is it windy yet? Posted March 11, 2019 Share Posted March 11, 2019 I am getting kind of tired of certain model companies marketing departments hitting the ol’ hypometer button claiming their newest kit will be the biggest, best, most detailed, best fitting, accurate model ever made and then ducking for cover when said kit doesn’t materialize or if there is, dare I say an inaccuracy, omission, or error. Now please don’t misquote me here, but I am only talking about a few select companies here. Most never engage in this type of behaviour, like Tamiya, Wingnut Wings, Hasegawa, Revell, Airfix etc. They release a kit and say here it is, they don’t say this is the best ever, and sometimes there are errors, omissions, and inaccuracies, and we all get by. But select companies, that shall remain nameless, are often smaller startups that sound like the NFL spinning up the hype for the annual meaningless game between the Buffalo who gives a dams and Hoboken last placers for the doubious distinction of toilet bowl champions. “This will be the most important game of the season for these yet unproven juggernauts, as they build towards the glory of the offseason.” At least the NFL is king of TV, and they get away with it. However these companies sound like politicians with their lofty promises, and scurry into hiding when the tough questions come. Actually just like politicians, maybe they really are politicians, and will soon be running for election. People and corporations have long forgotten the lessons of humility, and as such are just opening themselves up to that like to engage in a similar behaviour. I like being right, as does everyone else and when someone boasts about how great they are, I do indeed enjoy a round of “um actually”. So when these companies do this, should they really be surprised when the internet explodes with “um actually”. Just remember if you step in it, be prepared to clean your own shoes. After all it was your dog that dropped it. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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