So I just watched @Roy_Dodge great review of the Panorama (go check it out). In the video he mentions the hype surrounding the yoyo and shows a couple pictures of collectors who have bought multiples. This got me thinking why do we never see companies do a “one per customer” system? Perhaps this does happen from time to time but I have just missed them.
I have bought vinyl records my whole life and it is very common to see this with record labels that produce in small quantities or they know there is hype around an upcoming record.
You could argue that the yoyo community is smaller so companies need to sell multiplies to pay the bills but I think One Drop, and the retailers who stocked the Panorama, knew this one would be a big seller. At least after the first run. Same with RSO, MFD, G2, ART etc. If they did 1 per customer, on drops that have a lot of attention, more people would be able to try it out and overall they would get a larger fanbase and then be able to grow even more. They could still keep to the same sized runs and therefore keep the limitedness/rarity/hype if they are so inclined to go down that road. I only occasionally try to buy on drop dates as I know there are collectors out there who can click faster than light and buy multiples of the same throw before I can even blink haha
Just wondering what peoples thoughts on this are? Could it be a good thing for companies to do? or maybe there’s downsides to it. For instance a company over estimates the hype and they don’t end up selling all their stock.
Oh and this isn’t like a bitter post about not being able to get a Panorama I was able to get one on the second run