have 20 - 30 doublthinks pop up each month and not that much demand, the sculpt is saturated. I remember blank doublethinks, sitting in yahoo auction for months and not getting sold at retail. as a doublethink fan it was really hard to watch, and even I got the feeling that Tkom should not release these blanks at this speed, and "thought" that TkoM should do something about this. and he did. I don't know any of the details, and I am not trying to say TAG is horrible, I am just saying the sculpt was killed because too much was released too soon.
     
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    There were 6 releases, all at shows, with the most being around 8-10 pcs and the price never fluctuating. The demand is still there but Taka doesn't want to release any more. TAG decided to honor his wishes and discontinue the sculpt. It's a bummer.
     
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  5. shincartoon

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    Thank you for clearing this up for me.
     

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