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HUMOR The Price of Star Wars Figures

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Collecting' started by Fallon Tagge, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Fallon Tagge

    Fallon Tagge Rebel General

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    I just saw this "open letter to Hasbro" over on Making Star Wars site in which the author laments the cost of action figures. It brought back many OLD OLD memories:

    http://makingstarwars.net/2015/01/open-letter-hasbro-3-34-star-wars-figures/

    First off - struck by how funny it was that the author had STARTED with "Hasbro" Star Wars figs. Hello - it's all about the KENNER!

    Second off - when I was 8 years old (March 1980) - I was in the local Kmart with my dad. He went off to buy whatever it was he was buying and - as you did in 1980 - he let me wander off to the toy section all by my lonesome.

    When I got there - Frelling HELL HOLY blast THIS IS AMAZING!!!! - NEW Star Wars figs! With The Empire Strikes Back packaging. It was a nerdgasm before they were invented. I got Lando (who??!?!) - Han in "Hoth" outfit (where?!?!) - Leia in Bespin outfit (Huh?!?!) - and - wait for it - on the back was a mail in offer for Bossk - the Bounty Hunter. HOLY Frelling blast!!!! This was the greatest day of my life.

    My dad finds me. I show him. He nods his head. Asks how much they are. The response - "99 cents?!?! They used to be 97 cents!!!!" But I begged and pleaded and I got them.

    I have a hard time believing that the $12.99 figures of today are the equivalent of 99 cents in 1982. But they are - after all - a luxury good and not a necessity (for most) - so I guess we'll just put up with it. ;-)
     
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  2. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Rebel Official

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    Yeah, they're expensive. Try collecting sixth scale figures. :p

    Anyway, I just plan that I'l go broke once the movie open. Disney will get about 1 billion from me alone between tickets and merchandise.
     
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    I used to think collecting Star Wars figures and toys was expensive, until I took up the hobby of antique auto restoration...

    Needless to say, with TFA and all the new toys and models that are bound to come, Hasbro, Bandai, and Lego will be
    receiving a good portion of my income this year. :D
     
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    Darth Jason 141 Rebel Commander

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    I started collecting vintage about a year or so ago. I thought that was expensive.I've been purchasing modern OT figures just recently too and boy,12.99 a figure? Holy cowchips!! I'm gonna go broke!!
     
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