This is another e-mail that i recently sent to Hasbro
Hi, i just saw the pictures of the "new" series 2 figures, i.e. CamoXtreme and i feel screwed. Sorry for the bad language, but i've had enough of this rehasing business. Why are we getting repaints, again? First we get repainted Dinosaurs (ugly too) in Chaos Effect and Jurassic Park Dinosaurs, then we get JP3 with dwarf human figs and Dinosaurs with big ugly wounds and ribs sticking out of their sides and now this? What did we, the JP collectors, do to deserve this? Why don''t you make the items we want? We want new items, not rehashes. We want Udesky, Nash, Cooper and Dinosaurs that were actually in the movie. I don't want you to listen to the collectors alone, but it would be nice if you listened to us at times when needed. You guys need to find the balance between collectors and kids. Yeah you tried that with Star Wars, but you failed (i.e. B-Wing without electronics or cool red-ish cockpit window). I was an avid Jurassic Park and Star Wars collector, but i stopped due to your stupid products and things that stunk, i.e. millions of exclusives (doubles the price in foreign countries), cheap-o figs and even worse distribution. At times like this i wish Kenner was still around. At least they cared for their customers and, more importantly, they came before profit.You are probably thinking that i am full of Bantha poo, but i am afraid this is the truth. People are not going to keep up with your **** forever. We want to be taken seriously. We don't want repaints and you'll notice that a little later this year(around June/July) when retailers start complaining about the JP3 stock that is rotting on the shelves. I suggest you hire "advisors" that are actually collectors and know a thing or two about them. I for one would like to apply for that function. I used to collect both Jurassic Park and Star Wars toys and i have lots of ideas to get this thing back on track. If you think that stinks, at leasr listen to us and maybe i'll continue with my collection.
Oh yeah, please repeat after me (LOL): The customer comes first, then comes profit. A satisfied customer is profit. Quality before quantity.
Thank you and please reply (no automatic replies please), for i don't want you guys to go down and take these two great lines with it.
Raymond van Putten