Counterpunch wrote:emeraldbeacon wrote:I think it's speculation on resale values, given the rather high prices for 2007 pieces. Last year's set, though, presented an opportunity to finish off the set of Decepticon Jets (something that wasn't available outside of ebay since the mid eighties). That fact alone, IMHO, is what drove last year's prices through the roof... and that is what is going to make this year's set sell out very, very quickly.
The problem (or good thing, depending on your perspective) is, if this year's figures aren't as well-received, then all of the speculators will find themselves eventually selling for a loss... although the bargain hunters might get the set for far less than usual.
Dude, nothing with the words 'Transformers', 'BotCon', and 'Exclusive' all together, EVER sells for a loss.zemper wrote:Autobot Optimus Prime wrote:Just proves: For every serving of repainted plastic diarrhea that is produced, there are fans ready to eat it up.
QFT, and this is so sig-worthy.
No, it's not.
What I dislike in large amounts is the fact that people are free to go about saying shit like that, essentially insulting people who enjoy collecting all that Transformers has to offer while giving off an attitude of misdirected superiority.
What if I went around spouting off about how people who hate on repaints were probably too poor to afford them? Would it be cool if I went about hating on those who have to carefully choose which paint deco of a toy they were going to spend their money on?
No. It wouldn't. I don’t intend to, nor do I think like that, but if the discussion is going to go that direction, be ready for the likely response.
So unless someone can point to a way in which the repaints and retools offered up in later runs of Transformer lines are inferior, try to keep your slack-jawed, uninformed ignorance on the cuff.
I will be right next to him saying it in a little more PC way, but yeah, I agree with CP's thoughts here.
Stop degrading people for buying a loose set too.