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 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

$93 dollars for a two inch piece of plastic! WTF??????? eek

https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/106217
https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/106219

I was really excited when I saw the pictures then read the size and price. frown

Don't get me started on all the cool figurines and statues that are no less than $250 dollars a pop and up to $3000 dollars!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Because adults--not children--buy toys.

If said toys are from a specific long-ago era, they are expensive because the oldsters who still(!) buy that stuff allegedly have the disposable income to throw down hard dough for the nostalgia-inducing relics of their long-dead youth. Plus, those wizened people are a captive audience of sorts: for example, not many non-Boomers have much of an interest in, say, Gunsmoke merchandise.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

There's a specially designed, manufactured and license product that's not going to sell a lot, so even more profit is put upon it to make up for the loss.


My suggestion: White Play-Doh and paint. ;-)

(by the way, if it's yellow, is it called "Play-D'oh!"?)

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

There's a specially designed, manufactured and license product that's not going to sell a lot, so even more profit is put upon it to make up for the loss.


My suggestion: White Play-Doh and paint. ;-)

(by the way, if it's yellow, is it called "Play-D'oh!"?)


wink big grin

Virtual Rimshot! J.B., you are killin' it today!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I know some figures are of high quality, but seems to me there is a big market for this stuff. Sell them at $65 dollars instead of $250 and you would sell millions of copies instead of a thousand.

Even if I was rich I wouldn't spend $93 dollars on two inches of plastic. I'd learn how to 3D print first!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I'm glad I saved my MARVEL stuff.
MMMS stationery, floppy disc ( music) pins etc.

Too bad I didn't save G.I.JOE.
What are those SELLING for?

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Because adults--not children--buy toys.

If said toys are from a specific long-ago era, they are expensive because the oldsters who still(!) buy that stuff allegedly have the disposable income to throw down hard dough for the nostalgia-inducing relics of their long-dead youth. Plus, those wizened people are a captive audience of sorts: for example, not many non-Boomers have much of an interest in, say, Gunsmoke merchandise.


In theory yes, but adults today don't have the disposable income adults of 40 years ago had.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I know some figures are of high quality, but seems to me there is a big market for this stuff. Sell them at $65 dollars instead of $250 and you would sell millions of copies instead of a thousand.

Even if I was rich I wouldn't spend $93 dollars on two inches of plastic. I'd learn how to 3D print first!


Howz that 200 dollar copy of CAPTAIN AMERICA TFA selling?
Stuff priced that high doesn't sell

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Because adults--not children--buy toys.

If said toys are from a specific long-ago era, they are expensive because the oldsters who still(!) buy that stuff allegedly have the disposable income to throw down hard dough for the nostalgia-inducing relics of their long-dead youth. Plus, those wizened people are a captive audience of sorts: for example, not many non-Boomers have much of an interest in, say, Gunsmoke merchandise.


In theory yes, but adults today don't have the disposable income adults of 40 years ago had.


At the risk of sounding like Ford Thaxton--oops, too late--those items are priced according to what the market will bear; if you don't want to pay those prices or are unable to pay those prices then you'll have to learn to do without.

Besides, you don't need that garbage anyway. big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I sometimes wish I'd kept my Beatles memorabilia, Godzilla board game, etc.

My question - and maybe this really belongs on the Stupid Questions thread:

Are today's toys "tomorrow's" (40 - 50 years from now?) collectibles?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   KeV-McG   (Member)

Forget Grown Up toys!!!
Have you seen the price of LEGO!!!???
I'm goin bankrupt here keepin the G-Kids in the stuff!!
Ninjago!! Marvel!! DC!! Star Wars!! All Lego stuff they love and play with for hours, while I starve in the corner!! smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Lego's have been expensive for over twenty years.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Because adults--not children--buy toys.

If said toys are from a specific long-ago era, they are expensive because the oldsters who still(!) buy that stuff allegedly have the disposable income to throw down hard dough for the nostalgia-inducing relics of their long-dead youth. Plus, those wizened people are a captive audience of sorts: for example, not many non-Boomers have much of an interest in, say, Gunsmoke merchandise.


In theory yes, but adults today don't have the disposable income adults of 40 years ago had.


At the risk of sounding like Ford Thaxton--oops, too late--those items are priced according to what the market will bear; if you don't want to pay those prices or are unable to pay those prices then you'll have to learn to do without.

Besides, you don't need that garbage anyway. big grin


Well there's lots of stuff I have to do without nowadays and not just toys and soundtracks.
But your probably right regarding this stuff.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Forget Grown Up toys!!!
Have you seen the price of LEGO!!!???
I'm goin bankrupt here keepin the G-Kids in the stuff!!
Ninjago!! Marvel!! DC!! Star Wars!! All Lego stuff they love and play with for hours, while I starve in the corner!! smile


So glad I'm not into Legos!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Remember the famous Aurora Monsters model kits. Lets say it was $1.49 in 1969, according to inflation it would cost $10.42 today. Yet similar model kits today costs $50 plus dollars.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Remember the famous Aurora Monsters model kits. Lets say it was $1.49 in 1969, according to inflation it would cost $10.42 today. Yet similar model kits today costs $50 plus dollars.
That's reasonable imho.
Especially if it's in the original box.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Remember the famous Aurora Monsters model kits. Lets say it was $1.49 in 1969, according to inflation it would cost $10.42 today. Yet similar model kits today costs $50 plus dollars.
That's reasonable imho.
Especially if it's in the original box.


Back in the 60's I think the Aurora monster model kits sold in the millions. Today a similar model kit sells less than a hundred thousand copies. (That's one large football stadium full of ppl)

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'd buy, pending money, one of these -- big and all lit up:
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=302&page=1

Completely useless, but ultra cool to have.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Forget Grown Up toys!!!
Have you seen the price of LEGO!!!???
I'm goin bankrupt here keepin the G-Kids in the stuff!!
Ninjago!! Marvel!! DC!! Star Wars!! All Lego stuff they love and play with for hours, while I starve in the corner!! smile


So glad I'm not into Legos!


Bela Legos! ?

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2019 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Back in the 60's I think the Aurora monster model kits sold in the millions.

What do old Aurora kits sell for now? If they're anything like those also-sold-in-the-millions Star Wars dolls action figures, their prices must be through the roof. Even "loose" (uncarded) action figures in rotten condition go for a small bundle o' dough these days.

 
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