Transformers Kingdom Walmart Listings - New Deluxe Price

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Cykill 1

    Cykill 1 Well-Known Member

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    Not really surprised with this increase in prices for deluxe TF.  I was waiting for the main retailers to announce it.  Earlier this year GameStop announced their increase prices of some of their prices.  Some of their $20, $25 figures were bumped up to $30.  Some people paid those prices, but for the most part, people waited to see them clearanced out. I think that is what is going to happen to a lot of these toys.  People will wait for a sale or clearance on most of these toys now.  They will also really think twice on spending more for a \"luxury\" item.  Toys are not essential, food, water, and shelter are.  Especially with what the whole world is going through now.  As for me, I have been really picky on what I have gotten.  I used to get them all, but with the increase in prices, I\'ve only gotten ones I really wanted.  I think what will happen in the future would be the streamlining of toylines and less toys being produced.  What is exclusives will really become exclusives due to limited numbers that will be produced.  Price points for those items will definitely be higher with those that can afford them will be the ones that will get them.  Just the way it will go in the future.
     
  2. weevil

    weevil Let's dance!

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    So Deluxe class is now expensive.
     
  3. cryotek

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    If that's the case, I'm out. Not going to pay that much. I'll call it quits collecting.
     
  4. Matthew Haskett

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    This started with Centurion, actually.
     
  5. Riddler87

    Riddler87 Everything's a puzzle

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    Hopefully, the quality of the figures will go up as well. Next year is going to be crazy with both Studio Series and Kingdom, and if I get to the end of next year and I feel that between Thrilling 30, Prime Wars, War for Cybertron, and Studio Series if I pretty feel I have the collection I've always wanted it would be a good time to get out of collecting and these price increases are another reason for me to consider that.

    Edit: Right now this is just a Wal-Mart listing other stores can still charge lower prices. We'll know more if anything goes up for preorder during Pulsecon this weekend.
     
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  6. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    So all the various accessories included with Centurion should be offered as free extras instead, or what?
     
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  7. Scypris

    Scypris Fire in another hole!

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    My collecting has been slowing down. I mostly buy movie stuff and that's about it. The deluxe price is going to slowly push me away further.

    We know these prices will continue to climb every few years, little by little. Unless I get a better job, I'm slowly getting priced out of these figures. It sucks..
     
  8. Sness

    Sness Autobot Supreme Commander

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    Impactor is a larger than average deluxe so if they're around the same height then Hot Rod would be a larger than average deluxe

    Not really. It's a $20 deluxe bundled with $10 worth of accessories. And I think a lot of people would probably have paid more than $10 for the accessories.
     
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  9. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Remember the days when deluxes were 9.99 and went on sale at Walmart for 7.77 on a regular basis?

    Dang, am I getting old? If I recall correctly DOTM was the first time we saw a price increase from that 9.99 level... and that was almost ten years ago.
     
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  10. Sness

    Sness Autobot Supreme Commander

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    They kind of were since for 30 minutes he was up for normal deluxe price lol
     
  11. AutobotAvalanche

    AutobotAvalanche Number One in Boogieland Moderator

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    Impactor is only larger than average because WFC started shrinking everything.
     
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  12. YoungPrime

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    Oh well.... I had no plans on buying a lot of Kingdom's next year anyway. They can mostly be BW's for all I care.

    Right now it's Zero Core's, 4 Dlx's, 2 Voyagers and 1 Leader on my list list. 86 Studio Series might be another 5. But still not as many purchases as this year or last year.
     
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    Oh sweet! Price hiked figures for Walmart to rarely stock!
     
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  14. Rated X

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    So youre telling me that the production costd only rise when you print the words "deluxe scale" on the package ? C'mon now....
     
  15. PrimalFury

    PrimalFury The Chosen One

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    I'm not telling anyone anything, ive worked in major business for many years, price increases are not always a choice of the CEO or company etc and MSRP is just that, some retailers can choose to charge more. Ive never worked for Hasbro so I dont know exactly how they work but I'd imagine it's similar to other business which is why I ask......is the price increase due to Hasbro? Is it only Hasbro? Or is there some existential reason for the raise by a couple bucks?
     
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    Giant red flag among the other ones to stop collecting.
     
  17. Rated X

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    Im at my job right now reading your lame comment. My money aint the issue here. The issue is Hasbro's being cheap. And then you got these little lawyers defending them from their cellphones on a fan site. If you got the time to post a meme attacking people for calling Hasbro out on their cheapness, then f**k it, toss me $2 too. Not because I need your 2 bucks, but because obviously you dont. Thats how I feel when I read some of the things people post on here.
     
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  18. Rated X

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    What you describe is the practice of the rich not wanting to loose a penny. If they make 65 cents profit on the dollar they cant be happy. They still wanna make 75 cents profit on the dollar because once upon a time, it was feasible. Hasbro just needs to take the L and be happy they still turn tens of millions of profit.
     
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  19. PrimalFury

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    So you are saying that Hasbro is a greedy company and are increasing the price of kids toys to bleen them and their parents dry of all their hard earned money during very uncertain times and while many are on the brink of economic collapse?
     
  20. Dinocon93

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    With another price increase how about they cut the crap with all these Partsforming, Backpack, and faux part bullcrap thats been plaguing the Deluxe figures lately. When do we draw the line with the increasing prices = cheaper quality cause thats all that happens and it makes no fuckin senese to increase prices if the quality is not improving and going backwards.

    I don’t mind Kingdon cheetor as he is but if they are expecting me to pay $2-3 dollars more then they could do better. Those $2 could’ve been used to paint him up a little, oh wait that’s probably what the Netflix Cheetor will be, at the original $19.99 msrb
     
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