Universe Released in UK, Numbers of animated and universe figures out till Autumn

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  1. knook

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    Eeeeeexcellent. Any idea if they'll be running any offers on TFs yet? They ran cut prices, BOGOF, etc on most of the toylines that came out this year.
     
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    Well they raised the Universe Deluxe to £13!
     
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    Yeah, seems to be a general trend. That's what HTSUK was selling them from. Have to say, I do find it a bit galling that the obviously kid-oriented TFA line hasn't had the same increase. I try not to be paranoid, but that does begin to seem like Hasbro saying "Hmm, we need to make some more money somewhere. Don't want to upset the kids, so we'll let the collectors take up the slack."
     
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    Nice scans. What I find hilarious, is that they have a picture of Leader Bulkhead in bot-mode, but a picture of Voyager Bulkhead for his alt-mode.
     
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    Hasbro UK don't need more money; they've just upped the prices to screw us. $26; That's what we're paying for 'em :banghead: 
     
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    I'm curious as to how a 5% or so price increase in the U.S. translates into a 33% increase in a market that's already paying twice the U.S. price.

    (Or to put it rather more bluntly: Dear Hasbro U.K, go F*ck yourselves.)
     
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    And yet there's no price rise on Animated Deluxes. Can provide a compelling reason?
     
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    Also: why is the increase only on the Universe Deluxes? Why not the Universe Voyagers and Ultras?

    And I wish Argos would stop just doing one code for Ultras, one for Voyagers, etc. By their own admission, their are five Universe Ultras. Why not have individual numbers so I can order what I actually want?
     
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    Because Deluxes are easy to screw people on. Ultras for £30 - Nobody would buy them, Megas for £25 - Nobody would buy them but people would still buy Deluxes at that price because they are still cheaper than Megas and Ultras
     
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    On average, for every $1 USD americans spend on Transformers, how much do UK have to spend?
     
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    ....no price rise on Animated Deluxes YET?

    Regardless of currency fluctuations, for the last 20 years or so most toy companies have traditionally gone with one U.S. Dollar = One GBP.
     
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    £1 so $2 approx

    EDIT: 1000 post :D 
     
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    So, basically double on all figures = =
     
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    Almost three times for Universe Deluxes
     
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    Yeah, that's annoying alright. I've only ever bought tfs from Argos on those rare occasions where they actually have some deluxes out in a basket, or where the listing is specific and characters do not vary.
     
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    You can always ask for a viewing when there's more than one item on a number. You don't have to pay beforehand and have no obligation to buy if they don't have the one you want when they bring a selection down from the stockroom. The only downside is you have to queue up to ask for a viewing (unless your sister works for Argos ;)  )
    If they even have any in stock - ninety-nine times out of ten they don't have the new catalogue stuff in on launch day. Prepare to be offered a movie figure or something when you hand them the catalogue number.
     
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    Yeah, I found out about the viewing thing when shopping for Movie Voyagers last week. They don't exactly advertise that, do they?
     

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