Megazarak wrote:Hopefully it isn't too much more in Canada (I vaguely remember someone saying that he would be $99.99 in Canada a long time ago though). I'd like to get him (and probably Thundercracker too), but he's pretty expensive. Honestly I would have been perfectly happy if they didn't include the trailer, maybe added a little something like Rodimus's Targetmaster, and knocked the price down a bit. I've been lucky so far and got both Grimlock and Rodimus at 40% off, so hopefully I'll be lucky again. That'd take some of the sting off that fat price tag.
I have to be brutally honest here...
This is an affordable and attractive price. The TakaraTomy version easily goes for $250.00, before shipping. We're getting this for $100.00 plus tax. That's less than half of what TakaraTomy wants for it.
Plus, a large number of fans and collectors have wanted Hasbro to give us a trailer. It's something we've wanted, for years. The majority want and desire it and it's a ridiculously good price.
I don't understand why now, when we finally have been given what we've asked for, no one seems to want to pay for it. Everyone wants it cheaper, or wants it at a discount.
Hasbro sees posts like this and rethink their future steps. If this Optimus doesn't sell well, we can pretty much say goodbye to what we want in the future. If they give us what we want now and it doesn't sell and people complain, they'll just ignore us and go for the cheapest option, always, in the future.
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." The many still want a trailer. The many still want a nicely priced figure. This time, we're getting what we want and we should be thankful.
I'm sorry if that sounds harsh, I don't mean it to, but posts complaining the price help no one. No one.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.