Yakface is reporting a $2-$3 increase for TBS 4" figures... Which really isn't a rumor because Imperial Holocron saw it at a local Target and posted it via Twitter.
Target's goofy like that of course so who knows... I think $10-ish has become an obvious threshold for the line where stuff doesn't really sell too well, so I can't fathom the logic in a price hike. The irony? Wasn't it always oil prices that justified the price jumps?
So here's the price hike issue looming once more, and this one's seemingly quite a gouge rather than anything remotely close to incremental.
If figures came with some really cool collector-focused goofy **** that collectors always say they want but rarely pony up to pay for, I'd be ok (I think?) with that. Tables, chairs, boxes, mini-environment stands... that kinda junk. Oh yeah, and GOOD paint apps and articulation, of course. Somehow I think if the hikes are here to stick and are going to be across the board at all retailers, I doubt Hasbro beefs up quality to the old levels or packs in greatness like 2007 (or better than 2007, which I think is justified for $13).
I'd almost forgotten what it was to actually be annoyed about Star Wars toys, it's been that long since I gave a ****.