DCIH Defense Of Oa Green Lantern 6 pack - Toys R Us Exclusive
Posted 22 October 2008 - 08:19 AM
Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:45 AM
It's stuff like this that has me worried about Mattel. They're jumping the prices of their action figures like crazy. I'm not sure what their goal is, but it's leaving a really bad taste in my mouth. I had stopped collecting GI Joes in favor of DCUC and MOTUC, but given Mattel's prices, I think I might be going back to the 25th Joes (at least I can find them).
Posted 22 October 2008 - 03:56 PM
Regarding this set, even at thirty-five bucks, it's still over priced. A JLU six-figure set at Target goes for twenty-five bucks which is the most this set should be. That FIFTY DOLLAR Superman eight pack is absolutely absurd. This line continues to utterly fascinate me. I have NEVER, EVER seen such a self-destructive chain of bad ideas.
Any fool who buys these probably shouldn't be in charge of their own money.
Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:59 PM
The 6-pack will be priced at $34.95. The Superman multi pack is actually 8 figures (Superman, Atom, Shazam, Lex Luthor Battle Armor, and 4 troopers. Here is the $50 item
Thanks for the clarification.
I agree with Neutron, though. These are still too expensive, and it's even worse when you consider the repaint/repack level of each. Fifty dollars for eight figures? After tax, that's approaching seven dollars a figure. When you buy multi-packs, the figures should be cheaper per unit, not more expensive.
And I'm not sure about Infinite Heroes, either. First, they have no "big name" characters in Wave 1 of the Infinite Heroes line, which is nearly suicide in itself. Then prices on the three-packs go up in some places, and now they're already heavily dipping into repainting and repacking figures in multi-packs with no real incentive for any collectors to buy.
Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:42 PM
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:10 PM
Well, jakeeyes pointed out that this 6-pack will be $34.95 and the 8-pack with Superman and Lex Luthor will be $49.95. Assuming those are correct prices, before tax that's $5.83 a figure in the 6-pack and $6.25 a figure in the 8-pack. With 6% sales tax, it's $6.18 and $6.62 a figure, respectively.
Those aren't as horrible as I first thought, but I'm sticking to my argument that with the 25th G.I. Joes, you pay about that much but also get with it outstanding sculpt, articulation, paint jobs, and accessories.
And comparing these to the JLU sets really makes it look bad. A 6-pack of JLU figures is only $20? Wow. Apparently Mattel has a lot of faith in IH. Hopefully they're planning some massive brainwashing of fanboys to convince us all these are as great as Mattel thinks they are.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:49 PM
This line though is the worst possible combination... Ugly AND expensive.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:07 PM
When are the new 6 and 8-packs coming out? Is TRU the only selling the multi-packs, besides the 3-packs?
Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:56 PM
Yeah only wave one at my Targets.
TRU is where I saw Atom & Black Hand. I assume they had Black Adam too. However I refuse to buy them for $6.99.