A reader writes:
I am currently a new collector of the Rudolph Christmas Town Village and I am super excited, but I do have a few questions. I see that listed are 4 separate issues to be sent, but it seems there are many parts to this village not listed on these 4 issues. How can I be sure to collect all the peices?
The main thing is to stay subscribed. EVERYBODY pretty much gets the first four pieces, but you only keep getting pieces if you stay on the list. What happens is a lot of folks decide after five or six pieces that they have enough, and start returning everything and ask Bradford Exchange not to send any more. Once the # of subscribers drops below where it's cost-effective to keep making new pieces, Bradford Exchange will stop ordering new ones. The subscribers who stick with it should get every piece made so far, though.
Because of this dynamic, high-demand pieces like the original Kinkade Christmas train keep having new pieces made for YEARS. The Rudolph Christmas Town looks like it will stay in high demand, so as long as you're willing to get dinged once a month on your credit card, they'll keep sending you new stuff.
Best of luck, please let me know if you have any questions - Paul