I've not been round here long, but have seen plenty of times people moaning about the supposedly high price of Transformers these days. 'This is disgusting - Voyagers should cost 1.99', 'I'm not buying that till it's in a clearance bin', etc etc So I was curious as to how the prices compare with original G1 prices. My source is the UK 1985 Argos Catalogue which lists... Optimus Prime - £15.95 Soundwave - £10.95 Seeker - £8.95 Autobot car - £7.45 Using the first online UK historic price inflation calculator I came across, I get equivalent today prices of... Optimus Prime - £42.21 Soundwave - £28.98 Seeker - £23.68 Autobot car - £19.71 If you recognise they were main line toys (i.e. not MP, etc) and equate G1 OP as a Leader, SW/Seeker as Voyagers and cars as Deluxe, which seems reasonable to me, then seems we are not getting a bad deal at all when you look at normal RRPs for those classes. And that's even if you ignore the massive increase in quality, part count, design complexity, articulation because you consider that should be a given as it's just progress. Leader is about equivalent price to OP, but we are paying loads less for smaller classes compared to G1 - e.g. G1 car compared to average Deluxe. Wow now I know why my dad was so pissed when my little brother broke Jazz on the very birthday I got it - that was a £20 toy!! I can still hear the '****ING HASBRO CRAP!!!' now So will we still moan they are too expensive and expect transforming toys to cost less than a pint? How does a comparison like this work out for US prices or other markets?