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Re: Is HÄT still alive?

Hat as we knew it ground to a halt about 2008 , since they are slowly releasing sets that the original sculpts exist for, the bulk of the back catalogue if not all are owned by a Chinese plastic injection factory, with no passion for toy soldiers, see the WW1 Italians as reference to their eye for detail . It is very sad they are not functioning as they once did, from discovering Hat in the mid 90`s to 2008/10 ish were wonderful times in our hobby, and I am very glad I was here to enjoy them.

Re: Is HÄT still alive?

Alan Buckingham
Hat as we knew it ground to a halt about 2008 , since they are slowly releasing sets that the original sculpts exist for, the bulk of the back catalogue if not all are owned by a Chinese plastic injection factory, with no passion for toy soldiers, see the WW1 Italians as reference to their eye for detail . It is very sad they are not functioning as they once did, from discovering Hat in the mid 90`s to 2008/10 ish were wonderful times in our hobby, and I am very glad I was here to enjoy them.
Alan, I totally agree. The thing that has amazed me is that the company has managed to keep some semblance of life in the face of so much adversity. It was like a perfect storm of anything that could go wrong - did. I wish them - and our current host - the best in the worst of times.

I know they were in a business to make money, but their love of the hobby has infused their product and enriched so many of our lives. For that I am grateful.

Re: Is HÄT still alive?

Can’t help but wonder what it’s worth as an entity $$$$

If it’s a minor part of a big injection company, what sort of money is it worth to acquire ?

In this day and age, people have come together for all sorts of weird and wonderful reasons and crowd-funded things.

Just a thought…?

Re: Is HÄT still alive?

If new products from HaT are dead in the water would it be possible for Strelet to consider Early war 2 BEF troops. Amazed that there are not available except the zvezda mini sets. Worth looking at the HaT proposed set.

Re: Is HÄT still alive?

RCD
If new products from HaT are dead in the water would it be possible for Strelet to consider Early war 2 BEF troops. Amazed that there are not available except the zvezda mini sets. Worth looking at the HaT proposed set.
Seems an extremely sensible suggestion, especially as I have been waiting for the HaT version for too long and I prefer Strelets