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Isn't this too much?Commentaires • Isn't this too much?

  • 5pt
    Figures are getting a bit more expensive, but many things are.

    On the other hand prize figure quality is getting alot better, and there are some less expensive figures out there if you are looking.

    This figure in particular I would agree 152$ is a bit much, but if we don't include shipping (which I probably wouldn't in price/value range) 15,278 yen is not 152, it's more like 140. Still a bit much for the quality in my opinion; but not as bad.

    At least shes not one of the newer Fate/GO figures that are asking for quite a bit more.
    Il y a 3 mois
    31pt
    Jenthehen Otaku at Law
    Act (Il y a 3 mois) #48119905Stop preordering. Seriously, if the community actually stopped preordering at these prices they would go down. These are massive multinational companies; they're going to manufacture a minimum amount regardless, there's zero risk Goodsmile only make 8 of the next Miku. You'll get it anyway.
    Companies shouldn't take advantage of consumers like this but they do, and given that, it's on us to make them change. It's the same thing that's going on in the gaming industry. Stop. Preordering.


    We international fans are only a drop in the bucket, though - it would take the Japanese market pushing back on these high price-points.

    I guess I've just accepted that this is the new normal and so long as the yen doesn't shoot up over the dollar, I don't mind. It really is an unnecessary luxury hobby in a way and the value of the goods is subjective.

    I do notice that the smaller companies who release smaller runs of more niche figures tend to have higher prices even if the quality isn't as high as Alter, GoodSmile, etc. Companies like Koto have the resources to churn out figures at a lower price whereas some of the companies with far fewer figures being released just don't.
    Il y a 3 mois
    9pt
    FigyourEd (Il y a 3 mois) #48119535Figures in general have skyrocketed over the past couple years where 1/8 scales are pushing the 1/7 and 1/6 scale price range of yesteryear. Compound that with the rising cost of shipping.
    No, I do not think it's reasonable but they get away with it because what are you going to do? Stop collecting?


    Stop preordering. Seriously, if the community actually stopped preordering at these prices they would go down. These are massive multinational companies; they're going to manufacture a minimum amount regardless, there's zero risk Goodsmile only make 8 of the next Miku. You'll get it anyway.

    Companies shouldn't take advantage of consumers like this but they do, and given that, it's on us to make them change. It's the same thing that's going on in the gaming industry. Stop. Preordering.
    Il y a 3 mois
    3pt
    Figures in general have skyrocketed over the past couple years where 1/8 scales are pushing the 1/7 and 1/6 scale price range of yesteryear. Compound that with the rising cost of shipping.

    No, I do not think it's reasonable but they get away with it because what are you going to do? Stop collecting?
    Il y a 3 mois
    6pt
    Clearly not. Not reasonable and in the same way not really acceptable to have to pay so much for the simple "limited" reason.
    The quality has to justify the price and in this case ,even if it is pretty figure, this is not justify.
    For more or less its price we have ITEM #742658
    So it is not serious with fans
    I think you can feel my disappointment about this figure xD,i waited this figure so badly and, then there was the price...
    Il y a 3 mois
    14pt
    Panda_Chan Impey's Princess
    Figures from Love Live! Sunshine!! are so damn overpriced and plain...
    Il y a 3 mois
    11pt
    Yes I do feel this particular figure is too much. Especially when you consider ITEM #645454 is significantly cheaper
    Il y a 3 mois
    11pt
    Nearly every llsif from the 'with fans' have been scam-like overpriced prize figures.

    Feels like they're only acceptable because there's so little aquors stuff.. I'm really unhappy with this line myself :/

    Also I don't think we owe these companies 'no offense'. I see this about alter a lot. We cough up a lot of money for these products and I think we're entitled to critique when the items are substandard.
    Il y a 3 mois
    8pt
    That base looks...really shoddy. Was there really no other way to make it stand out than to have the pool edge floating on cheap, clear blue plastic?

    Then again I've ordered ITEM #713431 Ash Lynx by Megahouse for 14.040¥ despite his melted hands because as of right now I'm kind of at the mercy of Banana Fish. (Also this Ash has an awesome expression plus cool guns.) This series is older than me and yet I'm clinging to it like an overbearing mom haha...
    Il y a 3 mois
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