- Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
- Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Blame it on Obama!
Seriously, the namby pamby approach to oil drilling/going environmental is a factor.
Plastics come from petroleum products. If they had started drilling a long time ago, then there would be sources of cheap petrol. Now countries like Venezuela and Iran have a strangle hold in the market coupled with all their saber rattling!
Again, the WH line would be we can't drill our selves out of this mess, but if they had started drilling years ago, then the return on investment would have been felt by now.
And another thing, though the law of supply and demand should theoretically apply (low demand due to a not so cold winter) would have had ample supply, the wise @ss oil companies are now selling the excess to China hence contributing more to the scarcity which leads to even higher prices.
In the end, its all based on gut feelings on how the prices of petrol spike up or down. This are one of the factors that multinational companies like Hasbro have to consider when rolling new plastic based products.
You'd probably be living in Wonderland if you didn't consider this as among the factors that affects our hobby. The cost of producing stuff like this needs electricity, electricity comes from energon and the more......
...electricity comes from generators powered by fossil based products aka oil. The cheapest energy source at present. Well technically nuclear is the cheapest.....but the most riskiest to produce. Wind? Don't get me starting how "cheap" it is to produce a megawatt of electricity..............
Current collection status
Number of TFs: 350 +
Rarest TF: Fortmax,Pretenders Metalhawk,KissPlayers Sparkbots,Tomy FE Optimus Prime, custom E-hobby Orion Pax, MP-01 2004, Classics Ultra Magnus, henkei Convoy + FP Trailer, e-hobby Roadrage,iPod G1 colors Convoy
Latest TF:MP-10 Optimus Prime,Optimus Maximus
Wanted TFs:Abominus, Computron, Road Caesar, Leo Kaizer, G1 Scorponok, G1 dinobots, Grandus
Impossible Dream TFs:Overlord,Galaxyshuttle,Black Zarak, Monstructor or Dinoking