|12-22-2009, 07:56 PM||#101|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
|12-22-2009, 11:52 PM||#102|
Join Date: Feb 2009
One 35mm figure cost $3 to make. We then would sell them to retailers for $25 a unit. Lastly as I said before wages and other cost were always factored into production costs before a run is ever bid out.
The fact is at $5-6 Joes are still over priced but I have no problem with spending that much for them. But once it goes over that I myself will walk away. But if you are fine with it go right ahead and spend. It's your right to do so.
Also as far as corporations go that's just the nature of the beast. It's like what Albert Pike said "The shark does not apologize for it's actions."
|05-27-2010, 04:48 AM||#103|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
A link to my artwork
|05-27-2010, 05:09 AM||#104|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Very enlightening information and insight, guys. Personally, as someone who have been made poorer by toy collecting, I see that the value of an object is in the eye of the buyer, not the seller. True, the seller sets the price, but it is we, the buyers, who choose whether this vehicle or figure is worth the amount of money the seller is asking for. If it isn't we can walk away with minimal wear and tear. If it is, then we are happier because we have acquired something that is of great worth to us, regardless of how much money we spent on it. Personally, I have determined that I don't have to buy Joes, but I do want to buy certain Joes or Cobras or their respective vehicles. And that want I can un-want should funds fall short or if I find that what I want isn't worth what I'll be shelling out for it.
The danger for us collectors is we bite at what other people say we SHOULD have, whether toy manufacturers, ad agencies, or fellow collectors.
My thoughts on Joes and other geekery: koine-geek.blogspot.com
|05-27-2010, 06:37 AM||#105|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
I can't add anything new to this thread. I fully understand the oppression of consumerism and captialism, and while most of us may despise it, we're forced into it.
That's why, in 9 more years when my daughter is 18, I'm selling everything that I don't need and wandering off into the wild to live off the land.
Disclaimer: The aforementioned post is the express opinions and ideas of the poster, and do not imply that those who have taken the time to read these views on this open forum should share or agree with them.
|05-27-2010, 06:44 AM||#106|
Jungle Warfare Soldier
Join Date: Sep 2009
The day they gonna sell oxygen in the supermarket, or put taxes for breathing air, then thats the End of the world my friends. lol
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