mooncake623 wrote:Shouldn't they be cheaper than that? I thought the whole point of up-sizing these is to make it simpler and cheaper(then normal voyagers)?
Cheaper? Nah, what That Bot said about more profit for lower production cost at the same retail price. It's just following a trend I've seen with, say, that ugly wave of 5-joint Avengers toys that's retailing for about the price super-articulated 3.75" Joe and Marvel Legend figures used to just a few years ago, while the good ones collectors want are going for +$10. The bulk of toy sales are parents who don't know the difference buying for little kids who wouldn't really appreciate intricate detail and articulation anyway, so it's a logical cost-cutting move to offset creeping plastic prices. As long as we can tell the difference, they'll still make enough of what we want.
I am a little confused about these being "new" molds; was someone jumping to conclusions about actual Cyberverse upscaling and retooling before? I was hoping that Commander-to-Voyager trends would give us proper Insecticons, but if these are genuinely new sculpts, I can probably abandon all legal hope and go back to waiting for KO companies to take the hint.