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I can't see the point of casting command figures and then cutting them off the sprues. Lots of people want the extra figures and those that don't surely won't be forced to use them.
Recycling something never recoups the full cost of producing it in the first place so, theoretically, Strelets must actually be losing money by doing this. Better that we pay for the extra figures and actually recieve them. One of the manufacturers (I don't recall if it was Strelets or another one) told us the cost of plastic was only a minor part of the production cost so it's not likely to cost us a huge amount, and Strelets sets are not particularly expensive. The command figures Strelets is producing of late are very nice too, who wouldn't want more.
I don't see what's wrong with the way Strelets is doing it now? Best idea any manufacturer ever had!
Sell the cut off ones as a command pack, then the guys that want them can by as many as they like.
I would love it if Strelets went down the route of a separate command pack it would solve the question i raised they could even add in a mounted officer i would my tens of packs to go with all the sets i buy and also many more for older sets.
I'm with you Bert. One of the (many) attractions of Strelets is the range of poses in each set, often including command figures, of which I find you can never have enough.
Agreed.Never enough command figures.
Perhaps it is the “bonus” Strelsi figure that should be reduced to one and the officer figure reproduced on the sprue.
A lot of guys have testified that the bonus figure is a waste anyway and if only one were being produced per box,then those that do collect them would have in their possession an even rarer figure.
Just a suggestion.:wink:
Strelets can sell a whole extra box to people who want more command figures. Raw material cost minimal, so virtually all profit, and generates sales.
It's not about profit, really. It's about right proportions of command and rank and file.
You do realise I was posting a very civil questions to fellow collectors and to Strelets if they were seeing the original post.
I respect your right to comment on my question but please this a friendly forum that allows a lot of topics to be freely discussed without sarcastic comments about our points of view or your pretty poor view of strelets new format for producing figures at different stages of battle, which has been well received by many in the hobby.
Good luck with your collecting and have a nice day
P.s if your selling a bridge you might want to have a word with Boris he is always looking for a new project
Thank you, Allan, but my comments (politely phrased) stand. Grateful to read if you or Strelets have any substantive reply on the issues I raised?
Dear Mr. Strelets,
Re: Set STR180 Prussian Infantry Standing Shoulder Arms
From what previous forum people have highlighted is that in this set; three of the sprues have the two figures on the left and three figures on the right cut off or removed. So 1 Streltsi and 4 Prussians are lost from each sprue.
Q1a. So what do you (Mr. Strelets and/or manufacturer) do with those missing 15 figures?
Q1b. Do you just throw those cut off figures away?
Q2. Why don't you package those missing Prussian figures into another set/box? For example, for every four boxes of STR180 you manufacture, you would have 3x4x4= 48 Prussian command figures you could repackage and sell separately at the regular price.
The same philosophy could be used for other sets (including ACW) having "missing" or removed command figures...
most of the posters on this topic were in favour of this idea or suggested that they extra figures be sold as a seperate command pack.
If you take a moment to read Baratheons post it asked sensible well thought out questions of Strelets who we can hope will post a response.
On the subject of respect to others, calling the company that provides this space for us to discuss our hobby and who produces a wide range of figures which we have the pleasure of buying or not cynical or scammers is very poor in my opinion, and as we say in Scotland manners and good grace cost nothing.
On a final note lets all enjoy our collecting and buy as many or as few figures that makes us happy.
Have a nice day wherever you are and lets support our very niche hobby