TF Universe in UK / Argos Catelogue

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  1. TF@TM

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    You can find information on the new Argos Catalogue (nothing really surprising about what is there) as well as information about the new Transformers Universe toys (Sunstreaker, Tankor and Prowl) being out in the UK on Transformers At The Moon (from yesterday and earlier today).

    I can't find any other posts on this forum about these stories, so I thought I'd let you know.
     
  2. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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  3. Fort Max

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    Wow, available for the low, low, price of just thirteen pounds each plus postage...
     
  4. Blitzwing

    Blitzwing Enigmatic by nature

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    It says that the toys are priced at £12.99?
    Well thats just put me off getting them. :( 
     
  5. Omnius

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    I'm guessing the Universe Legends 3-pack is just Red Alert, Onslaught and Starscream shrink-wrapped together rather than anything else.
     
  6. Red leader

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    to buy wholesale the universe 2.0 figs are £1.70 more than the delux animated hence the higher retail.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Universe Deluxes will be £12.99?

    You can fuck right off Hasbro.

    Though if this is the new deluxe price point from now on, I think my collecting days will definately be over.
     
  8. Omnius

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    Well, I'm importing these guys then. :( 
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Everyone wants better quality, no one wants to pay more. Guess what guys? Prices go up. You know what plastic is made of? Oil. Oil isn't getting cheaper. Besides, we've been paying £10 a deluxe since Armada. That's a pretty good track record of ignoring inflation.
     
  10. Bumblethumper

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    QFT.

    People always complain about lapses in quality control, with the movie toys, with animated, and also with Universe. And yet with the price fixed for so long, they've essentially been getting cheaper every year. Something has to give.

    My only gripe is sometimes I get the impression like Britain and Europe are subsidizing low U.S. pricing. With the dollar so weak, I just don't get it. Last year I bought the last Movie Wreckage Tesco had for €18 in the RoI. If I was paying U.S. prices, it would've been €6.20 or £5. WTF?
     
  11. Scourge_151

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    HTS does have stuff for over the RRP at times, physical shops may be different.
     
  12. Trek

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    Except its bunch of crock that we have to pay those prices in the first place. Nobody in the US would pay $20 for a deluxe figure, let alone the $26 it has now risen to. Hell, I've even ordered these from BBTS with shipping to the UK for £1.50 a figure less than this.

    We get screwed over by companies like this in the UK all the time. CD's, Cars, Toys, you name it, we get it a higher price than almost everyone else and as soon as somebody tries to offer these things at a more reasonable price (i.e. Supermarkets selling Levi's or CD Wow selling CD's) they get taken to the courts.

    As I said a the TF @ The Moon board, if I see these cheaper before I get my Pile of Loot shipped I'll pick them up in the UK. Otherwise I might as well save myself £5/$10 (which will nicely pay for Galvatron without the shipping)
     
  13. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    I think one of the factors in price differences between UK and US is the differing average national wage... I found some numbers on the internet that reckon the average wage in the UK is £26,000. And that the average wage in the US is $35,448 (£17,652 at current exchange rates), which is significantly less.

    I think the reason we pay more for goods on average is that we earn more on average. It's all relative.
     
  14. Bumblethumper

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    ... According to the CIA World factbook, the U.S. has a higher per capita GDP.

    But then there are parts of America that are dirt poor, and other parts that are full of millionaires.
     
  15. BigPhill

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    Well looks like my company are going on the US average!

    Anyway.

    Hasbro announced a while back that Deluxes were going up to £12.99, I'm sure the price was meant to kick in with the Movie toys, but something obviously delayed that. The current price of oil has just forced them to do it now.
     
  16. Takara_destron

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    £12.99? Not a great start to the line but meh I dont plan on getting all of these anyway.
    I hope this isnt going to become a trend though
     
  17. Fort Max

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    Have the prices gone up in america too though?
    If that were the case then things would be as they always are, instead we're suddenly facing a thirty-odd percent price hike whlle they continue to pay the least of all of us.
     
  18. BigPhill

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    USA RRP for deluxes has went up $1 I'm sure.
     
  19. TF@TM

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    The toy industry warned of increased prices within the UK market back in March. You can find my report here. At the time Mattel's forcast was for an 8% rise. It'll be interesting to see how, if at all, it affects the sale of Transformers as the May 2008 performance was up on April, so the advertising spend Hasbro UK put on Transformers in throughout April was taking affect to re-boost the Legends line.
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

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    Yup. Also, don't forget that we have something Americans don't: free health care. So more of the money a Brit has left over after tax is theirs, without having to worry about health insurance (unless they want to).
     

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