--On March 3, 2009 swandive78@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Is the community still in love with the Treehouse selling plan?
The community was never in love with the Treehouse selling plan. Retailers on the other hand are almost universally in love with the new method of selling pyramids. Treehouse sells, the monochrome stashes did not sell well enough in a retail setting to justify continued production of the pyramid game system.
Would any of you be interested in a return to stash-based sales?
Yes. We all would. But by selling them in Treehouse sets the pyramids have remained in print, and pyramids remain available for sale. A return to stash-based sales isn't going to happen any time soon. The volume of sales we get direct from consumers at our web site is not large enough to justify all the time and expense and complexity involved in having our factory package monochrome stashes.
What does the Lab itself have to say at this point?
There are all sorts of supply and production issues involved in making packaging decisions - PLEASE believe me when I say that Andy and I and everyone here at Looney Labs is dedicated to the long term life of this product line. We sneak new products and promotions into the production schedule every chance we get, but we also have to focus on the things that make money and keep us in business... so the card games get priority, and we can't do everything we want to do with the pyramids as quickly as we want to do it. Give us time... there is an exciting new boxed set in the queue... it just isn't going to come out as soon as we or any of you want it to. -Kristin Looney (she who makes pyramid packaging decisions)