I think I'm most surprised that they bothered to unplug the site. I don't think they've done any official business with the brand outside of Japan since Diamond gave up carrying them.
TRANS+CRAZY wrote:If only Konami knew just how many of us North Americans are into Busou Shinki.
Assuming they don't
know, we're still pretty much talking about the population of this message board. (Bearing in mind that some North American Shinki fans/enthusiasts aren't members here, but also that a substantial portion of the members here aren't North American, either.) It's not really enough people to justify the business venture.
Not to rain on anybody's parade, mind you, but it's important to keep perspective on these things. Japanese companies do have some ... curious decision-making strategies, from time to time, but there can't be a lot of money in selling figures to a group of less than a thousand people. Especially
when we've all shown that we're already willing to import (either directly or indirectly) through a third party, anyway.