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Old 10-21-2013, 11:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Let me throw another angle into this...

What does Spyder have that's similar to something Kee is already doing?

.50cal..


Kee made a point to mention that line in their press release, along with the .68/FS markers...
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Not sure how I feel about this, though Empire is one of the better companies atleast from what I have read they generally release good products like the avatar E-VENTS E-FLEX mini AXE TM7 TM15 and hopefully the D-fender but a monopoly could stifle competition and creativity or it could increase it because companies wouldn't have to worry about copyrights or spending a fortune on making a new marker for it to be copied 3 months later by the competition.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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interesting that they bought the spyder line but not the hammer
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The big ones keep getting bigger... KEE officially bought Kingman (Spyder) today.
Actually, this was announced on PBNation on 9/24/2012 - Kee Acquires Kingman (It's official - Empire's parent company now owns Spyder)
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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They didn't mention the MR100 or MR4 either. I'm assuming they were just using a couple models as examples in the release.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #27 (permalink)
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My guess is this is all why he hasnt been around much lately.

Maybe he will head for greener pastures the way simom did
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:13 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Still kinda want an AKA'd out Spyder now...
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #29 (permalink)
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They bought them for several reasons:
- to absorb another competitor
- to have a stronger name entry level brand (Piranha and Extreme Rage were always behind Spyder in that regard)
- most importantly, to gain Spyder's mass merchant shelf space

Pretty much it...
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:19 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Actually, this was announced on PBNation on 9/24/2012 - Kee Acquires Kingman (It's official - Empire's parent company now owns Spyder)
First post in that thread is dated 9-24-2013...
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