@ K Maximus
Good that you got my point. ( I hope) 'cause none of my bloviating was per se, directed at a particular person but at the tendency in general of some collectors to slam some releases over some minute issues that makes it so irrelevant.
Trust me. I do relate with how you feel. I am being extremely frugal with my collection because my plans require it. And I remember when I was debating about purchasing Dai Atlas, I read up on the reviews just to get an idea what to expect. However, while I did find some rock solid reviews, they were overshadowed by the same complaint: "They did not bother giving it a new head-sculpt."
I mean... Really? That is like saying Henkei! Strafe (which I also own, and may get his own category) is not worth buying because he is a redeco of Cyclonus. Or "2010" Predaking (ditto) is not worth getting because they swapped the yellow for gold. So stuff like that has me say to others: "You don't like it? Then just say why you will not buy it, and allow others to say why they will but it."
fenrir72 wrote:Before ending this, also the factor of price. MP-10 would make a prime example (pardon the pun). The Takara Tomy version IS indeed expensive. Hasbro is going to release a "cheaper" version, and yet we still hear complaints that it is still TOO expensive. WTF? You can't have your cake and eat it too right? If you cut the cost, expect to cut the content right?
Yup. For me, because I started at the end of 2011, is not cost but availability. So when I hear people bicker about the price of an item, what they want to pay, and more, I am thinking "Hey! If I want to get the pieces that I want, I have to pay 3-4 times one piece is worth, and at least twice another is!" Because what I want is not based on increase of pay that is tied to this economy... But rather supply and demand.
Plus, yes... If they want it cheap, they should buy it loose or ask for a bare-bones version. Otherwise, they need to suck it up and allow these companies to pay everyone that works for them in some way.
fenrir72 wrote:So the complaint about the price of UM, well the price ain't not too far from the henkei iirc. heck now, in the secondary market, henkei Convoy costs like Y 9,000 MISB.
Yup. And speaking of the Henkei! line... Unless a miracle happens and they reissue the piece I want, I may have to skip out on getting Skyfire. Because over here, the secondary market has him at $150-$250US (MISB, possible C-9+ packaging)... And he is the only non-reissue piece I needed, as I have Dark Skyfire.