I agree Oak
I think we’re actually seeing the push back and resistance because at this price point I don’t think it’s aimed at the collector
That’s evidence in the fact they can’t offload 14 units globally,
Hopefully they will rethink the approach going forward - flippj
I personally think it was aimed directly at the collector market. I don’t think the general audience is enthusiastically clamouring for a re-release of X-metal and especially willing to pay a deep premium for products that came out over 20 years ago. Only collectors of some sort (even if they are NBA collectors).
I’m anticipating something will be lined up for X-metal’s 25th anniversary next year
. Like you said, I hope they rethink their approach going forward while also expecting any further 3D printed titanium or carbon fiber products will be insanely expensive (until someone figures how to really leverage some economies of scale).
If there was a lot of grumbling on this release, which was exceptionally easy for collectors to walk away from because of the price point, the colourway and the packaging, imagine the noise a truly compelling release will make if there is a follow up next year.