why the hell are HA so expensive?

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  1. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    I don't own one but I'm thinking of picking up Skids but wtf 35 dollars? is there anything special besides having the person added?
     
  2. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Well, Target and Walmart have them for $30 (not much better). They are damn good figures, but probably still overpriced by about $5, but Hasbro knows that they have us by the nuggets, and that with Christmas they will probably sell plenty well. I think the figures are great and just make myself ignore the price.
     
  3. shogun221

    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    For some reason, Hasbro decided to make the all the pins (the ones that hold the joints together) out of reinforced titanium. The stuff is super strong, but expensive. To be honest, it makes no sense to me. The rest of the joints are plastic, and HA isn't even part of the titanium line...
     
  4. Radioactive Ravage

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    ...Are you for serious?

    Hell, I don't care how expensive these guys are. As long as they're as awesome as BB and Skids, I'll take HA versions of Ratchet, Ironhide, Jazz, Jolt, Sideways... the works.

    Hot damn, those would all be awesome.
     
  5. Bgrngod

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    The HA figures are only $20. The small plastic human figs they get packed with are $10.

    Thems be the breaks! :p 

    I don't mind the price so much. I've been really happy with both HA BB and HA Sideswipe. The designs on them feel a lot like Movie-verse Alternators.

    Definitely all over Skids, Mudflap, and any others that get released. I'm wondering if they only end up doing the smaller car characters in the line though. Perhaps if that is the case, we will see some Decepticons, even if that results in a screwy story line being involved to make them partner with humans in some way.
     
  6. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Expensive?

    Alternators were what? $20? When Deluxes were $8.

    Deluxes are $12 now. Simple equation.
     
  7. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    i dont get what your saying :banghead: 
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    deluxes went up 3 dollars since Alternators stopped being made. if you add $3 to an Alternators' price tag, you'd be at $23.99. add in the figurine, that's pretty much your price.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I was thinking percentages, but yeah, basically that.
     
  10. Valkysas

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    and bumblebee is bigger than an alternator. they had to pick a price point that would cover the different sizes of the figures in the line. barricade's probably gonna be a big one too.
     
  11. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I thought the increased price was due to paying for the actor's likenesses
     
  12. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    You don't OWN a Human Alliance figure, do you? ;) 
     
  13. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I have BB and Sideswipe why do you as- oh is it because the human figures look very little like their actual actors
     
  14. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Last of the alternators cost 25.99 or 24.99, before the more recent price hike. It's only logical that HA figures, with more parts and a pre-painted human figure, cost 30-35 USD.

    Hell, the Kiss Players figures amounted to 55 USD, nobody complains about their price?
     
  15. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    People found other things to complain about.
     
  16. Megatronwp38

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    They were also imported by people so you really can't compare them to a domestic US price.

    I think the HA figures are a good price. I mean everything's gone up so get used to it. Prices are not going to go down.
     
  17. Foster

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    That was creepy tax.
     
  18. Nightshadow

    Nightshadow Fezzes are cool!

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    TRU in germany sells HA Toys for 45€ (~66$)
     
  19. Sangron

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    not worth it IMO
     
  20. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    HA BB is one of the best Transformers I've gotten in recent memory, he's so much fun. Not perfect accuracy, but I can overlook it for all the good in him. There is much of it, for he is a true Autobot warrior/hero and has the spark to prove it.

    Worth is subjective, thus making this thread weird. Mods, please close it.
     

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