Retailers must really not want my money
|07-29-2012, 08:51 PM||#11|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Collection Count: Two and a half 6 foot shelves full and growing
"Do it with style or dont bother doing it!"
|07-29-2012, 09:36 PM||#12|
Wants to be Cybertronion
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Simpsonville SC
Collection Count: 150+
They really dont...
Wants: Kyles wants
Comic: Reality Skits
|07-29-2012, 09:40 PM||#13|
Comic Ink - Dublin, CA
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Collection Count: 1 collection :p
News Credits: 5
If I could order cases that had ZERO Bumblebees I'd at least DOUBLE my orders. As it is my costs are already higher than the big box guys and knowing that I'll be stuck with so many shelfwarmers makes it hard to justify ordering more.
I'd love it if the specialty market could order cases of figures ala carte...(still keeping it at full cases but make it a full case of the same figure) like McFarrane does with their sports figures...other than chase figures I can order full cases of just the local players to meet my customers demand!
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|07-29-2012, 09:44 PM||#14|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Zealand
Collection Count: 1072
News Credits: 7
im importing and to be honest im glad there is a break i need to save because i want a life out side transformers agian lol this has been nuts latly
them puting so many figures that i already in the waves of prime make it easy as pie to collect
use down time to back track i have over the last few years and now im caught up so any down time by now on is just going to be saveing lets see
4 voyagers 2 deluxes 1 masterpiece left for the WHOLE year feels great to be honest
|07-29-2012, 09:48 PM||#15|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Collection Count: 1,000 +
I'm sort of with you on this issue OP. There are very few retail releases that I'm interested in, and with not only the smaller sized figures, but the poorer plastic quality becoming more and more apparent, the higher prices seem like a slap in the face. Therefore, after I get a few FoC figures (namely Grimlock, the Wreckers, and Blaster) I'll be done with collecting Hasbro figures.
I've actually been contemplating focusing more on 3rd party releases and Masterpiece figures since they are apparently the only toys that are intended for adult collectors anymore.
|07-29-2012, 09:51 PM||#16|
Join Date: Nov 2006
I haven't bought a new official figure since around Christmas. Everything else I've bought new has been third-party.Molon labe.
|07-29-2012, 10:05 PM||#17|
Too uguu for you~
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boise, ID or the UK
Collection Count: Far too many.
News Credits: 4
If you think the prices are too high then don't buy them. Thats what I'm doing. I don't care for how simple the transformations have gotten, how much of the budget is going towards gimmicky trash, how small the figures are or how cheaply made they feel so I'm voting with my wallet and leaving them on the pegs.
Its a win-win situation. I have more cash in my pocket, and less impulse-buy clutter on my shelves.
Found a FoC Prime on shelves the other day. At $13-ish I'd consider but for $15 and tax I couldn't even look at it twice.
It was the same situation when I was living in the UK, except there I wouldn't even see anything until 8 months after it stopped showing up everywhere else on the planet thanks to having one store within 20 miles that actively carried robits.
|07-29-2012, 10:06 PM||#18|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Canadian West
News Credits: 1
1) Welcome to the rest of the world (including your own), qq moar, you know the drill.
2) Wal-Mart's pretty much always been a shitty place to buy toys when you're a dedicated collector, so I don't see why this "hike" is really a surprise.
3) If you don't like a price or product, don't buy it or don't buy it from the place you dislike. At the end of the day, you still have TRU, Target, K-Mart, as well as countless discount retailers, and that's not even taking online venues into account.
... moral of the story? Reality bites, but I'm sure you'll be alright.
|07-29-2012, 10:10 PM||#19|
brony = ingore list
Join Date: Aug 2008
Collection Count: What day is it?
News Credits: 9
It's called inflation, deal with it. Everyone else has to as well.
|07-29-2012, 10:15 PM||#20|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Collection Count: over a hundred
my feedback (on hisstank.com): http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...-feedback.html
It's the same thing with duke in Gi Joe and Darth Vader in star wars. Retailers pressure hasbro for more core characters in a large number of brands.