What are the most expensive toys ever made?

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  1. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was just wondering today what are the most expensive toys ever to be released:

    at mass retail?

    as exclusives?

    I am more interested in robot/mecha toys myself, but anything with cool factor is welcome.

    Enlighten me!
    ~X
     
  2. Chosen

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    Anything with the words "perfect" and "change" in its name and from Japan seems to be a good candidate. :)  CMs Corp and Studio HalfEye stuff certainly redefine the concept of sticker shock for toys.
     
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    The most I have spent on a retail toy is 139.99 for a Ultimate BB. I guess that is pretty high.

    Depending on the type of toy it could be a lot higher.

    For example I just saw a gigantic Harry Potter Stuffed dragon at FAO for 1500.00
     
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    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    ToyFare did an article about the Most Expensive Toys ever, but they were dealing with aftermarket prices.

    It'd be interesting to see how high retail prices got though. ^_^
     
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    2 words ... Lucky Draw.
     
  8. XJunky

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    Sure it's got bling, but how many points of articulation are there? :D 

    ~X
     
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    Wow. Bet you would not want to panel line that bad boy!
     
  10. Phy

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    The Bugatti Veyron, I'd say. You can probably get surplus military fighter jets for cheaper.
     
  11. QuinJester

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    Are we talking retail or aftermarket?

    Yamato had a 3 piece limited run of their 1/48 Valks that I think sold for an after market cost somewhere in the high 5-figures, but this is going purely from memory without being able to find the specific article (curse MW for being down until tomorrow!). Fewture's Black Getter goes for upwards of $1,500+ nowadays, while some original run star wars figs can go for catastrophically high amounts.

    If you're talking about straight retail... Probably one of the robotics kits (iSobot and the like) or something like the studio halfeye Dancouga Nova. Tricky to say offhand.
     
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    big boy toys! ;) 

    Interestingly, the Veyron had a sticker price of about 1/4 its development costs. Each one sold netted a monetary loss for Bugatti/Volkswagon. The Veyron is truly an example of "building it because you can"
     
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    saw a Veyron parked near my work yesterday.
    With a parking ticket on it.
    Owned.

    ps. for the record, I would do a lot of things for a Bugatti Veyron. Not all of them suitable for a family forum either!!! haha
     
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    I have a feeling that anyone who paid for a Veryon wouldn't be too beaten up about a parking ticket.

    P.P.S., MOST of the things I'd do for a Veyron probably aren't suitable for a family forum. Or for any public forum, for that matter. Sometimes you just need to make sure that you're ... untraceable...
     
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    Was it an actual parking ticket? I bet where they put the charge, it just said "Call me" and the officer's ph#

    But yeah, generally as size, complexity and rarity goes up so does the price - especially with rarity. I'm sure some of those super-limited japanese headmaster heads are up there with Fewture Black Getter.
     
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    About fourteen - neck, shoulders (lateral and up-down), elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and waist.
    It's a solid platinum version of a fully articulated die cast Gundam IIRC.

    I'd imagine that 24 carat SoC Gold Lightan is pretty expensive too.
     
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    This one isn't released as mass retail (mail order only);

    http://happy.ap.teacup.com/marmit/6.html

    With his jet, this Mazinger costs 65000 yen (US$600+).
    I am also looking forward to seeing the price tag of 1/6 Scopedog. Not that I can afford it...
     
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    That's my Marmit! Doing ridiculously expensive and sometimes enormous figures... because they can. :D  If I had the space and $$$ for their jumbo Godzilla figures...!

    Which reminds me. CCP and MegaHouse jumped into the fray of expensive collector-quality vinyl figures (mostly kaiju) a while ago, and most carry a hefty price tag themselves. Especially various exclusives and limited edition runs in variant colors.
     
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    Statue of something that's often made into a toy doesn't count.

    I hear there's going to be some Brave mecha coming out that's meant to cost a thousand or something.

    Dolls in general are ridiculously expensive. Super Dollfie especially.
     

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