I’m happy to see reruns too. There’s obviously demand, and I really don’t care about the flipper profiteers. People have forgotten what made things collectible in the first place; the key component is TIME. Time for many of the items to be used, lost, broken, used up, etc. such that the items which remain in good shape with original packaging truly are rare and desirable. Merely trading on limited production and high demand creates false value. It’s the BUY IT NOW I MUST HAVE IT FOMO instant gratification ripping through our culture. How about enjoying the ride? A years-long search to build a collection. It’s a journey, not a sprint.
So yes, make reruns as long as the model sells, and yes, please keep making new dealer exclusives that people want! Then users and accumulators can get the knives they want, and hopefully the flipper profiteers will be stuck with their inventory, eventually having to sell below retail to move their knives.