While doing up my annual BotCon coverage (check it out here) I noticed that all the Deluxe Class Labels in the Hasbro Display with a release date of July onwards, had a $2 price rise over the figures released before that month. (or someone at Hasbro misprinted the labels, because the Generations labels were misprinted with $24.99 instead of $14.99) Deluxe Class had an increase about 3 years ago from US$9.99 to US$12.99 (recommended price, plus tax... most stores were selling them at US$12 though). Then the size-class has had a size/volume/weight shrinkage in the last year. And now this year there looks to be an increase of another US$2, taking it up to US$14.99 (recommended price, plus tax). None of the other size classes shown at BotCon appear to have a price rise, probably because the Deluxe Class is the one with the highest sales volume... so adjusting costs/size & price of that size class would have the most significant impact on the total profitability of the Brand. So sometime after the middle of the year, as restocks in America occur, retail prices could go up an extra $2 (from whatever each store-chain currently prices them at). A couple of photos from BotCon showing the price rise: BEFORE NFY http://www.toycollectors.com.au/bc12/h79.jpg AFTER NFY http://www.toycollectors.com.au/bc12/h76.jpg Has anyone heard anything official about this yet? Hasbro issued a press release last time, but I haven't seen anything this time. Maybe someone in America could ask Hasbro (America) if we are looking at another price rise in the Deluxe Class after the new financial year? Because a price rise in America will mean a price rise for the rest of us around the world. And usually double the increase in America too. I'm not in America, so can't ask (all emails are bounced back to Australia, who won't say). .