Ratmaster2000 Posted September 4, 2017 Share Posted September 4, 2017 1 hour ago, Jordan Peacock said: Following up, sort of, I talked with someone I know who works at Peachstate Hobby Distribution, and we got into something of an argument about whether or not Reaper pewter minis are "discontinued," but I think it was mostly my fault for not having all my terms straight. It might have been a matter of terminology, as he at last said something to the effect of, "I know they'll cast them if you order from them directly, but it's not part of their regular distribution*." (* Not an exact quote, and I'm not sure if I remember "distribution" as the exact term being used. He might have said "not part of their regular production." I probably should write these things down, as when I don't fully understand the terms being discussed, I have more trouble remembering the particulars. My usage of quotation marks here shouldn't be taken as denoting "newspaper quotes.") In any case, he told me that it's a moot point, because (paraphrasing from memory) "they're phasing out pewter for the Bones plastic. Nobody is really buying the pewter anymore, because it costs so much. The Bones are what's selling." (I didn't get a clear sense as to whether he meant pewter in general, just Reaper pewter, or more specifically just the older pewter minis I was specifically making reference to.) He then advised that I should get in on the Bones Kickstarter before it wraps up. (This was before the Kickstarter, in fact, had wrapped up. ;) Never fear, I got in on that, but mostly for big terrain items, not yet more goblins and kobolds and dragons and adventurers and stuff.) The Bones HAVE in fact comprised most of my Reaper purchases of late, and at Sci-Fi City, I notice that many of the Reaper pewter packs are so old that the plastic is brittle and the glue sometimes comes loose. The Bones are of course newer, but I also see a lot more turnover when I stop by. (I'll see a Bones mini, think of getting it, go by and it's gone, but then the next visit it's back in stock again. There's no such diligence when it comes to the older pewter minis, that I can tell. Once they're gone, they seem to just STAY gone.) REALLY????? Pewter is being phased out??? Yah I guess that's why, as recently as August 28th Reaper introduced NEW figures in Pewter/metal (same thing, just semantics). BONES are an alternative to pewter when people are on a budget or want bigger pieces that will not kill you because of the weight:) Geez, I hate distributor types who think they know what they are talking about and really just talking out their arse:( I have worked with and have been a distributor for one company or another practically my whole life, and I know if you just had a little bit of dedication to your stores (your customer), you got what they wanted and they'd be a customer forever. I mean geez, only 2 sales reps (me and my partner) pulled in 100K a MONTH, so yah I guess we don't know what we are talking about:) Sorry all, this crap just gets me going, apologies. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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