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Old 12-05-2019, 04:56 PM
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Thundervant left happy holidays thunderbird that has been used two rounds on the right. The Thundervant is jolly launcher and has new tooling for a thunderbird. The thundervant has a very high parting line.
the what?
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:48 PM
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the what?
My impression:
They molded up some thunderbirds, logistical errors happened and they were stamped with Savant hotstamps, they went back and stamped over them.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:19 PM
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the what?
That's what all the retailers call them.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:34 PM
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My impression:
They molded up some thunderbirds, logistical errors happened and they were stamped with Savant hotstamps, they went back and stamped over them.
Its a marketing ploy to dupe people into dropping $30 for a disc that usually costs $18. You're basically getting a Thunderbird with a Savant stamp.

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Old 12-05-2019, 08:44 PM
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Its a marketing ploy to dupe people into dropping $30 for a disc that usually costs $18. You're basically getting a Thunderbird with a Savant stamp.
Who's paying $30? They're selling for $15.99 (regular Champ plastic price) (who's paying $18 for Champ plastic?) at my local shop.

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Old 12-06-2019, 07:35 AM
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I like the stamp, it reminds me of Qbert.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:46 PM
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Beats selling hundreds (thousands?) of perfectly good discs as X-outs. Feel bad for the dude that made that oops.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:47 AM
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Yeah, it seems like a smart business move. Take a mistake and turn it into something fun and unique. I throw Getaways instead of Thundies, but if I did throw Thundies I probably would pick one up.
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Yeah, it seems like a smart business move. Take a mistake and turn it into something fun and unique. I throw Getaways instead of Thundies, but if I did throw Thundies I probably would pick one up.
I honestly doubt it was a “mistake”. They didn’t accidentally misprint a bunch of Star and Champion ones. If it happened to one type of plastic I may believe it, but 2 plastics? Slim chance it’s an accident.
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I honestly doubt it was a “mistake”. They didn’t accidentally misprint a bunch of Star and Champion ones. If it happened to one type of plastic I may believe it, but 2 plastics? Slim chance it’s an accident.
While I like the cynical thinking on this, it probably was an accident. Whoever was doing the stamping probably was told the discs in both plastics were Savants by someone who thought they were. Then after the stamping was done someone said "Wait! Those were Thunderbirds!" and it went on from there...
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