Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Munchkin > Munchkin

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
TheDreamer
 
TheDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Montreal,Qc,Canada
Default Munchkin Retirement home

With such exiting and plentiful 2014 years for the Munchkin Universe, I almost forgot about the announcement that Mr. Jackson gave us in the 2012 report; we will let some of the slower-moving Munchkin core sets go out of print for a few months at a time. I was wondering which Munchkin cores will gracefully take its leave from us and retire?
__________________
I dream of more Munchkin Cthulhu Fhtagn!
TheDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 08:27 AM   #2
MunchkinMan
Super Moderator
 
MunchkinMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Macungie, PA
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

That's a 2-year old report, and retire seems a severe word choice. Furlough seems more reasonable. I know that Munchkin Fu was one, but it's getting a reprint soon, I hear. . .
__________________
Erik D. Zane
Munchkin NetRep -- munchkin@sjgames.com
MiB #1029
MunchkinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
Andrew Hackard
Munchkin Line Editor
 
Andrew Hackard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

Fu and Impossible have been out of print for a while, but they'll be coming back this summer. We have some other candidates, but they're still in stock now, although moving slowly (which is WHY they're on the list), so I don't plan to name them at present.

Note that some *expansions* are also on this list, in some cases even if we plan to keep the core games in print.
__________________
Andrew Hackard || Munchkin Line Editor, Steve Jackson Games

Twitter: @SJGames || Facebook: SJ Games and Munchkin || Medium: @SJGames
Instagram: @stevejacksongames || YouTube: Steve Jackson Games

New Munchkin player? Visit our Munchkin 101 forum!
Andrew Hackard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 10:46 AM   #4
TheDreamer
 
TheDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Montreal,Qc,Canada
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

Sounds like the Head office need more storage space!
Well I hope that my beloved Munchkin Cthulhu and all its extensions are still all faring well. Probably, since the heath board is coming out. :)
__________________
I dream of more Munchkin Cthulhu Fhtagn!
TheDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
Andrew Hackard
Munchkin Line Editor
 
Andrew Hackard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
Sounds like the Head office need more storage space!
It's not a matter of storage space. Our minimum print runs are high enough that if we don't expect to sell that many sets in a reasonable time, it's better to let the game go out of print for a while, to let demand pick back up, or just let it go forever. Inventory taxes are killer, and there's also opportunity cost to consider -- money and time spent on reprints is money and time NOT spent on new products, and if it's a choice between a marginal reprint and a new product we expect to be a strong seller, the reprint is likely to lose.
__________________
Andrew Hackard || Munchkin Line Editor, Steve Jackson Games

Twitter: @SJGames || Facebook: SJ Games and Munchkin || Medium: @SJGames
Instagram: @stevejacksongames || YouTube: Steve Jackson Games

New Munchkin player? Visit our Munchkin 101 forum!
Andrew Hackard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
Sojex
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Arizona
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

So is there going to be an announcement of which expansions will be let go out of print soon? Just wanting to know, so I can add the ones that will, to the top of my list of things to get.
Sojex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 03:24 PM   #7
TheDreamer
 
TheDreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Montreal,Qc,Canada
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew Hackard View Post
It's not a matter of storage space. Our minimum print runs are high enough that if we don't expect to sell that many sets in a reasonable time, it's better to let the game go out of print for a while, to let demand pick back up, or just let it go forever. Inventory taxes are killer, and there's also opportunity cost to consider -- money and time spent on reprints is money and time NOT spent on new products, and if it's a choice between a marginal reprint and a new product we expect to be a strong seller, the reprint is likely to lose.
Thank you for chairing some of your management knowledge. :)
__________________
I dream of more Munchkin Cthulhu Fhtagn!
TheDreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 03:40 PM   #8
Andrew Hackard
Munchkin Line Editor
 
Andrew Hackard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sojex View Post
So is there going to be an announcement of which expansions will be let go out of print soon? Just wanting to know, so I can add the ones that will, to the top of my list of things to get.
I'd be looking for Bites 2, Super 2, and Good/Bad 2. And, as always, any booster you want, you should pick up sooner rather than later. (The only remaining copies of Space Ships, for instance, are the ones going in the Triple Play packs. And Dragons is running very low at our primary warehouse.)
__________________
Andrew Hackard || Munchkin Line Editor, Steve Jackson Games

Twitter: @SJGames || Facebook: SJ Games and Munchkin || Medium: @SJGames
Instagram: @stevejacksongames || YouTube: Steve Jackson Games

New Munchkin player? Visit our Munchkin 101 forum!
Andrew Hackard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 12:47 AM   #9
chang
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Default Re: Munchkin Retirement home

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew Hackard View Post
I'd be looking for Bites 2, Super 2, and Good/Bad 2. And, as always, any booster you want, you should pick up sooner rather than later. (The only remaining copies of Space Ships, for instance, are the ones going in the Triple Play packs. And Dragons is running very low at our primary warehouse.)
oh wow... sooooo happy i went with bites 2 and super 2 (have the main, but was procrastinating the expansions)..

on the other hand, wish i knew this yesterday/few hours ago, i just got the email that my 5 expansions shipped and did not went with Dragons, even though this one was pretty affordable (me and my silly limit of "will only choose 5"... lol) oh well.

I ll keep it in mind :)
chang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
core set, munchkin, out of print, report

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.