Will we be able to preorder any of last year's Tinman pin considering they are still selling them?
PAX_Skeletor wrote: »
Whilst I can understand a bit of frustration at the situation, lets not get too upset.
Firstly, its not like there are exactly hundreds of partners falling over themselves to be part of Pinny Arcade at PAX Aus. Making threats or demands of SMG Studios regarding what is still the cheapest pin at the show is not really called for. If this is the impression they get of the pinny community, how likely are they to take part again in the future?
Secondly, pin prices in the US are mostly between $10 and $15 USD. With the current exchange rate, that works out to roughly $14-$20 AUD. So charging $10 would have been well below the usual PAX rate. Keep in mind also that the majority of Pinnys don't also include a game code, so we are doing alright.
Finally, it's not like we are dealing with Microsoft or something here. SMG Studios is a small indie studio, and the video game industry is not exactly renowned for being particularly lucrative for small indie studios unless you are extremely lucky. If they have a product that people will be willing to spend $15 on rather than $10, good luck to them. I can't fault them as a business for wanting to maximise a revenue stream. So they mightn't have thought the process the whole way through. Doesn't mean they are bad people. They'll know better for when they hopefully do their next pins.
fishfishmonkeyhat wrote: »
Heads up, Death Squared pins are actually $20 each or $35 for both and a steam code (same as Tinman basically).
gacbmmml wrote: »
Okay, so the total cost of one of each is... $75. Gotcha.
hacky wrote: »
It's pin day! They arrived!
Thank you again @luckycharm for taking the time to buy these for us!
(the Starcraft 2 CE happened to come in at the same time)