|10-08-2008, 12:36 PM||#171|
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|10-08-2008, 12:48 PM||#172|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central SD
I can't understand why everyone is assuming it is Hasbro's fault. Seems to me it is a store decision.
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|10-08-2008, 12:49 PM||#173|
a series of tubes
Join Date: Jan 2008
I'll check on my way in to work this afternoon. If that's the case, they definitely won't be getting any of my business.
And as someone asked, it IS a big deal because this is retail. Online specialty stores have always charged more than retail, and we're used to that, but we shouldn't be seeing this kind of inflation on a 4 inch chunk of plastic.
It's the same with Marvel Legends. At $15 a pop, who'd be crazy enough to support the line any more? I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Toy Biz had a great thing going with their original ML line.. comics, bases, articulation, paint apps... all for $8.
The toy collecting hobby is going to hell and we've got front row seats.
|10-08-2008, 12:56 PM||#174|
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Well Hasbrotoyshop is getting in on the price gouging too, I could have sworn when I saw these put up they were 6.99 and now they have been upped to 7.99.
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|10-08-2008, 12:59 PM||#175|
Join Date: Mar 2008
HTS is bumping their regular singles up as well....will this inflation ever stop?!!
|10-08-2008, 01:00 PM||#176|
The Ginyu Man
Join Date: Nov 2002
I don't understand it, at 7.99 Joes were at a virtual standstill at all the Targets I went to. The only thing they ever sold were Bats, everything else sat on the shelves. When they went back down to 6.84 things slowly started moving off the shelves again. If they go up to 9.89 who will buy them? I thought the reason they cut the price down inthe first place is because no one was buying them at that price, it doesn't seem possible.
If $9-10 ends up being the new price of Joes I am done. I'll pick up the remaining original 13, Mindbender if they make him, Ally Viper, and a Techno Viper if they ever make one, and that's pretty much it
|10-08-2008, 01:20 PM||#177|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
I came from another Target and that one has the 6.84 tag. It varies around here.
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
|10-08-2008, 01:23 PM||#178|
Join Date: Nov 2007
The dollar is aparently at a 13 month high against other currency.
So wouldn't a dollar buy more of a foreign countries (dont know excatly where the figures are made) plastic?
|10-08-2008, 01:27 PM||#179|
I come from the Net.
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
They fly off the shelves up here in Canada. Then again, seeing as how hard they are to come by, it doesn't surprise me. But $9.99 Canadian for a single-carded fig is a cold slap to the groin.
|10-08-2008, 01:28 PM||#180|
what the hell is going on here? this is insanity! this "inflation" "price of gas" "bad economy" talk is all bullshit. Gas is almost under $3 where i am, jobs are plentyfull and the stores are packed. This is blatent gouging on the popularity of this shit. common from $5 to $10 in one year? seriously? Man, the days of collecting and enjoying toys is comming to a close now. What a shame. Going to a toy store is like going to a Versace clothing store, Lots of nice stuff on display but nothing anyone can afford.
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