No one should ever have to pay over $25 dollars for a figure
>>9554546are you communist or just retarded?
>>9554546Yep, I get all my figures on sale, even if it's just one dollar off
>>9554546Why is there no government benefit program specifically to subsidize manchildren buying toys bros :-(
>>9554546Inflation. I remember when a TF Deluxe was $6, now it's like $20. It still reminds me why TRU is dead here in the first place and why it's possibly a good thing
>>9554583>now it's like $20I wish. They recently bumped it to 22.
>>9554546There are literally no good figures under 25$ so you're asking for the industry's standards to lower to the point that figures aren't worth buying anymore.>>9554548>communistYou don't know what this word means and you will never know what that word means.
>>9554611>There are literally no good figures under 25$Jakks Sonic and Mario
>>9554611The halo world figures are pretty great, I just wish they came with more weapons. desu thats probably the trade-off
>>9554583that has absolutely nothing to do with toys r us dying
>>9554739No elbows or knees
>>9554546>LOOK HOW POOR I AM!!!
>>9554546Fuck off frogposter.
>>9554546Yeah and nobody should have to pay over .50¢ for a loaf of bread or a gallon of gas yet here we are
>>9554546It's okay my country doesn't use dollars
Six inch fags deserve it to be honest.
>>9554583Toys r us died because of star wars and Disney
>>9554611>There are literally no good figures under 25$Final Faction.
>>9554611>There are literally no good figures under 25$
>>9554546Companies are going bonkers with their price hikes and other tactics. And if they go bankrupt, either the government bails them with our money or Management (who made the horrible decisions) gets a bonus and moves to another company.We should make our own entertainment and toys.
>>9555012Because they're run by QAnon.
>>9555012Don’t be stupid.
>>9554611>i-it's not real coomunisoom
>>9555096Disney killed toys r us while asia still have theirs because they don't kneel to the mouse.
>>9555115NONE now get in the bread line
>>9555053What a cute lil guy.
>>9554546Nobody has to right now.
>>9554546>>9554611>assigning a arbitrary numerical value to items designed to provide joy and wonder.Look at these losers right here. >>9555062That's called Kickstarter.
>>9555127Sorry sir this is /toy/ where we talk about toys.You're looking for>>>/pol/>>9555819No one's assigning anything. He stated that there are not good toys below 25 dollars and he's correct. Wanting all toys to be budget releases for children means the death of good lines like Robot Spirits and SH Figuarts.
>He stated that there are not good toys below 25 dollars and he's correct. Wanting all toys to be budget releases for children means the death of good lines like Robot Spirits and SH Figuarts.
>>He stated that there are not good toys below 25 dollars and he's correct. Wanting all toys to be budget releases for children means the death of good lines like Robot Spirits and SH Figuarts.
>>9554583Deluxes we’re never under $10 outside sales, even in the 90s
>>9556116kidding me anon? in this full blown out and about recession it'd be lucky to even get any more toys with how backed up custom importation is with no nonsense chucklefucks deliberately fucking up the supply chains for our hard earn dollar
lol, poor people.
being able to afford something and not seeing the value in that something is really not that strange.
>>9556145whats strange is chuckle fuck six inch tards thinking 1/12 is all that matters
>>9554546Every toy should cost 1000 dollars.
>>9556108>>9556112Toy Biz was able to make high quality and highly poseable figures being sold around 7-10 bucks
>>9556427Their low prices is why they went bankrupt, chucklefuck.
>>9556112regret not getting these
>>9556433https://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-toysanta/g-4iqu000s4b-007/1 full set of the 2nd wave available right now.
>>955642718" Spiderman sold for $25 back in 2004, which would be about $40 in today's money.
>>9554546I got mine for free. It was a birthday gift. I kept this toy even though I forgot about it since 2011. During the rocky days of /v/ when /v/ was good. We didn't know how long it would last but I feel like a part of me is here with me now.
>>9556497If that was made today it's safe to say it'd be at least $100. Weren't those 12" ML $60 a few years ago?
>>9556071Robot spirits are way over priced honestly and I own a bunch of them
>>9556649>Robot spirits are way over priced honestlyWhat adult collectible isn't nowadays?
>>9554546i agree, anon. i did just spend 70 dollars on a veritech though.
>>9556649The price has increased with the engineering and accessories. Although I could do with dropping the ugly effect parts to reduce costs.
>>9554611Go to flea markets more.
>>9554546Scarcity exists. People want thing made in the past when they had no money or weren't even born. They must pay latecomer tax.
>>9557533Never seen import figures at Flea Markets. Mostly vintage Disney and Star Wars. People in Flea Markets always price their figures in an attempt to profit anyway so good figures would still be sold for a premium unless somehow, for some reason, some crusty old out of touch idiot got a hold of a bunch of imports and sold them for American toy prices instead of looking them up online.
>>9556505They were $50 but they got slashed in price almost immediately to $13 each because no one was buying them.
>>9556497>>9556505>>9558567These guys were $70, i thought.1/3rd of the articulation of that SpiderMan and half assed paint apps.They re-released it for like $120, but it came with a Wolverine ML.
>>9556116Never mind, i remembered Scouts then.https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Size_class#CybertronBut i will never forget the week where Walmart was selling TFA Deluxes for $8.88. definitely the last time they had these crazy prices, like $4.44 for 2003 TMNT basics, or a quarter for a can of store-brand soda
>>9558873>>9554785The Mario line does, and any Sonic but the anthromorphs have them too. also sorry you missed Playmates' Ben 10 and Power Players lines
>>9554774>oh nooo they charge 2$ mooore waaaaah!!!!
>>9558796I was talking about the 12” Legends line from 2015-2016. They only made a few characters (Spidey, Iron Man, Cap, Deadpool, Thor, Hulk, Wolverine, movie BP, Daredevil, Symbiote Spidey, and then two DP variants)This is one of the big figs from the Marvel Universe line. Hence why they didn’t go crazy on articulation I’m guessing. The people buying it we’re buying 3 3/4”.
>>9554546You should stick to funkos then op.
>>9559450you spelled it wrong. switch the n and k around
>>9554546No one should ever have to pay more than $2500 for a vehicle.
>>9559913>he thought this was a good analogy
>>9556503But anon, /v/ was never good.
>>9555062Let's do it! I would like to start some new systems that are for the people made by the people
>>9554546Just sold a 1 inch tall minifigure robot for $700. Just bought a $900 old diaclone. Just pre ordered $1000 worth of acid rain and joytoy Warhammer stuff. Just entered a lottery for a $1200 sofubi. Stay poor faggots.
>>9554546Then why post capitalistshill frog when you make a comment like that?
>>9568744Just bought a 25 cent ninja from the vending machine. Just bought a $5 thrift shop baggie of half broken 90's toys. Just preordered $50 of MOTU Origins figures. Just went to dollar tree and got $15 of Final faction figuresHave fun bro.
>>9554546Stuff is getting prohibitively expensive. Not on a affordability stance, but on sheer principal. I've been looking forward to the Neca Warrior Predator and see it now costs $41. Seems like just yesterday these things cost $22. Same thing with X-Pus kaiju and most chogokins. I enjoy the hobby but am coming close the point of stopping because I feel foolish paying such absurd prices on toys.
>>9570299so what will be the endgame here? Toys going to be a hobby for rich people only? I don't see them going down in price ever, nothing does.Or they going back to more basic toys? 5poa going for $20 for example.What's going on here?
>>9570299>Not on a affordability stanceIt is for a lot of people too though, especially with Covid making every thing inflated and absurd fucking rent prices nowadays. Harder to justify $100 on a toy robot when I'm paying more for food and gas
>>9570375As with most luxuries like having a hobby, it does seem that is the endgame which in itself is stupid. I doubt many in the $500k+ p/y bracket are interested in in this stuff.>>9570384I agree. I just wanted to point out that these asinine price increases are affecting both those that cant and can afford these items.
>>9555053How do I get them in the USA?!?I want the hornet so badly
>>9557533>>9557583Can you get okay dinosaurs and stuff at a flea market?
>>9568441God loves you, Diosoth.
>>9554546You don't. Final Faction is $1 per figure, and there are many figures in the $15 range. If you want better ones that's up to you to pay the extra.
>>9570394>affecting both those that cant and can afford these items.I'm being paid fairly well now and yet I still cringe at prices nowadays. I recently did a bunch of army building with Valaverse and Joes and I'm probably not going to drop any more cash after dropping over 5k on an army. But that said I don't think I will be collecting for much longer if prices go up, it just keeps getting worse as time goes on and I don't feel it's worth the cost.
>>9573824Captain Planet and Winnie the Pooh love you, Cletus.
>>9574358Well anon,in these troubled times with rising costs,global warming causing mass flooding world wide,I'd say its best to retire entirely and just pack it on up selling all the loose junk at a loss while only using BBTS from now on,your one stop shop for all things 1/12 scale.
>>9574392Did you dislocate your arm reaching that hard kiddo?
>>9574396Did you get a massive boner when your readily supplied Valaverse figures showed up on your doorstep, releasing an orgasmic euphoric moment of all things 1/12?
>>9574400I feel so bad for you scalefags. Life must be an unending journey of strife.
>>9574404I feel bad for 1/12 collectors doing nothing but waiting and missing out on every other kind of toy.
>>9574410>Waaaah, no u
>>9574416>waaaah, why isn't this six inch???
>>9574420>STOP LIKEING 1/12, WAAAAAAAH
>>95744267 inch figgers have more detail than 6 inch figgers because the bigger the toy the more detail it can have
>>9574437Ok, so why are you crying like a bitch about it? It has nothing to do with the conversation at hand and makes you sound petty.
>>9574443>why act so childish on a man baby forum for children's toys?
>>9574447>I can act like a cunt taking a thread off topic because I'm childish in a toy thread
>>9574451>WAAAH WHY DO I HAVE TO PLAY $25 FOR A HASBLOW WAAAH THE PRCE HIKES ISNT FAIR THOSE BUGMEN STOLE OUR JOBS
>>9574456>STOP BUYING TOYS I DONT LIEK
>>9574459>WAAAH $25 IS TOO MUCH I EARN $15 AN HOUR FOR FLIPPING MCBURGERS AT MCDONALD AND DESERVE MORE WAAAH
>>9574463.Please My frail heart cant take you likeing a toy I dislike, I'm going to be a sad cunt till you stop.
>>9574420>Dont you want meme character to army build, wawawawawa
God this board sucks so much ass now.How does a niche hobby like toy collecting attract so many /v/-tier underage trolls?
>>9554546so you think fucking Hot Toys should be 24.99
>>9574945If it's any better, the majority of shitposts are by two people who probably have no jobs and spend way too much time here
>>9574945It's every board, people are much more aggressive and cagey nowadays
>>9575024I blame the whole 4chan "culture" excuse. Sure it's the norm for 4chan to be aggressive, but that doesn't mean you don't have mental problems if you're getting suddenly angry and shouting nigger at somebody who disagreed about a chinese cartoon on the internet. Like calm down, dude
>>9556427tourist here and I'm impressed by that articulation. Yeah, it makes it look ugly, but the range of motion is cool and those are some definite spidey poses in the little pics on the box.
>>9575020I know people who have full-time jobs and spend all day doing this and reddit, both will use the "le reddit bad" insult as well. This place has gotten far worse over the years I have been on. Honestly, I get more of a /tv/ or /lit/ feel of how people look down on shit, like who cares what scale something is in, what the toy is from, who you fucking buy it from, someone will spaz like chimps.I used to think it was people being the stupidest fucker in the thread so they become infamous like how several /b/ threads over the years, or their dumb antics/nicknames will stick like that guy in the marvel thread who keeps harping on some anon trying to get his insult coined.
>>9575805Maybe go look at actually good spidey figures, you'll be much less impressed by very basic articulation like that.
>>9575074I mean yeah that much is obvious. As has been pointed out a lot on this board the site traffic skyrocketed in 2014-2016 when it got mainstream attention from racists and edgelords that saw it as a safehaven for being shitbags. Then the whole "4chan is for edgelords to post edgelord shit" perception became a self-fullfilling prophecy when all the newfags and phoneposters started trying to fit in.
>>9576981No offense but you're definitely a newfag. My complaint existed way before 2014 and the common usage of smartphones.
>>9577357It's pretty common historical revisionism.
>>9559079I see those at Walgreens stores and CVS' for like $10.
>>9554546>N crap ain't worth 20
>>9576981I honestly blame third worlders, because there's so many ESL posters today than there were 10 years ago.We already had a sizable group of foreigners, but there were far more westerners who understood western culture, western markets, and western memes.Now we have dozens of posters who are completely clueless of some basic shit and misunderstanding common phrases. They take things way too literal.It's either that or there's far more children posting today who barely remember the world pre-plague.Nevermind the locality and community we used to have. I used to be able to post a couple of things i saw on the "hunt" and someone would be able to figure out what city and stores i went to just from that.I could attribute that to just the fact that threads today are moving so fast, but it's not actually that much faster and other faster boards that are more western interest in general are still are able to pin point me.
>>9577666>because there's so many ESL posters today than there were 10 years ago.Speaking about yourself, ESL-kun?
>>9577014Not debatable.>>9577357Been here since 2009, fuck off. People trying too hard to "fit in" has been a thing since the dawn of this site but there's a huge difference between a handful of overly angry tards and the massive wave of edgy mentally-underdeveloped normalfags that have flooded the site.
>>9579084Oh nice you have a chart that has literally nothing to do with the topic of board culture and is about as useful as "dude just trust me."
>>9579084go back to twitter, diosoth
>>9579084Nah, /toy/ was always shit. I remember people complaining about the same exact thing way back in 2012 or so.I love this fucking scapegoat of "dumb phone posters" when in reality, they tend to overlap with those who own a desktop. Of course there's going to be more people posting with a phone in 2016 compared to 2013, and that's because it's becoming more normalized to own a smartphone. Traffic probably did increase, but it's most likely on boards like /pol/ due to whatever dumb shit they've done at the time that gave them media attention. Many other boards are the same speed as ever
>>9580331>>9580383>>9580402What a coincidence that all these cope posts come in rapid succession. :)
for $25 you could buy a nice loaf of bread and some quality roast beef, which you will enjoy alot more.
>>9580528>rapid successionMight want to look at the timestamps again
>>9580735I know you're new on /toy/ but this is a slow board, buddy.
>>9580528Oh god, here's where we do the "multiple people disagree with me so they must be the same person" cope.
>>9580825>I-I'm not coping y-you're coping!Yawn. Go charge your phone.
>>9580745I'm sorry you do not have an actual response without having to resort to the "samefag" card>type this post on desktop>go and lay on my mattress to jack off or something>decide to stay comfy in bed and call somebody a fag on 4chan using a smartphone>according to your big brain """logic""", this is considered the traffic of two separate users
>>9580908Epic! Have an upvote my good sir! *Tips Boba Fett fedora*>>9580925I'm sorry you're so embedded in wasting your time arguing on 4chan you think everyone owes you an "actual response" to you crying about facts you dislike.
>>9581400Do you always project like this or is it only when you have reddit withdrawal?
>>9581400Trying too hard