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Ciao friends.
Herpa decided to stop to share the Wings Club models list, usually announced with Wingsworld December issue magazine. The manufacturer explanation to this decision was "low participation to members vote for the models to decide". The word "low" is frustrating and devastating: low demand for some models Herpa decided to delete or not to produce, low participation, low reliability for B737 old mould...
As you probably know each end of the year Herpa announced a list of ten models that Wings Club members had to vote (3 models) and, the most voted, would have been produced.
More than 10 years with this habit, a beautiful habit in my opinion because even if Herpa very often produced Club models with no votes, it was a way to participate in Herpa marketing and decisions.
now even this beautiful thing ended; as we say "those absent are always wrong" the same is "those not participating lose rights" and in our hobby "rights" are, for example, the possibility to decide which models Herpa had to produce.
It remembers me when there are political elections and many people (sometimes the majority) decide not to vote, maybe because disgusted: i am disgusted too by many things, but if they don't go to vote other people will decide for them and then these not-voting people can't complain.
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Wow. This sure is a shame. Is the market for 1:500 down overall I wonder?



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This is what happens without participation.
And in another collectors website someone told me i am annoying Herpa because i write emails and requests and questions...
Now, as Club models, i expect to see all Lufthansa and Emirates models Herpa is not able to sell in the regular production.
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a curious decision if you ask me. but not a lot you can do.
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I would think Herpa would welcome communication from their loyal customers. 
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