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SAGA price hike?
« on: November 21, 2005, 03:50 PM »
Anyone think they will jump up to around $6.00 instead of the $5.00 we are used to with ROTS (and most prior lines)?

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005, 03:58 PM »
Well, I've justed started collecting with the Revenge of the Sith toyline so I cannot give you an "educated" answer. However, considering that there will be no movies driving the line Hasbro will probably raise the price of their figures simply to earn a reasonable profit.
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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 04:27 PM »
Like with everything else right now, I am sure that the prices will list at $6.99 since the ROTS are listed usually at $5.88 or $5.99 depending on the store. The $4.97 or so price that we see now is an adjustment.
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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 05:08 PM »
Like with everything else right now, I am sure that the prices will list at $6.99 since the ROTS are listed usually at $5.88 or $5.99 depending on the store. The $4.97 or so price that we see now is an adjustment.

Yeah, I'd guess that the $6 price is probably going to be the start price.

I think the reason that Wal-Mart and Target can charge less ($4.79) is due to volume.  In other words, if Wal-Mart and Target are still ordering (and then selling) tons of figures, the price will stay low.

If the sales droop because it's a non-movie, non-TV year then you'll probaly see the $5.50-$6.00 range again.   :-\
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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005, 05:26 PM »
$6.99?  Let's hope not... but I do think we'll see Walmart back up to $5.88 with SAGA, and Target around that price.  TRU could hit $6.99 though, but God I hope not.

I just can't stomach 7 bucks a figure... I'd still collect, but I would not buy as much fodder and extras for customs.   Plus sales would dwindle a lot.  The hardcore collectors will stay in it, but moms aren't going to want to buy junior that Barada or Riekken for that much as often.  An extra $2.00 adds up quickly.

Hopefully though, with the TV series, we'll still see quantity on the shelves (and quality too) which should help keep prices in check.

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005, 07:20 PM »
Either way, it's still cheaper than the 7.99 I paid in NYC for the E1 figures the day they hit!  And, yes, I think they'll go up a buck.  This seems to have been the case in the past.
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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2005, 12:52 AM »
Insert standard Canadian whine where retail varies from $7.97-9.99 plus 14% taxes. 

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2005, 09:23 AM »
I think the price will go up as well. However, with less volume than the ROTS line, I'll still not be spending as much cash. 8)
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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2005, 01:10 PM »
Yeah, undoubtedly it will go up and the retailers will scratch their heads wondering why the SW product is not moving as fast and say "Ohhhh, see that SW stuff nobody buys any of that anymore.  Just leave that stuff on the pegs for a year and not order anymore."  LOL! 

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2005, 03:05 PM »
It will go up but if you think about it you're spending that extra buck on the "Hologram Figure." 

Although I really like getting 4 figures for just above $20 though. 

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2005, 03:07 PM »
It would be really nice to see things stay at the $5-ish range for next year, but I sort of expect us to be back around $6 or so.  I can deal with that, but when it gets above that and up to $7-8, that starts getting a little too pricey.  I kind of think we'll see a new pricepoint after the holiday clearances and the 2006 reset in the toy aisles, and hopefully it will stay below $6.

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2005, 08:18 PM »
non-movie year = higher prices.

I think Hasbro has proven this to be the case time and time.

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2005, 09:20 PM »
Insert standard Canadian whine where retail varies from $7.97-9.99 plus 14% taxes. 

Carry on.

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2005, 02:12 PM »
Insert standard Canadian whine where retail varies from $7.97-9.99 plus 14% taxes. 

Carry on.

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Re: SAGA price hike?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2005, 06:17 PM »
non-movie year = higher prices.

I think Hasbro has proven this to be the case time and time./quote]

Not necessarilly...  E1's movie year saw the biggest price jump.  That carried over into Power of the Jedi, but only briefly as then the figures came back down to $5.99 and even $4.99-ish.

Saga saw more of a shift to the $4.99 if I recall, but didn't they first arrive at $5.99 till "price adjustment" started between the competing retailers?  I forget now it's been a little while.

There was some price fluctuations but ROTS started at $5.99 which was fine enough...  Jumping to $6.99 is going to sting if that is the case, and definitely will have a negative affect on how much I buy, and what I buy...  I'll pass on things like Hoth R2-D2 whereas I MIGHT have bought one otherwise.

I think what we'll see is perhaps an increase, but then a leveling out to the $5.99 (or even lower depending how competitive the line still remains at retail) by retailers.
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