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Deluxes 10.99? Voyagers 21.99? Ultras 26.99 Leaders 42.99?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Code, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Code

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    I notice my Targets and Walmarts have changed their pricing....

    Is this true everywhere?
     
  2. Red Alert

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    my target has 9.99 universe/animated and 10.99 movie

    the voyagers(19.99),ultras(24.99) and leaders(39.99-42.99) are normal prices still
     
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    They raised US prices at the start of the month.
     
  4. Xhairs

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    same here for mine. i was just there today.
     
  5. Kando

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    Prices went up at my Target in California.

    Ugh...
     
  6. Code

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    so it seems as thought it's up in spme, same in others
     
  7. Ramrider

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    Thirteen to fourteen bloody quid for deluxes now.
     
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    In my area, Leaders have been $42.99 at Target since Animated started, but Deluxes ($9.99), Voyagers ($19.99) and Ultras ($24.99) haven't changed in price at any of the stores in that chain. At my local Wal-Marts, the prices on TFA Deluxes, Voyagers and Universe Ultras are the same as Target, but they're only charging $39.99 for the Leaders; I have seen a few Wal-Marts charging $10.99 for the Movie Deluxes, but not all of them. At TRU, all Deluxes are $10.99, but Voyagers and Ultras are the same as Target and Leaders are $39.99.
     
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    Last month my target had movie leaders at 39.99 and animated leaders at 42.99, now animated leaders have actually been price-reduced down to 39.99
     
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    What went up at the beginning of the month was wholesale pricing, and only a small percentage (mid-single digits, which would be 4-7%, on a wholesale deluxe that would work out to less than $0.50).

    Some retailers (and which ones varies by store and area) have been slowly increasing their prices over the last 3 years or so. At one point, Target had Ultras during Energon for $28 instead of $25.

    The wholesale pricing has hardly changed, and the MSRP is the same. What people are seeing is retailers who feel that the MSRP is not providing a reasonable profit margin on the item. There seems to be a fair amount of discretion handed over to management of the stores, however, which is why the price changes aren't consistent across a chain.
     
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    My wal-mart has everything at $7.77
     
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    Only thing I've noticed so far is ToysRus having 10.99 Deluxes.
     
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    I just hope that the price increase in the US don't affect too much the mexican market, hey are already over priced here.
     
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    With the minor price increase and the cost of fuel online purchasing is looking a little better every day...
     
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    Price increase is on Hasbro's end which the retailers then have to mark up as well.

    KB Toys already went from $10.99 to $11.99 to $12.99 on deluxes about four to five months ago. You want a Star Wars figure from KB Toys? $9.99 a pop! Four figures cost you $42 something after tax in my store. AND PEOPLE STILL BUY THEM.