11-10-2015, 04:34 PM
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Is anyone hearing that Gillette is releasing an exact replica of the Fat Boy at their Art of Shaving stores?  There is a rumor floating on Facebook that they're about to release it.


UPDATE:

Here is the response from AOS.  

"You are not the first person to ask us this! I don't have any information about us releasing the Fatboy. We are always working on new products though. The best way to know about our releases is to become part of our Brotherhood of Shaving!"


The guy posting this rumor on Facebook said he saw pictures of the razor at a AOS store but when I asked him to provide the store location and managers name he went silent. AOS is willing to investigate this at the store level as it was supposedly coming from this manager but that seems to also be false.

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 11-10-2015, 04:49 PM
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  • kwsher
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I had not but would definitely be interested.

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 11-10-2015, 05:10 PM
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Do what!

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 11-10-2015, 05:12 PM
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I'll believe it when I see it. They make money hand over fist with the Mach 3 and Fusion; no reason to go back to low-margin safety razors.

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 11-10-2015, 05:35 PM
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Definitely interested. Hope its true.

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 11-10-2015, 05:39 PM
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AOS could use the lifeline, lol.....

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 11-10-2015, 05:46 PM
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  • Harvey
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I think they are also releasing the Gillette BLUE blade to fit the power Fusion FlexBall Biggrin Tongue

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 11-10-2015, 06:06 PM
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(11-10-2015, 05:12 PM)crazindndude Wrote: I'll believe it when I see it. They make money hand over fist with the Mach 3 and Fusion; no reason to go back to low-margin safety razors.

I agree completely with you.  But this person on FB says he saw I email with a picture of it.

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 11-10-2015, 06:08 PM
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  • BobH
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Highly doubtful because I do not think there is much incentive to loose money making costly to produce razors that sell in low volume. Been wrong before though.

Bob

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 11-10-2015, 06:32 PM
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Probably a fat plastic handle with a Fusion cartridge on bot sides. That way your forced to buy more cartridges.

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 11-10-2015, 06:37 PM
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 11-10-2015, 07:13 PM
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What if they do limited release, realizing they could get $75-150 per razor -- trust me, they would find a way to make it profitable or never produce the first replica or anniversary edition, etc.

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 11-11-2015, 07:24 AM
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Below is the email content I received from the AOS.   Sounds like a bunch of BS from the individual spreading the rumor on Facebook.

Hello Michael,


You are not the first person to ask us this! I don't have any information about us releasing the Fatboy. We are always working on new products though. The best way to know about our releases is to become part of our Brotherhood of Shaving!

Thank you,

Gen

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 11-11-2015, 08:36 AM
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  • Mouser
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(11-10-2015, 05:12 PM)crazindndude Wrote: I'll believe it when I see it. They make money hand over fist with the Mach 3 and Fusion; no reason to go back to low-margin safety razors.

Whether it's low margin kinda depends on what price they put on it. I wouldn't be surprised  that they've seen what the old ones go for now and will price the new one accordingly.

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 11-11-2015, 09:24 AM
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  • nunhgrader
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I would buy if they did!

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 11-11-2015, 12:45 PM
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  • BobH
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(11-11-2015, 08:36 AM)Mouser Wrote:
(11-10-2015, 05:12 PM)crazindndude Wrote: I'll believe it when I see it. They make money hand over fist with the Mach 3 and Fusion; no reason to go back to low-margin safety razors.

Whether it's low margin kinda depends on what price they put on it. I wouldn't be surprised  that they've seen what the old ones go for now and will price the new one accordingly.


If they made it in China and sell them for the price of a NOS vintage Fat Boy there might be an outside chance. Wink

Bob

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 11-11-2015, 01:25 PM
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I know a guy, who had a friend who talked to someone at the bar whose uncle's best firend's son in law knew the guy at AoS who said "Fatboy? Wazzat? A sammich?"

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 11-11-2015, 01:30 PM
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  • Harvey
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I have one...just got it...# 1 of 1....I,ll sell it for $10,000.99 and throw in a box of Merkur blades......act fast...price is going up tomorrow...this is a limited edition and signed by Fatboy himself....

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 11-11-2015, 03:47 PM
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(11-11-2015, 08:36 AM)Mouser Wrote:
(11-10-2015, 05:12 PM)crazindndude Wrote: I'll believe it when I see it. They make money hand over fist with the Mach 3 and Fusion; no reason to go back to low-margin safety razors.

Whether it's low margin kinda depends on what price they put on it. I wouldn't be surprised  that they've seen what the old ones go for now and will price the new one accordingly.

I mean the part you consume (blades). Fusions cost basically nothing if you subtract the value of the included carts. When Gillette sells carts for $4-5 apiece with little difficulty, why in the world would they voluntarily go back to $0.10-0.20 blades? Even if they charged $150 for the razor (Wolfman price) you'd still be saving money in under a year vs. the Fusion.

My money's on this being a bunch of hot air meant to rile up the FB groups.

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 11-11-2015, 03:55 PM
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(11-11-2015, 03:47 PM)crazindndude Wrote:
(11-11-2015, 08:36 AM)Mouser Wrote:
(11-10-2015, 05:12 PM)crazindndude Wrote: I'll believe it when I see it. They make money hand over fist with the Mach 3 and Fusion; no reason to go back to low-margin safety razors.

Whether it's low margin kinda depends on what price they put on it. I wouldn't be surprised  that they've seen what the old ones go for now and will price the new one accordingly.

I mean the part you consume (blades). Fusions cost basically nothing if you subtract the value of the included carts. When Gillette sells carts for $4-5 apiece with little difficulty, why in the world would they voluntarily go back to $0.10-0.20 blades? Even if they charged $150 for the razor (Wolfman price) you'd still be saving money in under a year vs. the Fusion.

My money's on this being a bunch of hot air meant to rile up the FB groups.
Well, blades are made cheaper today because the vast majority of the market for them is third world, unlike back in the day. If they made the FatBoy again, and I'm sure it wouldn't be up to the old standards, the market that buys them wouldn't be the same third world one, it would be a niche willing to pay a premium for the blades. I hope this post is coherent as I'm not good banging out long, involved ones.

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