The higher price appears to be just normal adjustment for inflation. FoC Deluxes are really only a little more expensive than BW Deluxes.
www.usinflationcalculator.com wrote:If in 1996 I purchased an item for $9.99 then in 2012 that same item would cost: $14.61
Still, I'm being a bit more deliberate with my purchases.
Sucks that quality is coincidentally going down at the same time. Not sure what's causing that.
Actual products are pretty interesting. Looking forward to the likes of G2 Bruticus, Kreon Microchangers/Combiners, FoC Shockwave, Prime Rumble, and Thundertron. Heck, just look at all the love Decepticons are getting in FoC and Kre-O! So happy to be a
fan right now.Constant comparisons to 3rd party are beyond annoying and quite frankly unfair, especially this "you can't like Hasbro's wares because 3rd Parties do it better" nonsense. I don't care how good they are, I cannot justify spending all that money on them. Even if they ever go beyond just pleasing the G1 crowd...
Distribution is the real buzz-kill. I can't even humor myself by looking at TF toys I have no interest in getting. As much as I look forward to Prime Rumble, the fact that finding something besides Bumblebee is "a good day" has me rather worried as to how to actually get
Outside of Prime looks to be (thankfully) void of BBs, so that's a plus. Still scratching my head at FoC's release schedule, though: Wave 1 - August; Wave 2 - October; everything else - January