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Where does the hobby go from here?

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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:25 am

There's got to be tens of thousands of those Scarif troopers just waiting to make it to retail (or to e-tailers).

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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby Joosk » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:19 am

StooperZero wrote:the other day, just after WM's prices shot back up - 3 3/4 pegs are full of SA death trooper specialists and scarif troopers.

I have yet to see a SA Black series Scarif Trooper
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby Jodo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:38 am

Or at least a dozen...Maybe even two dozen! :lol:
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:34 am

I thought this was a good example of how out of overpriced Star Wars feels when you look at some other stuff around the toy aisle, in particular seeing what Mattel is doing with Justice League toys.

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^ When my son saw these were the same price over the weekend, he thought it was crazy... and well, yeah, I pretty much had to agree.

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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby Raylen » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:33 am

YAK_Chewie wrote:I thought this was a good example of how out of overpriced Star Wars feels when you look at some other stuff around the toy aisle, in particular seeing what Mattel is doing with Justice League toys.

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^ When my son saw these were the same price over the weekend, he thought it was crazy... and well, yeah, I pretty much had to agree.

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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby StooperZero » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:46 pm

look at the size/price point of that heroes line toys r us carries - those vehicles are huge for 1:18 scale.




Slap "Star Wars" on one of those $30-50 gunships or submarines and you got yourself a $300 toy.
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby Raylen » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:08 am

StooperZero wrote:look at the size/price point of that heroes line toys r us carries - those vehicles are huge for 1:18 scale.




Slap "Star Wars" on one of those $30-50 gunships or submarines and you got yourself a $300 toy.


I'm sure licensing cost of the SW brand may be more than average but you try and profit on the brand too hard, and people will start to walk away.
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby darth_sidious » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 pm

The licensing fees are crazy, and that gets passed to the consumer - so the greed on the part of Disney / LFL is one of the reasons the prices aren't more reasonable. Basic figures should be closer to $6, and SA 3.75 closer to $10. Hasbro can afford to release 12 inch figures for $10, so there is a huge disparity when it comes to value by scale. I think enough consumers have left the hobby to make a significant impact, yet rumor has it TVC will he jumping in price, so Hasbro is digging their own ditch.
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby Raylen » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:40 pm

darth_sidious wrote:The licensing fees are crazy, and that gets passed to the consumer - so the greed on the part of Disney / LFL is one of the reasons the prices aren't more reasonable. Basic figures should be closer to $6, and SA 3.75 closer to $10. Hasbro can afford to release 12 inch figures for $10, so there is a huge disparity when it comes to value by scale. I think enough consumers have left the hobby to make a significant impact, yet rumor has it TVC will he jumping in price, so Hasbro is digging their own ditch.


Yeah, I loved how Hasbro used to blame cost on the price of plastics.
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby Imaculata » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:44 am

Another thing to note, is that that Flying Fox toy has playability on the inside and outside. Compare this to the BB8 playset, which has no playability on the outside at all. What were they thinking? And its expensive too!
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby jorsupersid » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:36 am

Corps and the Rampage line at Wal-Mart (also many of the value area sets) are better toys and so much cheaper it's scary.
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby StooperZero » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:20 pm

those rampage sets would be at least $40 if they were labeled 'star wars' .
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:47 pm

Probably $30 if Jakks, $50 if Hasbro!

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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby jorsupersid » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 am

... Everytime I see the new CORPS 3-packs I want to buy them. 2 of them come with the two new "super articulated" figures for $5 its scary when a single TLJ 5POA figure is $6.50-$9

I don't get why people support a company like Hasbro when they rip off the consumer soo much. I literally 99.9% only buy SW NOW on clearances or secondary market... When its affordable.

Seeing the SOLO (TLJ too) figures my only thought was how much/when I'm getting them on clearance.
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Re: Where does the hobby go from here?

Postby YAK_Chewie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Yeah, I'll buy their product at full price that I feel is worth it, but I can not in good faith defend their pricing schemes.

I am completely aware that I'm just a consumer on the outside, and know very little about their inner workings. But so much of their product is simply overpriced and they have really hurt retailers by going so cheap on the quality of many of the products, pushing "new things" that are doomed out of the gate, etc.

Definitely looking forward to seeing how Mattel handles the Jurassic World 2 line as compared to how Hasbro treated the property a couple years ago.

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