YOD wasted the day bidding for YODs on ebay. But all the bids have been cancelled. They did not trust the bids of the_amos_equalizer. Shame on the naughty re-sellers and their friends.
YOD thanks them for their nasty messages. I promised to post the best ones on YOD's behalf. This one was a particular favourite.
I don't know who you are but if you are a member of the "amos crew" I just want to tell you that YOU are first responsible of this business ! Why make Yod so limited & not 1000 of each color so everyone can have one at reasonnable price ? Why say "be on our website at 1 pm, we won't have enough for all". YOU first are trying to make always more money with toys buy selling limited toys to stupid addicts & this is not surprising a few pple are trying to get their part of the business. That's not really fair-play...
Oh & one more thing : YOD SUCKS, it's no more about artistic creation, it's just about making money with an ugly crappy toy & the comic "Mr Vortigern's etc" SUCKS too : it's just a poor story, with poor drawings & backgrounds colored with Photoshop & full of useless characters just here to sell more toys ! Who do you think you are Mr Jarvis ? The new Hergé ? Lemuel & Samuel are Dupont & Dupond ? Haha let me laugh you're just an opportunist as those sellers.
And here is my response on behalf of all of us at Amos. I have made this public as the sender hid behind an ebay moniker!
Dear Mr/Ms lagokinetics,
Produce thousands of figures, in every colour? And how do we do this? Call Hasbro to help us?!? Clearly you have no idea about running a small independent company. We try and earn a living doing something we like. We can not afford to make thousands of one product. How do we finance and distribute that? We do what we can and try to strike a balance. Now we try to sell product ourselves (independently) so we make a reasonable profit within safe parameters. So we would be fools not to tell people when our products go on sale (that is why we give a time for our products going live on the website!).
We tried to distribute the YODs to those that were really interested in the product. We feel aggrieved that there are spivs out there that want to sell our product at a far larger profit than we can make ourselves. They do nothing to earn the premium other than prey on a difficult situation. We can understand some collectors re-selling to fund their collections. But there is no excuse for the greedy profiteering happening at present! Speculative buying is wrong. Those that do, simply leech off a small independent culture, giving nothing back!
But lagokinetics my friend, clearly you have a bigger issue than the fact our products are limited. Do I detect a hint of artistic rivalry/jealousy? I can only assume that you have managed to achieve far more with your own work than we have with our limited output. Although if your artistic prowess is as proficient as your business accumen then I could be wrong!