Why are United Beast megatron, Primal, & Unicron more expensive?

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  1. igniz1984

    igniz1984 Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about picking up un-31 beast megatron, but these 3 figs are more expensive than the rest. Most of the United releases are around 37 bucks, but these 3 are 49.99! I'm just curious the reason for the price hike compared to the other figs. Anyone know why? are they shortpacked?
     
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    They're more expensive overseas as well, although I can't find the MSRPs.
     
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    because they know you will pay whatever they ask becauase of the prettier colors
     
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    Japanese TFs don't have case assortments. According to people that I spoke to, the reason for the price increase was those was considered as a voyager class figures. I call BS on that.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Isn't that ultimately how everything is priced, to some degree?
     
  6. igniz1984

    igniz1984 Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree that's some BS if true. They maybe slightly larger than a deluxe from now a days, but there no where near the size of a voyager.
     
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    10th anniversary megatron and optimus came with mini axalon and darksyde ships, price is slightly justified if they include those in united.
     
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    Yeah, they're listed at the Voyager price point, 2880 Yen on HLJ. Couldn't tell you why though.

    That's kind of weak. Hopefully they're packaged with other things included, like a Mini-Con at least.
     
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    Judging by today's "deluxe" figures, yeah, these are voyager sized.
     
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    Sorry if I am out of the loop but are these new figures or new old stock?
     
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    New, up for pre-order and coming out next month.
     
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    Is it safe to say that they're new repaints? :) 
     
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    No. New redecoes.

    Repaints are what you'll find in the Radicons section.

    :D 
     
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    I read the item description in amazon jp, but it doesn't mention the ship accessories (it mentions a missile, board and such). I wonder if it's included....
    They'll be out on 25th in Japan, so we should find out soon.
     
  15. igniz1984

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    I hope they come with something! I'll take anything :lol  that could justify the price difference. I guess I will hold out until there released, and see what extras they come with if any.
     
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    They're more expensive BECAUSE they're Primal, Megatron, and Unicron.
     
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    their limited run pieces
     

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