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These prices... they be going up
« on: August 11, 2021, 09:09:47 PM »

Yakface recently reported about this coming price increase for all toys, not just Hasbro toys, to happen in the near future.  It's pretty tough to stomach given that the last price increase (which technically happened at the start of August) is just barely being digested when an even bigger increase is coming...

https://yakfaceforums.com/main/2021/08/09/even-more-price-increases-coming-soon/

Tonight I was musing to myself when this would happen. It's really tough seeing a formerly $18 TVC figure now going for $20.  Then I happened onto Amazon.ca and saw that uhhhh, the new-new price increase seems to already be coming into play?

Emperor's Royal Guard is $23

https://www.amazon.ca/Sw-3-75-Vin-Figure-Alberta/dp/B08KJF3KJP/ref=pd_sbs_16/146-5050195-2142812?pd_rd_w=9jUke&pf_rd_p=4dc33e2e-16b5-4e12-aab9-e86d5748e0cb&pf_rd_r=0H34PMXMXNQVXQD2JC1Y&pd_rd_r=c0fc301c-2389-4270-ae05-02dba90dccce&pd_rd_wg=mGtQe&pd_rd_i=B08KJF3KJP&psc=1

Snaggletooth (a pegwarmer) is also $23 so it seems that it isn't only because the ERG is an armybuilder:

https://www.amazon.ca/Vintage-Collection-Snaggletooth-3-75-Inch-Scale-Action/dp/B08KJJF5K5/ref=pd_sbs_4/146-5050195-2142812?pd_rd_w=EnD6n&pf_rd_p=4dc33e2e-16b5-4e12-aab9-e86d5748e0cb&pf_rd_r=YTPYXEA05H8DZX4XX0ZQ&pd_rd_r=c83a0b24-945c-4208-b2d0-00ac81607e26&pd_rd_wg=5A96K&pd_rd_i=B08KJJF5K5&psc=1

So is the TPM Battledroid.  There are still some figures like Bespin Leia, Greef, Endor Han, etc. that remain at the current $20 pricepoint.  I saw a Captain Rex sold by Amazon and not a 3rd party seller, for $24.

These are grim times to be a toy collector.  Grim times.

 :(  :(   :(

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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 11:02:13 PM »

My selections have already gotten pretty few & far between... another buck or two isn't going to stop me from getting my 3 or 4 new figures per year. I'm honestly ok with it, as it will force me to be that much more choosey (I bit the bullet & got NO mando figures because of price so I've already been practicing my restraint).
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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 08:36:28 AM »

Yakface recently reported about this coming price increase for all toys, not just Hasbro toys, to happen in the near future.  It's pretty tough to stomach given that the last price increase (which technically happened at the start of August) is just barely being digested when an even bigger increase is coming...

https://yakfaceforums.com/main/2021/08/09/even-more-price-increases-coming-soon/

Tonight I was musing to myself when this would happen. It's really tough seeing a formerly $18 TVC figure now going for $20.  Then I happened onto Amazon.ca and saw that uhhhh, the new-new price increase seems to already be coming into play?

Emperor's Royal Guard is $23

https://www.amazon.ca/Sw-3-75-Vin-Figure-Alberta/dp/B08KJF3KJP/ref=pd_sbs_16/146-5050195-2142812?pd_rd_w=9jUke&pf_rd_p=4dc33e2e-16b5-4e12-aab9-e86d5748e0cb&pf_rd_r=0H34PMXMXNQVXQD2JC1Y&pd_rd_r=c0fc301c-2389-4270-ae05-02dba90dccce&pd_rd_wg=mGtQe&pd_rd_i=B08KJF3KJP&psc=1

Snaggletooth (a pegwarmer) is also $23 so it seems that it isn't only because the ERG is an armybuilder:

https://www.amazon.ca/Vintage-Collection-Snaggletooth-3-75-Inch-Scale-Action/dp/B08KJJF5K5/ref=pd_sbs_4/146-5050195-2142812?pd_rd_w=EnD6n&pf_rd_p=4dc33e2e-16b5-4e12-aab9-e86d5748e0cb&pf_rd_r=YTPYXEA05H8DZX4XX0ZQ&pd_rd_r=c83a0b24-945c-4208-b2d0-00ac81607e26&pd_rd_wg=5A96K&pd_rd_i=B08KJJF5K5&psc=1

So is the TPM Battledroid.  There are still some figures like Bespin Leia, Greef, Endor Han, etc. that remain at the current $20 pricepoint.  I saw a Captain Rex sold by Amazon and not a 3rd party seller, for $24.

These are grim times to be a toy collector.  Grim times.

 :(  :(   :(

ToysRus just increased the prices on old stock as well. Basic Mission Fleet went from $12.99 to $13.99, while gaming greats are now $21.99 each. The Bespin Luke wave was now $19.99 when I went to my local store. The only thing that didn't go up so far were the Mando Retro figures. Still $17.99 each. I was lucky enough to find one of those on sale at Walmart for $9 two weeks ago. Now the pegs are empty. Meanwhile the 6" Gaming Greats at EB Games are now listed at $37.99 for the Nightbrother wave.

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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 11:29:51 AM »

The Retro Mandalorian figures haven't gone up because they were already over priced to begin with.
Been to a few comic book stores where retro figures were only $14.99 over here and in america they are only $9.99usd
So, they were already making $3 extra dollars off each figure.
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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2021, 12:03:36 PM »

My selections have already gotten pretty few & far between... another buck or two isn't going to stop me from getting my 3 or 4 new figures per year. I'm honestly ok with it, as it will force me to be that much more choosey (I bit the bullet & got NO mando figures because of price so I've already been practicing my restraint).
Good for you jj, you're stronger than me. I have bought Mando stuff, but at this point I'm basically done with Mando. I will get Boba but that's it. These price increases really do make it easier to drop stuff.

As for those retro 17.99 prices, yes that is hasbro canada gouging run amuck. It's bad enough they often price things at a 50% exchange rate, but 80% was just insane. Sadly for the walmart ESB wave we had no choice. Still waiting for Hasbro to allow online stores to sell that wave like they did the SW wave.

The combination of price increases and hasbro's inability to manage distribution, (or worse, their lack of effort to even try to manage supply), makes quitting more tantalizing than ever before.
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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 12:21:24 PM »

The Retro Mandalorian figures haven't gone up because they were already over priced to begin with.
Been to a few comic book stores where retro figures were only $14.99 over here and in america they are only $9.99usd
So, they were already making $3 extra dollars off each figure.

I agree they are overpriced. The OT waves were almost the same as the US, but Mando had to be more.

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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2021, 02:29:30 PM »

I have been scaling back my 6 inch collecting to offset some of this.
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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2021, 12:22:59 PM »

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Re: These prices... they be going up
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2021, 12:10:06 AM »

This is why I hardly collect anything as of late well that and lack of product period. And now it’s going through a divorce so have to keep funds tight
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