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Re: TVC will fail...
« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2010, 02:17 AM »
BTW - TVC will fail...at TRU for $10.99 each!

If Hasbro does keep pricing a collector-focused line so highly, then it just threatens the line even more so. I could never swallow the idea of TVC being $7.99 at Target, so $10.99 is just straight-up ridiculous. If TCW figures were priced around that $10.99 range, they would probably still sell the same due to their kid-friendly focus.

As someone mentioned above, TAC seems to be one of the best lines Hasbro has ever done so far. There was a perfect balance of key/obscure characters. The packaging was colorful and made the line stand apart on the shelves. Towards the end of its run Legacy became too collector-focused, and TVC is doing pretty well at balancing character selections. By looking at TVC 2011 Wave 1, however, I bet there will be plenty of pegwarming from that wave.
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Re: TVC will fail...
« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2010, 02:49 AM »
Well, that's not Hasbro so much as it's Toys R Us jacking their prices.  Hasbro set the $7.99 MSRP and TRU is just ignoring it.  Hasbro's hands are tied as to what the retailers decide to jack prices up to though.
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Re: TVC will fail...
« Reply #77 on: December 18, 2010, 03:39 PM »
Well, that's not Hasbro so much as it's Toys R Us jacking their prices.  Hasbro set the $7.99 MSRP and TRU is just ignoring it.  Hasbro's hands are tied as to what the retailers decide to jack prices up to though.

Yeah, true. I wonder if TRU will lower the prices after the holidays - maybe it's a master strategy, to jack up the prices, get plenty of casual buyers during the holidays, and then lower the prices after the Christmas season is over. ???
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