Quoted from knockerlover:
I continue to be in the minority. I think the remakes are a punch in the nuts to those of us who have been restoring and collecting these original games for years.
My theory is the same on these remakes, their introduction to the market brings the price down on the vintage ones temporarily, but over the long run I think the originals will retain their value better.
So how is this a “punch in the nuts”? You say yourself that originals will drop in price only temporarily and in the long run will be more or less unaffected. If true, then what’s the problem?
Your attitude reminds me of a fairly famous collector of pre-war standard gauge toy trains, which I also collect. These trains I mention are also being remade and some collectors don’t like it, especially the guy I mentioned here. He doesn’t like other people to have what he has and doesn’t like loosing the exclusivity of having once very rare trains. In a video interview he said he wishes they didn’t remake these train because he doesn’t need them as he has all the trains he needs. In other words I got mine, piss on the rest of you.
Lastly, why should CGC care if the remakes bring down the prices of originals? They’re a business trying to provide what the market wants and make a profit while doing it. The value of originals or how collectors feel about remakes should not factor into their thought process and I’m glad it doesn’t. I have an AFMr and will be buying a MBr as well as some of the other titles they have in the pipeline, I’m glad they’re making these games and apparently others are too.
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