What the hell is up with the FOC toys?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dr Kain, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

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    I was at Target today and they had FOC Optimus Prime and Jazz. I got excited because I missed on the WFC Prime, but they I noticed three things wrong. First off all, the plastic on them looks bootleggish, as if it was made by a bootlegger. I'm not sure if that is just how the paint job is, or maybe it was the lighting in Target, but it was very disturbing. However, it got worse. The figures look smaller, like Beast Wars $5 size smaller, however, Target wanted $15 for them. FIFTEEN FRIGGIN DOLLARS!!! What kind of crack are they smoking? Those should be $7 toys, NOT $15. Please tell me Shockwave and Ultra Magnus are going to actually look like $15 toys.
     
  2. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    What did I say? One of these threads pops up every. single. day.
     
  3. stepsongrapes

    stepsongrapes Well-Known Member

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    It's as if you don't read this board that often. Cost and size issues? Beaten to friggin' death. Then revived, and beaten to death again.
     
  4. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    So?
    Don't participate. It's not like it's meant for you.
     
  5. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    I'm not complaining about the subject matter. It's the fact that one of these is made literally every day now.
     
  6. Macross7

    Macross7 Well-Known Member

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    Pew, 5 posts and not one saying how in their country they'd love to get $15 deluxes since they have to pay $30 each.
     
  7. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Optimus's plastic quality looked pretty good to me...

    Now, if I were you, I'd go to TRU. You can get 'em for 12 bucks there. They've got the Prime toys jacked up to 14 dollars instead. ;) 

    Shockwave is too tiny for me to bother buying, same for Optimus. Those two are supposed to be big. Jazz, I might consider.
     
  8. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Yup.

    Now, before this thread gets out of hand put "FOR AMERICANS ONLY" in the front; otherwise people outside the United States will... things will get ugly.
     
  9. Knightsword

    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sumner Sturgeon It's not easy being the best~

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    I wonder how many more threads like this we'll get in the next few weeks?
     
  11. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    This doesn't matter because people are just going to continue to complain anyway, but let's look at how inflation plays into costs.
    Inflation Calculator | Find US Dollar's Value from 1913-2012 --Checked a few other online inflation calcs, same results.

    Pretty much right were it "should" be. Speaking of BW Deluxes:
    [​IMG]

    But no, let's ignore trends and inflation and the search function and just complain day after day about small sizes and higher prices and Bumblebees and how everything looks like cheap KO plastic and GRAAH!!
     
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    Jazz looks pretty good. How many inches are they when robot mode? 6 inches?
     
  14. castdream475

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    Like 5 and a half inches.
     
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    I think its more annoying reading 5-7 posts on one page of "WTF?!?!? Another one of these threads!?!
    " making it seem like it ruins their lives. You know you can flag them people and the more you post in them the longer they'll be on the first page.

    Anyway it does suck. I'm think I may be done with main line stuff. Sticking with MPs now.
     
  16. Boy Blunder

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    I'd say that's good advice, but honestly, you seem to do the same thing. You're like a heat-seeking missile when it comes to people complaining about the people complaining about price increases/size decreases/US prices being cheap/etc.

    Ahh well. The world keeps spinning I suppose.
     
  17. Kevin XI

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    Still bigger than my g1 cars.
     
  18. xMostWanted559x

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    That's not too bad but the OP comparisons were pretty bad. Way skinnier looking
     
  19. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    this
     
  20. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator News Staff

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    I picked these guys up today and all I can say is that they certainly are not worth $15 + tax. I for one really miss the Beast Era and their quite reasonable prices.

    EDIT: Fixed the price. My bad.
     
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