SeanMAIN wrote:Noddy, what I meant was I wish they sold full kits along side the subscriptions when they are first released. I know they sell full kits, but they don’t offer them initially. It would be nice to have both options as soon as they launch. Waiting a year or two to complete is a very long time. As a business man, I’d want to bring in as much cash as fast as possible...cash flow. I don’t build anything else, so my options are limited. And I live in the US...two strikes. 4 of you count Trump!
Your explanation about manufacturing and distribution makes sense. Didn’t really understand the business model until Model-Space started playing games. Thank you for explaining it better.
Selling full kits requires a much larger investment on the part of the distributor - a ton more money tied up and more shelf space occupied. I'd be willing to bet some of them aren't equipped to warehouse a bunch of 1:8 scale kits but I think the key factor is probably the cost of the inventory. These companies are obviously in love with the subscription model. Don't forget that some of the same companies are the ones that have sold several series of 1:43 models with magazines on subscription plans.