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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2009, 12:39 PM »
It looks great.  At $40, or even $45 I would have bit.  But $60 is obscene, especially in this economy.  There is no justification for it.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2009, 08:14 PM »
Mikey likes........just not $60 likes.  I made the decision to stop being a Hasbro whore before all of these insane price hikes.  Just hoping I can hold true to that.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2009, 11:00 PM »
Looks like a great toy.  I gues 60.00 is the new 40.00.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2009, 01:24 AM »
I can't personally tell if the scale's right on that or not...  If it is, I'll probably bite.  It certainly looks pretty enough...  At the price though, without perfection, I won't be buying I'm afraid. 
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2009, 09:16 AM »
Like the rest of you, I think it looks really spiffy - but at $60, I'm not sure if I'll bite or not either.  Hopefully it has lights/sounds or something else to justify the pricepoint a little more, but considering the ships we've gotten before at $30-$35 (OT Y-Wing, ARC, etc.) I just don't know about this $60 level.  It does look really well done though otherwise.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2009, 11:22 AM »
Gotta agree. It all looks great.  But, I'm getting priced right out the store.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2009, 11:51 AM »
This assortment (Y-Wing, ARC-170) should be no more than $39.99.  It's going to fail at $59.99.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2009, 03:29 PM »
I"ll have to add to the voices of dissent here. I very much wanted this, but that price will keep me from buying. Not more than $40 Hasbro and even that is a little to high.

I think this should be in the $30-35 range. Include an astromech, add $5.

I'll wait for a clearance price on this. If I miss the chance, so be it. Hasbro needs to realize the economic times right now. Oil is down to it's lowest costs in many years. The economy is in a freefall. Now is NOT the time to be doubling the prices of toys. The toy market in general is one of the markets that suffers from recessions.
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2009, 03:49 PM »
I think ruiner has the right idea.  A $39.99 pricepoint for this assortment would be more in line.  I mean, from what we've seen, these vehicles (the ARC in particular) are not "double" the size/value of the starfighter assortment - and those run $20 to $25.  Even if you only double that price, you come up with $50 - and that is even too high.  It will be interesting to see what the breaking point will be for collectors - which it seems like we've been saying a lot lately.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2009, 09:57 PM »
I can't believe that the price has to DOUBLE in just four years.

Wasn't the original ROTS ARC-170 $29.99 back in 2005?

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2009, 11:02 PM »
Yes, that was the pricing on the ARC-170 during the ROTS days.  I picked mine up at Costco where it came packaged with 4 figures (Clone Pilot, 2 Clone Troopers, and an R2 Unit), and that was also $30 if I remember correctly.  What a deal considering now.   :-\

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2009, 08:36 AM »
Yeah, I'm so glad that I picked one up during the ROTS days (and it was tough to find around here at the time).  I remember being hesitant since I had spent so much on figures and other stuff during the whole Midnight Madness thing, but I found one at Target the next morning and decided to grab it.  I don't know that I saw another one in ROTS packaging here after that.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2009, 09:06 AM »
The Gunship was a great piece at $29.99 as well.

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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2009, 10:38 AM »
How much will the next TRU Gunship cost?  $150
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Re: Y-Wing Bomber - Good Idea, or Great Idea?
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2009, 01:09 PM »
I want that Y wing a whole lot, but unless I win the lottery soon I just don't see how I can buy high price point items and still be buying all the basic figs at the same time. This really sucks. I am going to be passing on a lot this year.
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