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Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products 900

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Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:15:57 AM »
Really...  >:( I have a large collection of Charges, among which the Realtree bead blast Camo and their camo leather sheaths are my crown jewel. Then I see this today: https://www.leatherman.co...ti-realtree-camo-612.html
Yes, they are bringing this version back with the camo leather sheath to boost. The only saving grace is my Realtree Charges are of older scale style, but still, I paid pretty good money for them. They did the same thing with the Topo Skeletool and Freestyle which were supposed to be REI's exclusives.

On another note, new Charge products with old-style pliers head?  ??? I will not be surprised to see the blue shade of the Shinola Charge resurface in the near future.
 


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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 05:49:41 AM »
They must see a good market opportunity in bringing those back, since people are paying above premium for the originals. But, for collectors I wouldn't worry too much, because your examples have the OG datecodes. :)

IMO, they need to do everything they can to stay operating in the U.S.  :ahhh

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 06:53:52 AM »
Dang they look good!! Excited for the camo sheath, they are very hard to find at the moment for sure.

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 09:06:12 AM »
Dang they look good!! Excited for the camo sheath, they are very hard to find at the moment for sure.

Of course they are hard to find.. They are camo-ed..  ;)
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 12:22:29 PM »
Dang they look good!! Excited for the camo sheath, they are very hard to find at the moment for sure.

Of course they are hard to find.. They are camo-ed..  ;)

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 12:22:53 PM »
I am happy to see them reissue these as many never really had a chance to buy one the first go round :like:

I may not get one but it is a great option and they always look so cool :drool: :dd: :like:

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 01:32:30 PM »
I am curious about the camo sheath as well. Mine are of thick leather and not as "dry" as standard black leather sheaths. I wonder if they will sell this sheath alone?
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 01:44:41 PM »
Dang they look good!! Excited for the camo sheath, they are very hard to find at the moment for sure.

Of course they are hard to find.. They are camo-ed..  ;)

 :D

They must see a good market opportunity in bringing those back, since people are paying above premium for the originals. But, for collectors I wouldn't worry too much, because your examples have the OG datecodes. :)

IMO, they need to do everything they can to stay operating in the U.S.  :ahhh
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 01:25:09 AM »
I’m guessing they had extra plier heads laying around. If not, they would of been charge+ heads with the camo.

Does kind of stink for the collector, but they are cool looking.
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 02:56:02 AM »
Isn't this good for collectors ?  More collectors can now have one for  their collection.  :tu:
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 03:36:06 AM »
Dad gum that thing is sexy.

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 07:19:32 AM »
Isn't this good for collectors ?  More collectors can now have one for  their collection.  :tu:

I would think the same as Steve. More variety for collection is always a good thing. In terms of value, that is a whole different and upsetting story... Something that used to be pretty rare and exclusive suddenly becomes a camo-ed older model. I would be darn pissed in this aspect as well.
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 09:25:11 AM »
So what is LM supposed to do then? Do they have a responsibility to not upset collectors by re-releasing stuff? ???

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 12:23:58 PM »
So what is LM supposed to do then? Do they have a responsibility to not upset collectors by re-releasing stuff? ???

They are just following the example set by several Car makers with their "continuation" builds eg Jaguar ( lightweight E type, XKSS, D type), Aston Martin (DB4 GT), Shelby, Alvis.

And for the same reason:  to make money (which is why most companies exist).

Like it or not, it is their brand and they can do what they like.

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2018, 03:44:23 PM »
I noticed that the Raptor is now available in many colors and many tools are available in beige (I'm sure there is a more tactical sounding name for that) frame with BO tools.

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I will not be surprised to see the blue shade of the Shinola Charge resurface in the near future.
That would be awesome, I would buy one

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 10:16:43 PM »
Yep I would  say they are making them more collectable

In that - There are some nice new camo Charges out there to collect or to buy and use  :tu:

Of course this means there are more of these guys around - So does that make yours less valuable ?   Hmmm  ???
Hopefully not too much as, thanks to the date codes, you have an original, and to a true collector this will matter - and not decrease the value

I guess this is what you are worried about - Did yours cost way more than the list price for this new one?   :'( :'(

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2018, 11:42:35 PM »
Did yours cost way more than the list price for this new one?   :'( :'(
No, I paid less than these MSRP, but still about double the average I paid for Ti/ Tti Charge. Plus the time and effort for the hunt  :'(

My prediction for the Charge lineup is full BO and silver/ black editions. They already have BO components, just a matter of making BO Ti scales. I would rather they have more steel choices for blades, instead of pumping same tools out in all sorts of color. I would love to see some Japanese steel, US supersteel, or Damascus steel to be offered.

Look, guys! I was just ranting, not complaining  :-[
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,539 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 11:52:26 PM »
Well the old ones like yours are not the same as the new ones, right?  :tu:

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2018, 10:06:02 PM »
I don't think they've done this to affect collectability, I just think they've run out of ideas and motivation.

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2018, 01:00:32 AM »
Blade variations would be neat.  While I like the S30V in my Charge TTi I think a Damascus one would be pretty sweet in a BO TTI or who knows. 

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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2018, 02:05:54 AM »
Sounds like an excuse to use up old parts to me, much like they did with the ceracoted Fuses after the zytels were discontinued.



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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2018, 02:47:40 AM »
Sounds like an excuse to use up old parts to me, much like they did with the ceracoted Fuses after the zytels were discontinued.

I am not sure if using up old parts is the reason behind this. If so, they would not have to go thru the trouble to bead blast the parts, and offering the camo leather sheaths in the deal. My theory is, they are continuing the trend of offering more color variation to their products, targeting collectors. They also want to drive more traffic to their website instead of to distributors' (Cabela's in this case).
 
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Re: Leatherman is crushing the collectibility aspect of their products
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2018, 10:12:13 PM »

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