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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Reply #45 on: January 4, 2017, 07:36 PM »
I'm instantly out at that price, as I expect a lot of folks will be. I understand the collector logic to rationalize the value, it just doesn't work for me at that $ threshold sadly. Sure does look like a fine effort though.  :(
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Reply #46 on: January 4, 2017, 08:15 PM »
It's like the AT-ACT and Legacy AT-AT being compared.  It's just a completely different time to be a toy collector...  Hiya does very nice sculpting, hyper details, hyper articulation, superb paint apps.  But figures are $24, the Power Loader is around $100 and not terribly larger than a figure...  So I was kind of expecting $250.  I think I guessed that price actually, so I can't say it's shocking me at all.  And given what the prototype looked like, that it's a full detailed interior with access to 100% of it, it fits all the marines you could from the movie, it lights up multiple ways...  I'm not disappointed I guess? 

I mean I've bought cars for just 50% more of the price of this thing, so that's kinda funny, but at the same time I love Aliens...  The price sucks, but I'm up for one if not two of these at full price.  And up till Hiya, the only 1/18 Aliens line that was any good (poseable anyway) was the Hot Toys Snap Kits which spiked in price since they went out of production...  So I'm cool (enough) with this, barring something needing me not to be, from a financial POV. 

And the Aliens figures are selling out on a lot of the sites they're on.  I was told this only is happening because the Loader did well too out the gate apparently despite the price being kind of absurd.  People said the same thing on the Power Loader, that it was too much money for something that small, and nobody would buy it...  Apparently it's sold rather briskly.  But this isn't something meant to sell 10,000 units either, like a Hasbro toy, so the market's definitely smaller.

If this does well enough to justify it, they're already prototyping a dropship to see about feasibility of that...  $250 may seem cheap compared to what that costs.  :-\  That'll be one I have to really debate if I can justify the $ there.  I cannot imagine it for under $500.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Reply #47 on: January 4, 2017, 11:07 PM »
The price is pretty reasonable compared to other collectibles with significant design and detailing.  Masterpiece Transformers can be in the $200 range and Sideshow/Hot Toys 12" figures are $250ish.  These are definitely targeting hard core collectors, not casual fans or kids.  Personally, if I was collecting the figures I'd be all over this.  I have a cheap GI Joe vehicle sitting where this would be in my Funko display shelf though and I think it'd be odd to have something this detailed with the basic reaction figures.  It's a really nice piece though - I hope it sells well.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Reply #48 on: January 4, 2017, 11:48 PM »
I have some of the Aliens reaction figures...  I liked the space suited ones for customizing, and the others I just kinda wanted because Alien never got its due in toy form really (at least in 4" scale) ever, and I've not heard much about it getting its due anytime soon either.  Hiya's licensing is weird because it's somehow got an OK I guess from what I heard, to work on Aliens stuff (not just the A:CM), but I've not heard them being able to do anything with Alien itself...  or I'd wish for that stuff with articulation too.

But yeah, the Power Loader next to the Funko guys, it doesn't jive at all...  Oddly though, it looks really cool with some Imperial Tech trying to use it to stack cargo in a hastily made hangar bay. :)

Prices suck though, no argument here...  I'm just glad I've found something to enjoy since my Star Wars spending is very low compared to past years.  I want to buy more Star Wars, I just don't, and I don't foresee the glory days coming back either.  Times are a changin' and such.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Reply #49 on: January 5, 2017, 10:19 AM »
I hear that.  I've redirected my collecting budget to Masterpiece Transformers, but those can range from $60 to $200 a pop.  I think I'm nearing the end of that collection as my shelf space is almost used up and most of the core figures I really want have been made by Hasbro or a third party.  Probably for the best as it feels like SW merchandise is going to start creeping up there again with a new movie every year...
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Reply #50 on: January 5, 2017, 09:18 PM »
I've seen some of the Transformer stuff out there and it's insane...  Really detailed stuff.

I'm glad Star Wars has at least some decent stuff as it limps along, and I'm fine with it as it is I guess.  I just would love to have gotten like Han in his TFA outfit that he wore 90% of the movie, but articulated, and some other stuff...  Hurt more with Rogue One.  I would've loved to have had a shot at all the Rogues, some of the Rebel Troopers & officers & pilots...  Just good versions of more would've been nice.  The 5POA just will never resonate with me, and I'll just customize it some.  :-\

The Acid Rain line gets a ton of my $, and I've learned my lesson to pre-order as soon as it comes out, and not piss around.  ::)  I missed their SDCC exclusive this year too, and that's killing me.  Prices after the show were immediately insane and never came back.  Bah.

But what they do, I like, and it works in Star Wars dios and stuff to me...  I think without some crossover, I'm not into it then.
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