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herman
2010.11.25, 03:20 AM
hmm... what do you guys think?
http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20101115/17/kyoshoblog/a1/79/j/o0379047210861078887.jpg

mdowney
2010.11.25, 03:38 AM
Can't see the pic.

herman
2010.11.25, 05:24 AM
wonder if all of the parts will be packaged this way...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30909&stc=1&d=1290680571
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30910&stc=1&d=1290680571
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30911&stc=1&d=1290680571

SaiTam
2010.11.25, 09:47 AM
It's more catchy but I'd take parts without much packaging and save a few pennies and trees.

arch2b
2010.11.25, 10:44 AM
i like it. much more tailored packaging to mini-z vs. the generic white cards.

i wonder how much this new packaging will add to the price? :p kyosho is good about changing something up and giving it a nice price increase to boot.

bermbuster
2010.11.25, 10:49 AM
The new packaging looks like it will be easier on the environment.
Manufacturers in the US pay a tax on packaging....the less that is recyclable the higher the tax.
I think the fancy clamshells that Kyosho has been using gives the illusion that what is inside is very valuable. We all know that so we just want the parts and the packaging is secondary....

CristianTabush
2010.11.25, 11:45 AM
Probably has to do something with the Increasing value of the Yen. In 2007, we were paying 1 dollar for every 120 yen. Today, we are paying 1 dollar for only 80 yen. They need to cut costs, the USA can no longer afford their goods.

mdowney
2010.11.25, 04:26 PM
If you've ever been to Japan you'll know that packaging is everything to them. I do business there every year and I'm always impressed with the effort they put into packaging. If you order a scone at a coffee shop they will gift wrap it for you - like tie ribbon around it in some cases. Personally I think it is awesome. Great packaging has been proven to make consumers feel like they're getting more from their purchase - as weird as that may sound. Look at Apple's packaging - even on their cheapest, tiniest accessories.

EMU
2010.11.25, 07:16 PM
I think that Kyosho realised that we no longer need their packaging materials to make rear wings with :rolleyes: so they decided to come up with packaging that is less expensive, and easy to distinguish.

chad508
2010.11.25, 07:21 PM
id just like to get some of those wheels.

bermbuster
2010.11.25, 07:36 PM
If you've ever been to Japan you'll know that packaging is everything to them. I do business there every year and I'm always impressed with the effort they put into packaging. If you order a scone at a coffee shop they will gift wrap it for you - like tie ribbon around it in some cases. Personally I think it is awesome. Great packaging has been proven to make consumers feel like they're getting more from their purchase - as weird as that may sound. Look at Apple's packaging - even on their cheapest, tiniest accessories.
Your observation is spot on.....
I worked in packaging for years with the cosmetic and over the counter drug industry. Most of the time the packaging was worth more than what was inside......

arch2b
2010.11.25, 07:55 PM
well, consumers should be responsible as well with their garbage. we are required to recycle so it's easy but i recycle just about everything i can.