Originally Posted by bcotter
Hi - someone mentioned that folks had been talking about my book on Disney television and the Disney Treasures. Thanks to those who posted those kind words on the book! It was a lot of fun putting it together.
As to Wave 10, it doesn't look like you should plan to see them under the Christmas tree this year.
Welcome to HTF, Mr. Cotter! As Mike Frezon wrote, we can only gain from having an expert like you participating in these discussions.
One of the things that has puzzled me over the years is the seemingly random production run numbers assigned to Treasures tins. Last year, the Zorro tins were limited to 30,000 each (the lowest number produced for any wave). In six waves, a common number of individual titles were produced for each wave; while three waves feature a varying number of individual titles. I'm sure there is logic (and research) that goes into assigning the production run for each wave, but there is no question that the overall number of tins produced has been declining in recent years.
To date, On The Front Lines
remains the Treasures title with the largest production run (a whopping 250,000 copies!) Yet, The Chronological Donald, Volume Three
and The Chronological Donald, Volume Four
were limited to 50,000 and 39,500 tins respectively. Meanwhile, 125,000 tins of Elfego Baca and The Swamp Fox: Legendary Heroes
was produced. It is a fine set and I am happy to have it in my library, but I find it hard to believe that it has more than TWICE the sales potential of chronological Donald Duck cartoons.
Is it possible that these (seemingly) erratic production runs of Treasures tins over the years has contributed to what looks like the end of the road for the series?