Now that im feeling more like a person and less like an ugly cave troll with a week’s long migraine i felt like giving my two cents on the whole mystery box thing ( since i so diligently incited chaos and destruction on the main thread).
Its not so much that there was a kendama and an unreleased sig included on the boxes, those things can be actually great if seen trough the right perspective… my opinion is that they shouldn’t have used the $50 boxes for that. I’m going to take the $200 boxes out of discussion since they are such an investment and they ARE collector edition boxes.
The $50’s are something some people (including me, but i know i cant be the only one) see as a chance to acquire medium-high end throws (be it plastic or metal… don’t start the flaming cause im complaining of a good plastic) from an awesome company like yyf for a much more affordable price, it doesn’t matter which one (hence the mystery) but its a tendency that yyf and yye have established that the boxes will include some very good medium-high end throws (the status quo is that those throws are metal, that may change in the future).
I don’t blame them for trying something new, something that is actually really cool. But i guess it would have been a blast if they could have done it with the $100 (not really collector boxes but not the cheap affordable ones either, kind of the middle). Or perhaps don’t put all the candy in the same place, kendamas in $50 and siggy in $100? I know the siggy plus a medium end metal would have been completely off the roof in the $50 boxes (everyone has different views on products, market and the whole mystery thing i know).
I’m over the attitude i showed in the mystery boxes thread, i guess i was really disappointed back then (I honestly felt we got cheated out of our money, but if we had enough to buy a $100 or the luck to actually score one it would have been worth it)… I mean… don’t you guys agree that the $100 were way too powerful in terms of bang for the buck and the contents?
My two cents are: consider not using the $50 boxes for kendama/skill toys and unreleased sigs ( if you plan to repeat the whole $50, $100, $200 stunt again that is xD and/or the kendama/sig stunt too… or god forbid led pens, contact juggling balls or whatever is hot at the moment xD
I really hope someone at yyf and yye reads this and that my two cents can help make future experiences fulfilling and rewarding for both the clients and the companies. This is a good community, and this business is very player oriented. Please… next year be more… considerate (?) and less adventurous with the $50’s, some of us look up to that moment and dont really have all that much money to spend on this fantastic and joyful hobby